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T-shirt: Star Trek redshirt = 'Expendable'


expendable.jpgI've found my next cheapskate Halloween costume; this year, I'm going as Ensign Ricky (AKA Welshie) of the USS Enterprise. I give you the Expendable Redshirt, from ThinkGeek, which is a not-so-subtle reminder of the first rule of Redshirt Blues: "Redshirts die first!" If at all possible, one should enter the party with an accompanying Redshirt Boogie soundtrack, just to set the mood. Now, if I can just get one of these before my sci-fi convention next month...

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8 comments
ProfessorCurt
ProfessorCurt

Don't let your Boss see this; he might get ideas!!

Nodisalsi
Nodisalsi

Holodeck = excuse for costume episodes Unprecedented technical problem = get holodeck simulation to solve it Riker in captains seat = wrecked and totalled Enterprise Prime Directive = rule that's just begging to be broken in every episode

OldER Mycroft
OldER Mycroft

Only seeing you from the neck up, but perhaps the emblem should read "EXPANDABLE".

karidly
karidly

Hadn't heard him referred to as Ensign Ricky -- we use the term "Yeoman Johnson" to refer to any non-essentials. Love the shirt....

gparsons611
gparsons611

...after all, Chief Engineer Scott sometimes wore a red shirt.

Dr. Tarr
Dr. Tarr

Not only is Mycroft old, but he is crotchety as well!

Shellbot
Shellbot

gotta get me one of those!!