ambieanay


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scyform wrote:hmm I'm guessing...

Waste = Yahoo (?)
Squander = Compaq (oop someone above corrected me)
Upgrade = Apple



Dissipate=Disney
Consume=CocaCola
More=McDonalds
Waste=Yahoo
Buy=IBM
Squander=Compaq
Upgrade=Apple

JagoMidnight


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this rocks, in for one

attackingmoose


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whoha4242 wrote:I'm thinking Squander is Compaq, and Upgrade is Microsoft, but I can't place Waste.



http://www.onlinepcservice.com/Compaq_logo.gif

Squander - Compaq

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mrfhan


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Does anyone get More or Dissipate??

terrenceistheman


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more = mcdonalds
consume = coca cola
dissipate = disney
buy = ibm
squander = compaq
upgrade = apple
waste = yahoo

i like, but does yahoo really fit in with the rest of these?

kungpowbetty


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No tanks

emalichite


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upgrade might be Hertz

attackingmoose


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emalichite wrote:upgrade might be Hertz



No, he would've added the black backdrop.

The font is much too generic. It's not google and it's probably not Apple.

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darthdigit


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attackingmoose wrote:No, he would've added the black backdrop.

The font is much too generic. It's not google and it's probably not Apple.



Failure to pickup on the logos being parodied kinda kills the point. I don't want to have to explain my shirt to people all day.

Gonna have to pass on that basis. Nice idea though.

Microloud


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How can none fo you see it Upgrade is GOOGLE. The rest are easy

attackingmoose


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Microloud wrote:How can no one you see it Upgrade is GOOGLE



The g is wrong. The squiggle goes the wrong way. Pull up the full view of the shirt and head over to google.com and compare.

There's just too much wrong. Besides, what's the fun in doing 'Upgrade' if it doesn't start with a G. At least do Gouge or something of that caliber.

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JonnyDanger


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I likes the design. But boourns red. Three outta four of me Woot shirts are that color!

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Microloud


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attackingmoose wrote:The g is wrong. The squiggle goes the wrong way. Pull up the full view of the shirt and head over to google.com and compare.

There's just too much wrong. Besides, what's the fun in doing 'Upgrade' if it doesn't start with a G. At least do Gouge or something of that caliber.



Waste is Yahoo yet it begins with W, The starting letter doesnt matter much, and maybe he couldnt find the correct font that googles uses? just a thought

mjc613


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Microloud wrote:How can none fo you see it Upgrade is GOOGLE. The rest are easy



The "e" and the"g" are different. Just checked Google.com. The crossbar of the e is horizontal here. and is at a 20 degree angle on the Google home page

yonas


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yay! Love it. Got one.

SperkMik


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On the other hand "upgrade" DOES start approximately the same way "Apple" does (at least by sound). And the "e" and the "p" are the same, and the "d" is an upside down "p." I'm betting it's Apple.

The "e" and the "g" don't match Google's logo, and the letters would be rounded and probably multi-colored.

attackingmoose


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Microloud wrote:Waste is Yahoo yet it begins with W, The starting letter doesnt matter much, and maybe he couldnt find the correct font that googles uses? just a thought



Waste fits because of the font. Yahoo uses the obvious bouncing font. It has no other real icon other than the Y! nonsense.

Consume has the curly C and dissipate uses the Disney D and more has the McDonalds trademark gold-arched M and finally, buy and squander have the B and Q of their respective companies.

That's why Upgrade throws so many people, it's just painfully generic. Several companies have used a font almost exactly like that, however Apple is the first one to everyone's mind.

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Microloud


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Just seems like Apples font is to generic for the G to look like it does. And the E and P are usually the same for every font

phr


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Oh my, the irony, I had decided to not buy anything on black friday because of basically the sentiments expressed by this shirt. So now I have to have the shirt. On black friday. Well maybe if I wait til after midnight it will be ok. If they're not sold out, sigh.

PermaBuzzed


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Nice woot

mgdsh


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The first company to mind for me on Upgrade was UBS.

Can't we just have the artist chime in already and answer the burning question?

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I'm in for three if only for the wonderful Negativland reference in the description. XD

You can download the song for free from their website:

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ackmondual


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slightly like this design. Turnoff would be having to explain this to ppl who don't get it, fo which some of it I do njot. THat and I've already exceeded my allotment of 1 woot T per semi-year ;)

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vaguelyamused


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Upgrade looked a lot like Microsoft's old font to me, Windows 95-98 era. It made the most sense to me in the "Upgrade" context. I'll have to dig

listentothis


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I've been visiting this site daily for two months and this is my first ever woot. Go!

sawbones84


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Brian202 wrote:In for this. Two nights in a row. Go me.

And to top it off, I just got a pay raise at work. More woots to come...



sorta ironic...

FrogLogik


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Squander looks like the Equifox logo, still no clue on Waste or Upgrade.

martian423


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Saw the Mickey D's and had to get one. Someone once wrote a short story that began with a Mickey D's reference that was about me, and when she read it at a conference, she read the Mickey D's bit and half the folks burst into laughter.

Yup, this works.

metalwolf


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i strongly think that 'upgrade' is apple. i love that one since i've been the one bashing on apple to everyone saying that they're suckering everyone into their corporate scheme of releasing new upgrades all the time with tiny (usually) superficial improvements when the product has continually keeps the flaws that screw the buyer over and force you to get a new one.

ryepug


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Upgrade is Apple... it's their old corporate font, Garamond Narrow.

They haven't used it in a few years, Myriad Pro is now their font... but Garamond Narrow remains more "iconicly" Apple at this point since they used it for 2 decades.

zapunuts


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pass

ShadowSquared


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I believe that "Squander" is from the Compaq logo.

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polaricecaves


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first woot.
i need a red t.

JohnQ118


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FInally, a Derby design I voted on wins and

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StevieT


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I don't understand why this theme has to be negative and against consumerism. The reason anyone is on this site is because of consumerism. Everything woot does if for sale...... why is the american dollar negitive, a strong economy as we are experiencing is a good thing. Praise this, because if and when it all goes into the red, you will be wishing you could waste $10.00 on a dumb T-Shirt

ZandersZa


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Cool shirt, but recent spending splurge leaving me broke. Plus, the sellout.woot tonight was a really good deal and I had no choice but to go for one of those. Nice design, whoever (or is it whomever?) made it.

svengoolie


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martian423 wrote:Saw the Mickey D's and had to get one. Someone once wrote a short story that began with a Mickey D's reference that was about me, and when she read it at a conference, she read the Mickey D's bit and half the folks burst into laughter.

Yup, this works.



Why are you so obsessed with writing Mickey D's every time? You put it in three instances within the space of 2 sentences. Jesus.

Moondragon


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Which shirt do you hope got third place?

ayan


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The Compaq font dates 2002 last. It has been discontinued after HP acquired them. Also from what I gather Upgrade is an old Apple font too (for those debating whether the last font is apple's, I would like to say that the word Upgrade would apply best to Apple, so it probably is) So why have these old fonts been used?

neobahamutz


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I thought Upgrade was Apple.