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T-shirt of the week: Toaster

This week's Geekend-approved item of apparel is the Toaster Shirt from Glarkware--a prime example of a "stealth geek" shirt.

toaster_shirt.gifThis week's Geekend-approved item of apparel is the Toaster Shirt from Glarkware.

This, my friends, is a prime example of a "stealth geek" shirt. To the untrained eye, it appears that the wearer is merely declaring a love for toast and/or retro-futuristic pop art. (There's a pop tart pun in there somewhere.)

To the enlightened connoisseur of science fiction television, however, this is a gleeful reference to the new Battlestar Galactica series, wherein the cybernetic Cylons are referred to derisively as "toasters." Note how much the toaster in question looks like both a classic and reimagined Cylon centurion. That, kiddies, is how you illustrate a pun.

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