The Great Mefi Merchandising Wishlist June 15, 2015 4:15 PM   Subscribe

Let's collect together in one place all the random suggestions from the past year for sayings people would like to see, types of merchandise they would like to see, et al. New suggestions also welcome.

This in no way obligates the staff to act on any of this. This is intended purely as a convenience for them should their vague, hand-wavy intent to do more merchandising become more concrete. The intent is to make it easier to find this information so as to facilitate better merchandising efforts in the future. All decisions as to how to use the information are completely up to the staff.

(Insert another 6 pages of provisos and fine print that I am too lazy to write.)
posted by Michele in California to MetaFilter-Related at 4:15 PM (194 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Mefi branded beans?

Mefi pancake mix.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 4:18 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


Sure, this is a good place for an idea roundup. The current Topatoco t-shirt store is here if people are curious.

A couple of notes, just so people don't feel mis-led on what to expect:

1) Merch would probably be more for fun than for fundraising, based on past t-shirt sales. We're totally on board with doing merch mainly for fun.

2) We haven't looked into what various options would cost or what would be feasible, so we're not able to commit to anything in this thread.

But yay for fun ideas and contemplating new MeFi physical incarnations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 4:19 PM on June 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


Stickers. My laptop needs some MeFi bling.
posted by brundlefly at 4:24 PM on June 15, 2015 [61 favorites]


Branded dog leads, messenger bags (the nylon kind), tennis balls (for fun), baseball hats, tshirts (of course), iPhone silicone cases (or whatevs material is easiest), underwear (YES), rebranded soda (if there is such a thing - taste: BITTER).
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 4:26 PM on June 15, 2015


Mefi mouse pads and phone protectors with some slogan or user number
posted by clavdivs at 4:28 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


CATS OF MEFI CALENDAR
posted by Metroid Baby at 4:31 PM on June 15, 2015 [85 favorites]


Xharl plushies
posted by NoraReed at 4:33 PM on June 15, 2015 [12 favorites]


#krebslives
posted by poffin boffin at 4:34 PM on June 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


Cats of MeFi could be a 365-page one-a-day calendar!
posted by ignignokt at 4:37 PM on June 15, 2015 [32 favorites]


MeFi directions and explanations. I'm new here and feel like I'm learning a new language at times.
posted by Andrew Thewes at 4:41 PM on June 15, 2015 [4 favorites]


Beer coozies! It's always grilling season in one hemisphere or another.

Why yes, I am from Milwaukee.
posted by divined by radio at 4:42 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


I would totally go for a custom lettered, merino wool cycling jersey.
posted by backseatpilot at 4:44 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


MeFi directions and explanations. I'm new here and feel like I'm learning a new language at times.

It's cool; I've been here a few years now and frequently feel "Eh? What's going on? What does that mean?". There's the FAQ and In Jokes listing, amongst other things if you prod around. Someone told me a while back that "the first five years are the most bewildering on MetaFilter" and am not sure they were entirely joking :)
posted by Wordshore at 4:46 PM on June 15, 2015 [10 favorites]


Cat coozies. I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into their coozies, or why.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:56 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


A hat, with a logo redone in this style
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:58 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I want mod (including especially Jess and Matt) bobbleheads.
posted by Ufez Jones at 5:04 PM on June 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


Like MeFi? Always wanted LOVE HATE knuckle tattoos but not enough to actually get them? Have at least one knuckle per hand? Temporary tattoos with [+] and [!] to the rescue!
posted by zeptoweasel at 5:04 PM on June 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


it turns out the threshold for "knuckle" to start looking like a non-word is two instances
knuckle knuckle knuckle
posted by zeptoweasel at 5:05 PM on June 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


I'd love another chance to get one of those blue MeFi shirts.

ninja edit: with the ORIGINAL logo, plz. No offense to the redesign!
posted by Rhaomi at 5:08 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Something super subtle that I could slip to random people that I encounter who would be amazing MeFites - without actually outing myself. Like pens with a MeFi-worthy quote and a shortened-URL link to the account sign-up page printed on them.
posted by VioletU at 5:08 PM on June 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


FLAG IT AND MOVE ON tank tops! Preferably racerback, this kind of cut, and available in black.
posted by insectosaurus at 5:09 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


A MetaFilter challenge coin.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:10 PM on June 15, 2015 [14 favorites]


I'd dig community cook-book, perhaps made by pushing a recipe MeTa through mefi2book. It could be printed with a cover answering that eternal question: Yes, You Should Eat It. And for the veg*n edition: Thoughts on a Plate of Beans.
posted by Westringia F. at 5:11 PM on June 15, 2015 [12 favorites]


Enamel Pins please. Small enamel pins. The kind with butterfly backs.

Hey I can dream can't I? Subtle, discrete and small and light so easy to ship internationally.

Plus if you do it on pre-orders they can be quite cheap. Just sayin.
posted by Faintdreams at 5:14 PM on June 15, 2015 [12 favorites]


A MetaFilter hoverboard.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:18 PM on June 15, 2015




The mefi beans should be organic.

One of the recipe books can be just bean recipes.
posted by Michele in California at 5:19 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd be up for enamel pins, or mugs.

The mug could be MeFi-blue with the MetaFitler logo, and when you pour hot liquid in, a red box appears with one of cortex's more-humorous deletion reasons! </PipeDream>
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 5:20 PM on June 15, 2015 [12 favorites]


My calico beans recipe is legendary.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:21 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Just out of curiosity, when folks think about a MeFi thing you'd like to buy, do you want that thing to actually say "MetaFilter" on it somewhere? Or an MF logo? Or have something more opaque like an in-joke or picture or something?
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 5:24 PM on June 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


I want it to actually instantiate MetaFilter.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:27 PM on June 15, 2015 [14 favorites]


A shirt with the original logo WITH space where the tagline goes. Tagline blank so you can write in your own with fabric marker. Order several! Send them to your friends when they write something embarrassingly MetaFilter: worthy!
posted by ctmf at 5:27 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I really want/need/require/will-sacrifice-other-peoples'-body-parts for bumper stickers. My car remains naked due to my current existential crisis, and a "certified crouton petter" bumper sticker might actually tip the balance and break the seal.

I am a huge fan of inside joke bling because I am exclusionistic and cabalistic. Also they make me giggle.
posted by Deoridhe at 5:29 PM on June 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


"Vote #1 Quidnunc kid!"
posted by clavdivs at 5:33 PM on June 15, 2015 [45 favorites]


LobsterMitten: both, in that I'd like it to be recognizable to only other people who know what metafilter is, but not so obscure that someone would wonder if they were imagining too much and not say something. Like, just the color scheme could be a coincidence, but a coffee cup with that color scheme that said "Friend of Matt" would work. I know I'd say something if I saw someone with a sneaky MeFi signal on a laptop in the airport or something like that.

How about a laptop sticker with the IPA pronounciation of "mefite." Would need at least two versions though, ha.
posted by ctmf at 5:34 PM on June 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


I wrote the Quidnunc kid in once on an actual ballot.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:35 PM on June 15, 2015 [35 favorites]


MetaFilter logo as it appears on front page would be my preference on MeFi things.

I'd like a set of refrigerator magnets with the MetaFilter, Ask MetaFilter, and MetaTalk logos in the appropriate colors.
posted by needled at 5:36 PM on June 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


I would like a Brand New Day/ Glorious Decade-style, FIAMO, or other MeFi sticker for my boring laptop.

Now that I think of it, FIAMO would be a vanity plate worth having.
posted by theora55 at 5:38 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


Stickers of the logos for my
Laptop (from Mule, maybe?), and ENAMEL PINS of the MeFi logotype.

JCiFA, if you can find paracord in MeFi colors, I can make a leash for you!
posted by wenestvedt at 5:40 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I too would like a pin as an option (MF, MeFi or the full MetaFilter in the classic theme colors).
posted by audi alteram partem at 5:48 PM on June 15, 2015


FEZZES
posted by briank at 5:51 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I think you can't go wrong with a straight logo (old school, pre-modernization), or just the MF in the box.

The in-jokes rotate and quickly become dated, and nobody can decide which is the funniest of the site's catch-phrases, and IMHO none of them are half as funny as people think they are when taken out of context and put on something. A mug with 'taters' on it? No thanks. A mug with the straight-up Metafilter logo? Yes, please.

Just my two cents - some folks seem to really want the in-jokes, rotational sayings and oddities (crouton-petter or whatnot).
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 5:55 PM on June 15, 2015 [14 favorites]


I really like my SciShow mug. Black with a bright green interior, and the logo etched in bright green. In this case, Metafilter in black, yellow-green and blue. (Standard size, and maybe a 16 oz option.) (Alternatively, just MeFi in really big letters)

In answer to LobsterMitten, I always liked "Friend of Matt H". I suspect most reference type taglines would appeal to a smaller set of people than logo options, only because not everyone likes the same ones. Is my guess. (Which doesn't mean they are a bad idea but maybe I'd try to pick more than one.)
posted by Glinn at 5:55 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Water bottles, insulated coffee cups, thong that says Leek in the streets... SCALLION IN THE SHEETS
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 5:59 PM on June 15, 2015 [18 favorites]


Vote #1 quidnunc kid mug.

Seriously, I'd be happy with a MetaFilter logo mug.
posted by metaquarry at 5:59 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'd like laptop stickers and tees like everyone else.

But I REALLY want underwear with "Flagged as Fantastic" on the posterior. Boxers, briefs, and panties so no body gets left out.
posted by kimberussell at 5:59 PM on June 15, 2015 [32 favorites]


A table flag for meetups would be great.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:00 PM on June 15, 2015 [14 favorites]


Brass knuckles with the [!] logo on 'em.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 6:01 PM on June 15, 2015


But stickers we could put on a table sign would be OK.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 6:01 PM on June 15, 2015


we should have different flavored teas for the different mods (and mods emeritus) like they did for dragon age characters

start your day with a nice cuppa jessamyn or cortex
posted by Jacqueline at 6:04 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


a lot of those dragon age teas are wrong though

i would prefer the metafilter teas to be correct
posted by NoraReed at 6:16 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


Metafilter hard-boiled egg. It's a jumping-off point.
posted by duffell at 6:45 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I like the idea of things with [+] and [!] on them because graphically sharp and not too promo-y. Not a huge fan of branding in general, even for things I like.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 6:48 PM on June 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


Just out of curiosity, when folks think about a MeFi thing you'd like to buy, do you want that thing to actually say "MetaFilter" on it somewhere? Or an MF logo?

For a mug, the full MetaFilter logo. For an enamel pin, just a square MF like in the favicon.
posted by Blue Jello Elf at 6:55 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


  SILENCED
    [!]
ALL MY LIFE


on a gray t-shirt pls
posted by prize bull octorok at 6:56 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


DTMFA cards that you can send to a friend, relative, work colleague etc. who is in a shitty relationship, or on occasions such as Christmas, Valentines Day etc.

Look, don't complain; this is a thread for random suggestions...
posted by Wordshore at 7:00 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


Meta-Talk: The Guide to Hidden Meanings in Conversations. (1973)

"[?]" could be a reverse logo.
posted by clavdivs at 7:02 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


we should have different flavored teas for the different mods (and mods emeritus)

Could be done.
posted by Wordshore at 7:03 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Embroidered throw pillows that say DTMFA.
posted by duffell at 7:14 PM on June 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


A shovel with scarabic embossed into the handle.
posted by duffell at 7:16 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'd like a MetaFilter BanHammer, please. No - a real one.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:17 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


jsut a huge basalt obelisk
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 7:21 PM on June 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


My God - it's full of flags!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 7:24 PM on June 15, 2015


I don't remember when I made this design; I think the number on the bottom was our ranking on some Top 10,000 Sites list.

I also made something for the Overthinking Bean(s)

And did you say BanHammer or...
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:34 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd like a set of salad forks embossed with "HURF DURF BUTTER EATER"
posted by Rumple at 7:44 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


IANAL hat.
posted by Diskeater at 8:11 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


Yes, mugs! (I broke one of my favorite mugs last week, but that's purely coincidental.) Mugs that say "Metafilter:" with a random assortment of the one-liners that people like to think up. I know some of you hate that, but I, for one, find it amusing.

Metafilter: I, for one, find it amusing.
posted by scratch at 8:11 PM on June 15, 2015 [8 favorites]


I would like shirts in tall sizes that aren't like....xxxxl. For those of us who are tall and not xxxxl.

I would buy the hell out of a MeFi branded nalgene.
posted by softlord at 8:26 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


I desperately want a Metafilter sweatshirt to replace my worn out college sweatshirts. In an ideal world, I'd like a blue MetaFilter sweatshirt, and a green AskMetafilter shirt. This is great, since MeFi basically is where I flocked to once I know longer had college to keep me occupied.

Bonus points if "Best of the web" and "Querying the hive minds" are included on their respective sweatshirts like a college motto. Extra extra bonus points if someone can translate that into credible Latin. Please and thank you.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:35 PM on June 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


Somewhere I also typed up a longer wish list that I saved in the hopes that this day would come. I just need to find it.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:36 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I would buy just about anything that said "Special Snowflake, " "Flag It and Move On" and "Silenced [!] All My Life" on it.

Pins. Mugs. Sweatshirts. T-Shirts. Koozies. Water bottles. Lunch boxes. Book covers. Luggage Tags. Conference badge-holders. Static stickers for my car. Fridge magnets. Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnets.

Really, just (please) TAKE MY MONEY!
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 8:37 PM on June 15, 2015 [5 favorites]


Also, just throwing this out there, but does anyone know much about redbubble as a merch company? I like that once you have a design, they make it easy to put it on a sweatshirt or t shirt or poster or card. I have no idea if that would work for mefi merchandise, though.

I discovered them because of their extensive Sherlock collection, but I've never actually bought anything from them before. Just bookmarked a million things that I wanted to buy.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:39 PM on June 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


Socks in all of the subsite theme colors (NOT with a professional white background. White socks are no fun. Stripey socks are very fun.)
posted by Going To Maine at 8:43 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


Oh, I'd also like a "inside joke" mefi t shirt with snowflakes and a hamburger and a plate of beans and a blue pepsi and ponies and a cat with butter on its head.

And a Mefi set of pens, one pen for each sub site would be awesome.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:47 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I wouldn't say no to metafilter sweat pants either. I'm thinking heather grey sweatpants, that would have Metafilter in blue type going down the leg. And then a different pair, same style, except with AskMetafilter in green lettering going down the leg.

This way, during the 8 months of winter in New England, I could wear my matching sweatpants and sweatshirt while I'm huddled around the warm glow of my laptop, reading mefi and desperately praying for an early spring.
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:49 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


and a cat with butter on its head.
...and a bunny with a pancake on its head (one of the first web-wide memes to be fully adopted by the Filterers)
...and a camera, and a portobello mushroom, and a $20 bill (same as in town) and a sleeping Viking.

Not too much to ask.
posted by oneswellfoop at 8:59 PM on June 15, 2015 [3 favorites]


I went to a 20 year anniversary concert recently, and amongst the merch was a tea towel. Which we bought, because who doesn't need more tea towels. So a tea towel please. Covered in in-jokes, if possible.
posted by kjs4 at 9:09 PM on June 15, 2015 [6 favorites]


+1 for
[+] & [!]
as a symbolic thing (I've really loved the tattoo idea, but clearly it's taken, so I'm not about to jump in there myself).
Also, +1 to the Blue/Green/Grey color triplet. And stickers. The sort of thing I can stick on my work laptop where everyone else posts tech/conference stickers.
posted by CrystalDave at 9:18 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


and a cat with butter on its head.
...and a bunny with a pancake on its head (one of the first web-wide memes to be fully adopted by the Filterers)
...and a camera, and a portobello mushroom, and a $20 bill (same as in town) and a sleeping Viking.


Don't forget a sock puppet. Oh, and of course, a cat wedged in a scanner. Actually, maybe there should be a separate animals of metafilter t shirt.
posted by litera scripta manet at 9:21 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'm for mugs and socks and fantastic underwear (but more than one kind of panty, I think, or just not a thong please) and the super-secret, almost unbranded t shirt. "MF" is too declarative for my comfort, personally (but suspect I'm an outlier that way). A t shirt with a wee sock on it, maybe, for the shy?
posted by cotton dress sock at 10:10 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


I think a triplet is not enough, we also need to bring in FanFare purple! Because purple is a great colour! Would love t-shirts (V necks came up one of the other times this was being talked about, I agree, especially if such a thing as V neck men's/unisex shirts exists, since I am too large for lady shirts - well, American Apparel lady shirts anyway, since American Apparel ladies apparently only go up to size 14 or so - but I like V necks). Sweatshirts/hoodies would also be really cool.

In terms of what would go on the shirts, I think it would be cool to have, for example, a blue one with a plate of beans on the front (you might need an empty tin labelled "beans" just to make it clear what the small roundish objects are) and the Metafilter logo on the back. We could have a green one with a snowstorm/bunch of snowflakes on the front and AskMeFi on the back. The grey one could be gender neutral figures hugging and MetaTalk on the back. I am not sure what should be on the FanFare one. But there should be one, because have I mentioned what a great colour purple is?
posted by Athanassiel at 10:12 PM on June 15, 2015


one of those color-changing mugs that turns from [+] to [!]

also please mugs that are white inside if you make mugs. dark mugs are so bad for making tea
posted by NoraReed at 10:12 PM on June 15, 2015 [7 favorites]


A MetaFilter blue bag that says [more inside].
posted by betweenthebars at 10:37 PM on June 15, 2015 [40 favorites]


"Animals of MetaFilter", YES.
also "Foods of MetaFilter"

We'd desperately need someone with skillz far beyond a doofus such as I to bring some of these concepts to reality.

Probably best to have an open call for designs (this is where you'd need to get some guidance from the merch makers on how to submit designs) and then do something like the Shirt.Woot Derby to determine what would have the most demand. Then we need another poll to determine what kinds of items would be wanted: shirts (and how many of which sizes or styles - the shirt colors would go with the designs), hats, mugs, pins, coasters to rest our cans of Pepsi Blue on... and make public some specifics for pricing from the merch makers before we start production (as well as making sure we can get shirts, etc. that ARE MetaFilter Blue or FanFare Purple).

And I'm still volunteering to do some of the grunt work in setting this all up just as a contribution to the site (I think it'd be more important to pay a small royalty to whomever comes up with the best designs). Because Logistics is where "doing it just for fun" can become "don't bother to do it all".
posted by oneswellfoop at 10:43 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


a shirt that says [more inside]

a shirt that says [has favorites]
posted by NoraReed at 10:47 PM on June 15, 2015 [9 favorites]


I absolutely LOVE the favourites (sorry, can't spell it the American way) badge (or call it a button) that the utterly wonderful Grangousier made for London MeFites a couple of years ago.

I was wearing mine one day on a crowded train and as I was getting out at my station a guy said "I bet that jacket's a favourite of yours" and winked! I got off the train, the doors closed and took him away and I still to this day have no idea who he is but HE IS ONE OF US !!

So yeah, badges.
posted by essexjan at 12:38 AM on June 16, 2015 [22 favorites]


essexjan: that rules.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:40 AM on June 16, 2015


(Obviously he was a "Friend of Matt"...)




(Or is it "Friends of Josh," now...?)
posted by Joseph Gurl at 12:40 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


...or a shirt that just says "★ I help fund MetaFilter!" (which will be $5 more expensive than all the others)
posted by oneswellfoop at 1:37 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'd love mugs and tees with a discreet MF logo and taglines and injokes, and I love the idea of a [+] [!] badge. And I hereby propose a whole range of "what would jessamyn do" merch.

I also think there should be baby onesies for when Mefites create tiny new members. (Maybe with a comment on the tummy - "God damn it, you've got to be kind!" or at the very least "our new baby overlord".)
posted by billiebee at 1:58 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I'd like a t-shirt that has the Metafilter logo and colours on, but instead of MetaFilter it should say MotherFucker
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:49 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I know it's probably too ambitious for now, but I'd totally buy the shit out of a Metafilter board game. Oh, The possibilities!
posted by Klaxon Aoooogah at 2:50 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


One of those oval car stickers that used to mean which European country your car was from -- and it should say MEFI (since MF might cause strangers to think you are extra sweary).
posted by wenestvedt at 3:22 AM on June 16, 2015 [15 favorites]


So this is a bit specific, but what I would really like is a set of coloured stacking mugs (like these)
(Except 8 cups)

But coloured Blue, Green, Purple, Dark Green, Dark Grey, dark brown, light brown, light grey

They could also have a discreet logo on them.
or a [+]
Or maybe the logo and the Tag Line
(Like, MeFi Music Rock and/or Roll on the )
printed in modern theme exactly as on the website.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:23 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


A custom Buff, for those times we can tear ourselves away from the keyboard?
posted by wenestvedt at 3:24 AM on June 16, 2015


Oh as for general, I would say I am more keen on simple designs and logo over the specific in jokey references.

I have a dark green hoodie with the classic MetaFilter logo on in Silver and glow in the dark which I now wear all the time (Inspired from a conversation with Greenish at a meetup)
But I had that made because I didn't really like any of the existing merch at the time which was all a bit too busy.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 3:26 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


> A MetaFilter blue bag that says [more inside].

Yes please! I don't what kind of bag you had in mind, but I love the hell out of my WBEZ collapsable reusable shopping bags, and would add to them in a heartbeat with [more inside] MeFi blue ones like these.
posted by Westringia F. at 4:49 AM on June 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


"I absolutely LOVE the favourites (sorry, can't spell it the American way) badge (or call it a button) that the utterly wonderful Grangousier made for London MeFites a couple of years ago. "

I concur!
I have lost mine though.
I may have to get a new one made, they seem to be about 90p to make?
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:38 AM on June 16, 2015


I like stuff with [+], [!] and MF on it. My favorite ideas so far are enamel pins and stickers (no Euro-ovals, please). And the obelisk.

I don't usually like things made in sweatshops or out of plastic, clothes with visible logos, or things with punchlines and taglines and in-jokes on them. I have plenty of coffee mugs and pint glasses and reusable shopping bags and water bottles already. Yeah yeah, I am in a snobby-sounding minority.
posted by box at 5:43 AM on June 16, 2015


meffi I'm available to date brooch.
posted by b33j at 6:15 AM on June 16, 2015


Totebags and/or messenger bags. Doesn't have to be anything more than a MeFi-blue bag with the Metafilter logo, although I do also like the "more inside" idea.

Also enamel pins!
posted by easily confused at 6:40 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Still holding out for an eoabelisaurus mefi t-shirt.
posted by EvaDestruction at 7:20 AM on June 16, 2015 [9 favorites]


I'd drink several beverages out of a Metafilter pint glass, or dare to dream an old fashioned glass.
posted by Gygesringtone at 7:56 AM on June 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


Onesies and kid shirts.

With the [+] on the belly so you can poke their belly and say "who's my favorite? You are!"

And a flag on the butt (optional)
posted by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9 at 8:02 AM on June 16, 2015 [11 favorites]


A mascot who embodies a "Mefite".
posted by Oyéah at 8:08 AM on June 16, 2015


Swiss Army knives with a MF logo on them.
MetaTalk branded Bluetooth earpiece.
MeFi Music earbuds.
Metafilter pens just because I like to collect pens.
Mefi pillboxes because I'm old and you will be old someday too.
posted by Rob Rockets at 8:08 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Metafilter blue and green mugs, with just the symbols as design elements, no name branding. 25 Favorites, [!],[+], etc.
posted by Oyéah at 8:11 AM on June 16, 2015


Society6 now offers, among other things, leggings, rugs, and shower curtains. All which could be MeFi branded.
posted by Kabanos at 8:47 AM on June 16, 2015


Stickers. They are SO cheap to make. Sticker Guy is a great option.
posted by agregoli at 8:59 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Seconding racerback tank tops. I live in those during the summer and it would be rad.
posted by griphus at 9:01 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I am going to literally cut and paste my other comment on this subject:

"Speaking of merchandise: one thing that would be awesome would be framed prints of certain Metafilter comments/quotes. I can think of a lot of comments that I go back and re-read, and that I forward to friends, and I would love to be able to display them somehow.

I realize this might be tricky from a copyright standpoint, so maybe it isn't do-able. But if comments were nominated for it, and the authors were up for it? There are so many pieces of wisdom in here that I would enjoy hanging on my wall/giving as gifts."

Oh, and maybe some kind of card that conveys "That won't be possible." Business card? Greeting card? Mask you can put over your face with that text on it so that the person trying to pressure you can't keep getting in your face? Crime scene tape with the phrase written on it that you can wrap around yourself?
posted by a fiendish thingy at 9:13 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Any item that says "Ask" on one side and "Guess" on the other.
posted by wenestvedt at 9:27 AM on June 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


PROTECTIVE RAIN HAT
posted by exogenous at 9:28 AM on June 16, 2015


Also have I totally made this up or was there once an attempt to get a Sexy MeFites calendar going?
posted by griphus at 9:29 AM on June 16, 2015


...if you sold blank notebooks with pages colored like the different subsites and accompanied with white gel pens, I would probably buy every color

...bonus points for graph paper pages
posted by showbiz_liz at 9:37 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


Also have I totally made this up or was there once an attempt to get a Sexy MeFites calendar going?

I can see this going so wrong in so many ways -- which might actually make it a winner, unfortunately, humanity being what it is.
posted by Michele in California at 10:11 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


A tee shirt that says, "If this shirt is being worn by my corpse, contact ColdChef, undertaker to the internet."
posted by ColdChef at 10:16 AM on June 16, 2015 [22 favorites]


Contact ColdChef, undertaker to the internet.

Finally decided what my next tattoo is going to be!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 10:18 AM on June 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


Chico baaaag
posted by dinty_moore at 10:27 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


What about a t-shirt (or other merch) that simply says "MeFi's Own" ?

Cuz for a lot of us that's the only way we'll get there, haha!
posted by barchan at 10:27 AM on June 16, 2015 [12 favorites]


If there are T-shirts my request is for them to be super-soft/comfy/quality rather than a logo slapped on a cheap T-shirt. The T-shirts I save and wear again and again are the pre-softened kind with the screenprinted designs that don't crack after a few washings. Just looked in the clothes hamper and the best brands seem to be American Apparel (potentially more palatable now that their CEO is gone?) and District Clothing. I have a TopatoCo T-shirt for my favorite podcast and unfortunately it has not stood up to multiple wearings.
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto at 10:34 AM on June 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


Yeah please let there be an option for not a Hanes Beefy T or whatnot, even at a higher price point.
posted by griphus at 10:40 AM on June 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


Personally I prefer merch in general to not have the name of whatever the thing is on it - so it's an in-joke rather than an advertisement, something where a person would need to already know the thing to know what it referred to. But that's just me.
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:43 AM on June 16, 2015


My "Everyone needs a hug." shirt is basically dead, which makes me sad. It provoked comments and the occasional spontaneous hug (including a few from total strangers!) and didn't really require explanation.

Given how much work the shirts seem to be, I wonder if using a service like Cotton Bureau might be easiest; put up the design, let them handle the preordering/printing/shipping.
posted by VeritableSaintOfBrevity at 10:48 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


after greg nog galloped up to a mefi-shirt-wearing total stranger on the street and yelled HEY MEFI GUY i decided to throw my mefi shirt away to prevent any similar surprise social interactions.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:08 AM on June 16, 2015 [16 favorites]


All I want to add is that my breasts would be thrilled if the lady tees came in an option besides American Apparel.
posted by lalex at 11:22 AM on June 16, 2015 [10 favorites]


MetaFilter-badged beakers for kitchen, dining room and (British) bedroom use.
posted by Wordshore at 11:28 AM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Some silly brainstorming: Things with a filter theme


tea bags

sunglasses

mosquito netting

veils

diaphanous scarves

french presses

tea balls

dating advice books

car sun shades

tree saplings

wetlands restoration

sound effects

vacuum cleaner bags
posted by amtho at 11:45 AM on June 16, 2015


I would happily use a MetaFilter coffee mug (a mug that sports the MeFi logo and/or color scheme) and a tiny MeFi pin would be nice too.

For more blue-sky dreaming, a MeFi coffee press. Or a coffee mug that says "One of us" on one side and "MeFi's own" on the other?
posted by RedOrGreen at 11:54 AM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


I like work shirts and have one or two in my closet because they last longer than a t-shirt and also have a pocket.
posted by wenestvedt at 12:10 PM on June 16, 2015


I'd be game for regular (indoor, ceramic) mugs, or less destructible camping mugs, or water bottles, or travel mugs, with the [+] on one side and the old-school "MF" icon on the blue field on the other.

Indoor mugs should probably have variations with colorways for the subsites. The MetaTalk one should have the [!] instead of the [+]. The mugs should have the original yellow on the interior (and site-appropriate exterior).

I like the idea of merch as shibboleth for the shy to securely find meetups, especially for those of us who don't wear shirts with words.
posted by janell at 12:35 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Hoodies! Blue and green and grey hoodies.
posted by easily confused at 12:52 PM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


Once1 again2 I make3 my plea4 for for shirts for busty & plus size ladies. This means no AA - their ladies shirts are ridiculously sized5.

I know I'm not the only one who's been waiting, cash in hand, for this. For literal YEARS.

Come on.
posted by ApathyGirl at 12:59 PM on June 16, 2015 [19 favorites]


All I want to add is that my breasts would be thrilled if the lady tees came in an option besides American Apparel.

Seconded seconded. Like others, my Metafilter sized breasts will never fit into anything from American Apparel.

And for those wondering what Metafilter sized breasts means, it means they are awesome sized but frequently get into arguments with both each other and the outside world (in the form of shirts).

They also grumble about how it's become an echo chamber.
posted by barchan at 12:59 PM on June 16, 2015 [13 favorites]


^^^^ SEE?!?!?
posted by ApathyGirl at 1:01 PM on June 16, 2015 [5 favorites]


So we need a t-shirt that says "Echo Chamber" on it.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:25 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Okay guys, I have another AWESOME t-shirt idea: Mods as superheroes! Maybe a design something like this or this where the little super hero figures are all lined up in a row, and then on their super hero uniforms they could have the mefi logo and their username. And of course we have to include past and present mods and pb!

Everyone should have a different color uniform. Maybe something like this:

mathowie: MeFi blue
jessamyn: Ask green
cortex: MeTa grey
taz: Midnight mod! Maybe dark purple? Like fanfare in dark mode in the new design?
LobsterMitten: Would a red uniform with lobster mittens for hands be too obvious? Or at least a red uniform? I'm already starting to run out of colors!
gnfti: Music Mod? Dark grey maybe? Or maybe the goldenrod/yellow color like we have for links and text?
vacapinta: How about professional white? I feel like someone should be professional white.
And pb should just be a wizard. Obviously.

Alternatively someone could have a teal uniform for MeFi projects. And apparently in dark mode IRL is orange, so that could work too. Of course, the mods should get final say on their awesome super hero uniforms.

Please make this happen. I'm so excited!
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:36 PM on June 16, 2015


By the way, I personally vote for all merchandise logos (and colors) to be based on the classic theme, not the modern theme. The modern theme is great and all, but I'm still partial to classic mefi.
posted by litera scripta manet at 1:41 PM on June 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


Metafilter toilet paper. It could be called The White.
posted by Rob Rockets at 1:49 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


cortex: MeTa grey

cortex is the official music mod so his should be black for MeFi Music. Really black. Like, none more black.
posted by billiebee at 1:53 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Metafilter toilet paper. It could be called The White.

Not after eating a Plate of Beans it wouldn't be.

I'm English. Toilet humor is what we do. Live with it.
posted by Wordshore at 2:12 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'd like to interrupt my string of wishlist comments to thank Michele in California for making this post and the mods for approving it. Given some of the more contentious stuff that's being discussed elsewhere on the Grey, it's nice to have this happy thread to help balance things out a bit.
posted by litera scripta manet at 2:14 PM on June 16, 2015 [7 favorites]


LobsterMitten: Would a red uniform with lobster mittens for hands be too obvious? Or at least a red uniform? I'm already starting to run out of colors!

Oh no :( I like LobsterMitten's modding. Not red. I have watched the American sci-fi TV series called The Star Trek, and it never ends well (and always ends quickly) for the one in red attire.

gnfti: Music Mod? Dark grey maybe? Or maybe the goldenrod/yellow color like we have for links and text?

Isn't he from The Hoff or somewhere in The Netherlands? If so, bright orange is perhaps the color for gnfti.
posted by Wordshore at 2:18 PM on June 16, 2015


after greg nog galloped up to a mefi-shirt-wearing total stranger on the street and yelled HEY MEFI GUY i decided to throw my mefi shirt away to prevent any similar surprise social interactions.

to be fair I bellow whatever i see at whomever i pass, constantly, without end
posted by Greg Nog at 2:30 PM on June 16, 2015 [6 favorites]


he has been banned from several cities as a result; the anti-bellowing ordinance you are able to enact in classic SimCity is actually a response to a bellowing controversy he created in the city MAXIS was based out of at the time
posted by NoraReed at 2:40 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh no :( I like LobsterMitten's modding. Not red. I have watched the American sci-fi TV series called The Star Trek, and it never ends well (and always ends quickly) for the one in red attire.

This is what I get for not knowing enough about sci fi (or comics or superheroes). Red isn't really a mefi color anyway, so let's scrap that idea. If we're making cortex Music Mod with a black uniform, what if LobsterMitten gets MetaTalk grey? After all, LobsterMitten has done a great job using her super human patience and mod-ly might to manage this other MeTa. Or we could print the shirt in MeTa grey, and then LobsterMitten could have Projects Teal. And bright orange seems like it might be a fitting choice for gnfti.

So how about:

mathowie: MeFi blue
jessamyn: Ask green
cortex: Music Black
taz: Fanfare purple
LobsterMitten: MeTa grey (or Projects Teal)
gnfti: IRL orange
vacapinta: Professional white
pb: wizard
posted by litera scripta manet at 2:42 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


I'd love to see a book of the distilled essence of Ask. Great places to visit and what to do when you're there, travelling tips, etc. How to handle bad workplaces. What to put on a BBQ. Computer security. How to set boundaries, how to handle your partner being an assbag, etc. Perhaps pick the top 100 most frequently asked questions, or variations thereof, and sell it as a self help book.
posted by Solomon at 3:00 PM on June 16, 2015 [4 favorites]


Cross-stitch patterns of various in-jokes in the vein of Subversive Cross Stitch. Actually, these wouldn't be too hard to make - I could possibly give it a shot.
posted by bendy at 3:33 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Not red. I have watched the American sci-fi TV series called The Star Trek, and it never ends well (and always ends quickly) for the one in red attire.

This is what I get for not knowing enough about sci fi


Two of the most active "MeFi's Own" celebrities are science fiction writers, one of whom wrote an Award Winning novel built upon that very trope titled "Redshirts". A good sci-fi book if you DON'T like sci-fi, but you still do need to KNOW some sci-fi. So a "MeFi's Own jscalzi" shirt in red would be appropriate.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:07 PM on June 16, 2015


"Same as in town" money clips
Stark "FRIEND OF MATT" stickers in die-cut or printed on clear stock
"MeFi's Own" business card holders

Shirts that say (in Helvetica, after the Beatles one):
mathowie &
jessamyn &
cortex &
taz &
LobsterMitten &
gnfti &
vacapinta &
pb.
posted by a halcyon day at 7:12 PM on June 16, 2015 [7 favorites]


Solomon: I'd love to see a book of the distilled essence of Ask.

Go for it! And don't forget to post in Projects so we can all kibbitz!
posted by wenestvedt at 7:27 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


I would buy my husband a branded penis beaker. He's not on here so he wouldn't understand but I'd adore it.

And a coffee mug.
posted by _Mona_ at 9:14 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


Ah, Wordshore. GMTA. *clinks beaker*

And now it's awkward.
posted by _Mona_ at 9:17 PM on June 16, 2015 [2 favorites]


Um, ah, yes. Still, no-one ever reads this far down the thread, so we're okay.

Shuffles off, stage left, holding branded beaker.
posted by Wordshore at 9:23 PM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I just want a beer cooler (more than one, in the various sub-site colours).
posted by h00py at 3:10 AM on June 17, 2015


A cocktail shaker (which for some reason I think should have a picture of a whelk on it)
posted by billiebee at 4:32 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


A pair of mugs with 'Ask Culture' and 'Guess Culture' on them.
posted by Acheman at 6:00 AM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


mathowie: MeFi blue
jessamyn: Ask green
cortex: Music Black
taz: Fanfare purple
LobsterMitten: MeTa grey (or Projects Teal)
gnfti: IRL orange
vacapinta: Professional white
pb: wizard


Oh no, I just realized that I didn't include restless_nomad. So how about Projects Teal for r_n?
posted by litera scripta manet at 8:14 AM on June 17, 2015


An actual flag that says MOVE ON. I don't have a flagpole but I'd get one.
posted by litereally at 8:47 AM on June 17, 2015 [5 favorites]


I'd love to see a book of the distilled essence of Ask.

Go for it! And don't forget to post in Projects so we can all kibbitz!


Please remember that the policy here is that members keep the copyright to their own words, so that would complicate a project of this sort. Not necessarily a deal breaker, but not as straight forward as it might seem. (I have been assuming that if any recipe books got done, there would first be a thread asking for members to contribute their own original recipes and agree to have it published blah blah blah. This suggestion looks a good deal trickier to me than that.)
posted by Michele in California at 9:50 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


"Vintage MeFi" shirts: the original baseball shirt design with name and number, and the run of shirts that included "special snowflake," etc. I am still kicking myself for not having bought a special snowflake shirt.
posted by initapplette at 10:53 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


Oh man a distressed 1970s-style logo on a ringer tee yessssss
posted by griphus at 11:08 AM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


I love the FIAMO T-shirt design and will love it no matter how horridly overplayed Keep Calm & Carry On gets. I would buy it but the shirt options are not great for mefites with a lot of boobage. I'd love to get it on a deep v or scoop neck. (Or just to have the vector art available and I could kick in an extra $15 or so to MetaFilter this month and go order a one-off print from somewhere.)
posted by capricorn at 11:20 AM on June 17, 2015 [2 favorites]


Mugs that say "Metafilter:" with a random assortment of the one-liners that people like to think up.

How about a Mug with just,


"Metafilter: __________________________"


And white space where that line is, so people can fill in their own favourite quote (with an oil based sharpie).
posted by Elysum at 12:53 PM on June 17, 2015


So we need a t-shirt that says "Echo Chamber" on it.

I get what you're saying, but I think a mug would make more sense, structurally. Shirts are terrible at making anything echo.
posted by filthy light thief at 2:04 PM on June 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


For anyone who likes the Keep Calm thing, I'm fond of the Threadless Now Panic and Freak Out variant, which Kohls has as a decorative throw pillow, which is both weird and oddly appropriate (I want one now).
posted by filthy light thief at 2:06 PM on June 17, 2015


I'm willing to pay a steep premium for 4X beefy-t style generous fit tee shirts. I know I'm not the only fat person on Metafilter. I'd even settle for an iron-on that I can use to make my own damn shirt.
posted by double block and bleed at 2:53 PM on June 17, 2015 [4 favorites]


If we're looking for sizes outside the standard T-shirts, my husband is 2XLT and the T is a big issue for him. He never gets to have logo T-shirts because they never fit.
posted by immlass at 3:04 PM on June 17, 2015 [3 favorites]


Are we selling official MetaFilter fedoras, yet? We should be. We. Should. Be.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:09 PM on June 17, 2015 [5 favorites]


CTRL-F "banjo"

Phrase not found


ಠ_ಠ
posted by kagredon at 4:26 PM on June 17, 2015 [7 favorites]


\|/
FLAME IT
AND
MOVE ON

posted by comealongpole at 4:57 PM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


MiFi tea cozy.
posted by sammyo at 5:41 PM on June 17, 2015


Monthly subscription snack box of trunk muffins.
posted by Juliet Banana at 6:24 PM on June 17, 2015 [1 favorite]


I don't know who actually manufactures the fancy cycling socks that places like Ten Speed Hero and The Athletic Community sell, but I would totally buy some MeFi ones. Gray and blue, anyway.
posted by box at 7:42 PM on June 17, 2015


Could this be funded in the way that the Order of the Stick merchandise was funded? That way there wouldn't be any question about what products should be made, whether they would sell out and others be left on the shelf.

Sticking to the logo on most items for simplicity. Maybe the badges (buttons) could be all of the meme ideas and in jokes from which you would get a random selection?

As an illustration (apologies for any missed ideas, I have just skimmed the thread):
$5 gets you badges (buttons), mug options or tattoos,
$10 car sticker, pins or fridge magnets,
$25 for T-shirt options, all the badges (buttons) or underpants,
$40 for the hoodie,
$100 for some selection of the previous.
$300 gets you everything plus a signed portrait of a bunny with a pancake on it's head or a moderator or something,
$beeellion gets you everything plus a signed photo of all the mods wearing their superhero costumes posed in a format of your choice.

Get something similar sorted for Christmas delivery (not Quonsmas. Quonsmas is special) and you have at least 4000 possible customers and probably a lot more.
posted by asok at 7:01 AM on June 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


For my part
1) baseball top with username and number on the back
2) a green t-shirt with ask on the front and guess on the back
posted by asok at 7:05 AM on June 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Another option to accommodate all the ideas for slogans would be to bulk print t-shirts with the MF logo on the front and then allow a slogan for a selection to be chosen at an extra cost.

Here's mine: mefite.metafilter.com
posted by asok at 7:10 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I think I'm going to repeat my sunglasses idea. For filtering sun. Right, you got it already.
posted by amtho at 9:03 AM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Not quite merch, but I've always thought a Metafilter private label coffee would play well around here…well, maybe two private label coffees. Whenever a coffee thread comes up, the camps get split into "Fussy as a plate of beans" and "Regular goddamn coffee."

I'm a coffee roaster in Portland. My roastery isn't really set up to do an ongoing mail-order thing, but I know a couple places that might be able to rig this up fairly easily. If metafilter ever wanted to do a one or two shot coffee reward for donations, we could handle that in-house pretty easily.

But yes, mugs. Muuuuuuugs.
posted by furnace.heart at 9:54 AM on June 18, 2015 [7 favorites]


A retro-ish sportsball jersey for everybody's favorite team, the MetaFilter Drayguns.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:39 PM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


I've asked more than once for the return of the Special Snowflake shirt...
posted by Songdog at 7:09 PM on June 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Some fair trade/fair labor options would be great.
posted by Miko at 5:37 AM on June 19, 2015 [3 favorites]


We have cameras.
posted by normy at 12:47 PM on June 19, 2015


I also don't wear branded clothes and don't need more tat but would definitely buy a tea towel, especially if it featured in jokes or particularly excellent posts or a plate of beans.

I'd even buy a set of tea towels with a blue one, a green one, a purple one, and you get the idea....
posted by emilyw at 4:02 PM on June 19, 2015


This amazing comment from maryr really needs to be on a shirt.
posted by duffell at 6:27 AM on June 22, 2015 [6 favorites]


What about shirts that say

PROFESSIONAL WHITE BACKGROUND

in white letters on a green background?
posted by freecellwizard at 7:08 AM on June 22, 2015


Speaking as a white professional person, there is no way in fuck that I would wear a shirt that says 'professional white background.'
posted by box at 7:20 AM on June 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


Speaking as a white professional person, there is no way in fuck that I would wear a shirt that says 'professional white background.'

Same. However, I would wear a white T-shirt that said PROFESSIONAL WHITE T-SHIRT.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:28 AM on June 22, 2015 [3 favorites]


Speaking as a white professional person, there is no way in fuck that I would wear a shirt that says 'professional white background.'

Good point. Especially if you're holding a resume.

I like just shirts saying

MeFi's Own
posted by freecellwizard at 7:31 AM on June 22, 2015 [2 favorites]


PROFESSIONAL WHITE T-SHIRT

To be differentiated from your Kanye x APC white hip-hop T-shirt, naturally.
posted by a halcyon day at 1:05 PM on June 22, 2015 [1 favorite]


Adding my vote for womens' plus-sized t-shirts, NOT from American Apparel, in sizes bigger than, like, 2x. I would be SO HAPPY if I could wear a MeFi t-shirt.

I also want bobbleheads and stickers.
posted by sarcasticah at 7:55 PM on June 22, 2015


griphus: Oh man a distressed 1970s-style logo on a ringer tee yessssss

Now I'm falling through a rabbit hole of image search results and trying to figure out which best to use for MetaFilter (besides Kenny's Korral, with the lower text modified to read "All Chaps Are Assless," because that's what came to mind with that particular pose). [image source]

double block and bleed: I'd even settle for an iron-on that I can use to make my own damn shirt EVERYTHING.

Well, everything that works with iron-on materials, and rub-on tattoos for everything else.

Anyway, I know this isn't official, but I was going to compile a list of all the comments and favorites this weekend, sorting by merch type and such. I know the thread is open for a month, but there haven't been any new comments in a few days, so I think it's a safe time to make a snapshot summary of the thread.
posted by filthy light thief at 12:18 PM on June 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


Uh, filthy light thief, we need an "ALL CHAPS ARE ASSLESS" shirt with that exact image.
posted by a halcyon day at 12:47 PM on June 25, 2015


To riff on Scalia (sidenote - my spellchecker keeps trying to change scalia to scrotum), a t-shirt with:

Ask(Me) the nearest MeFite
posted by Wordshore at 3:02 PM on June 26, 2015


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