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by Mongrel
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons
Replies: 125
Views: 21562

Re: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons

It would be nice to pretend that if they had done enough to preserve the trademark, they still wouldn't be able to apply a trademark on "Big Mac" against a restaurant named "Supermacs" with a self-titled burger. I think that might still be possible. They are two different terms ...
by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons
Replies: 125
Views: 21562

Re: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons

Oh this is a nice touch. EDITOR'S NOTE: On Jan. 17, the Washington Examiner published a story with the headline "Not even the EU is that stupid: McDonald's hasn't really lost the trademark to 'Big Mac'." The author drew a conclusion from his conversation with the Supermac company that was ...
by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons
Replies: 125
Views: 21562

Re: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons

On the other hand, it's entirely possible that it's a case of biased and/or out-of-touch judges. I remember an anecdote in The Real Frank Zappa Book where Frank described an incident in a UK court where the judge did not know what a record was and someone had to explain it to him. https://www.youtu...
by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons
Replies: 125
Views: 21562

Re: Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents, and branding irons



Sure, it'll probably be overturned on appeal, but this is still hilarious.
by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

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by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Eeeeew
Replies: 250
Views: 26991

Re: The Eeeeew

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by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Nah, it's more that there's a lot of piling on from the usual sources and a lot of people are saying "Hey... I like McDonalds/eat McDonalds all the time." which creates a dumb (but real) sense of sympathy. It plays to the crowd he wants it to play with and gets the "elitists" wh...
by Mongrel
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

There've been some fake posts saying one or another of the athletes was down for it, but they've all been debunked, including that 'quote'. You're thinking of the quote from the QB, which was certainly bullshitted into a Republican talking point because of course it was. But his original line wasn'...
by Mongrel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 1118
Views: 106306

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

That's even better than the time we saw a dude having his own private party at a computer at the social assistance part of a provincial service office. It was 10 am on a weekday and he'd picked out one of the computers that, y'know, unemployed folks use to do resumes on or go through job listings or...
by Mongrel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Weather
Replies: 438
Views: 51223

Re: Weather

Got a friend in Port Augusta, which is a suburb of Adelaide. He asked us to guess how hot it was there yesterday.

It was 52C / 136F
by Mongrel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Hot Tweets Cool Treats
Replies: 1258
Views: 110749

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

by Mongrel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 259
Views: 35805

Re: Avatars

It bothers me immensely that the Hello Darkness one doesn't go on to finish the line, so good choice.
by Mongrel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I love the hand that reaches out before stopping

"Fuck's sakes just tear them apa- ... Oh. Right. White House."
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

No matter what you think of Trump's decision, I think we can all agree that this video is objectively hilarious:

by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?



holy shit dril
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 729
Views: 74621

Re: Obituaries

Hello. Louis.

This is Carol. Louis.
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I would caution people from getting too pumped up on this. There's a rather large number of people who have to live on that stuff and who seem to think this is an overreaction. Too far and it's just bait for "liberal elitists" (I mean, don't get me wrong, it's fucking stupid and the claim...
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Grath wrote:Except... The White House Mess is part of the Navy and so it isn't actually furloughed.

I showed this to a friend and his reply was "I thought the white house mess got a deferment for bone spurs?"
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

The image of the President of the People standing behind a stack of shitty corporate factory-made hamburger boxes because he apparently couldn't find a local caterer in Washington D.C. just kinda creates a historical snapshot of what America's like in 2019. Nothing more humble than a line-cooked me...
by Mongrel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1906
Views: 157735

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

I would caution people from getting too pumped up on this. There's a rather large number of people who have to live on that stuff and who seem to think this is an overreaction. Too far and it's just bait for "liberal elitists" (I mean, don't get me wrong, it's fucking stupid and the claims...