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T-shirt of the week: Cosa Nostra Pizza

For the mundanes out there, the Cosa Nostra Pizza employee shirt is just another chunk of faux-mafia merch one might obtain at a theme restaurant during spring break. For the true geek initiates, it is at least a tip-off that you are a fan of Neal Stephenson and, in certain circumstances, a claim that you are the last of the freelance hackers and greatest swordsman in the world.

For the mundanes out there, the Cosa Nostra Pizza employee shirt is just another chunk of faux-mafia merch one might obtain at a theme restaurant during spring break. For the true geek initiates, it is at least a tip-off that you're a fan of Neal Stephenson and, in certain circumstances, a claim that you are the last of the freelance hackers and greatest swordsman in the world. You're both the hero and the protagonist of your personal story, and you drive an awesome car. Wear the shirt with pride—just don't disappoint Uncle Enzo.

About Jay Garmon

Jay Garmon has a vast and terrifying knowledge of all things obscure, obtuse, and irrelevant. One day, he hopes to write science fiction, but for now he'll settle for something stranger — amusing and abusing IT pros. Read his full profile. You can a...

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