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Nine Eleven 1973

  • by NoSanto
  • posted Mar 03, 2007
  • 66 Comments

Allende, The Great Illusionist.

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NoSanto

Allende, The Great Illusionist.

Lucasntaylor

Haha, Reminds me of when I broke my glasses, Aha.

Lucas.

bektravels

Ok, not sure what's going on with the date and all, but I really like this!

cblp2

I'm not sure this would make sense to anyone outside Chile or environs.

rtoyota

Looks very cool, but what does it mean?

spiderange

fucking awesome. $5. did you do this when pinochet died?

kmuto

Until I saw the date and the Allende comment, I thought this was a reference to that old Twilight Zone episode. "That's--that's not fair. That's not fair at all. There was time now. There was, was all the time I needed... ! It's not fair!"

Still, I like it. $5

herky
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great concept and illustration

jitter

i...dont really get it...

zendog

the day democracy died in Chile. Salvador Allende was the first democractically-elected Marxist leader of any nation. Augusto Pinochet staged a coup on 9/11/73.
I love the design, but the reference was too vague for me...

Sweetpotatoes

Those are Allende's glasses, and that's the date he died.

raemelle

Wouldn't the 9 be before the 11? I mean, that's the typical order of dates. Day/Month/Year.

Unless I'm missing something.

The Jolly Brewer

It is in the US, but not in many other places.

I love this design

LionelM

At first I thought it was a Buddy Holly memorial design until I realized the date was wrong.

applegary

I thought it was Murray Bozinski's birthday... Seriously, this is a strong statement; I just like funny and smart-alecky on my shirts. Who'da figured that.

ohitsxnicole

I don't understand it.

9/11/73?
What does that date represent?

screeniswonword

i really think that too many people would connect the date in this to that other bad thing that happened on 9/11.

Monsieur Hulot

Nobody needs to know anything that happened outside US.

dancinghelicopter

oh i so thought it was twilight zone... then 911.... Haha

biesdesignstudio

great illustration, one of very few political tees that i could see myself wearing.

$5.

amandahell

please, if you guys don't understand a reference, PLEASE don't look it up. it would be a shame if you used the internet for something like self edification, and not just porn.

kdisel

did you seriously that nobody needs to know anything that happens outside of he US.......please tell me that you are being a smart ass Monsieur Hulot........

susan_pomroy

great design. simple and clean. but i wouldn't wear it because the reference means nothing to me...if it was just the broken glasses (or the Buddy Holly memorial) i would.

Harvey Gatling

Reminds me of that one twilight zone episode...

"IT'S NOT FAIR!"

Arco

I find it odd that with the amount of designs on this website being made by designers from around the world, so many comments (for this and others) seem to be made under the presumption that t-shirts sold by threadless are exclusively for American consumption.

With that said, it's a great design (historical reference aside) and I appreciate art that has the potential to instigate discourse without employing histrionics (historical reference considered).

5$.

upsidedown

I didn't get it at first, but I'd definitely wear it just to get questioned. the design is great, and it helped me learn about Chile, hah.

jen52983

its a cool l design..but i think you've narrowed your target audience

Rocketman5

a t-shirt with a message...what a concept.
5$

Farmer_J0e

its too left-wing... you dont see any right-wing t-shirts either.

goviol

A little too obscure.

get a clue design

i like the simplicity of this design a lot, but I would like it WAY more if they were Buddy Holly's glasses with the date the music died (feb. 3rd, 1959). I realize it ain't as politically "deep", etc., but music moves people more than politics it seems.

Digdag88

i don't know what you're referencing.
but when i thought of it i thought of that one twilight zone episode. i like that one.

Digdag88

oh, someone'd already said twilight zone. in that case, me too.

ivanl

My congratulations! excellent design. Viva Allende, la dignidad de América Latina!

Scilly_guy

Yeah the whole American date thing, it should be day month year, that makes sense, you go from small to big. Anyway, I had no idea what the date ment, I would have looked it up wrong too, although I would have still found the right answer. But I didn't need to as you lot have already answered any questions I may have.

Expatriate

Seeing that M. Hulot's name is referencing a character in several old french films played by Jacques Tati, whose comedic presence is on par with Chaplin's "The Tramp," I think it's safe to say he's being facetious.

On another note, nice design. Don't know if I'd wear it though, so it's a solid 3.

.neur0nster.

I thought it was the Twilight Zone thing as well. Haha.

olie!
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nice design, but not really a message a lot of us can relate to. . .

SpiritEntity

I'd buy the Buddy Holly one, but in my circle of friends and family, sadly nobody would get it the way it is.

I love Buddy Holly. (Sorry...had to throw that in)

Poisson Baton

i still can't get over the irony of this post above me...

and i would but this and wear it. if you dont get it, its because you are uninformed. if you are uninformed, you should educate yourself, and endevour to educate those around you.

in response to Joe Farmer above, there is really nothing left-wing about democratically electing the leader of your country. well its left of fascism i suppose.

shmeder

I would wear this. The concept is wonderful. I love that the date is not "Americanized".

deboraborialis

What is this education you speak of amanda? We're not big on book learnin' round these parts. $5

sukassi

The date 9/11 is doooooomed......

mrdeadhead

had to look that one up. sorry man, i think it may just be too obscure an idea for most of the people on threadless.

purpletuesdaysky

I think the audience for this shirt is too small. I know I would never wear a shirt with a statement like this one simply because it has nothing to do with me- I'm not from Chile, so most people who are would cry 'poser'. I would possibly wear it if i was from the country, but that's the problem with making political shirts like this one- any non-Chilean would look stupid wearing this.

mhonea

love the idea but don't think anyone would get it.

whatacutie.

i just couldn't figure out what it meant. twilight zone? chile? whaaa??

Down10

It's a nice design, but I really don't care to have to explain it to people and get in some boring conversation about historical politics.

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