Revenge of the Nerds High on Stress T Shirt

by on January 31, 2010

Let us take a moment and celebrate on of the classics: Revenge of the Nerds. In particular, one of the classic characters in fine film: Booger. He proudly wears this beautiful tee, which, along with Bluto’s College Tee in Animal House, may have been the catalyst to the massive funny tee shirt culture we enjoy today. This was ground breaking shit.

Looking at it in context, this is a terrific piece of understated humor. This movie came out in 1984 in a burgeoning coke culture. Everything was pointy, plastic and frizzed out. The music was synthesized to an inch of its life. It’s like a high sugar life under a flickering fluorescent life. This Booger guy gets it. Everybody’s trying to be in on the next hostile takeover and get there’s, to feather their hair just right, and to get cocaine thin. It was a stressful time, so why not take it to the next level and announce you are High on Stress with this beautiful tee. Also, you’ll prove that you know where you come from historically in terms of humor in cinema and on shirts and stuff…you know what I mean, right?

You can catch a glimpse of that tee in the trailer, when the dude says: “what is a nerd?” and Booger is lighting up a cig at the end of the table. Check it:

P.S. Booger, aka Curtis Armstrong, is 56 years old. Damn. Time flies when you’re an iconic rabble rousing slob.

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