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Brains! Not Zombies!

by Penny_B on May 13, 2012

This is my first HYA post, hi. I wanted to start with more than just a random tee, but something with a bit of a story to it. So my friend M found shirt number 1 on ThinkGeek, while we were talking about autistic spectrum disorders. I have Asperger Syndrome, and the neurodiversity movement celebrates all of us who are not “neurotypical”, who are cognitively different due to our neurological make-up.

Anyway, I thought it was pretty great, such a huge brand embracing difference in that way and providing lots of information for the curious. It made me think about how much I love brains and neuroscience (I have a mind-crush on Oliver Sacks), but how the joy of brain-lovin’ has been taken over by zombie talk. You can’t even say “BRAINS!” without the obligatory “Braaaaaaaaaaains” from some blood-spattered fancy dress enthusiast. It’s not that zombies aren’t cool, but they’ve got a bit played out in recent years.

Here, therefore, are a lucky seven shirts that illustrate the awesomeness of the brain without a hint of gore or the undead. Celebrate your noggin!

1. Neurodiversity


The shirt that started it all. Heart. Brain. I heart my brain.
Costiness: $16.99-18.99 from ThinkGeek

2.Take Over

Pinky and the Brain shirt
What? Yes, Pinky and the Brain TOTALLY count. Especially as I not-so-secretly want to take over the world. With rockin’ shirts, anyway. Not only nostalgia, but fabulous slogan sizing/placement.
Costiness: $20 from 80sTees

3. Brain Power

Brain Power shirt
POW! The whole design of this shirt makes my heart sing. The heather gray, the shade of gold for the strike, the facial expression. If you don’t love brains after seeing this tee, you’re a cell or two short.
Costiness: from $24 from I Heart Guts, Love Your Insides

4. Brain College

Brain College shirt
There’s a lot going on here. Goggles, a halo, logos? I can’t decide if it’s a hot mess or a fierce statement from Eight & Nine, but there’s some anger and a cool mascot illustration and…goggles. Steampunk folk love goggles, right? Though maybe not the styling.
Costiness: $24.89 from Eight & Nine

5. I Love My Brain

I Love My Brain shirt
I want this tee so much. Especially with the stripes. I DO love my brain, I DO. The lettering is ace, and I love the brain doodle instead of a heart. Gotta be done. Good job super small fits me well.
Costiness: $24.99 from Skreened

6. Scatter-brained

Scatter-brained shirt
If you’ve ever had to spend any time learning about different types of graphs, it probably hurt your brain, and you probably thought the scatter graph looked pretty funny. This is for you. A truly graphical shirt. POD can be a bit of a risk when it comes to tee quality, but he illustrator, bumpybrains, has some other tasty brain-related apparel.
Costiness: £14.88 from RedBubble

7. Pacman Brain

Pacman brain shirt
I don’t know if we can actually order this one – this shirt comes from Mumbai – or how the shirt feels and fits, but it’s well done and really made me smile. Excellent detail.
Costiness: 399 INR (Indian rupees) from Bewakoof

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T-shirt News for February 16th

by Andy on February 16, 2012

burger t-shirt

I love burgers and I approve this message at TeeFury.


One of the more subtle Star Wars t-shirts at Shirt.Woot today.


I don’t think this is an original Doctor Who concept at RIPT, but it certainly is well executed.


Victorian profanity makes for an entertaining shirt at Qwertee.


A slightly abstract Mario design at Shirt Punch, very wearable though.


The Yetee have a Mega Man x Evil Dead/Army of Darkenss t-shirt.


I’ve always thought that there are surprisingly few Star Trek designs out there, OtherTees are trying to redress the balance.


What’s the deal with all the He-Man designs at the moment? This one is from Tee Minus24


24tee have a shirt for Frank Zappa fans.


I can’t call myself a fan of today’s shirt at DBH.


A Better Tomorrow have an E.T. shirt as their latest winner.


ThinkGeek are selling random shirts for as low as $5.99.


Mishka have released a lookbook teaser video for their Spring 2012 collection.

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Daily Tees & News for January 5th

by Andy on January 5, 2012

frogger t-shirt

Not often you see a Frogger design, and especially not one this not, good work TeeFury.


One of my favourite designs from RIPT for a while, several pop culture doctors (including a few from Doctor Who) forced into glass jars, Futurama-style.


Cool Muppet design at Shirt.Woot today.


The Yetee have more video game characters than you can shake a stick at on this shirt.


Clever shirt from 24tee today creating the T.A.R.D.I.S out of the names of every companion the Doctor has had.


Slave Leia gets turned into a mudflap girl for this Shirt Punch design. I’m sure there are a lot of people out there that would buy these as actual mudflaps.


Qwertee don’t love New York, but they definitely like it.


I’ll buy this shirt… when pigs fly! Stupidhurts.us.


Who doesn’t like owls? I for one am something of a fan, and apparently DBH are too.


Hmmm, I’m fairly sure that BustedTees didn’t come up with the artwork on this t-shirt… still, it’s $13.99 in their daily deal instead of $20.


It’s nice to see Tilteed rolling out some of their lesser seen designs for a change, things were getting a bit samey.


‘Colourful chords’ makes a reappearance at Loviu.


Catch of the Day Tee haven’t had anything on their site all week, hopefully they’re just taking an extended break for the holidays.


laFraise are offering free shipping when you buy two or more t-shirts with the coupon code SHIPFREE2012 until midnight on Sunday.


All Mighty have put all their Christmas goods on 50% off clearance for all y’all that want to get a head start on next year’s goodies.


ThinkGeek have a big sale on a the moment, and you can get $10 off when you spend $50 or more with the coupon code RAWKING until midnight tomorrow (ET).


Lead & Light are running a Tumblr contest to win a shirt (and not necessarily the one above, either), all you have to do to enter is reblog the post I just linked to.


Shrimp Sauce have released a lookbook video for their latest release.

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teefury grab bag

Usually I think that mystery tees/grab bags are a bit of a waste of time, but in this instance I’m willing to be less cynical and accept that it’s a great way to pick up some shirts for friends & family at Christmas, pick up a couple of shirts in each size (you can order up to 12 per size) and if something turns up you like keep it for yourself, if not give it to a family member!


I really, really like this Hokkusai-based t-shirt design at RIPT today, absolutely fantastic.


All the bacon and eggs! Shirt.Woot.

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Daily Tees & News for December 1st

by Andy on December 1, 2011

teefury reported attack page

Welcome to December. Naturally a lot of brands will be focusing on making sales during the run up to Christmas, and I suspect we’ll see a lot of coupon codes and discounts revolving around that, so the news portion of these roundups will likely grow. These roundups do take quite a lot of time, so if you like it, share it please!

When I try to visit TeeFury Firefox comes up with this. Now, I am 100% confident that Teefury has not been an elaborate phishing scam from the beginning, but after checking out their Facebook page it seems a lot of people have also had this message come up, so I feel that their site may have been compromised in some way. This happened to HYA once and it was hell getting it fixed as someone that doesn’t have much technical expertise, hopefully they will have it sorted soon and it doesn’t cause too many headaches, but I recommend anyone who has visited in the past few days to run a virus scan. There has been no response that I can see from Teefury as of yet.


Quite a clever shirt from Qwertee today, showing fictional books based on movies such as Ghostbusters and Back To The Future.


There’s a lot of excitement over at RIPT for this Star Wars x Transformers mashup.
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Daily Tees & News for November 17th

by Andy on November 17, 2011

Nice A Team x LOST mashup from TeeFury today.


I haven’t seen this Wotto design at Tilteed before, so even though it isn’t a new design from them, at least it’s a bit more rare design.
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$5.99 t-shirts at ThinkGeek while stocks last

by Andy on September 28, 2011

thinkgeek cheap t-shirts

ThinkGeek are offering ThinkGeek Summer Sale“>random shirts for $5.99 ($8.99 is you are a larger person) whilst stocks last, and from the looks of things that includes shipping. Any of you guys going to be taking a risk on their geeky tees?

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dexter blood splatter t-shirt

Dexter is such a good show, anyone else watch it? I’ve even read that it’s one of those rare cases of the TV show/movie being better than that book. I know it’s pretty rare for me to link to something from ThinkGeek when I’m not writing a list or analysing what Roy wore in The IT Crowd, but they actually have some pretty cool pop culture tees, and I’d count this one referencing our (apparently) happy-go-lucky serial killer anti-hero amongst them. Am I reading too much into it, or do you think hey picked that khaki green colour for the tee because it matches what Dexter wears when he’s out on a killing mission (or does he wear grey? I can’t remember)?

Costiness=$16.99 Buy it at ThinkGeek

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thinkgeek coupon code

I just saw this ThinkGeek coupon code in their newsletter and thought I’d pass it on. Use the coupon code TRICKSY between now and midnight (EST) on March 25th and you’ll get $10 off your order of $50+. Judging by the name of the code this is intended for April Fool’s orders, but I don’t think there’s anything stopping it from working on everything in the store.

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thinkgeek cheap t-shirt

… or in non-ThinkGeek speak, they’re offering mystery t-shirts for just $5.99. Yes, there’s a risk that you’ll get a crappy tee, but similarly you might get one that doesn’t suck, and all for the price of lunch!

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50% off at INDVSL for ‘a short while’

by Andy on November 25, 2010

INDVSL coupon code

I have no idea what ‘a short while’ is defined as, but I do know 50% off using the coupon code indvslhol2010 at INDVSL is a pretty sweet deal, especially as it runs across the whole store (including items that are already on sale).

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spy camera t-shirt

I suppose that with people having the ability to make cameras the size of a pin head it should surprise me that it’s possible to hide a camera in a t-shirt, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they should do it. I would like to think there are some legit uses for this t-shirt from ThinkGeek, perhaps for making a timelapse of a run, or taking photos you shouldn’t in a museum (which I think is okay, but many museums would not), but let’s be honest, we all know what people are thinking when they order a spy camera t-shirt… BOOBS!

Costiness=$39.99 Buy it at ThinkGeek

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$10 off your $30+ order at ThinkGeek

by Andy on September 9, 2010

thinkgeek coupon code

Bit of a random post this as the majority of ThinkGeeks’s items aren’t t-shirt based, but they do have a lot of geeky tees as well, so I thought it was pretty well justified. Use the coupon code PONG any time between now and midnight tomorrow (Eastern time) and you’ll get $10 off your order at Think Geek, providing you’ve got more than $30 of goods in your virtual basket.

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thinkgeek random t-shirt

ThinkGeek tees wouldn’t usually grace the pages of Hide Your Arms since they aren’t really my style, but since HYA has become something of a haven for sysadmins recently following the publicity The IT Crowd posts brought the site I couldn’t resist posting such a tempting deal, and who knows you might pick up a Glennz tee as one of their random shirts!

Bigger dudes are stuck with a $6.99 (XXL) and $7.99 (XXXL) price point, the ladies add on another buck and are paying $8.99 for a tee, and skinny people (S-XL) will be paying $5.99, not exactly a lot for a random t-shirt at ThinkGeek.

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the IT crowd t-shirts

Unless I’m very much mistaken this is the last episode of the season, it is unfortaunate how British series tend to have shorter runs than their American counterparts (22 episodes in a typical full season?), because it’s nice having something on British TV to look forward to each week other than Top Gear or football, and because The IT Crowd has meant a lot of people have been visiting HYA, and the more people that visit here the more likely it is that I can turn writing about t-shirts into a full-time job, which is pretty ridiculous, but hey, someone’s got to do it. Actually, they don’t, but it is a lot of fun so I’d like to carry on.

If you missed the show on Friday night it is available on Channel 4OD, but I’ve always found that site to not be so friendly to my PC, so I was happy to find the whole show streamable on the Channel 4 YouTube page. I’m not sure if the YouTube stuff has the same 1 week expiry as the main 4OD site, so that video might disappear by Friday, and chances are it’s geo-locked too, so if you’re outside the UK you’d have to get a bit creative if you wanted to watch it.

All my waffling in the previous couple of paragraphs probably suggested something to you, this episode was not stuffed full of t-shirts, in fact it didn’t contain much of Roy at all, unsurprisingly focusing upon Reyholm. Still, Roy did wear one t-shirt in the show, one which probably made a lot of people sitting at home think “I wonder if our IT guy does that?” because Roy’s tee stated “I read your e-mail” in a style so simple that it was immediately recognisable as a shirt from ThinkGeek. The shirt costs from $15.99 and you can buy it at ThinkGeek.

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The IT Crowd t-shirts Series 4 Episode 4

As a side note before we get into the traditional meat of The IT Crowd t-shirt roundups, after listening to Pirate FM in Cornwall when I was on holiday me and my girlfriend were inspired to watch The Boat That Rocked a film inspired by the pirate radio station Radio Caroline that operated from a boat (it was in international waters and therefore not governed by British law). I was under the impression that Pirate FM was the legit ‘child’ of Radio Caroline, but I actually completely wrong. Still, it’s a good, funny film, and I thought I’d mention it because Chris O’Dowd and Katherine Parkinson (Roy & Jen in the IT Crowd) are both in the film, so you guys may want to check it out.

Anyway, on with the show (almost literally), the first tee worn by Roy was just a plain grey shirt, naturally, I’m not going to track down the brand, if you want to be just like Roy go and get a grey shirt from Primark or American Apparel.


The second shirt had already been found for me by @RustyBransteinX which did make my job rather a lot easier. The OMFG t-shirt comes from ThinkGeek and the acronym is for the little-known Ontario Mega Finance Group the investment company that lots of teenagers apparently enjoy talking about. The t-shirt is $15.99 and it can be purchased here.


Roy’s third shirt of the evening was a bit more troublesome to hunt, and not just because of Roy’s hot girlfriend being on view. It was a dark scene, but after taking about a dozen pictures and playing with the levels on them I managed to make out the writing “don’t even think about tagging me” which is actually pretty good advice for those people that think it’s fun to tag photos on Facebook of their friends in compromising positions.The tee is available from Balcony Shirts for £12.50. As I do try to be a bit of a completist with these things, I had a quick look around for the other tee in this pic, the one with the crossed guitars worn by the orphan. I haven’t been able to find the same tee, but I have found what I think is the same graphic on an apron at Spreadshirt, and with it being spreadshirt to can customise these thing to your heart’s delight, and that includes putting the design on a pink t-shirt with black print.


Fourth tee of the night was easily recognised as Roy has worn it before, “Nothing is any good if other people like it” is a Diesel Sweeties design. However, I can’t find the shirt anywhere in their store, so it seems as if they’ve stopped selling it. Still, there’s plenty of other cool shirts in their shop. Also, how good was this scene? There isn’t nearly enough mashed potato based comedy on TV.

And that’s your lot for this episode, I will post episode 5 tomorrow, and then you can expect the episode 6 recap (last episode of the season, sob) early next week.

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it crowd t-shirts

A very fine episode of The IT Crowd this week I felt, apologies that it’s taken me a week to post aobut it, but good things come to those who wait… mostly, because I haven’t been entirely successful in finding the tees featured in the episode, but hopefully people reading this and fniding it via search engines will be able to help out. The pics for this post are a bit weak because I was just taking shots of my TV screen, but you can all still tell what’s what so I’m sure it won’t matter too much.

The first tee of this episode has actually been on the show in the past (season 2, episode 5), I didn’t know where to buy it then and I still don’t now unfortunately. Help a guy out in the comments?


Second tee of the week was fairly easy, as it was featured last week during the season opener. I thought I’d give Roy back some of his dignity and not post a pic of him wearing the shirt whilst sat on the toilet (as if being a window cleaner wasn’t enough!). Buy the Ring t-shirt for £19 at Dark Bunny Tees.


Third tee of the week was an easy one for me, not because I knew where it came from, but because someone on Twitter found it for me, brilliant. It’s a pretty funny tee, I’d never seen any ROFL=Rolf jokes on the internet before, but I bet we’ll be seeing them around in the future off the back of this. Buy the ROFL t-shirt from RedBubble for £14.81.


I struck out with this Metallica parody t-shirt with the Statue of Liberty on it. Any ideas? I think that the text says ‘infectedur’ or something like that, Google is turning up nothing.


Fifth tee in this episode was quickly recognisable, since it was created by one of the people that has been on HYA since the early days, Enclothe. The shirt is called ‘451’ and is of course a reference to the book Farenheit 451, or possibly just a reference to the point at which paper burns. Either way, something is being set on fire. Buy the firefighter t-shirt from Enclothe for $20.


The last t-shirt this week was one I hadn’t seen before, but was fairly willing to bet was a ThinkGeek design, and whaddya know? I was right. You can buy the “I don’t work here” t-shirt that Roy wore from ThinkGeek for $15.99.

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109 I love NY style t-shirts for you to love

by Andy on December 14, 2009

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After the success and popularity of my previous list posts such at the 202 Star Wars t-shirts and robot lists (and of course the ridiculously meta list of t-shirt lists), I started saving up links of tees that fit into various categories, but there’s no point me just saving them up indefinitely, so it’s about time I started posting all these lists, most of them don’t quite breach the lofty barrier of more than 100 items in a list, but as they say, it’s not the size, it’s the amount of time Andy spent thinking up the metaphor.

As fasr as t-shirts go, few are more iconic than the design Milton Glaser created to help promote New York (the state, not just the city) back in the 70s. That design has gone on to be used in hundreds of different ways and become part of American pop culture, so it’s hardly surprising that the style has found it’s way onto more than a few t-shirts.

As ever with my list posts, THEY ARE NOT IN ANY RANKED ORDER, the numbers are merely there to keep track of the amount of tees in the list. I say this every time and no one seems to listen, it’s as if you skip the intro and move straight on to all the tees! Also, there are some affiliate linked shirts in there, so it’s possible I will earn money from people buying certain t-shirts on this list, but as I’ve listed just about as many as I could find, it’s hardly surprising that some of the companies have affiliate programmes. Some of the tees in the list are sold out already, and depending upon the success of this post some of them could become sold out in the future, but they could also be reprinted, so in many ways these tees are like Schroedinger’s cat before you click on the link. The list has been split into two pages to make things a little bit easier on my server, but please click through to the second page, because some of my favourites are on there and I think the list finishes pretty strongly, so they’re all worth checking out.

As ever, any exposure you can give to the list (stumble, tweet, delicious bookmark, blog post, digg, ill-considered full-back tattoo) will be greatly appreciated, and I’ll write up a thank you post with links back to everyone that helped in a couple of weeks. Now let’s go love some t-shirts!

1
I heart Something by The Tee Party – From $15.99

2
I heart Google by NerdyShirts – $19.97

3
I have never seen Star Wars by Reece Ward at RedBubble – $24.34

4
I Bike SF by Super7 – currently unavailable

5
I cannot remember much about the weekend by Regal Clothing – £17.50

6
New York Loves Me by Local Celebrity – $28

7
I heart TPM by The Printed Mind – $19.99

8
I heart LDN by Clothing For Culture – £25 (various colours available)

9
I heart New Year by ha-wear at Etsy – $20.99

10
I really just want to have sex with you by DeezTeez – $14.99

11
I Texas NY by Saltlick NYC – $58 (yeah, I know)

12
I Square Pixels by Bytelove – €22

13
I bomb NY by The Originators – $25 (I assume ‘bomb’ is a graffiti term?)

14
I Love Coffee by Kirksey Wells for Threadless – $12 (currently sold out)

15
I dyslexia heart by Busted Tees – $20

16
I Steel Pittsburgh by Peoples Cartel – $28

17
I heart my nerd by NoiseBot.com – $22.95 (available in many colours and as a hoodie)

18
I love Beatport by Beatport – $24

19
I love Apple Pi by Adam de la Mare at RedBubble – $25.94

20
I Used To Love Her by UNDRCRWN – $28 (currently sold out)

21
I Love To Cook by Pyknic Clothing – $26.98

22
I love toxic waste by Found Item Clothing – $21.95 (as seen in the film ‘Real Genius’)

23
I USB Geeks by Lola Camisetas – €11

24
I love zombies by Mike Friedrich for Scribtee – £15.40

25
I Uzi LA (I don’t know where to buy this but I’d like too)

26
I love love love polygamy by Busted Tees – $20

27
I Love Love by Blend Apparel – $29.99 (printed on a bamboo tee)

28
I Disco NY by fauxsure at Etsy – $23

29
I’m apparently not too happy with LA by Rogue Status at Karmaloop – $18

30
I love Electric Zombie by Electric Zombie – $10 (on it’s last printing and only available in large)

31
I rock out to Metal by Ex-Boyfriend – $24.99

32
I heart nerds at Zazzle – $32.60

33
I Love Pixels by zerotees at Skreened – $23.99

34
I F LA by Lipstick Prohpets – $26

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Holly Madison loves Candy (and publicity) and I have no idea where to buy her top from.

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I heart NY (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

37
I heart LA (with gold foil) by Christopher – $34

38
I love shoes bags and boys by House of Mental at MoreTVicar – £22

39
I love Mushrooms by Tee and Toast – £20

40
I can Street Art by Cotton Factory – $15.99

41
I bike LA by Local Celebrity – $28

42
I Sample Favela Funk by PalmerCash – $22.97

43
I love New York Girls by Monsieur Steve – €19

44
I Love/Stake Buffy by ThinkGeek – $18.99

45
I love the Poker Room, no clue where you can buy this, I just like the photo.

46
I Love Lamp by snorgtees – $16.11 (currently on sale)

47
I Love Boxed Wine by NoiseBot – $22.95

48
I Bike Bike by Cotton Factory – $15.99

49
I Miss NY by Lipstick Prophets – $32

50
I bread clip bread clips (& I don’t get it?) bySport Coat Clothing – $13

Click here to visit the second page of this list, there’s some really great tees coming up, I promise!

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I’m sure that when most of you look at this tee from ThinkGeek you’ll probably be reminded of The Big Bang Theory (I may be overestimating the popularity of that show a bit)*, but this addition to rock, paper, scissors can actually be traced back to this dude.

Costiness=$15.99 Available from ThinkGeek [Flickr photo by Earthdog]

*Actually, a lot of people are probably thinking “what? Girls go to Comic Con? Awesome!”

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202 Star Wars T-Shirts [Lists]

by Andy on July 16, 2009

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I think that you’d be pretty hard pressed to find a series of movies that have gained as much of a following as Star Wars, and as you’d expect that has resulted in a huge amount of t-shirts being produced that reference the films in one way or another. So, being HYA, I thought that I’d better make an unnecessarily large list of them. As always, the t-shirts are not ranked, the numbers are merely there as an illustration so that we all know which is which, so being #1 or #202 means nothing. Some of these tees will be pretty recognisable as they’ve been featured on HYA before, and some were also in the 101 Robots List from last month, but if you know of any I haven’t featured then please let me know in the comments. The list has also been split up into pages to ensure swift loading times (my server may probably wouldn’t like people loading 202 pictures at a time).

As you would expect these lists take quite a long time (this one took about 30 hours, seriously), so if you deem it worthy, it would be fantastic if you could promote this article in any way. Twitter, Delicious, StumbleUpon, Digg, your own blog, carve the URL onto a tree, anything!

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