T-Shirt

It was just another flight for Wynard Mullins until his fellow Qantas passengers got a little antsy over his Princess Bride t-shirt. You’ve probably seen one, or if you’re like me, have one hanging in the closet.

 “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”

It’s got to be high in the top 20 list of the most widely spoken nerdy movie quotes. I can’t remember the last D&D gaming session where it wasn’t shouted out at least once.

Unfortunately, some of Mullins fellow passengers on the New Zealand-bound flight didn’t see the humor in Mullins’ T-shirt and simply focused on the “prepare to die” part of the quote.

Mullins now says his T-shirt, may not have been the best clothing choice for a flight (Post 9/11), but he believes the reaction of Qantas was over the top. While other passengers took their seats, Mr Mullins was approached by a flight attendant who said some people on board were intimidated by the words on his shirt and asked him:

“Are you able to remove it because some of the passengers are quite intimidated by it.”

Mr Mullins said he didn’t have another shirt and the flight attendant left in search of another T-shirt, but never returned, and according to Mullins, didn’t make eye contact with him again.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time, the whole experience was a bit over the top, but also a bit comical.”

Qantas was asked for a comment, but the airline’s spokesman said they had no record of the incident, and it appeared the incident had been handled by the crew on board.

“Qantas does have dress standards for passengers traveling on our aircraft . . . particularly for slogans which other passengers may find offensive or threatening.”

You can pick up a shirt with the slogan with a simple Google search, there are a number of styles and graphic sizes to choose from. Maybe Mullins should have flown Air New Zealand instead of Qantas, ANZ is used to unusual characters on their aircraft and appear nerd friendly as seen in the video below.

Via: Stuff

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

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Batman vs Darth Vader. How would that go down? Who would prevail? Leave it to someone and their action figures to find out. (The Mary Sue)

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday, every morning, we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

 

Finally, a good reason for “futuristic” phones, with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy we’ill never be lost in our journeys throughout the universe. Now, if only we could restart the space program so we could actually travel the universe. (TDW: Geeks)

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Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Every Monday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Dicks, buy your own Marauder’s Map, X-TREME DC Comics commercials, Doctor Who plushies, video games and smokin’ reefer might improve your memory, Darth Vader hair dryer, Call of Duty: Galactic Warfare, Tron: Legacy 8-bit, the surfing trooper, Ewan McGregor, Chris O’Dowd & Graham Norton play w/lightsabers, Leia comes to the logical conclusion, Gremlins tattoo, Hey! Listen! (stfu navi!), flying car, Millennium Falcon guitar, Game of Thrones theme on violins, sew your own Facehugger, Caution: adam WEsT FLOOR, leather Cyberman mask, first-person Pac-man, Ewok village mural, Poke-cake, Tony Stark of Winterfell, Pink Ranger the violinist, Admiral Ackbar’s plates, zombie bikinis.


Mmm, dude I love pickles. Wait, they’re really what? Barf. (Imgur)

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How To Be A Superhero

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Have you ever wanted to be a superhero?

I have. Personally, I would want the ability to teleport like Nightcrawler from the X-Men (not the movie version from X2, but the comic book version).

And yet, the main question preventing me and I’m sure millions of others, is how? I don’t want to get beat up like Kick-Ass, or subjected to awful experiments like Wolverine … so what are my options?

Lucky, here is an image submitted to the  t-shirt company Threadless for placement on a shirt, that shows you the many ways to gain super powers. Warning, they may not all be pleasant! CHECK IT OUT AFTER THE JUMP

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Go Nuts for Squirrel Girl

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If you’re anything like me, you have about a metric buttload of superhero-related shirts. I’m always on the lookout for superhero shirts that aren’t the same old ones you see at Target or at the mall.

Fortunately, the folks at Mighty Fine have seen fit to immortalize one of Marvel Comics’ awesomest characters. I speak, naturally, of Squirrel Girl. This is the hero who single-handedly defeated Doctor Doom (or at the very least a Doombot pretending to be him depending on which writer you talk to) with hordes of squirrels.

With a variety of designs from which to choose, you can rest assured that you can pay tribute to a mighty hero and look stylish at the same time. The shirts, made of 100 percent cotton, will run you $26. But, if you act now (yes, really), Mighty Fine will throw in a pair of Back-up Nuts.

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So as the kids say, nut up or shut up.

(via Mighty Fine)

Pokeman

Here’s a slightly disturbing T-shirt for sale at TeeFury via Destructoid. This is the true story of what really happens after the Pokeman Battle. They end up right where you or I would…in the ER with an 8-hour wait ahead of them. The T-shirt shows poor Charmander holding his dislocated tail and looking like he is going to cry. Pikachu has a protruding eyeball and definitely looks like he just got a good whipping. Squirtle is on his back (why?) looking about to puke…and poor Bulbasaur got bit (I think) by some rabies-infested enemy. The shirt is only available until midnight…so hurry up!!