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We are not all jerks. Really, we're not. If you don't believe me, read this t-shirt.
posted by grabbingsand (11 comments total)

 
I like this shirt. I would have bought one a few weeks back if I was an American.

As Eddie Izzard (is he famous over there?) said... "Here's a tip if you're travelling through Europe. Tell them you're Canadian."

I know all nationalities have a bad stereotype in other countries, but America's really is bad over here. Sigh. Such is life I guess.
posted by twine42 at 1:00 PM on April 3, 2003


R Stevens makes the best t-shirts known to man.
posted by toothgnip at 1:50 PM on April 3, 2003


Aren't there supposed to be stars on that flag?
posted by Joeforking at 2:03 PM on April 3, 2003


Aren't there supposed to be stars on that flag?

Dude... it's "low res".

Also: GRr! Grabbingsand, you evil commercialist capitalist slob sucker! How dare you post links to a purchasable item on our site of the free world?! Do you work for R Stevens?!

He also makes DAMN funny comics.
posted by armoured-ant at 2:16 PM on April 3, 2003


While I like the work of most of the people involved, this is not the first time that we've had several of the same people post approvingly about their friend's webcomics, without indicating their relationship (as people who form a bit of a webcomic clique).

(I'm not going to link the incidents, to spare direct indictment, but they can be easily turned up by the curious).

Not nice, guys (you know who you are).

But the shirt does rock.
posted by fnord23 at 2:37 PM on April 3, 2003


But the shirt does rock.

indeed. all the way up to size 3XL, for us not-jerk-but-still-ugly Americans.
posted by carsonb at 2:45 PM on April 3, 2003


Where are the WE ARE NOT ALL WEASELS shirts? What, no market for that?
posted by ParisParamus at 2:47 PM on April 3, 2003


I thought it said "We are not all jews" at first.
posted by Hankins at 3:13 PM on April 3, 2003


While I like the work of most of the people involved, this is not the first time that we've had several of the same people post approvingly about their friend's webcomics, without indicating their relationship (as people who form a bit of a webcomic clique).

If you click through to my bio, you'll note that I do indeed create a webcomic, and I do link to Stevens' site from there. There's no subterfuge, and I think it's rather silly to imply that there's something sinister going on.

I like R Stevens, I like his comics work, and I like his t-shirts. If that makes me evil, then so be it.
posted by toothgnip at 11:06 AM on April 4, 2003


Definitely buying a pair of these for when we go to France this October.

Do you suppose the TSA would consider these anti-American statements and haul us off to Secret Evildoer Prison?
posted by briank at 11:14 AM on April 4, 2003


Jon...in various combinations, you, Jeff R, John A, R Stevens, and Chris O have all pimped each other's work on MeFi; even in an FPP, without indicating your relationship.

Not a huge issue (except for the FPP), but also not good form; disclosure of your relationship to a link/linkee is generally considered appropriate. You guys have done it often enough to be noticeable.

That said, I like the work done by all of you; it deserves a wider audience. Just try and do it in an above-board manner, rather than in the disingenuous way we've seen.
posted by fnord23 at 1:46 PM on April 4, 2003


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