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Infini-Tees are back, and here's why!

So, back in January, Missy and I went to see Jonathan Coulton in concert. (You MUST go see him if you have the chance!) Often when you go to a concert, the opening act is enjoyable at best, or if you’re not lucky, a place-holder. Bear in mind, I say this as a man who used to work as an opening act, and while it often went well, there were nights that I could feel the audience willing me en-masse to get off the stage. The night I opened for Engelbert Humperdink comes to mind. (I wish I were joking.)

JoCo’s opening act, to my delight, was a duo called Paul and Storm, who were brilliant! Genuinely funny, entertaining and worth the price of admission all on their own. By blind luck I got to briefly meet Paul, Storm and Jonathan Coulton before the show.

It’s not what you’re thinking. None of them had ever heard of Basic Instructions.

Anyway, Paul commented on my shirt. I was wearing the original Infini-Tee. After the show I offered to make shirts for him and Storm. He mentioned that he had a couple of friends who he thought would really like Infini-Tees of their own, and that he’d like to buy them as gifts. A couple of days later he e-mailed me the names and photos.

Here’s a picture one of the recipients posted to his Twitter account.

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of the other recipient wearing his shirt at PAX East.

 

As a geek, I’m tremendously proud to have made these shirts, and that the recipients enjoyed them, and that someone as cool as Paul and Storm liked the shirts enough to buy them in the first place. I haven’t mentioned it before because I felt weird about jumping up to take credit for what was a gift Paul and Storm (I’ve mostly dealt with Paul, but I believe Storm was in on it) bought their friends. It felt like “bad form” somehow.

Wil Wheaton (who seems like a great guy) posted the story of his shirt to his blog today, so I feel like it’d be cool to tell the story now. So I have … just now.

I’ve started selling Infini-Tees again. They are now available.

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Reader Comments (9)

That is a very fun story! So that I may prepare my Infini-Tee photo to the highest standards, does the T-shirt vendor sell long sleeve styles?

April 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKurt Shoens

May I ask who the first subject is? It look an awful lot like Adam Savage of the Mythbusters. If it is him, perhaps he'll wear the infini-tee in an upcoming episode.

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dude

Those shirts are damn cool man. Awesome to see Wil Weaton wearing it. It would be cool if he wore it on a Big Bang Theory episode! Although they probably specify what he can and can't wear. Anyway, great stuff!

April 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarshall

Congrats Scott! Hope it will stick!

April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterReader

Tell me that's Adam Savage in the first one! If it is I hope both he and will are wearing them when I see them at W00TStock next month.

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November 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNash

Okay, now that I'm a long-time reader doing actual holiday shopping (and having seen Missy's post where Adam is IN FACT wearing his shirt on his show), I have to find out if these shirts are back again (since you posted this last April)... my husband wears t-shirts a lot; he's a fan of both Mythbusters and Wil Wheaton; I think he'd like one of these (and I'd probably get one for myself as well). The link takes me to the BI Store, but alas, no Infini-Tees there. How do I get one or more of these fabulous shirts (and is it possible to get it in a girly color, like pink)?

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