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April 07, 2011


That's the CLEAN version...

The second line of the shirt I saw was...
'Open your mouth".

Of funny t-shirts, I have a handful of favorites.

Although I don't have any photos of it, probably my favorite is a shirt my father bought me back in the early 90's. I was an audience member on the talk show of Ken Schram (an obnoxious local TV personality) when he did a fearmongering segment about the dangers that lie in wait for your children on chat BBSes. When he called on me, I laid into him about the hyperbolic tone of his program, and the fact that he used out-of-context screen grabs of an innocuous conversation involving a friend of mine in the teaser. He responded with some blather about kids getting online without their parents' knowledge, which I shot down with something to the effect of "then parents need to educate their children about blah-de-blah". You could sum the entire exchange up as: "Oh noes! Internets!" "Well, where are the parents?"

Shortly after that my father presented me with a black t-shirt printed with white block lettering that said: I BUY INTERNET ACCESS FOR MINORS. I treasure it.

After that, my favorite funny shirt is probably ONLINE PREDATOR.

Followed by MONOGAMOUSLY CHALLENGED (long story short: I used to be in a poly relationship).

And then there's my various Lego t-shirts, such as the reproduction of the original patent application illustrations for the 2x4 brick, but those aren't funny so much as extremely nerdy.

J. Barrett
I guess my college town isn't _that_ much of a outlier...

lj, I saw that "Jesus is coming" t-shirt in Provincetown about 20 years ago. I laughed for a week. It's still one of my all-time favorites.

As to earthquakes and liquefaction, never mind just Disneyplaces. A lot of Boston is built on fill and a lot of the buildings are old and vulnerable to an earthquake of a size that's not at all out of the question. The possibilities aren't comforting.

And then there's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatsunami>this to worry about.

I wonder how far inland one would have to go to outrun a 164 foot tsunami, with (if word got around instantly) 8 hours' warning. (Yes, it would depend on topography...) Even with my creaky old knees I think I could walk pretty far in 8 hours if a tsunami was coming and I knew which direction to go.

In the meantime, spring is coming here in the north country. Finally.

Janie, we used to joke that the welcome sign for the state was 'Welcome to Mississippi, set your clocks back 20 years' (Actually, the better version of this joke is going across the Alabama-Georgia border where it is supposed to say 'welcome to Alabama, set your clocks forward one hour and back 20 years') Googling to check if that's the case, I found this

The entire state is officially in the Central Time Zone. However, a handful of communities unofficially observe Eastern Time because they are part of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area - Phenix City, Smiths Station, Lanett, and Valley.

Speaking of tsunamis, in looking at Wikipedia about it last month, I was led to this page that mentioned Spirit Lake, and this page about Tsunami in lakes.

So, seafront AND lakefront property is out. Just thought you'd like to know.

Actually, I think that was 'set your clock back' rather than forward. Whoops.

My sister tells me she once saw a U-Mass student in Amherst wearing a T-shirt that said:


My own favorite (sweatshirt, actually) displays Maxwell's equations. I can't wear it any more, but the reason is girth, not embarrassment.


For Tony

And God said...

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I used to have a great "Compost Happens" T-shirt, but it fell to shreds years ago. I still have one proclaiming that My Congressman IS a Rocket Scientist.

I'm a laugh a minute, obviously.

JamieM: I have one much like that! Except it has a graph on the front and that text with the equations on the back. Got it from the NRAO in West Virginia.

My fave:

My favorite teeshirts weren't ones with clever things written on them. My favorite one was one that was an advertisement for KNON's (Dallas) Uncool Hour radio show, which even in the area was obscure enough that it got people wondering.

Consistent with my personality, I'm guessing.

And I had always wanted a Tupelo Chain Sex teeshirt when I was younger. Now, not so much. Nowadays my deliberately unsettling shirts run more in the direction of an AC-130H Spectre shirt that I got for having worked on one of its systems.

Well the folks at The Stupid Factory have plenty of amusing T's.

Contrary to expectations, it might NOT be where NRO columns come from.

my wife got me a t-shirt that says "I found Jesus! ... He was behind the couch!" and there's a picture of Jesus standing up in back of a couch in a "tada!" pose.

i wore it once, to a bar, and some meathead got all up in my face asking me "what [i] mean by that shirt?"

she also got me a shirt that has a sketch of a factory, with a sign in front that says "Jerk Factory". coming out of a chute on one side of the factory is a little stick figure, with the word "You" and an arrow pointing to it.

i think she wants me to get beat up.

Graffiti spotted somewhere, long ago:


and redeems them for valuable prizes!"

Amezuki, your drumming with Sabbath inspires me. Did you really drop acid every day for year (or whatever the story was)?

I saw a t-shirt in one of those cheesy catalogs that read "There 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't." I use that now whenever I get the chance, though I didn't buy the t-shirt.

When I was in college, my fraternity was considering selling t-shirts on campus to raise money. One of my frat brothers and I came up with some very unpopular ideas, like a t-shirt with a cucumber on the chest and a random alpha-numeric sequence underneath it, just to f**k with people. It never happened, but I still like the idea and would gladly wear such a t-shirt.

"Did you really drop acid every day for year (or whatever the story was)?"

While this sounds good, research suggests the effect becomes muted by physical tolerance and inability to process the drug much faster than this without a break.

Personal research?

"Personal research?"

I am sure the study was 35 years old and, as I very vaguely remember, the sample size was quite small.

Perhaps the Dagthulhu Tee is more to your liking.

Has anyone seen my "are"?

I suggest using both hands ;/

I'm not selling anything, but there's a great collection here.


I just ordered CSE&Y. MY life in a t-shirt.

"I just ordered CSE&Y. MY life in a t-shirt."

Actually it only let me order a greeting card but, I can pretend its a t-shirt.


Glad to be of service. I ran into the guy at a street market a few years ago and bought one that had a picture of Notre Dame Cathedral behind a large lunch bag.

"The lunch bag of Notre Dame," of course.

Also have "Gorgonzola" as a poster.

My musically themed choice would be "Nice resume, Mr. Hendrix...." (And not just because it was first.)

Just because you are paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.

I guess it highlights my irreligiosity (if that's a word) that I now remember something, either on a tee or a bumper sticker that said:

Jesus Saves!
But Gretzky gets the rebound and scores!

though it might be the linguistic content, as another I love is

Time flies like an arrow.
Fruit flies like a banana.

Amezuki, your drumming with Sabbath inspires me. Did you really drop acid every day for year (or whatever the story was)?

Wait, what?

Oh, I see. At first I thought this was a "you look like a heavy metal musician" comment. Guilty as charged.

Then I realized that one of those photos of me--from Brickcon 2009--is actually in someone else's photostream. A guy in the Lego community whose name happens to be Bill Ward.

So no. :>

Hello, I must be going. I cannot stay. I came to say, I must be going. I'm glad I came but just the same I must be going.

The Interduck/Duckomenta group also has some interesting ones, including http://www.aad.gr/files/Libertad%20Para%20Los%20Patos.png>this one.

I don't see many t-shirts, but I do recall the day of the clever bumper sticker:

Lawyers Do It Legally

Lady Lawyers Make Better Motions

Divers Do It Deeper.

Etc, etc.

My Favorite:

Plumbers F**k Better

Did you really drop acid every day for year (or whatever the story was)?

Actually, I think that was the guys in Ministry.

The very out there trailer (!) for the National Day of Prayer.

Coming soon!

Bernard (8Apr 2:57 PM) thanks for that. the "Victorious Egret" had my wife (a big bird lover) practically falling out of her chair.

LJ: Let me point out that a (hockey) generation before Gretzky, it was "Jesus Saves / [Phil] Esposito scores on the rebound." Actually worked better, because Big Phil had no great skill other than skating back and forth through the crease and popping in loose pucks.

Meanwhile, there's the even older: "Jesus Saves / Moses Invests."

I'll be talking about some favorite new tee-shirts soon, but I don't want anyone to buy this yet, it's just a test that I need to take down and replace with the final designs in another couple of weeks.

Meanwhile, I favor these and these.

Particularly this and some of these and this and this and this and of course, this.

ral, text is so boring. :-)

By the way, Russia has presidential elections next year, too.

They probably won't be quite this funny.

It dates me, but my favorite was my shirt, long since fallen apart, that read "Free the Bound Periodicals!"

I saw one recently on someone's blog made in about 10 seconds with simple text "I have a dog heart". Maybe I was in a weird mood but for some reason I found it hilarious.

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