Sunday, November 30, 2008

Can Someone Do Me a Favor?

Pay this guy a visit and tell him how much you really enjoy his writing style.

Now, if you'll excuse me, it's a chilly Sunday morning here in Minnesota, and I have to burn a few more pieces of my dismembered, axe-butchered and executed trees.

WTF, pal? It's called a link.

UPDATE: Looks like Captain Original lifted this one too.

UPDATE II: From Weebs in the comments.

Looks like he removed the post he ripped off from you.

Oh, he also sent me an email saying he received that post in an email and didn't know it was yours.

I wonder if the other post he ripped off came via email too.

Now, for those of you who actually chose to spend your long weekend with your loved ones, rather than reading blogs all day long (and who enjoy this petty, vindictive kind of shit), here's the plagiarized post in question, posted at 11:36 Central Time.

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And, here's one of two hits I got this morning from someone in Minnesota, this one coming in at 11:25 Central Time.

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To quote Deputy Marshal Samuel Gerard:

Do you want to change you bullshit story, sir?

UPDATE III: Well, so much for playing another round of "Find the Plagiarized Posts". He's flushed his blog, the proverbial kit and kaboodle, down the memory hole. And, I only got to grab one additional ripped off post before going back for more.

Now, this could have been entirely coincidental. I mean, "farting ringtones" is a pretty common, everyday expression, after all.

UPDATE IV: Google cache is your friend.

And, here's a shocker. Even his "original" paragraph was cribbed, in part, from this page at

This tree species grows fast and its roots are experts at seeking out water. The nutrient-rich water from leaky sewer pipes or cracked water lines acts like a magnet to the roots of these water-loving trees.

Normally, I wouldn't make such a big deal out of something like this, but for someone who wants to appear as if he's a defender of the rights of property owners, he sure could use a refresher course on the concept of intellectual property.

Or, maybe he's pushing for a position on Joe Biden's staff next year.