Top 10 Best T-Shirts for Geeks

As a geek, you already know you do not need to “buy in” to the flashy or trendy brands to be fashionable. All you have to do is be yourself. A geek’s personality is already larger than life, so you should represent it with a funny t-shirt and show it off.

Because geeks are brainy, geeks like to wear cool conceptual t-shirts, or t-shirts with clever jokes, and let the rest of the world try to figure it out. Geeks even have obvious statements on their t-shirts that will resonate with other geeks, but most other people will miss.

Geeks also usually like mathematical t-shirts or t-shirts related to physics. Others just see a lot of numbers on a t-shirt. The geek just cruises on by with his cool t-shirt while the on-looker just sits there scratching his or her head.

However, if a geek walks by another geek, there’s likely to be a smile or a nod passed between the two. Maybe even a high-five.

10 Best T-Shirts for Geeks

1. Schrodinger’s Cat Walks Into A Bar and Doesn’t

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Imagine if Schrodinger’s Cat really existed… and didn’t exist. This is one of the most interesting takes on a physics classic, Schrodinger’s Cat. In typical geek fashion, this t-shirt takes the concept a little further and imagines the cat’s presence (and absence) in a bar.

Needless to say, this is an absolute hit in the geek circles! It is interesting, gripping and attention-grabbing. It will also help strike up a great conversation on physics.

If you wear this one even in a packed room, people will stop and ask you if they can read your shirt. Chances are good that you will meet some interesting people. This is your chance to be thrilled and thrill others.

Also, check out the Schrodinger’s Cat hoodie.

2. Got Food Poisoning? Could B. Cereus T-Shirt

If you are interested in microbiology and love puns, this geek shirt is a match made in heaven. This is just like the classic “Got Milk?” phrase that was trending for a long time. However, if you “Got Food Poisoning,” it could be B Cereus, literally.

Geeks and microbiologists alike will enjoy the pun on Bacillus cereus and its relation to food poisoning. Food poisoning is not funny, but this t-shirt is. It is also geeky to the max.

3. May The Force Be With You (Star Wars T-Shirt)

This geeky t-shirt not only tells other people you are a fan of Star Wars but also you have some science street red as well. This is what makes it an ultimate choice for geeks and physics lovers alike.

You will also make instant connections with other geeks and nerdy science lovers. It is also an ideal gift for your geeky friends if they are into either Star Wars, physics, or science in general.

4. Thunderbolt and Lightning, Very Very Frightening

Galileo is one of the most respected scientists of all times and it is only natural that he is mentioned by name in Queen’s classic song, Bohemian Rhapsody.

It would not be surprising to see a member of Queen wearing this T-shirt either…

Freddie Mercury wearing Galileo T-Shirt - Meme - The Geek Street
London – July 13, 1985
Freddie Mercury of Queen performs on
stage at Live Aid at Wembley Stadium

In fact, the whole band of Queen is full of geeks. Brian May has a PhD in astrophysics, Roger Taylor studied dentistry but found it boring so obtained a degree in biology instead, John Deacon obtained an honors degree in electronics, and Freddie Mercury obtained an art degree in graphic design and illustration.

The shirt itself, despite being hilarious, also comes in a myriad of colors. It is also a great graphic of this classic meme.

So, if you are a music lover, a lover of memes, or just love Galileo, this is a great geek shirt to own. It is pretty much a must-have geek t-shirt for any geek worth his or her salt.

It also comes in hoodie style. We know what you are thinking… “Saweeeeet.” Bam, nailed it with Thor’s hammer.

5. Spherical Cow T-Shirt

The spherical cow t-shirt is a classic as it contains one of the best metaphors of all time. A spherical cow itself, for those that do not know, is a model that is overly simplified so that it works. For those geeks interested in the complete origins of the idea of the spherical cow:

Milk production at a dairy farm was low, so the farmer wrote to the local university, asking for help from academia. A multidisciplinary team of professors was assembled, headed by a theoretical physicist, and two weeks of intensive on-site investigation took place. The scholars then returned to the university, notebooks crammed with data, where the task of writing the report was left to the team leader. Shortly thereafter the physicist returned to the farm, saying to the farmer, “I have the solution, but it works only in the case of spherical cows in a vacuum.”

-Wikipedia

Therefore, the reference to a spherical cow is used to make fun of theorists who base their assumptions on impractical premises. It is unique, super geeky and often hard to decipher outside of the geekmosphere. This is exactly what makes it so funny.

6. !False T-Shirt

This funny geek shirt is ideal for programmers. In basic boolean, !false just means “not false,” which means “true.” That is why this shirt is funny. Of course, whenever you explain a joke it is immediately !funny.

If you know any programmers with a birthday coming up or if you are a code geek yourself, this is a great t-shirt to have in your geeky t-shirt collection. It is sure to get a chuckle at the nearest Starbucks, if coffee shop coding is still a thing, that is.

7. Holy Shift! Look at the Asymptote on that Mother Function!

This is a great t-shirt for math geeks. Most people, assumedly, know what an asymptote is as well as a shift in a graph. You may be unfamiliar with a mother function, however.

A mother function is usually called a parent function. A parent function is just the simplest function that can be used to retain the shape of a graph. For instance, let’s say you had y = x + 1. This is a standard linear graph which is shifted about the y-axis by 1. The function y = x would be sufficient to keep the shape of the graph, and hence, y = x is the mother function or parent function.

Odds are (no pun intended), if you are buying this t-shirt for a math geek they will certainly get it. Now, you also get it so pick one up for yourself too.

8. Mighty Chondrion T-Shirt

A play on the mitochondrion, this is another geek t-shirt favorite. For those that do not know what mitochondria are, they are known as the “powerhouse of the cell,” and hence, mighty. Why? Well, mitochondria produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which stores energy. Energy is released when ATP bonds are broken and it loses one of its three phosphate groups.

Frankly, it is also just a cool-looking t-shirt and it comes in 5 different colors. Even people who do not get the joke would probably buy it.

9. This is How I Roll T-Shirt

This t-shirt shows the equation for the velocity of the ball when it reachers the end of the incline. That is “how it rolls,” if you will. You too, can be rolling in style with this funny geek tee shirt.

10. Pew Pew Star Wars T-Shirt

You will not come across another Star Wars fan or geek who does not understand this t-shirt. It is actually one that never gets old.

This is a great Star Wars t-shirt to have because almost everyone else took all the other good ones. It will definitely draw attention in a crowd and is a great t-shirt to wear to Star Wars events.

This t-shirt is also made in the USA by the Ann Arbor T-Shirt Company out of Ann Arbor, Michigan so it is extremely high quality.

Bonus: Save the Clock Tower T-Shirt

This article would not have been complete without including a funny t-shirt referencing Back to the Future, one of the best geek movies of all time.

How to Decide on the Best Geek T-Shirts

Obviously you want your geek tee-shirt to make a statement. Apart from that, there are a few factors you might want to take into consideration.

  • Quality: Usually these t-shirts are made of pure cotton or spun cotton. Cotton is one of the most comfortable materials and it will help your skin to breathe even when you are wearing the shirt for long hours. The print quality is crucial too. Some of funny t-shirts look homemade. We tried to pick the best quality ones we could find.
  • Originality: There is no point in spending money on a funny t-shirt with a message that is all too common. It’s like seeing a nerd in a propeller hate and a thick pair of spectacles. Be unique and original. Don’t be lame.

Have fun and geek out with your geeky t-shirt selection. You are a geek and proud to be one. Let your t-shirt convey that.

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