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.
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.