Derby #38: The Year You Were Born
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1970, Spoon + Fork =

1970, Spoon + Fork =
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yeeter


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In 1970, the Van Brode Milling Co. filed to register the term SPORK with the USPTO.

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Andy47240


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Nice! I just used one of these about 2 hours ago.
-Andy



JadenKale


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Yeeter, I officially hate your old butt. ROFL

I wish I could have done this. You did a very good job. I'm sure MJC will like it too (seeing she's been hinting oh so subtly about a good red woot shirt) Honestly, I could totally see lots of people wearing this during faire season coming up

yeeter


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JadenKale wrote:Yeeter, I officially hate your old butt. ROFL

I wish I could have done this. You did a very good job. I'm sure MJC will like it too (seeing she's been hinting oh so subtly about a good red woot shirt) Honestly, I could totally see lots of people wearing this during faire season coming up


HA! High praise indeed. Thanks JadenKale. I really think this would be a funny shirt to have if it were to be printed.

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mia3mom


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gorgeous! A great red shirt, and so fun. Love the napkin -> shirt color. I'm a year younger, but I can pretend to be from the year of the spork.

I haven't used a spork in ages, but have some great memories of using them as catapults in school... GMV and would buy one as a belated birthday present for my brother, too.

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

jenny78


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I love this shirt because the spork is my all time favorite utensil. I wish the spork would get the credit it deserves, but it usually just flies under the radar. I would wear this shirt proudly as a declaration of my love for this perfect invention. The only regret I would have about voting for this would be that I wouldn't be able to vote for it again, and again. My computer doesn't even recognize greatness when it's right in it's face. It keeps changing 'spork' to 'spock', as if a Vulcan could even compare to this wonderful eating device.

dontwantaname


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I don't remember seeing one in 1970, but great ideas sometimes take years to catch on.

Nice shirt, great colors.

WE LURV YOU TOO! Dork!!!
No greater love is lost than that not shared.

tammyliz


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I feel like I would wear this if it was just the spork without the flashy background, or if the whole thing including the background were smaller and moved to the top corner. So big in the middle of the shirt is too much for me! But it is a very cute design.

goodedesign


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hey, did you know there is now a thing called the knork? really, it's actually a nice piece of flatware (if you're into that sort of thing) do a google for it. just a neat invention... but it was like a 2000 – 2007. doubtful that anyone would be designing for those years yet.

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dekonstruct


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This is why this derby topic is so great. First you get an awsome spork design, and second you get to learn facts like when the spork patent was filed... neat!

Webfoot08


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Love this design. I would love to have this shirt.

BTW, I have a full metal spork, so to speak. It's by a company named Gentry, it's about 7" long, stainless steel, has nice long tines and a spacious spoon area, and a little serrated edge, so it's also good for cutting. It was one of those rockin' thrift store finds that you cling to for years. My family makes fun of me when they see it in my utensil drawer, but I know the secret to efficient dining!

daedalusknight


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Webfoot08 wrote:BTW, I have a full metal spork, so to speak. It's by a company named Gentry, it's about 7" long, stainless steel, has nice long tines and a spacious spoon area, and a little serrated edge, so it's also good for cutting. It was one of those rockin' thrift store finds that you cling to for years. My family makes fun of me when they see it in my utensil drawer, but I know the secret to efficient dining!


A serrated edge? So you could use it as a spoon, a fork, AND a knife? Great Scott! The sporks are mutating! They're stealing the DNA of other utensils! Somebody go warn the spatulas! :-)

yeeter


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Webfoot08 wrote:Love this design. I would love to have this shirt.

BTW, I have a full metal spork, so to speak. It's by a company named Gentry, it's about 7" long, stainless steel, has nice long tines and a spacious spoon area, and a little serrated edge, so it's also good for cutting. It was one of those rockin' thrift store finds that you cling to for years. My family makes fun of me when they see it in my utensil drawer, but I know the secret to efficient dining!


NIce, but I'd be concerned with cutting my lip, and then eating something salty. OUCH!

All, thanks for the comments. Jenny78, you crack me up.

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JadenKale


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daedalusknight wrote:A serrated edge? So you could use it as a spoon, a fork, AND a knife? Great Scott! The sporks are mutating! They're stealing the DNA of other utensils! Somebody go warn the spatulas! :-)


Actually, as a joke, I've wanted to buy the Titanium Spork from ThinkGeek.com or the more collapsible version at Moosejaw.comI'm so used to seeing them as a throwaway utensil, that I thought having a standard spork in my drawer for people would be a bit funny.

daedalusknight


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JadenKale wrote:Actually, as a joke, I've wanted to buy the Titanium Spork from ThinkGeek.com or the more collapsible version at Moosejaw.comI'm so used to seeing them as a throwaway utensil, that I thought having a standard spork in my drawer for people would be a bit funny.


HEh... it's been a while since I ordered from ThinkGeek. I may just be placing another order soon, given that's it's a TITANIUM SPORK. Just those two words togther are comedy gold. :-)

ejtracer


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The spork surely made 30,000 years of human evolution relevant!

But I hate red shirts

yeeter


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ejtracer wrote:The spork surely made 30,000 years of human evolution relevant!

But I hate red shirts


Yeah, but it's a red-checked tablecloth pattern! That should make up for being so very red...

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waacodemon


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*giggles*, nice!

I once ate a cricket.

2thFairy


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Ha!! Somehow I missed this. Nice one.

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