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TV Test Pattern T-Shirt

I love the TV test pattern shirt, I actually can still remember the very first one I saw years ago - it was purple with the well known test pattern across it.   The person who was wearing it had been given it as a gift so he didn't know where I could get one.

A few years passed before a funny television show about a few geeks hit television sets around the world - I'm talking about The Big Bang Theory.   When the main character - Sheldon - was seen wearing a television test pattern shirt on an episode you could suddenly find them available again.

Unfortunately I was unable to find one that was in my size at the local mall, but fortunately there are lots of places to find the shirt online like the one above.

I'm not sure exactly what it is that is so appealing about the shirt, there's just something very retro about it.   Now if only I could find one that shows the girl that used to appear on British televisions as one of the test patterns, thanks to Google I've discovered that this was called BBC Test Card F, then I'd be very happy.

The closest I've been able to get is this one here, which is pretty good -

It's hard to believe that there really was a time when television wasn't being aired 24 hours a day and as always we look back to these times through the rose tinted glasses that time and nostalgia combine to give us and it brings a smile to our faces - that is why we love t-shirts like this.    That and the fact that they are also considered to be geek shirts now and geek = hot at the moment.

Sheldon has certainly been responsible for making a number of t-shirts more easily attainable these days and if you're after some cool t-shirts from the show then check out these links -

Big Bang Theory T-Shirts
Sheldon Cooper Shirts
Sheldon Cooper Quotes (includes t-shirts)


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