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Geek-wear: Funky t-shirts for your inner geek June 26, 2008

Posted by Raul in blogosphere, geekifying myself, random thoughts.

While enjoying the company of Rebecca, Arieanna, Nadia and Tod, we were joking about the various geeky t-shirts around (inspired by Tod’s awesome Web 2.0 t-shirt). Rebecca herself wrote an awesome post about girl geek t-shirts (or lack thereof?)

If you have been reading my blog say, for the past year, you’ll know that I have learned a lot from scratch and I don’t like anybody to do things for me, I prefer to learn how to do them. I appreciate the help of my geek friends but I like to do my own stunts. I want to be semi-geeky, if you might. Don’t change my CSS, teach me how to do it. That kind of stuff.

I can’t recall if it was Rebecca who commented that there might be a geek t-shirt that I could find for the phrase “I do my own stunts” but I couldn’t find it. Nevertheless, let me tell you what I DID find: a geek t-shirt that seems custom made for me (in case you didn’t know, my first degree is in chemical engineering).

think geek caffeine molecule
Photo credit: Think Geek.

[SIDE NOTE – The molecular structure shown is that of caffeine]

[SIDE NOTE – To prove that I do my own stunts, instead of downloading the image to my Flickr and then linking to it, I found the image location myself and inserted all the appropriate tags to have the photo link back directly to ThinkGeek’s website – how’s that for geekifying myself!]

So now, the question is on to YOU. What are your favorite geek t-shirts? Do you own any geek t-shirts?



1. Rebecca - June 26, 2008

I like this one and this one and this one, which isn’t geeky but it’s a classic. OH… okay and this one.

2. Tyler Ingram - June 26, 2008

ThinkGeek.com has(had?) that one for Caffine.

I still like this one:

SELECT * FROM Users WHERE Clue > 0

Results Returned = 0


There are only 10 types of people who can read Binary. Those who can and those who cannot.


3. Tyler Ingram - June 26, 2008

Oh and this one too

There is no place like

hehe sorry ultra computer geeky 😉

4. inaequitas - June 26, 2008

I have a whole bunch of ThinkGeek shirts, from the wi-fi detector (thanks to a friend) to “I will not fix your computer” “You are dumb 2.0” and the classic “geek” shirt.

The next, natural step is making my very own geeky shirts. Always taking it up a notch 🙂

5. Darren - June 26, 2008

This is more of a literary geek t-shirt, but I’m found of it:

I <} Irony

That’s supposed to be a heart in the middle. Try explaining the subtleties of that shirt to non-English speakers. It was tricky when I lived in Malta.

6. Greg - June 26, 2008

My roommate has “There’s no place like” as our doormat. Among others (and many XL promo shirts received at LAN parties), I have this

Notable mention: two shirts from Apple HQ gift shop in Cupertino.

7. Jodi - June 26, 2008

I have a tshirt that says “I don’t need therapy, I need a Mac.” It’s too big, so my husband wears it now.
I have a shirt that says “Im blogging this.” Which I have always loved.
One that says “übergeek.” because who does not love umlauts?
But I guess my favorite are my blue yoga pants that say ‘GEEK” on the butt in light blue.

8. Andrew Kumar - June 26, 2008
9. Tania - June 26, 2008

I’ve got this one – it’s designed by a friend who’s a street artist in Toronto.

The only problem is that it’s a generational specific geek tshirt… I was out for brunch last week and the teenager behind the cash register didn’t get it. That sure made me feel old! 😛

10. Beth - June 29, 2008

I also have the “I’m blogging this” shirt, but my current favourite is: this one. This one isn’t geeky, but it’s awesome.

11. Raul - June 30, 2008

Thanks all for chiming in. I am totally thinking of the “I’m blogging this” for the next event I’ll be organizing – Vancouver Bloggers Meetup.


12. Fashion for male geeks « Random Thoughts of a Student of the Environment - August 6, 2008

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13. Keith - November 5, 2008

My favourites are:
“There’s no place like”

“There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don’t.”

“Come to the dark side, we have cookies. –V”

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