Re: Your Time to Fly
After all the comments about similar shirts existing, I went looking. While there were a whole bunch that came up with the search, most weren't jetpacks on the back of the shirt. Like pictures of people wearing jetpacks.
Of the shirts that were supposed to be jetpacks on the back of the shirt, one looked like air tanks and little else and one looked like a spaceship rather that a jetpack. There were none that you'd put side-by-side with this one and say that they reminded you of the other or that they looked similar in design. Yes, they were jetpacks, but there are also a multitude of shirts with trees on them, and tree shirts don't get rejected just for being trees. They need to look similar in terms of execution.
Honestly, I went out looking for the billions of shirts that look just like this one, and I was ready to say, "oh yeah, I've seen that before," but I didn't find what I was looking for. Of all the shirts I looked at, only one was close to this in style, and it's a shirt that's up for voting. So the shirt doesn't exist, yet. And the rule is about similar shirts, not similar potential shirts.
Maybe I missed a bunch of shirts somewhere that look really close to this one, but even though I was looking, I couldn't find them.
Obviously, the "similar shirts" rule is subjective, but I'm not convinced they were wrong to leave this up.