Derby #38: The Year You Were Born
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1973

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daedalusknight


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On June 30th, 1973 the earth experienced an unusually long total solar eclipse. Observers in certain areas were able to witness the eclipse for over seven full minutes. During each millennium there are usually fewer than ten total solar eclipses that last longer than seven minutes. The next one of similar length will not occur until the year 2186.

Scientists were stumped as to the cause of the extra long eclipse until they realized that earlier that same year (March 17, 1973) the rock band Pink Floyd released their now famous album “Dark Side of the Moon.” Astrophysicists soon were able to connect the dots. “It’s obvious to us now,” said Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of Muppet Labs, “The last song on that album is called ‘Eclipse.’ People everywhere must have been playing that song while watching the eclipse and the sheer power of the amassed rock and roll caused the moon to slow in its orbit, making the eclipse last longer than is usual.”

Okay, I made that last bit up. :-)

mia3mom


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great description, dk! sweet pic, too. my husband would love this! (in addition to me) 8)

I don't feel so old now, only 2 years before you.

You made my daughter laugh hysterically at the description. thanks.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

daedalusknight


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mia3mom wrote:great description, dk! sweet pic, too. my husband would love this! (in addition to me) 8)

I don't feel so old now, only 2 years before you.

You made my daughter laugh hysterically at the description. thanks.


Glad you and your daughter got a kick out of it. Thanks for your vote! :-)

wootvan


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This image is also good for the years 1974-1986 as the Pink Floyd album, cassette, 8-track, and CD was on the Billboard Top-200 chart for the entirety of those years.

daedalusknight


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wootvan wrote:This image is also good for the years 1974-1986 as the Pink Floyd album, cassette, 8-track, and CD was on the Billboard Top-200 chart for the entirety of those years.


Heheh... yeah, but there wasn't a total solar eclipse in all those years. Certainly not one that lasted over seven minutes. :-)

Side note: The songs "Time" and "Us & Them" from that album also last over seven minutes. Coincidence? I think not. :-)

daedalusknight


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Wow... I'm up to 8th place... at least for the moment. This is the best I've done since my Lake Ontario Sunset shirt. Thanks for all the votes!

dasmonkeyboy


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Awesomeness... Two, two, two references in one! I would definitely buy this...

GMV

daedalusknight


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dasmonkeyboy wrote:Awesomeness... Two, two, two references in one! I would definitely buy this...

GMV


Thanks so much! Hope you get your shirt. :-)

tiaerman


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The description sold me on this design. Great job! GMV

There are 10 types of people: those who know binary, and those who don't.

daedalusknight


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tiaerman wrote:The description sold me on this design. Great job! GMV



I thank you, and Doctor Bunsen Honeydew thanks you. ;-)

endejester


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Hot damn <3 I would so wear that too! <3 Good god this contest is going to make me feel so dated!

daedalusknight


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endejester wrote:Hot damn <3 I would so wear that too! <3 Good god this contest is going to make me feel so dated!



Heheheh... Well, as Wootvan said before, this album was on the Billboard charts until 1986... so hopefully you don't have to be my age to get the reference. :-)

And, heck, they reissue it every five years anyway. I saw a 25th and a 30th anniversary cover recently...

endejester


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daedalusknight wrote:Heheheh... Well, as Wootvan said before, this album was on the Billboard charts until 1986... so hopefully you don't have to be my age to get the reference. :-)

And, heck, they reissue it every five years anyway. I saw a 25th and a 30th anniversary cover recently...



Ooohh...I fear I was quite near the orignal release for my birth date XD <3

daedalusknight


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endejester wrote:Ooohh...I fear I was quite near the orignal release for my birth date XD <3


Heeeh. Me too. My mother listened to this album while I was in the womb. :-)

godierst


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Awesome. I was born in 1990, but I can still appreciate this. Long live Floyd!

GMV

daedalusknight


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godierst wrote:Awesome. I was born in 1990, but I can still appreciate this. Long live Floyd!

GMV



Glad you like it. Thanks for the vote!

daedalusknight


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Cool... My shirt about '73 made it to 73 votes. It would be better to have enough votes to fog, of course, but I'm glad to be hanging out in the top ten at least. :-)

daedalusknight


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Woo... broke 100 votes. Thanks for all the support. :-)

TAYLORT5


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daedalusknight wrote:Woo... broke 100 votes. Thanks for all the support. :-)


I said no more black shirts... oh well I will never pass up david gilmour. you got me.


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.

frantix


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I can't pass on Gilmour and Floyd either. I just hope this doesn't come into any kind of issues with copyright even tho it's not a triangle.

daedalusknight


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TAYLORT5 wrote:I said no more black shirts... oh well I will never pass up david gilmour. you got me.


Yeah, I know I use black shirts a lot, but I couldn't help putting this one on black. The blue 30th anniversary cover just isn't as powerful. Or recognizable. Glad you like it and thanks for the vote. :-)

daedalusknight


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frantix wrote:I can't pass on Gilmour and Floyd either. I just hope this doesn't come into any kind of issues with copyright even tho it's not a triangle.




Glad you like it.

No copyright on rainbow colors, I'm fairly sure. It's a completely self-created eclipse that happens to be acting in the same way as a prism. :-)

mjkelleher


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daedalusknight wrote:Heeeh. Me too. My mother listened to this album while I was in the womb. :-)


Pups. :-D I was in high school the first time around, and it still gets my vote.

daedalusknight


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mjkelleher wrote:Pups. :-D I was in high school the first time around, and it still gets my vote.


Hehe... well I'm glad you like the shirt, and glad you love the music too.

I first discovered Pink Floyd back in my early teenage years. I first heard Dark Side of the Moon (corny as it may sound) at a laser show at a planetarium. Somthing about it spoke to my thirteen-year-old heart. I identified with the lonliness... the fear of modern society and of what the future might hold... the struggle to find peace among nations... among races... even in your own self. It really made quite an impression on me, I must say.

I endeavored to explain the whole thing to my mother, soon after. There was such beauty in the strange, space-lost, forlorn but hopeful songs. My mother listened to such boring music, in my teenage mind, anyway. There was no way she could have experienced the rough and yet polished noise-music that captured my attention. We sat and I told her about "Us and Them" and about time ticking away and about there being no dark side of the moon, really (as a matter of fact, it's all dark). She listened carefully and never interrupted.

Then, when I had finished my lecture, she went down to the basement and pulled out a box of old records for me (remember vinyl, kids? ) and let me sift through them all. I found lost treasures that day... Tommy and Abbey Road, The Rolling Stones, the Ramones, even Harry Chapin (who I didn't care for until I turned 30). And yes... there in nearly perfect condition, right near the top of the box was Dark Side of the Moon.

I guess it just goes to show you what a silly kid I used to be, but I still look back on those memories, and this album, with great fondness. Thanks so much for your votes, everyone.

lintbox


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go 1973!! got my vote, good luck dk!

daedalusknight


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lintbox wrote:go 1973!! got my vote, good luck dk!



Thanks so much!

I seem to have become glued to place number eight for some reason. A whole bunch of shirts have passed me on their way up to the fog, and an equal number have dropped down past me... net gain of zero places, though I have a whole pile more votes than yesterday. Thanks to everyone who's been voting and trying to get my shirt to be upwardly mobile. :-)

kixxster


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I really like this now that I've read the description. Nice job relating the two. Not sure I'd wear it though, as I'd have to explain it every time someone looked at it..




daedalusknight


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kixxster wrote:I really like this now that I've read the description. Nice job relating the two. Not sure I'd wear it though, as I'd have to explain it every time someone looked at it..


Glad you like it. I don't know that you'd need to explain it to people, though... if they're Pink Floyd fans they know the prism idea and they know that the last song on the album is "Eclipse." You can add the information that there was an unusually long solar eclipse in the year Dark Side of the Moon was released, but that's not needed to "get" the shirt.

If they're not Pink Floyd fans, it's a nicely designed graphic element with no meaning whatsoever. :-)

kixxster


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daedalusknight wrote:Glad you like it. I don't know that you'd need to explain it to people, though... if they're Pink Floyd fans they know the prism idea and they know that the last song on the album is "Eclipse." You can add the information that there was an unusually long solar eclipse in the year Dark Side of the Moon was released, but that's not needed to "get" the shirt.

If they're not Pink Floyd fans, it's a nicely designed graphic element with no meaning whatsoever. :-)


I would think that being a Pink Floyd fan, one would wonder why its not a prism...I know I was a little confused until I read your description. In any case, its a nice shirt =]




daedalusknight


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kixxster wrote:In any case, its a nice shirt =]


Glad you like it. Hope you get your shirt. :-)

YouKay


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http://www.myblackroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pinkfloyd-album-dark_side_of_the_moon.jpg

Meh I say!

superspryte


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YouKay wrote:http://www.myblackroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pinkfloyd-album-dark_side_of_the_moon.jpg

Meh I say!

Yes, we're familiar with Pink Floyd. ^_~

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daedalusknight


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YouKay wrote:http://www.myblackroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/10/pinkfloyd-album-dark_side_of_the_moon.jpg

Meh I say!



Uhm... yes... that was the inspiration for half this shirt's design. The other half was the eclipse the year it was released.

Combining them together give us (hang on to your artsy fartsy hats) visual bricolage (ta da!) in a postmodern pop mode. Gotta love art school. :-)

daedalusknight


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Wow... over three hundred votes. Still in place number eight, but it's wonderful to see people like your work. Thanks for your support everyone!

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