eHalcyon wrote:Knowledge is easy to come by.
I haven't voted for it and I don't plan on buying it, but I can easily see why it's popular. The art is well done, the idea is both cute and comedic, the design has an interesting layout, and a nice colour palette has been chosen to complement a popular shirt colour. I suppose it's less appealing if you don't know much about the birds (and can't be bothered to spend a few minutes on Google or Wikipedia), but votes suggest that quite a few people understand.
You're wrong about the last point. It hasn't been in the fog since day 1. It may have been jumping in and out over the last few days though. Currently it is probably in fourth place; it's only been in the fog for the last 4 hours. "What's Under the Bed" has been fogged for about a day and the other two have been fogged since Friday. Looks like this one is at the bottom of the fog.
Edit: Just noticed the name of the shirt (/facepalm).. so my first point was invalid (omitted)... but the rest of my statement stands.
Are there really that many people out there that will see this shirt and instantly "get it"? I doubt it. I also seriously doubt everyone that has voted for this shirt knew that it is supposed to be a homage to the bird's mating ritual. I was never rude about the shirt. All I said was that I don't get it, and I don't think it's that wearable. But then again, I didn't think the Cats with Weapons shirt from the Mystery Derby was that wearable either, and then I saw a girl wearing it two nights ago and it looked pretty good. It doesn't change the fact that I wouldn't wear it. Different strokes for different folks. Honestly, there are only two shirts in this Derby that I would wear. Does that mean the other shirts suck? No. It just means I don't find them funny, or it's not a style that I would wear, or that I don't get it. I was never rude like you are being with your insinuation that I am lazy or uneducated because I didn't automatically feel the need to go google search "Blue Footed Boobie Mating Rituals". The fact of the matter is, that this shirt has been in the fog every time I have checked the top vote getters. That is where that last item came from. Now get the eff off my back.