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February 21, 2007

Weigh in on TNS T-Shirt Contest


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Bubbla: Bookmonger !!!

The t-shirt design that I would most likely choose to wear would be the one done by Herr Bookmonger. Although the other designs are well thought out, they do not stand out as much as Bookmonger's nor can I invision them as actual t-shirts. This is why I have choosen as I have.


BOOKMONGER FOR PRESIDENT I mean to win the best T-Shirt design. His is original and inventative, stands out etc. BOOKMONGER ALL THE WAY

Yisreal: Voting for Bookmonger

I think "Cooks" design would be better if the words were readable, I know that is how it is probably meant to be, but I don't want people, especially strangers, staring at my torso for that along.

Although "Norman's" is bold and stands out, I would never, ever, wear it due to it being to commie for me.

"Dunn's" entry although design wise is agreeable, I dislike the tagling "The Left, The Right, The Reality". If I had seen that before ever coming across this site, I probably never would have bothered.

"Hofmann" and "Powell" I would feel like an A-Board advertisment, which would result in me never wearing them. Sorry mate.

I feel "Kyle" design would be better in my unintentional bumber sticker collection than in my clothes draw.

My first, and only, choice is "Bookmonger" because realistically I would wear it, but not only wear it but be comfortable in it to go out in public in it. It does not hammer home that The NewStandard is American, as a lot of non-American's read it and would be put off wearing a T-Shirt that would suggest they like America. So top marks on that one.

As for "DesertRain" not getting the "For auld ang sang" let me try and explain if for you, then maybe you will grasp the masterpiece better:

"Auld ang Syne" takes on a different meaning to cultures all around the world, and it is sung at all sorts of occasions. In Scotland it is often sung at the end of a céilidh, a traditional dance. In Taiwan, the song is used for graduations and funerals. It's the same in Japan, but the theme is also used there to signify a store's closing to help usher out straying customers. For all you Italian sports fans out there, the melody is sung during football (soccer) matches, especially after the kick-off in the stadium. In the Philippines, the song plays a huge part at celebrations like graduations, New Year's and Christmas Day. Overall, though, the song's meaning signifies a farewell in Spain, France, Greece and Portugal. U.S. folks use the song at midnight on New Year's Eve to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the opening minutes of a brand new one. The words "auld ang syne" literally mean "old long since." Others have translated them as "long ago," "in olden day," and my favorite classic, "once upon a time."

So as you can see "Bookmonger" appears to be saying goodbye to "The Standard" and welcoming "The NewStandard" (starting to sound like my girl now), there is nothing to not get.

So to confirm my vote, the best T-Shirt design is that done by "BOOKMONGER"

Mouse: Bookmonger

It's all already been said, so I will just cast my vote. Bookmonger's design is by far the best

Smokey: Bookmonger

I feel that Bookmonger's is the best T-Shirt design on this site

CoffeAddict: Torn

I was asked by a friend to vote for them, but since looking at the entries I have decided that another is better. So I am going to vote for the one I like the best and not for my mate.

The one I like the best is Bookmongers. Yisreal explaination of Old Lang Sang helped me come to this dicision but before I read that comment I was already favouring Bookmonger's.

CC-Train: Bookmonger and Dunn

"Doity" does come up with some very good point and I am in agreement with him/her.

"Yisreal" also came up with good points.

The designers of the T-Shirts have all done wonderful jobs.

My first choice will be Bookmonger, and my runner up will be Dunn's

CC-Train: Doity

Doity just another comment if I may, with regards to you mentioning the mis spelling, you are obviously not scottish nor know the scottish language. Below is the typical scottish version with the correct spelling, this is what we learnt at school, and yes I am scottish

And days of auld ang sang, my dear, And days of auld ang sang. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days of auld ang sang?

We twa hae run aboot the braes And pu'd the gowans fine. We've wandered mony a weary foot, Sin' auld ang sang. Sin' auld ang sang, my dear, Sin' auld ang sang, We've wandered mony a weary foot, Sin' auld ang syne. (Syne is different from sang)

We twa hae sported i' the burn, From morning sun till dine, But seas between us braid hae roared Sin' auld ang sang. Sin' auld ang sang, my dear, Sin' auld ang sang.

But seas between us braid hae roared Sin' auld ang sang. And ther's a hand, my trusty friend, And gie's a hand o' thine; We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, For auld ang sang.

For auld ang sang, my dear, For auld ang sang, We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet, For auld ang syne.

doity: cc-train

I've searched the web and I have not found it spelled "auld ang sang," even once. I think it is mis-spelled. It should be "auld ang syne." At first I gave Bookmonger the benefit of the doubt and thought that he may have just taken artistic liberties, but after thinking about it it just doesn't make sense. Personally, I don't want to wear a t-shirt that has something spelled wrong (with a spraypaint tool).

cc-train, are you the same poster as Yisrael, Smokey, Masteroveryou, Mouse, and coffeadict? It seems pretty obvious to me that you are. Also, I think you may be Herr Bookmonger. I googled him and he's Scottish.


First choice Cook Second choice Dunn Third choice Bookmonger

CC-Train: Doity

I am scottish, I live in Scotland, I have never lived anywhere else. I went to a Scottish school, and we learn the song as I wrote it in my previous comment. During my school days it was mentioned again and again that the English changed to words so that it was 'easier' for them to pronounce the words.

I googled 'Herr Bookmonger' and found nothing suggesting that Bookmonger is Scottish.

I can assure you that not only do I not know the other people, I am not them, nor am I Bookmonger. I base my opinions on my own freedom to think what I like, when I like.

I do not mean to cause offence but seriously, don't base your opinions on your narrow mind, try and think out of the box a bit. Just because you haven't seen or experianced anything does not mean that it is wrong. Just because some people are able to think alike does not mean they are the same person. Also just because someone can see the truth in what someone else has written and stands up for them does not mean they are the same person or even know them. It is in my nature to support those that are currect in my opinion, especially when they are being attacked by someone else.

Good evening

doity: cc-train

It is not your beliefs that tipped me off to the fact that you are all the same person; it was the spelling and grammar mistakes, your choice of words (such as "mate" and "A-board"), and how your posts just flowed together in a stream-of-consciousness sort of way. Also, if you google "Herr Bookmonger" you'll see the name pop up related to a lot of Scottish or UK-related web sites. It all seems way too convenient for me. On top of that, nobody in their right mind would want to wear a t-shirt with that on it, except perhaps the designer and his or her mother (because of the whole unconditional-love thing...).

Good evening to you, too, and all of your web personas.

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