Some People Get It...
I recently bought the Cthulhu shirt from Teach The Controversy (thanks to PZ for pointing it out) mostly on the grounds that I like the design. After wearing it in public for the first time I've also realized that it's an incredibly specific tribal marker; a few people get it immediately and you can't really explain it to the rest. My barrista asked me what it was but, in trying to give her some context, I discovered that:
- There's too much backstory on Cthulhu to explain in one or two sentences.
- Talking about elder gods and H.P. Lovecraft makes you sound crazy even if it's immediately germane to the conversation.
So I settled for "Yeah, it's a squid".