Sometimes I feel like Asbury Park has become one big Bruce gift shop — but Bruce-mania is upstaged by another Asbury celeb.
Tillie has managed to put his face on literally EVERYTHING. Some things are expected, like postcards or framed photos of the Wonderbar, but there is plenty of evidence supporting my theory that too many people are trying to get a piece of the Tillie-pie.
Here are some of my favorites:
At first, this gave me a bowling-team vibe, which would be kind of funny I guess, but this is wildly inappropriate for any other setting.
Nothin’ like starting the day with some coffee with Tillie. There are actually quite a few variations, but this one wins because its carved in the ceramic, which is somewhat out of control.
Get the whole family outfitted in Tillie, even your dog!
Slap these guys on your Herschel backpack so everyone knows how cool you are.
Not only is it a zombie Tillie but it’s bedazzled. I can’t make this up. There are also bedazzled Tillies that aren’t monsters, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Not sure I want his creepy face staring at me during bathroom-time, but I do support clean hands.
Not looking to spend too much? How about some Tillie stickers? Pirate Tillie? Tille jewelry? Jersey Tillie?
Tillie scarf. So in.
You know where else Tillie belongs? On your Christmas tree. Or Hanukkah bush. Tillie is non-denominational.
This makes me upset.
By the looks of it Tillie, I don’t think you’re going anywhere.