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Literary fail
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ApeLad


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I never was much of a reader.

hankescu


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ApeLad wrote:I never was much of a reader.

HA! Very funny!

Astronomer


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That's a nice picture of Ernest Hemingway you got there.

ApeLad


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Astronomer wrote:That's a nice picture of Ernest Hemingway you got there.


What's a Hemingway?

odysseyroc


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ApeLad wrote:What's a Hemingway?


about 160 pounds?





ApeLad


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odysseyroc wrote:about 160 pounds?


instantrimshot.com

chaosthethird


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Astronomer wrote:That's a nice picture of Ernest Hemingway you got there.


Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.

dofnup


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.


TROLL'D

Floatationman


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.


Sorry, dude. You just lost the internet

dalesd


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.

Easy mistake to make. Hemingway was Twain's pen name.

mimrm


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.


Twain what?

mark0twain


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If it is a question, shouldn't it have a question Mark?

grael


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You captured C.S. Lewis' bow tie prefectly.

ettanin


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I love the Arthur Conan Doyle quote...he has to be my favorite

dwasifar


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mimrm wrote:Twain what?

Two Two Twain.

mark0twain


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To be? Or, not to be?

Is that twain questions Mark?

Mark, what was one when two were twain?
Or when three was thrice, one more than twice?

To have been, but to be no more
Ia better than not to be . . .

Leave it to Clemens to steal the show,
But we all know, it was really said by Poe.

ApeLad


quality posts: 44 Private Messages ApeLad
dwasifar wrote:Two Two Twain.


If I remember my American history, and I think I do, it's "one if by Twain, two if by Pea. I mean Poe."

lonelypond


quality posts: 461 Private Messages lonelypond
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"Such a marvelous muddle" Random J. Bartender

Like Poe? Of course you do, you're here ; ) Try my new mystery novel:

JadenKale


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ApeLad wrote:I never was much of a reader.


Dude, I saw this for a second... totally not paying attention for a moment, and I was about ready to rage about this...


*facepalm*

crevelingma


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ApeLad wrote:If I remember my American history, and I think I do, it's "one if by Twain, two if by Pea. I mean Poe."

Since Clemons never made it East before age 14 when Poe was already stark raven mad on his death bed...I think it's safe to say that never the Twain shall meet. Mathematical note: Hamlet's contribution to algebra... Sqrt(4b^2) aka +-2b...(2b or not 2b.

osustunter08


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I really hope this shirt gets printed. I would buy one.

nows7


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"Of course that quote is right. It's from that book 'M.C. Beth'

rglee129


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So simple, so perfect. This is a really strong derby.

mark0twain


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"To be or note to be" is not Mark Twain; it is marking time in the most concise, but ultimate,way.

Who coined, the seminal preliminary concept to today's quote: "I am therefore I be"? Of course, one cannot not be unless one first be.

BootsBoots


quality posts: 38 Private Messages BootsBoots
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Hahaha! I'd love to wear this.


headfone


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I'd never wear the shirt, but I WOULD wear the comment thread. ...If that was possible.

zosai


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sad to see this fall out of the hotness, I would love to see it print! GMV!

x3xleggedxninja


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dofnup wrote:TROLL'D


HAHA this made me laugh pretty hard.

PixelPants


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KFC will have you for copyright infringement if you insist on using Colonal Sanders likeness.

ApeLad


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PixelPants wrote:KFC will have you for copyright infringement if you insist on using Colonal Sanders likeness.


I actually called them about it. They said "have it your way."

laggyg


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ApeLad wrote:I actually called them about it. They said "have it your way."


Wrong fastfood chain quo...oh...wait...I get it now. Just like the shirt...heh...

ApeLad


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rglee129 wrote:So simple, so perfect. This is a really strong derby.


Thanks!
I've been getting lots of compliments about Forbidden Future, by the way.

johnthad


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I like it!

gwyn779


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I feel that without the shirt title, this would cause a great many people to simply think the person wearing it is an human. Don't get me wrong, it's hilarious, but maybe just takes too long to get on its own for a shirt.

trmnshwrx


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See!? This is exactly what Abe Lincoln was warning us against when he said "The problem with the Internet is that quotes are not always correctly attributed."

Spiritgreen


quality posts: 225 Private Messages Spiritgreen
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Heeheehee. :^)

bluejester


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I would get this simply because my Doctrate holding-Harvard-and-Stanford-graduate older sister would go bonkers at this shirt. ...Course then I would have to deal with the backlash about how my English B.A. had failed me.

Ah...life.

xazothia


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I'd send postcards of this to all of my high school English teachers. along with a copy of the comments thread, lol

ApeLad


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trmnshwrx wrote:See!? This is exactly what Abe Lincoln was warning us against when he said "The problem with the Internet is that quotes are not always correctly attributed."


Abraham Lincoln was way ahead of his time (the 1950s).

ApeLad


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gwyn779 wrote:I feel that without the shirt title, this would cause a great many people to simply think the person wearing it is an human. Don't get me wrong, it's hilarious, but maybe just takes too long to get on its own for a shirt.


I'll assume the bot changed it to read "human". It takes a lot less than a shirt to convince me someone's an human.

Schnretzl


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crevelingma wrote:Since Clemons never made it East before age 14 when Poe was already stark raven mad on his death bed...I think it's safe to say that never the Twain shall meet. Mathematical note: Hamlet's contribution to algebra... Sqrt(4b^2) aka +-2b...(2b or not 2b.


Hamlet's contributions also extend into boolean algebra:
2b + (2b)' = 1

And computer science:
if(2b|!2b)
return true
return false

gwyn779


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ApeLad wrote:I'll assume the bot changed it to read "human". It takes a lot less than a shirt to convince me someone's an human.


Heh, didn't check for word filter on that one...that was supposed to say id.iot.

mwa023


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I REALLY hope this gets printed!

holothuria


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gwyn779 wrote:I feel that without the shirt title, this would cause a great many people to simply think the person wearing it is an human. Don't get me wrong, it's hilarious, but maybe just takes too long to get on its own for a shirt.


It would take some extreme obtuseness for a viewer to believe that this is an earnest expression of enthusiasm for the works of Sophocles. Clearly that is a Spartan bowtie, not an Athenian one.

Bad ideas free; brilliant ideas by derangement.

ApeLad


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holothuria wrote:It would take some extreme obtuseness for a viewer to believe that this is an earnest expression of enthusiasm for the works of Sophocles. Clearly that is a Spartan bowtie, not an Athenian one.


If there's one thing I possess in extremeness, it's obtuseness (to borrow a page from Oscar Wilde).

Assassin15


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xazothia wrote:I'd send postcards of this to all of my high school English teachers. along with a copy of the comments thread, lol


This is seriously the best comment page ever, even including ramy threads! I would *really* love to wear the shirt, too. PM me if you ever print it elsewhere!

PULL UP YOUR SKIRT, WE'RE ON A MISSION/
WE NEED A HERO, NOT A POLITICIAN - "Panhammer" by Phinehas

ApeLad


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Assassin15 wrote:This is seriously the best comment page ever, even including ramy threads! I would *really* love to wear the shirt, too. PM me if you ever print it elsewhere!


Let's hope it doesn't come to that. -Richard Nixon

hkb68


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It reminds me of THIS.

zwartepaard


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hkb68 wrote:It reminds me of THIS.


totally made me think the same thing

xadrian


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I especially liked his guest starring role with Sister Mary Clarence.

tazfreeatlast


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No offense intended, but how does this get around the "Obviously, celebrity author likenesses are off limits" rule?

krouth


quality posts: 2 Private Messages krouth
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I need this shirt...

HansonMcCrotch


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tazfreeatlast wrote:No offense intended, but how does this get around the "Obviously, celebrity author likenesses are off limits" rule?


Yeah... I'm not sure Wifred Brimley would approve of you using him to sell shirts.

HarryBalzakk


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PixelPants wrote:KFC will have you for copyright infringement if you insist on using Colonal Sanders likeness.


ApeLad wrote:I actually called them about it. They said "have it your way."


Mmmm... I love Pizza Hut.

novastarj


quality posts: 31 Private Messages novastarj
tazfreeatlast wrote:No offense intended, but how does this get around the "Obviously, celebrity author likenesses are off limits" rule?


Doubt it'll be an issue. Let's be honest, it looks nothing like Emily Brontë.

ApeLad


quality posts: 44 Private Messages ApeLad
novastarj wrote:Doubt it'll be an issue. Let's be honest, it looks nothing like Emily Brontë.


Charlotte. I really need to work on my caricaturing.

bearlylegal


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Congrats on making The Daily What. That should add a few more votes.

zosai


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yay! in the fog! Ride to the top like you did at San Juan Hill, Teddy!

explodedwhale


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xazothia wrote:I'd send postcards of this to all of my high school English teachers. along with a copy of the comments thread, lol


As an English teacher, the only thing that disappoints me about this thread is that so many people out there would have NO idea why this thread is hysterical.

BTW, I'm a big fan Nathaniel Hawthorne! GMV!

ApeLad


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explodedwhale wrote:As an English teacher, the only thing that disappoints me about this thread is that so many people out there would have NO idea why this thread is hysterical.

BTW, I'm a big fan Nathaniel Hawthorne! GMV!


It's a teaching opportunity!

Also: I was sad when they closed the last Nathaniel Hawthorne's Roasters in my town.

archshrk


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nows7 wrote:"Of course that quote is right. It's from that book 'M.C. Beth'


You're thinking about that book of M.C. Escher lithographs

Visit archshrk.com. You know you want to.

bbbrob


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bbbrob
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What a beautiful shirt. It so perfectly captures the words of Nikita Khrushchev as he was biking up a hill in Toronto.

degerkas


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crevelingma wrote:Since Clemons never made it East before age 14 when Poe was already stark raven mad on his death bed...I think it's safe to say that never the Twain shall meet. Mathematical note: Hamlet's contribution to algebra... Sqrt(4b^2) aka +-2b...(2b or not 2b.



nice

paigeg


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I gotta say, I'm almost dead certain no one would get this shirt if I wore it. But it's wonderful - almost as good as the comments.
Thanks, folks, for some morning entertainment!

ochopika


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I get it, but I also don't get it. Is it referencing something on the interwebs, or is it just stand-alone ridiculous. It is pretty funny, and there are at least a few other t-shirt possibilities in the comment thread.

Good job!

krouth


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ochopika wrote:I get it, but I also don't get it. Is it referencing something on the interwebs, or is it just stand-alone ridiculous. It is pretty funny, and there are at least a few other t-shirt possibilities in the comment thread.

Good job!


What's not to get??? It's a fairly popular Stephen King quote...

thurdl01


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krouth wrote:What's not to get??? It's a fairly popular Stephen King quote...


That's the problem. It's clearly a King quote, so why is it next to a picture of Chaucer?

ochopika


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krouth wrote:What's not to get??? It's a fairly popular Stephen King quote...


lolololol... I almost said "oh I don't read a lot of Stephen King".

I guess I'll never know where the idea for this shirt comes from. It is the best trolling shirt I've ever seen though.

j5


quality posts: 63 Private Messages j5
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-1 for blatant Internet meme

I have a shirt catalog, y'all!

MMagieD


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In for two if this wins. I gotta get one for my mom - she's the high school librarian

Paindexter


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.


I am a bit surprised to see that no one recognized the sarcasm in your post. For believing that you got trolled, they have all been trolled.

Rage on, cannibal troll.

ochopika


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j5 wrote:-1 for blatant Internet meme


Ahah! That's where it's from!

Memes and pop culture references are popular on woot (whether or not everyone likes them), so it was a smart move on the artist's part.

kcloveschocobos


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dwasifar wrote:Two Two Twain.


Murder By Death reference for the win!

sabrinafair


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Please make this shirt! I have to have it! It is absolutely hilarious!

aroomadoomie


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do you do this by hand or on the computer?

bdubs8807


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My head hurts from all the false confusion over the three different items in this shirt. But it's got my vote.

Does anybody have a http://shirt.woot.com/offers/cloak-of-visibility-lightweight-hoodie and/or http://shirt.woot.com/offers/who-needs-gravity-zip-up-hoodie in MXL that they don't want and/or need to sell? I would LOVE to buy it from you! I am currently offering $40+S&H for either one new, and $20-30+S&H for either one used! Please contact me ASAP, thanks!
B. D. Walton
P.S.: Reckon Nevermore!

JRBommarito


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chaosthethird wrote:Huh, and here I thought that was a picture of Twain.


Shania Twain is a girl....

colesargent


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HAHAHAHAHA!!! Best shirt I've seen in a long time. It's got my vote and purchase for sure.

Kasona


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JRBommarito wrote:Shania Twain is a girl....


HA! I wish we could vote up comments on shirt.woot like we do on deals.woot; there are a lot of great comments in this thread!

ambear88


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*shrinks down* can someone tell me who it is a drawing of? lol

Hi!

Setzer13


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ambear88 wrote:*shrinks down* can someone tell me who it is a drawing of? lol


Duh, it's General Robert E. Lee.

kcloveschocobos


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Setzer13 wrote:Duh, it's General Robert E. Lee.


Wow, Sam Elliot is really getting up there in years.

culp77


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HansonMcCrotch wrote:Yeah... I'm not sure Wifred Brimley would approve of you using him to sell shirts.



DI-AH-BE-TUS!

aplundell


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Schnretzl wrote:
And computer science:
if(2b|!2b)
return true
return false

This betrays a terrible misunderstanding of the quote! He's not specifying a logical (Or bitwise as you have it) operation! He's specifying two possible execution paths.

Try this :

// The Question :
if( Slings_Arrows_Of_Outrageous_Fortune > Take_Arms_Against_Sea_Of_Troubles)
{
TwoB();
}
else
{
die();
sleep();
// FixMe, Possible bug : Perchance to dream?
}


explodedwhale


quality posts: 5 Private Messages explodedwhale
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all I can say is... after today's offering of that infernal dead-eyed cat with the suggestive hat, this shirt better end up for sale on this site. for cereal. I wants me a Kenny Rogers t-shirt. Gotta love The Gambler!

majakaro


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I want this shirt, now. And now I can't find it? Life is unfair.

milkmanch


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ApeLad wrote:I never was much of a reader.


Hi there, the idea is fantastic. Made me laugh...and I didn't get all at first..made me laugh more later. I want to wear this. Can you buy from you?

cheers,
milkmanch

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