The Best Of Roy’s T-Shirts From The IT Crowd
October 2nd, 2012
Roy sure does have a colorful collection of t-shirts, all of which he probably ordered from the internet. While a lot of the shirts are just funny one-liners or really neat images, some of ’em contain references to books, cult movies or even obscure websites. Below are just a few of our favourite tees that Roy has worn throughout the run of the series. These images acquired from Geeky Tees and Roy’s T-Shirts on Facebook.
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Funny One-Liner Shirts
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This shirt is a reference to the movie Battle Royale, which was adapted from a novel by Koushun Takami. It’s a movie about a bunch of high school students who are forced to compete in a deadly game of last-one-standing.
This shirt is actually from Genki Gear.
This is actually from the webcomic Dinosaur Comics.
This shirt features the extremely patriotic Bill Savage, a man dedicated to riding Britain of invading Volgan forces, from the 2000 AD sci-fi comic anthologies. The line on the shirt, “Laugh this off, twinkletoes” is from the story “Invasion”, Savage’s debut tale. 2000 AD comics are noted for bringing Judge Dredd into publication.
Roy seems to have worn this shirt twice, in two different colours.
This shirt is either a Sphinx, or Sarah Jessica Parker as she appeared in Mars Attacks.
Turns out, it’s from a site called Bestiario which features pics of Animal-Human hybrids.
According to The IT Crowd Shirts, this one is a reference to Alaskan senator Ted Stevens who was describing Net Neutrality.
Sure, it may just look like a number, but this is a reference to the Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. 42 is actually the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything.
The image on Roy’s shirt is actually a picture of the kill screen from PacMan. Kill screens are one of those rare achievements in classic arcade games – basically, if you beat so many levels, you eventually reach the kill screen, which is just a garble of data. You can’t really find ’em much anymore in new games, but old-school ones like Donkey Kong, Centipede and PacMan all had them.
He also has this shirt, which has a bunch of PacMan ghosts on it.
This shirt features the Mooninite Err from Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but is also a reference to the bomb scare that took place in Boston back in 2007, when LED placards of the Mooninite characters were found throughout the city to help promote the ATHF movie.