Derby #33: Lyrics Illustrated
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Inspired by "Lime in the Coconut"

Inspired by "Lime in the Coconut"
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fightabunny


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Simple design at its finest.

It's awesome.

carina83


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i like it GMV



shortie1980


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totally summer appropriate!! very simple, sweet, and EVERYONE knows this song! great job!

dekonstruct


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That is one really nice looking vector arrows. Probably one of the best I've seen. The coconut 'aint too shabby either.

marcriedel


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Looks great! I'd take one!

Shigwarm


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This is so cool. I'll have to look up the song on iTunes, it's a new one to me.

KENPARS0NS


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I really like this... and when I first saw it I wished I had thought of it...

My only critique is that I wish it was just the lime in the coconut (maybe with a little umbrella in there too) the arrow seems a little much to me, but great work either way...

sigaru


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i vote. i'd buy.

Schrobblehead


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Not quite so much as "Stuck in the Middle With You", but this song always reminds me of Resevoir Dogs.

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

Schrobblehead


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Schrobblehead wrote:Not quite so much as "Stuck in the Middle With You", but this song always reminds me of Resevoir Dogs.


Oh, and I really like your shirt.

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

gorillapimp


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Shigwarm wrote:This is so cool. I'll have to look up the song on iTunes, it's a new one to me.


awesome song, check out reservoir dogs if you missed that too.

Rachel4Rent


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I want this shirt TODAY... right NOW! I am going to cry if it doesn't make it. My parents used to always sing this song as I was growing up. I actually even made it a ring tone for my Mom at one point. If it doesn't win I'm printing it out on an iron-on and making my own! Very simple and genius all at once. Guess I'll have to cross my fingers for now...

stannley


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Toyfare wrote:Faith and Begorrah THIS IS TWO SIMPLISTIC. NO ART WHAT-SO-EVER! BLAH BLAH BLAH.

-AdderXuyadslksldgjdsglkjsd


My lime and coconut mixture almost came out of my nose when I read that

AdderXYU


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Toyfare wrote:Faith and Begorrah THIS IS TWO SIMPLISTIC. NO ART WHAT-SO-EVER! BLAH BLAH BLAH.

-AdderXuyadslksldgjdsglkjsd


Someone resubmit grow? But it might get printed! Woot better reject that crap.

Thanks for being on top of it, sir!

glazecovered


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One of the few shirts around here that doesn't need an explanation. Love it!

Rachel4Rent


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glazecovered wrote:One of the few shirts around here that doesn't need an explanation. Love it!


Exactly! I don't want to wear a shirt and have people look at it with a blank stare. This shirt totally speaks for itself!

(why isn't it up for voting yet? i've only seen it in the "new hotness" column on the left)

mihalis aya


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Rachel4Rent wrote:Exactly! I don't want to wear a shirt and have people look at it with a blank stare. This shirt totally speaks for itself!

(why isn't it up for voting yet? i've only seen it in the "new hotness" column on the left)


It is up for voting...? Hence being fogged?

Rachel4Rent


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mihalis aya wrote:It is up for voting...? Hence being fogged?


that wuz teh funneh ... I still wonder what "in the fog?" means...

mihalis aya


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Rachel4Rent wrote:that wuz teh funneh ... I still wonder what "in the fog?" means...


It means it's in the top 4 based on votes.

ctravers1085


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KENPARS0NS wrote: My only critique is that I wish it was just the lime in the coconut (maybe with a little umbrella in there too) the arrow seems a little much to me, but great work either way...


I think it makes more sense like this. Hence, "PUT the lime in the coconut" rather than "look at that lime already in a coconut". I'm more for the original personally

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I'm looking forward to this shirt.

Steven J. Biars

enin


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exponent wrote:I'm looking forward to this shirt.


can't get the song out of my head

standardheart


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I like it, but it's problematic for the boobed.

Killzall


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shortie1980 wrote:totally summer appropriate!! very simple, sweet, and EVERYONE knows this song! great job!


Ah, but does everyone know the singer?: Harry Nilsson. Great singer.

Kuiosikle


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Ever since the end credits of Reservoir Dogs I've liked this song, and I love this design!

StephStuff


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mihalis aya wrote:It means it's in the top 4 based on votes.

It's great just the way it is. I voted for it. Hope it wins!

TAYLORT5


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StephStuff wrote:It's great just the way it is. I voted for it. Hope it wins!


I hope some people vote for mine, It isn't too simple but it needs love....I can't get into the white house like this.I like the coconut song.


You're on probation!

You've been put on posting probation for this post for this reason: Ok, I deleted it 3 times. Do you not get it? (24h) Personal attack/useless post.

Please stare at the scary cartoon dog for 20 hours and then try posting again.

heartluce


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The placement of the lime and coconut seem high to me.

AuntKissy


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I'm already dancing to this tune in my new t-shirt--make this one--I love the colors, am ready for some warm weather to arrive--this will put us in the summer spirit!

tam5070


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DO WANT

jimishums26


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simply amazing. destined to be number 1

kjmendoza


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I put my vote in for this one, but had to send my 14 year old son to YouTube to hear the song - it's not a reference he picked up on. Brings back great memories!

www.quilt-scrap.blogspot.com

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Seriously? How the Harvey Wallbanger is this still in the fog? It's a lime, an arrow, and a coconut. Without the song it is totally meaningless.

There are lots of great shirts in this derby that are well drawn and and interesting even if you don't know the song, but this is going to win?

ruesifus


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jpolson wrote:this is still well drawn and and interesting It's going to win. Seriouslythis is great How the Harvey Wallbanger you don't know the song ? Without the a lime, an arrow, and a coconut shirts in the fog derby is totally meaningless. There are lots of great in this it even if , but song that are?

So let me get this straight. I put the gripe in the quotes, you nuts, and shake it all up?

superspryte


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jpolson wrote:Seriously? How the Harvey Wallbanger is this still in the fog? It's a lime, an arrow, and a coconut. Without the song it is totally meaningless.

There are lots of great shirts in this derby that are well drawn and and interesting even if you don't know the song, but this is going to win?

Don't start this argument again. It happens every derby. There is always a simple design that's in the fog that everyone grumps about. It's a fact of the derby.

On an aside, a group of guys I know only like this one of all the top-ranked entries. They cited other places they can see references like those in the other contenders (though none of them on shirts, so I don't understand) as their reasons. They were a group of college boys so there's one demographic.

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kbleonard21


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That is the coolest shirt.

ruesifus


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jpolson wrote:this is still well drawn and and interesting It's going to win. Seriouslythis is great How the Harvey Wallbanger you don't know the song ? Without the a lime, an arrow, and a coconut shirts in the fog derby is totally meaningless. There are lots of great in this it even if , but song that are?

I put the gripe in the quotes, you nuts, called the doctor woke him up!

superspryte


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ruesifus wrote:So let me get this straight. I put the gripe in the quotes, you nuts, and shake it all up?

ruesifus wrote:I put the gripe in the quotes, you nuts, called the doctor woke him up!

Okay, that's enough.

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AdderXYU


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superspryte wrote:Don't start this argument again. It happens every derby. There is always a simple design that's in the fog that everyone grumps about. It's a fact of the derby.

On an aside, a group of guys I know only like this one of all the top-ranked entries. They cited other places they can see references like those in the other contenders (though none of them on shirts, so I don't understand) as their reasons. They were a group of college boys so there's one demographic.


Would the fact that "lime in the coconut" is apparently referenced in Reservoir Dogs (as well as a coke commercial) not fit in with their "places they can see references... (though none of them on shirts)"? I'd say that's as much a reason for this shirt's success as anything, judging from the comments that have been made.

Obviously MANY people like this better than the other top ranked shirts, and I would be surprised not to see lime/coconut take first. That doesn't mean it's better. Even Milli Vanilli won Grammys. That's all the more reason why this argument should keep coming up every derby. It's ridiculous that there are so many people who feel that such opinions should be kept quiet... it relies on a faulty notion that there's something wrong with wanting more. It may be the way things are, but it's not the way things should be, and as far as I'm concerned, more wooters need to be concerned about this. There's nothing wrong with liking something "simple", but there is something wrong about that simplicity triumphing over effort, creativity and skill time and time again... if Larry the Cable Guy starts winning Oscars yearly, you need to start questioning how fit "the Academy" is to vote.

And since the word "elitist" is bandied about so often when these arguments begin, I'd like to address that as well. If anything, the whole system is biased in the exact opposite direction. There is no group of elitists bashing anyone's precious spelled out and simple designs. There is, however, a group of people who can't appreciate anything more complex than that who seem to find it an offense that anyone dare prefer something deeper. I don't think anyone who has ever started these arguments is against simplicity. There are plenty of simple concepts every week that I'd wear, and plenty of elaborate or abstract pieces that leave me totally cold. It is, instead, that there is always one idea so simplistic, so seemingly lacking in thought, that there's no justification of its success, and while we, the "elitists", will point out its flaws in detail, the "persecuted," in their righteous indignation, are the ones who offer nothing in return except the idea that we have no right to criticize their favorite design, which they proceed to not explain their enjoyment of in any sort of tangible way. All the worse when it's not an "underdog" but a bigger name... how dare someone make a criticism to so worthy an entrant, no matter how simple or justified that opinion may be.

The truth can't be silenced. The argument will start every week (and you'll notice it wasn't even a usual suspect who started it this time) so long as the same path continues to be trod down. Even were it to be censored, it would continue... even Woot continually jabs their consumer base left and right about their terrible shirt picks week-to-week.

superspryte


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AdderXYU wrote:It's ridiculous that there are so many people who feel that such opinions should be kept quiet...

No, I'm opposed to the flame wars that inevitably follow. If you can't speak civilly to each other you forfeit your right to voice your opinions.

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bryozoan


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superspryte wrote:No, I'm opposed to the flame wars that inevitably follow. If you can't speak civilly to each other you forfeit your right to voice your opinions.


Thank you spryte.

I get very tired of these arguments as well. It feels like that children's chant " This is the song that never ends."

Woot: Artists submit, we have opinions, we choose, we vote, we buy, we wear, we dance.

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AdderXYU wrote:
And since the word "elitist" is bandied about so often when these arguments begin, I'd like to address that as well. If anything, the whole system is biased in the exact opposite direction. There is no group of elitists bashing anyone's precious spelled out and simple designs. There is, however, a group of people who can't appreciate anything more complex than that who seem to find it an offense that anyone dare prefer something deeper. I don't think anyone who has ever started these arguments is against simplicity. There are plenty of simple concepts every week that I'd wear, and plenty of elaborate or abstract pieces that leave me totally cold. It is, instead, that there is always one idea so simplistic, so seemingly lacking in thought, that there's no justification of its success, and while we, the "elitists", will point out its flaws in detail, the "persecuted," in their righteous indignation, are the ones who offer nothing in return except the idea that we have no right to criticize their favorite design, which they proceed to not explain their enjoyment of in any sort of tangible way. All the worse when it's not an "underdog" but a bigger name... how dare someone make a criticism to so worthy an entrant, no matter how simple or justified that opinion may be.

Simple response: It's a fun reference, if people don't know the song it's that much more fun.
PS I hate you for making me read that whole essay :p

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AdderXYU wrote:The truth can't be silenced.


Absolutely! And the truth is - I don't like this shirt. I don't hate it, specifically, but there are definitely 4 better shirts in the Derby. I don't mind "simple", but I'm so sick of "literal".

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The problem I have with this shirt isn't that it's simple or minimalist or whatever you want to call it. The point is that without the song it's just a boring shirt with a lime, an arrow, and a coconut.

And I wouldn't really care about that normally, after all no one is going to make me buy it. But this week there happens to be a number of great, well-designed shirts that you can appreciate without knowing the song it's inspired by, and if you do know it that's just a bonus. And this is going to prevent one of them from being printed like they deserve to be.

Do any of you really think this is better than any of these?

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11174

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=10945

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11328

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jpolson wrote:The problem I have with this shirt isn't that it's simple or minimalist or whatever you want to call it. The point is that without the song it's just a boring shirt with a lime, an arrow, and a coconut.

And I wouldn't really care about that normally, after all no one is going to make me buy it. But this week there happens to be a number of great, well-designed shirts that you can appreciate without knowing the song it's inspired by, and if you do know it that's just a bonus. And this is going to prevent one of them from being printed like they deserve to be.

Do any of you really think this is better than any of these?

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11174

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=10945

http://shirt.woot.com/Derby/Entry.aspx?id=11328

Better illustration? No. Better shirt? Perhaps.

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ruesifus wrote:Better illustration? No. Better shirt? Perhaps.

Not to respond directly to you ruesifus, but I'd like to add my own opinion about what makes a good shirt. For the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people commenting about complexity - and it almost seems like to me, that they equate simple with wearable. Personally, I couldn't disagree more - and I know I know, it's a little biased since I myself design more complex things. But for me, of the designed shirts I have, they're all designs that encompass the entire shirt.

For me, I'd like to know that what I'm wearing couldn't be reproduced by myself at home - I've seen really really well done simple designs, {hey! a plug for www.neskoncept.com} but I know I could never do those, and know I'd be willing to shell out 15-20 bucks for something that's that simple, yet very well executed. I'd like to know that a design i'm buying has had a lot of thought put into it, everything from how it's balanced on the shirt, to how well the colors work with each other. With that said, I don't understand how this makes a good "shirt". It doesn't have a real interesting composition, and aside from that lime popping off the shirt, it seems a little bland and without personality. It's not that I couldn't wear this shirt, I would rather choose not to.

Regardless of what I think, this does have a firm position as 1st place, so I'd like to congratulate the artist for his/her print.

ruesifus


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jamescho84 wrote:Not to respond directly to you ruesifus, but I'd like to add my own opinion about what makes a good shirt. For the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people commenting about complexity - and it almost seems like to me, that they equate simple with wearable. Personally, I couldn't disagree more - and I know I know, it's a little biased since I myself design more complex things. But for me, of the designed shirts I have, they're all designs that encompass the entire shirt.

For me, I'd like to know that what I'm wearing couldn't be reproduced by myself at home - I've seen really really well done simple designs, {hey! a plug for www.neskoncept.com} but I know I could never do those, and know I'd be willing to shell out 15-20 bucks for something that's that simple, yet very well executed. I'd like to know that a design i'm buying has had a lot of thought put into it, everything from how it's balanced on the shirt, to how well the colors work with each other. With that said, I don't understand how this makes a good "shirt". It doesn't have a real interesting composition, and aside from that lime popping off the shirt, it seems a little bland and without personality. It's not that I couldn't wear this shirt, I would rather choose not to.

Regardless of what I think, this does have a firm position as 1st place, so I'd like to congratulate the artist for his/her print.

That is why I said perhaps. I get what you are saying, James. I was answering specificaly to the examples he was giving in relation to this specific shirt. I think about wearing each of these shirts in public. The lime in the coconut would draw an immediate and positive reaction with just a glance. I truly respect the work and outcome of the three mentioned entries. I understand Edgar's popularity. I enjoy his stippling and shading. His style is very unique. I would by any children's books he publishes for my neices and nephiews, because his pictures make me want to know more about the characters he draws. I would not wear this shirt, though. I love how jimiyo packs so much in each of his pictures. Especialy textures. I don't want people to look at my chest that long, and my wife doesn't get the 'cool' factor of his images, so it wouldn't behove me to wear one of his shirts. Your raccoon totaly captures the concept and Idea of the song, but it is just too country bumpkin for my taste. I do not think that 'simple makes better'. I am saying that perhaps in this instance, this shirt would be funner to wear and recognisable by more people.

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jamescho84 wrote:Not to respond directly to you ruesifus, but I'd like to add my own opinion about what makes a good shirt. For the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people commenting about complexity - and it almost seems like to me, that they equate simple with wearable. Personally, I couldn't disagree more - and I know I know, it's a little biased since I myself design more complex things. But for me, of the designed shirts I have, they're all designs that encompass the entire shirt.

For me, I'd like to know that what I'm wearing couldn't be reproduced by myself at home - I've seen really really well done simple designs, {hey! a plug for www.neskoncept.com} but I know I could never do those, and know I'd be willing to shell out 15-20 bucks for something that's that simple, yet very well executed. I'd like to know that a design i'm buying has had a lot of thought put into it, everything from how it's balanced on the shirt, to how well the colors work with each other. With that said, I don't understand how this makes a good "shirt". It doesn't have a real interesting composition, and aside from that lime popping off the shirt, it seems a little bland and without personality. It's not that I couldn't wear this shirt, I would rather choose not to.

Regardless of what I think, this does have a firm position as 1st place, so I'd like to congratulate the artist for his/her print.


In response to this well thought out post, I have nothing to add but to say "ditto"

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AWESOME SHIRT - You've got my vote! ((hums song in head)) ... you put the lime in the coconut ...

klswoot


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dianawickman wrote:AWESOME SHIRT - You've got my vote! ((hums song in head)) ... you put the lime in the coconut ...


The sad thing is....this is the only part of the song I know....did anyone post the lyrics....I'll have to look them up.

lunartan


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jamescho84 wrote:I'd like to add my own opinion about what makes a good shirt. For the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people commenting about complexity - and it almost seems like to me, that they equate simple with wearable. Personally, I couldn't disagree more - and I know I know, it's a little biased since I myself design more complex things. But for me, of the designed shirts I have, they're all designs that encompass the entire shirt.

For me, I'd like to know that what I'm wearing couldn't be reproduced by myself at home - I've seen really really well done simple designs, but I know I could never do those, and know I'd be willing to shell out 15-20 bucks for something that's that simple, yet very well executed. I'd like to know that a design i'm buying has had a lot of thought put into it, everything from how it's balanced on the shirt, to how well the colors work with each other. With that said, I don't understand how this makes a good "shirt". It doesn't have a real interesting composition, and aside from that lime popping off the shirt, it seems a little bland and without personality. It's not that I couldn't wear this shirt, I would rather choose not to.

yet, you're promoting

in your signature...
perhaps just trying to help out a friend, & that's admirable. i don't mean to fret too much about this, but it always struck me as odd.

albeit shirt.woot is a different animal and the talent exhibited here is amazing, but isn't what's good for the goose good enough for the gander? or it is, but just not in the derbies on this site?

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klswoot wrote:The sad thing is....this is the only part of the song I know....did anyone post the lyrics....I'll have to look them up.


Here you go:
Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up
She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up,
And said, "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?"
"Now let me get this straight ",
Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you drank them both up
Put the lime in the coconut, you called your doctor, woke him up,
And say, 'Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
I say, Doctor, doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, dooooctor, to relieve this belly ache?'
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
Wouh wouh wouh wouh wouh
Brother bought a coconut, he bought it for a dime
His sister had another one, she paid it for a lime.
She put the lime in the coconut, she drank them both up,
She put the lime in the coconut, she called the doctor, woke him up,
Say "Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say, Doctor, to relieve this belly ache?
I say, Doctor, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say Doctor! let me get this straight".
You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
You put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
Put the lime in the coconut, you such a silly woman!,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better.
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both down
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the morning
Woo Woo, ain't there nothin' you can take, I say
Woo Woo, to relieve my belly ache,
You say woo woo ain't there nothin' I can take, I say
Woo woo, to relieve your belly ache,
You say yah yah, ain't there nothin' I can take, I say
Waah waah, to relieve this belly ache,
I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say doctor!, ain't there nothin' I can take,
I say Doctor!, you such a silly woman!,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both together,
Put the lime in the coconut, then you feel better,
Put the lime in the coconut, drink them both up,
Put the lime in the coconut, and call me in the moooooorning,
Yes, you call me in the morning,
If you call me in the morning, then [X5]

jamescho84


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lunartan wrote:

I left you a private message. Please check it when you get the time. Thank you.

AdderXYU


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lunartan wrote:yet, you're promoting

in your signature...
perhaps just trying to help out a friend, & that's admirable. i don't mean to fret too much about this, but it always struck me as odd.

albeit shirt.woot is a different animal and the talent exhibited here is amazing, but isn't what's good for the goose good enough for the gander? or it is, but just not in the derbies on this site?


Cho actually PM'd me and said "dude, your buy button vacuums, I'mma make you a better one." Well, no, it was much more gracious than that, but that was the basic discussion. I should really put it up. Sorry Cho, I haven't changed my siggy in a few weeks.

Still, there's a fairly different world between what IS up for sale, and what isn't. In a contest like this, every design that gets printed and doesn't say something is depriving a better shirt of the honor. My shirt in question never bumped something more worthy out of a print job. I put it up mainly so the concept wouldn't be stolen during "Leap Year". It's on a direct-to-garment site, which means I could have put up kindergarten scribbles if I wanted. I am not under the illusion that it is great work, nor even among my best. Sure, the shirt did decently during the patterns derby, but the difference is that it's already up and printed. No one loses out on that promotion... only gains, possibly.

That said, I'm not 100% sure why he's promoting it either, but I thank him just the same.

tabrazinski


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i know the song, and get the reference... if anything, i think it's way too obvious. not clever at all, which maybe it's not supposed to be, but it's also not aesthetically pleasing. so i'm out.

Amach06


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jamescho84 wrote:Not to respond directly to you ruesifus, but I'd like to add my own opinion about what makes a good shirt. For the past few weeks I've seen a lot of people commenting about complexity - and it almost seems like to me, that they equate simple with wearable. Personally, I couldn't disagree more - and I know I know, it's a little biased since I myself design more complex things. But for me, of the designed shirts I have, they're all designs that encompass the entire shirt.

For me, I'd like to know that what I'm wearing couldn't be reproduced by myself at home - I've seen really really well done simple designs, {hey! a plug for www.neskoncept.com} but I know I could never do those, and know I'd be willing to shell out 15-20 bucks for something that's that simple, yet very well executed. I'd like to know that a design i'm buying has had a lot of thought put into it, everything from how it's balanced on the shirt, to how well the colors work with each other. With that said, I don't understand how this makes a good "shirt". It doesn't have a real interesting composition, and aside from that lime popping off the shirt, it seems a little bland and without personality. It's not that I couldn't wear this shirt, I would rather choose not to.

Regardless of what I think, this does have a firm position as 1st place, so I'd like to congratulate the artist for his/her print.


Agreed

Well there is always next year....

KeichanMew


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"you put dah lime in dah co-conut and shake it all up" that wuz teh funneh, good call on this shirt! I love it!

O(^.^)>--;--@ ~Katy~ @--;--<(^.^)O

I'm alright in bed but I'm better with a pen.

Hopey


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AdderXYU wrote:
Obviously MANY people like this better than the other top ranked shirts, and I would be surprised not to see lime/coconut take first. That doesn't mean it's better. Even Milli Vanilli won Grammys.


Excellent point. Don't forget that 7 million Americans choose to watch Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann every week. Popularity does not equal quality. No Country For Old Men won the Oscar for Best Picture and has done $72 million at the box office in 18 weeks while Jumper has made the same money in only 4 weeks, and the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie has made $214 million in 13 weeks. The masses like garbage whether it be on TV, at the movies, in music, food, or tshirts. If people who would rather watch No Country For Old Men than Alvin And The Chipmunks, eat at a real restaurant instead of Arby's, listen to music written and played by actual musicians who play their own instruments and sing on stage instead of music from a pretty lip-syncher hired by a Sony marketing division, or wear an "artsy" shirt instead of the kind of simple shirt you can buy at the "3 for $20" booth at the flea market are elitists then you can count me among them. I just flew home from Dallas this afternoon cramped into row 27, far from the first class section, with the guy sitting next to me burping Dickey's Barbecue Pit fumes into my general vicinity every few minutes, so either this elitist lifestyle isn't all it's cracked up to be or the word is being thrown around far too loosely around here. It seems to be the standard insult to anyone who doesn't fawn over the simple drawings that routinely get hundreds of votes.

Anyway, I agree with what Adder said, except "the truth can't be silenced". I don't follow the derbies as closely as I used to but it seems that the volunteer moderators mostly volunteer to silence the "elitists". An argument is easy to win if only one side is allowed to speak.

imthej


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hey guys, i was hoping i could find a few people to help my shirt hit 100 votes...it was my personal goal to hit it this time and im sitting at 97. My design is How to save a life. Please, i just want to hit the three digits

cw30755


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This shirt rocks!

imthej


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imthej wrote:hey guys, i was hoping i could find a few people to help my shirt hit 100 votes...it was my personal goal to hit it this time and im sitting at 97. My design is How to save a life. Please, i just want to hit the three digits


thank you to the few that helped me reach my personal goal. I really appreciate it

sailstud25


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KeichanMew wrote:"you put dah lime in dah co-conut and shake it all up" that wuz teh funneh, good call on this shirt! I love it!


I've wanted to make a parody of the shirt from the Coke ad parody... you know, "you put the lime in the Coke, you nut..."
Maybe a little walnut guy or something and the lime with an arrow into a red can with a white ribbon squiggle.

Never had time tho...

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

KenSPT


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This is the first Woot! Derby shirt in forever that I'm going to make sure I'm up at 1am tonight to buy. Can't wait.

jmsprout


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Love this one! Love the graphic, love how it looks on the blue, just love everything about it!

ryanhartkopf


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I am so buying this!
Fantastic job, this is one of the best shirts I've seen yet.

http://ryanhartkopf.blogspot.com

Aquatopia


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This is 100% win-some (win-slash-awesome). I will buy given the chance.

Ciono


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I'll be hoping this one comes up tonight :-)

I love the simple design of it.

~CodeMonkey~

imthej


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im glad to see that a simple image can win..nice job

Jambando


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AdderXYU wrote:Obviously MANY people like this better than the other top ranked shirts, and I would be surprised not to see lime/coconut take first. That doesn't mean it's better. Even Milli Vanilli won Grammys. That's all the more reason why this argument should keep coming up every derby. It's ridiculous that there are so many people who feel that such opinions should be kept quiet... it relies on a faulty notion that there's something wrong with wanting more. It may be the way things are, but it's not the way things should be, and as far as I'm concerned, more wooters need to be concerned about this. There's nothing wrong with liking something "simple", but there is something wrong about that simplicity triumphing over effort, creativity and skill time and time again... if Larry the Cable Guy starts winning Oscars yearly, you need to start questioning how fit "the Academy" is to vote.

If the derby were decided by effort you would have a point. Its not. Therefore you have no point. Play the game or don't, its that simple.
Preaching on here about how the derby "should be" has no purpose because if a wooter likes this shirt, reading this message isnt going to make them think, "you know what, he's right let me go vote for something else." Its pointless.
BTW, I didnt vote for this shirt - I usually do vote for the more complex designs, but saying what other people should do is stupid.

monkeypye


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grats on the win

jmidgette


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Will this shirt be available again? It was sold out by 2:30am when it was offered.

Tahir34


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Please make this shirt again!

stoneyman


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I have been searching for this shirt. I have spent at least an hour trying to buy it from this site. now I see from comments it is no longer for sale. pleas make more, I really want to wear this!!

petecadmus


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COME ON!!! PLEASE!!! PLEASE BRING THIS SHIRT BACK!!!!!

themayorofgb


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I need a dozen of these t-shirts. HELP!!
themayorofgb@aol.com

petecadmus


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Would someone please put this on cafepress or something? I need a few.

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