Bear Baiting (updated…)

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You may have heard that the FunnyJunk website – no link, but it’s your typically garish stolen-content-to-sell-ads web-hovel – have tried to extort one of the people they stole stuff from, to the tune of about $20k.

The Tubes Were Displeased:

“I really did not expect that he would marshal an army of people who would beseech my website and send me a string of obscene emails,” he says.

“I’m completely unfamiliar really with this style of responding to a legal threat — I’ve never really seen it before,” Carreon explains. “I don’t like seeing anyone referring to my mother as a sexual deviant,” he added, referencing the drawing Inman posted.

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In the meantime, Inman is trying to figure out how to explain that he needs to withdraw over $100,000 so that he can photograph it next to a drawing of someone’s mother attempting to sweet-talk a bear.

He raised the $20k for charity in one hour and four minutes. That number currently stands at just shy of $120,000.

God, I love the internet.

UPDATE: The situation has escalated.

One Comment

  1. Posted June 12, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Aha! Thanks, Mike. You have just explained a bunch of tweets I saw that referenced Ocean Marketing and the silly thing that guy typed once (silly grammar cut and paste error that lives on in the Internet’s memory).

    I had though the previous internet event in which that gentleman experienced the wrath of the ‘net and to which I was a very entertained if incredulous observer. Incredulous that the OM guy could be so clueless for so long through the event.

    Now I understand a second event has occurred. My my. How can there be two of these folks in such quick succession? Don’t people learn from others mistakes anymore?

    Darwin would approve I think.