ThatPoshGirl wrote:Hamlet --> omelet is word play and the quote is based on an actual quote from the play. How can this possibly be considered off topic for a theme that is inspired by Shakespeare?
How is it any less on topic than Romeouse and Julirat? Or does topic not apply to gratuitous cuteness?
I realize this wasn't going to win, or get close. But this is total BS, imo.
I had a real hard time figuring this shirt out before it was rejected. I've now done my research, and here's my take on the rejection. The Hamlet - Omelette play is clear, but the quote is a problem.
First of all, the wording is jarring to the sensibilities ("Why not may that be," instead of "Why may that not be...") and then the conversion of "skull of a lawyer" to "shell of a quiche." Hamlet holds a human skull while Omelette holds an eggshell - so far so good. But an eggshell is not the shell of a quiche, the shell of a quiche is pastry and does not contain eggs. And Shakespeare uses the scene to comment on the foibles of lawyers...I can't bring to mind any parallel commentary on quiches (other than the assertion that real men don't eat them).
Maybe if you had created a longer declamation for Omelette to make about the effeminate nature of quiches, of the excesses of cream and cheese and bacon that quiches are heir to, well, then maybe it would have been more on target.
Or maybe if you had used the more often referred to part of this scene (alas, poor Yolkick, I knew him well) it would have fallen on more receptive ears.
About rat and mouse...they re-create the R&J death scene with a rodent-relevant twist...cuteness is a plus, but not essential.
Sorry...trying to help, hope you don't take it as criticism.