Derby #270: Propaganda...FOR SCIENCE!
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Team Tesla

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PCBconehead


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Wow, Stephen! This is an incredible illustration! Good jorb!

sheenachu


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Fantastic!

aerc712


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The Oatmeal would be proud.

tjschaeffer


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I voted for this shirt, not only because it is awesome and Tesla rocks, but also because I hate Thomas Edison.

neuropsychosocial


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tjschaeffer wrote:I voted for this shirt, not only because it is awesome and Tesla rocks, but also because I hate Thomas Edison.

I feel like there's a story here...

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

bluetuba


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TESLA!!!!1!!1!1!1!!11

chennai8


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I like it Rads, But is it not "celebrity likenesses" ?

neyfam2000 wrote:Woot!--going from "Deal-a-day" to "Site-a-day"

tjschaeffer


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neuropsychosocial wrote:I feel like there's a story here...


Tesla and Edison had a very notorious feud. Tesla was the developer of alternating current (AC) as the means of transferring electricity, whereas Edison proposed using the much lamer direct current (DC). Tesla also was Edison's assistant for awhile, and essentially was treated like dirt even though he was much smarter than Edison and actually IMPROVED much of Edison's work.

So Edison decided to run a smear campaign against Tesla and AC, even going so far as to electrocute an elephant to prove that AC was dangerous. Electrocute. To death!

Edison was a royal jerk, and would do things like send hired goons to rough people up and buy out patents and then take all the credit.

There's even the story of how his rival in the creation of the motion picture, Louis LePrince, magically disappeared from a train after traveling to the US from France to show off his new camera. Unsurprisingly, LePrince's disappearance allowed Edison to push his technology without competition and become known as the "Father of Cinematography."

So the long and short of it is that Tesla was an undervalued mad genius who is not well remembered outside of the scientific community, whereas Edison is a talentless hack whose worth is overinflated.

devium


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tjschaeffer wrote:Tesla and Edison had a very notorious feud. Tesla was the developer of alternating current (AC) as the means of transferring electricity, whereas Edison proposed using the much lamer direct current (DC). Tesla also was Edison's assistant for awhile, and essentially was treated like dirt even though he was much smarter than Edison and actually IMPROVED much of Edison's work.

So Edison decided to run a smear campaign against Tesla and AC, even going so far as to electrocute an elephant to prove that AC was dangerous. Electrocute. To death!

Edison was a royal jerk, and would do things like send hired goons to rough people up and buy out patents and then take all the credit.

There's even the story of how his rival in the creation of the motion picture, Louis LePrince, magically disappeared from a train after traveling to the US from France to show off his new camera. Unsurprisingly, LePrince's disappearance allowed Edison to push his technology without competition and become known as the "Father of Cinematography."

So the long and short of it is that Tesla was an undervalued mad genius who is not well remembered outside of the scientific community, whereas Edison is a talentless hack whose worth is overinflated.


Tesla also come up with an early version of the florescent light bulb that was better than edison's incandescent bulb, a method of providing free electric energy through the air and ground, and a prototype for a "Death Ray"!

Patman1209


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I think this shirt would have been better without the "twilight" reference... even if it just said "Team Tesla" in some manner. Nevertheless, great image.

kypi


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http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla

Radscoolian


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@PCBconehead:
Thanks, hamstring!

@sheenachu:
Glad you like!

@aerc712:
the oatmeal opened my eyes to how awesome Tesla was. And David Bowie.

@tjschaeffer:
I know! Edison was a total buttwipe. Thanks for the exposition.

@bluetuba:
He was number 1. All others are 2 or lower.

@chennai8:
I think it is alright, since Tesla is firmly in the realm of "historical figure" rather than celebrity, but I'll let woot make the call.

@Patman1209:
I'm definitely not the biggest fan of twilight, and I didn't want anything more than a oblique reference.
I was trying to frame the shirt as a cause so the banner would at the bottom would be talking to the reader. Without the "team" it read "TESLA, only you can defeat the myth of Edison".
I'd also considered "Join TESLA", but I liked the sound of team.
Thanks for the input!

@kypi:
Thanks for the link!

wendooku


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I seriously love this shirt, and will be really sad if it doesn't get printed.

garners


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Love it! I worry how it will do, though since it doesn't have any unicorns or rainbows...

Spiritgreen


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I once made a videogame where the end boss was an evil lightning wizard called Edizon. True story.

Great design, Rad!

Radscoolian


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@wendooku:
Thanks! I wouldn't mind it too much. Plenty of other awesome designs to choose from.

@garners:
I'd considered putting in rainbows, seeing as how Tesla invented them

@Spiritgreen
Sweet! I'd love to play it!
What did you develop it in?

meandsecoya


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I really, really hope this prints. My husband is a huge Tesla fan and is constantly going on about how great he was and all the stuff he did that he didn't get credit for. I would love to be able to buy this for him for Christmas.

wirdou


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Awesome as always Radscoolian! In this case I love the color palette you've chosen

christinepratt


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meandsecoya wrote:I really, really hope this prints. My husband is a huge Tesla fan and is constantly going on about how great he was and all the stuff he did that he didn't get credit for. I would love to be able to buy this for him for Christmas.


My boyfriend too. Great present for Telsa fans!!!

meandsecoya


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meandsecoya wrote:I really, really hope this prints. My husband is a huge Tesla fan and is constantly going on about how great he was and all the stuff he did that he didn't get credit for. I would love to be able to buy this for him for Christmas.



See, it's times like this that I dislike the new system of how prints are chosen from the derbies. I was really hoping this would print, and coming in 2nd, it would have under the old system. :-/

datls


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*@!#$@#$%@* *frustrations* I really wanted this shirt to print, it rocks!

What are you guys? Edison fans perhaps?

What shall we do to get this shirt printed afterall?

Fausttt


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datls wrote:*@!#$@#$%@* *frustrations* I really wanted this shirt to print, it rocks!

What are you guys? Edison fans perhaps?

What shall we do to get this shirt printed afterall?


Couldn't agree more. Myself and both of my children were waiting for this shirt to print. To see it score second place and not print is a bit of a disappointment.

Radscoolian


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@meandsecoya, datls and Fausttt

It's kind of a bummer, but honestly, If I were calling the shots, I wouldn't have chosen to print this either. There were some really strong entries in this derby.I really liked the 2nd and 3rd places.
And I've gotten 3 e.c. prints since the rules change, so I can't complain.

If I don't get an honorable mention I'll try to find a way to get this printed.

Thanks for love, though.

rebecca5683


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How can I get this shirt?!?! This is amazing!!!

justmad


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WAAAANT

thvanderwall


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Outstanding! Tesla NEEDS to be given his due after what that know-nothing Edison did to him. I want one!

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