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We don't want your life story - just the very beginning. This week, design a shirt that somehow relates to the year you were born: through fashion, historical events, cultural trends, the Chinese zodiac, or even the number itself. Give your image the title of that year. Don't submit anything dumb like an image of a snowflake with the justification that it snowed that year. And no text. And no copyrighted images.



superspryte


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The Derby #38 Cyberpub. If we're not here, check over there. All are welcome.

First time here? Want to submit an entry and maybe forgot something? Think you're good to go? Read these rules for rejection compiled by derekfilley anyway.

PS - Sorry guys, I had to take someone to pick up his car and he neglected to tell me how long it would take. Had to have someone post for me. I'm back now. ^_^

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eyeslikesugar


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superspryte wrote:fiberpub



Fiber...pub, eh? (wonders what Sprite is smoking)

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Interesting theme! We'll get a lot of similar years and some out there ones. =D I wonder who will do the oldest year? It would be neat to see some 1940's or even 1930's in there! =D Any Depression-era people design shirts on Woot? I like it! For the record, mine is 1982.. what will you all be doing?

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

kenney9226


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Let's hear it for 1990!!!

SkekTek


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Thank god I'm '69 EDIT: I call the moon landing!

ansharp


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Oh, I have a perfect idea for the day I was born! Sat out two weeks, it'll be nice to be back.

TAYLORT5


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ouch nothing happened in 63





You're on probation!

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Please stare at the scary cartoon dog for 20 hours and then try posting again.

Schrobblehead


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Hmmm... How will they reject if you fake the year?

I'm a Christmas Unicorn! In a uniform made of gold, with a billy-goat beard, and a sorcerer's shield, and mistletoe on my nose!

northcutt


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1978. Should be a lot to work with : )

eyeslikesugar


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northcutt wrote:1978. Should be a lot to work with : )



Same as my boyfriend. =D

-James Cho -EdgarRMcherly Shirt.Woot.Com - Ye Oldest Sucker - 2009

DougAdams


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Strange theme.

AttilaTheMom


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Summer of love here I come....

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH........ whatever.

SkekTek


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How many babies are we gonna see? The text ban means we thankfully won't see a ton of kids wearing year sashes.

derekfilley


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no text? Then what is meant by: 'or even the number itself' ?

Are dates off limits?


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Andy47240


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1970??? I will have to think on that one. I always thought my birth was the event of the year.
-Andy



ansharp


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derekfilley wrote:no text? Then what is meant by: 'or even the number itself' ?

Are dates off limits?



I think that means representing the number if it has other significance, like '69, but obviously one couldn't do that imagery.

no1


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Schrobblehead wrote:Hmmm... How will they reject if you fake the year?



Dibs on 2007!

netshark


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Oh snap, I was born in '85. Is Tetris banned like Pacman is?

ansharp


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netshark wrote:Oh snap, I was born in '85. Is Tetris banned like Pacman is?



That's when Tetris came out? Man, '85 was a sweet year to be born.

Iambusyeating


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I got 1989... maybe I can do something with the Berlin Wall falling.

sparklzk27


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netshark wrote:Oh snap, I was born in '85. Is Tetris banned like Pacman is?



me too, this is a tough theme...i don't remember anything from that year

Josephus


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SkekTek wrote:How many babies are we gonna see? The text ban means we thankfully won't see a ton of kids wearing year sashes.


or sashes with text, at least.

how about a rally to ban babies?

-in the derby, I mean!

netshark


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ansharp wrote:That's when Tetris came out? Man, '85 was a sweet year to be born.



according to wikipedia
"Tetris (Russian: Тетрис) is a falling-blocks puzzle video game, released on a vast spectrum of platforms. Alexey Pajitnov originally designed and programmed the game in June 1985,[1][2] while working for the Dorodnicyn Computing Centre of the Academy of Science of the USSR in Moscow."

Coincidentally I was born on June 10, 1985 =)

Iambusyeating


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Josephus wrote:or sashes with text, at least.

how about a rally to ban babies?

-in the derby, I mean!



Will people even vote for shirts with babies? Or make them? This doesn't seem to be much of a threat.

sparklzk27


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"Extra second added to the calender year"
who knew this happened in 85?

SkekTek


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I think the best bet for ideas will be trolling wikipedia for the year you were born. Mine has loads of good ideas:

Moon landing
First flights of the 747 and the Concorde
Marilyn Manson is born
Arpanet is born
The british halfpenny is removed from currency

Hmm...

SkekTek


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Iambusyeating wrote:Will people even vote for shirts with babies? Or make them? This doesn't seem to be much of a threat.



Apparently not, judging by my two entries this last week.

A shirt about making babies probably would be rejected

KENPARS0NS


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Uh... This theme kinda disadvantages those individuals with crappy years... Oh well... 1983 it is... Let's see if I come up with anything good... Maybe I'll skip this week and work on my BONUS shirts instead...

sparklzk27


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December 16, 1985 - In New York City, Mafia bosses Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead in front of Spark's Steak House, making hit organizer John Gotti the leader of the powerful Gambino organized crime family. During the shootout Andrew Bearse was born in the middle of the street. His mother was hit by a stray bullet which forced her into early labor. He survived and currently resides in Detroit, Michigan.

Andrew Bearse? if he was on woot he'd have one heck of a story to tell...

sailstud25


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eyeslikesugar wrote: ...For the record, mine is 1982.. what will you all be doing?



hey, me too! Didn't Jordan and the Tar Heels win the Tournament that year? That's all that comes to mind right away... it was fun to watch him on the Bulls a handful of years later while growing up. :-D

Hmm, just went in for 3 Randoms, when I haven't bought any shirts lately (although still checking frequently) so what are the chances of liking them!?! Oh well, couldn't pass up the mystery!
...a number of shirts on teetrade.com

tallworm


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1979 for me. My favorite comment "dont submit anything dumb" nice!

enjoyincubus41


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SOMEONE DO 1986!!! that would be pretty RADical

[Do well & doubt not]

SkekTek


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KENPARS0NS wrote:Uh... This theme kinda disadvantages those individuals with crappy years... Oh well... 1983 it is... Let's see if I come up with anything good... Maybe I'll skip this week and work on my BONUS shirts instead...



I think Mr. Roboto came out that year

Andy47240


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KENPARS0NS wrote:Uh... This theme kinda disadvantages those individuals with crappy years... Oh well... 1983 it is... Let's see if I come up with anything good... Maybe I'll skip this week and work on my BONUS shirts instead...


You can't go wrong with any year in the 80's. It was an awesome decade IMO.
-Andy



AttilaTheMom


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1967 was an awesome year. superbowl 1 (my packers won - all hail the mighty lombardi!), the summer of love, flower children, surveyor 3 moon landing, elvis married priscilla,

in music we had the sgt peppers album, the doors, respect by aretha franklin, and debut albums by pink floyd, the bee gees and david bowie.
arlo guthrie releases alice's restaurant.
in movies we had the jungle book.
in tv we had the debut of the smothers brothers and carol burnett show

I'm feeling inspired this week folks. heeee!

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH........ whatever.

ansharp


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Looks like we're gonna have a few 1985 shirts, which is awesome. I know a little tidbit I'm not sharing. = )

That mafia shirt would be rockin' btw!

Emilily


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Anyone here think the Olympic torch is copywritten?

I assume the olympic rings would be all protected, but just a torch?

I guess I'll see.... >.<

kenney9226


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KENPARS0NS wrote:well... 1983 it is...



derekfilley


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Dibs on orwell's masterpiece.

(1 9 8 4)


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superspryte


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eyeslikesugar wrote:Fiber...pub, eh? (wonders what Sprite is smoking)

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Interesting theme! We'll get a lot of similar years and some out there ones. =D I wonder who will do the oldest year? It would be neat to see some 1940's or even 1930's in there! =D Any Depression-era people design shirts on Woot? I like it! For the record, mine is 1982.. what will you all be doing?


Yeah, a friend logged in for me. He's a bit dyslexic...

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