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Why Manhole Covers Are Round

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sacrerouge


quality posts: 18 Private Messages sacrerouge

But how do you stop the round monsters? Grates?

Draug


quality posts: 69 Private Messages Draug

This is why you never flush your pet alligator down the toilet.

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

thisonelies


quality posts: 3 Private Messages thisonelies

it's to prevent the covers from falling in, in case anyone was wondering

a75952


quality posts: 8 Private Messages a75952

o god the square shaped monster!!!!1

polonium


quality posts: 3 Private Messages polonium

But will they stop octagonal monsters is the question?

MissJamieD


quality posts: 44 Private Messages MissJamieD

Obviously that round Manhole cover is NOT going to stop the carnage! That tentacled arm is poised to drag the next unexpecting human to his DEMISE. Muahahahahahaha

jboshaw


quality posts: 10 Private Messages jboshaw

Well, at least this shows prospective employers that you're creative!

zerrick


quality posts: 1 Private Messages zerrick

They're round so they can never fall through the hole they're supposed to cover.

lonelypond


quality posts: 434 Private Messages lonelypond

Love the monster face...very Kingdom of Loathing(in the teeth), but without anyone loathing. The tentacle does kind of worry me, but if it's coming off my shirt, it'll be on my side, right?

Xihix


quality posts: 44 Private Messages Xihix

Why are manhole covers round?

F'in miracles!

Oxirane


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Oxirane

How did those square-shaped monsters even get into the sewer in the first place?

amnewsboy


quality posts: 48 Private Messages amnewsboy

Actually, my first thought when I saw this shirt was Pendants of Life.

DianaSprinkle


quality posts: 128 Private Messages DianaSprinkle

Whooo, I wasn't expecting this one to be first but I'm happy to see it here! Good job CMDixon.

Draug


quality posts: 69 Private Messages Draug

I'm so happy this printed! So so happy! I always wanted my own cmdixon manhole! ;) lol

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

MissJamieD


quality posts: 44 Private Messages MissJamieD
zerrick wrote:They're round so they can never fall through the hole they're supposed to cover.



Well, ya see, not everyone knows that!! Hence the shirt. With the job market SO bad, every little bit helps (and I mean both answer to the question and those cute little square monsters taking out some opponents).

bluejester


quality posts: 567 Private Messages bluejester

This shirt is absolutely grate!

(Where's my pun award?)

genericsmith


quality posts: 15 Private Messages genericsmith

Wow, it's like Thwomp from the Super Mario series had a baby with Cthuhlu.

So it could drive you mad... Then squish you.

Awesome good job. Buying one if it's still around in the morning.

*Fingers crossed*

Munchy Attack If you can find the name of this artist & real song title I'll buy you a daily woot shirt (your choice what day)

Dystopia Dark Lager, Where the Wild Parties at?, B.A. Bearacus, and many more wanted in XXL(PLEASE!!!)
Edgar Allen Poe shall remained headlock'd until Nevermore is reckoned.

chrisprender


quality posts: 312 Private Messages chrisprender

I think that all manhole covers should have trivia facts on them.

louiemctool


quality posts: 0 Private Messages louiemctool

This shirt is teh awesomeness. I am so glad I wasn't forced to go through with my pledge to boycott Shirt.Woot if this shirt didn't make it through. The fact that it won = bonus!

:D

polonium


quality posts: 3 Private Messages polonium

Actually it's because round tubes are structurally more sound and because they are more material efficient.

bassanimation


quality posts: 98 Private Messages bassanimation

Omelets made great! THIS?? THIS!!!! XD~!~~~~~~~1!!1!!!

Down for two. One for me and one for the man.

I will be so happy to have this manhole on my chest...now with extra tentacle!

Congrats, CMDixon!

apeman


quality posts: 0 Private Messages apeman
amnewsboy wrote:Actually, my first thought when I saw this shirt was Pendants of Life.



lol I thought the same thing!

MissJamieD


quality posts: 44 Private Messages MissJamieD
Oxirane wrote:How did those square-shaped monsters even get into the sewer in the first place?



Didn't you know?! Square-shaped, ravenous monsters are the direct result of flushing many of life's aquatic friends (such as the goldfish) down the toilet. Simultaneously, someone somewhere is flushing prescription medication, illegal drugs, biohazardous materials down the toilet as well.. then Bada bing, bada boom.. a monster is created (which is then cut into a square by the monster chef that lives in the sewer).

I heard his 401k is awesome.

chrisprender


quality posts: 312 Private Messages chrisprender

Squares may be scary, but I'm more afraid of his triangle teeth.

Xihix


quality posts: 44 Private Messages Xihix

HA! Excellent comment, woot. Geniuses, I swear.

amhi


quality posts: 1 Private Messages amhi

This shirt is wonderful. Congrats on a well deserved print!

2wellread


quality posts: 2 Private Messages 2wellread

I got asked this in a job interview 13 years ago... thankfully haven't seen it since; that company replaced it a few years later with "why do clocks run clockwise?" which wasn't much better...

emf5100


quality posts: 3 Private Messages emf5100
amnewsboy wrote:Actually, my first thought when I saw this shirt was Pendants of Life.



So glad I was not the only one who thought this. I saw the design and thought "...a Legends of the Hidden Temple shirt? Cool."

CapSea


quality posts: 54 Private Messages CapSea

There is more than one answer. One of the most likely reasons is because they need to easily be lifted up and dropped by those using them, and round ones don't have to be rotated to fit. They always fit. Square manhole covers would require rotating until the corners match.

linksdeity


quality posts: 22 Private Messages linksdeity

They should have put one of those on the Bottom of the Well in Kakariko. Might have prevented the escape of Bongo Bongo.




cmdixon2


quality posts: 21 Private Messages cmdixon2

Wow, a little surprised to get 1st! Despite the creepy tentacles and razor sharp teeth I'm sure the monster itself is cute and harmless in real life. It can't help its unfortunate shape.

Thanks everyone for the votes and comments! I hope you enjoy my manhole. ;)

jabberjaws13


quality posts: 2 Private Messages jabberjaws13

Congrats on the print Chris! In for one.

What would your theme song be, and why?

Happy Beer.

tgentry


quality posts: 111 Private Messages tgentry

Staff

Awesome design, well deserved 1st place!

bongosolo


quality posts: 11 Private Messages bongosolo

I'm in for two! I voted for you cmdixon, and glad to see you won.

rlorenz89


quality posts: 14 Private Messages rlorenz89

cmdixon2, I love your shirts! This is my fourth one of yours, keep up the good work buddy!

The detail on the edge of the manhole makes this shirt awesome. The manhole itself is cool, but the cracks in the asphalt just make this shirt. Gotta have it!

Tristan944


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Tristan944

To evenly distribute the weight of cars driving over them.

mrbarister


quality posts: 30 Private Messages mrbarister

First off, great art, very detailed! That being said, I don't see how it fits the theme, and what is perhaps infinitely worse, you gave the square monster long reachy tentacles. It doesn't have to leave the sewers. It can remove the man hole cover, and pull curious passer-bys in without leaving the comfort of it's own home. Kinda like pizza delivery for a Ninja Turtles reference.

mrbarister


quality posts: 30 Private Messages mrbarister
sacrerouge wrote:But how do you stop the round monsters? Grates?



Square holes! Duh! Everyone knows monsters are always attracted to holes they can't possibly fit through.

Gatzby


quality posts: 43 Private Messages Gatzby
mrbarister wrote:First off, great art, very detailed! That being said, I don't see how it fits the theme, and what is perhaps infinitely worse, you gave the square monster long reachy tentacles. It doesn't have to leave the sewers. It can remove the man hole cover, and pull curious passer-bys in without leaving the comfort of it's own home. Kinda like pizza delivery for a Ninja Turtles reference.



It's a relatively famous job interview question used by Microsoft. (Among others, probably.)

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