Author Archives: Memetic

Live Long and Prosper T-shirt


Those who are fans of Star Trek and even most of who aren’t recognize the Vulcan Salute.

The salute was devised and popularised by Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the half-Vulcan character Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek television series in the late 1960s.

Although there are several designs around related to this salute, I wanted, as always, something that was elegant, something that even non-fans could wear and feel comfortable. Well, I hope I did it.

If you are a trekkie you are gonna be one of the most stylish. If not, rest assured that you will get many glances.

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Poor Impulse Control T-shirt

In the excelent novel “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson  one of the characters, Raven, gets a tatto with the phrase “Poor impulse Control” in his forehead, an indication that he has been arrested for committing a violent crime.

Here’s a little excerpt:

Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world… Hiro used to feel this way, too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this was liberating. He no longer has to worry about being the baddest motherfucker in the world. The position is taken.

Snow crash

What makes Raven the “baddest motherfucker in the world”?

Well, these are some of the main points of his resume:

  • His father was nuked twice before he was born, making Raven a mutant.
  • Once killed most of the crew and passengers on a Russian nuclear submarine with a piece of glass, leaving the survivors to work in knee-deep blood.
  • Can make knives from glass that are a molecule thick and can therefore slice through bulletproof fabric. They can also pass through metal detectors without being detected.
  • He has electrodes in his brain that are linked to a hydrogen bomb stolen from a Russian nuclear submarine. If Raven dies, 20 square miles of landscape around him disappear.

I’m sure many people will like the design regardless of its relation with the novel and I guess that being available in “glow in the dark” is a plus. It’s a good design to wear at night.

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By the way if you have read the book I’d like to know which hilarious details you liked most.

Fahrenheit 451 T-shirt

Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury’s timeless classic, frightening vision of the future where firemen don’t put out fires —they start them in order to burn books. The Bradbury classic envisions a society where books are forbidden, free thought and intellectualism discouraged and questioning authority can get you killed (Any parallels with today’s society?).

The title is based on the temperature at wich paper was suposed to catch fire and burn. Although different papers burn at different temperatures, the fact is that “Farenheit 451” is a powerful “title” to wear on.

There’s a 1966 movie by François Truffaut but I didn’t want to base it on the film, just create a strong highly-visual impact.

The design is available in 3 colors over a variety of shirt colors depending on the product. Except for the Glow in the Dark design, red and golden yellow designs are made of Flock vynil, so it has a velvety touch.

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Coupon for October 4-10

US: From October 4-10 you will receive a discount of $10 on orders worth $50 or more. The order needs to include at least one long sleeve shirt (any will do!). The coupon code for US is GOLDENFALL.

EU: From 4-10 October you will receive a discount of €10 on orders worth €50 or more. The order needs to include at least one long sleeve shirt (any will do!). The voucher code for EU is AUTUMNTASTIC.

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Selfish T-shirt. It’s not me, It’s my genome.

This is a t-shirt design based on a proposal from one of the facebook fans of memetic tees and related to The Selfish Gene, a book on evolution by Richard Dawkins, published in 1976. Dawkins coined the term “selfish gene” as a way of expressing the gene-centred view of evolution as opposed to the views focused on the organism and the group.

Selfish. It's not Me, It's my Genome

Selfish. It's not Me, It's my Genome

Elegant with a touch of humor. Are you a fan of evolution or Dawkins’ books? Don’t miss this shirt, is a must have for you.

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In the Beginning… Was the Command Line

This is the title of an essay by Neal Stephenson published online in 1999.

From the Wikipedia: “The essay is a commentary on why the proprietary operating systems business is unlikely to remain profitable in the future because of competition from free software. It also analyzes the corporate/collective culture of the Microsoft, Macintosh, and free software communities.”

Despite the contents of the essay, I was captivated by the title the very moment I read it. It’s a great title, something worthy of the great writer that he is. It is a blend of mysticism and technology that makes you imagine stories regardless of the content of the essay. I liked it so much that I decided I wanted to wear it and, well, this is the result. I’m thinking of starting a “slogans” section.

In the beginning...was the command line

Simple but elegant. A perfect gift for Hackers, Linux lovers and geeks.

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