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Derby # 664: Wonders of the World

Satire

Rejected because: too much of a stretch - sorry!

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EwingKlipspringer


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Re: Satire


Satire, my nomination for one of the Wonders of the World, isn't so modern at all since both Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome had their satirists. Colossuses can fall into the sea, Hanging Gardens can die of root rot, and Great Pyramids can—okay, well, yeah. The Great Pyramids are still there. Nevertheless, the point is that the pen can be mightier than the sword, and this has been true from ancient times all the way to today—whether it's an essay modestly proposing eating poor children or a giant gas bag protesting another giant gas bag's institutional consumption of more poor children. In a world where The Onion is more and more frequently mistaken for reality—and vice versa, I think Mark Twain would have felt right at home. And he's right: Truth is stranger than fiction." Therefore, I propose SATIRE for one of the New Wonders of the World. So let us celebrate Truth, Fiction, and Satire—while they are all still legal.

kg07


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Re: Satire

I like the idea and design, but am not sure woot wants to incur the wrath of the right by printing this one.





Narfcake


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kg07 wrote:I like the idea and design, but am not sure woot wants to incur the wrath of the right by printing this one.

It's a darn shame catpics are so hard to find on the internet.

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kg07


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Narfcake wrote:It's a darn shame catpics are so hard to find on the internet.

(I have response templates made up thanks to you! )


I have tried to be good the last few months. No plans for another 400 comment shirt design.





Narfcake


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kg07 wrote:I have tried to be good the last few months. No plans for another 400 comment shirt design.

In your defense, Wooters voted for it to print, so it's not like you intended for other Wooters to go grab their pitchforks.

Besides, Wooters get offended over anything here. Catshirt? Complain! Not a catshirt? Complain! Non-existent design? Complain!

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kg07


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Narfcake wrote:In your defense, Wooters voted for it to print, so it's not like you intended for other Wooters to go grab their pitchforks.

Besides, Wooters get offended over anything here. Catshirt? Complain! Not a catshirt? Complain! Non-existent design? Complain!

Thanks narfcake. I have no real defense other than a misunderstanding of the vitriol that anonymous people feel entitled to spew on the internet and a strong feeling that we need to do better on both sides in electing honorable, honest people to represent all of us. Hopefully, you will not need to quash this discussion thread with a mountain of cute kitten pictures (although that is not a bad outcome).





mcobutte


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Re: Satire


Right or left, did woot allow caricatures of Obama or other political figures, in years past?

EwingKlipspringer


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mcobutte wrote:Right or left, did woot allow caricatures of Obama or other political figures, in years past?


First of all, this isn't so much a caricature of the president as it is a topical shirt about current events.

Besides, if you search the Shirt.Woot catalog for "Presidents," you find at least 32 shirts, not all of which are of actual presidents (there is no actual President Thanos. Yet.). But there ARE caricatures of, among others, Lincoln, Washington, both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Garfield—and two representations of Obama. And only ONE of Trump.

So, if this shirt actually prints, I guess that would make it fair and balanced.

mcobutte


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EwingKlipspringer wrote:First of all, this isn't so much a caricature of the president as it is a topical shirt about current events.

Besides, if you search the Shirt.Woot catalog for "Presidents," you find at least 32 shirts, not all of which are of actual presidents (there is no actual President Thanos. Yet.). But there ARE caricatures of, among others, Lincoln, Washington, both Roosevelts, Eisenhower, Garfield—and two representations of Obama. And only ONE of Trump.

So, if this shirt actually prints, I guess that would make it fair and balanced.


So if Bernie , Hillary, or Obama was drawn carrying or wrapped in the flag of the USSR, woot wouldn't reject it. Interesting

kg07


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mcobutte wrote:So if Bernie , Hillary, or Obama was drawn carrying or wrapped in the flag of the USSR, woot wouldn't reject it. Interesting


Woot won’t print this as a daily (just my opinion and I am often wrong); they don’t want to get too political. I think the same would be the case for the shirts you have described. The image as Trump as a baby, while being an opinion shared by more than half the world, is still way to divisive for woot to be involved. My much less personal and derogatory design caused apocalyptic avalanche of hate from the right. I would enjoy seeing the response to a shirt with actual Trump portrayed as a baby, but I have some sympathy for the moderators and would not wish that on them. This as a daily would cause an epic avalanche of kitten pics.





kg07


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mcobutte wrote:So if Bernie , Hillary, or Obama was drawn carrying or wrapped in the flag of the USSR, woot wouldn't reject it. Interesting

I got so involved in my rant, that I did not respond directly to your post. From past experience, they only get together and reject political stuff if it is on track to win after the weekend. This is more of a judgement call and they seem to deliberate a bit.





ALF1973


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This shirt is a must!

Narfcake


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kg07 wrote:... Hopefully, you will not need to quash this discussion thread with a mountain of cute kitten pictures (although that is not a bad outcome).

I'm hoping not, though past experience says that those who complained the most weren't voting or participating here in the derby in the first place.

Anyway ...

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kg07


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Narfcake wrote:I'm hoping not, though past experience says that those who complained the most weren't voting or participating here in the derby in the first place.

Anyway ...


Lol! I am almost hoping for a win to see 100 internet cat pics.





simic


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mcobutte wrote:So if Bernie , Hillary, or Obama was drawn carrying or wrapped in the flag of the USSR, woot wouldn't reject it. Interesting


If that idea made sense, I'd vote for it. Can you please explain the wrapped in the USSR flag part?

simic


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[quote postid="7415489" user="EwingKlipspringer"] ...And only ONE of Trump.

CORRECTION!
There are TWO of Trump:

https://shirt.woot.com/offers/trollum?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_31

EwingKlipspringer


quality posts: 1 Private Messages EwingKlipspringer
simic wrote:[quote postid="7415489" user="EwingKlipspringer"] ...And only ONE of Trump.

CORRECTION!
There are TWO of Trump:

https://shirt.woot.com/offers/trollum?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_31


Correction, indeed! That is masterful.

mcobutte


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simic wrote:If that idea made sense, I'd vote for it. Can you please explain the wrapped in the USSR flag part?


Thrown over their shoulders, showing their political leanings, unfortunately if done the artist would be vilified as a racist,male chauvinist, and a hater ,

kg07


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mcobutte wrote:Thrown over their shoulders, showing their political leanings, unfortunately if done the artist would be vilified as a racist,male chauvinist, and a hater ,


So, the USSR thing, that does not really exist anymore.Truth be told, Russia under Putin is more gangster corrupt nationalism than communist and I would not associate that with either party; I might associate Putin with trump, but to be fair to republicans, I give them the benefit of the doubt and would not saddle most of them with that burden.





poopycakes


quality posts: 13 Private Messages poopycakes
Re: Satire


I heard that America just bought this particular wonder of the world.

cdrewlow


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mcobutte wrote:So if Bernie , Hillary, or Obama was drawn carrying or wrapped in the flag of the USSR, woot wouldn't reject it. Interesting


mcobutte wrote:Thrown over their shoulders, showing their political leanings, unfortunately if done the artist would be vilified as a racist,male chauvinist, and a hater ,

Instead of whining about some perceived Woot bias, why don't you draw a shirt and enter it? If they reject it, you'll have proven your point and exposed them. If they don't reject it, you'll have proof that Woot is neutral.

supremebeing23


quality posts: 0 Private Messages supremebeing23
Re: Satire

Boo! I object to this rejection! The Baby Trump IS a beautiful WONDER of our current screwed up government and world.

poopycakes


quality posts: 13 Private Messages poopycakes
simic wrote:[quote postid="7415489" user="EwingKlipspringer"] ...And only ONE of Trump.

CORRECTION!
There are TWO of Trump:

https://shirt.woot.com/offers/trollum?ref=cnt_ctlg_dgn_31


And this one.. https://shirt.woot.com/offers/dropping-knowledge

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