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Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby kidwithshirt » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:30 am UTC

Geez, I never thought finding a funny tshirt was that hard.

I went through 5 websites and none of those shirts are funny, well by that i mean well constructed and just witty after all

they were all quite stupid

Cafepress is definitely disappointing.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby masher » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:35 am UTC

Had a look at thinkgeek?

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby kidwithshirt » Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:37 am UTC

masher wrote:Had a look at thinkgeek?


none of them are really capturing

if I can find a tshirt as witty as most XKCD comic then i ll get it

honestly the ones on XKCD are kind of bad to wear if you don't socialize with people who reads XKCD

someone should make one of those "girl on the edge of the bell curve" shirts, that comic was pretty good

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby WraithXt1 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:11 am UTC

I have 3 sorta geek shirts

One with a Decepticons logo on it from Hot Topic, one with a graphic equalizer that actually lights up and works from think geek, and another that says "There's no place like 127.0.0.1" from think geek.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:31 am UTC

This is a pretty good shirt.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Mothra » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:53 am UTC

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:This is a pretty good shirt.


Cute and deliciously punny.

This, although not particularly clever, is my favourite shirt in my wardrobe.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby German Sausage » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:42 am UTC

there is a shirt i saw ages ago that i've looked for and not been able to find again to buy.
'metaphors - they're like similies'
yellow text on a green shirt.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Mothra » Sat Dec 15, 2007 12:34 pm UTC

German Sausage wrote:there is a shirt i saw ages ago that i've looked for and not been able to find again to buy.
'metaphors - they're like similies'
yellow text on a green shirt.

fleeting gratefulness to whoever finds it!


Holy shit, do want. Double that serving of fleeting gratefulness to whoever finds it.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby btilly » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:37 pm UTC

One I saw many years ago and liked, "Document my code?? Why do you think they call it code!"
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Aleril » Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:03 pm UTC

kidwithshirt wrote:Geez, I never thought finding a funny tshirt was that hard.

I went through 5 websites and none of those shirts are funny, well by that i mean well constructed and just witty after all

they were all quite stupid

Cafepress is definitely disappointing.

Help, i need some new threads for Christmas


One part of me wants to say shut up and stop being so picky. The other part is more bold and actually says it. So really, stop being so picky, if you can't find a shirt that fits your geekiness level in 5 different websites including lurking cafepress, try lowering your standards.

Or you could get Second Talon's Shirt of Many Deaths.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Easton » Sat Dec 15, 2007 5:44 pm UTC

Mothra wrote:
Holy shit, do want. Double that serving of fleeting gratefulness to whoever finds it.


I claim said gratefulness as is my due.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Klye » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:27 pm UTC

Theres one on threadless that reads

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Number3Pencils » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:57 pm UTC

Some of mine are kind of geeky. You may like them. (Note: There are three pages of that shop; the other two have their URLs shown in the banner, but here are linkies - one two)
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Delbin » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:18 pm UTC

I'm a fan of the guy who runs mushycat.com. You might like http://mushycat.com/shirts/Misc-HappyPluto_1.html . His stuff is generally liberal/queer friendly, but there's a lot of geek stuff in there, too. He makes custom buttons at no extra charge (all buttons are 1$) and has a neat flash button designer for you to use. E-mail him with a shirt idea and he just might make it for you.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Klye » Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:27 pm UTC

Number3Pencils wrote:Some of mine are kind of geeky. You may like them. (Note: There are three pages of that shop; the other two have their URLs shown in the banner, but here are linkies - one two)


I really like the subliminal message one.

Edit: The Existential one is good too.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Aradae » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:02 am UTC

Guys guys guys! I found Russel's teapot! . . . nevermind, it was just Jesus flying to Mars again.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby zed0 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:36 am UTC

My mate has this one:
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Stief » Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:32 am UTC

You tried Penny Arcade?

I have this one ^_^ (although I DID pick it up in Hot Topic...)
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Rippy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:15 am UTC

"Now with more integers!"

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Number3Pencils » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:28 am UTC

Coincidentally, Toothpaste for Dinner from 11MAR07:
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby spelunker » Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:31 am UTC

Personally I think ThinkGeek has some of the best shirts out there, so I don't see nothing could be found there.

Jinx has geek stuff too, but it's mostly gamer stuff.

That "Similes are like metaphors" is an awesome t-shirt, by the way.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby btilly » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:52 am UTC

I tend to wear geeky t-shirts that I got for donating to things. They may not be the funniest in the world, but they are good in a very literal way.

Also they can lead to interesting conversations. For instance I've had a lot of fun explaining to random people what fair use is, why I care about it, and what the EFF t-shirt I'm wearing has to do with it.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Flying Betty » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:42 am UTC

Most Thinkgeek shirts aren't precisely witty. They cater to a pretty small subset: the computer geek, verging slightly into science and/or gaming. Most of their shirts aren't anything that would interest me, which is a pity because their girly shirts fit better than any other t-shirt I've ever encountered. (So take note, curvy, nerdy ladies!)
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby kidwithshirt » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:55 am UTC

A lot of them arent that impressive =\

But thanks

I m looking for something ultra witty that just could blow the head off the person that's going to read your shirt.

I like the metaphor - it's like simile shirt

Thanks for the replies!

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby antonfire » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:21 am UTC

kidwithshirt wrote:honestly the ones on XKCD are kind of bad to wear if you don't socialize with people who reads XKCD
From personal experience, I know that the one from comic 55 amuses even people who don't read xkcd. And it's a good way to get people to read xkcd, too.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby kidwithshirt » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:36 am UTC

antonfire wrote:
kidwithshirt wrote:honestly the ones on XKCD are kind of bad to wear if you don't socialize with people who reads XKCD
From personal experience, I know that the one from comic 55 amuses even people who don't read xkcd. And it's a good way to get people to read xkcd, too.


maybe i ll get that before Feb 14.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Rippy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:49 pm UTC

See, the problem I have with geek shirts is that a lot of them are what I'd call "inside joke" shirts.

1. Take a message no one understands
2. Print it on an obvious place, such as the front of a shirt
3. Proudly wear it in public places
4. Feel smugly superior when people ask you what the hell it means.

I don't see the appeal in that. There are lots of funny shirts that proclaim geekiness but can ALSO be understood by the general public, thus justifying displaying the thing on your chest. Otherwise it just seems like douchebaggery to me.

For example, the "Don't be a s'''(t)" shirt is geeky and few will fully understand it, but everyone will get the joke. Messages in binary, on the other hand, just confuse people.

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby davef » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:14 pm UTC

Well let's just pander to the lowest common denominator then, and have everybody wear shirts with "This Is A T-Shirt" on the front.
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Postby Zohar » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:42 pm UTC

davef wrote:Well let's just pander to the lowest common denominator then, and have everybody wear shirts with "This Is A T-Shirt" on the front.


That could be pretty funny, actually.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Hawknc » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:18 pm UTC

Ceci n'est pas un shirt? Or am I getting into the realm of "I don't get it" again?

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby davef » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:24 pm UTC

Y'see, everyone 'gets' it, cos It's a t-shirt, and it says so on the front. Not ironic, not post-ironic, not pre-postmodern or any bullshit, just blindingly obvious. So no poor sap feels left out if they don't get the joke, and we all turn into homogeneous troglodytes who wear the same clothes, listen to the same bands and laugh at the same jokes.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Klye » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:45 pm UTC

On a similar note, I saw a shirt with "PANTS" printed on the front of it somewhere.
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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Rippy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:13 pm UTC

Actually, only about 20% of the world speaks English. You'd be better off using a pictograph to demonstrate the idea, so that everyone can understand it. But then what about blind people?

Anyway, it just seems kind of illogical to me to place something no one will understand in a spot where everyone is meant to see it. The "PANTS" shirt's inherent awesomeness is that there's absolutely no meaning to it, so by not understanding it, people actually DO understand it. And then, upon realising this, they are thrust into some kind of logic paradox and implode into themselves.


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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Reckless » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:34 pm UTC

I'm a fan of the swag over at Diesel Sweeties.

http://www.dieselsweeties.com/shirts/

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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby Kineticka » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:57 pm UTC

Rippy wrote:Actually, only about 20% of the world speaks English. You'd be better off using a pictograph to demonstrate the idea, so that everyone can understand it. But then what about blind people?

This brought immediate images of a shirt with a braille joke on it, and all the boob-grabbing issues that would cause the female wearers.

Although then there would have to be multiple audio alerts to let the blind people know that there's a joke to be had, and someone in the immediate vicinity is wearing it.

I'm thinking far too much about this. >_<

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Postby richardmv » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:08 pm UTC

Kineticka wrote:
Rippy wrote:Actually, only about 20% of the world speaks English. You'd be better off using a pictograph to demonstrate the idea, so that everyone can understand it. But then what about blind people?

This brought immediate images of a shirt with a braille joke on it, and all the boob-grabbing issues that would cause the female wearers.

Although then there would have to be multiple audio alerts to let the blind people know that there's a joke to be had, and someone in the immediate vicinity is wearing it.

I'm thinking far too much about this. >_<


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Re: Any good geeky tshirts?

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:49 pm UTC

Rippy wrote:Anyway, it just seems kind of illogical to me to place something no one will understand in a spot where everyone is meant to see it. The "PANTS" shirt's inherent awesomeness is that there's absolutely no meaning to it, so by not understanding it, people actually DO understand it. And then, upon realising this, they are thrust into some kind of logic paradox and implode into themselves.


T-Shirts can
1. show something you enjoy. This could be something as culturally universal as "Republican Party Volunteer" or as niche as some local band that only you and the members have heard of.
2. in theory, start conversations and win you new friends or.. and I believe this is the scientific term here... poon.
3. show your wit, in the form of PANTS or "There's no place like 127.0.0.1" or whatever. Could be abstract universal humor, or niche humor.

The point of the niche stuff is, of course, to show you're indier/geekier/more in to some subculture than thou.

Like, if I were to wear a shirt that says "Budd Dwyer : American Hero" I'm showing my wit. In an assholish manner.
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