tomcall


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I think my favorite response to this riddle has always been "penguin in a blender".

TomNibs


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kc6201 wrote:The red is part of the joke too. You probably already know that though. There are also like 10 different punchlines for that joke. I also first saw this as Teefury side-art. I think it's really clever, but I'm not sure if I want to buy it or not. I'm not exactly rolling in money.



If you were commie you wouldn't need money... You just gotta be in the party!

kc6201


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You know, I've heard versions of this joke with zebras, penguins, and skunks, but I've never heard one with a magpie.

JadenKale


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aoviss wrote:I minored in poli sci, and I dont get it either.

You just need to have a funny bone, and not take everything seriously.
Zebra
Penguin
Magpie
Skunk

All animals that are black and white...

all animals are wearing communist (or red) garb.

There is your joke. Really, why is it so hard to get?

briskbot


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Assassin15 wrote:Um, the newspaper is missing. I believe a newspaper is black and white and read all over as well.



Well...there is some irony in that, is there not?

Gacktite


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This is a good shirt.

I would buy it if there wasn't text.

mo0ey


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CarnivalNights wrote:Lazy and ready to sleep.



He's not Russian to buy this shirt.

january


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For all the people that don't understand it. All the animals are black and white. They are also red all over because they are communist. The shirt comes from the joke: What's black and white and red (read) all over?

Newspaper
Communist Penguin, Zebra, Skunk, and I don't know what kind of bird that is.

nbsiqeqomu


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All the characters are black and white. Magpie,skunk,zebra,penguin... Pretty simple

CapSea


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nbsiqeqomu wrote:All the characters are black and white. Magpie,skunk,zebra,penguin... Pretty simple



january wrote:For all the people that don't understand it. All the animals are black and white. They are also red all over because they are communist. The shirt comes from the joke: What's black and white and red (read) all over?

Newspaper
Communist Penguin, Zebra, Skunk, and I don't know what kind of bird that is.



mattchua wrote:The animals are all black and white, but they're red cause they're commies!!!! haha statin' the obvious, but i love this shirt!



lawrancechoi wrote:All those animals are black and white. And they are wearing communist hats thus they are "red"



Thanks guys. I think they've got it now.

lostnightsoul


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Stop making me fun of me. I'm not offended Woot. I'm hurt now.

NameyMcName


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JadenKale wrote:You just need to have a funny bone, and not take everything seriously.
Zebra
Penguin
Magpie
Skunk

All animals that are black and white...

all animals are wearing communist (or red) garb.

There is your joke. Really, why is it so hard to get?



I don't think they knew the red=communist part. I wonder what they think the Red Scare was about...

pauzer


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You would just look stupid wearing this. Just buy a shirt with a sickle and hammer and be done with it. Skip the animals.

And really, it's not funny.

rooster

pauzer


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NameyMcName wrote:I don't think they knew the red=communist part. I wonder what they think the Red Scare was about...



Wait. So you're telling me the Red Scare WASN'T a bunch of women having their periods at the same time?

rooster

Jestik


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YAY, Omni !!!

congrats on the print, I love the look of this shirt. I love the rich cranberry color, and the bold and striking black and white just look terrific on it.

However, I'm not crazy about the text, I'm pretty sure I'm clever enough to get the joke without it, but the style sure suits the design.


good quality print today!

snowboy2


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NameyMcName wrote:I don't think they knew the red=communist part. I wonder what they think the Red Scare was about...



Scarlet Fever?!
I'm sorry..

nottooangelic1


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Zebra - Either North Korea or Mainland China.

Penguin - I'm inclined to say Mainland China back in the 1920's because that's the only instance I can find of them with such a uniform within the communist powers.

Magpie - Vietcong (you can tell by the hat)

Badger/Skunk - USSR.

But then again I can be reading too much into this :D

houseofpokemon


quality posts: 1 Private Messages houseofpokemon

If this shirt had a panda, I would have been in for 8.

flemtone


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tomcall wrote:I think my favorite response to this riddle has always been "penguin in a blender".



A nun in a knife fight.

Spiritgreen


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Cool print, Omnitarian!

Awes0me!

mgermano


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nottooangelic1 wrote:Zebra - Either North Korea or Mainland China.

Penguin - I'm inclined to say Mainland China back in the 1920's because that's the only instance I can find of them with such a uniform within the communist powers.

Magpie - Vietcong (you can tell by the hat)

Badger/Skunk - USSR.

But then again I can be reading too much into this :D



I think the Penguin is Kim Jong Il (North Korea). Hat/Sunglasses give it away.

BootsBoots


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Congrats Omni! The concept's badass, and you know I always think the same of your art. Woohoo! Print!


NightGhost


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nbsiqeqomu wrote:All the characters are black and white. Magpie,skunk,zebra,penguin... Pretty simple



I was the one who suggested that they might be specific communist leaders, since the one on the right looks like Brezhnev. At the very least, they represent communist countries - the Soviet symbol, The Red Army cap, etc.

But I confess that, if the animals are just random black and white creatures, I would be disappointed.

rabidewok


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It greatly amuses me and would go nicely with my "Communist Party" shirt I have! However, I do have to be careful because some people just lack senses of humor, even literal humor!

tomboyle


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lawrancechoi wrote:All those animals are black and white. And they are wearing communist hats thus they are "red"



Aaaand the old school joke

Whats black and white and red all over?

various answers here, a sunburnt pengiun is a good one. a newspaper is a rubbish one. i reckon you can make the rest of the links your selves

;p

pik


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I almost wasn't deeply offended about a t-shirt joke,
but then I thought, "were the animals hurt in the making of this?"

Now I can go back to being offended, and all's right with the world....

In for 1!

walmazan


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Congrats Omnitarian! great and funny stuff!

Love it!

theswiftyman


quality posts: 1 Private Messages theswiftyman

love this shirt! its missing a communist dominated newspaper though. ifo

theswiftyman


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tomcall wrote:I think my favorite response to this riddle has always been "penguin in a blender".



HAH!

bamaster


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I think only old people get this joke immediately. I mean, I haven't heard this joke since I was in grade school. And then there were the spin offs... "what's green and red and goes round and round?" A frog in a blender.

Or my favorite, "what's green and has wheels and you see everyday?" Grass, I lied about the wheels. hehe

MisterYoda


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I am kinda scared, will they crawl from underneath my bed and beat me?

otimm


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aoviss wrote:I minored in poli sci, and I dont get it either.



"I minored in Beer Pong and 1) I get it and 2) I probably found a better job than someone who minored in Pol. Sci.... ha ha..

ronzalone


quality posts: 4 Private Messages ronzalone

Haha I love this shirt, but I'm not sure if I should get it... not sure it's something I would wear.

argusc


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"What's Black and White and red all over?"
When I was young(think dinosaurs)the original joke punchline was "a newspaper", (read) all over"
Then it turned into-"Zebra, skunk, panda, penguin, nun, etc."
"Hit by a, run over by, bottom of a cliff, etc."--changing it back to "red" (blood)
The idea for awhile was to come up with some new mix of a black and white something and a different accident.
These are all black and white animals that are "red" all over.

edz321


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In my school the punchline was "a nun with her period". Maybe TeeFury would print that one.

Clovemb


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I always thought the joke was "a zebra with a paint can." Twas a sad day in my household when my husband explained the correct answer to the joke, a newspaper. Although, it did make more sense.

This shirt is funny too.

My avatar needs an eyebrow wax...

prestable


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In Soviet Russia, red shirts order you!

What a country!

peachkin


quality posts: 0 Private Messages peachkin

hahaha. I think it's funny...but woulda been funnier with a space monkey.

alfbo


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Congrats, O. Is this your first daily print?

Imposter Pete was Unprepared for the Almost Human Nightmare Cuckoo Clock. The Walrus and Eggmen were the Height of Envy at the Monkey Bar. See the DJ spinning records on a Flora Phonograph while simultaneously playing Rock, Paper, Scissorhold.

sidneyanne


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I get it, but think it's kinda dumb.