custom MetaFilter baseball t-shirts are now available November 2, 2002 4:45 PM   Subscribe

No one asked for it, but I figured what the hell: custom MetaFilter baseball t-shirts are now available.
posted by mathowie (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 4:45 PM (101 comments total)

Very nice! Just in time for Diwali/Christmas too!
posted by riffola at 4:59 PM on November 2, 2002


I would have suggested instead of a Script "Metafilter" on the front, a lovely "Fuckwit" would have sold better.

In either case, as soon as I get my paycheck I'm buyin.
posted by Stan Chin at 5:08 PM on November 2, 2002


That's some funny shiznit. And I know shiznit.
posted by machaus at 5:16 PM on November 2, 2002


[this is wonderful]
posted by mcwetboy at 5:17 PM on November 2, 2002


Splendid!

Can we get them with any user's name on them?

*rubs hands together cackling with glee*
posted by hama7 at 5:19 PM on November 2, 2002


Y'know, Matt, you might want to consider Stan's idea there... some generic (translated: cheaper) shirts with "Fuckwit" and graphics for the number... such as a stack of pancakes or a Nimbus Broom.

Yes, I know, I sound like our team is the Metafilter Ponies...
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 5:23 PM on November 2, 2002


Sweet! How long will these be available? I'll start saving me pennies now.
posted by rushmc at 5:39 PM on November 2, 2002


W00t! I definitely want one - will you be able to take Paypal when I have enough $$ to order it?
posted by Lynsey at 5:41 PM on November 2, 2002


Of course, I'd rather have a sudama or mathowie than a djacobs. We should be able to buy the jerseys of our favorite mefirs, right, like in the pros?
posted by djacobs at 5:44 PM on November 2, 2002

W00t!
Indeed.


posted by goethean at 5:44 PM on November 2, 2002


Very very cool, Matt. But I suspect 'stavrosthewonderchicken' might not fit, even across my broad and manly shoulders....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:46 PM on November 2, 2002


2X is too small!

Any chance of a 3 or 4X for those of us who are...uh...better-fed? The extra charge is not a problem.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:57 PM on November 2, 2002


Waaiii I definitely want one! I love the "team" metafilter idea. Just need to save up now...

How long will these be available for?
posted by puffin at 6:03 PM on November 2, 2002


Yes, I know, I sound like our team is the Metafilter Ponies...

You see those who's walking onto the field? They're gonna get eaten.

I might just order two: if I remember the old rubber band/tie dye tricks of yore, I should be able to make one of the jerseys into a "pinstripe" uniform (heh-heh)!
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:12 PM on November 2, 2002


Since we have outfits, can we challenge Rusty and his Kuroshins to a vicious game of slow pitch? Cuz I know we can take them...
posted by RJ Reynolds at 6:21 PM on November 2, 2002


I should be able to make one of the jerseys into a "pinstripe" uniform (heh-heh)!

On a similar note, I like the user ID number idea, but I'd like mine with my photo above it, mugshot style.

"Oz, hell--I'm doin' real time on the 'Filter..."

(Also, I second the call for a pancakes shirt...)
posted by Shane at 6:24 PM on November 2, 2002


Teehee. 10947 is a long, long number. That's not even remotely the reserve bench - more like watching the game from another planet. Which of course I am.

The Skallas half-price is a bargain; I'll take four. Besides, Skallas sounds like a baseball player. My name sounds like a geeky Metafilter user or something.

*goes username-searching for the best name/number combinations*
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:34 PM on November 2, 2002


On that note if you're taking requests for MeFi allstars, then I want kayceenicole 9042.
posted by Stan Chin at 6:41 PM on November 2, 2002


I would like to put in a request for owliss.
posted by eddydamascene at 7:17 PM on November 2, 2002


neat. could i have this one but with my username on it?
posted by moz at 7:32 PM on November 2, 2002


So, when are the bobble head dolls coming out?
posted by y2karl at 7:41 PM on November 2, 2002


I think I'll keep offering these forever, so there's no time limit. Cafepress does accept paypal, btw.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:49 PM on November 2, 2002


Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 5: Will it break?
Board Member 6: It better break eventually!
Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 5: Does it come with batteries?
Board Member 4: We could charge extra for them.
Board Member 7: Is it safe for toddlers?
Board Member 6: Is that a boy's model?
Board Member 3: Can a parent assemble it?
mr_crash_davis: Is there a larger model for the obese?
Board Member 1: What if you tire before it's done?
Board Member 8: What the hell is it?
posted by UKnowForKids at 8:05 PM on November 2, 2002


So let me get this straight. The T-shirts ... they vibrate?
posted by gleuschk at 8:24 PM on November 2, 2002


Is Team Metafilter ironed-on or silk-screened?
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 8:45 PM on November 2, 2002


CafePress products are Iron-ons, but they're decent iron-ons.
posted by riffola at 8:47 PM on November 2, 2002


Oh, I'm sure I'll order one, but I keep having recurring thoughts of walking around somewhere, out in the open, and someone behind me saying "Hey! You! You're yhbc?" If this ever happens, it will either be a very good thing, or a very, very, bad thing.

Maybe I'll play it safe and order 7683 instead. Heck, everyone likes ColdChef. Who, by the way, got married today. Sorry if I've blown any cover, but I think that kind of news deserves a little shout-out here as well (in a subtle, buried-within-an-existing-thread kind of way).

Congratulations again, young lovers - may your love grow through the years, and may you always be each other's best friend.
posted by yhbc at 9:32 PM on November 2, 2002


"Also keep in mind you shouldn't buy one of the demo shirts listed unless you're me or miguel,"

crap!

i wanted a miguel shirt.
posted by jcterminal at 9:44 PM on November 2, 2002


Thanks Riffola for the info.!
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 9:55 PM on November 2, 2002


Is the blue shirt MeFI blue (#006699)?
posted by DBAPaul at 10:02 PM on November 2, 2002


i want a little bobble-headed chihuahua that says "Yo Quiero MetaFiltrero?".
posted by quonsar at 10:32 PM on November 2, 2002


I'm not buying a MiguelCardoso shirt unless it sports the pic with the smug look and the cigar!
posted by rushmc at 11:00 PM on November 2, 2002


Lots of free time on a Saturday ni--err, Sunday morning, so...

Who likes Pancakes?

(1.1MB 300dpi PSD available upon request.)
posted by Danelope at 2:39 AM on November 3, 2002


I'm not buying a MiguelCardoso shirt unless it sports the pic with the smug look and the cigar!

You already have three of those, rushmc - what are you doing with them? Using them as dish clothes? Just don't expect any more packages if you are. Why, if we weren't old friends, I'd bet you were just keeping the vintage port bottles they come wrapped in and throwing them away. All that "to be closer to you" bullshit now rings sort of false...
posted by MiguelCardoso at 3:15 AM on November 3, 2002


They come in three colours? Damn shame. I propose we all go with blue! (or is it customary for teams to have more than one colour shirts? (I'm not american, can you tell?))
posted by fvw at 3:42 AM on November 3, 2002


[This is very good.]
posted by adampsyche at 6:32 AM on November 3, 2002


I really wanted a fishfucker shirt

posted by matteo at 7:00 AM on November 3, 2002


fvw, I'll second that motion.
posted by DBAPaul at 8:58 AM on November 3, 2002


Excellent. We are sooooo going to beat the crap out of Plastic. Now when do we get the football jerseys.

I would like to put in a request for owliss
At least Arliss was cancelled.
posted by owillis at 8:58 AM on November 3, 2002


mat: how about just the baseball logo on a mousepad? it's easy to do, and you don't need to customize for each person....and would be cheaper for us poor folks...
posted by amberglow at 8:59 AM on November 3, 2002


it's a real cool idea, but as a rule of thumb I don't wear shirts for web sites! exceptions: blogger.com, nintendo.com
posted by mcsweetie at 9:08 AM on November 3, 2002


mcsweetie: So what have they got that we don't got?
posted by languagehat at 9:27 AM on November 3, 2002


the letter o?
posted by ODiV at 10:25 AM on November 3, 2002


Cameras?
posted by Danelope at 10:52 AM on November 3, 2002


anyone else thinking metafilter itself is ready for a facelift? the baseball script would look pretty sweet in the corner..
it wouldn't even be a facelift really, such a small change. more like botox.
posted by smt at 10:59 AM on November 3, 2002


this is what I'd love on my shirt:

posted by ac at 11:07 AM on November 3, 2002


I made up my mind. I'm going for the blue one.

[on preview: do you have any blue bunnies ac?]
posted by ginz at 11:11 AM on November 3, 2002


so I can't decide... would it be ironic or sad to have a metafilter shirt with a high (14000+) number on it?

That pancake graphic of Danelope's rocks tho. Hmmm...


posted by tittergrrl at 11:26 AM on November 3, 2002


< ------>
Uncanny resemblance, eh?
what's this about blue bunnies
posted by ac at 11:43 AM on November 3, 2002


blue bunnies on a blue shirt. ton sur ton.
posted by ginz at 11:49 AM on November 3, 2002


somehow_i_don't_think_this_offer_is_for_me.

what do you think, stavrosthewonderchicken?
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 12:11 PM on November 3, 2002


Does anyone know where I might find my ID?
posted by Fat Buddha at 1:18 PM on November 3, 2002


Fat Buddha- Look on your profile page. You are #13249.
posted by scottymac at 1:22 PM on November 3, 2002


Thank you scottymac, it's odd, I cannot find that number anywhere on the page.
posted by Fat Buddha at 1:49 PM on November 3, 2002


Does anyone know where I might find my ID?

Fat Buddha: that sounds like the hit song from the Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Metafilter:

Oh I've searched far and wide
For that ineffable little number
That could get me a ride
On that roller-coaster rumba...

(bla bla bla)

But I have this problem, you see
My friends all buy t-shirts,
But I have no t-shirt
Does anyone know...
Oh does anyone know
Where poor me might find my ID?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:55 PM on November 3, 2002


No, I'm not your mudder
So forgive me this jest -
May I simply suggest
You click on Fat Buddha?
posted by MiguelCardoso at 1:58 PM on November 3, 2002


He already clicked on it, Miguel. Didn't do him any good.

FB: No need going to your user page, just hover the cursor over your name and look at the status bar below the screen. It's the last thing there (after user.mefi).
posted by languagehat at 2:27 PM on November 3, 2002


This is a good idea. Everyone who gets one should snap a picture and put it on their user page.
posted by corpse at 2:30 PM on November 3, 2002


How do you place a pix on your user page?
posted by JohnR at 2:51 PM on November 3, 2002


JohnR: You can use html in your description, so you'd use '<IMG SRC="http://url/to/your/image">' (in its simplest form).

*sacrifices some MeFi virgins in the hope of getting his custom shirt uploaded sooner*
posted by fvw at 3:52 PM on November 3, 2002


XQUZYPHYR: I don't think everyone should be wearing my name and number on their back.

Fuckwit
17241

I like it!


posted by fuckwit at 4:02 PM on November 3, 2002


Is ( . )( . ) getting one?
posted by Recockulous at 4:23 PM on November 3, 2002


I'm worried that if I bought one, I'd look like a child molester.
posted by UKnowForKids at 5:27 PM on November 3, 2002


would it be ironic or sad to have a metafilter shirt with a high (14000+) number on it?

I dunno, but I went ahead anyway. I'm wondering if it'll be ironic or sad when I end up paying a hundred bucks for a baseball shirt after currency conversion, custom brokers, etc.
posted by timeistight at 5:42 PM on November 3, 2002


has cafepress' t-shirt iron on quality improved lately? i bought a "vandalay industries" shirt from them a year ago (2 years, maybe?) and after one wash the graphic was faded really, really miserably - after 10 washes it was damn near invisible. i was not happy.
posted by tristeza at 5:53 PM on November 3, 2002


Does my num look big in this?

Timestight - can we go out together? It's the only way my num will look small.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 5:55 PM on November 3, 2002


Sure Miguel! Bring your shirt to Vancouver, and I'll buy you dinner. You buy the port.

Besides, I've heard that user numbers don't matter.
posted by timeistight at 6:02 PM on November 3, 2002


It's what you do with them, is what they say. :)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 6:05 PM on November 3, 2002


I really wanted a fishfucker shirt

tell you what -- i'll buy two, and then sell you one at a low low markup.

and plastic sushi.


how's the cut on those shirts? should someone who wears med/large depending on cut get the large or the medium? (I.E. is it cut kinda biggish, or is it going to be really snug?)

posted by fishfucker at 6:11 PM on November 3, 2002


So when are the MeFi action figures coming out?
posted by epimorph at 7:45 PM on November 3, 2002


fishfucker: the medium is biggish (wide really)...and get me one of yours too!
posted by amberglow at 8:21 PM on November 3, 2002


So when are the MeFi action figures coming out?

I'm just waiting for "Chicken Soup For The MeFi soul."
posted by tittergrrl at 8:31 PM on November 3, 2002


This is off topice, and I don't want to burst anyone's bubble, but that rabbit with the pancake on it's head that everyone is so fond of? Well, that thing on it's head is not a pancake. It's a Japanese sweet bun called "dorayaki", and consists of two flat sweetened pastry disks filled with usually red bean paste or custardy cream. You'll notice that the picture of Oolong (that's the rabbit's name) is even named "oolong-doriyaki". Granted, one element of doriyaki is sort of pancakey, but there is a significant difference, and I could stand by no longer and allow this injustice to be perpetrated.

Other animals also seem to like doriyaki....
posted by sir walsingham at 8:59 PM on November 3, 2002


Who here likes doriyaki? I love doriyaki.
posted by Stan Chin at 9:06 PM on November 3, 2002


would it be ironic or sad to have a metafilter shirt with a high (14000+) number on it?

Sad. Speaking without bias, I'd have to say that if your number is higher than 536 you are rather hopeless.
posted by owillis at 9:17 PM on November 3, 2002


Doriyaki > pancakes.
posted by casarkos at 9:24 PM on November 3, 2002


sacrifices some MeFi virgins

There are some left? I heard they all went away when they found that Miguel doesn't like them.

The shirts are way cool, but the exchange rate, freight, thieving careless postal workers who, like all of us, sometimes have accidents ... I'd need to sell one of my kids.

I'll have to think about it.


posted by dg at 10:26 PM on November 3, 2002


I don't know who tanasil is, but his/her user number on a shirt, well, that r0x0rz.
posted by Hjorth at 7:19 AM on November 4, 2002


Is baby jesus ordering one?

posted by me3dia at 9:02 AM on November 4, 2002


what happens to the poor shmucks like me
who dont have a card ?
can i post you money matt ?
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:29 AM on November 4, 2002


and how do you find out your number ? hmm?
posted by sgt.serenity at 10:32 AM on November 4, 2002


sgt.serenity:

He's selling the shirts through CafePress. They take cheques and money orders in addition to Credit Cards.

Your user number can be found by looking at the URL of your user profile, for example: www.metafilter.com/user.mefi/14482
posted by jacquilynne at 10:59 AM on November 4, 2002


oh right, brilliant !

*visions of matt sorting through giant stack of t-shirts
in huge warehouse like the one at the end of raiders
of the lost ark*

anyone know how to put your photo in your profile?

im a very handsome scotsman by the way....


posted by sgt.serenity at 11:04 AM on November 4, 2002


sgt.serenity:
that question was answered here

Anyway, I know I said I'd order a blue shirt, but..... I don't really wear blue.
Think I'll go for black.
Black or blue? Argggh.
posted by ginz at 11:14 AM on November 4, 2002


I just know if I buy a shirt and wear it to work on 'casual' Fridays it's going to cause me grief.
posted by grum@work at 12:08 PM on November 4, 2002


Walsingham - you asshole. Did you really have to tell everyone that that wasn't really a pancake?? Was it really necessary?! Is it really that relevant? Are you just trying to find flaws everywhere?? That picture has been the single joy in my life recently, and now that I know it's not a pancake, it is very painful. So now you come in with your goddamn nitpicking and say, Oh it's actually a japanese food which isn't a pancake. Metafilter is all about pancakes, OK? So why don't you go back to wherever you came from and eat your dorayaki. It looks like a pancake, doesn't matter what you may think it is. So stop.
posted by ac at 1:15 PM on November 4, 2002


ac - Whoa. Settle down there big fella. Sir Walsingham was just kidding. It's pancakes. Really. Always has been, always will be. Any evidence to the contrary is nothing more than a clever hoax.

Perhaps other bunnies have Asian pastries on their heads. But ours has pancakes. Which is as it should be.

Take a deep breath. It's pancakes.
posted by y6y6y6 at 2:04 PM on November 4, 2002


I like my pancakesdorayaki dripping in sarcasm.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:52 PM on November 4, 2002


i still have no idea how to put a photo up,
does this make me stupid?
posted by sgt.serenity at 3:13 PM on November 4, 2002


sgt.serenity - you can only put a photo up if it exists somewhere on the web. Mefi doesn't provide disk space for users to put stuff on.

If your photo is already on the web, follow these directions. If not, sorry.
posted by gleuschk at 3:26 PM on November 4, 2002


Wow y6, you're so cool because your post is sarcastic!
posted by ac at 4:14 PM on November 4, 2002


oh crap
posted by ac at 4:15 PM on November 4, 2002


"Wow y6, you're so cool because your post is sarcastic!"

No. I'm cool because my adventurous life rocks, everyone who's met me thinks I'm wonderful, women say I'm fantastic in bed, and I cook the best egg rolls on the whole f'ing planet. I'm cool because while everyone else whines about not having a cool life, I get off my ass, track cool down and party all night with it. I'm cool because I can pull all this off and still remain humble.

In short - I am cool *despite* being sarcastic.

[just kidding]
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:39 PM on November 4, 2002


I think you're all cool. No, really.

/sarcasm... or not?
posted by UKnowForKids at 5:26 PM on November 4, 2002


Medium is the smallest size? I'm swimming in those damn things. Apparently I'm the anti-Crash Davis (just as Nostradamus predicted). Crash, maybe we could switch lifestyles for a while?
posted by Samsonov14 at 6:32 PM on November 4, 2002


you are soooo cooool y6!
can i be you? please ? plleeeasssee?
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:11 AM on November 5, 2002


Sarcasm aside, I call Central Japan home so I guess I can jump into the tangential thread to say that dorayaki may be two mini pancakes with some yummy sweet bean paste in the middle, but they are still most *definitely* pancakes.

And I'm eating one right now.

Back to the regularly scheduled thread...I want my user name on the shirt with jalbertson's number on it. I've been lurking since then, doesn't that count for something? What's that you say? NO? Fine, I'll just go back to lurking here and eating my dorayaki in silence.
posted by squasha at 6:15 PM on November 7, 2002


Seriously, can we not get 3x or 4x in this one? Some of us are, you know, ample.
posted by ecrivain at 2:40 PM on November 10, 2002


Ok, next, could we have custom shirts for our favourite threads? Number 1142 with Matt's sign where the name is supposed to go?
posted by fvw at 2:58 PM on November 11, 2002


Matt, I'm pretty sure that if you made a 9622 thread shirt, there would be a lot of buyers.
posted by gen at 3:08 PM on November 11, 2002


Matt,

Got my MeFi Baseball jerseys today (i ordered two one blue, one black.) Nice, real nice.

The Cafe Press jerseys are better than the elen feiss t-shirts in quality, but not as good fabric as the sweat-X jerseys. Of course, the MeFi jerseys look a hell of a lot cooler.

Thanks Matt.
posted by DBAPaul at 4:13 PM on November 18, 2002


« Older There is a minor bug with the text stylesheet.   |   MeFi pro? Newer »

You are not logged in, either login or create an account to post comments