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No duh, Shakespeare

No duh, Shakespeare
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bassanimation


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I LOL'd XD.

cdrewlow


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I lol'd, too.

nathanwpyle


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Hahaha hilarious work!
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adkid


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Ha! Clever

PixelPants


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Clever stuff Apelad. Effective colour choice and hand lettering.

glar


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Try as much as I want to like the shirt, the attribution of this to Shakespeare over Tolkien just rubs me the wrong way.

I know before anyone points out, Shakespeare did say something very very similar in The Merchant of Venice "all that glisters is not gold" which in modern plays is rendered as "all that glitters is not gold". I also know that Tolkien's direct quote is "all that is gold does not glitter". So the text on the shirt is not a direct quote of either.

I guess I am frustrated because I really want to like this shirt but am hung up on a technicality and can not force myself to.

orabbit


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Does this count as a celebrity likeness?

bdubs8807


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glar wrote:Try as much as I want to like the shirt, the attribution of this to Shakespeare over Tolkien just rubs me the wrong way.

I know before anyone points out, Shakespeare did say something very very similar in The Merchant of Venice "all that glisters is not gold" which in modern plays is rendered as "all that glitters is not gold". I also know that Tolkien's direct quote is "all that is gold does not glitter". So the text on the shirt is not a direct quote of either.

I guess I am frustrated because I really want to like this shirt but am hung up on a technicality and can not force myself to.


I know, I feel the same way. When I saw the name of the shirt, and the thumbnail of the quote, I felt a little knee-jerk of nerd-rage. But it's a golden joke, all in all. LOL

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
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ApeLad


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bdubs8807 wrote:I know, I feel the same way. When I saw the name of the shirt, and the thumbnail of the quote, I felt a little knee-jerk of nerd-rage. But it's a golden joke, all in all. LOL


In my defense, I am a fellow of infinite jets.

swngkid714


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Agreed whole heartedly!
glar wrote:Try as much as I want to like the shirt, the attribution of this to Shakespeare over Tolkien just rubs me the wrong way.

I know before anyone points out, Shakespeare did say something very very similar in The Merchant of Venice "all that glisters is not gold" which in modern plays is rendered as "all that glitters is not gold". I also know that Tolkien's direct quote is "all that is gold does not glitter". So the text on the shirt is not a direct quote of either.

I guess I am frustrated because I really want to like this shirt but am hung up on a technicality and can not force myself to.

gliberatore1


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It's a shame this shirt isn't doing better. I would definitely buy at least one (Wikipedia articles notwithstanding).

gement


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glar wrote:Try as much as I want to like the shirt, the attribution of this to Shakespeare over Tolkien just rubs me the wrong way.

I know before anyone points out, Shakespeare did say something very very similar in The Merchant of Venice "all that glisters is not gold" which in modern plays is rendered as "all that glitters is not gold". I also know that Tolkien's direct quote is "all that is gold does not glitter". So the text on the shirt is not a direct quote of either.

I guess I am frustrated because I really want to like this shirt but am hung up on a technicality and can not force myself to.


I'm not sure I understand the technical objection here. It's definitely not the Tolkien quote. It's the Shakespeare quote as spoken in modern stagings and usually even in print, since "glisters" has mutated into "glitters" in common language.

Would you only be happy if they said "glisters" and thus made everyone else say "There's a typo on your shirt"?

roadlizard7


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gement wrote:I'm not sure I understand the technical objection here. It's definitely not the Tolkien quote. It's the Shakespeare quote as spoken in modern stagings and usually even in print, since "glisters" has mutated into "glitters" in common language.

Would you only be happy if they said "glisters" and thus made everyone else say "There's a typo on your shirt"?


TYPOS RULE!!!

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