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T-shirt of the week: Fantastic Forefathers

You can almost see the comic book headline now: "What If... America's Greatest Presidents Had Become the Fantastic Four?"

Fantastic Forefathers

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all geeks are created equal, that they are endowed by their Webmaster with certain administrative Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Dorkiness."

That, most likely, would have been the preamble to the Declaration of Independence in the bizarre parallel universe which created the time-traveling, cosmic-powered Fantastic Forefathers, as envisioned on this Threadless t-shirt. You can almost see the comic book headline now: "What If... America's Greatest Presidents Had Become the Fantastic Four?"

Roll call:

  • George "Mr. Fantastic" Washington
  • Teddy "The Human Torch" Roosevelt
  • Abraham "The Thing" Lincoln
  • Thomas "Invisible Guy" Jefferson

I would totally buy this comic if someone ever printed it (and, you know, probably also the shirt). Under this premise, I guess James Buchanan becomes Doctor Doom. Something to ponder this Independence Day. Enjoy.

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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