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Sears Yanks Shirts Showing Picture of Twin Towers With Word 'Gotcha'
FoxNews.com ^ | September 13, 2010 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 09/14/2010 1:38:08 AM PDT by prisoner6

Sears Yanks Shirts Showing Picture of Twin Towers With Word 'Gotcha'

Sears department store is reportedly under fire for selling T-shirts depicting images of the Twin Towers with the word "Gotcha" emblazoned on the front of the clothing.

The company Gotcha reportedly made the clothing and printed its brand name on the front of the shirts. But Sears executives claim the word "Gotcha" was never meant to be attached to images of the World Trade Center towers, the station reports.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gotcha; sears; shirt; twintowers

Isn't there an ounce of sense ANYWHERE? How incompetent could Sears and it's buyers be?

I wonder where "Gotcha" is based.

1 posted on 09/14/2010 1:38:14 AM PDT by prisoner6
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To: prisoner6

Someone didn’t think this one through!


2 posted on 09/14/2010 1:43:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: prisoner6

Gotcha has been around for a number of years. There’s a Sarah Palin shirt...which sells well. If you look at their style...they have a background, and “Gotcha” is always somewhere in the midst of it.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 1:45:30 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: prisoner6

I’m not so sure it is incompetence.


4 posted on 09/14/2010 2:10:40 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: pepsionice

With corporate thinking so inept, I wouldn’t count on Gotcha being around much longer.


5 posted on 09/14/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

If they put Obama on one of these, they’re through....


6 posted on 09/14/2010 2:28:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That’s hilarious!


7 posted on 09/14/2010 2:31:27 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts are holding The Constitution together as the Loose Screws of The Left come undone!)
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To: prisoner6

Gotcha “got” Sears. Poor decisions like this will keep this shopper far away!


8 posted on 09/14/2010 2:42:16 AM PDT by trustandobey (GOD BLESS AMERICA AGAIN!)
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To: prisoner6

Self distruct is the message of Sears, our media, as well as many of our banking industries, maybe because of family nepotism!


9 posted on 09/14/2010 3:01:06 AM PDT by LetMarch (If a man knows the right way to live, and does not live it, there is no greater coward. (Anonyous)
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To: prisoner6

maybe the buyers are muslim?


10 posted on 09/14/2010 3:30:44 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: prisoner6

Say what? Sears, one last breath from death.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 3:54:11 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: prisoner6

Hey, Sears...you tried to pull a fast one. But we “Gotcha.” Now we know Gramps must have been right when he used your catalog for toilet paper in the outhouse. Shame on you.


12 posted on 09/14/2010 4:00:35 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: prisoner6
Ill conceived design layout by a bunch of kids. From the Gotcha.com website:
In 1978, pro surfer Michael Tomson and Joel Cooper launched Gotcha, selling swim trunks from a garage in Laguna Beach, California. By 1982, Gotcha was a household name to surfers around the world.
Gotcha became an industry leader by staying ahead of the curve. In the early ‘80s they introduced Bermuda-style long shorts to a market that hadn’t seen the look in over two decades. They were the first brand to introduce year-round “surf lifestyle” apparel, developing the collection into jeans, jackets and accessories. Always riding the edge and designed to provoke, Gotcha ads and catalogs garnered dozens of awards and commendations, and the Fishman logo became a pop culture icon.
"Designed to provoke" indeed. Mission accomplished, kids.
13 posted on 09/14/2010 4:01:10 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will work for ammo)
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To: prisoner6

I thought fake commercial surf culture had died a well-deserved death 45 years ago. Oh, well, I guess there is no crap that can’t be recycled when a new and more gullible generation of consumer units comes along.


14 posted on 09/14/2010 4:23:38 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: prisoner6
Gotcha contact form.
15 posted on 09/14/2010 4:28:30 AM PDT by atomic conspiracy (Victory in Iraq: Worst defeat for activist media since Goebbels shot himself.)
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To: prisoner6

Sears is pulling an “Abercrombie and Fitch” to get attention. They know full well this would upset the “unhip”. But does it bother the “young, hip, happenin” “Che” shirt wearing college student? Doubtful. They’re just trying to change their image.


16 posted on 09/14/2010 4:30:57 AM PDT by albie
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"We expect to have it removed from all stores as quickly as possible. We apologize for the oversight."

"Oversight?" This was more than just an "oversight." This was not just the decision of one person who owned a small store somewhere. This is a national retailing chain. A number of people at Sears had the opportunity to look at this and say it wan't a good idea - the buyers, the merchandising managers, senior management, the advertising department, etc. What are these people using for brains?

17 posted on 09/14/2010 4:44:43 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: prisoner6

That is one ugly-ass shirt. Whoever it wearing it is obviously an idiot, so why should I care what it says?


18 posted on 09/14/2010 4:50:16 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (A community organizer is nothing more than a low level Socialist agitator. -- Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: prisoner6

Good thing it didn’t have a picture of someone burning a death cult indoctrination book, or there would have been riots and yelling and screaming through thousands of dirty beards.


19 posted on 09/14/2010 4:58:50 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: prisoner6

big seller in Dearborn?


20 posted on 09/14/2010 5:16:47 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: prisoner6

I would imagine that thousands of these shirts were manufactured and are sitting in a warehouse somewhere.

And just like all the pre-printed ‘2009 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies’ shirts, these too will be sold in third world countries to offset costs.

Expect these to be very popular in Indonesia


21 posted on 09/14/2010 5:36:17 AM PDT by kidd
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To: prisoner6

I wonder How long it will before Imam rauf says that pulling these shirts will cause muslims to kill more of our troups.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 5:42:35 AM PDT by Cubs Fan (American Constitutional rights ARE NOT subject to muslim approval)
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To: kidd

Mooselimbs will be fighting over these. Fatwa will be issued against Sears for daring to remove them from stores.


23 posted on 09/14/2010 5:44:15 AM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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