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« on: June 11, 2012, 09:11:12 PM »

This is pretty great:

http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 10:06:24 PM »

Was this started today?  He already has $28,000+!

EDIT: Not only was it started today, it had started an hour before.


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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 11:38:03 PM »

I need Popehat coverage on this, STAT!
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »

Over $100,000 raised now!  eek
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM »

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 03:28:23 PM »

This is pretty awesome. It also hit the front page of Slashdot, so hopefully that helps out with the fundraising.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 03:51:39 PM »

Things like this give me hope that there are more decent people than assholes in the world.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 04:31:17 PM »

If you view the comic on the funnyjunk site, you can see that funnyjunk members are deleting their accounts in droves over this.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 04:48:37 PM »

Just to clarify though, The Oatmeal is not getting sued and wont ever get sued for this particular issue.  An asshat decided to try legal extortion through an attorney. It happens all the time.  Awesome though that this is going to generate a ton of money for two very good charities.  Fantastic response to this by The Oatmeal and if karma comes into play, FunnyJunk will lose the vast majority of their internet traffic (and thus their income ) over this.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 05:27:41 PM »

I love the Oatmeal for this. Of course it does generate publicity for Funnyjunk considering I never heard of them before, but at least it's not positive publicity!
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 05:44:15 PM »

Quote from: rshetts2 on June 12, 2012, 04:48:37 PM

Just to clarify though, The Oatmeal is not getting sued and wont ever get sued for this particular issue.  An asshat decided to try legal extortion through an attorney. It happens all the time.  Awesome though that this is going to generate a ton of money for two very good charities.  Fantastic response to this by The Oatmeal and if karma comes into play, FunnyJunk will lose the vast majority of their internet traffic (and thus their income ) over this.

It's just a shame that not more folks are linking/name-and-shaming the attorney who sent it, not just FunnyJunk. They're both culpable.
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 05:47:20 PM »

When doing a news trawl, I saw that the news item had been covered by at least two German sources as well.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2012, 04:42:26 PM »

Current tally:

$147,929 raised of $20,000 Goal - 14 days left
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2012, 05:00:58 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.
Yeah, I was thinking it was the same person for some reason.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2012, 05:34:11 PM »

Quote from: hepcat on June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.

That's sure to be popular.
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2012, 07:08:22 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2012, 05:34:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.

That's sure to be popular.

That clinches his chances of being Dick of the Year
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2012, 09:50:42 PM »

Someone should submit that stuff to the NBC Brian Williams news guy. Make sure it's an emphasis on the guy trying to get the charity support shutdown. I bet he would back off quick with that much bad press.
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2012, 10:43:47 PM »

Quote from: Kagath on June 13, 2012, 09:50:42 PM

Someone should submit that stuff to the NBC Brian Williams news guy. Make sure it's an emphasis on the guy trying to get the charity support shutdown. I bet he would back off quick with that much bad press.

Or maybe Anderson Cooper's Ridiculist.
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« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2012, 07:09:18 PM »

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 13, 2012, 07:08:22 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2012, 05:34:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.

That's sure to be popular.

That clinches his chances of being Dick of the Year


Apparently, he's no longer content with just Dick of the Year and is going for a Lifetime Achievement.  

He is now suing The Oatmeal, The National Wildlife Federation and The American Cancer Society.
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« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 18, 2012, 07:09:18 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on June 13, 2012, 07:08:22 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2012, 05:34:11 PM

Quote from: hepcat on June 13, 2012, 04:44:55 PM

Quote from: Kagath on June 12, 2012, 03:16:39 PM

Is this the same Oatmeal from the GG/OO/GT sites?

Are you maybe thinking of TheMeal?

By the way, it seems the asshat lawyer is trying to get the charity drive shut down now.

That's sure to be popular.

That clinches his chances of being Dick of the Year


Apparently, he's no longer content with just Dick of the Year and is going for a Lifetime Achievement.  

He is now suing The Oatmeal, The National Wildlife Federation and The American Cancer Society.

I hope he enjoys paying fees after the inevitable and successful SLAPP countersuit.
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« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2012, 07:30:55 PM »

I get that he is angry, but I genuinely cannot figure out what the fuck his angle is now. This won't end well for his side.


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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2012, 12:53:43 AM »

The Oatmeal has a ridiculous number of readers.

I mean, we got linked on the lawsuit story by Gawker, BoingBoing, Slashdot, multiple Reddit threads, Memeorandum, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes, Wil Wheaton, and others -- and then The Oatmeal linked us and traffic MORE THAN DOUBLED.
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2012, 01:00:41 AM »

Quote from: gellar on June 18, 2012, 07:30:55 PM

I get that he is angry, but I genuinely cannot figure out what the fuck his angle is now. This won't end well for his side.


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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2012, 01:19:55 AM »

Quote from: Mr. Fed on June 19, 2012, 12:53:43 AM

The Oatmeal has a ridiculous number of readers.

I mean, we got linked on the lawsuit story by Gawker, BoingBoing, Slashdot, multiple Reddit threads, Memeorandum, Ars Technica, TechCrunch, MSNBC, Forbes, Wil Wheaton, and others -- and then The Oatmeal linked us and traffic MORE THAN DOUBLED.

Who is the "we" in this statement?

Also, I agree that Gellar's stalker sig is creepy. 
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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2012, 01:31:55 AM »

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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2012, 01:51:13 AM »

Yeah I only let it post when I'm not remotely close to anywhere personally identifiable. So pretty much at airports.


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« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2012, 04:25:58 AM »

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 19, 2012, 01:31:55 AM

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« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2012, 05:02:59 AM »

PROMISE FULFILLED!



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« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2012, 05:36:03 AM »

That must have felt awesome to walk out of a bank with over 200 grand in a duffel bag.  smile
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« Reply #30 on: July 10, 2012, 11:09:13 AM »

I think it would be awesome, with a dash of terrifying.
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