For me, the best T-shirts are ones that don't require knowledge of the brand at hand, but are enhanced when you do. Like, if I wear a shirt that says "I'm awesome, you are not," it's enjoyably obnoxious in a way everybody understands - but wrestling fans can identify you as a supporter of the Miz (on the other hand, my shirt with a picture of a skull-faced Triple H isn't because I'm a fan - I just liked the picture).
So this shirt above - if you're my age, or share any of my interests, you get that it's a Ghostbusters joke. But even if you don't, it's always good to answer "Yes." Because when you can bust a reference like that, and in 8-bit style, you are rolling like a geek god anyway.
Your weekly highlight reel of newsbites, bits and blobs from the Weekend Open Thread.
This week's tipsters included: Anyone00, SlyDante777, rkwsuperstar, Timely-Tardis-Lego, Gallen_Dugall, troi, James.k.Polk, OneMinuteGalactica, skrag2112, donnaryoko.More >>
Tell me you're not already contemplating the imminent nightmares that shall arrive mere moments after you down six shots of whatever's handy just to survive the experience of staring that thing in the face.
Yes, in case there was any confusion, those are images of Nicolas Cage as Michael Jackson, Batman, Gandalf, Harry Potter and more. Because if there's anything that'll make a lonely nerd even LESS likely to ever get laid, it's stretching terrible Photoshops of a demented Coppola cousin over your skin.
This is a thing, apparently - it's called a Morphsuit, and you can drink through it. Which, of course, means you can also get pregnant through it. Because if you're into wearing something like this, you are probably the sort of person who needed to know that fact. Just check out this disclaimer:
We must warn you though...once you wear a Morphsuit you will find any excuse to wear it be it weddings, parties, Halloween, sports or just a trip to the shops.Mmm-hmm. Yep. They just suggested wearing this to a wedding.
I suspect if that ever happens, ANYWHERE, the owner of the Morphsuit will soon find himself yelling, much like his hero on the outfit: "How'd it get burned? How'd itgetburnedHOW'DITGET BURNED?"
h/t Josh Olson
Collecting highlights from all the all the tidbits you might have missed over the weekend.
Everyone LOVES to bash The Simpsons on the weekend thread. But I dare you try and bash this.
This week's contributors include Anyone00, Timely-Tardis-Lego, rkwsuperstar, SlyDante777, Gallen_Dugall, troi, skrag2112, andre_morello, troi.More >>
Culling many of the reader-submitted highlights from the weekend open thread, which in this instance also featured SlyDante777 reposting items from all previous threads (and now he knows what my every Sunday night is like). Those reposted items will not be posted a third time in this roundup, but we had plenty of other stuff. In addition to Sly, tipsters this week were troi, skrag2112, FakeAssName, rkwsuperstar, Dr.Gonzo82, DrAbraxas, CobraCommander, James.k.Polk, Anyone00, Gallen_Dugall.More >>
Based on your comments in the various weekend open threads, I'm guessing this T-shirt design is a dream come true:
But if you want it, you'd better hurry - as of this posting, it's only available for around 7 more hours. It, and one other tee I think you'll like...More >>
No, these are not some demented Etsy items from a seller with way too much time on his or her hands, and a love for fake Mexican food that transcends even mine.
This is actual, official Taco Bell merchandise, available from their "Live Mas" online store. There's also a Taco Bell skateboard, in case you know some kid who needs the most humiliating post-holiday gift possible, and a foam hat shaped like a taco.
Shipping is free for orders over $100, because if you're actually ordering $100 worth of this stuff, you are obviously unstable and extra charges just might push you over the edge.
Yes, show your support for testicular cancer research by hanging this little trophy from your holiday foliage. The official description reads, "Of course they're shrivelled, the poor fellas only get one day off a year." But I suspect the Mean One married Cindy Lou once she was legal, and she took a fierce revenge.
Seussian castration not your thing? How about demasculinizing Rudolph worse than any pointing and calling of names could ever do? Or playing with some REAL snowballs? Don't even ask what's in Santa's sack.
I've always liked hanging colored balls, but this just puts a dark spin on that notion.
There's a fine line between "nerd culture" and "people and products you're ashamed to be associated with." For every legitimately awesome geeky product there's some hack writing "The cake is a lie" on a coffee mug, because a marketing executive figured out that idiots will buy anything with references to nerdy pastimes slapped on them. "I've discovered a way to make people pay 20 dollars to be reminded of a thing they like," the exec said, and then business students began worshipping him as a dark god.
That's how we ended up with the following gifts, which are sold by shameless culture war profiteers and bought by people who claim to watch My Little Pony ironically even after they're caught masturbating to it. Whenever we geeks gain too much mainstream credibility these products appear to put us in our place, and buying one as a Christmas gift is the adult equivalent of telling a child that Santa doesn't exist.More >>