Friday, October 19, 2007

Don't You See, John W. McDonough? We Wanna Make You a Star!

One of the stupidest aspects of being a blogger -- and believe me, there's a long list of stupid aspects -- is copyright law. Granted, most of the time it's not a problem. Google Image Search, right-click, "save as..." and you've got a nice little picture for your post.

Every now and again, though, I get a nastygram from some photographer or lawyer or underage girl's lawyer: "Wah wah wah, the image you have used is blah blah blah... remove it immediately or face me annoying you some more."

And it's like, "Shit, man. That photo was left in a public forum, and/or I linked to your website to credit your awesome photo-snapping skills. I'm giving you free publicity. I'm trying to make you a FUCKING STAR!"

But no, this is how we're thanked. With angry emails and threats of legal action. Oh, I'm supposed to PAY to look at your precious photo? How about YOU pay ME to read my fantabulous writing, and we'll call it even. We're all in this Internet Bohemia together, man. Quit harshin' my buzz.

These photos of the San Diego Charger Girls were taken by the inimitable John W. McDonough of Sports Illustrated, as part of a much larger gallery featured here at SI.com. (See? Is that so bad?)








Three years ago I had the opportunity to move 150 miles to San Diego. Instead I moved 3000 miles to New York.

I was dropped a lot as an infant.

27 comments:

Upstate Underdog said...
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Upstate Underdog said...

CC, you must have also ingested a lot of lead paint chips as a child. I often ask my-self why the hell I stayed here in New York.

thanks for the post.

Captain Caveman said...

AND my mother drank a lot during pregnancy. Rub it in why doncha?

From the other side of town said...

Do I pay you or do you pay me for laughing at your writing? Though my boner will remain free.

foos05 said...

Top picture. Face on the blonde, ehhh, so so, but that pair of knobs about a foot lower.... Daddy like. They're like a pair of puppy dogs fighting.

Tortfeasor said...

Looks like a young Phoebe Cates, 'cept with a nice rack.

The Big Picture said...

but CC, the San Diego sun would ruin your complexion...

and, if i'm not mistaken, two weeks from now we'll have the san diego girls in halloween costumes, yes?

Big Jim Slade said...

"That's not an M.P., that's a Y.P."

Tyler said...

From today's National Post (Canadian newspaper):

"A very funny, very un-family friendly NFL blog has nicknamed Vikings running back Adrian Peterson "Purple Jesus." Last week, Chicago Bears fans must have, however grudgingly, agreed."

brad said...

@tortfeasor

Phoebe Cates didn't have a nice rack? What the fuck have I been jerkin' it to all these years? Thanks for ruining my teenage years, assfuck.

Slash said...

I second the greatness of Phoebe Cates' rack (at least circa "Fast Times").

Pemulis said...

i like boobs too!!!!

Babydaddy said...

Photographers need to chill the fuck out. Cheerleaders are talented for being hot and football teams are talented for assembling hot chicks and putting them in sassy uniforms. Pointing a camera at the assembled hotness does not make you an artiste, it makes you a horny bastard with sideline access. But one man's "intellectual property" is another man's whacking material, and that other man is me. The defense rests yo.

J Dog said...

Wait, what? There were words in that post?

swing4 said...

Gosh, I feel like I know somebody else who passed up San Diego for New York about three years ago...

The Pirate Sloth said...

I feel like a dirty old man looking at cheerleader pics at the airport... but I caught the guy next to me peeking onto my screen - so now I don't feel so bad.

Brando said...

Last picture: talk about moving in stereo.

Otto Man said...

He basically gets paid to be a professional stalker, and he wants the credit, too? Sweet Purple Jesus.

Sack up, Johnny Boy.

From the other side of town said...

I tried to play "match the face with a name" but kept losing my place. http://www.chargers.com/charger_girls/2007-squad/

JAMMQ said...

The kids who go into copyright and patent law are generally the douchiest of all the kids in law school(and that's quite a feat because law school is filled with douches) . . . which helps to explain a lot.

Jackin'4Beats said...
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Jackin'4Beats said...

Hey CC -

If you moved to San Diego, you would have been to happy and content with you life to be the great writer with the cynical hipster edge that you were meant to be. So coming to NY saved your life my man.

So have a Pabst Blue Ribbon and thank your stars for coming East. You deserve it.

foos05 said...

Anyone remember which post dubbed Purple Jesus as "Purple Jesus"???

Vanilla said...

foos05 - You see that little text box in the top right hand corner of the website? You can use that to search for things, but since it's beyond you the initial Purple Jesus post was here http://kissmesuzy.blogspot.com/2007/08/his-name-is-not-adrian-peterson-his.html.

Dusty said...

Excuse me whilst I laugh my ever-loving ass off. NY over San Diego?

Oh well, look at this this way..you get the miss the fire season which although gives you wonderful sunsets..fucks up the air you breathe and deposits ash all over your damn car. Oh..and burns down lots of folks homes that are under-insured for some damn reason.

Dusty said...

Jesus christ in a speedo..its:

"you get to miss"

So I smoked a little herb prior to checking out KSK..sue me.

foos05 said...

vanilla - wow, god forbid i ask a question. but if you can't simply help someone out without acting like you're in high school, and maybe you are and then it would be understandable, then okay be that way. oh btw, maybe i didn't notice the search box on the top of the screen, but atleast i can tell my left from my right you fuckstick.

"You see that little text box in the top right hand corner of the website?" Let's take a quick look, yup the search box is on the left side of the screen. maybe before you rip someone who didn't say shit to you, maybe you should reread what you write. and if i didn't make my intentions clear the first time... go fist yourself.