After gathering your opinions earlier this week, I tested three t-shirt slogans on Eyecrowd.com. You can see the results at this link.

I text while you talk at me (33 votes)

With any luck, your soul mate won't be perceptive. (31 votes)

I'm toying with the idea of becoming a useful member of society. (28 votes)

And the top vote-getters from readers of this blog, from earlier this week, were these two, which I assume would have won on Eyecrowd also if I had listed them:

There's no kill switch on awesome.


I'm not lazy, I'm useless. There's a big difference.

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Mar 23, 2012
How about a hybrid choice:

I'm Awesome. You're useless. Big Difference.
Mar 20, 2012
T shirts are matters much more when things are concerning to impress someone with hot body look.
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Mar 19, 2012
I like "There's no kill switch on awesome.", but it is pretty similar to Dave Letterman's "There is no off position on the genius switch", so I would probably stay away from it.
Mar 19, 2012
Still my favorite...

My Grandma went to heaven and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
Mar 19, 2012
Silly question but what is a good number of responses and what does it mean that they were all fairly close together in score? Considering how stong the two you left out were, sounds like you might as well do all 5 shirts.
Mar 16, 2012
Now what you need to do to finish this little experiment in style is to offer an actual shirt with a selection of those slogans and see what people actually order.
Mar 16, 2012
On the cartoon T-Shirt issue, I recall one of the funniest T-Shirts I ever saw (not that yours aren't equally awesome). I was walking by a store in Sausalito that had some T-Shirts by Matt Groening, the creator of "The Simpsons."

These were T-Shirts built around his before-the-Simpsons cartoon strip titled "Life in Hell" If you've never seen one of those strips, here's a URL to one of them: http://www.zverina.com/bestbooks/comix.htm.

Each of the T-Shirts had one of his strips on them, and they were hilarious. Picture me standing in front of a store window laughing my head off. People stared.

The problem with the shirts, as great as they were, was that each strip had about 24 frames, so to get the joke, you had to sit there and read each one for about a minute. Imagine yourself standing in front of a well-endowed young woman wearing the T-Shirt and staring at her chest for minutes on end. Doubtful that would end well.

Scott's idea is superior, since it's a single, easy-to-read punch line. I hope he has a lot of success with them.

But I still remember those Matt Groening shirts.
Mar 16, 2012
On to the next phase of testing! A survey using Hooters girls?

Or how about you sell a Dilbert Halloween costume where the necktie curls upward when you press on a kielbasa-shaped bladder that you hide in your pants? That might be a real ice breaker at a party.

Mar 16, 2012
I think you should test "I'm not lazy, I'm useless. There's a big difference." in different ways.

Try the simple "I'm not lazy, I'm useless."

Try the first sentence on the front of the shirt and the second sentence on the back.

And then the full sentence.

I think "I text while you talk to me." and "There's no kill switch on awesome." will sell the most.
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