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I'm with Stupid Shirt

Splicing timely t-shirt humour with today's technology
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I was musing the other day over t-shirt humour, after noticing an "I'm with stupid" t-shirt. The wearer was walking along with a friend but the arrow of the shirt was pointing the opposite side, thus negating the humour and making the wearer look stupid instead. I have also seen techno-t-shirts that can display a message programmed into a small chip hidden somewhere upon the wearer.

I would like to meld these two ideas, and add a short-range tracking device. Basically the tracking device would be concealed about the wearer’s friend; loved-one or foe. The display would be an arrow that points in the direction of the tracking device, so the message on the t-shirt is kept accurate.

silverstormer, Jan 02 2006

I'm With Stupid, ala Tindale http://www.retroduc...cgi/display=08-0020
[jurist, Jan 02 2006]

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       Those folk should just admit they've missed a bargain and ink a big letter "X" over the "with" on their (one) shirt.   Duh!
reensure, Jan 02 2006
  

       does it have a hidden button?
rainbow, Jan 02 2006
  

       What if it disastrously malfunctioned, and the arrow got stuck in the 'up' position?
Ian Tindale, Jan 02 2006
  

       Alternatively, for the guys who've attained a certain level of emotional maturity, have one where the arrow points down.
Ian Tindale, Jan 02 2006
  

       so stupid is in the crotch area?
po, Jan 02 2006
  

       //so stupid is in the crotch area?//
It depends where you hide the transmitter.
silverstormer, Jan 02 2006
  

       where you got yours?
po, Jan 02 2006
  

       [po] It's not called the dumb stick for nothing.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 03 2006
  

       If you needed a /tracking device/ then you wouldn't be WITH stupid. Stupid would be trying to get away from you for calling him/her stupid and wanting the whole world to know it and see him/her.(or is the shirt stupid?)
xandram, Jan 03 2006
  

       //[po] It's not called the dumb stick for nothing// not a gear stick then?
po, Jan 03 2006
  

       Everybody: "Hit me with your rhythm stick, das ist gut, c'est fantastique!"
DrCurry, Jan 03 2006
  

       "Hit me! Hit me! Hit meeee!"
normzone, Jan 03 2006
  

       o.k. <WHAM>
po, Jan 03 2006
  

       Just place an arrow on the shirt with a rivet. Pivot by hand if they move. Much easier to bake.
sophocles, Jan 03 2006
  

       [jurist] fabulous link   

       ([Dub] Sees a potential alternative market for all the False North protractors he's just had made)
Dub, Jan 03 2006
  

       Alternate solution:
<--- I'm handcuffed to stupid.
Worldgineer, Jan 03 2006
  

       //the arrow of the shirt was pointing the opposite side, thus negating the humour // Negating the humour? I don't think so.
zigness, Jan 04 2006
  

       I think these shirts look ok when worn ironically but that may just be me.   

       I think an extension to this idea would be to make a holographic front to this shirt with an image that maves as you mave around it. For the purposes of this idea the image would be an arrow constantly pointing at the observer.
miasere, Jan 04 2006
  

       So, how do you wear a T shirt in an ironic way?
Ling, Jan 04 2006
  

       I wear mine unironed.
Ian Tindale, Jan 04 2006
  

       "Je suis avec stupide"
neilp, Jan 04 2006
  

       //I wear mine unironed// HA! (Welcome back [ss], you were missed. Hope all was/is well.)
blissmiss, Jan 04 2006
  

       They should come with a arrow that spins by hand, then you could take pot-luck as to whom is the idiot.
skinflaps, Jan 04 2006
  

       mave?
zigness, Jan 04 2006
  

       I have an "I'm with stupid" t-shirt. Got it in Topman.
shinobi, Jan 05 2006
  

       How about a low-tech solution: Simply print (you know with dyes and inks) on the t-shirt's fabric   

       I'M WITH STUPID
<-- OR -->
cranford, Jan 05 2006
  

       Or just remove the arrow.
Worldgineer, Jan 05 2006
  

       //Welcome back [ss], you were missed. Hope all was/is well// Thanks [bliss], all has been well. I have just been very busy. Hope you're good too.
silverstormer, Jan 05 2006
  

       and change "with" to "outside".
neelandan, Jan 06 2006
  

       Maybe, what we need, is "I'm with Stupid" on pants....
sophocles, Jan 07 2006
  

       Email, ss, it still works. I shall repost on home page.
blissmiss, Jan 07 2006
  
      
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