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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery...Or Perhaps Not
Do you think I should sue? http://chipendale.blogspot.com
hell no! its bloody entertaining!
See how Darren Rowse dealt with a similar case:
Not much mileage in suing him - like you he is hosted in the USA. You could coplain to Google, ask him to alter his design, or send him an invoice for using your design.
Or you could start selling Thongs, posing pouches, and "Cameron-knickers" and out compete him.
At the very least I'd be expecting you to press for a free performance at a London venue of your choice.........monthly!
Or are you jealous and secretly want to do the full monty? YouTube look out - thongtastic!
Its funny. And flattering.
Ace !! I wouldn't bother getting on the phone to the lawyers - Lemsip Optic will already have beaten you to it..
Nicking the look of someone else's blog isn't big, it isn't hard and it isn't clever, but it is bloody funny!
Guido clearly doesn't enjoy this level of appreciation and veneration - but what will your fan Carolyn Quinn think
Take it as a compliment. I'm surprised that there wasn't already a spoof of this blog, considering that mine has long had a spoof site, two politically hostile sites, and a fan site. Heaven knows why, but there we are. If even I get this sort of attention, then it is at least no surprise that so do you.
Dear Mr. Dale,
I'm horrified to discover that my website bears a slight resemblance to your own world-famous blog. I can only get down on my moistly oiled knee and apologise. No offence was intended and I hope we can remain friends.
I also wish to apologise for any distress this has caused you. When Sam ‘The Hosepipe’ Prendergast stole my world famous ‘triple hip thrust with flying thong’, I felt like my world had fallen apart. If it hadn’t been for some warm Romanian hands to come home to, I don’t know how I would have coped.
If there’s anything I can do to appease you, you need only ask. My thongs can in London within the hour. Alternatively, I can send my girlfriend and her sister who can sing sweet songs to you and your wonderful friends at Doughty Street.
Your very humble servant,
Crispen (‘Chippy’) Dale
Bloody liberal. They always copy someone else!
I think you have a better body than his - and you are less oily...
Just get on with life ,and think nobody is copying Guido site ,heh heh.
that site tells me you have a fan with a sense of humor and who can't stand Lembit Opik. nothing there to mock you, Iain. I'd take it as very witty flattery. it's also very entertaining.
Iain, just as 'Newsnight' have a wry look at 'green' issues with 'Ethical Man' and 'Nationwide' had the humour with the 'skateboarding duck', maybe you should invite Chipendale onto the Friday night version of 'Doughty St'?
That would have 'Wossy' quaking in his boots in no time...
Brilliant! How do I get my site to look like yours?
Actually, forget looks I need my site to have more stuff which is interesting before I start worrying about "style"...!
So that is what Conan the Librarian would look like.
Tim Ireland is innocent, apparently.
It is quite amusing and mae me smile.
I note in the small print the disclaimer that any resemblance is purely coincidental. What can you do but laugh. If its any consolation, the amount of comments do not resemble yours. Perhaps, he hides them in his thong?
I would have mentioned this as my blog of the week had I seen it yesterday.
Enjoy the caress of ego heaven.
I'm pleased for you.
Maybe you should talk to Luke Akehurst....
So this is why you haven't been posting as much recently Iain. This must be one of those "sock puppets" Guido's been geeking off about.
Lighten up Iain. Just write a nice little letter pointing out matters concerning intellectual property and copywright.
Is your template unique? I mean did you buy it as you can a Wordpress style for hundreds of dollars?
Jeremy, lighten up - it was a JOKE! Do you think I would have linked to if I had been offended!
And yes I did pay for my template. It is unique and not one supplied for by Blogger.
The guy did say he was sorry,
and Iain please speak louder and leave your microphone alone as you can hear it scrunching otherwise brill !
Speaking as a lawyer (albeit one with absolutely no knowledge of copyright law, and who has consumed a copious amount of alcohol), I say you hunt the bastard down and castrate him. It's the only way he'll learn.
Perhaps, he hides them in his thong?
He'd probably have plenty of space, the trottel!
I'm surprised that you have time to run a third blog Iain!
No, Iain, irritation is the sincerest form of flattery as every hack know.
I'm with anonymous.
Get him to do a performance on 18 Doughty Street.
With commentary by Anne Widdecombe.
I assume, Iain, that your question about suing was asked with tongue firmly in cheek? I think it's rather good.
Seriously, dude, you've got to blogroll this guy and have him on your show. But the full Monty is not required and may be NSFlunch, let alone NSFW.
Do you think I would have linked to if I had been offended!
Manic notes that you have not linked to him; you have merely published the URL. It *is* possible to link to someone and still be stingy with the Google-juice, Iain.
Manic may note what he likes, but had it been possible to link properly I would have done, but seeing as Blogger has removed the ability to link, italicise, add photos or indeed much else, then I don't have any choice but to put the URLs on.
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