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Geek Apparel of the Week: Ride the Falcon, To Die for the Empire, Lightning League


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? No deep thoughts about this shirt, I just like the design. It’s $22 at 604 Republic — they also have a fun new Neverending Story shirt here.

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? Sorry for two Star Wars-themed shorts in GAotW, but I’m a sucker for any nerd shirts with Latin. Although I guess all shirts that use Latin are at least somewhat nerdy. Anyways, this great Stormtrooper symbol is $10 at Shirt Punch, today only.


? I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned this t-shirt before, but I’ve never shown it. Since it’s likely the only Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors tee I’ll ever see, I thought I better give it some love. Plus, it’s on sale for ?13 at Dark Bunny.

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.