It'd also probably end up costing more money then it'd make. You have any idea the things Frank would have to do to set that up? And then, how many people would actually go and purchases things from the store? Some regulars might, but it wouldn't nearly be enough to maintain the store, nor the forums.
If Frank brought in more ads to the site, the maybe he could do that. But then we'd have guys complaining about all the ads.
So unless you know how to make the a store with a vBulletin forum license, and are willing to maintain it, I don't think it's going to be happening. I know that nobody would be able to see your status even if you did have a Facebook account, but the point of the plug was to promote EWN's Facebook page, not EWN itself. If people see the Facebook page, THEN they are lead to the website. One step at a time.
As for the t-shirt, I wore it today. Most people didn't understand what it meant...except for IAmSully'sFriend, remember him? He recognized the name immediately, then went on to ask me what my post count was. Then again, if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't even have known I had over 1000 posts. He also claimed that EWN ripped off Adult Swim's logo...but I responded with "No, Adult Swim ripped off EWN's Logo.