Archived Tee - 2011-10-06
He's dead Jim
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Ah, the poor red shirt. Ensign Whosit. Yeoman Whats-his-face. Don't bother learning their names, as they won't be around long enough for you to need to know them. This design is my tribute to unsung heroes everywhere who tirelessly do their work behind the scenes and sometimes give their lives while the flashy ego-maniacs in charge get all of the credit (and all the alien women).
Engineers, Communications Officers, Security, Administrators - this shirt is for you.
And now for a brief interview:
If you were a redshirt, how would you like to die (from WinterArtwork)
In perfect honestly, I'd say that if I were a redshirt, I'd like to die in one of the ways that the main crew have died - that is to say, in a way that you can come back to life. Whether they've been blasted by aliens or radiated by warp coils, there ALWAYS seems to be a way to bring them back. But if you're a background character in a red shirt, a hangnail could be life-threatening. Failing that, I'd like to at least be killed in a way that is honest and noble, that saves lives and stops wars, and most importantly, that doesn't lend itself to pithy one-liners from the 'lead' characters.
Would you be Kirk's "wingman"? (from John Midgley)
Absolutely not. Kirk already expends enough energy chasing alien women without any encouragement. We might be able to actually GET ON with this scientific mission if he spent a little more time in the captain's chair, and a little less time chatting up the local totty. AND he never even brings the cute friends back to the ship, like he says he will! Jerk.
Which of these two phrases is correct: The yolk of an egg *IS* white, or the yolk of an egg *ARE* white? (from Billy Allison)
Ah, sneaky one Billy, VERY sneaky! Of course as any good student of Dr Seuss knows, the yolk of an egg *IS* -- Green!
In the event of a bear attack, which Ian Leino shirt should I wear? (from Matt Dearden)
I would have to say "The Most Dangerous Animal in the World", which shows a grizzly bear riding a motorcycle, carrying a great white shark with a laser on it's head. Any standard, non-shark-toting bear would of course be intimidated, and would bow to you in deference to your obvious superiority, then would most likely show you where all the honey and pic-a-nic baskets can be found.