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We want to keep our Insider Shop stocked with an always-expanding selection of fresh Techdirt gear, so we've set up a Step2 thread for you to vote on product ideas and submit your own.

Our Seized Tee and DMCA Tee have both been very popular, so we're definitely looking for your input on new t-shirt ideas—but we're also interested in whatever else you dream up! For now, we want to dedicate this thread to physical Techdirt gear—we'll be launching another thread in the future to discuss the new blog features and subscription packages. There are a few ideas already there, both for new products and for variations on our existing lineup. Head on over and help us decide what we should offer next.

Remember, you need an account to vote and comment on Step2, but your Techdirt account works there too.



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    Alana (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 5:44pm

    Geoblock tee.

    Hell yes.

     

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    MahaliaShere (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 5:47pm

    Re:

    Seconded.

     

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    Nigel (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 5:52pm

    cant join

    I tried to sign up on step 2 or the insights site essentially, but I cant seem to get past the registration form.

    I just tried a few more times as well. Its not working in FF.

    I like the shirt as well lol..

    Nigel

     

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    Tawhiri (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 5:57pm

    Man, I really want that DMCA T-shirt now. If only I hadn't just spent a bunch of money on new oboe reed making supplies >.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:12pm

    looooooootsss of "Why won't mike debate my nonsense" t-shirts

     

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    Karl (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:17pm

    Shilling?

    "Techdirt: Shilling for Google since 1997"

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:23pm

    Two 'sock puppet' ideas:

    First, the physical item:

    No idea if it would be feasible, but a 'Pirate Mike Sock Puppet' would be an awesome thing to add to the store. Thing would be simple enough, just a standard sock puppet, with say an eye-patch on it, and a mini-cd attached/drawn on the side.

    And the digital item:

    Either a one time buy, or something for a reoccurring subscription, this one would be a little account icon of an eye-patch bedecked sockpuppet. In the same space that the 'Insider' line is, replace it with 'Yarr!' or something along those lines.

    Might be a little too detailed for such a tiny icon though, not sure.

    Anyway, just two ideas inspired by the troll 'argument' they always seem to fall back on, seems like they'd be a great way to turn an already laughable thing even funnier.

     

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    Mr. Smarta** (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:30pm

    Some ideas...

    How about some satirical shirts?

    "I don't bend myself over a barrel for Congress like the RIAA."

    "For a Congress-granted industry monopoly, you need a rosy set of lips and a skilled tongue."

    "I don't get on my knees for pro-copyright judges like entertainment industry leaders."

    Front: "MAFIAA: Hiding Copyright Incompetence"
    Back: "TECHDIRT: Exposing their Copyright Incompetence"

    "RIAA: Protecting the industry all the way to death row."

    "MAFIAA: You'll pay for their crap one way or another."

    "Tech industry leaders have golden parachutes. Entertainment industry leaders have golden knee pads."

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:41pm

    How about one with your face, your name, and "PAID SHILL FOR GOOGLE" on it?

    After all, a little truth goes a long way!

     

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    Gothenem (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 6:49pm

    I suggested an "I'm an Anonymous Coward on TechDirt" t-shirt :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 7:03pm

    Re:

    How about one with your face, your name, and "PAID SHILL FOR GOOGLE" on it?

    hahahahaha.... I'd buy one. I wonder if Masnick would exercise his publicity rights if the RIAA started selling them?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 7:04pm

    Re: Some ideas...

    Don't quit your day job.... if you have one.

     

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    Forest_GS (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 7:15pm

    I've got a card playing mat I'm using as a mouse pad. Works great. A large mouse pad would probably sell as well as the bottle...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 7:17pm

    Remember, you need an account to vote and comment on Step2, but your Techdirt account works there too.

    Nice move Dr. Frankenstein. Still trying to reanimate the dead I see. Just curious; how many new comments did Masnick get on his, "exceptionally successful, and rather high profile effort with a well known partner" after his last articles pleading with people to participate in Step2?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 7:25pm

    I want a hat like the t-shirt.

     

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    Keii (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 8:26pm

    Re: Some ideas...

    They could get away with some MAFIAA stuff, but calling out RIAA/MPAA won't end well.

    Trying to work off your MAFIAA angle...
    Perhaps some silhouettes similar to a Charlie's Angels pose representing the three AA's. They could have emblems on the silhouettes of a tape, a DVD (or film reel) and a book, or just be holding them like weapons. And of course instead of Charlie's Angels it would just read MAFIAA.

    That's the best I think I could come up with working the AAngle.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:15pm

    Or MAFIAA types looking into a Magic 8-Ball trying to figure out what to do next...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:19pm

    How about official Techdirt asshats? Winter will be here before you know it.

     

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    Mesonoxian Eve (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:20pm

    A t-shirt with "DMCA: Don't Mess with Corporate America"

    A snow globe with DMCA take down notices instead of snow.

    Dark Helmets.

    "Techdirt" logo across the center with two round images below it featuring a blue circle with LOL and a blue circle with a yellow light bulb. One the back: "LOL and Insightful can be found at techdirt.com" (and in tiny print below this line: "Anonymous Cowards read at your own risk")

    Just a few ideas.
    :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:37pm

    Re:

    "Dark helmets"

    You get one free when browsing techdirt. :)

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:37pm

    Re:

    "Nice move Dr. Frankenstein. Still trying to reanimate the dead I see. Just curious; how many new comments did Masnick get on his, "exceptionally successful, and rather high profile effort with a well known partner" after his last articles pleading with people to participate in Step2?"

    Quoted for a response. Still trying to figure out who the big partner was, they were nowhere to be seen.

    How about a t-shirt that says:

    Step 2 - Connect with nobody, reason to ignore

    That might be worth it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 24th, 2012 @ 9:48pm

    Re: Re:

    How about a t-shirt that says:

    Step 2 - Connect with nobody, reason to ignore

    That might be worth it.


    That should just about complete my wardrobe.

     

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    Mesonoxian Eve (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 10:01pm

    Re: Re:

    But that's a digital version. I want one for my desk.

    Bobbling is an option. ;)

     

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    That Anonymous Coward (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 10:51pm

    May I humbly suggest the
    "Paywall Bob Ballgag"
    You just print paywall on the ball.

     

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    Leigh Beadon (profile), Aug 24th, 2012 @ 11:42pm

    Re:

    You can always tell a worthless human being by their eagerness to declare everything a failure. Thanks for the red flag, friend!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 12:23am

    Re: Re:

    The other way you can do it is by spotting the people with their hands over their ears yelling "LALALALALA" so they don't have to hear the truth.

    Thanks for the red flag, friend!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 1:19am

    Re:

    "asshats"

    Wouldn't that just be underwear?

    Mike Masnick panties!
    Nina Paley boxer shorts!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 4:14am

    Re: Re:

    Well, we know which one of them wear the pants, and which one is quietly working "not exactly for Google directly".

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 7:54am

    Re: Re:

    Step2 and your music career do not constitute "everything".

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 8:31am

    How about:

    TECHDIRT*

    * not specifically, directly brought to you by Google.

     

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    btrussell (profile), Aug 25th, 2012 @ 11:20am

    If you read techdirt

    show me your tweets

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 25th, 2012 @ 8:15pm

    TECHDIRT - WE STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS
    (unless you post anonymously... then we violate your ass all over the place).

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 25th, 2012 @ 11:40pm

    I'm sure I may get reamed for this but my sense of sarcasm piqued.


    A shirt filled to the brim of the words wrapped all the way around "Pirate Mike" in 12 point Calibri font.

    My deepest apologies but it just seemed sort of fitting to make fun of the people derping those two words have been incorporated with.

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 25th, 2012 @ 11:50pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Or by your consistently canned trolling responses...I believe that's 2 red flags on you friend...

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 26th, 2012 @ 12:03am

    "Remember, you need an account to vote and comment on Step2, but your Techdirt account works there too."

    Leigh Beadon, I enjoy being able to convey and express myself. I don't mind having to log in to do it as quite a few of you have gotten to know me and how I write. I have one question about all this. Will it be a requirement for a monthly fee to comment and vote?

     

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    Wally (profile), Aug 26th, 2012 @ 12:22am

    Re:

    Ok, I retract my questionnaire.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2012 @ 6:57am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Wally, you have already been proven to be an idiot. Why keep adding proof?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2012 @ 7:01am

    I guess in the end the funny part is that you guys are so desperate to get people to Step2 that you are pretty much forcing them to sign up to participate here.

    Desperation is so obvious. Can't you and Mike just agree that Step2 is a failure and write it off already? It's almost as bad as the massively ignored insight community.

    It's sad to think with so many people coming through Techdirt each day that you guys are clueless on how to make something that appeals to people.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2012 @ 2:10pm

    T-shirt

    "Masnick proudly sponsored by Google"..

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2012 @ 2:11pm

    if you are only on Step-2 it's going to take you a long time to get to Floor64.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 26th, 2012 @ 8:15pm

    Oooooo....Ooooo, I know....

    A matching set of knee pads and lobster bib featuring the Techdirt logo with Google's logo in the background

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2012 @ 3:45am

    How about:

    PAINT COLOR
    Techdirt's version of Innovation!

     

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    Leigh Beadon (profile), Aug 27th, 2012 @ 7:27am

    Re:

    It's sad to think with so many people coming through Techdirt each day that you guys are clueless on how to make something that appeals to people.

    One wonders if you see the hilarious contradiction within that sentence... One assumes you do not.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2012 @ 12:42pm

    Marcus,

    I don't know why you can't just admit defeat. Despite the many entreaties, there are a total of 36 comment and/or responses on Step2. And sixteen of them are by TD staff- mostly you. Step2 is a flop. People can't be bothered with it, yet you continuously flog people to go there and participate. Why? I don't understand how TD can criticize the industry for continuing to push DVD's against the interest and wishes of their consumers, while TD does the same with Step2. The whole things drips with hypocrisy.

    You got a number of suggestions right here. What is the need to drive this discussion to Step2, other than for life support?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2012 @ 3:01pm

    TechDirt eye-patches and wooden legs for the pirating masses!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 27th, 2012 @ 4:09pm

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    Good idea, they've already got the parrots handled.

     

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    Leigh Beadon (profile), Aug 28th, 2012 @ 9:31am

    Re:

    It's a useful platform. If you disagree, don't use it. We're watching the suggestions that come in here too.

     

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    Mike Masnick (profile), Aug 28th, 2012 @ 10:13am

    Re:

    I don't understand how TD can criticize the industry for continuing to push DVD's against the interest and wishes of their consumers, while TD does the same with Step2.

    If you honestly think the two are analogous, you really are much more uninformed and clueless than I previously imagined.

     

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