fashnek wrote:I can't believe they brought this shirt back. This is the worst shirt I've EVER seen them try to sell (and I've seen really terrible ones).
And I bought "The Cheese Is a Liedekranz."
Cake references in public were groan-worthy back when the game came out -- even with the possibility of some camp factor, it's just going to be awkward if you try making Portal "in-joke" references now.
And that's not counting the attempt at humor here. If you like the idea of some cake lying about nutrition, fine, but just realize that here it comes bundled with a reference to a "hilarious" phrase from Portal. One that had already saturated its comedic potential by the end of the 3-hour game. I would expect that most people familiar with the real phrase will just see this as really corny.
Buy this shirt. I dare you. Count the groans from everyone around you every time you wear it, and get back to me.
Edit: Alright Woot, I guess I can understand why you brought it back. There are just so many suckers that love it. It's hard to resist that kind of money. I'm just mad because I've seen enough people wearing this thing in public already and I don't know if I can handle it getting into even more hands.
Nothing worse than a cynical gamer, walking around in a Cheese is a Liedekranz shirt. ;-)
This is the greatest shirt of all time, and my very first Woot! I am a 'sucker who loves it' and still wear it -- in fact, I may get ANOTHER one, even though there's nothing wrong with mine and it's worn like a dream!
And as to your comment, you're the only one groaning, 'cause when someone recognizes it when I'm wearing it, they seem to get happily transported back to a fun gamer period of their lives. Maybe you're just bitter because you couldn't complete the game in less than three hours. ;-)
Greatest. Shirt. Ever. Thanks, Woot!