Teachers wear Ask Me shirts August 30, 2006 3:10 PM   Subscribe

Thought you might get a kick out of the shirts that all of the staff members at my school had to wear for the first day of class (they were supposed to make us more recognizable/approachable).

Unbeknownst to anyone else I considered mine to be a subtle ask metafilter ad.... (more inside)
posted by davey_darling to MetaFilter-Related at 3:10 PM (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite





posted by davey_darling at 3:10 PM on August 30, 2006


they changed our signs to "ASK US!" which i keep thinking is some sly reference to the patriot act.
posted by unknowncommand at 3:16 PM on August 30, 2006


Wowzers.
posted by cortex at 3:23 PM on August 30, 2006


can you please please please try to get me one of those shirts?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:26 PM on August 30, 2006


If it came in green it would be perfect.
posted by InfidelZombie at 3:30 PM on August 30, 2006


Oh, and you know me and my friends would have hounded you mercilessly that day...

What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
posted by InfidelZombie at 3:31 PM on August 30, 2006


African or European?

Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow
posted by ericb at 3:46 PM on August 30, 2006


/total derail/

I once asked Graham Chapman that question and he deadpanned: "I don't remember because I'm no longer king."

/end derail/
posted by CunningLinguist at 3:59 PM on August 30, 2006


Citizens demand t-shirts!
posted by boo_radley at 4:16 PM on August 30, 2006


Nice.

It reminds me of a friend's story about his first year teaching, on the night of his first parent-teacher meetings. Being nervous, he carefully prepared his thoughts for each student, plus a short bit about "teacher-family-student-patnership", days in advance. Upon showing his notes to one of the older teachers, he was informed that he would be lucky if anyone showed up. (It was basically a school for troubled kids.)

Waiting in his classroom .... first hour .... no one shows. Second hour.... still nobody .... five minutes before the end ... a parent walks in to discuss her son. My friend grabs the kid's file and looks up just as the parent removes her jacket, revealing a tshirt with massive 1980's style text on it, which says....

DONT ASK
ME FOR
SHIT.
posted by R. Mutt at 4:19 PM on August 30, 2006


I've been thinking of doing nice shirts but I can't think of anything aside from the standard logo. This is good though.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:20 PM on August 30, 2006


KISA (Keep it simple, amigo.)
posted by mischief at 4:30 PM on August 30, 2006


Metafilter: Don't Ask Us For Shit.
No, actually, you can. Really. Go on, ask us!
posted by beatrice at 4:33 PM on August 30, 2006


I could also do a gray shirt like this over the stomach area, like a tattoo:


posted by mathowie (staff) at 4:39 PM on August 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


The dude in the picture is that guy on HBO's Entourage, isn't he?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 4:57 PM on August 30, 2006


You could probably retire on the proceeds from that shirt alone.
posted by NinjaTadpole at 4:57 PM on August 30, 2006


You could probably buy the western hemisphere on the proceeds from that shirt alone.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:14 PM on August 30, 2006


Matt, some of us should get a free one of that, right?
posted by konolia at 5:14 PM on August 30, 2006


mr_crash, that dude in the picture is me (I hadn't realized just how long I'd let my hair get though, wow)
posted by davey_darling at 5:17 PM on August 30, 2006


Hell, you could buy Fark on the proceeds of the shirt alone.
posted by R. Mutt at 5:26 PM on August 30, 2006


waitasecond... davey_darling is Vincent Chase???
posted by jonson at 5:48 PM on August 30, 2006


Wasn't there an idea kicked around a few years back about getting MeFi Jerseys made with our user number on the back?

Did that ever go anywhere? Because I always wanted one.

As for t-shirt ideas how about

Front
Metafilter:

Back
[insert a couple of hundred of the best MeFi taglines in very small font]
posted by quin at 6:02 PM on August 30, 2006


User names are great for those of you with the foresight to keep them short. I always wanted one of the jerseys but figured my name font would have to be so small there wouldn't be much point.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:06 PM on August 30, 2006


quin, you can order one of my jerseys (or one of a few other MeFites), but I believe Matt has said he won't be making any other custom shirts available - doing them individually was apparently a pain.

If you do order one of mine, don't worry about being recognized, or even approached. I haven't yet.
posted by yhbc at 6:19 PM on August 30, 2006


I'd go for a Banned For Life shirt. That would be cool.

(I know a guy who works on a tug boat who has a Tug Life tattoo.)
posted by OmieWise at 6:21 PM on August 30, 2006


waitasecond... davey_darling is Vincent Chase???

I was thinking this.
posted by chococat at 7:03 PM on August 30, 2006


This is too funny.

You are the first person I would ask with any question.
posted by vidarling at 7:37 PM on August 30, 2006


You misspelled "4 lyfe", Matt.
posted by Eideteker at 9:20 PM on August 30, 2006


dd, what's the small print on the back? I'm guessing its SOME CONDITIONS APPLY.
posted by rob511 at 9:44 PM on August 30, 2006


it's
posted by rob511 at 9:45 PM on August 30, 2006


I think it says DRYDEN HIGH SCHOOL.
posted by bob sarabia at 10:20 PM on August 30, 2006


Since this seems to be the street cred thread, I must point to the overalls I wore to the WTO protests in Seattle. 1999, yo.

paskme.jpg
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:34 AM on August 31, 2006


rob511: bob sarabia has it
posted by davey_darling at 5:10 AM on August 31, 2006


Yes Matt, please do those shirts! You should set up a call for more designs of a similar bent, hopefully ending up with some in blue & green as well.

Set yourself up with a nice place like wigu's topatoco that handles the orders to the screenprinting company and the stuffing and shipping of shirts to customers. Print on nice American Apparel tees, and try to make it so that they cost $20 shipped tops.

Practically a license to print money, inspire happiness, and foster community, all at once!

It would be really nice to resurrect the user number jerseys, except this time with quality, not caf├ępress shit. You might see if you can set something up with neighborhoodies to do a metafilter user hoodie, that would be terrific!
posted by blasdelf at 6:17 AM on August 31, 2006


/* derail
The day after WTO, I was walking back home from my job at Suzzallo at the UW. I was just near the beginning of the marching route and people kept sneering at me. One guy leaned into me as he walked and practically spat at me: "scum". I got home and was changing my clothes when it dawned on me - I had been wearing a shirt I got years before at the army/navy surplus store that said "Police" on it (instead of ARMY). Guess that was kind of stupid, but I'm just such a big Sting fan, I didn't even think about it.
*/

What does it say after "Ask Me", Jessamyn?
posted by hoborg at 5:12 PM on August 31, 2006


What does it say after "Ask Me", Jessamyn?

nothing, it was just a street reference sort of thing.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:30 PM on August 31, 2006


Update - thanks to davey_darling, I now have a way cool AskMe shirt. I ♥ davey_darling!
posted by Lynsey at 10:50 AM on September 25, 2006


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