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September 8, 2009 10:25 PM   Subscribe

tl;dr shirts are back in stock, including more 2X and 3X sizes than before.

Also coming soon: the old school blue shirts, a cycling shirt, and more.
posted by mathowie to MetaFilter-Related at 10:25 PM (64 comments total)

Drink Pepsi #006699!
posted by carsonb at 10:32 PM on September 8, 2009


I never knew my blue MeFi shirt was so fashionable and stylish.
posted by niles at 10:32 PM on September 8, 2009


the old school blue shirts

Awww, I wanted to feel *special*
posted by dhammond at 10:41 PM on September 8, 2009


Man I love seeing the four of us under the heading "fashion & style" almost as much as I love the Ore. abbreviation for Oregon.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:52 PM on September 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


Is it me or does Cortex totally look like rockin' Jesus in that NYT picture?

I super like the blue shirts and will definitely plan to get one if budget allows.
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 11:17 PM on September 8, 2009


How about bringing back the blue maternity t-shirts with the "[more inside]" across the belly? I think you last had them circa 2004/2005 or so...?
posted by Asparagirl at 11:18 PM on September 8, 2009


Those were green Cafepress shirts, but I killed my cafepress account because I wasn't happy with the temporary nature of their printing.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:49 PM on September 8, 2009


Conicidentally, Cortex and I were talking at 10.1 and we decided that we need a future run of [more inside] in AskMe green...
posted by geckoinpdx at 11:52 PM on September 8, 2009 [1 favorite]


I found that I really liked the new grey shirts when I saw several people wearing them at the 10th meetups! The color, style, font is really nice! However, I was wondering if you were going to be offering any shirts with different taglines than what's currently available? I really want one of these new shirts, but of the four taglines, 3 of them are somewhat snarky and/or inside baseball-ish (for a t-shirt, IMHO), and the 4th could be misinterpreted as hug-offering (which on most days I'm happy to give, so no biggie really). Thinking of getting the 'Everybody needs a hug' shirt anyway, but just curious if other tagline shirts may be available in the future?

Other possibilities perhaps (yes I realize that some of these are inside baseball-ish too.)...
MetaFilter: community weblog t-shirt
YES I LIKE META METAFILTER AS IF IT WERE MY PROFESSION!!
First, be smart from the very beginning.
HI I'M ON METAFILTER AND I COULD OVERTHINK A PLATE OF BEANS
"Quoted for truth."
MetaFilter's own
posted by iamkimiam at 11:59 PM on September 8, 2009 [5 favorites]


No words for the beanplating one - just a picture of a plate of beans in a thought balloon.

Personally, I'd love a shirt in blue or grey with a great big GRAR on it.
posted by EatTheWeak at 12:16 AM on September 9, 2009 [5 favorites]


I really want a shirt so if all your mefites could band together and do whatever it is people do to make the exchange rate go up that'd be great thanks. Right now my NZ funnymoney isn't worth enough of the real stuff.

I covet a shirt that says "Use your words" and am much too scared to wear one that may be construed as hug offering.
posted by shelleycat at 12:26 AM on September 9, 2009


I'd totally spring for a blue and yellow Team Metafilter cycling shirt.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 1:05 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I tend to wear my oversized "Everyone needs a hug" shirt as an undershirt, as I tend to wear big men's button-down shirts as part of my work uniform, as a private joke to myself, or as a fabulous sleep-shirt, since it's so darned soft.

I've been seriously contemplating getting a woman's "tl;dr" shirt to wear at work, but I kind of don't want to out myself as a metafilter person at work at the moment. Too many new freshmen right now, and I don't want to add clueless users by advertising in my lab. I do love the tl;dr sentiment for my current work attitude. Yeah, yeah, just show me your problem already, kid.

I do like the GRAR idea. That puts a big happy smile on my face, if that counts for anything.
posted by lilywing13 at 1:19 AM on September 9, 2009


This seems like as good a place as any to complain about it...

Please join me in flagging "tl;dr" comments as noise. I'm not too surprised to see it on Fark or Reddit, but it really seems out of place here, and sets a poor tone for the discussion. If you don't have the attention span to read a deep, engaging story, there's nothing to talk about – you haven't read it.

The T-shirt, on the other hand, is pretty awesome (in a Meta way).
posted by knave at 2:42 AM on September 9, 2009


Any chance we're going to get more Special Snowflake shirts? I need to proclaim my inherent and obvious uniqueness, and a tshirt is the best way to do that.

Definitely going to get a blue shirt as well.
posted by Lemurrhea at 3:56 AM on September 9, 2009


YES I LIKE META METAFILTER AS IF IT WERE MY PROFESSION!!

I'd buy that, if it was in big straight letters on the back of the shirt.

YES I LIKE META
METAFILTER AS
IF IT WERE
MY PROFESSION!!
posted by cashman at 4:58 AM on September 9, 2009


Looking at that picture, I ... I want pb to be wearing a wizard hat. And we need to write a musical for cortex called Jesus Christ, WTF.
posted by adipocere at 4:59 AM on September 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


Lemurrhea: "Any chance we're going to get more Special Snowflake shirts?"

Last I heard, they didn't sell out hard enough to make it worth ordering another bolus. I've (just now) settled for a tl;dr. gg, mathowie.
posted by Plutor at 5:06 AM on September 9, 2009


I got a blue one at PDX 10th. I like my grey one too. It's a special snowflake one and someone recently asked me if it was a shirt for a ski resort, which made me laugh.

That picture in the NYT is so great - I'd completely forgotten about it. If I didn't know you, I'd think you were a bunch of weirdos, but since I've met you all, I know for a fact that you're a bunch of weirdos. This is good.
posted by rtha at 6:18 AM on September 9, 2009


too fat, didnt wear.
posted by sgt.serenity at 6:20 AM on September 9, 2009 [9 favorites]


"I actually know far more about this subject than I think you can imagine."
posted by y6y6y6 at 6:42 AM on September 9, 2009 [6 favorites]


Yes yes yes please do one of those!
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl at 6:59 AM on September 9, 2009


I have worn my lovely "Everybody needs a hug" t-shirt several times recently. Nobody has hugged me.
posted by flashboy at 7:07 AM on September 9, 2009


If you got a hug, you would no longer need a hug, thus disproving the shirt. People are saving you from ontological paradoxes.
posted by Plutor at 7:22 AM on September 9, 2009


Is it me or does Cortex totally look like rockin' Jesus in that NYT picture?

Jesus Was a Toastmaker.

Bring on the old school blue action, already.
posted by FelliniBlank at 7:31 AM on September 9, 2009


"Okay. Awkward."

It works on so many levels.
posted by quin at 7:47 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


If the "old school blue shirts" are old school, what does that make the jerseys?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:57 AM on September 9, 2009


No thanks, I'll die.
posted by cjorgensen at 7:58 AM on September 9, 2009


I wanted "Special Snowflake", but I am gradually accepting the fact that "tl;dr" is more accurate.
posted by gnomeloaf at 8:00 AM on September 9, 2009


I'd really like to be able to order one of the old school baseball jerseys. Any chance of those being available again?
posted by white_devil at 8:22 AM on September 9, 2009


I'm also liking "Self Policing" and "Cabal, There is No" or maybe just "$20 SAIT".
posted by quin at 9:23 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Wait, it that cycling shirt cotton or actually something futuristic and synthetic that you'd wear on a longer ride? Also, I would buy an actual MeFi cycling jersey.
posted by GuyZero at 9:34 AM on September 9, 2009


Aw, man. I totally forgot to get a "Snowflake" shirt...
posted by JoanArkham at 9:45 AM on September 9, 2009


including more 2X and 3X
are you calling us fat?
posted by krautland at 9:55 AM on September 9, 2009


Will the "Special Snowflake" shirts be reordered? 'Cause that's the one I want with a burning blinding desperate passion.
posted by killdevil at 10:58 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I personally would love a shirt that said something like

(front:)
METAFILTER CABAL
official member

(back:)
[there is no cabal]
posted by shakespeherian at 11:02 AM on September 9, 2009


knave: "Please join me in flagging "tl;dr" comments as noise. I'm not too surprised to see it on Fark or Reddit, but it really seems out of place here, and sets a poor tone for the discussion."

Is there really a lot of tl;dring going around? Either I've never seen it or it must get deleted really fast. The only times I've actually seen that used (and I'll admit to using it myself in this way) is to summarize a long post in a pithy way, at the end. Used like that, it has a sort of tongue-in-cheek feel, since you're likely to encounter it only after reading the whole thing...

I was wearing my tl;dr shirt one day at work and had people ask me why I was wearing "a 4chan shirt" (the back was covered because I had another shirt on over it). I don't know if that would scare anyone else away from wearing it, but you might want to keep in mind that some people may think you're being way edgier than you are.
posted by Kadin2048 at 11:13 AM on September 9, 2009


tl;dw
posted by not_on_display at 11:21 AM on September 9, 2009


I want pb to be wearing a wizard hat. And we need to write a musical for cortex called Jesus Christ, WTF.

sung by cortex disguised as Jesus...er...looking like himself

Every time I read your comments I don't understand
How did me and Matt let MeFi get so out of hand?
I'd say what I really think but I'd probably get canned.
Why'd I become a mod in such a strange blue and green land?

But soon I will be on a jet seeing my fans across the nation.
So it is pretty cool to be a superstar of mass communication.
But don't you get me wrong.
I do want you to know.

Jesus Christ!
Jesus Christ!
This is insane I hope that you all get lice!

Jesus Christ!
What the Fuck?
Delete your accounts and take your five bucks!


...to be continued.
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:28 AM on September 9, 2009


When will you have the MetaFilter Nehru jackets?
posted by Mister_A at 11:31 AM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


When will you have the MetaFilter NehruMembers-Only jackets?
posted by explosion at 11:37 AM on September 9, 2009


Bowling shirts, with embroidered usernames or numbers.

Also, Dickies-type gasoline jackets, with embroidered usernames or usernumber on those oval-shaped patches.
posted by mattdidthat at 11:46 AM on September 9, 2009


Am I the only one who got a "Please hope me!" t-shirt? I like it because people quizzically see it and read it aloud, and then I administer the shit out of them.
posted by Skot at 12:11 PM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


Kadin2048: I don't think it's common, and it may be premature to complain about (I didn't even think it's worth starting a MeTa thread about it). But it is happening occasionally here, and I hope it's not the start of a trend (link1, link2, link3, the list goes on...).

However, I agree with you about the jokey usage, and have no problem with it.
posted by knave at 1:13 PM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


My 'Special Snowflake' T-shirt is all kinds of awesome. The XL shrank down to a L perfectly, and it's a softer T than American Apparel.

I tell people I'm on Team Metafilter, a skilled brain trust and think tank.
posted by porn in the woods at 1:56 PM on September 9, 2009


oh, and maybe a Nerd Thunderdome shirt?
posted by porn in the woods at 1:59 PM on September 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have a love-hate relationship with my tl;dr shirt. I love the color and the fit, and of course I love reppin' MeFi, but I get so many questions about it that it gets pretty bothersome.

"What does that mean?"
"Oh, it's a sort of obscure internet reference."
"Oh yeah?"
"Yeah, it means, too long; didn't read."
(Blank stare)
"Like, a snarky thing to say to a long post of some sort."
"I see."
posted by ORthey at 4:40 PM on September 9, 2009


Too short; didn't bother abbreviating.
posted by nebulawindphone at 6:26 PM on September 9, 2009


NO
CABAL

(like FRANKIE SAY RELAX)
posted by Pronoiac at 7:59 PM on September 9, 2009


Any chance of bigger "everyone needs a hug" shirts? Also, I throw in another vote for the "special snowflake" shirts.
posted by dejah420 at 8:13 PM on September 9, 2009


Can we get a Team Metafilter Cabal cycling jersey? Something black and sinister, and ideally made of a fabric that gives the rider a bad case of flop sweat.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:52 PM on September 9, 2009


Slogan suggestion: "My GRAR GRAR ate my Schmoopy."
posted by Devils Rancher at 8:31 AM on September 10, 2009


"Christ, what an asshole" would be pretty fantastic as well, now that I think about it. At the very least, it would generate some interesting conversations.
posted by quin at 9:58 AM on September 10, 2009


I'd like MetaFilter coffee cups, with the logo and "Everyone Needs a Mug."
posted by mattdidthat at 11:22 AM on September 10, 2009 [3 favorites]


The teal deer (tl;dr) shirts should really be teal, rather than grey.

'cause.
posted by Karmakaze at 12:22 PM on September 10, 2009


How about IIAL, IANYL shirts? Or maybe just IANYL.
posted by Diskeater at 1:42 PM on September 10, 2009


The teal deer (tl;dr)

Tull DURR!
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:05 PM on September 10, 2009


Ooh MeFi coffee mugs! I like that. And it's starting to look like a BIZARRO COELACANTH shirt may be in order.
posted by Mister_A at 2:21 PM on September 10, 2009


BIZARRO COELACANTH sounds like one of the wacko security clearance levels in Stross's The Atrocity Archives.
posted by Mister_A at 2:22 PM on September 10, 2009


That should be IAAL, IANYL. Time to go home.
posted by Diskeater at 2:47 PM on September 10, 2009


Wait, so Is you a lawyer or Ain't you?
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:32 PM on September 10, 2009


I love my tl;dr shirt, but it doesn't go over too well in the English Department.

I'd love a cabal shirt, but there is no cabal, so I guess that's a no-go.
posted by exlotuseater at 1:14 AM on September 11, 2009


Datapoint for fellow butter eaters: The 3x shirt, at least, is much more generously sized than American Apparel's counterpart. It's also very long -- I'm 5'10" and it comes down to midthigh on me. Neither of these are complaints.
posted by gnomeloaf at 2:06 PM on September 11, 2009


I'd totally spring for a blue and yellow Team Metafilter cycling shirt.

Or jersey. I'd love to rock a little MeFite civic pride for the rest of the MTB and 'cross season.
posted by sapo at 8:36 AM on September 15, 2009 [1 favorite]


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