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Geeky Threads (the wearable kind)

Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
edited May 2008 in Debate and/or Discourse
I do believe I have an unhealthy obsession with collecting (and proudly wearing) nerdy merchandise. Notice the headcrab hat in my avatar pic. Yeah, if I see a t-shirt with a clever in-joke (read: clever, not pretentious), I just... I have to have it. I need to wear it, even if it's only around the house.

I can't be the only one. Tell us of your nerdiest clothes, your favorite niche attire. Where do you shop? jpegs anyone? Is there such a thing as geeky socks? Discuss.

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    NerissaNerissa Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I've got a Cafe Press T-shirt that says "<Geek Goddess>" in fancy script. Amazing how many people mis-read it. :D

    I've also got one that says "BARD -- The Crowd Pleaser" on it, and behind the words you see the phrases associated with all of the old-EQ bard songs ("Your mind clears" "Your feet move faster" etc.)

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    TubeTube Registered User admin
    edited May 2008
    geeky in joke t shirts are terrible on every conceivable level

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    Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I own three PA shirts. The Life one is just geeky enough. I get a lot of "WHY IS YOUR HEALTH SO LOW" comments when I wear it out though.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have a few game shirts, mostly Halo2 and a Gear of War shirt.
    I have a bunch of anime shirts for Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, FLCL and Azumanga Daioh.
    I really like the shirts from Johnny Cupcakes.

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Geeky in joke shirts are like band shirts or sport team shirts.

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    geeky in joke t shirts are terrible on every conceivable level

    You won't be saying that when you see my "I'm with Freeman" arrow t-shirt. Or the White Ninja shirt with a grenade on it that says "Pinecones aren't toys."

    Seriously, CASAsuperNOVA is next to Amazon on my favorite online stores list.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh, and I have the "I'm made of MEAT!" Shirt from qwantz.

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    MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Some shirts work well, but a lot of them are dumb. Just like any shirt with a slogan.

    Where's the beef?
    Worst. Purchase. Ever.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Malkor wrote: »
    Some shirts work well, but a lot of them are dumb. Just like any shirt with a slogan.

    Where's the beef?
    Worst. Purchase. Ever.
    I've got some beef for you, right here. :winky:

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    MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    I've been looking for a good nerdy law shirt but haven't found anything except retarded 12(b)(6) ones on cafepress.

    "I.A.N.A.L." is the only thing I can think of and that's not so good to wear in public I think.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    geeky in joke t shirts are terrible on every conceivable level

    I'm making a t-shirt of this RIGHT NOW

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    ResIpsaLoquiturResIpsaLoquitur Not a grammar nazi, just alt-write. Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Medopine wrote: »
    I've been looking for a good nerdy law shirt but haven't found anything except retarded 12(b)(6) ones on cafepress.

    "I.A.N.A.L." is the only thing I can think of and that's not so good to wear in public I think.

    Medo, it's not a lawyer-specific, but diesel sweetie's "It's fun to use learning for evil" is my go-to lawyer self-deprecation shirt.

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I had a ton of free game shirts when I worked at EB and ended up giving most of them away.

    There was a company on cafepress making some pretty good Firefly shirts with the "blue sun" logo and such, but Fox/Universal shut them down.

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My buddy wants me to get a baseball hat with the word "SODOMITE" on it.

    I also want to get a Darwin Fish necklace. Find me one!

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    if you get that hat start hanging out at little league games for fun

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    EricTEricT Registered User new member
    edited May 2008
    I have a T-shirt with a very convincing university logo for "STFU". It's a great in-joke because it's offensive, but the people might be offended don't get it (and everyone else laughs). You also get the occasional, "Where is STFU, anyway?"-type questions. :lol:

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    MikeMcSomethingMikeMcSomething Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I am getting an "FYI I SPY" license plate. Not quite clothes, but it will be sweet

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    ClickForthClickForth Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    geeky in joke t shirts are terrible on every conceivable level



    Very true.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    I have an optimus rhyme shirt, but it's mostly because I like the design. I'll get a picture later.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    ClickForth wrote: »
    geeky in joke t shirts are terrible on every conceivable level



    Very true.

    Any sort of joke t-shirts really.

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    MedopineMedopine __BANNED USERS regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh whatever, funny t-shirts are fine

    Obnoxiously graphic tees from from Urban Outfitters that say "jesus is my homeboy" or whatever are the annoying ones

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have a shirt with the Hyrule Crest from Zelda on the front (which everyone automatically thinks is some metal band, mostly 'cause it's a faded sort of steel color on a black background), and was given the Wi-Fi Detector shirt from Thinkgeek this past Christmas. Unfortunately, it's one size too small, and far, far too nerdy for me to ever wear except to nerdy events.

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    People who think they are above humor are terrible on every conceivable level. And the Japanese.

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    People who wear "funny" t-shirts deserve an iron bar to the neck.

    I do own a t-shirt by Plainlazy that says "Reduce your Carbon Footprint. Stay in bed.". I'm not really sure why, though I do like it.

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Yeah well, the topic of this thread isn't "I think you're stupid."

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    I Am Not A BearI Am Not A Bear Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have 2 or 3 geeky shirts.

    This is the best one.
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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    People who think they are above humor are terrible on every conceivable level. And the Japanese.

    I just don't think that 90% of "joke" shirts are very funny.

    My friend has a shirt from the Achewood store that says "I'm the dude who sucks" on the front, and "plus I got depression" on the back. I think it's funny. I have a "what we need more of is science" shirt, which I also like.

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    SakebombSakebomb Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I just recently got a shirt from CafePress that says

    "Plausible"


    because chicks dig Mythbusters

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    an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    There's also the "If My Shirt Is Witty Enough Maybe Somebody Will Love Me" t-shirt. I don't own one.

    Though somebody has requested I track down an "Ass: The Other Vagina" t-shirt for them.

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I have 2 or 3 geeky shirts.

    This is the best one.
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    an_alt wrote: »
    There's also the "If My Shirt Is Witty Enough Maybe Somebody Will Love Me" t-shirt. I don't own one.

    You have no idea how much I want that shirt.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    I have 2 or 3 geeky shirts.

    This is the best one.
    797p_27c_ZoomB.jpg

    :^:
    an_alt wrote: »
    There's also the "If My Shirt Is Witty Enough Maybe Somebody Will Love Me" t-shirt. I don't own one.

    You have no idea how much I want that shirt.

    http://store.xkcd.com/

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Doc wrote: »
    Tav wrote: »
    I have 2 or 3 geeky shirts.

    This is the best one.
    797p_27c_ZoomB.jpg

    :^:
    an_alt wrote: »
    There's also the "If My Shirt Is Witty Enough Maybe Somebody Will Love Me" t-shirt. I don't own one.

    You have no idea how much I want that shirt.

    http://store.xkcd.com/
    Oh, I know that... I just don't have a credit card or any other way of paying for it.

    e: Thanks anyway, though :)

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    TachTach Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I got my wife the PA "Rogues do it from behind" shirt, and the PvP "Han Shot First" one. She's never, ever divorcing me.

    I'm wearing my IOA Black Suit Spider-Man shirt today. Both geeky, and souvigner-y.

    We're always coming up with ideas for shirts. Sometime we might open up a Spreadshirt shop or something.

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    ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Tach wrote: »
    ...souvigner-y.
    Okay, usually not picky about other people's spelling, but that one is so far off...

    "Souvenir."

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Oh, I thought he was talking about some sort of new wine steward that I didn't even know about.

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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I've got a school one that I love. It's 3 equations c^2/2, sqrt(-1), PV/nR with an est. 1861 under them. That shirt alone was responsible for my selection to be on beauty and the geek.

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    DocDoc Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2008
    Mishra wrote: »
    I've got a school one that I love. It's 3 equations c^2/2, sqrt(-1), PV/nR with an est. 1861 under them. That shirt alone was responsible for my selection to be on beauty and the geek.

    were you the one with the weird hat thing

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    Darius BlackDarius Black Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    My new t-shirt:
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    Nova_CNova_C I have the need The need for speedRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    The only geeky t-shirt I have is the Cardboard Tube Samurai one from PA. I wouldn't mind getting more PA shirts, but I just haven't gotten around to it.

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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    Doc wrote: »
    Mishra wrote: »
    I've got a school one that I love. It's 3 equations c^2/2, sqrt(-1), PV/nR with an est. 1861 under them. That shirt alone was responsible for my selection to be on beauty and the geek.

    were you the one with the weird hat thing

    Nope I couldn't take the 45 days off from work for filiming so i've never been on. They call me every season though. I guess they really liked me.

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