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Acero
2009-07-16, 04:31 PM
under every single OOTS comic strip, there are advertisments for shirts & other things. one shirt is the head of a hobgoblin with the word "Revolution" overhead. did i miss a revoultion? is this a hint of what to come? does any1 know?

RMS Oceanic
2009-07-16, 04:37 PM
That Goblin is Redcloak, and the "Revolution" talks about his long term goal to set up a goblinoid nation, equal to elves and dwarves.

averagejoe
2009-07-16, 04:39 PM
The goblin is Redcloak. (http://www.cafepress.com/orderofthestick/6255377) He's revolting against the humans (Azure city) who oppressed his people for years.

Start of Darkness spoiler:

More broadly, he's trying to get goblins out from their role as xp for low level adventurers and bring a goblin utopia to the world.

Jimor
2009-07-16, 04:40 PM
And the imagery is meant to mimic the iconic Che Guevara poster.

Porthos
2009-07-16, 04:46 PM
And the imagery is meant to mimic the iconic Che Guevara poster.

As can be seen here. (http://www.thechestore.com/prodimages/shirts/1020-large-Che-Guevara.jpg) (random t-shirt link chosen)

Really, Che shirts/posters have (almost) reached the point of Beyond Parody thanks to their ubiquitousness the last few years. It's almost too easy to take the mickey out of people wearing those shirts/putting up those posters.

Almost. :smalltongue:

averagejoe
2009-07-16, 04:59 PM
And here (http://cartoonbank.com/assets/1/69210_m.gif) is a picture of Che Guevara in a Bart Simpson t-shirt.

Porthos
2009-07-16, 05:02 PM
And here (http://cartoonbank.com/assets/1/69210_m.gif) is a picture of Che Guevara in a Bart Simpson t-shirt.

If this isn't the ultimate in Mickey Taking (http://www.freerefill.de/blog/pix/che_che.jpg), it's got to be pretty darn close. :smallamused:

Jimor
2009-07-16, 05:35 PM
I can go one better. :smallwink:


http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz186/JimorB/che_red.jpg

Liwen
2009-07-16, 05:52 PM
Okay that last T-Shirt posted by Jimor wins EVERYTHING

Nimrod's Son
2009-07-16, 10:41 PM
If this isn't the ultimate in Mickey Taking (http://www.freerefill.de/blog/pix/che_che.jpg), it's got to be pretty darn close. :smallamused:
WANT.

And I always swore I wouldn't be seen dead in a Che T-shirt, too.

pflare
2009-07-17, 08:44 AM
Its making fun of old Soviet Style propaganda. Their colour was red and their posters had Stalin and/or Lennin on them looking dramatic, strong, and thoughtful. Because Redcloak's colour is red he was the obvious choice for a Mock Soviet Style T-shirt.

Also Soviets were the result of the communist revolution.

The Extinguisher
2009-07-17, 09:14 AM
I want an Adam Smith t-shirt like that. That would be hilarious.

NerfTW
2009-07-17, 01:57 PM
Its making fun of old Soviet Style propaganda. Their colour was red and their posters had Stalin and/or Lennin on them looking dramatic, strong, and thoughtful. Because Redcloak's colour is red he was the obvious choice for a Mock Soviet Style T-shirt.

Also Soviets were the result of the communist revolution.

And congrats on missing the entire rest of the thread pointing out that the shirt is specifically parodying Che Guevara t-shirts, which is at least a U.S. cultural phenomena.