Derby #259: Comfort Food
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Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese
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tgentry


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Re: Grilled Cheese


Haha, nice one.

kevlar51


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Thanks Travis--beat me to the first post
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shikausstan


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Now this is a good pun.

elefader


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Awesome. I can only imagine what yes/no questions are being asked.

pyromike25


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Very Awesome!

nancyzas


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Fun pun! Good drawing, Kevlar. Like the colors, too.

mhatter106


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Design is kind of cheesy... Ba-dum Ching!

grrlmarvel


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You Mr Cheese are NOT THE FATHER!

pyromike25


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mhatter106 wrote:Design is kind of cheesy... Ba-dum Ching!



Ha Ha Ha...

grahamcrackercoyote


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Doesn't need the text!

kevlar51


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Thanks everyone!!

grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Doesn't need the text!


I originally designed it without the text, but without it (and without the shirt title), it runs into trouble with the 3-second "get it" rule.

jel2301


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Doesn't need the text!


I disagree. If "grilled cheese" were obvious from either of the two meanings, then maybe. Instead, it's the glue between the two.

Without that text, I'm pretty sure no one is going to get it. No one is going to look at that cheese taking a lie detector test and think "grilled cheese". And there's not a grilled cheese sandwich anywhere to lead you down that path. The cheese is getting "grilled", so the joke absolutely works, but that specific word is not a common enough association with a lie detector test for most people to make the jump.

In short, the text is needed, and the shirt is hilarious because of it.

neuropsychosocial


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:Doesn't need the text!

As a member of the "Prefer people don't need to stare at my chest to deduce the pun" club, I respectfully disagree. Does it need the text? Absolutely not - and I think that's a strength of any design. However, in this case, it makes the pun quite a bit easier to "read" and I appreciate that in this design. Otherwise, I think the average person glancing at my chest wouldn't "get" it that fast, and for a wordplay pun like this, I prefer that other people "get it." Share the joy, you know?

(Side story: I deliberately wore "What's black and white and red all over?" to visit my most punny friend. She didn't realize there would be a pun involved in a shirt that reads as cute if you're not looking for the pun. As soon as I pointed out that it was a pun and I'd wore it because I thought she'd like it, she looked and laughed hard, but in general, that experience reinforced for me that wordplay-pun-shirts can benefit from a visual cue to onlookers to look for the pun.)

Oh, and: Kevin! Very clever pun, well-executed with a great balance between detail that adds to the art and an overall visual that doesn't require an appreciation of the details to "get" the pun/laugh. I think that balance, if my explanation made any sense, helps a shirt appeal both to the wearer (sufficiently complex to keep interest once you know the pun) and to the wearer's audience (really only looking at the broad picture). I think that balance is part of what makes a shirt interesting to the shirt.woot aficionados as well as the causal buyer, so I hope my theory works for Grilled Cheese!

ETA: whoops, started typing before Kevlar's response and other comments, didn't see them before I posted. Sorry to be repetitive, y'all!

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

grahamcrackercoyote


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kevlar51 wrote:Thanks everyone!!



I originally designed it without the text, but without it (and without the shirt title), it runs into trouble with the 3-second "get it" rule.


I see your point - my normal environment is filled with adult teachers who usually get the pun quickly [although grilled is an older expression in this use - the younger teachers might stare too long] and clueless 9th graders who need to be trained when it comes to punning.

bounty42


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grahamcrackercoyote wrote:I see your point - my normal environment is filled with adult teachers who usually get the pun quickly [although grilled is an older expression in this use - the younger teachers might stare too long] and clueless 9th graders who need to be trained when it comes to punning.


Name one thing that 9th Graders *DON'T* need to be trained in?



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midgerock


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very well done! cute and funny! +1

fishbiscuit5


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Looks great with the text. Very punny!



walmazan


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Excellent!

amroyo


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Get back in the fog! I don't want to see this clever, well drawn shirt lose out to yet another carnivorous rabbit / Monty Python shirt. I have a rabbit. I love Monty Python but I want this shirt.

bfz


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HA!

Clever.

Voted

lonelypond


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still chuckling

citizencoyote


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shikausstan wrote:Now this is a good pun.


Agreed. I did not expect to see Kevlar's name attached to this one, but it's awesome nonetheless.

smatzke


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I love this. GMV. Hope it prints

manikx66


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very well done

collinvh


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The life of a criminal. GMV.

cfdunbar


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GMV - so nice to see a clever, well thought-out and well executed design instead of the bunny/penguin/cat pandering to the masses. Great job - I hope you get a least an HM if not a sudden win via editor's choice!

wirdou


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hahahahahah great expression and love the idea!

kevlar51


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Thanks very much for all the great comments on this everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

jlnokc


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Love this one!!!

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