DoublEE wrote:"Utilize the simplicity of the form and honor thy vinyl or tape or Walkman."
Meanwhile Draxx has an entry that clearly violates the "no pop-culture references" rule with his Cthulhu-themed shirt but somehow adder turns a blind eye.
The Drakxxx design has the benefit of being about 1 trillion times better than this one by any measure beyond "I <3 penguins". Cthulhu is a classic literature reference, which might very well be a breach of the pop culture rule, depending on how Woot views it. Either way, it's a very good, pretty damn creative design. My best guess is that Drakxxx and CrescentDebris decided to give it a shot and see how Woot called it.
I know you're sick of Cthulhu designs. However, there's a saying about movies that applies: "it's not what they're about, but how they're about it." That's how I view it. 1,000 Cthulhu prints, done as creatively as Drakxxx and CD do them, are not redundant at all. Same with RGlee's robots, or TruffleShuffle's monsters.
Regardless, Drakxxx and CD have also earned the benefit of the doubt. They are consistently creative as hell. Ramyb has gone out of his way to shred any measure of benefit of the doubt anyone but his most fervent fanboys have for him. Drakxxx and CD have earned leeway that Ramyb hasn't. Calling out the latter while letting the former off the hook is not at all hypocritical. The context is the important thing.