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NerdKungFu owner Dave Inman, the nerdiest guy around.  That's Dave on the right

That's Dave on the right. Check out his blog at TheNerdBlog to see what he thinks about the latest movie, Star Trek, or hear how miserable his dating life is.

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The Tao of T-Shirts

According to Dave

It's true that nerds love t-shirts, the nerdier the better. The first t-shirts were actually union suits (long johns) from the 19th century cut into separate top and bottom halves and were worn by miners and stevedores (the manliest of men) for use in hot weather. It gained in popularity after being issued to sailors in the US Navy during the Spanish American war in 1898

In the 60's the ringer first appeared and the technology behind screen printing was advanced. At that point t shirts ceased to be merely something to wear under your button down shirt and evolved into an art form.

It was inevitable that nerds would adapt to the t-shirt world and that nerdy t-shirts would be incredibly popular. Nerds are the most caring and passionate fans and constantly desire the opportunity to advertise their particular brand of fandon. Printed nerd t shirts are the perfect way to do that.

Nerdy shirts also serve as a great opportunity to identify fellow fans. If someone recognizes your Paper Street Soap Company shirt being from the company that Tyler Durden created to sell human fat back to rich suburbanites in Fight Club odds are the two of you could have a nerd ho-down and geek out over the brilliance of that movie. Seeing someone wearing a nerd tee that you identify with is the perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with an otherwise complete stranger and possibly make a friend (or at least someone to yell at on a fan message board).

Thus we come to the Tao of T-shirts and the best process for selecting your particular brand of nerdy t-shirt design. According to semiotics (the science of signs and signing) everything you choose to wear or have around you says something significant about you. Are you a math geek? How about a pi t shirts? Batman fan? Maybe something from the Dark Knight or even just a Welcome to Gotham City tee?

Honestly your best bet is to enter your favorite nerd theme into the search engine and see what kind of magic we have. With a t-shirt level of over 9,000 (haw!) the odds of finding something amazing are extremely good. Or, if you are feeling more leisurely and just want to see what we have shop the categories above or head to the right side of this page and click on the Nerd Genre section. In it you will see a tremendous list of specific films, characters, games, and ideas, each one with at least one good nerd tee (or sometimes poster) in the subject of your choice.

We are also always adding new stuff and looking for good suggestions so if you can't find something email customer services and say something like "Any chance of getting some Babylon Five shirts?" (We have been trying to get B5 shirts for years. The studio just won't license them out). All suggestions will be very carefully considered, especially if it's for a nerd shirt we hadn't thought to look for.

Thanks for reading this. Have fun on our site and we truly how you find the most amazing tees you have ever seen.

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