Saturday, November 8, 2008

I got Punk'd

I got Punk'd. As in duped, bamboozled, hoodwinked. As in "read the fine print, goofball." As in, I fell for one of the oldest forms of shenanigans known to man since he invented lawsuits.

No, I did not send money to some third-world country. I simply did not read the full and complete email I received from PunkRockPaint. In retrospect, the "Cease and Desist" order I received included the following phrase: balloon animals. Right there and then, I should have known.

Alas, you see, in my professional life, I am sometimes handed FOI (freedom of information) notices and the like. I have had to deal with copyright infringement violations (just TRY to post something about M&M's/Mars without their express, written consent... It wasn't pretty). So, when I received the "Cease and Desist" order, I immediately jumped into defensive mode.

And then, just a few moments later, I realized what had happened. I got Punk'd by PunkRockPaint. If you wish to know more, simply read (THOROUGHLY) the copyright notice on his blog. It's actually quite humorous.

Well, for the record, I am complying with the demands set forth in the C&D order: statutory damages as high as $1 (or equivalent card trade).

Remind me to buy the Defibrillator Home Game next time... I may need it.


  1. "Defibrillator Home Game."


    I am actually crying!

  2. At least you figured it out quickly...the Defibrillator Home Game is funny though. :)

  3. Balloon animals have right too!