Derby #43: Slogans
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Thor is my Co-Pilot

Thor is my Co-Pilot
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geekfactor12


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Thor THOR Thor THOR Thor THOR Thor THOR

I like Thor.

AdderXYU


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I also like thor. he's lightningtastic

daedalusknight


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I have looked over most of the entries and have discovered that this seems to be the best Norse god shirt in the entire derby.

Also the only Norse god shirt. :-)

I love mythology and I'm a fan of Thor (You're Thor? I'm tho thor I can hardly pith...) so this one's got my vote. I hope it wins.

geekfactor12


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MKugs


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Not to be rude, but how does this not break the rules? Thor is a registered trademark.

daedalusknight


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MKugs wrote:Not to be rude, but how does this not break the rules? Thor is a registered trademark.


Actually, "The Mighty Thor" (Marvel Comics superhero character) is copyrighted, and the logo used on the Marvel Comics books is trademarked, but this shirt does not feature either of those. It is referring to the Norse god of thunder, a character from mythology. No company can copyright a traditional myth, though you can copyright a specific version or telling of that myth.

To give you an example, there's was a television series called "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and a Disney movie called "Hercules" and also a Marvel Comics super-hero by that name. All three are based on the mythological Hercules (Heracles to his friends), but none of them can own that name nor keep any of the others from making their own, original take on the character from mythology.

The logo on this shirt does not resemble the logo used by Marvel Comics, nor does it show the Marvel Comics character on it. It's a reference to the mythological god, not the superhero.

Yes, I know the image of the Marvel character is in the designer's signature, but it's not on the shirt.

TygerFish


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daedalusknight wrote:Actually, "The Mighty Thor" (Marvel Comics superhero character) is copyrighted, and the logo used on the Marvel Comics books is trademarked, but this shirt does not feature either of those. It is referring to the Norse god of thunder, a character from mythology. No company can copyright a traditional myth, though you can copyright a specific version or telling of that myth.

To give you an example, there's was a television series called "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and a Disney movie called "Hercules" and also a Marvel Comics super-hero by that name. All three are based on the mythological Hercules (Heracles to his friends), but none of them can own that name nor keep any of the others from making their own, original take on the character from mythology.

The logo on this shirt does not resemble the logo used by Marvel Comics, nor does it show the Marvel Comics character on it. It's a reference to the mythological god, not the superhero.

Yes, I know the image of the Marvel character is in the designer's signature, but it's not on the shirt.


Personally, I wouldn't be interested in this shirt if it was clearly just a reference to the superhero. Its appeal for me is its satirical resemblance to those "God/Jesus is my co-pilot" bumper stickers/shirts/magnets/etc. that religious people sometimes have. By that interpretation, I can't believe that nobody's done something like this before!

Iambusyeating


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As a self-proclaimed Norse Myth guru I would love to wear this and although I don't like your odds I pray that this gets printed.

geekfactor12


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If Thor somehow gets printed, he has a glorious future ahead of him!:

thatrobert


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