May 29, 2012

Geek/Nerd Uniform

It's the last Tuesday of Blog Me MAYbe, and "May I tell you something about myself?" day again. So here's something about me that you may already know, or you may not even want to know:

I've got a nerd/geek* t-shirt buying compulsion.

Well, maybe not so much a compulsion, but I've certainly got a bit of a collection going on. Some time last year, I stumbled across a website called teefury.com. This site features different artists, selling their t-shirt design for only 24 hours, and at a price that really can't be beat—$10. Often, Canadians ordering products from the States can expect to pay through the nose in shipping (sometimes more than the product itself), but teefury only charges $3 for shipping, which is great! If you're a Doctor Who fan, you might want to check this site out every so often. It seems that every second tee is somehow Who-Inspired.

Here's what I've collected so far:


(For a better look at each image and more information about the artists, click on the links below.)
1.  Han + Leia Kiss—A Star Wars take on Klimt's The Kiss.
2.  Caprica City Toasters—For Battlestar Galactica fans.
3.  Should You Need Us—A collage of Labyrinth characters.
4.  Dire BrewGame of Thrones-inspired Winterfell lager tee.
5.  Ravenclaw CrestHarry Potter-inspired Ravenclaw crest.**
6.  Odds In Your Favor—A Hunger Games-inspired tee.
7.  Hunger-LympicsHunger Games meets the Olympics tee.
8.  District-13 Mockingjays—If District 13 had a baseball team?
9.  Ride the FalconStar Wars' Millenium Falcon = a real falcon.
10.  Mars TerraformingTotal Recall (1990)-inspired tee.***
11.  Team Eddard—Gotcha! Not Twilight, but Game of Thrones-inspired.

I like a good cheap geek tee enough to check teefury.com every night before bed. The tee changes at 10pm my time. So if you're just as geeky/nerdy and lacking in self control as I am, check it out!
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* Apparently there's a difference between Geeks and Nerds.
** I'd definitely be sorted into Ravenclaw. Just sayin'.
*** I bought this not because I'm a Total Recall fan, but because it's linked to my WiP.

22 comments:

  1. Love those tees and I'm definitely going to have to check out that site. I have a t-shirt buying obsession too (1 Big Bang Theory, 1 Twilight, 2 Harry Potter, 1 Twilight/Harry Potter, 1 Hunger Games). I usually buy mine from cafe press but their tees are never ten bucks!

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    1. I still don't have a Big Bang Theory shirt. Hmm...might have to remedy that. :) I couldn't believe how inexpensive these shirts were, and the quality is pretty good too!

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  2. These are great! I'll def check out teefury. I love a deal!

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    1. It's a great deal, and they're pretty good quality too. I just can't get over how cheap the shipping is. :)

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  3. Hah, nice collection! I shall avoid the website to protect my bank balance ;)

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  4. That's an interesting concept. I checked out their site and, for the artistically inclined, it seems they accept submissions for t-shirt designs and pay $1/shirt sold to the artist. I'm far from being able to design t-shirts, but this is a cool idea. I'll have to check back there since, as you say, that's a great price for a limited edition t-shirt.

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    1. I just ordered the hubby a shirt tonight and it looks like their shipping has gone up to $3.90. Still cheap, though. :) Yeah, it 's kind of a neat way for these artists to get some exposure too. They all have sites of their own, but this is a great way to get their stuff out there and make a bit of a profit. I'm not talented enough to design shirts or I'd probably considering doing it myself. :)

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  5. Love these t-shirts, Jaime. If I only didn't need the money for "grown up work force" clothes (as I am applying for jobs post-university now)..... Sigh.... But I love that you have like all of these. So great!

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    1. Just think, once you have that job you'll be able to consider fun weekend nerd shirts! :)

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  6. Um yes, love this. I get most of my geek shirts from Woot shirt. Here are some of my favorites:

    Eats, shoots, leaves (for lovers of Lynn Truss): http://shirt.woot.com/offers/eats-shoots-and-leaves
    Soul mates (LOTR): http://shirt.woot.com/offers/soulmates
    Family Breakfast (Star Wars): http://shirt.woot.com/offers/family-breakfast

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    1. Love those shirts! I think I'd have to go with the LOTR one as my favourite, but the Darth Vader one made me crack up so that's kind of a win too. :)

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  7. AHHHHH!!! 8 and 11 are my favorites--off to click on them!

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    1. I haven't yet worn the Team Eddard one, but I'm afraid when I do people will think I'm sporting a Twilight Team Edward shirt or something. Yowza. :)

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  8. Wow, these are so awesome! I'd definitely be a Ravenclaw, too. :)

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    1. As much as we'd all love to say we're Griffindor, that we're from District 12, and that we're all a bunch of super tough Dauntless folk, a lot of us would probably end up getting sorted into Ravenclaw. At least it's not something lame like Hufflepuff. :)

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  9. Ahhhh! I absolutely love #1! I also have that strange compulsion to display all my nerd-ish glory on a t-shirt for the world to see! Thanks for introducing me to TeeFury!

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    1. I feel like a total temptress getting everyone hooked on teefury. :) Such a good deal, though. And I wear my geekiness with pride too :D

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  10. Oh no...too awesome :) Convinced Mr. S to order today's (he just finished the latest George R.R. Martin novel and got us HBO in large part to catch up on the TV series) and I'm eagerly awaiting some in my own fandoms. Great price!

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    1. I ordered today's for my husband too. It'll go nicely with our matching (I know, lame!) Dire Brew ones. :)

      You know, teefury is a major temptation, but at least it's a cheap temptation. And I don't like every shirt that comes up, so that's a good thing. :D

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