Self-Referential Haikus and Nerdy Math Shirts

I don’t always buy t-shirts. But when I do, I tend to make them really nerdy ones. ThinkGeek is a good source, but Snorg Tees might be my new favorite.

Self-reference, like this sentence, is hilarious.

But you can never have just one haiku. When they get out in public, they have a tendency to spawn as people are inspired to create their own. Here was my contribution to the arts:

Haiku are easy
but the ones I write devolve
into self-reference.

To which a friend responded,

Reference. Syllables?
If reference is two, I’m good.
Three? Then I am screwed.

If self-reference isn’t your cup of tea, SnorgTees also has a couple great math shirts:

That’s right: I keep it real. After I posted the picture to Facebook, a cousin commented:

It might be real…but it’s not natural.

and my dad chimed in with the brilliant:

Aren’t you the negative one.

I love my family and friends.

9 Responses to Self-Referential Haikus and Nerdy Math Shirts

  1. Love this post! Very nice pics…

  2. Valsa says:

    your sense of humour
    leaves me breathless in wonder
    this is a tanka, i think
    now you tell me, what you think!

  3. westwood says:

    The shirts are just a tad headdesk, but, like, in a good way.

  4. tinychristina says:

    You family is so awesome and brilliant! 😀

  5. hahahaha this is great!

  6. HahahahahaI see where you get your love for nerdy math jokes!

  7. Those shirts are pretty fantastic.

    Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you and your sister’s blog for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can check out my recent post for rules on how to do your own nominations. I look forward to following you.

  8. Zak says:

    My favorite Math shirt was one that said (and forgive me, I don’t have special keys to write it out properly) “integral from 13 to 10 of 2xdx?”

    I got a huge kick out of that.

  9. Grognor says:

    People love haiku
    I do, and I don’t know why
    It doesn’t matter

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