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2020-08-07 4:04:04 PM  
That cocksucker is a gift that keeps on giving.
 
2020-08-07 4:04:58 PM  
Is he wrong, though?
 
2020-08-07 4:23:46 PM  
Is there a non-paywalled version?
 
2020-08-07 4:36:12 PM  
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2020-08-07 4:38:03 PM  
"Yo Semite" was the name of my all Yiddish rap album.
 
2020-08-07 4:40:11 PM  
999 creditors

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2020-08-07 4:41:08 PM  
This has actually been an item at the online store (judaicashop.net) since 2011.
 
2020-08-07 4:41:59 PM  
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2020-08-07 4:42:12 PM  

kpaxoid: This has actually been an item at the online store (judaicashop.net) since 2011.


That's what makes it so funny. They've sold $30k in the last couple days.
 
2020-08-07 4:48:15 PM  

WTFDYW: That cocksucker is a gift that keeps on giving.


Like Herpes...
 
2020-08-07 4:49:55 PM  
That's funny because the sale of Thai women has skyrocketed too!

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2020-08-07 4:56:48 PM  

Bob Falfa: Is there a non-paywalled version?


does that website only give you x amount of articles per month to read?  because i had no paywall.

here is the text and a pic of the shirt, apologies if i miss a break, copypasta didnt separate the paragraphs:
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Sales at the National Museum of American Jewish History's online store have exploded since video of President Donald Trump mispronouncing Yosemite as "Yo Semite" went viral, thanks to a t-shirt the gift shop has had in stock for nearly a decade.

The store pulled in about $30,000 in sales in the 30 hours after Trump's gaffe during a White House ceremony on Tuesday, according to Kristen Kreider, the museum's director of retail and visitor experience. That's about the same amount of sales the shop did for the entire month of June, she said.

"It just keeps gathering momentum," Kreider said. "I just keep thinking, 'Okay, this is going to be over in the next couple of hours. It'll die down,' and it doesn't. It just keeps on going, and we'll take it."

The museum, located across the street from Independence Mall at 5th and Market streets, has been closed for months and the retail website has been one of its only revenue sources, she said. The museum filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early March, saying that it has had "untenable debt" since its opening in 2010. It owes money to between 200 and 999 creditors, with the five largest creditors being owed at least $20,000 each.

The museum has had a camp-themed t-shirt reading "Yo Semite" - a play on Yosemite National Park - on sale since 2011, and it wasn't typically a big seller. The museum usually sold around 100 of the shirts annually, Kreider said. In the last three days, it has sold about 1,500 shirts, she said. The shop website even crashed at one point due to a spike in traffic, she added.

Right after Trump mispronounced Yosemite, Kreider reached out to her marketing team and insisted they blast the shirt on social media, picking up on all the hype surrounding "Yo Semite." The shirt has been tweeted dozens of times by other accounts in recent days.

"All of a sudden, this just fell in our laps," Kreider said.

The shirt isn't the only item suddenly producing revenue for the museum. People are attaching other merchandise and donations to their orders, and Kreider said she thinks the sales will have long-term effects. The orders will add more people to the museum's email list, which could lead to them visiting the museum, or becoming members or donors, she said.

"It's just a win-win for the museum, any way you look at it," Kreider said.

Trump's flub isn't the first time the shirt saw a flurry of orders. There was a spike in orders when Apple unveiled OS X Yosemite, an operating system for the company's Mac systems, in 2015.

Demand has gotten so high that the West Coast printer used by shirt designer Sarah Lefton can't keep up, Kreider said, and the museum has started printing with Philadelphia-based Impact Dimensions.

The museum's retail staff will try to keep the momentum going on "Yo Semite" while coming up with other products to keep things fresh, she said. The museum has been selling face masks - including some themed after the not-Jewish Dr. Anthony Fauci, but made by a Jewish designer - to keep the online store relevant and elevate sales while the museum and its on-site store remain closed because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

"We're always trying to reinvent the wheel and jump on what's hot," Kreider said. "And for a Jewish museum, there aren't a lot of hot trends and sometimes you have to create them on your own."
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2020-08-07 4:58:53 PM  
Well isn't this quite an American pickle.
 
2020-08-07 5:07:41 PM  

kpaxoid: This has actually been an item at the online store (judaicashop.net) since 2011.


Wow you read the article!
 
2020-08-07 5:08:33 PM  
Good for them! This is an awesome way to pay off some creditors, $20k at a time. I hope the t-shirts keep selling!
 
2020-08-07 5:11:18 PM  
It would be worse if he wasn't a genius.
 
2020-08-07 5:14:48 PM  
Yo Semite, I heard you like Semites in your Semite museum store, so I put more Semites in Yo Semite so you could have more Semites while visiting Yo Semite.


\got nuttin
 
2020-08-07 5:17:01 PM  
Obama:  Corpse Men

There are plenty of topics to criticize Trump for but a mispronunciation is awfully petty, not to mention tripe like this belongs on the politics tab.

I forgot, every tab is the politics tab now.  Carrion.

/Carry on, get it?
//Some of you, probably not
 
2020-08-07 5:17:19 PM  
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2020-08-07 5:20:17 PM  
It owes money to between 200 and 999 creditors, with the five largest creditors being owed at least $20,000 each.

Looks like they are working hard to subvert Jewish stereotypes.
 
2020-08-07 5:24:40 PM  
That's always how I greet my Jewish friends!  Yo ... Semite!
 
2020-08-07 5:31:03 PM  

nyseattitude: That's funny because the sale of Thai women has skyrocketed too!

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I like traveling through Thighland. There's a lot to see and do there.
 
2020-08-07 5:34:20 PM  
Waiting for Trump's next rally.  He'll spot one of those shirts and yell out, "Were all my Heebs and Kikes at?  Oh, there's one!!!"
 
2020-08-07 5:35:39 PM  

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Pallopanies?
 
2020-08-07 5:36:57 PM  
Strictly speaking he does deserve credit for the sales, albeit inadvertently and unknowingly. *sips covfefe*
 
2020-08-07 5:38:03 PM  
What Yo Semites looked like in the 90's.
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2020-08-07 5:41:34 PM  

Mad_Radhu: It owes money to between 200 and 999 creditors, with the five largest creditors being owed at least $20,000 each.

Looks like they are working hard to subvert Jewish stereotypes.


I'm trying to wrap my head around the possibility that they owed money to 998 people/lenders and the 999th said "sure, we'll loan you 20k!"
 
2020-08-07 5:45:57 PM  

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2020-08-07 5:53:21 PM  

indy_kid: Waiting for Trump's next rally.  He'll spot one of those shirts and yell out, "Were all my Heebs and Kikes at?  Oh, there's one!!!"


No he won't. He's never heard those words before.
 
2020-08-07 5:58:26 PM  
Between this and the um, Fall-well, I am having an amused Friday. Meanwhile Trump is apparently gonna try to be the Knight in shining armor to Executive Order the next coronavirus relief.
 
2020-08-07 6:07:01 PM  
Has Dinesh D'souza insisted that educated, well-traveled people correctly pronounce it Yo-semite and it's just the rubes in America who say Yo-se-mi-te?

I look forward to him tripling and quadrupling down on that when everyone mocks him.

/ thigh-land
 
2020-08-07 6:07:29 PM  
Sales of the "Famous Jewish Sports Legends" leaflet have not been keeping the museum afloat, that's for sure.
 
2020-08-07 6:20:38 PM  

Bob Falfa: Is there a non-paywalled version?


It is called Incognito window
 
2020-08-07 6:21:19 PM  
I heard an Apple Genius pronounce it "Yo Semite" once.

Really. Not a joke.

It must be a Stable Genius thing. Us mortals probably don't get it.
 
2020-08-07 6:23:34 PM  

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Jewish cowboys were a thing. And, of course, there were a lot of Jewish trading posts some dating back to the Astoria days.
 
2020-08-07 6:24:03 PM  

New Rising Sun: ecmoRandomNumbers: [Fark user image image 640x960]

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2020-08-07 6:24:17 PM  
When Cotton trading got tough, the tough got going West.
 
2020-08-07 6:28:39 PM  

khatores: nyseattitude: That's funny because the sale of Thai women has skyrocketed too!

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I like traveling through Thighland. There's a lot to see and do there.


I've travelled up and down but never through.
 
2020-08-07 6:28:45 PM  

nyseattitude: That's funny because the sale of Thai "women" has skyrocketed too!

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FTFY
 
2020-08-07 6:59:23 PM  
Also... It still sells second best to, "Yo Sodomite" T-shirts....
 
2020-08-07 7:02:06 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: "Yo Semite" was the name of my all Yiddish rap album.


Didn't I see you open for Trey Anistasio in Indianapolis a few years ago?

\it actually was a Yiddish rapper
 
2020-08-07 7:20:18 PM  

Tom-Servo: Mad_Radhu: It owes money to between 200 and 999 creditors, with the five largest creditors being owed at least $20,000 each.

Looks like they are working hard to subvert Jewish stereotypes.

I'm trying to wrap my head around the possibility that they owed money to 998 people/lenders and the 999th said "sure, we'll loan you 20k!"


Probably during filing there is a check box asking how many creditors you have and then ranges and this is the second to the last with the last one being 999+. Amazing to have over 200 creditors though. Like who the hell keeps loaning them money.
 
2020-08-07 7:31:36 PM  

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Tell him Phuket is the middle of Thigh-land.
 
2020-08-07 8:04:02 PM  
I take this as concrete evidence Trump can actually read.
 
2020-08-07 9:21:42 PM  
Those sequoias cut or uncut?
 
2020-08-07 9:24:06 PM  

Dave2042: I take this as concrete evidence Trump can actually read.


At least he got halfway through Hooked on Phonics... Not an unsurprising ground floor to receive a Wharton degree in the 60's...
 
2020-08-07 9:41:33 PM  
That's dolomite, baby!

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2020-08-07 10:34:01 PM  

brantgoose: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Fark user image 850x680]

Jewish cowboys were a thing. And, of course, there were a lot of Jewish trading posts some dating back to the Astoria days.


"Hello, Diane. I'm Bucky Goldstein."
 
2020-08-07 10:55:14 PM  

nyseattitude: That's funny because the sale of Thai women has skyrocketed too!

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I've been there before, there are some great spots around those parts.  Our favorite is a little whole in the wall; I had the roast beef.  The wife liked it so much I could hardly shut her up as she was carrying on the whole time about how good it was.  She said she'd come again.
 
2020-08-07 11:40:31 PM  

TheLogicAvenger: nyseattitude: That's funny because the sale of Thai women has skyrocketed too!

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I've been there before, there are some great spots around those parts.  Our favorite is a little whole in the wall; I had the roast beef.  The wife liked it so much I could hardly shut her up as she was carrying on the whole time about how good it was.  She said she'd come again.


Just watch out for that surprise bratwurst.
 
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