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TheReverend
05-21-2009, 09:13 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8061031.stm

Joke review boosts T-shirt sales
By Daniel Emery
Technology reporter, BBC News



The T-shirt has three wolves and the Moon on it...
A T-shirt has become one of the most popular items sold by online retailer Amazon in the past few weeks.

Sales of the kitsch Three Wolf Moon T-shirt shot up 2,300% after a spate of ironic reviews went viral.

The first review gave the shirt five stars, saying it "Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women" but "cannot see wolves with arms crossed".

That prompted hundreds of others to post frivolous reviews, turning the page into an internet phenomenon.

"When I put this T-shirt on for the first time, my wife left me! Thank you, Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt," wrote one wag, while another said that "the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt gave me a +10 resistance to energy attacks, +8 Strength... and I have successfully solved 7 crimes in my city".

Amazon's senior manager of community content, Russell Dicker, said the T-shirt was currently the top selling item in their clothing store.

"The Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt recently moved up 2,300% in sales rank," he said. "We are grateful that our reviewers are so passionate."

Publicity shy

However, the firm which actually makes the T-shirt appeared less than pleased at some of the comments.

"The Mountain is a wholesale company and does not sell shirts on Amazon, so this viral assault went under our radar until the shirt made it into the top 10 in the Amazon apparel section," they said in a posting on the Amazon site.

"We appreciate humour as much as the next company, but we don't approve of some of the remarks.

"Not everyone can start out at the top and not everyone from our neck of the woods lives in a trailer or cruises Walmart to hook up."

This is not the first time comedy reviews on Amazon have gone viral. In 2006, there were more than a thousand reviews for Tuscan Whole Milk.

They ranged from soap opera-style script - "That was when I knew. He was tired of this life with me, tired of bringing home the Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz" - to stating the obvious: "Has anyone else tried pouring this stuff over dry cereal? A-W-E-S-O-M-E!"

Taco John
05-21-2009, 09:24 AM
This is funny because I've been coveting this shirt for poker night for the last 6 months:

http://www.loiterink.com/photos/products/47_2314_500x500.jpg

Flex Gunmetal
05-21-2009, 09:25 AM
lol I remember a few years ago a car forum I frequent had a massive group buy of like 500 of these shirts.

HILife
05-21-2009, 09:26 AM
LOL LOL :spit: :spit: Some of the comments are hilarious.

bronco militia
05-21-2009, 09:26 AM
This is funny because I've been coveting this shirt for poker night for the last 6 months:

http://www.loiterink.com/photos/products/47_2314_500x500.jpg

Ha!

BigPlayShay
05-21-2009, 09:31 AM
I have to admit, it is a pretty badass T:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GlByFzNgL._SS500_.jpg

bronco militia
05-21-2009, 09:32 AM
I have to admit, it is a pretty badass T:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GlByFzNgL._SS500_.jpg

no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay

BigPlayShay
05-21-2009, 09:34 AM
no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay


sarcasm
One entry found.

Main Entry:
sar·casm Listen to the pronunciation of sarcasm
Pronunciation:
\ˈsär-ˌka-zəm\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwarəs- to cut
Date:
1550

1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b: the use or language of sarcasm
synonyms see wit

bronco militia
05-21-2009, 09:38 AM
sarcasm
One entry found.

Main Entry:
sar·casm Listen to the pronunciation of sarcasm
Pronunciation:
\ˈsär-ˌka-zəm\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
French or Late Latin; French sarcasme, from Late Latin sarcasmos, from Greek sarkasmos, from sarkazein to tear flesh, bite the lips in rage, sneer, from sark-, sarx flesh; probably akin to Avestan thwarəs- to cut
Date:
1550

1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain
2 a: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual b: the use or language of sarcasm
synonyms see wit

Ha!

keep working on it..... it looks like you could use more practice

Flex Gunmetal
05-21-2009, 09:42 AM
no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay

Joke_____





Your head

Garcia Bronco
05-21-2009, 09:44 AM
no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay

I would even go as far as to say the shirt is double gay

400HZ
05-21-2009, 09:48 AM
I bought that same shirt at a gas station a couple weeks ago for my buddy whose last name is "Wolf." The reviews on Amazon are hilarious. That ****er won't wear it outside, even though it's an awesome piece of apparel.

Beantown Bronco
05-21-2009, 09:48 AM
I would even go as far as to say the shirt is double gay

And before Bob jumps in......I'm sorry, but two gays don't make a straight.

bronco militia
05-21-2009, 09:50 AM
And before Bob jumps in......I'm sorry, but two gays don't make a straight.

:giggle:

bronco militia
05-21-2009, 09:52 AM
Joke_____





Your head

somebody connect the dots for this guy....:rofl:

SureShot
05-21-2009, 09:56 AM
Rev has been on top of his game lately. ****ing Hilarious!

theAPAOps5
05-21-2009, 10:32 AM
Here is the full review it is genius. I want to buy this guy a beer.


This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn't have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn't settle for the first thing that comes to him.

I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt.

Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the 'guns'), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.

theAPAOps5
05-21-2009, 10:35 AM
http://www.amazon.com/The-Mountain-Three-Wolf-T-Shirt/dp/B000NZW3KC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=apparel&qid=1242927033&sr=8-1

The reviews are awesome!

SureShot
05-21-2009, 10:46 AM
This is the one I have. A man of my stature only needs one wolf draped over a chest so massive it would compel Adonis to change into a Jim Armstrong Hawaiian shirt when in my presence, plus moons are for pussies and hippies.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/411BQCQP7NL._SS500_.jpg

Rohirrim
05-21-2009, 10:56 AM
I liked this one:

Don't pass this up!, May 21, 2009
By Charles Watt "chuckbob" (OKC) - See all my reviews


Before ordering this shirt I was a shy, nervous computer/sci-fi geek, fearful of women and utterly dominated by my Sikh supervisor from Bangalore. After reading the numerous testimonials to the power and life-altering aspects of this legendary, yet strangely beautiful, Three Wolf shirt I decided to throw caution to the winds and attempt to purchase the more "manly" existence that I felt I deserved but that Bowflex had never given me. (Granted it sits, dusty and neglected in one corner of my efficiency apartment. The first time I tried it I nearly fractured both forearms.)

When the shirt arrived I was trembling with anticipation. I removed it, lovingly, from its box and slipped it over my pencil-thin neck and awaited the transformation and......NOTHING. I was heartbroken. Obviously, this was as big a media hyped fantasy as the Obama Presidency. I took to wearing the shirt only as a mnemonic to myself to ensure I Won't Get Fooled Again.

Then one evening I was eating a Family-Sized bag of Cheetos and watching the Doctor Who episode "Tooth and Claw" when a wondrous thing happened. Just as Queen Victoria was being menaced by the werewolf, the Moon graphic over my heart started to pulsate and the orange Cheeto detritus on my fingers glowed with a brilliant, neon light. I was instantly transported to another plane of existence where fact and fiction, and reality and fantasy are mere words because the lines of distinction between such banal concepts are erased and meaningless.

I am now a Time Lord. I have regenerated multiple times and the mundane physical features of my body no longer concern me or cause me a moment's consideration. I am able to travel freely in time and space and between alternate realities. I have battled lizard warriors with Captain Kirk, destroyed Death Stars with Han Solo, and, yes, made sweet love to Princess Leia. I am writing to you from the future. BUY THIS SHIRT!

Cam07
05-21-2009, 11:04 AM
Here is the full review it is genius. I want to buy this guy a beer.

LMAO! The cons in that review are classic.

bfoflcommish
05-21-2009, 12:21 PM
Joke_____





Your head


jakes on you

Taco John
05-21-2009, 12:29 PM
Unfortunately I already had this exact picture tattooed on my chest, but this shirt is very useful in colder weather.

Ha!

Beantown Bronco
05-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Already got one. For some reason, every time I wear it during a full moon, I forget who I am, piss my pants and start humping the ottoman in my living room.

I'm sure it has something to do with seeing Ghostbuster when I was little, but I can't be sure.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-21-2009, 12:36 PM
What's wrong with this shirt? It's perfect for D&D night with my buddies. It's dark colors hide my pit stains and Mountain Dew spills.

Inkana7
05-21-2009, 05:23 PM
****ing classic.

TheReverend
05-21-2009, 05:29 PM
Oh this thread is still going...?

In that case,
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k46/ryow2437/supfgz.jpg

elsid13
05-21-2009, 05:56 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ztj3LUEVL._AA280_.jpg

Dudes you also pick some of the bad ass pants to go with them!

http://www.amazon.com/Zubaz-Pants/dp/B000WVXM0W/ref=pd_sbs_a_2/177-2539454-0767621

my favorite review
I was searching for clothes that speak to me.. These pants not only spoke to me, they entered my soul and transformed me. When I get out of my bitchin 78 camaro wearing these bad boys, there's no question who the boss man is..
You can easily go commando in these and feel even more manly. Your junk swings freely and using the restroom is that much easier...

Don Flamenco
05-21-2009, 06:43 PM
I got the original, b****es!


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/eeEErRaY/IMG_0124.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/eeEErRaY/IMG_0123.jpg
In case some of you don't know where this phenomenon of sexiness comes from

http://www.birkoph.com/Wolf_tshirt.htm

make sure to read the reviews!

Kaylore
05-21-2009, 07:12 PM
They SAY it's three wolves, but how do we know it's not the same wolf from three different angles? We cannot assume they'd be above airbrushing or the use of creative lighting just to save on wolves...
LOL

ohiobronco2
05-21-2009, 07:44 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ztj3LUEVL._AA280_.jpg

Dudes you also pick some of the bad ass pants to go with them!

http://www.amazon.com/Zubaz-Pants/dp/B000WVXM0W/ref=pd_sbs_a_2/177-2539454-0767621

my favorite review
I was searching for clothes that speak to me.. These pants not only spoke to me, they entered my soul and transformed me. When I get out of my b****in 78 camaro wearing these bad boys, there's no question who the boss man is..
You can easily go commando in these and feel even more manly. Your junk swings freely and using the restroom is that much easier...

Dude. You need some Rexkwando pants.

Bob's your Information Minister
05-22-2009, 06:53 PM
Sweet action!

http://thedanzatap.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/wolf-shirt.jpg

broncosteven
05-22-2009, 07:11 PM
I have to admit, it is a pretty badass T:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GlByFzNgL._SS500_.jpg

It would totally rock if you replaced the 3 wolves with pictures of Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney, and Chris Kraft....or just 3 awesome pictures of Gene in different poses.

ohiobronco2
05-22-2009, 07:15 PM
Sweet action!

http://thedanzatap.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/wolf-shirt.jpg

Erie isn't it. It's like looking into the future.

broncosteven
05-22-2009, 07:18 PM
Erie isn't it. It's like looking into the future.

And his past!

Ever see the pic of Boob at AnalHead with the homeless guy?

Bronx33
05-22-2009, 07:18 PM
It would totally rock if you replaced the 3 wolves with pictures of Gene Kranz, Glynn Lunney, and Chris Kraft....or just 3 awesome pictures of Gene in different poses.

no!!! no!!! no!!!! no!!!!!!!!!!!!! !Gene Kranz,neil armstrong and jack swiegert jr and and jane mansfield ont the hood of a 60 vette.