kindergartencow


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adavidw wrote:You're right, it is a little too soon. I've always maintained that tragedy doesn't turn to comedy until at least 97 years have passed.




I like to think a tragedy should never really be used as a comedy.
So how long does it take for the holocaust to become t-shirt material?

MastaHanky


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kindergartencow wrote:I like to think a tragedy should never really be used as a comedy.
So how long does it take for the holocaust to become t-shirt material?



97 years.

SailorButterfly


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Thank you for fixing the spelling, Woot! You probably just saved this shirt!

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jmblya


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Another thanks for the correction, Woot. That sealed the deal and I just bought one, depsite thinking I'd freed up some money for the new "Futurama" DVD that comes out today.

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jculver09


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i like how they have fixed the spelling now, there goes that idea of another layer to the joke. :P

jculver09


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kindergartencow wrote:I like to think a tragedy should never really be used as a comedy.
So how long does it take for the holocaust to become t-shirt material?



Well look at the movie Titanic. Still the all time biggest money maker (I know, its sad), yet it was based on a tragedy. I know its a drama not a comedy, but i couldn't help but laugh almost the whole time.

edit: oops. pardon my double, im bored at work

rrdavenport


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Maybe its time for a Shirt-OFF?

dougallen


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would like it if it wasn't for the text. no need to state the obvious, plus adds a conversation thing

anniese


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I checked out the spelling and "iceberg" is used both for the massive ice chunk floating about in sea water as well as the yummy leafy green.

steffej3


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Love the shirt. The text doesn't bother me. Just one question though, if I wear this to a 'Lake' vacation over the 4th of July, am I tempting fate?

(thinks morbid thoughts)

homann


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steffej3 wrote:Love the shirt. The text doesn't bother me. Just one question though, if I wear this to a 'Lake' vacation over the 4th of July, am I tempting fate?

(thinks morbid thoughts)



Yes, giant heads of romaine will rain from the sky. You'll get up one morning to find the cabin door blocked shut by cauliflower. Don't do it!!!

jlavezzo


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This spelling thing is really confusing

iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce

The picture says iceberg. which is correct. The page title says "Iceburg" which is, I guess, a German colony in Greenland...

So. How will it be printed??

sigaru


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"fix" the spelling? but i believe it is spelled correctly in the lettuce sense....

sigaru


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jlavezzo wrote:This spelling thing is really confusing

iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce

The picture says iceberg. which is correct. The page title says "Iceburg" which is, I guess, a German colony in Greenland...

So. How will it be printed??



l ol. i should have read before i just posted [post before this].

krouth


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Very clever idea - good job!

sashak7


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Since woot corrected the spelling, I got one. Fun shirt!

tgentry


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Great job Paige! I still laugh at this every time I think about it. If they corrected the spelling in the image they should drop the disclaimer to avoid confusion. I had no idea what they were talking about.

sigaru


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sashak7 wrote:Since woot corrected the spelling, I got one. Fun shirt!



but they didn't, they incorrected it. unless they fixed it in the picture, which does not go with the writing underneath, since it says that the spelling above is incorrect, but it says "iceberg" in the yellow box. god this is so confusing.

JadenKale


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jlavezzo wrote:This spelling thing is really confusing

iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce

The picture says iceberg. which is correct. The page title says "Iceburg" which is, I guess, a German colony in Greenland...

So. How will it be printed??



Shirt.Woot wrote:See the egregious misspelling in the shirt above? We managed to catch it just in time to make sure "Iceberg" will be spelled correctly on the actual printed shirts. We'll get the hang of the English language one of these days.



They got it right in time at least they can fess up to it.

tgentry


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sigaru wrote:but they didn't, they incorrected it. unless they fixed it in the picture, which does not go with the writing underneath, since it says that the spelling above is incorrect, but it says "iceberg" in the yellow box. god this is so confusing.



I believe at some point the whole thing was incorrect, so they put up a disclaimer saying they would fix it. Then they fixed the picture, but didn't take off the disclaimer, which may lead people to believe the now corrected version is incorrect. If they take off the disclaimer it's like it never happened and people won't have to think twice about it.

daftvillain


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jlavezzo wrote:This spelling thing is really confusing

iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce
iceberg lettuce

The picture says iceberg. which is correct. The page title says "Iceburg" which is, I guess, a German colony in Greenland...

So. How will it be printed??



Ah, my third post here.. I need a job.

Anyways, i've never heard of the colony "Iceburg", that's awesome. Knowing that makes the original design awesome, even though I liked it without text, except.. Bah, I think this design is the most confusing I've seen.

eddiepop


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simple20 wrote:Does anybody know where I can see this lighthouse design?



I'd also like to see what the commotion is about with this Lighthouse shirt. Anyone have a link?

barabajagle


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Couldn't resist (I heard this somewhere, but can't give proper credit... lucky for them):

A man goes to the Doctor with a piece of lettuce hanging out of his ear.
"That looks nasty," says the doctor.
"Nasty?!?" replies the man, "this is just the tip of the iceberg."

barabajagle


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eddiepop wrote:I'd also like to see what the commotion is about with this Lighthouse shirt. Anyone have a link?



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wootzupdoc00


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MastaHanky wrote:97 years.



I think that perhaps the difference is that the holocaust was a terrible tragedy caused by the dark hearts of evil men/women. The titanic was an unfortunate event caused by an act of nature so to speak, so they were able to make a romantic blockbuster out of it years later and a cool funny shirt on woot. However, the holocaust, 911, or any other hate-filled even will NEVER be funny....unless you are a complete psychopath.

Miech


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I think I would have gotten one had the caption been simpler, like

"Iceberg!!!!!" without the "a head" tacked on...

stryker8437


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Not everything can be made into a joke. Trust me, I have tried making jokes about AIDS and it simply does not work. Syphillis on the other hand is hilarious cause if you have syphillis you can follow the modo of a lot of bars...

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ritsuke


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Perfect shirt, ruined by the text (not necessary) - IMO. :-(

kahig


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Hmmnn, I tossed this salad quandary around for a while b4 I decided, I had to know. Google has iceburg all over, who would have known. Ridiculous is, I actually looked it up, but lettuce begin. It all makes sense now, lettuce is a sativa that also contains a mild opiate, so understanding the artist's euphoric delusional state a simple typo typo is quite understandable. typo. Or we can blame columbus and the romains for bringing it here in the first place. Or the trains covered w/ ice for giving it that stupid name. Anyway you look at it i just wasted 10 minutes. Damn you shirt.woot!!!

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SailorButterfly


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steffej3 wrote:Love the shirt. The text doesn't bother me. Just one question though, if I wear this to a 'Lake' vacation over the 4th of July, am I tempting fate?

(thinks morbid thoughts)



Maybe, but good luck getting it by then unless you pay for overnight shipping. l o l

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sigaru


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tgentry wrote:I believe at some point the whole thing was incorrect, so they put up a disclaimer saying they would fix it. Then they fixed the picture, but didn't take off the disclaimer, which may lead people to believe the now corrected version is incorrect. If they take off the disclaimer it's like it never happened and people won't have to think twice about it.



and i saw the shirt last night as soon as it was posted, too. i wish i remembered what it was so i wouldn't be so confused. i'd really like to buy it, but i don't have the money. i need to pay for college...

bluesfan473


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wootzupdoc00 wrote:I think that perhaps the difference is that the holocaust was a terrible tragedy caused by the dark hearts of evil men/women. The titanic was an unfortunate event caused by an act of nature so to speak, so they were able to make a romantic blockbuster out of it years later and a cool funny shirt on woot. However, the holocaust, 911, or any other hate-filled even will NEVER be funny....unless you are a complete psychopath.



Nicely put wootzupdoc.

In for one!. Can any of you experienced wooters answer a question for me please? When the daily offering is random shirts & you order some, do the head-wooters make an effort not to send ones that you have already purchased? Or is it totally, completely random & you take your chances? Thanks!

tgentry


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ritsuke wrote:Perfect shirt, ruined by the text (not necessary) - IMO. :-(



I think it would be pointless without the text. Just a "Hey, this is also called Iceberg!" switcheroo. The cleverness comes in the wordplay that ties the two things together so perfectly. It's not just a pun, it's two puns in one, tied together seamlessly, something I imagine is very difficult to pull off.

hbkdinobot


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bluesfan473 wrote:Nicely put wootzupdoc.

In for one!. Can any of you experienced wooters answer a question for me please? When the daily offering is random shirts & you order some, do the head-wooters make an effort not to send ones that you have already purchased? Or is it totally, completely random & you take your chances? Thanks!



I'm sure it is completely random. You can always trade though.

Silverpsycho


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Ah, well done Woot! It's nice to see you corrected the mistake to cater to those who love the shirt.

Trading: Guts & Reverse Tarzan (both are size WL)

tabrazinski


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bluesfan473 wrote:Nicely put wootzupdoc.

In for one!. Can any of you experienced wooters answer a question for me please? When the daily offering is random shirts & you order some, do the head-wooters make an effort not to send ones that you have already purchased? Or is it totally, completely random & you take your chances? Thanks!



it's totally completely random. people have even posted saying that if they were "in for 3" that they got 2 of the same shirt in their bag. and i've definitely heard of people getting randoms that they purchased when they came out. mostly you get the sizes that you've ordered, but i think even some people have gotten the wrong sizes... it seems that these random shirt days are merely a way to empty the warehouse and they seem more concerned with moving shirts than making sure you don't have two "zombie gardens"

flipmeister


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a bit off the subject... has anyone had any luck using coffee to color a white shirt? im thinking the 3-d lion would look awesome in a light brown...

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trekmiss


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haxrox wrote:...cash floe.



llo, now THAT is punny!

CAMMS


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WTG, Woot, correcting the spelling error!

I've never really understood the aversion to text on t-shirts but this is the first time I've thought I would prefer the shirt without the text. Having just returned from a cruise to Alaska, I kinda like this shirt. I can't believe I am actually on the fence due to the text. At least I now understand the text haters, though.

kylemittskus


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Aaaaahahahahaha. My sentiments exactly. Pundits.

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