"U.S. Department of Homeland Stupidity," said one shirt. "The NSA: The only part of government that actually listens," read another.
Of course, it was only a matter of time before the Department of Homeland Security and the actual NSA saw their logos being re-appropriated without permission, and in 2011 they each sent cease-and-desist letters to Zazzle, the e-commerce site where McCall was selling his ironic merchandise.
Now, McCall's lawyer says he's reached a settlement with the government that acknowledges McCall's right to parody the agencies. Officials from the NSA had argued that using the seal for commercial gain without permission was a violation of federal law; DHS, meanwhile, had said it was a crime to "mutilate or alter" any government logo.
The settlement has both agencies rescinding their cease-and-desist letters and confirming McCall's right to produce parodies of the government. Looks like McCall is safe from federal lawyers for now — but he's no doubt attracted some heavy scrutiny from the very government whose power he opposes.