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Old 05-21-2009, 10:13 AM   #1
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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."

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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!"
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:24 AM   #2
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This is funny because I've been coveting this shirt for poker night for the last 6 months:

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:25 AM   #3
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lol I remember a few years ago a car forum I frequent had a massive group buy of like 500 of these shirts.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #4
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Some of the comments are hilarious.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:26 AM   #5
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:31 AM   #6
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I have to admit, it is a pretty badass T:

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Old 05-21-2009, 10:32 AM   #7
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no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:34 AM   #8
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no offense, but I would be caught dead wearing something that gay

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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
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:38 AM   #9
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keep working on it..... it looks like you could use more practice
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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
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:50 AM   #14
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:52 AM   #15
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Old 05-21-2009, 10:56 AM   #16
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:32 AM   #17
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Here is the full review it is genius. I want to buy this guy a beer.

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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.
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:35 AM   #18
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Old 05-21-2009, 11:46 AM   #19
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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.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:56 AM   #20
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I liked this one:

Don't pass this up!, May 21, 2009
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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!
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Here is the full review it is genius. I want to buy this guy a beer.
LMAO! The cons in that review are classic.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:21 PM   #22
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #23
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Unfortunately I already had this exact picture tattooed on my chest, but this shirt is very useful in colder weather.

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Old 05-21-2009, 01:30 PM   #24
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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.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #25
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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.
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