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Old 08-12-08, 02:40 PM   #1
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sheldon brown has a posse.

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Old 08-12-08, 02:44 PM   #2
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That's a spokecard waiting to happen.
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Old 08-12-08, 03:58 PM   #3
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your mom has a posse.
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Old 08-12-08, 04:15 PM   #5
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Yeah, and it's HUGE!
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copied andre the giant has a posse? pretty lame

providence/RISD represent
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Old 08-12-08, 04:26 PM   #8
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omg i never saw anyone spoof giant has a posse. thats so lame. omg shepard fairey would be so pissed if he saw that. thats so lame.
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Old 08-12-08, 04:28 PM   #9
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copied andre the giant has a posse? pretty lame

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I've been skateboarding in Boston for 20+ years. I was around when Shepard F. first started making the Andre stickers way back in the late 80's in Rhode Island. Since then it has been co-opted so many times, by so many different groups. Mainstream marketing copies the "got milk" slogan. Sub-cultures copy Andre. The literary liscenses have been issued. Out all the ones I've seen over the years, I really like "Sheldon's Posse."
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glad i got so many responses so quick

i think it's a cool idea, didn't mean to be harsh at all, if thats how it seemed. but sheldon is/was great, the site is and will be hopefully for a long time a great source of knowledge.
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Old 08-12-08, 04:35 PM   #11
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omg i never saw anyone spoof giant has a posse. thats so lame. omg shepard fairey would be so pissed if he saw that. thats so lame.
nice avatar
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haha thanks. part of the original concept behind the giant phenomenon was to see how far it would spread. i think the sheldon brown adaptation is a perfect example of how shepard's work was such a huge success, popping up in unexpected places and becoming subliminally familiar to almost anyone with a reasonably observant eye.
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Old 08-12-08, 04:55 PM   #13
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i think the sheldon brown adaptation is a perfect example of how shepard's work was such a huge success, popping up in unexpected places and becoming subliminally familiar to almost anyone with a reasonably observant eye.
i really loled
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Old 08-12-08, 05:10 PM   #14
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If you check out his hats page ...

This is a bit more Che: http://sheldonbrown.org/engineer.html

... and to complete the memetic trainwreck, this is more 'in Soviet Russia, bike fixes you!': http://sheldonbrown.org/chapka.html

YMMV (too lazy to 'shoop it up myself)
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copied andre the giant has a posse? pretty lame

providence/RISD represent
Hey. Don't judge his ART!
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Old 08-13-08, 07:32 PM   #17
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I think the dood just went to school in Rhode island.

I think he started out in South Carolina.

So saying represent anything when it's all over tons of cities is kinda GHEY son.

who cares.
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Old 08-13-08, 08:47 PM   #18
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omg i never saw anyone spoof giant has a posse. thats so lame. omg shepard fairey would be so pissed if he saw that. thats so lame.
i dont know if its still there or not, but there was a page on the obey site that you could send your own "has a posse" rip offs to and people could look at them. there were hundreds. shepard fairey wouldnt be pissed, not lame. omg wtf internet and text abbreviations are ****ing lame. i hope youre joking.
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I think the dood just went to school in Rhode island.

I think he started out in South Carolina.
He went to school in RI. A ton of the RI people used to come up and skate the now defunct ZT Maximus skate park in Cambridge, MA. Hence, Providence and Boston were the first two cities where the whole thing popped up. I know. I was there.

Moreover, there was nothing "serious" about it during it's formative years, so now attempting to inject some kinda "hands off don't byte this legit graphic" attitude is about 20 years too late.

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yep. i really wasn't trying to say get off that graphic we did it first. hey they did it around the time i was born, what do i know. just my best friend hung out at a print shop when he was young with his uncle when they were printing that stuff.

i'm surprised more sheldon spoke card ideas haven't been coming up lately. people have thrown the ideas out there, but no one has actually done anything?
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look this thread sucks, the original isn't even interesting or funny.
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Old 08-14-08, 07:34 AM   #22
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Here's what 1/2 of you don't understand:
Obey Giant is only legit to 10 yr old skater wannabe kids. As legit in bikes as:

Jonny-***-lately streetwear doin-what-the-kids-are-doin crap.
Embarassing for Sheldon.
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i think a lot of you are taking this too seriously.
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That OBEY theme is dumb for a bike but the bike itself is friggin NICE. I hadnt seen one in person until recently and I didnt realize it wasnt just a standard Fuji track bike. It's actually really nice.

As far as "has a posse" is concerned, it will never stop. it will keep going for ever with everyone ever having a posse. Sorry. Kinda like support ribbons for dumb stuff and the mastercard priceless ads... its just that easy.
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i grew up in providence then i joined the military for five years and in my travels in japan i actually saw some of the giant stickers...there all over! Im still waiting to come across a glow in the dark one. i havent seen that since i rocked it on my bike in the 80's!
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