professore wrote:As stated previously, I am a recipient of transplanted organs . 2 of them. I have had rejection episodes. 2 of them. I know others who have had organ transplants. A crapload more than 2 of them. The thing that keeps us alive is taking the whole process seriously. The thing that keeps us sane is being able to laugh about it.
If you find it offensive, you don't have to buy it. If you see someone on the street wearing it, you don't have to stare at it. If people stop patronizing shirt.woot! because of one design, shirt.woot! does not need them as customers. Sometimes I feel as if some people just go around looking for reasons to be offended. I'd be willing to bet that your local transplant recipient will not be among them...
As also previously stated, I find this mildly humorous, but I would really prefer something along the lines of Buy My Zine.
That is all.
I dont think it's that its offensive, and surely not because of the transplant thing. I am quite sure it is mostly that it's just.. bad. I would hazard a guess that the majority of wooters are intelligent adults - that cleverness, relevance and artistic design reigns over simple childlike silliness - that may even be somewhat embarrasing for an adult to wear. Again as yesterday, I say bunny wabbits, picachus and balloon-dinosaurs and napkin-doodle-art are just getting old. I think it has more to do with that than the transplant issue. Wouldn't have been cuter if the picture were of someone throwing a hammond b3 out a window... although it would have been more clever, and I might have bought three.