Derby #34: Canada
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Put the leaf in the flag

Put the leaf in the flag
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highgrassfarm


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Re: Put the leaf in the flag


OK, I'm still trying to gather more than 42 votes. I don't know what it takes, but maybe there's a contingent out there that understands this one, and will vote for it for comedy value anyway.

Come on, it's just 42 votes!

mjpupillo


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highgrassfarm wrote:OK, I'm still trying to gather more than 42 votes. I don't know what it takes, but maybe there's a contingent out there that understands this one, and will vote for it for comedy value anyway.

Come on, it's just 42 votes!


it did make me laugh. i don't know how wearable it is due to the small audience that would understand it, but gmv for making me laugh. nice job.



highgrassfarm


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mjpupillo wrote:it did make me laugh. i don't know how wearable it is due to the small audience that would understand it, but gmv for making me laugh. nice job.


Thanks! But I don't plan on winning. I'm not sure I want to win. Just more than 42 votes, that's all I want!

sigaru


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... no. [sorry.]

highgrassfarm


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IIt occurs to me, judging by some past derby winners, that Wooters love instructional shirts. Therefore, I am doing by best to provide the Wooting community with iinstructional shirts. Behold, my first example!

mjc613


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I am guessing that you are parodying Lime in the Coconut. While very funny, this shirt doesn't work as well because:
1- There is no shirt that says "put the Leaf on the Canadian Flag". Unless you are hearing the Lime in the Coconut song, or unless you were on woot last week, it might not occur to you that this is a parody - or of what.
2-The contrast of the colors of this design is not as strong as the aforementioned shirt. The lime green vibrated with the blue background, and the brown produced a soothing affect, drawing people to that shirt like a magnet. The lkight blue of this shirt does nothing for the red and white. Dark blue would be better. Brown would too. It needs a stronger color.
3- The leaf is too large for the white panel of the flag. The brain just rejects things that do not fit. The flag should be larger, in order to keep the detail of the leaf.

I'll vote for this, but I hope you will return the favor and vote for the shirts in my signature.

highgrassfarm


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mjc613 wrote:I am guessing that you are parodying Lime in the Coconut. While very funny, this shirt doesn't work as well because:
1- There is no shirt that says "put the Leaf on the Canadian Flag". Unless you are hearing the Lime in the Coconut song, or unless you were on woot last week, it might not occur to you that this is a parody - or of what.
2-The contrast of the colors of this design is not as strong as the aforementioned shirt. The lime green vibrated with the blue background, and the brown produced a soothing affect, drawing people to that shirt like a magnet. The lkight blue of this shirt does nothing for the red and white. Dark blue would be better. Brown would too. It needs a stronger color.
3- The leaf is too large for the white panel of the flag. The brain just rejects things that do not fit. The flag should be larger, in order to keep the detail of the leaf.

I'll vote for this, but I hope you will return the favor and vote for the shirts in my signature.



Thanks for the advice! I definitely need all I can get. The favor will be returned.

highgrassfarm


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highgrassfarm wrote:Thanks for the advice! I definitely need all I can get. The favor will be returned.


By the way, very funny is all I am hoping for. As George Bush would say MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

AdderXYU


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mjc613 wrote:I am guessing that you are parodying Lime in the Coconut. While very funny, this shirt doesn't work as well because:
1- There is no shirt that says "put the Leaf on the Canadian Flag". Unless you are hearing the Lime in the Coconut song, or unless you were on woot last week, it might not occur to you that this is a parody - or of what.
2-The contrast of the colors of this design is not as strong as the aforementioned shirt. The lime green vibrated with the blue background, and the brown produced a soothing affect, drawing people to that shirt like a magnet. The lkight blue of this shirt does nothing for the red and white. Dark blue would be better. Brown would too. It needs a stronger color.
3- The leaf is too large for the white panel of the flag. The brain just rejects things that do not fit. The flag should be larger, in order to keep the detail of the leaf.

I'll vote for this, but I hope you will return the favor and vote for the shirts in my signature.


It works because it's clearly parody. You're being way too serious about an entry that is clearly saying "wow, two food items and an arrow is a wearable shirt?"

This wasn't meant to be a winning shirt. It was meant to point out how weak the concept of the last winning shirt was.

highgrassfarm


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AdderXYU wrote:It works because it's clearly parody. You're being way too serious about an entry that is clearly saying "wow, two food items and an arrow is a wearable shirt?"

This wasn't meant to be a winning shirt. It was meant to point out how weak the concept of the last winning shirt was.


Here....Here....*clap...clap....clap* well said!

mjc613


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AdderXYU wrote:It works because it's clearly parody. You're being way too serious about an entry that is clearly saying "wow, two food items and an arrow is a wearable shirt?"

This wasn't meant to be a winning shirt. It was meant to point out how weak the concept of the last winning shirt was.


But I don't think that shirt won because it was two food items and an arrow. It had to do with the colors, and the recognition of the song. All the winning shirts could be identified with their song without the "Inspired by" Title. They didn't require explaining. This one, as simple as it is, does. And if I missed the point of the shirt, I'm sure others did too.


eyeslikesugar


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Hahaha! You did post it! I love it.. fantastic parody. ;)

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

2thFairy


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sigaru wrote:... no. [sorry.]


Why do people apologize for not liking something?

highgrassfarm


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eyeslikesugar wrote:Hahaha! You did post it! I love it.. fantastic parody. ;)


Thank you *bow*

highgrassfarm


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mjc613 wrote:But I don't think that shirt won because it was two food items and an arrow. It had to do with the colors, and the recognition of the song. All the winning shirts could be identified with their song without the "Inspired by" Title. They didn't require explaining. This one, as simple as it is, does. And if I missed the point of the shirt, I'm sure others did too.


I do appreciate the lesson in the psychology of color. I will have to think more about that in the future. I typically just go with what I like. That's not doing me much good so far.

eyeslikesugar


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highgrassfarm wrote:I do appreciate the lesson in the psychology of color. I will have to think more about that in the future. I typically just go with what I like. That's not doing me much good so far.


Woot voters are a crazy bunch; even they don't know what they want.

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

highgrassfarm


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I just recently learned what the "Canadian Maple" leaf looks like. Prior to this, I must have been drawing the "American Maple" leaf.

eyeslikesugar


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highgrassfarm wrote:I just recently learned what the "Canadian Maple" leaf looks like. Prior to this, I must have been drawing the "American Maple" leaf.


Hahaha!

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

haxrox


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"Put the Leaf in the Flag" is probably one of my favorite songs evar. GMV! I'm guessing you're going for 42 votes because that's how many times they sing the chorus.

you put the leaf in the flag, la da dee doh doo,
the leaf in the flag, something something snow
milk in a bag, da da baby seals
leaf in the flag, oh canada...

highgrassfarm


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haxrox wrote:"Put the Leaf in the Flag" is probably one of my favorite songs evar. GMV! I'm guessing you're going for 42 votes because that's how many times they sing the chorus.

you put the leaf in the flag, la da dee doh doo,
the leaf in the flag, something something snow
milk in a bag, da da baby seals
leaf in the flag, oh canada...


Verse 2

I put the leaf in the flag, you put the leaf in the flag
Everyone everywhere put the leaf in the flag
If the flag doesn't have a leaf it's just a rag
leaf in the flag, oh canada

bluchez


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highgrassfarm wrote:I just recently learned what the "Canadian Maple" leaf looks like. Prior to this, I must have been drawing the "American Maple" leaf.


I will never understand woot's rejections based on poor illustration. They reject your flags, because they don't think you did a good enough job on the maple leaf. They rejected my flying gentleman, because apparently he looked like a water fowl. All this, yet they leave a periodic table that isn't numbered or colored like a periodic table. You can never predict what they will do, so best of luck in your future drawings that woot determines it looks good enough. GMV.

highgrassfarm


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bluchez wrote:I will never understand woot's rejections based on poor illustration. They reject your flags, because they don't think you did a good enough job on the maple leaf. They rejected my flying gentleman, because apparently he looked like a water fowl. All this, yet they leave a periodic table that isn't numbered or colored like a periodic table. You can never predict what they will do, so best of luck in your future drawings that woot determines it looks good enough. GMV.


Thanks! I have found some of the rejections to be caprecious. The first time it happened to me I was upset. But hey, I figure, that's part of the sport of it. At least now I know why my leafs on the flags weren't acceptable. I'll have to wait for an American theme and submit it as an American maple leaf

eyeslikesugar


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highgrassfarm wrote:Thanks! I have found some of the rejections to be caprecious. The first time it happened to me I was upset. But hey, I figure, that's part of the sport of it. At least now I know why my leafs on the flags weren't acceptable. I'll have to wait for an American theme and submit it as an American maple leaf


Hahaha! You both crack me up... they already did the "America" theme; it was the citizenship derby. At least citizenship to wooters = America.

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

AdderXYU


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mjc613 wrote:But I don't think that shirt won because it was two food items and an arrow. It had to do with the colors, and the recognition of the song. All the winning shirts could be identified with their song without the "Inspired by" Title. They didn't require explaining. This one, as simple as it is, does. And if I missed the point of the shirt, I'm sure others did too.


It had to do with people being unable to react to a design, but needing simplicity. There's nothing about this one that DOESN'T identify with the song in question... it's a literal interpretation thereof. Everyone has heard the song, because it's in the ranks of joke items such as "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" and "Dont Worry Be Happy". The people voting on it weren't Nilsson fans, and probably still don't know who wrote and sang the song. Many may only have voted because it was from Reservoir Dogs. Others may know it solely from the more recent Coke commercials. There is identification, but nothing else, in the graphic. So really, it was two food items with an arrow. Rationalize it as you will, there's little else to hold this shirt in esteem.

2thFairy


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AdderXYU wrote:Many may only have voted because it was from Reservoir Dogs. Others may know it solely from the more recent Coke commercials.


I didn't like the shirt and therefore did not vote for it. However, I was familiar with the song when it was featured on the Muppet Show. Man, that was a cool show once upon a time....

eyeslikesugar


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2thFairy wrote:I didn't like the shirt and therefore did not vote for it. However, I was familiar with the song when it was featured on the Muppet Show. Man, that was a cool show once upon a time....


Agreed. I loved the episode with Vincent Price and vampire Kermit =D

On topic:

Please vote for this shirt!
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-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

lunartan


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highgrassfarm wrote:I just recently learned what the "Canadian Maple" leaf looks like. Prior to this, I must have been drawing the "American Maple" leaf.

that wuz teh funneh, always entertaining

mjc613


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highgrassfarm wrote:I just recently learned what the "Canadian Maple" leaf looks like. Prior to this, I must have been drawing the "American Maple" leaf.


Truly Laughed Out Loud when I read this. In fact, I almost fell out of my chair....

highgrassfarm


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mjc613 wrote:Truly Laughed Out Loud when I read this. In fact, I almost fell out of my chair....


That's the whole point of the thing! Thanks!

llonvent


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mjc613 wrote:Truly Laughed Out Loud when I read this. In fact, I almost fell out of my chair....


I laughed out loud as well. You got my vote, highgrassfarm. As a matter of fact, I would be truly tickled pink if this placed. The description by woot would be priceless.

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