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And a czar, too!

Yeah. Somehow, this was funnier in my head. Oh, well.

You can go back to talking coins. I’ve been trying to disentangle copyright issues surrounding currency all day. You’d think I’d be safe putting hundred year old coins on junk, but Zazzle is an absolute pain in the ass on intellectual property issues, so I’m not using anything until I find official statements from the relevant mint first.

Anyhow, in the course of that, I found this interesting article. It claims that, per US case law, you don’t hold copyright on your photo of a coin or painting, provided it’s simply a faithful copy of the original. Huh. I did not know that.

I guess it means when I run out of coins, I can go around the internet pinching other people’s junk.

Pinching people’s junk. That did not come out right.


Comment from Tesla
Time: June 16, 2010, 11:05 pm

The seriousness of the oil leak is now obvious. A czar to watch a commission. If this situation was really awful, a blue ribbon panel would have been appointed to watch the commission watch the czar watch the panel watch the commission… Screw it, let’s surf for porn.

Comment from USCitizen
Time: June 16, 2010, 11:58 pm


I thought our meeting in Boston might lead to such a thing, but alas I was not to be.


Comment from Allen
Time: June 17, 2010, 12:52 am

What with the oil and all, this picture makes me think of one word: dipstick.

Comment from JeffS
Time: June 17, 2010, 2:03 am

That did not come out right.

Well, the topic is dysfunctional presidents, after all.

Comment from EZnSF
Time: June 17, 2010, 2:40 am

His likeness SHOULD be put on a farthing.

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: June 17, 2010, 3:38 am

EZnSF, he’s already appointed a commity for that… OR passed a legislation, or hell he might even be gving out a grant to the company that can geneticly enhance fish to swim in oil (since their already doing that ANYWAY)

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: June 17, 2010, 3:45 am

and since im not paranoid enough, APPARENTLY some dumbshit governor decided to introduce a bill to give obama the power to shut down the internet http://www.prisonplanet.com/new-bill-gives-obama-kill-switch-to-shut-down-the-internet.html and thus i immigrate to austrailia (where at least the snakes should get me first)

Comment from Monotone (The Elderish)
Time: June 17, 2010, 3:51 am

strike that, not a governor but in fact one senator leiberman.

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: June 17, 2010, 5:05 am

Awesome, eh? I do not think that word means what you think it means….

Comment from David Gillies
Time: June 17, 2010, 5:12 am

A titter ran through the crowd.

Grabbing tits wherever he went.

Comment from Bill (still the .00358% of your traffic that’s from Iraq) T
Time: June 17, 2010, 11:46 am

Pinching people’s junk. That did not come out right

Sounds like something you really should clear with UB beforehand.

As for an Oil Czar, why not? It worked for the Bolshies — they plugged the Romanovs…

Comment from steve
Time: June 17, 2010, 12:35 pm

So….weiners in the Dead Pool can either get spotted dick, or have a weasel pinch their junk….

The grand prize options just get awesomer and awesomer.

Comment from Sporadic Small Arms Fire
Time: June 17, 2010, 2:03 pm

>> Pinching people’s junk.

We are not judgmental, and mustelids are not entirely bound by the canons of Emily Post’s Etiquette.

Carry On!!

Comment from Deborah
Time: June 17, 2010, 4:25 pm

Dear Stoatie—I think you have illustrated the situation perfectly. And Allen—pure genius: President Dipstick he is.

Comment from Anonymous
Time: June 17, 2010, 7:27 pm

I dunno Stoatie, would that junk happen to be in a trunk?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: June 17, 2010, 8:39 pm

Whups, forgot I cleared my cookies a while ago…

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