On the list of computer problems that tech support has to deal with every day, things not plugged up correctly ranks right up at the top. From not plugged in at all to plugged into a hole that’s completely inappropriate, problems with holes seem to befuddle many users. The cables and ports can even be color coded, and the user will plug it up wrong, like some sort of artistic expression. (“I thought the blue and the green went together nicely.”)
Science: We finally figured out that you could separate fact from superstition by a completely radical method: observation. You can try things, measure them, and see how they work! Bitches. The graph on the back of the shirt is data from the COBE mission, which looked at the background microwave glow of the universe and found that it fit perfectly with the idea that the universe used to be really hot everywhere. This strongly reinforced the Big Bang theory and was one of the most dramatic examples of an experiment agreeing with a theory in history — the data points fit perfectly, with error bars too small to draw on the graph. It’s one of the most triumphant scientific results in history.