Derby #287: The '90s
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This is not your stapler.

This is not your stapler.
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officeink


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Got my vote! Love the design!

kylemittskus


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A) not 90s culture
B) enough of this Magritte riff. I love him. He's being hackneyed to death.

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jenwebb37


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dbenton25


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kylemittskus wrote:A) not 90s culture
B) enough of this Magritte riff. I love him. He's being hackneyed to death.


A) Are you sure?
B) Oh yeah?

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Reclaimer456


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dbenton25 wrote:A) Are you sure?

Something coming out in the last year of a decade hardly qualifies as representing that decade as its effect would largely be felt the following year.

dbenton25


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Reclaimer456 wrote:Something coming out in the last year of a decade hardly qualifies as representing that decade as its effect would largely be felt the following year.


While it may not have spurred long lasting 90's trends because it was introduced so late in the decade, the bottom line is that it's a movie about 90's office culture made at the end of the 90's. This is kind of a semantic argument. No where in the Derby instructions does it state that entries must "represent the decade". Rather our designs should make you nostalgic for the 90's. Mine is suppose to make you nostalgic for 1999. I think that qualifies.

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Narfcake


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Re: This is not your stapler.

One nit: Milton's stapler is a 646, not the 747 depicted with the silver top logo plate. Some folks have recreated the stapler here.

dbenton25


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Narfcake wrote:One nit: Milton's stapler is a 646, not the 747 depicted with the silver top logo plate. Some folks have recreated the stapler here.


Good eye Narfcake. I actually started with a screenshot from the movie, so I am aware it's not exactly the same. I wanted to go "minimalist" with this and the original stapler just didn't have the same visual interest as this one. Since I can't put "Swingline" on the side, I needed some other elements to make it pop. The name plate and the joint fender provided that. Artistic license, ya know? As long as the joke works, I'm okay with the inaccuracy.

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mistressofpez


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Thought the quote was: Je crois que vous avez mon agrafeuse.

eblin80


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Looks similar to the link below, including the name plate and the joint fender

http://www.zazzle.fr/je_crois_que_vous_avez_mon_agrafeuse_t_shirts-235593321539335289

neuropsychosocial


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eblin80 wrote:Looks similar to the link below, including the name plate and the joint fender

http://www.zazzle.fr/je_crois_que_vous_avez_mon_agrafeuse_t_shirts-235593321539335289

To be fair, both staplers are nearly exact copies of Swingline's 747 stapler - although David's is clearly a drawing and the other is clearly a photograph.

mistressofpez wrote:Thought the quote was: Je crois que vous avez mon agrafeuse.
I've never seen the movie (TV show?), but David is referencing René Magritte's La trahison des images, an iconic painting.

Narfcake wrote:One nit: Milton's stapler is a 646, not the 747 [snip].
This made me wonder what a Swingline 787 would look like. I assume that it would be powered by a lithium-ion battery and burst into flames at random moments.

RIP A.A. Blanks (Obituary)

dbenton25


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neuropsychosocial - Thank you for the robust breakdown. You haven't seen Office Space? I highly recommend it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0151804/

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slowjam


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dbenton25 wrote:A) Are you sure?
B) Oh yeah?


Dear Lord... That just made me realize... Where are the Lebowski shirts!?

dbenton25


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slowjam wrote:Dear Lord... That just made me realize... Where are the Lebowski shirts!?


I can't think of a better shirt to be.

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newgrange


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Got my vote! :D

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