Okay, I don't happen to find them very funny, but then maybe satire isn't always supposed to be funny. This 50 year-old computer geek started a website Walocaust.com to lampoon Walmart. He acknowledges that it is likely in poor taste (and I agree with him), but feels the damage that Walmart does to workers and our country are worth it. He also has Walqaeda.com
Needless to say, Walmart sued. That's what huge companies like Walmart do. They sue. In this case, Walmart lost. To quote the judge:
"The fact that the real Wal-Mart name and marks are strong and recognizable makes it unlikely that a parody — particularly one that calls to mind the genocide of millions of people, another that evokes the name of a notorious terrorist organization ... will be confused with Wal-Mart's real products."Free speech wins again! Although, not just because the speech was protected, but because that speech didn't infringe on Walmart's ability to make a buck. Not the best reason in the world, but I'll take it. (BTW: The photo is from journeyswithjood.com because I think this one actually is funny.)
Wal-Mart Critic Wins Judgment in 'Walocaust' Lawsuit
The Big Miss Surrey with the Crown on Top
Size 12-14 Chloe Marshall was crowned Miss Surrey in March 2008. That means she is off to the finals to see if she can be chosen Miss Great Britain or some such thing.
Okay, she's cute. Nice smile, great hair. But why does anyone care, and why does ABC News care? I'm all for striking a blow against the thin and vapid, but isn't there something more important to be covered than a local plus-sized pageant winner in England?
ABC News: Plus-Sized and Proud of It
Mr. Gillooly, The First Lady Would Like a Word
You know you are a special candidate when officials from your own party are referring to your campaign tactics as the "Tanya Harding Option". No one makes me think of hope and fairness more than Tanya Harding.
It has too stop. Someone has to tell Sen. Clinton that this just isn't her time and that trying to win at all costs is a selfish, dangerous act. We have a chance to make a significant difference in the future of our country and her campaign is taking a steel pipe to the knees of Obama at every turn. Not only is it damaging to the party, it's also wrong.
Dems Fear Clinton's 'Tonya Harding' Option