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Marsupial in my pocket

Marsupial in my pocket
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ramyb


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Swayde


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That is adorable and I would so buy one!

Ack it didn't show the shirt I was referring to... It's the Koala in a Pocket design =)

Lucky Purchaser of 3 Random Craps...
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m0d0nne11


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If there was ever a time where woot should make a shirt with a real pocket in it, this would be it.

carol2bs1grl


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Dare I say it? A cutesy ramby design that I actually like??

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Josephus


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He doesn't really look drunk enough. ;^)

asmadasrabbits


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okay, this is cute.

omarfeliciano


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midgerock


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I hope he doesn't poo in there. he looks very content and relaxed...

kylemittskus


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I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."

"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

Narfcake


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kylemittskus wrote:... no anything but "cute."


Sometimes, that's all that some folks want ...

Back to the shirt ... fake pockets are not my thing, so no vote from me. Still, thank you for NOT doing another turbunguin.

justplainme


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kylemittskus wrote:I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."


I second that.

Proxgotsthafia


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kylemittskus wrote:I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."


With you 100%.

perfectchaos859


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This shirt is soooo cute! I want a Marsupial in my pocket! how adorable. I will be purchasing this if it wins for sure! I'd want it!
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Pheline


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kylemittskus wrote:I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."


a quick look reveals these "cute":
→ we are not cuddly!
beware the drop bear
budgie
knucks
→ the ultimate staring contest

and the following "nice":
walkin' about
pointillizard
outback
rainbow lorikeet


there are others, but this is all the time I feel like spending. Look, they're freaking *tee shirts*, ok? We're not talking high art, they don't need to be profound- they're designs screen printed on cotton jersey. Yeah, sure, sometimes someone comes up with something really amazing, sometimes a particular design makes a big impression on someone because it tickles their funny bone, reminds them of something they like, or a particular design strikes them as creative or well done. Other times, well, they're nice t-shirt designs. So just get over yourself and your whining. Take them for what they are- nice designs, or not. If you want to discuss high art, go get trained as a docent and give tours someplace- but last I checked (I didn't), there isn't a Museum of Shirt.Woot.

Knarpulous


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kylemittskus wrote:I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."


Has it ever occurred to you that maybe that's what other people want? There are plenty of shirts in the derby that have no story or silliness, I don't see you whining about them. Or are you just jumping on this design simply because it's by Ramy?

Narfcake


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Knarpulous wrote:Or are you just jumping on this design simply because it's by Ramy?


Probably this. Some folks will never be pleased with his work because of the past, no matter how much has changed.

FWIW, my perspective moved from negative to neutral. There's still a ways to go, of which only time will prove, but I have voted (and purchased) when warranted. And I will unvote when warranted too; the last turbunny design yielded two unvotes. ^_^

immortalxkiss


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meresparrow


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This is ridiculously cute.

jupilberry


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What has this koala so...aroused?

SJulian1


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Call me crazy, but it looks like this koala has some really messed up back legs. I mean, just look at how tiny they are compared to his front legs.

mrsbarnes123


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ChaosDoctor07


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jupilberry wrote:What has this koala so...aroused?


There's eucalyptus in his pocket. That, or he's just happy to see you.

"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."

Cormano


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Koalas are aggressive little guys that lie around all day making horrible sounds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeFjBg5NVVM

ungh, food coma

reednilsson


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Isn't the joke/silliness of this shirt the fact that it's a koala in a pocket/pouch or am I reading way too into it?

DianaSprinkle


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I like this one, though I wish the shirt color had been Grass Green or Kelly Green instead of Slate.

You use a lot of grey shirt's for your designs Ramyb. I know people will complain about any shirt color... but I have a lot of grey in my shirt pile right now. =P

Anyway thought I'd mention it for the futureeeee....

halcyonxdays


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To all the people having a conniption over this design, I'm starting to think you need to cool your jets and remember... this is just a t-shirt. It's not going to be displayed in the Louvre and it's not going to be the piece of art that defines our generation. You're all acting like someone just took a utility knife to the Mona Lisa! How about this, lets all just take it for what it is and calm down a bit before someone has an aneurysm.

sefjwm


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Ooh ooh can I be "that guy" and post links to this shirt being done on other sites already?

http://www.amazon.com/Koala-False-Pocket-Print-T-Shirt/dp/B004B5Y2M2

http://www.zazzle.com/aj_koala_in_a_pocket_shirt-235039273354829650

http://www.cafepress.com/kiniart/4028138


It's not really that I think he stole the design or whatever it's just that the concept is so boring and common that cafepress and zazzle both have full pages of shirts dedicated to "animal in pocket" designs.

ThunderThighs


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HeartlineTwist


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I think it's wrong to set up art and t-shirts as mutually exclusive things. The people that ride Ramy aren't suggesting that t-shirts should be a medium for museum quality art.

But the other issue is the fact that there isn't any reason why t-shirts CAN'T be a medium for that kind of art. I think it is HIGHLY disingenuous to reduce the criticism that those posters are making to the absurd suggestion that it's just a t-shirt, so their criticisms are invalid. After all, there are almost ALWAYS derby entries that fog or hang out around the fog that could qualify as art.

Specifically about the design, I'm not a fan of fake pocket shirts either, but in terms of what we usually get from Ramy, I think this is a step in the right direction. It's still his style and a cute, fluffy animal, but I have to give Ramy credit for the koala actually being recognizable and free of any of the typical deformities or issues that his style usually gives to the fluffy critters he likes. I think he also pulled off the pocket illusion well, even if I don't know how good it will look on a shirt on a person.

I'm also curious how the placement on a female will look.

logicalcupcake


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DianaSprinkle wrote:I like this one, though I wish the shirt color had been Grass Green or Kelly Green instead of Slate.
You use a lot of grey shirt's for your designs Ramyb.


I've actually noticed that he's been using green for his shirt colors pretty much every Derby recently. Usually with green-on-green-on-green color palettes as well.

mhatter106


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"Don't just slap a koala on a t-shirt and call it a day."

citizencoyote


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Pheline wrote:a If you want to discuss high art, go get trained as a docent and give tours someplace- but last I checked (I didn't), there isn't a Museum of Shirt.Woot.


Shirt.what is about as close as you'll get.

As for the design, it's cute. Not my style, but I know plenty of people who would jump all over this.

anyoneuser


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cute·i·li·cious

zwartepaard


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carol2bs1grl wrote:Dare I say it? A cutesy ramby design that I actually like??


Agreed! I had to take a step back for a second to regain my footing.

neekyrae


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tamirabeth


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Awwww! I wants it!

smklung


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"Don't just slap a koala on a t-shirt and call it a day"

LOL

theinvisible11


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i wants it

dribbles


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theinvisible11 wrote:i wants it

Same GMV+1

collinvh


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mhatter106 wrote:"Don't just slap a koala on a t-shirt and call it a day."


I think you and smklung may be onto something here. Seems a little taunting... I guess you can call it a day. Plus, imagine how much this little guy would tickle.

Bulnes


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Pheline wrote:a quick look reveals these "cute":

...I checked (I didn't), there isn't a Museum of Shirt.Woot.


hahahahaha Nicely said.

Woots: twelve
Shirts: fifty five...wow.. I gotta get another hobby

j5


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sefjwm wrote:Ooh ooh can I be "that guy" and post links to this shirt being done on other sites already?

http://www.amazon.com/Koala-False-Pocket-Print-T-Shirt/dp/B004B5Y2M2

http://www.zazzle.com/aj_koala_in_a_pocket_shirt-235039273354829650

http://www.cafepress.com/kiniart/4028138


It's not really that I think he stole the design or whatever it's just that the concept is so boring and common that cafepress and zazzle both have full pages of shirts dedicated to "animal in pocket" designs.

That would make this a "similar shirts exist" violation.
Now taking bets on if the rejectionator cares.

move along

joemail11


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reednilsson wrote:Isn't the joke/silliness of this shirt the fact that it's a koala in a pocket/pouch or am I reading way too into it?


Yes, thank you. There IS a joke, albeit a weak one. Marsupials have pockets, this marsupial is in a pocket, it happens to be your pocket. Therefore, it is not "slapping a koala on a shirt," it has a point.

And yes, it is cutesy, and I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it, but I could see this shirt on other people.

Overall, a solid design from ramyb.

runik92


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One More Gimlet! i would buy this in a heartbeat! i would love it as a hoodie TOO!!

DianaSprinkle


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logicalcupcake wrote:I've actually noticed that he's been using green for his shirt colors pretty much every Derby recently. Usually with green-on-green-on-green color palettes as well.


Oh I checked Shirt.what and you're right, he has been using green for many of his designs... the green ones just haven't been printing. Hmm, well I do think green would have been nice for this design as well. =P

sekulman


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kylemittskus wrote:I do not understand the appeal of this shirt AT ALL. It's not creative. It has no joke, no story, no silliness, no anything but "cute."


Marsupials are born and develop in their mother's pouches, or pockets

Paradox55


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jupilberry wrote:What has this koala so...aroused?


oh lord, now I can't UNSEE it

nabesmer


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joemail11 wrote:Yes, thank you. There IS a joke, albeit a weak one. Marsupials have pockets, this marsupial is in a pocket, it happens to be your pocket. Therefore, it is not "slapping a koala on a shirt," it has a point.

And yes, it is cutesy, and I wouldn't be caught dead wearing it, but I could see this shirt on other people.

Overall, a solid design from ramyb.


I have to disagree, the joke might have worked if the pocket had been on the belly of the shirt but as is I find nothing original or amusing about the design.

joemail11


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nabesmer wrote:I have to disagree, the joke might have worked if the pocket had been on the belly of the shirt but as is I find nothing original or amusing about the design.


But no t-shirts have a pocket in the middle of the belly. It works based off of our knowledge of a shirt pocket. The marsupial, with a pocket, is residing in a shirt pocket. I fail to see how this is difficult to understand.

As for not finding it amusing, I definitely see where you're coming from. It lacks a certain cleverness I've come to expect from shirt.woot.

travelingstargazer


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One More Gimlet... I WANT ONE! SOOOOOO CUTE!

travelingstargazer


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halcyonxdays wrote:To all the people having a conniption over this design, I'm starting to think you need to cool your jets and remember... this is just a t-shirt. It's not going to be displayed in the Louvre and it's not going to be the piece of art that defines our generation. You're all acting like someone just took a utility knife to the Mona Lisa! How about this, lets all just take it for what it is and calm down a bit before someone has an aneurysm.


Hahahaha... Agreed!

nabesmer


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joemail11 wrote:But no t-shirts have a pocket in the middle of the belly. It works based off of our knowledge of a shirt pocket. The marsupial, with a pocket, is residing in a shirt pocket. I fail to see how this is difficult to understand.

As for not finding it amusing, I definitely see where you're coming from. It lacks a certain cleverness I've come to expect from shirt.woot.


It's not difficult to understand, I get it. My entire point was that due to our knowledge base of shirt pockets and the fact that this is a drawn on pocket on a shirt the same gray of the koala, I personally would find it pretty darned amusing to see someone walking around with a tshirt that made them look like a koala mama wannabe...then again maybe my sense of humor is just a little warped

xninjagrrl


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This needs to happen.

Pros: The pills were there.
Cons: So was the tank.

joemail11


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nabesmer wrote:It's not difficult to understand, I get it. My entire point was that due to our knowledge base of shirt pockets and the fact that this is a drawn on pocket on a shirt the same gray of the koala, I personally would find it pretty darned amusing to see someone walking around with a tshirt that made them look like a koala mama wannabe...then again maybe my sense of humor is just a little warped


I understand now, but it was more fun to be condescending I think your joke would be interesting on a sweatshirt that has that middle pocket.

And to keep this comment on the shirt design: I must say, that koala is absolutely adorable.

jayquelayque


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This shirt is actually fantastically creative in it's irony. Koala's in real life are in no way cute. They sit around making disturbing sounds, they short out power lines, and they spread Chlamydia. lol.

dwigginz


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Love this!

bongjagirl


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sorry I'm so new at shirtwoot! i heard that only certain "reckoning" shirts are buyable and this makes me sad!!!!

..... while i was work i asked a customer where he got it, told me shirt.woot finally looked it up and it seems like you can't buy it anymore! can anyone tell me if there is a way to buy it?

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