So here’s a nice twist to the whole Oatmeal saga: the FunnyJunk lawyer who has been aggrieved by the Internet is now suing the National Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Yes. He’s suing the bears. And the cancer.
Popehat dug up the lawsuits. Some highlights:
The lawsuits are not yet on legal search site PACER, but it should appear next week.
Essentially, FunnyJunk’s lawyer, Charles Carreon, is suggesting that The Oatmeal’s Inman pulled an Anonymous and destroyed Carreon’s professional website (but sadly not this website that he runs with his wife and includes an excellent cartoon thing featuring George Bush having sex with Condoleeza Rice). He’s also charging Inman with pretending to be “Santa” by sending all of the cash to worthy causes. In an discussion with another blogger, Nick Nafpliotis, Carreon said:
Sadly, Inman isn’t helping much with Tweets like this:
It's interesting to watch a man with his dick in a hornet's nest try to solve the problem by tossing his balls in as well.— Matthew Inman (@Oatmeal) June 14, 2012
This is all going too far. The Popehat recommends just sitting back to watch this trainwreck, donating to Inman’s cause, and not harassing Carreon, a tactic that will help people with cancer, lovers of bears, and allow this lawyer the opportunity to fade back into the woodwork.
I leave you with this commentary on frivolous lawsuits.