fistpittingnork


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I rather liked The Ninja Pandas vs. The Diabolical Pirate Octopus

Ryfiel


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squidboots wrote:Grats on the print, but I think I speak for most people when I say...I wouldn't be caught dead wearing this.



Well, I'd wear it if you paid me. And handed it to me at the same time.

As to paying for it myself ... nope.

Arnion


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This is how Sizzle Claus rolls, don't be hatin'. =)

Teknikas


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jabbasi wrote:i love the cartoon style, but i don't like the randomness of this shirt plus the santa ref; shirts like these scare me when random shirt days come by



Totally dude, this is a perfect reason why you might hesitate next Random Shirt day...

LeetRantipole


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Ryfiel wrote:Well, I'd wear it if you paid me. And handed it to me at the same time.


People really will do anything for money.

But seriously, it's amusing, but I don't think I'd want it on a shirt either. Definitely better for a card, as others have said. If it were on a card, I wouldn't have had so much difficulty deciding on what Christmas cards to send.

lucky1988


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I know the shirt isn't for everyone, but many thanks to the supporters of the design, I appreciate it.

zozzles-yes, the artwork is very inspired/influenced by "Ed Roth." I love his work.

eHalcyon


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For those who want it on a card:

Buy the shirt, buy some stiff paper and stretch the shirt over the paper. Yay $10 home-made christmas card!

Or you could just grab the image and print it out. But if you do that, better be hush hush about it.

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whiskeyfrog


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I gotta say, not a fan, but congrads to the artist

Josephus


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I can't imagine the situation in which I could find myself wanting to put this design on myself or anyone else. ugh. This doesn't speak to Christmas, or the really fun tradition of Saint Nick, or anything but a crass cheap joke. no thanks.

ReflectiveRobot


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This is definitely Over The Top! but it might be fun to wear, just to get people's reactions.

azdarkknight


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At least a week too late Woot, if anyone wanted this, they want it in time for xmas, not the beginning of January.... seems to be a trend though doesnt it (putting items up too late)??

Sky


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Oh, wow, I'm not usually a hater, but this is a big "no" for me on so many levels. It's way, way, WAY too busy, it's a seasonal shirt (and one that wouldn't even arrive on time with normal shipping), the color scheme doesn't really work so well (why not a green shirt, so it's at least Christmasy?), and the overall design doesn't do anything at all for me, honestly -- or, at least, not on a shirt. Maybe this would make a funny Christmas card, with a caption about Kris Blingle or Blingle Bells or Deck Tha Halls with Chains of Gold or something, but as a shirt, by itself, it's something I'd never wear.

Still, much respect to the artist, and congratulations on having your design picked. I'm really sorry I hate it so much.

HeartlineTwist


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I never really understand all of the hate on the shipping. I live in Tulsa, OK and my shirts never take longer than a week to get to me on normal shipping.

It's the same sort of mentality that inspired the creation of Dominoes. Customers/consumers don't remember the countless times things go right, they remember the one or two times they got screwed.

Then again, maybe I'm an anomaly. But I never have problems getting my shirts in a timely manner, and if I wanted this shirt, I would totally have it in time for Christmas.

If you REALLY like the design, overnight it. $15 for a T-shirt is more than reasonable, especially if you like it.

AdderXYU


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Josephus wrote:I can't imagine the situation in which I could find myself wanting to put this design on myself or anyone else. ugh. This doesn't speak to Christmas, or the really fun tradition of Saint Nick, or anything but a crass cheap joke. no thanks.



Says the creator of a hotdog in a beer mug. And a sheet of toilet paper on a shirt. And an entry called "Pecker vs. Wood". Yep, no crass cheap jokes allowed. You flapmouthed hypocrite.

Josephus


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AdderXYU wrote:Says the creator of a hotdog in a beer mug. And a sheet of toilet paper on a shirt. And an entry called "Pecker vs. Wood". Yep, no crass cheap jokes allowed. You flapmouthed hypocrite.



oh please. that was a different situation.

toe2254


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Congrats on the print lucky

midga59


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Not my style, but fun nonetheless.

p8ball4life


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kylemittskus wrote:Nice use of 5 colors.



I counted 6 colors.

BootsBoots


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lucky1988 wrote:I know the shirt isn't for everyone, but many thanks to the supporters of the design, I appreciate it.



I'm one of the people this shirt isn't for. I'm not really a fan of holiday shirts in general, but I'd like to say congrats on the print anyway. I am a fan of you.


sgbarrows


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Josephus wrote:I can't imagine the situation in which I could find myself wanting to put this design on myself or anyone else. ugh. This doesn't speak to Christmas, or the really fun tradition of Saint Nick, or anything but a crass cheap joke. no thanks.



Congrats to the artist!
I see a satire on the over-commercialsim of christmas, whether that was the artist's intention or not. I don't find it to be a crass cheap joke, that would be the case if it were Jesus sitting there, not a FICTIONAL character.
This is a t shirt site, people, lighten up! If you want inspirational art, go to the Buehrle or Guggenheim.

AdderXYU


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Josephus wrote:oh please. that was a different situation.



Ah right. The totally secular figurehead of a religious holiday is totally different.

tabrazinski


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HeartlineTwist wrote:I never really understand all of the hate on the shipping. I live in Tulsa, OK and my shirts never take longer than a week to get to me on normal shipping.

Then again, maybe I'm an anomaly. But I never have problems getting my shirts in a timely manner, and if I wanted this shirt, I would totally have it in time for Christmas.



i'm not complaining, but just for comparison's sake... i live in boston and it consistently takes 2 full weeks for me to get a shirt. so i actually wouldn't receive it before christmas... i don't buy seasonal shirts, and am not in a rush to get my shirts so i've never overnighted.

omnipotent32


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Wow. Congrats on the print but just so......busy.

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Josephus


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AdderXYU wrote:Ah right. The totally secular figurehead of a religious holiday is totally different.



no. I put those designs up for people to vote for. they didn't win. you and I both knew they weren't gonna win, though I did rather like the frank in the stein.

Woot chose this. they went out of their way to decide, this is what we want to say about X-mas. (see, X-mas, not Christmas? We are talking about the side of the holiday that has been inveigled by commercialism)

regardless of how they've chosen to portray the holiday, though, the magic is there, and anyone with a 3 yr old kid knows it. Where's the joy, where's the excitement and happiness? none of that is expressed by their crass Santa. It is unpleasant, unfriendly, and I don't like it.

12sunflowers


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O M G

rabbitjr


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I really like the design but am torn as to whether or not to get it. I llo'd at just the thumbnail. My reasons for possibly not getting it.
1. It probably wouldn't be here in time for Christmas. Even if I did pay to overnight the shirt. Woot has a habit of waiting a week to a week and half to ship out my shirts. And don't get me started on how long smart post takes to cover what is normally an 8 hour drive...

2. I am one of those who agree that it would be better on a more "Christmassy" colored shirt besides the baby blue. The baby blue seems to attract stains (white too for that matter). The overall design would pop on forest/hunter green (IMHO) although the pretty snowflakes probably do look better on the blue.

3. I really shouldn't be buying anything right now...my wallet is beyond empty.

Now for a couple of other comments...

AdderXYU wrote:Ah right. The totally secular figurehead of a religious holiday is totally different.



sgbarrows wrote: I don't find it to be a crass cheap joke, that would be the case if it were Jesus sitting there, not a FICTIONAL character.



While the current legend and mythos surrounding Santa Claus is generally fictional and has become secular, the original iteration of "Santa" is a religious one. Hence, the "Santa" in Santa Claus, or "saint" in St. Nick. Both words indicate a saint, a religious icon.

I know some of you groan at Wikipedia references, but it is all encompassing, and, if done properly, informative and correct. The wikipedia article on Santa Claus references several religious sources in it's discussion of St. Nick. And probably lists those references better than your high school term papers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Claus#Early_Christian_origins
"Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Santa Claus. He was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. "

Anyway, Wiki does go on to imply that the modern day Santa is a collaberation of several influences, Christian, pagan, and others...

sgbarrows wrote: I don't find it to be a crass cheap joke, that would be the case if it were Jesus sitting there



I think it would be funny if it was Jesus with the bling too. Especially since in his later years he preached against materialism. But if God made us in his image, wouldn't he have a sense of humor as well?


crossgirl


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Maybe on some boxer shorts. My son would like it. He's all about the bling.

will01gt


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In for 2 Fedex style, that how I roll !!!! ... My daughter is going to LOVE this one, and another for my niece !!!!

Enough stuff to earn me a black square .....
Woo Hoo !!!!!

tracycarp


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I think the shirt is great. Busy, yes - but doesn't that mirror the season?

Congrats to the artist.

jawajohn


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congrats on the print, but honestly Woot!...? This shirt kind of scares me. I could never foresee putting this on my chest and wearing it around.

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Sure I know what sex is....a kind of cake....right?

iamjakex


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Meh.. not for me.

Is it me or have the shirts lately really suffered? I liked the other days 'pencil drawing' rabbit one, but other than that, they haven't really peaked my fancy. Oh well. Maybe better in the new year? :P

nikhil201


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Ouch. Not the kinda colour I wear.

Thank you come again

wvtalbot


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Hasn't woot figured out that shirts that pander to the trailer park or ghetto crowd don't sell?

choptop82


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I always think it's hilarious when people hate on stuff like this. Dude, I'd wear the sh*t out of it.

nopassn


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So I bought the shirt, after saying just this past Friday - NO MORE BABY BLUE woot! shirts for me. But, the design cracked me up and I'm a HUGE Ferrari fan, so I said what the hell. And, instead of waiting for a month to get it, I ponied up for overnight - so I can wear it on Christmas Day when we head down to my parents' place.

I swear, THIS is the LAST baby blue woot! shirt.

Murphly


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Gotta be honest. I'd be angry if this came in a Bandolier of Carrots, or free for that matter...

tkhowryn


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Congratulations on the print, Lucky!

-K.

tkhowryn


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lucky1988 wrote:I know the shirt isn't for everyone, but many thanks to the supporters of the design, I appreciate it.

zozzles-yes, the artwork is very inspired/influenced by "Ed Roth." I love his work.



Thanks for sharing, and congrats on the print!

-K.

2thFairy


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Congrats, lucky!

I'm kinda of surprised by most people's reaction, though I suppose I shouldn't be by now. I love your style.. very Rat Fink. Again, congratulations!

bruegger


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I immediately picked up on the Big Daddy Roth reference - that's why I got mine! If you weren't around when those monster drag racer cartoons were big, you might not appreciate this one.

I like it - nice job!