Derby #210: Chemistry
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A very jittery molecule

A very jittery molecule
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ramyb


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grahamcrackercoyote


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Before anybody asks, it's caffeine.

cdrewlow


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Before anybody asks, it's caffeine.


Haha! I had to Google it.

tgentry


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Make sure your address is up to date and we'll send you an annoying Woot screaming monkey!

DianaSprinkle


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LOL nice one. I always feel like I over think these themes. =/

taternuggets


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tgentry wrote:Make sure your address is up to date and we'll send you an annoying Woot screaming monkey!


I'll bet you have his address.


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grahamcrackercoyote


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ramyb wrote:saved


I don't think it needs the chemical formula - at this level of geek, the formula doesn't help. Think about resubbing w/o?

ChaosDoctor07


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A caffeine chemical structure shirt? :/ Of all the common science-y shirts one sees, these are typically one's least favorite.

Also, similar shirts:
http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/5224328-t-shirt

That being said, I suspect this is merely a case of similar ideas (that is, anthropomorphizing atoms in a molecule).

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j5


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ChaosDoctor07 wrote:A caffeine chemical structure shirt? :/ Of all the common science-y shirts one sees, these are typically one's least favorite.

Also, similar shirts:
http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/5224328-t-shirt

That being said, I suspect this is merely a case of similar ideas (that is, anthropomorphizing atoms in a molecule).

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SSE^12

move along

grahamcrackercoyote


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j5 wrote:Hello?
SSE^12


I commented on this problem in the pre-derby thread AND in this case I think the movement and anthropomorphizing makes it NOT similar enough. Think about all the molecules that have been on t-shirts in the last 30 years - the rejectionator would be busy and it wouldn't be much of a derby if you excluded the use of all of those molecules 'cause they'd already been on tees. It's going to be an interesting week. As more people search for chemistry tees - and there are a lot out there - to check for similar tees, they're going to find out that most of the basic ideas have been used before. I hope the Rejectionator has the heart and brains of Solomon.

phineus


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:I commented on this problem in the pre-derby thread AND in this case I think the movement and anthropomorphizing makes it NOT similar enough. Think about all the molecules that have been on t-shirts in the last 30 years - the rejectionator would be busy and it wouldn't be much of a derby if you excluded the use of all of those molecules 'cause they'd already been on tees. It's going to be an interesting week. As more people search for chemistry tees - and there are a lot out there - to check for similar tees, they're going to find out that most of the basic ideas have been used before. I hope the Rejectionator has the heart and brains of Solomon.


What about the movement, anthropomorphizing, caffeine molecule, and inclusion of chemical formula underneath? What else is left of the shirt if we ignore those? I never rag on other people's designs but come on, this is almost exactly the same as the shirt ChaosDoctor posted. If this doesn't get kicked for similar shirts than I don't know what does.

grahamcrackercoyote


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phineus wrote:What about the movement, anthropomorphizing, caffeine molecule, and inclusion of chemical formula underneath? What else is left of the shirt if we ignore those? I never rag on other people's designs but come on, this is almost exactly the same as the shirt ChaosDoctor posted. If this doesn't get kicked for similar shirts than I don't know what does.


Not similar enough - obvious idea out there in the aether. AND that's the problem I tried to bring up pre-derby! I predicted this would happen [although didn't mention RamyB by name]. I have been wearing chem-related shirts since the late '70s and there are very few TOTALLY ORIGINAL ideas left. Either Woot allows some latitude or there really is no derby. Note that only one of the spell things with elements shirts has been rejected - probably because it was too similar, but given the number that are out there, you could reject them ALL for being too similar. If a shirt is an obvious copy -spot on plagarism - then it should be rejected even if it was an obvious idea. But it should be a spot on copy, or, again, no derby.

Mwhitlock


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Personally... I love it. I think it's absolutely adorable and I love the faces. Great shirt Ramyb - I hope I get the opportunity to purchase it

The only problem I have is that your double bonds aren't very clearly indicated. I appreciate the doubly thick lines but... eh... I would've gone with the traditional two lines for a double bond. Even so - cool shirt

ChaosDoctor07


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Not similar enough - obvious idea out there in the aether. AND that's the problem I tried to bring up pre-derby! I predicted this would happen [although didn't mention RamyB by name]. I have been wearing chem-related shirts since the late '70s and there are very few TOTALLY ORIGINAL ideas left. Either Woot allows some latitude or there really is no derby. Note that only one of the spell things with elements shirts has been rejected - probably because it was too similar, but given the number that are out there, you could reject them ALL for being too similar. If a shirt is an obvious copy -spot on plagarism - then it should be rejected even if it was an obvious idea. But it should be a spot on copy, or, again, no derby.


As I noted above, I don't think this is plagiarism; rather, just a case of very similar ideas....There's only so many ways you can do a caffeine structure shirt. That being said, while one can argue about the amount of original ideas still remaining, it's certainly clear that caffeine chemical structure shirts are a frequently used (one might argue overused, but, your mileage may vary) shirt design.

"Don't believe in the you who believes in me. Don't believe in the me who believes in you. Believe in the you who believes in yourself."

j5


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Not similar enough - obvious idea out there in the aether. AND that's the problem I tried to bring up pre-derby! I predicted this would happen [although didn't mention RamyB by name]. I have been wearing chem-related shirts since the late '70s and there are very few TOTALLY ORIGINAL ideas left. Either Woot allows some latitude or there really is no derby. Note that only one of the spell things with elements shirts has been rejected - probably because it was too similar, but given the number that are out there, you could reject them ALL for being too similar.

This has validity.

move along

mikachugray


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I feel like my work (starbucks) should buy a ton of these and disperse these throughout the company. I would wear this all the time

kaelynangelfoot


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This is my favorite caffeine molecule shirt! Unlike the one someone else posted in this thread, this one is less confusing but makes its point. The other one was way too busy and noisy and I'd never buy it - this one I would. Great work! GMV.

tehlilone


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kaelynangelfoot wrote:This is my favorite caffeine molecule shirt! Unlike the one someone else posted in this thread, this one is less confusing but makes its point. The other one was way too busy and noisy and I'd never buy it - this one I would. Great work! GMV.


I have to agree with this. Sure it's a similar idea but this one is WAY cuter and it's not as cluttered. :D

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