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I'm A Humanatarian

I'm A Humanatarian
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lyonscc


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I love Chex Party Mix - in fact, I made some last night while working on this design.

Combine that with my love for US History and a sick sense of humor, and this is what you get!

pyromike25


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I prefer this rendition. I liked the others, but this one looks best. +1

wrye


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Ok- this is clever-

cherylfrancis


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haha!! I thought I was the only warped one on this site. The FIRST thing I thought of was cannibals when I saw the theme announced. FINALLY got my own submitted, waaaay after yours. Hope you don't mind. I stuck with the cannibals, only different. You've got my vote anyway.

sogj


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Isn't it Dahmer?

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

sogj


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sogj wrote:Isn't it Dahmer?


Oh, ignore me. Donner PARTY, not Jeffrey Dahmer.

America has too many cannibals when you can actually get them mixed up.

I refuse to answer on the grounds that I don't know the answer.

lyonscc


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sogj wrote:Oh, ignore me. Donner PARTY, not Jeffrey Dahmer.

America has too many cannibals when you can actually get them mixed up.


Ha!

Dahmer's probably still too recent to be tasteful. IN the case of the Donner Party, though, 166 years is probably enough time to get a chuckle.

On a related note, to show the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree: I was playing Scattergories with my family, and we rolled the letter "D".

One of the topics was "Snack Foods". Most of us had expected answers ("Doughnuts", "Doritos", etc.), and we got to my 13-year-old daughter.

Her answer? "Donner Party".

We declared her the winner of the game.

lyonscc


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lyonscc wrote:Ha!

Dahmer's probably still too recent to be tasteful.

Oops.

No pun intended.

dmaz


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I didn't know about this story until I saw this, and had to research it. After an hour of reading on wiki and a couple other sites, I am now entirely disturbed. You can't write fiction that disturbing...

Unicorns


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I need this.

kallinan


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dmaz wrote:I didn't know about this story until I saw this, and had to research it. After an hour of reading on wiki and a couple other sites, I am now entirely disturbed. You can't write fiction that disturbing...


Hear, hear

bigpauly85


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I absolutely love this shirt and I would wear the hell out of it.

VenusAD


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lyonscc wrote:Ha!

Dahmer's probably still too recent to be tasteful. IN the case of the Donner Party, though, 166 years is probably enough time to get a chuckle.


I don't know what it would ever be long enough to make Dahmer jokes, considering he did a lot more to his victims than just eating them. Argh -.-

It's a clever design, but even with that amount of time passed, knowing on the crazy and shady crap that went on with that whole story, it'd be hard wearing such a shirt. But still, good work. ^^

lyonscc


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VenusAD wrote:I don't know what it would ever be long enough to make Dahmer jokes, considering he did a lot more to his victims than just eating them. Argh -.-

It's a clever design, but even with that amount of time passed, knowing on the crazy and shady crap that went on with that whole story, it'd be hard wearing such a shirt. But still, good work. ^^

Thanks (to all).

Donner Memorial State Park on the border of CA and NV is a beautiful little park with a memorial to the Donner Party. As a history buff, I've always had a place in my heart for the odd and offbeat bits of history with a little taste of the macabre, as well.

Here's a pic of the memorial there:

bounty42


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dmaz wrote:I didn't know about this story until I saw this, and had to research it. After an hour of reading on wiki and a couple other sites, I am now entirely disturbed. You can't write fiction that disturbing...


And I think we can thank a public school system that tests Nationally for Math and Reading, but never for History. Dinner party was *REQUIRED* for 4th grade when I was in school.

EDIT: DONNER party - but the typo was was to great to erase...



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bounty42


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lyonscc wrote:Thanks (to all).

Donner Memorial State Park on the border of CA and NV is a beautiful little park with a memorial to the Donner Party. As a history buff, I've always had a place in my heart for the odd and offbeat bits of history with a little taste of the macabre, as well.

Here's a pic of the memorial there:
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Word of advise: Don't plan a visit in January...



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

tarmawolf


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I'm one of the weirdos that likes the cream one better, but still, this made me LOL

benjaminleebates


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tarmawolf wrote:I'm one of the weirdos that likes the cream one better, but still, this made me LOL


Now, are you sure the color was creme, or is it flesh?

bounty42


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benjaminleebates wrote:Now, are you sure the color was creme, or is it flesh?


Creme. See it wasn't fogged, and if it had been flesh people would have been eating it up.



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■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

benjaminleebates


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bounty42 wrote:Creme. See it wasn't fogged, and if it had been flesh people would have been eating it up.


LOL

lyonscc


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bounty42 wrote:Creme. See it wasn't fogged, and if it had been flesh people would have been eating it up.


Wish I'd have thought of that. Good one :-)

4khaos


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bounty42 wrote:And I think we can thank a public school system that tests Nationally for Math and Reading, but never for History. Dinner party was *REQUIRED* for 4th grade when I was in school.

EDIT: DONNER party - but the typo was was to great to erase...

I didn't know about this either. It was interesting to read the Wiki article, but isn't it relatively insignificant relative to everything else that was happening? I wouldn't expect this to be covered in any U.S. History course that's taken K-12.

ladybugb


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4khaos wrote:I didn't know about this either. It was interesting to read the Wiki article, but isn't it relatively insignificant relative to everything else that was happening? I wouldn't expect this to be covered in any U.S. History course that's taken K-12.


My experience is the opposite - I learned about the Donner Party in lower grade level U.S. History. It wasn't even touched in my 12th grade AP course or college level courses.

bounty42


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ladybugb wrote:My experience is the opposite - I learned about the Donner Party in lower grade level U.S. History. It wasn't even touched in my 12th grade AP course or college level courses.


It's an EXTREMELY graphic example of the hardships of cross-country travel in the late 1800's. Granted the AP level course focused more on things like Kit Carson, Spanish/American Relations, etc. But it was still glossed over, albiet briefly, mainly because we all knew it from 4th grade.



Numquam minoris aestimo potentia stultis, maxime in magna coetus
------------------------------------
■(1:40 PM, 7/27/2012) bounty42 quips, "Forget Guest Editor, what we need is a Guest Rejectionator."
■(10:40 AM, 6/21/2012 ) bounty42 inquires, "Is it just me, or do we not typically get this many Editors Choice shirts?"
■(2:02 PM, 6/15/2012) bounty42 runs numbers.
■(10:40 AM, 6/7/2012) bounty42 dispenses wisdom for all those 'too late' naysayers, "A woot shirt is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to."
■(3:20 PM, 5/18/2012) bounty42 states, "The turtle is very cute, and I love the smug look he's got."

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