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PM merchandise/icon design quest

by vroom (His Eminence)
on Apr 05, 2001 at 05:49 UTC ( [id://69983] : quest . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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misty is getting a dye-sublimation system which means there could be more varieties of PM merchandise in the future. She would take care of all the work and give PerlMonks a percentage of the sales. So now we need to give her designs to work with and or items you would be interested in getting.

The most obvious items are:

  • Mugs
  • Mousepads

Here are some other possibilities:

  • coasters
  • keychains
  • wall clocks (8" round)
  • wrist watches (quartz, genuine leather bands, 1 1/4" diameter)
  • fridge magnets
  • frame magnetic magnets (4" round, hold 1.75"x1.75" photos)
  • polyester or cotton tote bags (have to check them out)

I'll leave it at that. If you've got ideas for items, cool designs, or know which items you'd be interested in getting let us know below.

Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:45 UTC
    I'd like to see at least two things. The first is a WWII style poster, with a lantern-jawed hacker looking off into the distance while bombers fly overhead. He's wearing sensible overalls and a hard hat, and he has the Camel in his hand. It's rendered in the simple, yet strong strokes like you'll see on Active State logos.

    The caption says, "Perl Monks want YOU to use strict and -w."

    For the second, just something nice that says 'PSI::ESP' on it. A nice sticker would be okay.

      chromatic, that's a really good idea! So good that I gave a stab at it.
      It's still a work in progress (I did it in one hour, just a rough sketch), but you can have a peek here.
      I mostly need to detail the guy a bit more and find a better way to draw the planes...

      Comments are more than welcome!

      Update: An improved version is available here. It still needs some polishing, but at least, there's the Camel.

      YAPU: Yet Another Poster Update here

      my $OeufMayo = new PerlMonger::Paris({http => ''});</kbd>

        Great idea and great picture!

        Does any-one else round here remember Biggles? I never thought I would be posting about him here :) For the uninitiated Biggles was a fictional WWI pilot in stories by Capt WE Johns. To bring it back to perl when Biggles was in 266 squadron flew a Sopwith Camel! And to bring it back to the monastery, by some kind of weird pattern matching I have always thought of Sopwith when I have seen the SOPW around the monastery, could it be-

        Seeker of Perl Wisdom in Transcendent Hack

        ++ to any-one who can tie all this together in a piece of monastery wear :)

        Coming back to the real world now :) I also think the picture desrves a camel somewhere and I thought that the "Programming Republic of Perl" logo as a patch on the pilots bomber jacket would be perfect. (I know it's not strictly monastery wear but I would buy a jacket like that :)

        my $chainsaw = 'Perl';

        OeufMayo, you just totally blew my mind. :-)
        Where's the camel, though?

        If you're going the poster route, I think a camel-headed monk (maybe based on Sean?) could be good. Probably a joke that requires more development time, though.

      Good idea

      We need whole line of cube decorations.

      my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';
      I LOVE this one! Great thought!

      Roy Alan

      You could also do a poster with a Betty Page style dominatrix with use strict as the text. ;-)
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by footpad (Abbot) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:31 UTC

    Bumper stickers/Slogans:

    • PM encircled by an oval, ala the European country stickers.
    • XPW, Same as above.
    • A trollish silhouette, surrounded by a red circle with a slash.
    • Red circle/Slash: /.
    • "Real PH's don't let other PH's use MSA."
    • "Perl hackers use CGI;"
    • "Thou Shalt Use <CODE> tags"


    • Little Buddha Antenna balls.
    • Plaster Buddha statues (not for use in Afghanistan).
    • Official PM hookas.
    • *Real* Coffee Mugs (e.g. 20 oz or better).
    • Erudil's Camel on coasters...perfect for those intra-cube flinging parties.
    • "Steins"
    • Anonymous Monk Silver Bullets...for use on those who really want them.
    • Action Figures (...oh, wait...)
    • And (of course) "PerlMonks: The Flame Thrower (It's a real hit with the kids...)"


    Update: In reply to knobunc's reply below:

    I'm aware of that, however, I'm thinking I'd rather any proceeds from the sale go to The Fearless Leader instead of CmdrTaco. Frankly, I like the Monastery better than Slashdot.

      I want second the "Steins" idea. I'd love a pewter mug with a good japh on it.

      I'd be more interested in products that simply had some obscure perl code on them than pictures or witticisms. Eg, camel code is preferable to TMTOWTDI.

        Hmm, those who do a lot of CGI programming could purchase the "Lincoln" Stein then ... To make it a good in-joke, it would be a pewter stein in the shape of Abraham L.'s head (that's recognizable outside the US, isn't it? =)

        Philosophy can be made out of anything. Or less -- Jerry A. Fodor

      You can already get the camel over at . While I am not opposed to the PM stuff being the same, it is probably better to have distinct stuff.

      Plastic/Plaster it's all the same, as long as it has a button, and every time you push it, to ask the buddha for wisdom, it spits out a quip of wisdome, one of which is post in SOPW %^).

      Disclaimer: Don't blame. It came from inside the void

      perl -e "$q=$_;map({chr unpack qq;H*;,$_}split(q;;,q*H*));print;$q/$q;"

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Lexicon (Chaplain) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:20 UTC
    What? No Monk merchandise?
    • Robes
    • Sandles
    • Code Candles (Camel shaped!)
    • Incense
    • Vacation Packages to Asia
    • Poster of Vroom meditating before his terminal
    • and, of course, who could forget, our very own Camel!
    But really, I believe the ultimate addition to every JAPH's personal Perl Shrine would be:

    Poster of 1000 armed 3 headed Larry/Tom/Randal Deity holding the divine Perl Functions and Funny Characters


      Hair shirts, anybody?
      (for those who aren't already working with NT, that is)
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by arhuman (Vicar) on Apr 05, 2001 at 09:49 UTC
    Why not go on playing whith that XP frenzy ?

    Any object showing your 'rank' inside the monastery :
    • Saint watch (with the year of 'sainthood' carved in)
    • Pontiff ring (like the 'big university' ring ???(It has always made the french man I am dream))
    • Abbot medallion
    • Friar cap with name ('friar xxxx')
    • ...
    You got the idea, each level could have its object.
    (As long as the object enable to clearly distinguish another Monk and its level)

    I think that the higher your level the higher you'll be willing to pay to get your object.
    (I'll do, even if I have not so many figures in my income.
    I AM PROUD of being part of the monastery)

    I know some objects may be difficult/impossible to customize but I'd really appreciate to have rare high quality item ( when I'll be a saint ;-)
    (Hey the monastery members worth it !)

    "Only Bad Coders Badly Code In Perl" (OBC2IP)

      I like this idea! (Of course it has nothing to do with me getting close to friarhood ;))

      $japh->{'Caillte'} = $me; sells all sorts of jewellery, keychains, dogtags, etc with embedded ibuttons. If you got the rings used for unique ID's you could log into PM with your "ring" or "medallion".
      I believe I remember stumbling across people who handle custom logos for ibutton-wear. If there is an interest, I will see if I can hunt up the sites again.

      if that doesn't put your cereal box decoder ring to shame, I don't know what will:)
        Oooh! You could put your Geek Code and Monk Map coordinates into those puppies. Among other things, I'm sure. (Perl DeCSS? ;-)

      The only problem is that If I got a Abbot medallion, then when I reached Saint level, I would have to purchase a ring. However, some would view this as a feature rather than a bug with arhuman's idea, seeing as it would generate more revenue for PM.

      One way around this is to shell out a ridiculous amount of money for a given item which would have an LED display in the appropriate area of the item that would have a wireless link to PM HQ Inc. and would grab your current XP to display on your object.

      Silicon Cowboy
(jptxs) Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jptxs (Curate) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:11 UTC
    I'd love to see a coaster that says: "I'd rather be holding a mug." =)
    "A man's maturity -- consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play." --Nietzsche
      I'd love to see a coaster that says: "I'd rather be holding a perl monk."

      Ermmmm, no, this is a bad idea... Please ignore.

      What about a Perl Monks prayer wheel? Or a mini-altar, or the Gospel according to Larry? Everyone does mouse-mats and T-shirts: be different. The Buddhists have those natty prayer-flags - you could do a Perl Monks prayer flag! I'd love to have one of those in my cube.

      How about Holy Water, then you could really bless those objects, even cast daemons into NT boxes (figuring that a daemon's better than a background process any day).

      A prayer mat would be neat-o, as would a Perl Monks calendar, complete with a new meditation for each day of the year. Put enough holy days in the calendar and I could take half the year off work! Wooo-hooo!

      (PS: I want more than XP for this rubbish -- gimme kick-backs ;-)

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Masem (Monsignor) on Apr 05, 2001 at 17:01 UTC
    I mentioned this last night in the CB, but how about something like the PerlMonks Magic 8 Ball, maybe not as detailed as here, but with replies like
    • See my column at X.
    • RTFM
    • Use or die.
    • etc etc...

    Dr. Michael K. Neylon - || "You've left the lens cap of your mind on again, Pinky" - The Brain

      I LOVE this idea. I used to have a CDW Magic 8 ball(actually i think it was a 3, cause it was red). It had all sorts of great answers like "Reboot", and "User Error".

      my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Beatnik (Parson) on Apr 05, 2001 at 14:08 UTC
  • An umbrella stating something like no $rain;
  • PM Beer hat... uhm Insert caffeine drink here hat
  • Shampoo labeled as
    #!/usr/bin/perl -Tw use strict;
  • Camel on a rope soap
  • Camel squirt guns
  • Camel mailboxes
  • Camel patterned PJs
  • CDs with Vroom chanting mantras... uhm code
  • PM Code ties... not perlfunc::tie
  • Baseball bat with use strict; #damnit ! on it

  • Greetz
    ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
      The umbrella would have to read no rain; to be synactically correct. But the Beer/Coffee hat:
      while(1){ while(<DRINK>) { &gulp($_); } &refill(DRINK); }


        The hat would be one of those hard hats where you can have 2 cans on it, and sip thru a straw... We dont see much of those here in EU but apparently they're quite popular in US :)

        ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by damian1301 (Curate) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:04 UTC
    I think that the one great thing you need is a Perlmonk's jacket. I know i will buy it because I *need* a new jacket, badly. Or maybe just a sweatshirt, which would be good too.

    On the front it could maybe have a little code snippet and on the back could have, in some big cool font, written slanted northward with a little saying or something under it. I am thinking gray-ish color.

    UPDATE: By the way, I would give a ++ to the mousepad, wallclock, and the totebag.

    Almost a Perl hacker.
    Dave AKA damian

    I encourage you to email me

      I'd like a hooded sweatshirt version of the allready existing T-shirt.

      my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';
        I wouldn't mind either a hooded sweatshirt or a T-shirt.. but I was also thinking of a little beanie PM (not sure if that's really something that monks would use/want.. ).. or a small plush toy of a PM.. something to sit on top of a monitor or whatnot.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by aardvark (Pilgrim) on Apr 05, 2001 at 08:24 UTC
    I think MeowChow's home node picture would make a great mouse pad. I think it would look great on an oversized coffee mug or a t-shirt too. Subtle, effective and disturbingly funny.

    You are on the way to destruction.
    Get Strong Together!!

      All your merchandise design are belong to me? I'd be honored :-)
                     s aamecha.s a..a\u$&owag.print
      I'd have to throw a vote in for this one...too funny!

      Roy Alan

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by rchiav (Deacon) on Apr 05, 2001 at 06:45 UTC
    I'm not a big one for wearing advertising T-Shirts, unless the logos are small.. but I'd definately like to see non wearable or car-stick-on-able items like _large_ coffee mugs. No shot glasses please. Mouse Pad's is a novility I haven't seen mentioned yet. Or how about other office supplies like post-it's, pens, etc?

    This may be stupid but there's one prase that I tought of today. I was looking through a bunch of posts (me being new here and all) and was thinking to myself about what a great place this is for learning. Then in pops "Monk U".. which shortly became "Monk U!"

    For what it's worth, I got a good laugh out of it.. and I still am to tell you the truth :)

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jbert (Priest) on Apr 05, 2001 at 12:06 UTC
    Fridge magnets are a great idea. But as well as simple round, etc ones with logos on, how about 'code snippet' fridge magnets?

    You know you can get sets of words to put on your fridge (which visitors etc normally rearrange to form obscenities or poetry according to their drunkenness or wit) well why not bits of code?

    Some careful thought is needed to select your set of snippets, but perl is ideal for this due to the compactness and expressiveness of the language.

    Sorry if the idea is to produce monk-specific things, perhaps the set could contain some perl-monkish comment blocks :-)

    Does anyone else think this is a good idea, if so should I/we put some more thought into what a good set of tokens would be?

        This looks fun! Unfortunately, the site's home page says Perl Toys is currently closed for business.


        Yikes. Nothing new under the sun.

        Thanks for the pointer.

        What percentage of the sales goes to Perl Monks if we buy from this site?
      Man, I would buy a set of fridge magnets in a heartbeat. I passed on them when came out with them and have been kicking myself repeatedly since then....
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by zenmaster (Beadle) on Apr 05, 2001 at 11:46 UTC
    What about designing a logo first ?

    You could then decline it on all the stuff (sticker, mousepad, T-shirt...) and in the monastery.

    It could be based on the sitting monk of the T-shirt, But I'd personally prefer something on japanese char...

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by diskcrash (Hermit) on Apr 08, 2001 at 23:34 UTC
    A set of reference coffee cups, with regex, favorite modules, etc. with a monk looking like Rodan's Thinker, reading a book.

    A monkish tie for those of us forced to occassionally have to wear one. (I've worn out my Dilbert tie.)

    Monogrammed PM underwear for initimate coding experiences.

    PM pens and pencils with long skinny monks on them.

    PM keyboard ref strip, with "use strict" or die "you toad" on them.

    PM decoder rings

    Bumper stickers:

    • Perl >> Java
    • Perl - Extreme Freestyle
    • Perl Coder Onboard (obvious yellow sign)
    • Perl Monk Onboard
    • My Mom (Dad) is a Perl Monk
    • Son (Daughter) of a Perl Monk
    • I wont give up my Perl until they delete it from my cold, hard disk
    • Don't blame me - I use Perl
    • My child was Perl coder of the month at
    • I've seen Larry Wall

    Das PerlMonk bier stein

    Bizarre stuffed animals - A penguin with a camel's head or a camel with a penguin's head. Let 'em figure it out

    Monitor rear-view mirror with a Monk on it.

    Bandaids with the words: "I should have used -w" on them.

    A set of PM business card blanks you add to. The web page would accept custom input and then print quantity-500 of nice, glossy, fancy Perlish art work cards. They get sent to the user for $$.

    A variety of PM oriented rubber ink stamps -

    • "Project not approved - insufficient use of Perl"
    • "PerlMonk Approved"
    • various camels, penguins, holding hands, etc.
    • "Perl Priority Project"
    • "John Doe Perl Programmer"
    • "CPO - Chief Perl Officer" (also a desk name plate)
      I would like to see a Perlmonks bumpersticker with the famous code camel somehow.
(jcwren) Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jcwren (Prior) on Apr 06, 2001 at 19:27 UTC

    What I really need is a plush vroom doll to sit on top of my monitor.

    I would:

    • stick pins in it when I get server errors.
    • drown it in beer when my XP goes up.
    • dose it with vodka when the wiki nodes come online.
    • hose it with Tanqueray when it bans mr_leisure.
    • buy it Skiles gift certificates when it graduates.
    • and be at it's wedding when it meets Ms. Plush Vroom.

    And, of course, it would be wearing a Primus T-shirt, and holding a jar of salsa in one hand, grinning maniacally.


    e-mail jcwren
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Caillte (Friar) on Apr 05, 2001 at 14:45 UTC

    A perlmonks jacket with the perlmonks logo, small, over the left breast and a large picture of the perl camel on the back

    I really like the bag idea too.

    $japh->{'Caillte'} = $me;

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by coreolyn (Parson) on Apr 05, 2001 at 17:48 UTC

    I've got to say that the backpack O'Rielly put out at last years conference is the best designed geek purse, er I mean bookbag I've gotten my hands on. And it advertieses Open Source everytime I walk into and out of the office. A Perlmonk version would be very cool indeed.

    Now for the truley dedicated Camel Code boxers would be a must...
    (That's a joke, albiet a poor one :)

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by 2501 (Pilgrim) on Apr 05, 2001 at 21:46 UTC
    here is a gag item:
    a PM "magic 8 ball" which holds all the SOPW answers you could ever need:)

    "Use Strict"
    "Its In My Article"
    "Did you try super search?"
    "PSI::ESP says the answer is hazy"
    The options are limitless:P I have seen 8-balls made as promotional deals, I think the hardest part is hunting down the people who make them.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain) on Apr 06, 2001 at 18:42 UTC

    Small, cheap, and useful

    As an admin, I have to swipe my ID through 50 doors a day. We horde promo ID tag zip strings. They're a little plastic clip with a retractable string in it (sort of like the ones the Janitor uses for his keys). The plastic part hooks to your pants, and the string end hooks to your ID. You pull, swipe, and let go. No fumbling, no fuss.

    The plastic part has the logo on it.

    For the less physical security conscious worker, how 'bout a multi-tool (the LeatherMonk)?


Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Malkavian (Friar) on Apr 07, 2001 at 03:54 UTC
    Hmm.. How about a nice batrobe in the style of a Kimono, with a rough translation of "Perl Monk" into Japanese Kanji on the back?
    Dunno about you guys, but I do a lot of my work from home, and when I do, I feel far more comfy coding in my bathrobe.

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by neophyte (Curate) on Apr 06, 2001 at 15:31 UTC
    I would like to see something like this on a t-shirt or mug.
    then of course with Erudil mentionned as creator of camel code. This is only a rough design.

    before we get another discussion on copyrights - I had a chatterbox conversation with Erudil about it, to make sure I could have this pic in my homenode.


      I believe something like this already exists. It can be found here
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Beatnik (Parson) on Apr 12, 2001 at 01:37 UTC
    I'm amazed no one thought of this one yet : Nodereaper cherry pies

    ... Quidquid perl dictum sit, altum viditur.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Monolith-0 (Beadle) on Apr 08, 2001 at 08:06 UTC
    Posters would be great.

  • Monks meditating in front of terminals
  • Picture/Phrase Combos
  • A large chunk of code colored in such a way that it creates a larger image
  • Parody posters (such as the WWII one mentioned above)
  • The Coder's Commandments, and other such important thing
  • Perl Poetry
  • An approxant map of the internet at one point in time
  • A diagram of program code
  • etc.

    The artistic posibilities are endless, and posters can greatly add to the atmosphere of a room, cubical, or public place.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jynx (Priest) on Apr 06, 2001 at 06:05 UTC

    Sorry if these aren't the best ideas but most of the good ones are taken already...
    How about:

    • 24-CD holder case thingy (for the Perl CD-ROMS, etc...)
    • Perlmonk's shirt in 0x000000 (black)
    • bookmark or those little post-it booktags (to find that section in camel3 faster)
    • thermal mug (coffee or cold caffeinated quaff  ;-)

    Also, the (self-bought) gift for making different levels could be enchanting, but it would make sense to start allowing those at level 4 or somewheres about there.

    nuf evah,

    PS   i really like the boxers idea, but in my idiom, could they be delivered in black as well?

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Fingo (Monk) on Apr 06, 2001 at 09:22 UTC
    Don't you think StoneCutters is an appropriate name for monks? A shirt with this on the back:
    Who controls the perl dev-team?
    Who makes all the BOFHs so mean?
    We do!  We do!
    Who runs CPAN underground?
    Who keeps modules all profound?
    We do!  We do!
    Who makes regex act so nice?
    Who makes objects look like mice?
    We do!  We do!
    Who writes the most cleanest code?
    Who has the great camel node?
    We do!  We do!
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by mr.nick (Chaplain) on Apr 05, 2001 at 18:44 UTC
    How about a bumper sticker with either
    • perl++
    • japh++
    • pm++
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by knobunc (Pilgrim) on Apr 06, 2001 at 19:15 UTC

    How about a Perl Monks calendar?

    We could have something cool for each month (and the cover). Then we could mark significant events on the blurb for the days. We can have Saint's days based on when the different users were cannonized. Etc.

    This idea is probably unworkable because the cost to print a calendar is proabaly high, and doing the prep work for all the pages is much worse than for 1 T-Shirt. But I would love for someone to prove me wrong.


      With all the monk picturess out there, I'm sure that we could put one together. Er, as long as no one objects. What would be cooler than a paper calendar, would be a paperless, random monk picture, random Perl fact-a-day, calendar.

      If anyone embarks on this, I have a couple of pictures of me in my burnt up house for October...:)

      Is there a Perl fact-a-day calendar out there already?


Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by SilverB1rd (Scribe) on Apr 05, 2001 at 19:58 UTC
    What about a PM tie?
    If someone has said this already I did not see it sorry.
    What better to wear when you have that job interview? its says your a hacker at hart :)
    Maybe one with the Camel code on it
    Or maybe even a quick referance upside-down so you can just look down at your tie :)

    The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by BigJoe (Curate) on Apr 07, 2001 at 00:05 UTC
    Here we just got a whole bunch of can wraps made up with our Intranet site logo on it. That is one idea. And to go along with Birth of a PerlMonk baby PerlMonks - stuff like at CopyLeft. Maybe CD-cases.


    Learn patience, you must.
    Young PerlMonk, craves Not these things.
    Use the source Luke.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by lolindrath (Scribe) on Apr 05, 2001 at 23:02 UTC
    Patches for backpacks would be awesome. It'd be great for all the college students out there.

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by misty (Hermit) on Apr 06, 2001 at 06:14 UTC

    ok.. a bit late, but here are some clarifications: I am not going to do (nor will be able to) stickers, umbrellas, dark t-shirts, other non-flat items (mugs are an exception :) The reason for that is that dye-sublimation works only on white or light-colored items/fabrics. Maybe someone else can do other items? Also there's one more limitation on the choice of fabrics. It has to be polyester or (in worst case) poly mix. Cotton better? Maybe, but it cannot be used in sublimation, also there are really neat, comfortable, high quality polyester outer, cotton inner t's and sweat shirts, and I might do those.

    --misty (running to get a crying baby)

    P.S. Where are the logos?? Nobody wants to design anything?

      Perlmonks condoms: "-wT" on one side, "use Bone::SafeSex;" on the other...


      e-mail jcwren
        PM bondage gear with "use strict;" on it?

        I'll get my coat...

        chris if you make them from polyester and they will be able to withstand 400F temperature, fine with me.

        --misty (in a semi-silly mood)
      Okay, so it has to be polyester... How about bandanas or other items for wall hangings (something to spruce up the cube-farm at work)? They could definitely be poly, and could have both the logo and some artwork (like this from OeufMayo's post).
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by suaveant (Parson) on Apr 06, 2001 at 19:10 UTC
    How about: Fast, Reliable, Cheap; pick three
                    - Ant
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by one4k4 (Hermit) on Apr 06, 2001 at 00:00 UTC
      Or maybe no strict;.
      Ok, I've made my silly comment ;)
        some people might prefer use strict;

        $ perldoc perldoc
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by frankus (Priest) on Apr 09, 2001 at 20:43 UTC
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by wardk (Deacon) on Apr 05, 2001 at 19:22 UTC
    • 1x1 perlmonk "plate" like this
    • Beer glass (w/obsfuscated perl?)
    • License plate framev (w/custom one-liner?)
    • ski hat
    • lanyard (neck strap to attach a badge)
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by malaga (Pilgrim) on Apr 09, 2001 at 04:49 UTC
    Did anyone say


    yet? A good portable item.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Coleoid (Sexton) on Apr 10, 2001 at 08:33 UTC

    12:00 shows a 'P'
    03:00 shows a 'e'
    06:00 shows a 'r'
    09:00 shows a 'l'
    small striding camel in the center

    Potential taglines:

    Oh, look, only eighteen seconds until I start coding Perl again!
    When is it _not_ perl time?
    I'm sorry, I have to leave, it's Perl o'clock.
    Did you say something? I didn't catch a SIGINT.

    I'm sure there are others...

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by gregor42 (Parson) on Apr 11, 2001 at 17:49 UTC
    (I know this is flame bait, please be kind..)

    Strictly in the spirit of "roll your own" mind you...

    PerlMonks Rolling papers!

    And before you jump all over me for negative connotations (sp?) ... remember this:

    Cigarette papers were often used by intelligence agents when hand decrypting codes (like the Solitare code mentioned in Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon) because when you burn them the leave very little residue...

    So the next time you're caught with DeCSS code, break out your Zippo...


    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Albannach (Monsignor) on Apr 05, 2001 at 20:09 UTC
    I'd love a nice baseball cap with a good bright (legible from a distance) logo. The tie idea is a good one too, and you could print lots of code on that, though you wouldn't necessarily want it to help applicants in interviews!

    Hmm... how about a quick-reference tie? Perl FAQ socks?

    I'd like to be able to assign to an luser

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by suaveant (Parson) on Apr 05, 2001 at 20:42 UTC
    T-shirts with the monk vows... like
    I vow to use perl everywhere I can, be it work, home, or supermarket. I vow to use strict & -w etc... etc... I'm usually better with pithy comments, but I'm still asleep... I'm sure the other monks could come up with five or ten good ones...
                    - Ant
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by marius (Hermit) on Apr 06, 2001 at 02:24 UTC
    If a gong of decent size could be found with some japh/perl-isms on it, that would rule. I'd sign up for one!

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by providencia (Pilgrim) on Apr 10, 2001 at 09:07 UTC
    Musical Monk Guitar Picks
    For throwing on stage at concerts or for just playing(depending on price).
    Guitar slides.

    An annoying pocket monk that randomly shouts at you or even
    dare I say chants at you.(?)
  • Shebang! perlpath -wT
  • use strict;
  • use;
  • etc..
  • So many tourists buy "Pocket Cajuns" during Mardi Gras here that it isn't funny.

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by thabenksta (Pilgrim) on Apr 05, 2001 at 18:27 UTC

    What's the one thing we charish most, that's right, our bible, Programming Perl.

    This might be a little farfetched but how about a Special PM edition.

    my $name = 'Ben Kittrell'; $name=~s/^(.+)\s(.).+$/\L$1$2/g; my $nick = 'tha' . $name . 'sta';
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jayceh (Novice) on Apr 05, 2001 at 20:14 UTC
    Jayce^ I know a company ( that is looking into making a "personal store funciont". Right now the syste (all in perl) let's you create an account, and add your logos, then it renders your logo onto the merchendise so you can preview what you would get. Might be something you would be interested in for this. Could create a Perlmonks store through that.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by fmogavero (Monk) on Apr 06, 2001 at 21:36 UTC
    Icon: A monk just like the "camel code"!

    Merchandise: desktop icons and wallpaper!

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by suaveant (Parson) on Apr 05, 2001 at 20:33 UTC
    Nothing to do with perl, per se, but I've always wanted someone to make and sell an FCSK my disk t-shirt/bumpersticker...

                    - Ant

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by OzzyOsbourne (Chaplain) on Apr 10, 2001 at 16:04 UTC

    What about repackaging some green Tea as official Perl Monks Tea?

    "From the mountains of Canada comes this fine tea, hand-picked by the bots of Perlmonks..."


Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Keef (Sexton) on Apr 11, 2001 at 06:08 UTC
    So many others out there, like myself, are under a draconian dress code at school/work. We strive to find new ways to show off our hacker prowess without violatng the dresscode too blatantly. What I request to aid the oppressed monks is a polo shirt (golf shirt). It would be preferbably white or that Vanhusen soft gray(don't bother searching the web for that) with a small (less than 2sq inch) slogan on the left breast. Some sample slogans could include:
    • Perlmonks.cult
    • Wall = = master
    • $code++;
    • Perlmonks.cult
    • use strict;
    • purl rewlz
    • perl -wT
    • package main;
    • How do I use this?
    • php is lame

    Mabye could be embroidered on the back of the collar, right behind your neck. That would be schueeet.

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Apr 26, 2002 at 21:26 UTC
    So far, everyone has overlooked the really obvoius need here.

    You've all seen those bald headed wigs, so what we need is a monk's wig - bald on top, with the ring of hair around the head... ;-)

Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by dysmai (Initiate) on May 01, 2001 at 07:21 UTC
    STICKERS: every one loves sticker... I know I do.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Andrew_Levenson (Hermit) on Mar 09, 2006 at 20:41 UTC
    --A thumb drive in the shape of a camel/monk?
    --A Perl How-To Book filled with especially helpful nodes?
    --(in light of all the fun): A shirt that says "I survived the CB and all I got was this lousy code."
    --A PerlMonks Firefox/Thunderbird theme?
    --A module in the vein of use warnings; that instead provides plain english, scathing quips?
    --Shirt/sticker/etc? My $PC =~ s/Java?+/Perl/;
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Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by gregor42 (Parson) on Apr 09, 2001 at 18:05 UTC
    "If only we had a holocaust cloak...." - The Princess Bride

    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by jimhall (Novice) on Jul 30, 2001 at 17:17 UTC
    I didn't see any suggestions for licensee plates. I would love to have a Perl Monk plate on the front of my car.
      I think a praying monk for atop the monitor would help make the bad code gods leave us once and for all.
Re: PM merchandise/icon design quest
by Shinwa (Beadle) on Jun 03, 2004 at 00:10 UTC
    I'm thinking a poster & shirt of a Perl Monk. He could wear the robes of the noble monks, and be holding up a tablet with

    #! usr/bin/perl
    use strict;

    inscribed upon it. Along the bottom or top it can say "Thou shalt use strict!" with possibly a storm background? The monk could also be standing on a cliff perhaps. With a crowd of programmers / people below.

    Shinwa : Did that penguin just meow at me?
    Snuggy : What hunny?
    Shinwa : nuffin' luff...
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