Derby #136: The New Vintage
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Think of the Children

Think of the Children
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itstak


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Cannot wait to own this shirt!

BootsBoots


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For God's sake, THINK OF THE CHILDREN!


Jestik


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I picture myself wearing this shirt during Hands Across America II...

coming soon!

capedcrusader514


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no. seriously. youre awesome.

TheLarrikin


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Excellent concept, good for a few laughs!

Kerry672


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Love, love, love this shirt.

BootsBoots


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Thanks, guys. I'm really proud of this one. I like senseless humor so much.


BootsBoots


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But, I really can't take all the credit. This shirt is really for the children. Because without them, there wouldn't be any children.


cakeninjak


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BootsBoots wrote:But, I really can't take all the credit. This shirt is really for the children. Because without them, there wouldn't be any children.


But what about Africa?! They have children, AND they're.....wait what's wrong with Africa? Diseases? No that's not it.

Oh yeah.

THEY DON'T HAVE TELEVISION!




(I also love senseless humor)

BootsBoots


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cakeninjak wrote:But what about Africa?! They have children, AND they're.....wait what's wrong with Africa? Diseases? No that's not it.

Oh yeah.

THEY DON'T HAVE TELEVISION!




(I also love senseless humor)


Those poor African children!


colinm09


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Nice work Boots. Very funny.

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neonix


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This is great! I don't think I'd be able to wear it though. I'm paranoid some crazy uptight person with a stick up their ass will get so offended and I might get shot.

BootsBoots


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neonix wrote:This is great! I don't think I'd be able to wear it though. I'm paranoid some crazy uptight person with a stick up their ass will get so offended and I might get shot.


Then you just ask them if they have a problem with helping children or Africa. That will confuse them and they'll have to shut up.


skirochester


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you picked a good year boots!

cakeninjak


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BootsBoots wrote:Then you just ask them if they have a problem with helping children or Africa. That will confuse them and they'll have to shut up.


You're a genius.

pbutlerj


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I'm in love. Will wear, when this inevitably takes 1st. Good job!

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blackhawk74


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ahaha i cannot wait to own this shirt

-IRT

walmazan


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It's an awesome idea! I love it!

avhienda01


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Haha. The text on this is perfect . Love the slight distressing too, really makes it look like an old gym/P.E. shirt.

lkackman


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So simple... and yet has the deepest message of any of this weeks submissions.

Boots, you are such a humanitarian.
*Golf Clap*

Earlysong


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Run for a cure for something...like children...

I don't think children are a disease we'll be curing any time soon.

I love this website! ^^

BootsBoots


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Earlysong wrote:Run for a cure for something...like children...

I don't think children are a disease we'll be curing any time soon.


You have to dare to dream.


endangeredomega


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Earlysong wrote:Run for a cure for something...like children...

I don't think children are a disease we'll be curing any time soon.



Well I for one am doing my part, by attempting to infect everyone I meet with "h0mo-cooties".

(It's all part of our insidious plot to take over the world, you see.)

mikenytola


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I have to have this! GMV

chamelean75


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I love this!!! It's my fav shirt in the fog right now. I'm really rooting for the kittytron and this shirt.

cenobite000


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haha nice.. so far this is my fav in the derby

southpaw3687


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It is like The Apathy Coalition got slightly motivated ...or something... I do like it. :-)

dietotaku


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southpaw3687 wrote:It is like The Apathy Coalition got slightly motivated ...or something... I do like it. :-)


i already own the apathy coalition and i fully intend to make this its mate. <3

kender42


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Sorry Boots, but your slogans are getting old. Apathy != good shirts imho.

SquirrelsAreMean


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Haha too funny!

mjc613


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I am very impressed with this, and very pleased that people have the sense to put this in the fot.

anjulka


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This cracks me up. Sadly, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable wearing this, however. :-( (I work with too many social justice folks.)

You might have answered this in the pre-derby thread, but what's going on with the pink in the bottom?

BootsBoots


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anjulka wrote:This cracks me up. Sadly, I'm not sure I'd feel comfortable wearing this, however. :-( (I work with too many social justice folks.)

You might have answered this in the pre-derby thread, but what's going on with the pink in the bottom?


Originally the whole circle was a pinkish color. When I changed it to white, the last part I changed was the part at the bottom. I decided that I liked the way it looked with a tiny bit of pink under the year. Makes it a little interesting in a very subtle way. Here's no pink for a comparison:


Johndis5


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kender42 wrote:Sorry Boots, but your slogans are getting old. Apathy != good shirts imho.


Was that a jab or a joke? Of the two (maybe 3 if you count the national parks derby) slogan based shirts she has done, I think they are all funny and original.

Love it, Boots! I look forward to owning it!

dietotaku


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kender42 wrote:Sorry Boots, but your slogans are getting old. Apathy != good shirts imho.


this isn't apathy so much as indecision - what do you race for when all the major diseases haven't hit yet? children? africa maybe?

i think it's hilarious.

kender42


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Johndis5 wrote:Was that a jab or a joke? Of the two (maybe 3 if you count the national parks derby) slogan based shirts she has done, I think they are all funny and original.

Love it, Boots! I look forward to owning it!


I just don't care for the slogans she has come up with. If she has only done three then I probably haven't cared for all 3, though I can't really recall the parks one. So far the slogans just haven't been my style.

Spiritgreen


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That's not apathy, that's ignorance with a heart of gold. Big difference!

I love the dry humor of this design BootsBoots, glad you didn't change a thing. For some reason it -does- look better with the pink section of the circle.

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eHalcyon


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I think the implication that children are a disease is funny, but wonder if saying the same of Africa might be too much. Hm.

Edit: But I guess the ignorance is the joke of it all anyway, eh?

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Xihix


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Love the shirt, but someone kind of close recently died to cancer to I'm not sure how tasteful it would be to wear this.

smileyfaceman


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This made me laugh.

imsochady


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Yay! I was born in 1982!!!!!!

mianmianlee


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ahahahah oh boots this is hilarious

TamerlerKA


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imsochady wrote:Yay! I was born in 1982!!!!!!


Apparently the cure for children came too late...lol

kamz


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Another reason why I luv your works. Looking forward to this printing.

TurtleMan91


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son of a wisenhower i hope this wins!

lenkid


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wait.. i've seen that pose somewhere.....

coffeebean26


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bahahah, good eye brotha. glad to see this in the fog, can't wait till it wins. gmv - great design and humor BBoots :D

lenkid wrote:wait.. i've seen that pose somewhere.....

x3xleggedxninja


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C'mon Boots I'm trying to save money and you're not helping... again :/

The bottom line is just perfect and hilarious.

BootsBoots


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TurtleMan91 wrote:son of a wisenhower i hope this wins!


"Son of a wisenhower!"

Thanks everyone. Pleased!


SnowQueenVT


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Hi Bootsboots! I like the idea you came up with and it is very 80's, back then people were not as aware of the mass suffering that is going on in Africa. I wish that the word "maybe " was dropped from the end slogan...(Don't be upset)I know that is part of this shirts appeal to many because it makes it funny, but you have alot of power , the power to do good and the shirt could have that power as well... I spent a year hand painting little ornaments of african children and wrapping them in net to symbolize the gift of a" net for life" (they sleep under these nets because the malaria carrying mosquitos strike at night.) One net costs 10-15 dollars, but saves the very life of the orphaned children beneath it. I sold several hundred of the ornaments around Christmas and the proceeds went straight to Nets for LIfe. Well the situation over there is horrible. In parts of Africa 80 percent of the children are orphans. It is Hell on Earth . So when we say please think of the children , I wish we could all seriously , do that. I couldn't wear this shirt as it is although it is so darn close for me...just a word or two. Apathy coalition is very very funny to me though and I laugh every time I check it out on the reckoning. You have a happy sense of humor and you are a nice person too. I can tell that, use your power for good wonder woman!

PS my daughter loves you and always says "OH Boot Boots, I love her!" She always says "Oh, thats my friend BootsBoots."A huge fan!

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BootsBoots


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SnowQueenVT wrote:Hi Bootsboots! I like the idea you came up with and it is very 80's, back then people were not as aware of the mass suffering that is going on in Africa. I wish that the word "maybe " was dropped from the end slogan...(Don't be upset)I know that is part of this shirts appeal to many because it makes it funny, but you have alot of power , the power to do good and the shirt could have that power as well... I spent a year hand painting little ornaments of african children and wrapping them in net to symbolize the gift of a" net for life" (they sleep under these nets because the malaria carrying mosquitos strike at night.) One net costs 10-15 dollars, but saves the very life of the orphaned children beneath it. I sold several hundred of the ornaments around Christmas and the proceeds went straight to Nets for LIfe. Well the situation over there is horrible. In parts of Africa 80 percent of the children are orphans. It is Hell on Earth . So when we say please think of the children , I wish we could all seriously , do that. I couldn't wear this shirt as it is although it is so darn close for me...just a word or two. Apathy coalition is very very funny to me though and I laugh every time I check it out on the reckoning. You have a happy sense of humor and you are a nice person too. I can tell that, use your power for good wonder woman!

PS my daughter loves you and always says "OH Boot Boots, I love her!" She always says "Oh, thats my friend BootsBoots."A huge fan!


I'm happy to be your daughter's friend. I like to dress up like a princess sometimes. We probably have that in common.


Slydon


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BootsBoots wrote:I'm happy to be your daughter's friend. I like to dress up like a princess sometimes. We probably have that in common.


Thank you for helping us with your future bio.

Hi, I'm one of the writers. My powers are limited but I'll do what I can.

SnowQueenVT


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RE BootsBoots likes to dress up as a princess...

You are sweet," pwrpufgrl "is so happy you are her friend! You both are very pretty AND princessess!! Also both artists! ... and we are in your corner ! Thanks for writing to her , you're a sweetheart.

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BootsBoots


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Slydon wrote:Thank you for helping us with your future bio.


Damnit!


marzipanapple


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You have no idea how much I want this. This WILL be my next purchase. It had better..

R3DS74R


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This is great. Big cynicism fan. Only problem is the "or" seems not quite to be in line with the rest of the text - it seems like it's a tad too high.

Hardly a dealbreaker, but it keeps it from being 100% perfect.

SnowQueenVT


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R3DS74R wrote:This is great. Big cynicism fan. Only problem is the "or" seems not quite to be in line with the rest of the text - it seems like it's a tad too high.

Hardly a dealbreaker, but it keeps it from being 100% perfect.


Back then people laid out the type by hand using press on letters and it wasn't ever perfect, I think this was intentional to make it look old school.

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bluehighway


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endangeredomega wrote:Well I for one am doing my part, by attempting to infect everyone I meet with "h0mo-cooties".

(It's all part of our insidious plot to take over the world, you see.)


I KNEW IT! Good thing I bought that cootie-proof panic room last year.

Just kidding of course. This shirt rocks. I'm going to buy three to wear in my 5- and 10-K's this year!

bluetuba


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Slydon wrote:Thank you for helping us with your future bio.


*tries to picture Bootsboots as a princess*

It's not working! All I can see is Sarah Silverman! lol

<3

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jabberjaws13


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proceeds from this tee will work on a cure for africa.

i sent a link to this tee to 5 people. it took over a half hour before the first person realized it suggested the curing of africa.

love the design boots! good luck, gmv!

Happy Beer.

kylemittskus


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The overt tongue-in-cheek aspect of this shirt is TREMENDOUS.

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

Hammylink


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You should have added "Sponsored by the Apathy Coalition or whatever"

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BootsBoots


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R3DS74R wrote:This is great. Big cynicism fan. Only problem is the "or" seems not quite to be in line with the rest of the text - it seems like it's a tad too high.

Hardly a dealbreaker, but it keeps it from being 100% perfect.


Actually, I already dropped the "or" down and straightened out a "k" when I submitted the print ready file. I wanted the letters to be slightly imperfect, but when I looked again the "or" and the "k" were just too off for me. It's 100% now.

Thanks everyone for all the great comments. I'm really really hoping it prints. Much more so than usual.


GTAcrimelord


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Please win. [Insert inspirational cheer]!

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akliens


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oh man, eye love this! Eye hope it whens four shure!

Squanderdalfast


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Perhaps I missed others pointing this out. But this shirt is offensive. Race for a cure for something like Africa or Children.

Yeah, let's get a cure for children. I vote for baby killing. But cure for Africa? That isn't pc.

BootsBoots


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Squanderdalfast wrote:Perhaps I missed others pointing this out. But this shirt is offensive. Race for a cure for something like Africa or Children.

Yeah, let's get a cure for children. I vote for baby killing. But cure for Africa? That isn't pc.


Oh no! I guess I was thinking about the children so hard I didn't notice the poor wording on this shirt!


dietotaku


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Squanderdalfast wrote:Perhaps I missed others pointing this out. But this shirt is offensive. Race for a cure for something like Africa or Children.

Yeah, let's get a cure for children. I vote for baby killing. But cure for Africa? That isn't pc.


no, you just missed everyone else finding it funny, not offensive.

coffeebean26


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i LOVE the wording - didn't really see it offensive as much as a bit non sequitur, which is right up my alley! hopefully this gets to me in time of my service project too, yay!

BootsBoots wrote:Oh no! I guess I was thinking about the children so hard I didn't notice the poor wording on this shirt!

Johndis5


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Squanderdalfast wrote:Perhaps I missed others pointing this out. But this shirt is offensive. Race for a cure for something like Africa or Children.

Yeah, let's get a cure for children. I vote for baby killing. But cure for Africa? That isn't pc.


If only there was a shirt promoting a race to cure the uptight.

BootsBoots


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Johndis5 wrote:If only there was a shirt promoting a race to cure the uptight.


At first when I read this, I thought of a super-race of big blond muscular men with German accents who have been bred for the sole purpose of exterminating the uptight. ...is that offensive?


Ocelotter


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BootsBoots wrote:At first when I read this, I thought of a super-race of big blond muscular men with German accents who have been bred for the sole purpose of exterminating the uptight. ...is that offensive?


fight intolerance with...intolerance? perfect.

Johndis5


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BootsBoots wrote:At first when I read this, I thought of a super-race of big blond muscular men with German accents who have been bred for the sole purpose of exterminating the uptight. ...is that offensive?




You tell me.

BootsBoots


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Johndis5 wrote:

You tell me.


She looks pretty uptight to me. Sometimes the enemy is in your backyard.


GTAcrimelord


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BootsBoots wrote:Oh no! I guess I was thinking about the children so hard I didn't notice the poor wording on this shirt!


Nah, it's alright. I'll most likely be doing a lot of running in this shirt if it wins, so people shouldn't have enough time to read through it as I blur past them; however, in the unlikely event that someone becomes racially insulted and decides to chase me down, I'll already have a head start on them.

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BootsBoots


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GTAcrimelord wrote:Nah, it's alright. I'll most likely be doing a lot of running in this shirt if it wins, so people shouldn't have enough time to read through it as I blur past them; however, in the unlikely event that someone becomes racially insulted and decides to chase me down, I'll already have a head start on them.


lol!


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I want another one ...

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