"Boffin" makes your article unworthy
Regardless of the content of your article here, it is marred by the fact that your use of the word "boffin" continues to reinforce a socially constructed stereotype of the scientist as a person who is an outgrouper from society that should be viewed with ridicule and contempt.
How banal your reference is, is irrelevant. It is just a reinforcement of a stereotype that needs to go away.
Unless you are trying to campaign to "take back boffin", don't use it.
Might I suggest a t-shirt? "Boffins do it better"? or "Boffins save the world!"... or similar.