March 14 is Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day, geek people! March 14 is widely recognized as Pi Day, because the date resembles the value of pi, or 3.14…

Since we love reasons to celebrate, and we love eating pie, many people use Pi Day as an occasion to make and eat pies. Here’s a photo from, with what looks like a peanut butter cup pie. Plus, Timmy the monkey is wearing Jayne’s hat from Firefly, which gives this photo even more geek appeal.

I wish you a Pi Day filled with happiness and pie!

thinkgeek pie

PS – Check out this pi shirt!

Pi by Numbers Babydoll

Pi by Numbers Babydoll

What is Pi? Some might define it as the ratio of a circle’s circumference divided by its diameter. Others might think it’s an irrational number that’s impossible to know completely. Still others might think it’s a mystical, transcendental, almighty number that will only finally be revealed when society as a whole puts on a bunch of purple felt jump suits and hitches a ride on a nearby comet. Those people aren’t reading this description though. They are browsing the website. But we digress… We here at ThinkGeek like to think of Pi as a way to help you come up with creative reasons to spend your hard earned cash on a T-shirt. Quick question. When is Pi day? March 14th of course. Think about that for a second. Now, while still mesmerized, drop this shirt into your shopping cart. Navy blue 100% cotton babydoll tshirt. Stretchy and fitted, not baggy like the guys’ stuff! Pi symbol printed on the front in white. The first 4493 digits of Pi were used to construct the Pi symbol itself. That’s a whole lot of Pi. Enough for everybody to share so don’t get greedy on us now. A big shout out from ThinkGeek goes to Archimedes way back in the B.C. for finally giving us a good approximation of Pi, and doing so without the benefit of modern trigonometry. And thanks to the Egyptians and Babylonians for trying. Note: The brighter blue (royal blue) shirt that you see in the action shots has now been discontinued. Sorry folks! But navy is nice! You wanted navy anyway, right? 🙂 100% combed ringspun cotton, 1X1 rib, 1X1 rib bound collar, 1/2” collar height, self fabric binding on collar, side seamed, tapered waist, garment washed, no-shrinkage

Customize this shirt with your own geek slogan

write on shirt

Here is a fun shirt from ThinkGeek. You can customize it by writing whatever you want in the white fields, wash it, and start over again! The marker is included.

How many different combinations of noun, verb, noun can you come up with? Make it snarky or sincere, frightening or funny. Express your feelings in geeky mad libs style! Having trouble getting started? Here are some ideas I came up with:

  • im in ur computer corrupting ur files
  • im in ur refrigerator eating ur treats
  • im in ur microwave popping ur corn
  • im in ur belly gestating ur alien
  • im in ur head poking ur brain
  • im in ur hatch pushing ur button
  • im in ur battlestar galacticating ur cylons
  • im in ur office toasting ur pita
  • im in ur castle saving ur princess

Okay, you get the idea. Thought of a good one yet?

I’ve finally decided who to vote for…

vote for Mario and Luigi in 2008

Okay, I know I don’t usually write about politics here, but I couldn’t pass this one up. Check this out! How perfect is this Mario – Luigi Campaign Tee for a Nintendo-loving geek like me?

Here’s part of the endorsement statement from the pundits at ThinkGeek:

We wanted to introduce you to our favorite candidates in the running for the ’08 election: Mario and Luigi Giordano. They own a local pizza joint where everything’s homemade, just like in momma Italy. Face it. Almost all America’s problems can be solved with a generous application of mozzarella. And pepperoni. And especially mushrooms.

I love it. I’m seriously thinking about buying it. 🙂

Are you ready for pi day?

pi shirt

In honor of the upcoming scholarly holiday, I am highlighting a fun shirt from my shop. Yes, self-promotion time. Plus, I think this is a very cool shirt. I guess that might tell you something about how un-cool I am. 😉

The “I LOVE PI” shirt expresses my nerdy tendencies and punny sense of humor (I know, it’s so funny, you forgot to laugh) in a geek chic fashion statement. If this kind of thing appeals to you, go check it out. Remember, pi day is 3.14. That’s March 14, get it? Right on!

Here’s a New Geek Shirt for my Blogging Buddies

Ping Me shirtHere is the first in a series of designs I’m doing especially for bloggers. I’m inspired (and a little bit annoyed at times) by all the chiclets and buttons people have on their blogs. Well, here’s one humongous chiclet you can wear around town. This one says “Ping Me,” in the standard proportions (80 x 15, but gigantified), with that pixelly font that looks good in tiny sizes, on a two-color, divided background. Just don’t blame me if someone tries to click your chest. 😉 Get yours at my CafePress shop. Requests or suggestions for additional versions of the chiclet tee are welcome.

Geek Gift Idea: Lorem Ipsum…

This is my latest geek design: “Lorem ipsum…” Lots of people won’t understand the humor of this one, but if you are someone who routinely builds or uses web site templates and such, you’ll recognize the familiar dummy text. I thought it would be funny to put it on shirts and stuff, so here it is. Maybe this would look great on your office wall. Or maybe it would make the perfect gift for a certain someone. Enjoy!