IndependentVik wrote:I like funny shirts, too. I also, believe it or not, was not arguing against your position on what you feel the t-shirt medium is all about (I don't agree with it wholly, but neither do I disagree with it altogether, either). All I was saying was that the "it's just a ___" argument is annoying and could be applied to almost anything that people feel strongly about.
I was just going for a flippant play on the "At the end of the day, it's just work" quote. Sort of liked the simple irony of responding to a quote-themed derby with a quote. But now that I think of it, I have no idea who is attributed to the original quote. I just sort of assumed it was in the bible somewhere, but then again, maybe it was just Jim at work. (You'd like Jim, he's funny AND topical).
My rant wasn't aimed at you, you were just a messenger in the thread, so I shot. (Another quote!). I just found the whole absurdity of comparing a woot t-shirt to the Sistine Chapel both humorous and hubris-ness (again, not you, but your recent quote made for a convenient target). And after days of seeing back and forth holier-than-thou-edness across multiple threads, finally felt like chiming in.
I'll go back to my hole now, limiting myself to the occasional one-two sentence throw-away post (which are usually found amusing only by myself and a select group of similarly-minded bottom feeders).
As an aside, to DeadFrog, bought the Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe shirt for my wife and she loves it, and the TMNT shirt for a friend and he loves it. Keep doing what makes you happy, and do what you need to to pay the bills. I think this design is great, but I wouldn't personally buy it. I do, however, know a panda fan who I would have picked up your other entry for. And that's sort of what makes this site what it is. I'm not looking for art...I'm looking for something that will bring a smile to my face, or the face of someone I like.
And keep plugging along. You've got talent. Do what you love doing, and success will follow. And if it doesn't, well, the world needs ditch diggers ;). (quote alert!)
I've now officially used my allotment of words for one week, and I need to get up early tomorrow. But this sure was cheaper than therapy.