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2013-03-02 08:33:42 AM  
who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.
 
2013-03-02 08:35:59 AM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.
 
2013-03-02 08:37:32 AM  

Skail: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.


i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.
 
2013-03-02 08:40:32 AM  
FlashHarry:

i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.

I tend to agree, but it would be like suggesting Google should censor their results for a search.  I'm not a fan of censorship under any terms, even when the material is goddamned heinous.  From a business perspective, I totally agree with you.
 
2013-03-02 08:42:47 AM  

Skail: I tend to agree, but it would be like suggesting Google should censor their results for a search.  I'm not a fan of censorship under any terms, even when the material is goddamned heinous.  From a business perspective, I totally agree with you.


i'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to be purchased. i just think, from a business standpoint, it doesn't make sense for amazon to sell them. now selling them on www.imafarkingdouchebag.com, i have no problem with.
 
2013-03-02 12:34:47 PM  
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-03-02 01:44:27 PM  
So I guess my "Bring A Gun to School Day" shirts are destined to a FAIL tag?
 
2013-03-02 01:44:55 PM  
It wasn't a great idea, it was the greatest.
 
2013-03-02 01:46:15 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


 I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.
 
2013-03-02 01:47:41 PM  
"I'm with stupid" seem to work out just fine.
 
2013-03-02 01:48:10 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


I can think of a few members of the he-man woman haters club who would buy these.
 
2013-03-02 01:49:27 PM  
Tour rights end where my feelings begin.
 
2013-03-02 01:49:43 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


Ultra-Ironic Hipsters?
 
2013-03-02 01:49:43 PM  
weirdneighbour:  I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

This.

Spencer's sells shirts that say things like "this is my weed shirt" with a picture of a joint on them.  I think i saw one that said "Hit her in the sh*tter" once that had the symbols for a man, a woman, and a toilet.

People like shirts they can't wear in public I guess.
 
2013-03-02 01:53:20 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


Kobe Bryant and Chris Brown?
 
2013-03-02 01:53:28 PM  
"There partner"??
 
2013-03-02 01:54:54 PM  
y'all remember the Big Johnson t-shirts? Trashy people wear trashy clothing.
 
2013-03-02 01:55:44 PM  

weirdneighbour: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

 I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.


Of course that is a legal occupation. Rape and domestic abuse isn't legal.
 
2013-03-02 01:56:24 PM  
Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

ecx.images-amazon.com

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Stupid-Throw-Rocks-Them/dp/0761135936

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?
 
2013-03-02 02:04:22 PM  
www.greenbaypressgazette.com

/WHAT'S THE FARKING PROBLEM?
 
2013-03-02 02:05:40 PM  
i.imgur.com

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.
 
2013-03-02 02:06:55 PM  

SpdrJay: So I guess my "Bring A Gun to School Day" shirts are destined to a FAIL tag?


No, I think there'd be a big market with the NRA crowd and Glenn Beck listeners, or is that the same market?
 
2013-03-02 02:07:03 PM  

xria: weirdneighbour: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

 I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

Of course that is a legal occupation. Rape and domestic abuse isn't legal.


True, but I was just talking about taste in clothing and what kind of person would wear something like that.
 
2013-03-02 02:07:09 PM  
Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"
 
2013-03-02 02:10:34 PM  

Skanque: Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"


rape cream
 
2013-03-02 02:13:44 PM  
"Domestic violence is a crime. Real men don't beat there partners."

Well, no, not there, partners.


/I thought it said Keep Calm and Hitler
 
2013-03-02 02:14:18 PM  
How congressional.
 
2013-03-02 02:15:09 PM  

green_chile_cheeseburger: weirdneighbour:  I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

This.

Spencer's sells shirts that say things like "this is my weed shirt" with a picture of a joint on them.  I think i saw one that said "Hit her in the sh*tter" once that had the symbols for a man, a woman, and a toilet.

People like shirts they can't wear in public I guess.


Challenge accepted
 
2013-03-02 02:15:55 PM  
They read horribly.  I would go with "Remain Calm" or "Stay Calm".
 
2013-03-02 02:18:41 PM  

Fano: green_chile_cheeseburger: weirdneighbour:  I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

This.

Spencer's sells shirts that say things like "this is my weed shirt" with a picture of a joint on them.  I think i saw one that said "Hit her in the sh*tter" once that had the symbols for a man, a woman, and a toilet.

People like shirts they can't wear in public I guess.

Challenge accepted


This truculent thread suddenly reminds me I haven't been to the People of Wal-Mart website in several months.  Those cretins will wear anything, twerk while riding in shopping carts, etc.etc.
 
2013-03-02 02:19:25 PM  
I assume these only come in XXL and up. If my memory of high school is correct, dirt bag teenagers who wear offensive shirts never buy ones that fit close to correctly.
 
2013-03-02 02:21:19 PM  

SpdrJay: So I guess my "Bring A Gun to School Day" shirts are destined to a FAIL tag?


Definite fail, but only because you said 'gun' instead of 'assault rifle'.
 
2013-03-02 02:24:01 PM  

noitsnot: They read horribly.  I would go with "Remain Calm" or "Stay Calm".


Your history and meme knowledge is horrible.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keep_Calm_and_Carry_On
 
gja
2013-03-02 02:28:01 PM  

calbert: [farm9.staticflickr.com image 375x500]


:::Chuckle:::

A sense of humor and perspective.

/this fella haz
 
2013-03-02 02:28:37 PM  
The shirt was created and sold by "Solid Gold Bomb Company."  Amazon was just its ecommerce platform.

FTA:  the scripted programming process that created the slogan was compiled by "only one member of our staff"

Something like the Shakespearean Insult Generator, apparently.  Job-killing automation.

Nothing beats T-shirtHell.com
 
2013-03-02 02:29:50 PM  

green_chile_cheeseburger: weirdneighbour:  I have seen guys wearing "PORN STAR" t-shirts so you never know.

This.

Spencer's sells shirts that say things like "this is my weed shirt" with a picture of a joint on them.  I think i saw one that said "Hit her in the sh*tter" once that had the symbols for a man, a woman, and a toilet.

People like shirts they can't wear in public I guess.


I dunno, you'd be surprised at the sort of things people wear in public.
Certain people just think its funny and don't realize that they're basically wearing a big sign that says "I'm a classless douchebag".
 
2013-03-02 02:38:19 PM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


That was a direct quote from Amazon's review page they were showing. You're not allowed to edit direct quotes from printed sources.
 
2013-03-02 02:40:12 PM  
How hard would it really be to just run a t-shirt business where you can get a "KEEP CALM and [your message here]" printed on demand?

/the meme is getting old
 
2013-03-02 02:40:51 PM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


They could be verbatim quotes: don't know about the first outraged being, but Lord Prescott is an appalling oik and probably did tweet that phrase.

Didn't read TFA.
Does anyone remember the Dave Allen "Rape & plunder" sketch?
 
2013-03-02 02:41:11 PM  
Oh, and the way Amazon's "marketplace" system works, there are literally hundreds of thousands of doofuses selling their crap on Amazon. Amazon cannot possibly be expected to catch every shops crappy little item that slips under the radar. That's why there's a system where customers can report offensive things. Which is what happened, and Amazon removed the offending item.
 
2013-03-02 02:43:31 PM  
The word "Keep" makes quite the assumption.
 
2013-03-02 02:52:23 PM  

Greek: Oh, and the way Amazon's "marketplace" system works, there are literally hundreds of thousands of doofuses selling their crap on Amazon. Amazon cannot possibly be expected to catch every shops crappy little item that slips under the radar. That's why there's a system where customers can report offensive things. Which is what happened, and Amazon removed the offending item.


Don't get your facts and common sense in my latest cause to be outraged!
 
2013-03-02 03:00:04 PM  
It was supposed to read "Keep Calm and Legitimate Rape A Lot". Big market for that BS.

I haven't been so annoyed since they made a "Welcome to Soviet Canuckistan" T-shirt and left out the "Soviet". Joke fails without the "Soviet".

And what was that crap on the back? I can't wear it with that crap!

The Keep Calm parodies have been scraping the bottom of the barrel for quite some time. People have already thought of most if not all of the good ones.
 
2013-03-02 03:01:25 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


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2013-03-02 03:02:17 PM  

duffblue: Tour rights end where my feelings begin.


No one said they didn't have the right to sell it.
But actions have consequences. And Amazon probably doesn't care enough about the shirt or the vendor to deal with the repercussions.
 
2013-03-02 03:10:10 PM  

Krieghund: duffblue: Tour rights end where my feelings begin.

No one said they didn't have the right to sell it.
But actions have consequences. And Amazon probably doesn't care enough about the shirt or the vendor to deal with the repercussions.


Yes.  This storefront was definitely asking for it.  I mean who walks around a Marketplace at all hours dressed in such revealing, inappropriate attire?

Shameful.  Absolutely shameful.
 
2013-03-02 03:16:59 PM  

FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com


This guy?
 
2013-03-02 03:18:26 PM  
Moonlight Sonata : It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?

It's free speech, so you don't draw a line.

// ohh wait, this is the UK :P

// keep calm and hit her? Back when we had boobies threads "hit her" had a totally different meaning.

lordargent.com
 
2013-03-02 03:30:34 PM  
....no one is thinking of the magical mugshot potential.
 
2013-03-02 03:46:08 PM  

lordargent: It's free speech, so you don't draw a line.


Strangely enough, Amazon is not the United States government, and can refuse to sell or allow to be sold through their Marketplace any damned thing they'd like.
 
2013-03-02 03:52:49 PM  

ultraholland: y'all remember the Big Johnson t-shirts? Trashy people wear trashy clothing.


A t-shirt for your Johnson? That's not big, that's huge.
 
2013-03-02 03:58:29 PM  

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


The John Prescott quote, at least, is probably verbatim.
 
2013-03-02 04:01:42 PM  
Well someone at Amazon got a hold of Japanese hentai.  That's some farked up brain washing
 
2013-03-02 04:16:16 PM  
No jokes about anything are funny.
 
2013-03-02 04:21:23 PM  

DubyaHater: "There partner"??


It's how you know it's authentic outrage. Y'know, from the proles.
 
2013-03-02 04:37:54 PM  
Phoenix87ta : Strangely enough, Amazon is not the United States government, and can refuse to sell or allow to be sold through their Marketplace any damned thing they'd like.

The question was "where do you draw the line".

And I responded with where I draw the line, I am neither the United States government or Amazon.
 
2013-03-02 04:40:30 PM  

lordargent: It's free speech, so you don't draw a line.


No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages. The doctrine of free speech only protects you from government censorship. Any self-respecting company has to have standards of some sort. Now if Amazon wants to say they are promoting free speech by allowing absolutely anything on their shirts, then that's another thing entirely.

I swear, people don't understand the basics of free speech anymore...
 
2013-03-02 05:09:22 PM  

Moonlight Sonata: Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Stupid-Throw-Rocks-Them/dp/0761135936

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?


cache.gawker.com
The line must be drawn heah! This far! No furthah!
 
2013-03-02 05:26:30 PM  
This seller is a print-to-order T-Shirt company that automatically generates hundreds of thousands of options, running through every verb-noun combination in the dictionary.

No actually human designed this. And it's all been smacked down by Amazon as soon as it was discovered.

Total non-story (unless "Programmer fails to take out questionable words from a 40,000 word list" is now a story).


/although it says "rape", teehee.
 
2013-03-02 05:31:53 PM  

FlashHarry: Skail: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.

i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.


Yes, but there's also the stand point of practicality; Amazon has a LOT of freaking listings and a lot of companies have programs to mass list a huge amount of inventory.   They likely don't want to have to employ dozens of people just to approve things.

Imagine Ebay having to do the same.  It's just not practical without a huge labor force.

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.


What jackasses.  They honestly think Amazon's corporate board sat down and voted "rape rape rape" ?
 
2013-03-02 05:34:31 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: FlashHarry: Skail: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

I'd question more whether it was actually Amazon or just someone who made a Marketplace store.  Much like how so many people are all "OMG DAILY KOS/REDSTATE SAYS _____!!1!" when it's actually a comment from some random individual in the forums.

i'm guessing you're right. though they should probably vet stuff before they allow it to be sold under their name. i'm no fan of censorship, but if i were amazon, i wouldn't let that sort of stuff sully my brand name.

Yes, but there's also the stand point of practicality; Amazon has a LOT of freaking listings and a lot of companies have programs to mass list a huge amount of inventory.   They likely don't want to have to employ dozens of people just to approve things.

Imagine Ebay having to do the same.  It's just not practical without a huge labor force.

wambu: [i.imgur.com image 661x136]

And real journalists and news sources have editors who have at least a perfunctory command of grammar.

What jackasses.  They honestly think Amazon's corporate board sat down and voted "rape rape rape" ?


Looks like this one small-time company had hundreds of thousands alone.
 
2013-03-02 06:30:09 PM  
This is an excellent idea if it is properly marketed.  Like maybe to a Genghis Khan fan club.
 
2013-03-02 06:39:25 PM  

Hoopy Frood: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

Kobe Bryant and Chris Brown?


Normally, I would find the shirts offensive (having gotten out of a domestic violence relationship a few years ago myself), but even I have to admit, this post is damned funny.
 
2013-03-02 07:01:30 PM  
Fireproof : No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages.

Beause people are stupid and this is basically a case of "somebody saw it so better fix it".

Meanwhile, over at the amazon book store.

"Forced Awakening (Forced, farked, and Bred Trilogy Part 1) [Kindle Edition]"
ecx.images-amazon.com

// yes, I know that "Free Speech" protects you against censorship by the government and doesn't apply to corporations. But there's nothing wrong with me wanting free speech to apply elsewhere as well. Point is, no matter the topic, someone somewhere is going to take offense with it. It's not good for a society to kotow to the sensibilities of these folks. This is how you end up with stupid blue laws.

If people don't want it' don't buy it, and if people don't buy it, it won't make enough money and it will go away.

// and yes, I understand why Amazon would pull it, but as I said in a previous post, the question was "Where do you draw the line.", and the answer is "I don't draw a line".
 
2013-03-02 07:01:40 PM  

LarryDan43: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

List of Republicans in Congress


I'd ask if the logic on that vote--particularly in states with reservations--was due to the provision allowing non-Indians accused of assaulting Indians to be tried in tribal, not U.S. State or Federal, courts before assuming unequivocally that it has to do with women-hating or anti-LGBT sentiment (which is, of course, always a possibility, given the party politics involved).

I wholeheartedly support VAWA in principle, but I do not support all of its provisions--and even though I am Indian, I do not support the idea that American citizens who are not subject to tribal law should be subject to tribal courts on the accusation of a female member of the tribe that an assault occurred on tribal lands.
 
2013-03-02 08:49:12 PM  

Skanque: Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-02 09:03:57 PM  
What else do you expect from a culture which grows rapeseed willy-nilly.  DID YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT WOULD HAVE NO EFFECT ON SOCIETY?!
 
2013-03-02 09:51:25 PM  
I dont see what the big deal is.  While I wouldnt wear one out in public the shirts are kinda funny.  If someone wants to buy one then more power to them.
 
2013-03-02 09:57:03 PM  
Why is no one pointing out that they T-shirt company claims the slogan was randomly generated by a computer and that they just didn't catch it?

First of all, THERE'S A PICTURE OF IT. Someone took the picture. Someone let this get past the part where the computer makes it up for them.

Second, who the f♥ck uses a computer to randomly come up with T-shirt slogans?

Third, when they shipped them, they had to LOOK at them. Did no one in the entire company ever look at the product they were offering?

Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic. There's no way they marketed and sold something without at least a few people seeing the thing before it ended up in customers' mailboxes.
 
2013-03-02 10:14:39 PM  
ZeroCorpse: Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic.

Don't like it? Don't buy it.

If someone else buys it and wears it, then you've got a clear sign as to the type of person who is wearing the shirt, curse at them a little if it makes you feel better.

Other potentially offensive rape related things found on amazon.

ecx.images-amazon.com

Rape my biatch (music) (can't link because 'biatch' is in the URL and fark censors that :P )

Feels Like Rape (music)

What makes one medium fine while another isn't allowed?

// life is a lot easier if you don't go around getting offended at every little thing. I mean hey, I'm not promoting or supporting rape either, but a t-shirt is just a t-shirt and a dumbass who buys said t-shirt is just a dumbass.
 
2013-03-02 11:50:25 PM  
Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.
 
2013-03-03 12:03:57 AM  

Skanque: Hmmm.... I guess now isn't the time to introduce my new product, "Rape Soda™"


No, no, Grape Soda.  With a G.  Big difference.
 
2013-03-03 12:06:39 AM  
Altitude5280: Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.

Thank you!
 
2013-03-03 02:18:15 AM  

Altitude5280: Frankly I'm sick of ALL that "Keep Calm" shiat.


keep calm and eat cardboard

sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk
 
2013-03-03 03:07:00 AM  

lordargent: What makes one medium fine while another isn't allowed?


nancyboys haven't gotten a chance to get their twats all atwitter over it yet.
 
2013-03-03 03:48:59 AM  

LarryDan43: FlashHarry: who the fark would buy such a thing? seriously.

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That would have been my guess.
 
2013-03-03 09:01:44 AM  

Moonlight Sonata: Those t-shirts are disgusting. But I see this is still available for sale on Amazon:

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 300x300]

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Boys-Stupid-Throw-Rocks-Them/dp/0761135936

It's clearly much milder, but where do you draw the line?


Don't you understand? It's okay when it's done to men.
 
2013-03-03 03:26:08 PM  
 
2013-03-03 05:28:50 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Why is no one pointing out that they T-shirt company claims the slogan was randomly generated by a computer and that they just didn't catch it?

First of all, THERE'S A PICTURE OF IT. Someone took the picture. Someone let this get past the part where the computer makes it up for them.

Second, who the f♥ck uses a computer to randomly come up with T-shirt slogans?

Third, when they shipped them, they had to LOOK at them. Did no one in the entire company ever look at the product they were offering?

Acting like they were completely unaware of this offending slogan is just idiotic. There's no way they marketed and sold something without at least a few people seeing the thing before it ended up in customers' mailboxes.


That isn't a photo, it's an auto-generated mock-up.

The item has never been sold, hence has never been made.


I'm not sure you've grasped how this all works.
 
2013-03-04 03:58:50 PM  

FlashHarry: Skail: I tend to agree, but it would be like suggesting Google should censor their results for a search.  I'm not a fan of censorship under any terms, even when the material is goddamned heinous.  From a business perspective, I totally agree with you.

i'm not saying they shouldn't be allowed to be purchased. i just think, from a business standpoint, it doesn't make sense for amazon to sell them. now selling them on www.imafarkingdouchebag.com, i have no problem with.


So you are implying that Amazon should be a wholesome, family marketplace.  And that it's totally fine to sell things that are not family/wholesome, as long as Amazon doesn't do it, because...amazon?

You fail.  You fail logic, common sense and capitalism.
 
2013-03-04 05:20:47 PM  

Fireproof: No, but unpopular speech has consequences, and people are much less likely to buy from a company that is OK with pro-rape messages.


Do you see that as a pro-rape message?
 
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