The pricing on multiples at higher sizes confuses me. I take a 3XL and I’m damn glad to find it. Buying one costs $16 instead of $14 for normal sizing, and I understand the $2 difference. On normal sizing, buying two different shirts gets me both for $21, or $7 for the second shirt in the same order. Okay. Stay with me.
So buying two shirts together, in 3XL, should cost me $14 + $2 upsize charge plus $7 for the second shirt + $2 upsize charge. The total would be $25. So why does it show $16 + $12 = $28 when I try to check out? Where’s the extra $3 going?
(I added in a 3rd shirt to get all three designs, and that one is also $12.)
I’m just here to drop some science history about that iconic Joy Division album cover this is parodying (and buy shirts, of course). In 1967, astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell picked up a weird radio signal — I believe she referred to it as “a bit of scruff” — that didn’t match anything observed before. It was a repeating signal, spaced about 1.3 seconds apart. Because people always assume aliens did it, the first name of the object was LGM-1 (for “little green men”) but now it’s known as CP 1919.
So what is CP 1919, and what does it have to do with Joy Division? It’s a pulsar, the fast-spinning, super-dense crushed core left over after a large star exploded! These are objects with a lot of gravity, weird magnetic fields, and they are named because they “pulse” in X-ray and gamma-ray light like a lighthouse. NASA has a payload called NICER on the International Space Station right now studying them (and the class of objects they’re part of, neutron stars), trying to figure out stuff like what they’re made of, how dense they are, and whether their super-predictable pulses can be used for future space-based navigation technology (think interstellar GPS).
The image on the Joy Division shirt is a plot of CP 1919 data from a radio astronomer’s 1970 PhD dissertation. The artist flipped the colors, printed it on a card, and the rest is history!