Just the fact that the listing is the same misspelling says to me that they stand behind their mistake. I applaud you, sir or madam.
The meme they have linked to is spelled “trap”, so I think it’s a double-shot of unchecked spelling
Well, it is also a meme to switch letters or words within existing memes, like turning “Gentlemen” into “Mentlegen”.
There’s like a meme of the it’s a trap meme that goes, it’s a tarp. check urban dictionary, or know your meme.
Yep. The blurb I found says it’s an offshoot meme about 4y/o. New to me, though, so I got a laugh out of this post.
Intra-word Spoonerisms are a meme?
It’s a tarp is part of the Akbar meme where he says like “It’s a trap!” “It’s a tarp!” “It’s a carp!” “It’s a frappe!” and various other words that are similar to trap in one way or another.
It’s not misspelled. It’s a joke.
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They haven’t misspelled any of their other items.
I think it’s a mistake. God knows that I can’t edit my own text. I can spot the smallest errors in what other people write, but I can’t see big mistakes in my own writing.
No, it’s intentional. Click the link in the listing.
Here’s the pic that you get on that page:
Gee, I thought it was another stupid bailout.
No, really, it’s a thing. The page she links to even touches on the intentional misspelling of ‘trap’ as ‘tarp’. Like, ‘teh’ rather than ‘the’, people do that on purpose all the time nowadays!
I read that like a hipster indian name
We stand behind all of our mistakes.
Oh my god
Oh my DOG!
Oh Long Johnson!
Oh Don Piano!
I can’t help but post my all-time favorite joke here: What do you get when you cross a dyslexic, an insomniac, and an agnostic?
Someone who lies awake at night, wondering if there really is a dog.
Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your waitress.
calm down people. my craptastic iphone facebook app freaked out in mid-type and posted only the first 3 words of my intended post. the rest is somewhere below…
Dyslexics of the world…UNTIE!
… And this dyslexic read that as “Unite”.
so did i hahaha
When life gives you melons, you might be dyslexic.
Free all the melons.
Make life take the melons back! Get mad! I don’t want your damn melons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life’s manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson melons! Do you know who I am? I’m the man who’s gonna burn your house down! With the melons! I’m gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible melon that burns your house down!
It’s a PRAT!
It’s a PART!
Trap as it!
I’m rapt, go on.
A tarp, it is
If one of the ‘T’s was an e, you could make parasite.
You are going to sell so many fucking tarps with that ad!
Of course then you’ll get sued by lucasfilm…
What you really need to go with are some old wooden boats from Bali.
For a Tarp, 4″x6″ isn’t very useful. It doesn’t even look waterproof.
It’s a Spinal Tap Tarp Trap!
I would buy one of those tarps and make a trap!!!
It’s not a mistake, though lol. If you actually follow the link (http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/its-a-trap) you’ll see that it’s an intentional misspelling, in keeping with the “It’s a tarp!” meme. Still horrible stitchery, of course.
It’s the spacing that gets me. And the font…
Yeah, definitely not their best work. Though, I do think Geekopolis carries some awesome products.
I agree. I’ll remake it <3
Awesome, Redd! : ) Might I add, I’m very impressed with the number of Doctor Who items you carry. Keep on stitchin’! You have a lot of fans.
I wish there were more witty wallhangings on Etsy that actually featured embroidery or cross-stitch or some other ACTUAL CRAFTSMANSHIP! My snake can stitch fancier than this!
(*I lied. I have no snake. It just seemed funny)
(of course, this IS fairly priced for the effort. Stuff like I dream of would be more like a hundred bucks)
The simple font I chose is clearly not a winner with you guys
That’s why it’s so much cheaper than my other work. I’ll make it again and extra fancy.
Fuck yes, tarps are useful for so many things. But they CAN get you intro trouble, so are worth coming with a warning:
I once found what appeared to be a huge, brand-spanking-new, bright blue tarp crumpled up in the ravine behind my office building. I was like, hell yeah, free tarp!, and went to get it.
Turns out that the tarp was shoved down there to cover……the beheaded body of a small calf.
We called the cops but nothing ever came of it.
So beware of free tarps.
wow, how awful.
So the tarp was a trap?
Alas that it is not in my power to award CotD.
SOOOO weird! If I were gonna dispose of a body in a wooded ravine, I’d want it to go unseen (isn’t that the point?)so I’d not cover it with something blue. I also think decay would be one of my goals, so I wouldn’t wrap it in anything. Nothing about that story makes sense. But I guess I’m silly to hope for rational thinking from people who behead calves.
Damn it, this is important … did you keep the TARP?
I’m not gonna lie…I still really considered it. Cause yeah, it was BRAND NEW. They must have bought it specifically for….whatever the hell they did.
You’re going to lose your corvid privileges if you keep this up. A ranking member would have kept the calf AND the tarp and called in several friends to get it all back home.
I don’t get it.
I mean, I get it, but I don’t get it.
Stitch it on a bit of blue tarp, I’d get it. Throw in an outline of Ackbar, I might really get it.
Maybe ize just old.
I agree. It dramatically loses the lolz with the removal of Ackbar and tarp imagery. Like a punchline without the rest of the joke…
“So the woman looks at her husband and says, ‘Honey…this one’s eating my popcorn!’ “
If it was stitched on blue tarp with an admiral ackbar I would buy it so fast!
I don’t have to worry about where I will put it??!! Thank goodness!
That frame must have powers of distorting space to allow the piece to occupy any space, even if already occupied by other matter. I suppose it must be made from recycled Balinese Dr Who Phoneboxes.
I can’t figure out if they’re making fun of Star Wars or Magritte.
Or maybe it’s just a derp.
Just one question…what’s a frame?
I am picturing the sellers (The Pauly and Redd Show, if we are to believe the description) are reading this, fist-bumping, and crowing “Mission Accomplished, eh?”
Could April have fallen for a Regretsy tarp?
Of course it’s on purpose.
Feeling properly chastised by Bronc. Props to you or April for the Canvas Emporium mock-up though.
yeah yeah, that’s what my cat says whenever she falls off a table and she’s trying to look like she meant to do that.
And afterward she went behind the couch and said “fucking MEOW”!
(quoting George Carlin)
The tarp’s on porpoise…
The guy on the right is slapping his forehead in response to your pun.
I’ve been a gamer for (too long) and a few years ago we started saying ‘it’s a tarp’ because, I guess, it was funny–and yes, we meant trap lol Besides, people type so fast or say disjointed things in Vent, so we just always went for it. I’ve never seen the meme.
No, I know these guys– If you scroll down on the page that they link to, you can see that the tarp is intentional. Ive heard the tarp meme too! I think it’s great!
Geekopolis is great! I bought a knitted Firefly hat from Redd for my boyfriend, and he loves it.
Obscure 4chan fuckery will get you everywhere.
Who you calling “obscure”?
Pity it’s not a booby tarp.
Isn’t that just called “a shirt”?
Or in the spirit of this thread, maybe called a “shrit”?
No, it was in fact intentional. It’s a line that Pauly and I use quite a bit around the house. Memes are a hell of a drug.
I’m just grateful that most of you did in fact get the reference.
But yes, awesomeness. *bows*
Can I use that photoshop fuckery in my listing now?
I posted, but the internet fucking ate it.
Yes, it was intentional. We’re suckers for memes here in the Hynes House and this one is used quite a bit.
I’m glad that most of you got my reference.
April, how did you even find this? Why were you searching for tarps on Etsy?
oh i don’t think tarps are anywhere near the craziest things our April has searched for on Regretsy
I kind of like this shop. It’s filled with geekery. Not so much fuckery, but with time and FJL exposure that could change.
lemonbombs, thank you!! i am going to use the word “geekery” as much as possible, it’s my new word of the week!
Hey, Tursiart, if I pan to the interior of that toilet will I see a carp? Oh, God… I kill me.
If it was embroidered on a Tarp with Admiral Ackbar, I would buy it so hardcore for cub scouts camp-outs. I can see me with my son now “Oh what’s that Timmy, your tent is just sitting on a plain old tarp? Your Mother must not love you very much, because my son and I have a genuine one of a kind Star Wars Admiral Ackbar tarp!”
I too immediately saw the potential for camping decor!
PS. Redd your store is the amazing
I had better get this as a present from my fiance for our wedding: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75045450/a-nerds-love-poem-framed-embroidery
Hell with tarps – let’s see a scratch & sniff version of “the cake is a pie.”
I heard you like memes.
To be honest, I crack up every.single.time I read those Yo Dawg memes.
OMG helo 2008, thought I left you behind
*puts time traveller helmet back on*
next stop, 2004!
ALWAYS CONTINUED THANKS TO REGRETSY.
I DIDN’T KNOW WHERE TO POST THIS….PLEASE EXCUSE ME.
NOT A DAY GOES BY, I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT APRIL WINCHELL AND THE GOOD FOLKS HERE DID FOR MY DONKEYS AND I.
WE STILL USE THE STOCK WATER TANK YOU RAISED MONEY FOR.
AND….PAID OFF “RUFUS” DONKEY’S SURGERY BILLS.
RUFUS PASSED AWAY IN OCT 2010, BUT WE GAVE IT A GOOD FIGHT.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW……….I DON’T FORGET. AS LONG AS I HAVE A MEMORY, YOU’LL SURELY BE IN IT.
OVER HERE AT DBL\AA/ DONKEY SANCTUARY……WE REMEMBER AND SAY THANK YOU!
WHERE DONKEYS WEAR CROWNS AND GOODNESS FILLS YOUR SOUL….
WE THANK YOU FOLKS….THAT’S HOW WE ROLL!
A soulful purpose in life.
I thank you……..everyday.
Wishing you peace and love…….
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Housing rescued donkeys.
I salute you! Keep up the good work!
“Hooray! Glad to see you back!” was supposed to go here
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