You really have to look at this shirt from the right perspective.
On a superficial level, you might think it portrays a pirate octopus battling a team of ninja pandas, but you would be wrong. What looks like chaos is actually coordinated teamwork by both pirates and ninjas together. Fear them.
Joshua Arnold says
Argh! The unclosed italics–it burns!
Pharyngula has suffered more episodes of galloping italicization lately than usual.
I blame the Bush administration.
PZ Myers says
I do have to complain about that one panda bozo who got so distracted slurping his noodles that he injured his ally.
Amber Culbertson-Faegre says
There is also the small incident front and center where the pirate is chocking the ninja panda. Or perhaps that is simply him giving his comrade a hug?
PZ Myers says
Hey, I fixed it.
The reason is that I’m squeezing in posts in brief minutes between business. I’m sitting in the confusion of the Philly airport right now, waiting for my boarding call.
Matt Heath says
Ninjas should never work in terms
You must have an amazing t-shirt collection, PZ. Although how you get your many nefarious tentacles through the two sleeves is beyond me.
Capital Dan says
It’s a hug. The octopus pirate is saying, “Thanks for tossing me your blade. Let’s go whoop some ass.”
The ninja-bear on the left being held by one leg is about to hurtle a throwing star, the one in the middle is being strangled, the one on the right is a cool bear calmly chopping off an arm whilst having a snack, the octopus is blue, (now) has only five-and-a-half arms, this is coordinated teamwork, it’s dark, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Not to mention the panda on the right (stage left) who has managed, oops, to cut off a tentacle single-handed while slurping his noodles. Perhaps he spilled some of the hot soup on his lap and jerked his sword arm as a reflex?
“Sorry about the tentacle, old boy…they grow back, don’t they?”
My immediate first thought was that this was the newest cartoon of Mohammed for people to riot over.
It looks like the panda on the left has already thrown a few throwing stars.
lol, I love it :-)
John Mark says
Is it bad that I immediately thought of Dr. Myers when I saw this shirt when it went on sale?
Woot has a LOT of excellent t-shirt designs.
Touch of Grey says
“Scienceblogs.com has been recruiting star science bloggers: 22 of the top 50 science blogs, including Pharyngula, now live on its site. Scienceblogs pays its bloggers $70 a month for 50,000 to 250,000 page views, and $300 for 250,000 to 1 million, according to Nature”
So, over a million counts for nothing?
That’s like $10 a day.
Maybe you can quit your day job :-)
You have to be careful with Pandas, their ninja side will always gets you.
If the ninja pandas are allies, I’d say with friends like these, who needs enemies. Talk about friendly fire. The pirate octopus has already lost one tentacle and has been injured by 2 throwing stars. I think his allies need more training.
Kevin anthoney says
Is that Wilkins who cut your tentacle off?
With around a week to go, it is surprising there are still no Pharyngula entries for the third anthology – Open Lab 2008. I know PZ is busy, but perhaps the Pharyngulites can submit some entries – the good sciency stuff. And from other blog as well…
Victor Bogado says
Those pandas all have thumbs, and the squid has a beard, humm…
It’s hard to tell. Is that crackers in that treasure chest?
I’m rather enamored with this shirt.