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Does This Shirt Make Me Look Like A Geek?

  1. Jan 25, 2013 #1

    ZapperZ

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    I've seen various shirts with physics and math written all over them. The most common one is the shirt with all the Maxwell equations written and "... and there was light". I never had the desire to own such shirts before.... till now.

    During my trip to the Kennedy Space Center this past December, I came across this t-shirt that made me laughed. Plus, it was also on sale. So I couldn't resist.

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    A close-up of the equations (which are badly formatted, I must admit):
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    The back has the explanation of what the equations describe:
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    I haven't worn this yet, but I'm sure I'll look like a total geek when I do.

    Zz.
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2013 #2

    Doc Al

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    I like it. Wear it with pride!
     
  4. Jan 25, 2013 #3

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  5. Jan 25, 2013 #4
    Nice T-Shirt. but If equations are written in LaTeX and fonts are other as Times New Roman then it becomes great.
    I know about this T-Shirt in your blog firstly.Front face with Equations and back has explanations.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2013 #5

    D H

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    I've got (or used to have) dozens of those. I've given most of them away.

    These shirts started back in the 1980s at Johnson Space Center with the Mission Control team that rode the BP MS 150. Selling those "Why yes, I am a rocket scientist!" T-shirts was how they raised funds for the ride. One year they printed too many and sold the extras to the gift shop. The JSC gift shop (and now apparently others) have been selling them like hotcakes ever since.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2013 #6

    Monique

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    Definitely, yes.

    That doesn't mean you can't wear it with pride :biggrin:
     
  8. Jan 25, 2013 #7

    lisab

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  9. Jan 25, 2013 #8

    Ryan_m_b

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    Awesome Tee :D and useful
     
  10. Jan 25, 2013 #9
    Lisab, that should be a T-shirt!
     
  11. Jan 25, 2013 #10
    Actually that shirt wouldn't make you look like a geek. If you want to look like a geek, wear a tapout shirt.
    That one word "useful" gave me an idea of making a t-shirt for each of my classes with lots of formulas and stuff on it to use during tests.
     
  12. Jan 25, 2013 #11

    turbo

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    You WILL look like a geek if some other geek convinces you to turn back-to-front over and over to match the equations with the explanations. Comes with the territory. :tongue:
     
  13. Jan 25, 2013 #12

    jedishrfu

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    and when people ask about the shirt you can say with pride I understand every one of them and if they persist and say: "Oh yeah How about this one?" You can reply its all geek to me.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2013 #13

    marcusl

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    Better get permission from the wife before you wear it. You are going to be a chick magnet in that shirt!
     
  15. Jan 25, 2013 #14

    Evo

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    Love it!
     
  16. Jan 25, 2013 #15

    dlgoff

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    That's you. Don't wear it until we have a PF get-together. You'll be the first person I'll want to talk to. :biggrin:
     
  17. Jan 26, 2013 #16
    Unequivocally, yes...
     
  18. Jan 26, 2013 #17
    If anyone thinks you look like a geek, just tell them to pay attention to line 10.
     
  19. Jan 26, 2013 #18

    jhae2.718

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    I picked up a similar shirt, though not as cool (it only had escape velocity on it), at JSC while attending a conference.

    I've also got one of the "Why yes, I *am* a rocket scientist." shirts. :biggrin:
     
  20. Jan 26, 2013 #19
    I've got one that say's "As a matter of fact, I am a brain surgeon," even though I'm not a surgeon. I probaly know more about the brain than most surgeons though.
     
  21. Jan 26, 2013 #20
    I was also there this past December, family went to Florida for Christmas. Seeing the Saturn V was definitely a high point in my life. Such an amazing feat of human engineering.
     
  22. Jan 27, 2013 #21

    jhae2.718

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    Rocket Park at JSC is pretty neat if you're in the area.

    Ah, you see, now you've forced my hand:
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  23. Jan 27, 2013 #22

    jedishrfu

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  24. Jan 27, 2013 #23
    OMG, that is the coolest thing I've ever seen. I even look exactly like that guy, well maybe ten years ago, and I was just a cocky. Didn't dress that sharp, though, I wish I would have, looking back.
     
  25. Jan 27, 2013 #24

    jedishrfu

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    I had a friend once who was an MAA champion in HS and he went to some campus frat party where this college dude was talking upperclass undergrad math to some people like he really knew it well until my friend stepped and started discussing it with him and totally demolished the guy and his argument.

    My friend had completed all of HS math by 8th grade in a time before AP and IB courses and was sent to the local college to continue his math studies paid for by the school district.
     
  26. Jan 27, 2013 #25
    Oh yes, that was pretty awesome, but the Saturn V is what really floored me. I've always been a big fan of the space programs and aerospace engineering. Knowing just what the Saturn V represents when it comes to human accomplishment while seeing one in real life was pretty overwhelming.
     
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