The Scientopia Shop

August 9, 2010

If you have been reserving a place in your coffee cup cabinet or tee-shirt drawer since last Monday you need wait no longer. Point yourself to and you will find a few items with the Scientopia logo for your granfalloon pleasures.

“Now DM”, you are saying to yourself, “what about all this noncommercial, commie collective stuff”? Well, at the moment since Scientopia is not really set up to handle cashflow*, this shop is set up without any additional charges for the items beyond what cafepress requires. So we’re not making a dime.

“What about transparency? I thought you guys are all about the radical transparency?” Yes, well opinions vary on that one but FWIW my goals are threefold. First, to order up some schtuff for my owndangself. Selfish goals are tremendous motivators, you know. Second, to do some marketing of the Scientopia enterprise (whoops, “collective”) via exploiting you, DearReader. What? Too honest? It’s true. All true- bwaaahaaaahaaahaaa. Ahem.

Third reason is, of course, building community. Which is an experimental endeavor. I have some hypotheses about this (ok, ok, I learned everything I know from Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle) and I plan to test ’em. We may need stuff to hand out to our community now and again and this will facilitate that goal. We may also need a venue for commemorating special events, down the line, ditto on that.

You can use this thread for critique about the shop or email me with special requests from the cafepress catalog if there is something** I haven’t put up yet. I can also do some swapping of the front/back location on teeshirts if you have a pressing need.

*and the nature of any cash-handling future behavior of Scientopia is not yet established.
**not the thong though, please, not the thong.

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  1. Dorothea Salo Says:

    We can haz stickers and/or buttons?


  2. DrugMonkey Says:

    Yes, although I may have to work at the round formats a little bit.


  3. leigh Says:

    i vote for travel mug!


  4. Christina Pikas Says:

    Hey, um. Can the logo for the shirt be on the front instead of the back?


  5. DrugMonkey Says:

    For the men’s no, not at present. That’s my preference and I’m ordering some :-). The women’s? Sure. Since you got in a request first..


  6. Jason G. Goldman Says:

    Is it possible to get an actual monkey stamped with the Scientopia logo?


  7. DrugMonkey Says:

    I do not see any category of vertebrate animals on the CafePress site’s product listings.


  8. DrugMonkey Says:

    OTOH, certain otherwise respectable members of the blog community are big fans of tattoos. Perhaps you can get your own personal logo’d primate by inking yourself ?


  9. Dr Becca Says:

    Yes, actual monkey, pls.

    Also, love the tote! May have to order in time for SfN!


  10. becca Says:

    I’m reasonably sure you could, in fact, commision a sockmonkey with a scientopia t-shirt (
    Just sayin.


  11. DrugMonkey Says:

    hey thanks becca, new source of avatars!
    /bad IP thieving DM


  12. So now I have to buy some new schwag, take it to Key West, and show my goatee reporting on all kinds of happenings down there?

    Well, I’ll do it if I have to.


  13. DrugMonkey Says:

    Maybe you could investigate some suspiciously expensive incense next…


  14. becca Says:

    Ahh, my work here is done. I *always* ‘saw’ you as a sock monkey. Indeed, I remember being somewhat unsettled by the very realistic primate that graced the old scienceblogs banner. Also, I sometimes click on your page and think “what is up with monkey of the drug”?. Also, I think “monkey of the drug” would be an excellent band name. Probably my brain is somewhat broken.


  15. a question, does cafepress ship to us, fellow south american readers?


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