Geek-o-rama! Or Futurama! This is from Futurama, the sci-fi cartoon from Adult Swim. I don’t understand this stuff but it is very geeky and I resemble that. I have turned on the TV late at night and caught a little Futurama wondering why I was still awake and if I someone had dosed me with LSD. Futurama combines cool, futuristic stuff, weird geekiness with dark, dead-pan humor. Very creative and a bit off from the norm.
This is wayyyyy geeky. Portal 2 is a first person puzzle platform, sci-fi video game with a backstory that centers around Cave Johnson, the head of Aperture Science. This is like a game within another game because it is set in the Half-Life universe. So many things go wrong in these labs: poisoning from neurotoxin and many other very geeky things. Wow, I love gamer shirts that only other serious gamers would understand. Beautiful! But then again, I am a very big geek.
Another Internet cultural meme, inside joke, quirky t-shirt that has an association with a cat meme. Most of what I can find says, “I may be schizophrenic, but at least I have each other!” and features a cute kitty that looks crazy. You can see it in the eyes of that little milk drinking, schizo feline. This is like when I tell people that I know that I am not paranoid, it is just that everyone’s out to get me. People are obviously not out to get me but it sure seems that way and I am so glad that, “when I am alone, I am together.”
What can I say. Miracle Max from the Princess Bride. He was played by Billy Crystal. Miracle Max was a medieval medicine man (how’s that for some alliteration?) with a good Jewish/Queens accent. This is one of the funniest movies from the eighties and this scene is awesome. I actually helped film a reenactment of this very scene, 10 years ago. If I can find that old footage in my archives, I will post it here. For now, here is a Billy Crystal discussing his character, Miracle Max. I have always loved him. When Harry met Sally, City Slickers, Monster’s Inc., Analyze This, Analyze That.
I try always to be myself but there are rare occasions when I can be Batman. Now, sometimes I can be Robin but I say forget that and just keep on being myself. Batman is so cool. He’s dark, mysterious, has cool toys and has the coolest vehicles of anyone I know. Batman is not your typical super hero because he can almost cross the line into criminal behavior when he has to. No other super hero can boast that.
First you need to know what a Mexican Sugar Skull is. Basically, during Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), people offer up these sugar skulls at the alter in remembrance. It’s sacred and spooky and sweet, just like Mexico. Naturally, Snorg Tees took this tradition and combined it with Star Wars and came up with the Sugar Skull Storm Trooper T Shirt.
You see the funny thing about this shirt is that it’s a little play on words, mixing pop cinematic culture pleasure with finite mathematics. Such a pairing, while not altogether common, is delectable in its ironic humor as long as it is executed properly. And, indeed, this Star Wars rip off is perfect pitch.
Pi says to i, “get real.” But i, in his excellent wit, comes back with, “be rational.” For you non-math geek people, here’s what this means: i is an “imaginary” number and therefore is not part of the set of “real” numbers. However, Pi is a “real” number but is not a “rational” number. In fact, Pi is what is called a “transcendent” number and there are many of those and more are discovered all of the time. How do I know this? Well, I actually have a degree in math and I used to eat, drink and sleep on math. My wife thinks I’m nuts. And I probably am. Or just extremely geeky.
These days we are constantly faced with Zombie infestations. Zombies chase you and if they catch you, they may eat your brains. So unless you can put some pea shooters or an exploding mushroom in their way before they reach me or you, I would sacrifice you by tripping you. There is one way you could make it out alive though. You could cover yourself in Eucalyptus scented hand lotion and sing Our House from the 80′s Ska band from London, Madness. You didn’t think I would leave you hangin’ did ya?
Nice little play on one of the top shows on television, The Walking Dead. Don’t you feel like a zombie when you wake up in the morning before you have that first cup of coffee, and that little tiny bump of speed. You got nothin’ before that. Who wants to even find out what life would be like without the little drugs that get us going. Boring!!! And slow. And like you’re dead and stuff.
Tequila! Lime! Salt! It’s the three amigos. Does anybody even remember the movie, The Three Amigos. I barely remember it and I’m so old I was just the right age to enjoy it thoroughly when it came out in 1986. Whatever, that’s just a little piece of this fine design. The real story is the amazing power of tequila to make you crazy.
The Princess Bride! Lightning Sand! ROUS! Flame Spurts! Now that’s some funny screenwriting giving that terrible fire swamp all of those goofy, over-the-top dangers. Rodents of Unusual Size! You have to be proud of Westley and The Princess bride for keeping their cool and navigating through unscathed. I mean, look at htose Terrors. Awful…just awful.