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Title: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: The extra letter on 09 Mar 2008, 06:35
So, I was in Broadway shopping centre (in Sydney) yesterday when I saw a guy wearing the bear face t-shirt thing.

(http://questionablecontent.net/shirts/bearmonsterboy.jpg)

Truth be told, it was the first bit of QC merch I've seen in real life, and I was awesomely surprised to see it.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: fatty on 09 Mar 2008, 06:39
An XKCD top on a dude, i spotted,
[stand back, i'm going to try science!]
Needles to say, I was rather excited.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: The extra letter on 09 Mar 2008, 06:43
I saw a Control Alt Delete t-shirt on a guy once, too. Also at Broadway.

I kinda threw up a lil' in my mouth.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: öde on 09 Mar 2008, 07:01
I saw a guy wearing QC merch at a party, or at least he recognised my hobocore tshirt. I never saw him again.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Hat on 09 Mar 2008, 07:05
My dream is that one day I will run into a complete stranger wearing the Diesel Sweeties "Rock is Dead" tshirt at the same time I am wearing it. We will see each other from a certain distance, walk past each other, wordlessly high-five, and go about our days.

I remember running into a guy wearing a piece of achewood merch at a party I was at once and we wound up starting a fire together which was a nice bonding moment.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: mooface on 09 Mar 2008, 07:20
about a year ago one of my housemates had a couple friends come visit us over here in rome.  one of them turned out to be dan haaga.  as in this (http://www.jephdraw.com/random/danhaaga.png) dan haaga.  it turns out his older brother went to school with jeph and he told jeph to update indietits at a party (or something along those lines).

there are only a couple other people i know who read QC at all (one of which was the person who convinced me to join up with the forums 3 years ago).  i've never seen anybody wearing any qc merchandise but then again i don't even own any myself.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jeph on 09 Mar 2008, 07:29
Weirdest QC merchspotting I ever had was when Cristi and I were wandering around Soho the night before MoCCA in NYC last year and a random dude walked by in a hobocore shirt.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: tania on 09 Mar 2008, 07:56
people wear so much qc merch here i barely even bat an eye anymore. it is everybody's favourite comic. i don't think they even read any other comic. there have been at least 5 or 6 different occasions where the moment i even mention music i listen to or that i read webcomics the immediate response is "oh tania, you definitely need to read questionable content!" which of course isn't a bad thing at all. mostly i am wondering whether jeph had any idea his comic would end up appealing so perfectly to 18-25 year old hipster university students in southern ontario.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 09 Mar 2008, 08:04
As a matter of fact, his focus group consists entirely of 18-25 year old hipster university students from southern ontario.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Mar 2008, 08:13
I once saw a guy wearing the SCIENCE! (It works, bitches) t-shirt from xkcd. It made me smile.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Slick on 09 Mar 2008, 08:35
Weirdest QC merchspotting I ever had was when Cristi and I were wandering around Soho the night before MoCCA in NYC last year and a random dude walked by in a hobocore shirt.

At this point you should have punched him in the face, and said 'that's mine, give me my fucking shirt back!'
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: clockworkjames on 09 Mar 2008, 08:35
I saw a girl at the start of the week with a "Coffee of doom" skinny and a pintsize hoodie. Fun was had.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 09 Mar 2008, 09:11
My dream is that one day I will run into a complete stranger wearing the Diesel Sweeties "Rock is Dead" tshirt at the same time I am wearing it. We will see each other from a certain distance, walk past each other, wordlessly high-five, and go about our days.

I remember running into a guy wearing a piece of achewood merch at a party I was at once and we wound up starting a fire together which was a nice bonding moment.
Well, if I ever meet you, I'll make sure to sport my "I'm a rock, I rock out" tee to feel all connected.

There's this one really nerdy dude at my school that I see wearing web comic tshirts all the time, and I met a chick wearing the indie tits shirt from a little while back through of friend on mine, also on campus.

EDIT: OH! And I just remembered my favourite barista/waiter at this cafe called Tequila Bookworm I frequent was wearing a "Bears Will Eat You" shirt. I wanted to talk to him about it but there was a line and I didn't want to be the jerk holding it up.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: october1983 on 09 Mar 2008, 09:11
I was recently facebook "stalked" (I flatter myself by calling it that) by a girl I'd never spoken to after wearing my Evolution Kills t-shirt in a history lecture. She added me with this long message about how she saw I was wearing the t-shirt and how she loved QC. That was a fun time.

Oh, and I saw someone wearing an XKCD raptor t-shirt in the supermarket once.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: michaelicious on 09 Mar 2008, 09:14
I don't think I have ever seen anyone wearing any sort of webcomic merchandise before.

Guys I feel kind of left out here.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: ledhendrix on 09 Mar 2008, 09:29
Neither have i, we can be left out together.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Switchblade on 09 Mar 2008, 09:33
Ran into somebody wearing a "these tits are more indie than you" shirt at Ohio Renfest 2003, that was fun.

I actually ordered an "Evolution Kills" shirt last week. International order though, so I'm not expecting it for a while.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 09 Mar 2008, 09:52
a "Bears Will Eat You" shirt.
Where is that shirt from? I thought I had come up with that bit when I made the sign for kat; it is vaguely disappointing to realize that I was unconsciously lifting the idea from somewhere I'd seen it before.

ADDITION: I suddenly realized that I am 99% sure that shirt is from SGR. I'm a go check.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: greenMonkey on 09 Mar 2008, 12:39
One of the French Horn players in the wind ensemble that I am in was rocking a Pintsize + Flying V shirt one day.  It was weird to see QC-related stuff out of context.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 09 Mar 2008, 12:40
yesterday I was wearing my It's Rock O'Clock SGR shirt, which was apparently recognised a few times. I also feel hat and julia and i should meet and have fun with our rock shirts
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: AndrewDB on 09 Mar 2008, 13:05
I wear my QC Merch (one tshirt... so far), with pride.

I love the dang thing, I wear it every chance I get (as often as it's clean.).
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Storm Rider on 09 Mar 2008, 13:16
I have seen at least two other people on campus wearing the same Evolution Kills t-shirt that I have.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: tommydski on 09 Mar 2008, 13:41
I only ever see Webcomic Merch when I am meeting people from 'the scene'.

Do we even have 'a scene'? I feel like we qualify for 'a scene' by now.

I have a bunch of Achewood, SGR and QC shirts but nobody ever seems to notice them. I think I got a vague nod at my 'The Dude Has Got No Mercy' shirt once.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2008, 14:20
I occasionally wear my Coffee of Doom tshirt to college. I wore it to school on a non-uniform day once as a sort of in joke with a guy in my french class, since no one else knew what it was. Trouble is, I have to hand wash it because the colour runs (does anyone else have that problem?) and I hate handwashing, so it's only clean every month or so. This is not the way to treat a shirt, I know.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: pickle on 09 Mar 2008, 14:58
I'm doing a PhD in an electrical engineering department, the largest grade 5 research group in the UK. The university also has large departments in the mechanical eng and physics. People not wearing webcomic (especially, shock-horror, xkcd) sourced t-shirts are in the minority.

This is why I haven't bought any xkcd shirts, I'd just be part of the crowd.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Liz on 09 Mar 2008, 15:02
I have never seen anyone wearing one, but I did wear my Dinosaur Comics shirt to a concert once and some random guy recognized it. We had a nice little chat and then he disappeared back into the crowd. I never saw him again.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Lines on 09 Mar 2008, 15:02
I only have two merch shirts, the Cat and Girl "My record collection can beat up your record collection" and Married to the Sea's "Don't fornicate." While wearing the latter while visiting a friend's campus, my friend's friend had the MttS "Shakespeare got to get paid, son" shirt. Much fun was had. Other than that, that's it for webcomic merch. I know several people who read the same webcomics I do, but a they don't buy shirts. I would buy more if I wasn't poor.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: est on 09 Mar 2008, 15:03
I saw a dude wearing a Coffee of Doom shirt whilst on the train with Heather the other day.  It was odd.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Barmymoo on 09 Mar 2008, 15:08
I think it's possibly more likely that you'd see someone wearing QC merch in the US and Canada than anywhere else, although I could be totally wrong. I've never seen any here in the UK except my own, although my friend is shortly going to purchase a t shirt I think. Then again, I introduced her to it so it doesn't really count.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: pen on 09 Mar 2008, 15:17
I've never seen anyone wearing QC merch in Boston, and so far, no one has commented on mine when I wear it except to ask what it's in reference to.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Mar 2008, 16:20
Last Monday I saw someone carrying a Math Is Delicious tote from the university.

Nobody has recognized my Achewood shirt yet. It's kinda depressing.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 09 Mar 2008, 16:25
Not even girls pretending to recognize your shirt so they have an excuse to talk to you?
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Mar 2008, 16:26
I have seen one QC shirt (Pintsize Flying V) at Uni, we motioned the girl over and said "Hey, cool shirt! We love QC! Are you on the forums?" which is the first thing I ever say if anyone says anything about QC, because they need to know how cool I am. (She wasn't on the forums.)
I wear a lot of webcomic merch but I have never had anyone comment on mine! My boyfriend, however, says that his Music+Science shirt gets "Hey, QC" comments all the time.
Unfaaaair.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Johnny C on 09 Mar 2008, 16:35
Not even girls pretending to recognize your shirt so they have an excuse to talk to you?

A couple have made me take it off to "have a look."
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: sean on 09 Mar 2008, 16:37
Do we even have 'a scene'? I feel like we qualify for 'a scene' by now.

Only if we dye or hair black and wear Fall Out Boy t-shirts.

hur hur hur

Anyway, nobody in the DC area seems to wear webcomic merch. Which means I need to get off my lazy ass, get monies, and go order some SGR shrits like i've been planing to for about the last two months.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Mar 2008, 17:19
There actually was the one time when I was wore my Indietits tee to the supermarket. My teenage girl cashier spent the whole time she was scanning my groceries staring at the shirt, then at the end, looked up and said "I don't get it."
I sort of blushed and said in a holier-than-thou voice, "Oh, it's from the Internet." (Because this explains everything.)
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: calenlass on 09 Mar 2008, 17:43
Yeah, I only get "Hey QC"d for my hoodie, and I don't ever see anyone else wearing it*.


*I introduced everyone I knew at the time of discovery to QC, so all the people from then do not count.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: imapiratearg on 09 Mar 2008, 18:23
Where I'm from, no one is cool enough to wear QC merch.  Except for a few, maybe.  But I have yet to see any, anywhere.

The only webcomic merch that I've seen so far, is my friend Shane's Patches t-shirt.  I don't even think he reads it, though.

I want myself an "Everything is ruined forever" shirt.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: butmyrobotloves on 09 Mar 2008, 21:02
i actually went out of my way to talk to a girl in the library today because she was wearing a bearmonster hoodie.  every time i see someone wearing merch from webcomics I like I cannot help myself.  i will barrel over to them and get really excited.  oh dear.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 09 Mar 2008, 22:47
I've only ever seen a guy with the bearmonster hoodie at my university too. A few times, actually, but always the same guy, and I'm never wearing any of my QC shirts when I see him.

I've seen a couple of peoples at shows here wearing Dinosaur Comics tees, and the odd Diesel Sweeties shirt floating around. One girl at my U wears a VG Cats shirt.

The only webcomic tees of mine anyone has ever spotted and recognized was a Toothpaste for Dinner shirt and a Red Meat shirt, but Red Meat is syndicated in the local arts & entertainment weekly, and I don't know if it counts as a 'real' webomic. My QC and Wondermark shirts go unrecognized but people always ask where they're from. I've got the Perry Bible Fellowship 'Unicorn Power!' shirt coming in the mail soon, though... we'll see if anyone picks that out of the crowd.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Aztex on 09 Mar 2008, 22:49
I saw a guy wearing a TEH t-shirt at uni.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 09 Mar 2008, 22:51
I wear a TEH shirt at university... don't suppose you live in Calgary, by any chance?
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Boro_Bandito on 09 Mar 2008, 23:53
I own a Stongbad shirt.. but that's about it. Every now and then somebody will recognize it.

It used to be white, until one day while I was tiedyeing another shirt and some spring festival thing, and it got some on my Strongbad shirt. So I just went ahead and dyed it too. Didn't turn out very well.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: squawk on 10 Mar 2008, 00:36
I have three QC shirts and a Dinosaur Comics shirt and an Achewood shirt and nobody recognizes them because I go to a really lame high school in a really lame town. Wtvr.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Tom on 10 Mar 2008, 01:05
I don't have the money to get them and even if I did no one would recognise it.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Patrick on 10 Mar 2008, 03:23
(snip) QC merchspotting (snip)

At this point you should have punched him in the face, and said 'that's mine, give me my fucking shirt back!'

The best kind of autograph is the kind that causes permanent scarring and a misaligned nose.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: redglasscurls on 10 Mar 2008, 03:51
Anyway, nobody in the DC area seems to wear webcomic merch. Which means I need to get off my lazy ass, get monies, and go order some SGR shrits like i've been planing to for about the last two months.
I've seen a few Evolution Kills shirts on the UMD campus, and there is a pretty large group of QC fans here so I'm sure there are more. I have a SELLOUT shirt, but I never wear it because the girls shirts shrink and suck.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: normz on 10 Mar 2008, 05:16
i was in chermside (brisbane shopping center) and thought i saw a dude in a qc shirt but when i tried to take a second look his gf looked at me funny and i gave up, however i have hope that maybe one night whilst drunk in the valley i will stumble across someone in a QC shirt and we shall be friends
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Aztex on 10 Mar 2008, 06:25
I wear a TEH shirt at university... don't suppose you live in Calgary, by any chance?

nope UNSW, in Sydney.

I wear my Evolution Kills around a bit, wore it on stage during my Revue (http://www.cserevue.org.au). Got pretty grubby after 12 show nights.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: thehollow on 10 Mar 2008, 06:42
I've never seen anyone wearing QC stuff in EC. I think I saw a guy at my school wearing an achewood shirt in a picture on facebook, but I'm not sure. I don't pay much attention though to what everyone around me is wearing, so I could've very easily missed seeing one.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Tactical Error on 10 Mar 2008, 07:52
I ran into a guy wearing a Math is Delicious shirt at an art fair about a year ago. Other than that I'm the only person I know who wears QC merch.

I get the most questions about the Coffee of Doom shirt and it usually goes something like this...

"What's Toffee of Doom?"
"That's a C."
"Oh"
Then I tell them about QC.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 10 Mar 2008, 07:53
I wear a TEH shirt at university... don't suppose you live in Calgary, by any chance?
Because I'm sure you are the only person in the entire world with a TEH shirt who is in college.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: karl gambolputty... on 10 Mar 2008, 08:19

Anyway, nobody in the DC area seems to wear webcomic merch.

Some of us do!  I've seen a couple of XKCD shirts on the GWU campus, and I used to wear my Dinosaur Comics shirt around before I lost it.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Dasota on 10 Mar 2008, 09:18
A couple years back I was with my friends and we saw someone with a Megatokyo shirt and one of the girls in my group was someone I had just met so when we both pointed it out, we were instant friends. I see some CAD and a few QC shirts when I go to the gaming nights at a local college.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: failingwithstyle on 10 Mar 2008, 12:07
I myself have some QC and XKCD merch, but I've never seen anyone else with any.  Then again, I'm 16, live in a small town, and don't get out much. 

I can see myself going off to college and spazzing out upon finding someone with webcomic merch. 
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Barmymoo on 10 Mar 2008, 12:24
Tactical Error, I was once asked what Totty of Doom was. That amused me.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: sean on 10 Mar 2008, 14:20

Anyway, nobody in the DC area seems to wear webcomic merch.

Some of us do!  I've seen a couple of XKCD shirts on the GWU campus, and I used to wear my Dinosaur Comics shirt around before I lost it.

Why do I never see people like you walking around?

no fair
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: karl gambolputty... on 10 Mar 2008, 16:44
Probably because we spend most of our time in Unix-labs or drinking at home.  Or drinking in Unix-labs, although you can get in trouble for that sort of thing.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: C Patrick Carolan on 10 Mar 2008, 16:55
I wear a TEH shirt at university... don't suppose you live in Calgary, by any chance?
Because I'm sure you are the only person in the entire world with a TEH shirt who is in college.

I thought... maybe...?
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Mar 2008, 18:21
So, it looks like all of Australia likes QC.

I've spotted no less than two QC t-shirt wearers out and about on the streets of Sydney.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Faker on 10 Mar 2008, 19:07
And one of them might have been me!

I get loads of compliments for my sad guitar and music+science=sexy tees.

My Dude and Catastrophe hoodie normally gets perplexed looks!

Saw a guy in a pub in Dublin once with an Achewood tee, we drank tequila together and confronted the gardi.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: usmcnavgeek on 11 Mar 2008, 00:00
When I was still on Okinawa I was wearing my Loch Ness Monster Adventure Club shirt and got spotted by a random lieutenant who was touring the barracks.  It was kind of weird.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: KharBevNor on 11 Mar 2008, 00:13
I only own one webcomic shirt (SGR: I Am Your Secret Scary Friend) and no one has ever recognised it, though people have commented that it is a cool shirt nonetheless.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Mar 2008, 00:28
Haven't seen any one around here wearing a single internet shirt, kind of wish they did.

Lets see, I own the Megatokyo Ninja shirt (got it when I was younger), the NPC shirt, Jesus is F'ing Metal, Jenova's Witness, Hey Listen, VG Cats, and Olly's Organix
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Tom on 11 Mar 2008, 00:38
Olly's Organix

that shirt is the fukken shitz
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: imapiratearg on 11 Mar 2008, 05:17
the NPC shirt

I want one of those.  It's not a webcomic shirt as far as I'm aware, but my friend Sam has one of those "Mister Chief" t-shirts.  I think it was made by Bungie.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: B!shop on 11 Mar 2008, 06:30
I've met one person who wears QC merch. I became friends with him (we were doing the same course) and then stopped being friends with him because he's a bit of a dick.

Sunrise, sunset.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Jen Ever on 11 Mar 2008, 06:37
I wore my 'I can has torrents' shirt to work the other day, and three people commented - Two were all "lol torrents omg i use the internet too!" and one actually got it.  "So what do you think of Faye banging Sven?!" is not a discussion I ever thought I'd have in real life, at the smoker's hut. 
(In which case you're stumbling upon this, guy in the hat - Hi!)
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Ballard on 11 Mar 2008, 07:25
Weirdest QC merchspotting I ever had was when Cristi and I were wandering around Soho the night before MoCCA in NYC last year and a random dude walked by in a hobocore shirt.

It is 80% probable that this was my drummer.

Also I was at MoCCA if you remember.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 11 Mar 2008, 09:14
When I was still on Okinawa I was wearing my Loch Ness Monster Adventure Club shirt and got spotted by a random lieutenant who was touring the barracks.  It was kind of weird.
Yeah that would be weird.

Along the same lines, I have nightmares about a student recognizing a QC shirt I'm wearing. I've already had one experiences of a student coming to class in a shirt I recognized (he was wearing 'bomb the blogosphere') but kept mum about. Obviously I don't wear t-shirts to class when I'm teaching or at all during the winter, but what happens if someone runs into me on a weekend when it's warm again?
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Blue Kitty on 11 Mar 2008, 10:38
Your credibility will be ruined my friend, best burn them all

the NPC shirt

I want one of those.  It's not a webcomic shirt as far as I'm aware, but my friend Sam has one of those "Mister Chief" t-shirts.  I think it was made by Bungie.

I don't know if there are any others, but this is where I got mine (http://www.megagear.com/product_p/mt%2001-1002.htm)
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: E. Spaceman on 11 Mar 2008, 11:42

Along the same lines, I have nightmares about a student recognizing a QC shirt I'm wearing. I've already had one experiences of a student coming to class in a shirt I recognized (he was wearing 'bomb the blogosphere') but kept mum about. Obviously I don't wear t-shirts to class when I'm teaching or at all during the winter, but what happens if someone runs into me on a weekend when it's warm again?


He would be all "omg, joe hocking is jhocking????? who could have guessed?"
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 11 Mar 2008, 11:52
Your credibility will be ruined my friend, best burn them all
Not necessarily. I do teach in art school after all. And specifically, I teach courses in computer illustration and animation, so being a fan of webcomics fits right in. Still, it would be hella awkward.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Barmymoo on 11 Mar 2008, 12:05
I was in the college library today, reading the forums and pretending to be writing an essay, and when I walked out I suddenly realised how unbelievably geeky I would be considered if anyone actually recognised my Coffee of Doom tshirt. However, I figured that a) if anyone recognised it, they must have read the comic so would be unlikely to criticise, b) I wasn't that bothered anyway and c) I live in a community where the height of fun is attending the local Young Farmer's Association Whist Drive.

Moral of the story, kids? Don't be ashamed of what you wear, remember there is ALWAYS someone geekier than you (unless you're the boy in my old school who ran the Warhammer club and the Model Railway club and ran Linux classes, in which case I salute you), and most importantly the QC forums are better than porn because the college filters don't recognise them as non-work-related.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 11 Mar 2008, 12:13
Moral of the story, kids? Don't be ashamed of what you wear, remember there is ALWAYS someone geekier than you (specifically, at Carnegie Mellon)
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Elizzybeth on 11 Mar 2008, 12:35
Not necessarily. I do teach in art school after all. And specifically, I teach courses in computer illustration and animation, so being a fan of webcomics fits right in. Still, it would be hella awkward.

On a similar note, I was teaching an entry-level college freshman composition course when I was sixteen, and every day I walked into the classroom (usually in a suit), I crossed my fingers and prayed that no one would guess how old I was, given that the youngest of my students were still two years older. 

Re: the OP, I have almost bought webcomic merchandise three or four times, but never seem to get around to it.  Several times, though, I've caught my friends making QC, xkcd, or Dinosaur Comics references, and we get to have, "Hey, you read webcomics, too?" conversations.  It's fun!
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 11 Mar 2008, 13:42
I get a lot of comments on my secret kisses shirt, not because they like or know of Diesel Sweeties, but because it is an awesome shirt. I guess if you just glance, it kind of looks like mondo-cleavage.

And my friend made her boyfriend a shirt of this XKCD (http://xkcd.com/303/) because I guess that happens a lot at his job. I was like !!!!!!!! XKCD !!!!!!!!! but really I should never be surprised considering how many of my friends are engineers.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: a pack of wolves on 12 Mar 2008, 00:49
Not necessarily. I do teach in art school after all. And specifically, I teach courses in computer illustration and animation, so being a fan of webcomics fits right in. Still, it would be hella awkward.

How so? A friend of mine teaches geography and regularly runs into his students at events outside of the university they have a common interest in, and a guy I know from gigs seems to teach in the department I study in although admittedly he's never taught me. None of this seems odd, so I'm wondering why somebody recognising and commenting on a t-shirt would be awkward.

My friend and I saw a guy wearing the library science shirt in the pub a little while ago, it looked far better in real life and we felt the need to do a high five. I see far more Cat And Girl hoodies than anything else though.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: morca007 on 12 Mar 2008, 01:12
When I was at Linfield, the girl who sat across from me in Russian Civ wore a QC shirt to class one day.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jeph on 13 Mar 2008, 22:16
Wil Wheaton just ordered a Hanners shirt.

awesome
  /
 :-D
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Ozymandias on 13 Mar 2008, 22:18
Man isn't telling us that a breach of Starfleet protocol.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: NarwhalSunshine on 13 Mar 2008, 23:16
I only own one web comic shirt, the Snape is Innocent shirt from punksnadnerds. After book seven came out I underlined is.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: gardenhead_ on 14 Mar 2008, 04:01
I saw a guy wearing a TEH shirt on the first day of school this year but he hasn't worn it again, which is kind of weird. I also once saw a girl wearing a 'Professor Science' t-shirt and I wanted to compliment her but she was on the other side of the road :(
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Patrick on 14 Mar 2008, 05:51
Wesley Crusher just ordered a Hanners shirt.

Use his real name.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Eli on 14 Mar 2008, 11:54
A kid at my school wears a TEH shirt every Monday. It's kinda weird.

My boyfriend has a "SCIENCE! It works, bitches." shirt, but he hardly ever wears it to go out because he's scared someone will get offended.  :?

I would really like a "Clearly I've made some bad decisions" shirt or the "I'm not antisocial, just shy. (You can talk to me)" shirt, but alas, I don't have paypal.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: thebrosef on 14 Mar 2008, 14:39
There was a guy wearing a Math is Delicious shirt in my Italian class. I said to him, "Hey, I read QC too." and he said "What?". Then he never wore it to class again. I still sometimes wonder how he got a T shirt from a webcomic that he doesn't know exists.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: öde on 14 Mar 2008, 17:45
Presents?
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Hat on 14 Mar 2008, 21:16
My boyfriend has a "SCIENCE! It works, bitches." shirt, but he hardly ever wears it to go out because he's scared someone will get offended.  :?

And I thought I was a coward for never wearing my "WHITEY" shirt out in public. And I mean, thats kind of legitimate because I live in a neighbourhood full of Sudanese folks and they are all really awesome and i don't want them thinking I am a racist just because they have not been in this country long enough to get that people are just ridiculously sarcastic all the time

Also, dear cute girls that wear Dinosaur Comics/XKCD shirts at my university. I would totally hit on you but I don't know how to initiate a conversation based off a shared interest in webcomics, but you are all gorgeous and have taste so good on you.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: valley_parade on 15 Mar 2008, 03:27
Wil Wheaton just ordered a Hanners shirt.

awesome
  /
 :-D


I talked to him on TotalFark once or twice. Coolsauce!

(Hat, I think the "FEELINGS ARE BORING KISSING IS AWESOME" shirt sums everything up. Less chatting, more kisses.)
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Patrick on 15 Mar 2008, 07:27
Shane you suck I hate you.

I think my friend said he was going to buy me that "Kissing Is Awesome" shirt. I hope he does.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: jhocking on 15 Mar 2008, 07:50
I would not be down with receiving that shirt from a dude.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Patrick on 15 Mar 2008, 08:06
FIGHT YOU, HOCKING
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: littlelove on 15 Mar 2008, 10:43
There is a guy at my college with a QC shirt on... I saw him with it on a while ago, but I just stared at the shirt and missed his face...
which is too bad, because I could have had a conversation with him :P
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 30 Mar 2008, 10:09
I met one of my best friend's old friends from his old Ottawa high school last night and she randomly mentioned QC. I got pretty excited and was like "Oh man, I've been on that forum for like 4 years!" and she was like "Yah, I mostly lurk on the Sendspace thread and steal music". We had a pretty good laugh. I might have been really amused by this because I was fairly drunk by this point in the evening, though.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Aminal on 30 Mar 2008, 10:22
A chick was crossing the street yesterday for class change, wearing the blue-footed boobies (http://www.threadless.com/product/333/Nice_boobies) shirt.  I interrupted my friend Adrian to shout over his head, "NICE BOOBIES!"

...Everybody except her heard me.  I don't think Adrian will walk with me to class anymore.



Edit: I realize this isn't a QC shirt, but I figured we were all familiar with the birds-which-are-also-breasts shirts.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Liz on 31 Mar 2008, 11:46
Saturday when I was at work, I saw a dude in an xkcd shirt (the "my normal approach is useless here" shirt). I thought about saying something but I had to get to the registers because there was a line.

What's funny is I work at Bath and Body Works. Tee hee.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: duallain on 31 Mar 2008, 14:36
I will roll around wearing my Sad Guitar shirt and have had a girl randomly accost me while I was eating dinner.  (Dear random girl, you seemed nice but that was one of my weirdest experiences ever.)

Me walking around picking up food.

"Wow! QC is awesome"  -- She runs away!

"Umm, yeah it is?"
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Ozymandias on 04 Apr 2008, 00:02
Someone should just go ahead and make a shirt for their comic that says "I read <insert comic> so talk to me about it for makeouts."

I would suggest Jeph do it, but his merchandising model is to draw random things in the comic on boobs and then sell them onto real boobs. It would break the fourth wall.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Patrick on 04 Apr 2008, 06:03
I would buy it, so I'll suggest it to Jeph.

Jeph, please do this. I will buy you a '59 Telecaster*.

*If by my buying this shirt the proceeds go toward buying a vintage '59 Telecaster, more power to you. Otherwise you're on your own.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 04 Apr 2008, 09:49
I came into my linear algebra class to take a test yesterday and looked up and saw this dude I've talked to a couple times wearing an Evolution Kills tee. Go figure that someone is wearing webcomic merch in my nerdiest of classes.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: KiwiTroubie on 05 Apr 2008, 19:40
I saw a guy in a coffee shop here in New Zealand wearing the "Library Science" shirt. Which made me crack up. Which wasn't hugely appropriate because I was in the middle of a meeting over coffee at the time. There is also guy in my sign language tutorial wearing the "Science: It Works, Bitches!" shirt.

Though, to be fair, "Science: It Works, Bitches!" was on the front page of the university magazine a couple of weeks back. The guy who introduced me to xkcd and I had a good little chuckle when we saw that.

Good times.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: slinkyindieninja on 22 Apr 2008, 03:07
I saw a guy wearing a TEH shirt in Busch Gardens in Florida in summer 2006. Okay, not yesterday, REALLY not yesterday, but whatever.

And a girl in my film and literature class (Goldsmiths, London) wore a bearmonster t-shirt I think twice last term. I think she was a visiting student from the U.S.. If this was you, I was the taller one of the two Doc Martens wearing goth ladies in your seminar group. I was too shy to go "OMG I LOVE QC TOO".

And now I'm going back to lurking. I actually just logged in to post this, because I am that sad. I haven't been on this forum in about two years. And I had eight messages, which makes me feel bad.

Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: DoubleAW on 22 Apr 2008, 04:42
I wear my </3 and Evolution Kills shirt occasionally (wearing the latter right now). Only a few people at the high school have recognized it. This makes me sad panda.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: The extra letter on 22 Apr 2008, 05:01
I saw the bear dude again a week or so ago. I think he's stalking me.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: tommydski on 22 Apr 2008, 06:19
I wear my green Hannelore shirt to bed.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: tommydski on 22 Apr 2008, 06:20
You will see it if you sleep with me.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Lunchbox on 22 Apr 2008, 06:37
Today I ironed.
I have entirely too many webcomic t-shirts.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Tehz on 26 Apr 2008, 23:49
I own the same QC bear-monster shirt. One of my favorites, honestly.
Title: Re: Yesterday, I saw a guy wearing QC merch.
Post by: Symptom on 27 Apr 2008, 07:40
I saw the bear dude again a week or so ago. I think he's stalking me.

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