Derby #37: Greed

petroleum jelly

Off topic - I don't really see the theme represented.

Rejected because: Off topic - I don't really see the theme represented.

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amyjem321


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Re: petroleum jelly


Cool looking shirt. Can the designer explain.... ? thanks !

amyjem321


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I meant explain the title, but I was just having a sllooooow moment, thinking of vaseline when I read petroleum jelly. Coffee kicked in. Got it ;)

markmilliren


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i dont know, i just thought it would be a cool title.


amyjem321 wrote:I meant explain the title, but I was just having a sllooooow moment, thinking of vaseline when I read petroleum jelly. Coffee kicked in. Got it ;)

blueraylene


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markmilliren wrote:i dont know, i just thought it would be a cool title.


I like the title, it's very topical.

trumptipk


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Awesome design, even if this doesn't win (which I hope it does) I would pay for this shirt.

ookem208


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i really like this shirt. hope it wins.

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amyjem321


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Why was this rejected??? I kn haz sadness? !

markmilliren


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I am very surprised that this shirt was rejected. I feel the theme couldn't be more accurately represented in this design. Oil is the second most important thing for human sustenance, with water being #1. If you don't believe me, imagine what would happen if all the oil in the world disappeared tomorrow. Oil isn't just used for gasoline, it is also a lubricant. Lubricants keep mechanical machinery running. Therefore, if you remove all the oil from existence, industry would shut down. Food plants would shut down. Vehicles wouldn't budge(and it isn't just because of lack of gasoline.) The fact is that the world we know today has grown so dependant on oil, that we would not be able to live more than a day or two without. Much the same as if you removed all the water from existence, if you took all the oil from existence nearly everyone would die. This inherent need for oil is what drives an immense amount of greed within people. The oil industry is one of the greediest markets in the world, if not the greediest. In my opinion, a sipmle oil rig in front of a setting sun is the epitome of greed. Sun setting leads to darkness, much the same the constantly digging for oil will lead to darkness(an end to civilization). Maybe these thoughts are irrational and extreme, I'm not trying to suggest that they are fact, but it is entirely possible.

I appeal your decision to reject this design. Just because it isn't as straight forward as other designs doesn't mean that it's underlying themes don't capture the concept of this design derby.

Thank you,

Mark Milliren

P.S. I didn't actually design this shirt. My extremely talented older brother put together the design and I submitted it on his behalf.

mjc613


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markmilliren wrote:I am very surprised that this shirt was rejected. [ words deleted to save space]

I appeal your decision to reject this design. Just because it isn't as straight forward as other designs doesn't mean that it's underlying themes don't capture the concept of this design derby.


Mark, this should go in an e-mail to woot. The people who read these comments may agree with you, and may vehemently agree with you, but we can't do anything for you.

That being said, Woot has never unrejected anything to my knowledge. They have apologized for an incorrect rejection, but once the reject flag goes up, it stays. I don't think they have a way in the software to unreject.

That being said, write to woot and see if you can get them to agree to let you resubmit without them rejecting the second try. With the deadline for entries being Wed Noon Central, you need to get busy.

It also helps to put this kind of description in the first post of the thread for an entry.
Good luck!

markmilliren


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mjc613 wrote:Mark, this should go in an e-mail to woot. The people who read these comments may agree with you, and may vehemently agree with you, but we can't do anything for you.

That being said, Woot has never unrejected anything to my knowledge. They have apologized for an incorrect rejection, but once the reject flag goes up, it stays. I don't think they have a way in the software to unreject.

That being said, write to woot and see if you can get them to agree to let you resubmit without them rejecting the second try. With the deadline for entries being Wed Noon Central, you need to get busy.

It also helps to put this kind of description in the first post of the thread for an entry.
Good luck!


Thanks for the support.....it is definitely too late to do anything about this now.

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