If you build it they will come. Vine, Twitter’s new video sharing platform, is currently experiencing a porn problem. As Nick Bilton pointed out earlier, by searching for the tags “#porn” or similar NSFW words, you can find content featuring exhibitionists of various stripes as well as porn video taken directly from laptop screens. → Read More
Can Matthew Inman catch a break? This time the cartoonist also known as The Oatmeal is being sued by Oatmeal Studios, a card manufacturer famous for their Spenser’s Gifts-style greeting cards including the classic “At our age who needs a GPS… …if we can’t remember why we got in the car in the first place?! Have a memorable birthday!” → Read More
Okay, there isn’t much news here, but this is too fun not to post.
If you’re reading this, you probably don’t need a lot of recapping of the legal dispute between cartoonist Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal, and Charles Carreon, attorney for FunnyJunk. (In fact, the first commenter on my last post about the story had clearly been following things more closely than I had, and caught a… → Read More
The news was announced by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which also posted Inman’s “notice of voluntary dismissal“. (I would embed the document below, but there’s basically no text, aside from “plaintiff dismisses the action.”) The EFF was representing Inman in… → Read More
In Part Umpteen of the endless struggle by Matthew Inman AKA The Oatmeal vs. weird lawyer Charles Carreon, we find our hero beset by the accusation that he is impersonating a charity for collecting a large amount of money and giving it to the NWF and ACS. ““If IndieGoGo pays Inman the money in the Charitable Fund, and Inman personally donates the money to NWF and ACS, he will be unjustly… → Read More
The Oatmeal’s Matthew Inman wrote an open letter to the lawyer who has been harassing him for most of two weeks, Charles Carreon. Carreon just sued Inman as well as the National Wildlife Fund and the American Cancer Society. You can see some background here but this is all as crazy as it sounds.
I’ll avoid giving much context because Inman deserves a break and Carreon seems so oddly earnest… → Read More