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Geek Apparel of the Week: Heart Core and Tentacle Rides

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?Two-fer today: first off, just in time to ride the Iron Man 2 bandwagon is this subtle, chest-implanted arc reactor shirt titled “Heart Core.” I dig it; it’s subtle but very nerdy, and with no huge Iron Man 2 logos anywhere to let bullies know you need to be beaten up and have your lunch money taken. It’s $19 over Entertainment Earth.

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?But if still-in-theaters movie shirts are just too populist for you, why not wear try the naughty Cthulhu approved “Tentacle Rides – 5 Sanity”? Not only does it involve Cthulhu, not only does it make an RPG reference, but it’s has that classless “I will give you oral sex” vibe! Everyone wins, especially the Dark Ones. It’s $25 over at TimtheToon — thanks to Jennifer A. for the tip.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.