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Ahhhhh, the Renaissance. It was a time of music, art, and ... (hold on a second, we need to check Wikipedia real quick) ... science. It was a time when a guy like Leo da Vinci could be the best in the world at like 12 different things. It was a time that was, strangely, omitted altogether from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

  • No modern pop culture
  • In celebration of our 350th Derby, the winner of the first-place design receives (in addition to the standard $1,000) the contents of this box: 

OH EM GEE WHAT IS IT??? 



benjaminleebates


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The remains of Ramyb?

Spiritgreen


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The solid gold Commodore 64 I won in derby 316?

;p

benjaminleebates


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Spiritgreen wrote:The solid gold Commodore 64 I 'won' in derby 316?

;p



The remains of the Commodores?

thatrobert


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I predict we'll be seeing a LOT of vitruvians in this derby....

oakenspirit


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Spiritgreen wrote:The solid gold Commodore 64 I 'won' in derby 316?

;p



The Kindle I won in the Temple Run derby? :p


GREAT THEME- I am excited!



wirdou


quality posts: 16 Private Messages wirdou

Clearly...it's a head...right?

omarfeliciano


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Spiritgreen wrote:The solid gold Commodore 64 I 'won' in derby 316?

;p
oakenspirit wrote:The Kindle I won in the Temple Run derby? :p
!



collinvh


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oooo awesome prize! I've totally been wanting one of these!

Spiritgreen


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Alright, my real guess is the Lost city of Catlantis, wait no, Benjamin Franklin's Sunday best riding chaps and a flying monkey.

oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit
thatrobert wrote:I predict we'll be seeing a LOT of vitruvians in this derby....



I just started my DaVintions project with my 4th graders so I am going to have to fight not making a da Vinci Sketchbook shirt-



walmazan


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oakenspirit wrote:The Kindle I won in the Temple Run derby? :p




A least two Kindles on this box ;)

tgentry


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I know Joel was working on that Commodore 64 at home. I saw pictures of it so I know it exists. I'll reach out to him. Maybe he's become very attached to it.

I would expect Kindles too soon. Sorry for the (long) delay.

This crappy looking mystery box will be easy as we'll just ship it the minute the derby ends.

DianaSprinkle


quality posts: 112 Private Messages DianaSprinkle

Schrödinger's cat?

oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit
tgentry wrote:I know Joel was working on that Commodore 64 at home. I saw pictures of it so I know it exists. I'll reach out to him. Maybe he's become very attached to it.

I would expect Kindles too soon. Sorry for the (long) delay.



No worries at all man- I am still giddy about simply getting one! When is less an issue. Just jumping in the poke circle! heh

As for the box-

my guess is- a giant hourglass that houses the cremated ashes of ALTERNATE REALITY Walmazan, who was timesacked from last week, preventing the great undoing but framing the winner for the crime in another dimension...





tjschaeffer


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How many bags of Texas air can fit into that box?

My other guess would be a box of leftover shirts from the A.S.S.S. promotion...

As for this derby, I think it will be...interesting. The lack of pop culture means that we won't see a lot of vitruvian/pop-culture mashups.

taternuggets


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tgentry wrote:I know Joel was working on that Commodore 64 at home. I saw pictures of it so I know it exists. I'll reach out to him. Maybe he's become very attached to it.

I would expect Kindles too soon. Sorry for the (long) delay.

This crappy looking mystery box will be easy as we'll just ship it the minute the derby ends.



I can vouch that derby prizes do indeed get shipped out... still loving my Cintiq.


Nothing follows.

Narfcake


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benjaminleebates wrote:The remains of Ramyb?


Most of us regulars know where Ramy is. It's Adder's silence that's more concerning.

TBH, I think Woot's bean counters miss the drama. The debates brought sales.

DianaSprinkle wrote:Schrödinger's cat?


Missing shameless plug to your own shirt.

taternuggets wrote:I can vouch that derby prizes do indeed get shipped out... still loving my Cintiq.



No more wobbly table!

j5


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tjschaeffer wrote:The lack of pop culture means that we won't see a lot of vitruvian/pop-culture mashups.

Just cute animals.

move along

ste7enl


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It has been a while since I've entered a derby, but I really want what is in that crappy box.

amanoxford


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I think it contains a forged diamond canister full of alien queen acidic blood, with a note that says "may contain nuts" ☺

amanoxford


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thatrobert wrote:I predict we'll be seeing a LOT of vitruvians in this derby....



The no pop culture rule should stop most of the obvious ones

wirdou


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tgentry wrote:

This crappy looking mystery box will be easy as we'll just ship it the minute the derby ends.



I knew it was a head U____U

psykosenator


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Cool, the Renaissance, a chance to give a shout out to some of the greatest artists in history! I predict ninja turtles. (Hey, they seem to sell well). As far as the box, maybe a hermetically sealed copy of the first shirt printed? Good luck everyone!

Enedlhach


quality posts: 15 Private Messages Enedlhach

Italian Renaissance or English?

Spiritgreen


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tgentry wrote:I know Joel was working on that Commodore 64 at home. I saw pictures of it so I know it exists. I'll reach out to him. Maybe he's become very attached to it.



Thanks chief. If Joel has grown too fond to part with it I will understand.

tgentry


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Enedlhach wrote:Italian Renaissance or English?



Italian or Northern is fine.

tampa1401


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If it weighs 8 pounds you might be right!

wirdou wrote:Clearly...it's a head...right?



ochopika


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geekfactor12 wrote:Inspiration: http://the-toast.net/2014/04/03/two-monks-invent-renaissance-art/

http://uglyrenaissancebabies.tumblr.com/



Lolololol... "like a baby?" "no just a tiny man people will get it." I dunno why they didn't discover that babies have huge heads until later in art history.

cdrewlow


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geekfactor12 wrote:Inspiration: http://the-toast.net/2014/04/03/two-monks-invent-renaissance-art/

http://uglyrenaissancebabies.tumblr.com/



Sweet. I'm pretty sure I can draw an ugly baby. Or maybe an ugly sweater of ugly babies...

omarfeliciano


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psykosenator wrote:Cool, the Renaissance, a chance to give a shout out to some of the greatest artists in history! I predict ninja turtles. (Hey, they seem to sell well). As far as the box, maybe a hermetically sealed copy of the first shirt printed? Good luck everyone!



No modern Pop Culture rule this week.

Narfcake


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psykosenator wrote:... maybe a hermetically sealed copy of the first shirt printed? ...


Would that be a Woot shirt, or a beta.shirt.woot shirt?

bassmanxvi


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_of_the_12th_century

Mind if I source from the 12th century?

Enedlhach


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I couldn't resist. :p

The Renaissance Penguin

omarfeliciano


quality posts: 34 Private Messages omarfeliciano

Any thoughts? Suggestions? Does it make sense?

oakenspirit


quality posts: 75 Private Messages oakenspirit

I may have bitten off more than I can chew for this derby... Fingers crossed I finish in time- :D

dat box...



oakenspirit


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Enedlhach wrote:I couldn't resist. :p

The Renaissance Penguin



Lovely colors- and dem flying penguins have a near endless fanbase here- Good luck- great look.



oakenspirit


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omarfeliciano wrote:Any thoughts? Suggestions? Does it make sense?



It cracked me up- ;) - Bartolomeo is another renaissance artist though- so I wonder if another first name would work better- something random like Theonardo - Bernardo ... Maynardo- I don't know. ha



Manki


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Is it a Pangolin in the box?


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