Derby #265: Imaginary Restaurants
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Electric Elephant BBQ

Electric Elephant BBQ
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AngelSilhouette


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Re: Electric Elephant BBQ


Shouldn't it be DC? Edison's baby was DC; AC was the brainchild of his archnemesis, the vastly superior Nikola Tesla. :3

geekfactor12


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AngelSilhouette wrote:Shouldn't it be DC? Edison's baby was DC; AC was the brainchild of his archnemesis, the vastly superior Nikola Tesla. :3


Nope, the design is a reference to the fact that Edison used AC power to electrocute an elephant. He did it to paint AC as more dangerous than the DC power he championed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_(elephant)

AdderXYU


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geekfactor12 wrote:Nope, the design is a reference to the fact that Edison used AC power to electrocute an elephant. He did it to paint AC as more dangerous than the DC power he championed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_(elephant)


If we must have shirts referencing things, can we please have a derby full of things like this? Because how great is it that there's actually a design built around Edison frying an elephant?

ralenth


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AdderXYU wrote:If we must have shirts referencing things, can we please have a derby full of things like this? Because how great is it that there's actually a design built around Edison frying an elephant?


This times a billionty.

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