September 25, 2008

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is suing unknown bloggers who've impersonated him.

I'll be watching this, since I have a problem with a prominent blog allowing commenters to comment in my name. I've asked the blogger to remove those comments and he has pointedly refused. (The blogger who denied my requests asserts that anyone reading the comments would know it's fake, but this is self-serving and out-of-touch with the way people click around on the web and are not necessarily familiar with a particular blog's humor.)

18 comments:

ricpic said...

Tyler's a snaky looking tattooed dude. Horrible.

poperatzo said...

I know its been a slow news week, Ann, but is this really what's taking up space in your head today?

t4toby said...

Will you sue me? My blog could use the traffic.

JD Rhoades said...

Me! Me! Sue me!

Ger said...

A quick search of global databases shows that out of over 6.000.000.000 people on the planet there really is only ONE named Ann Althouse.

jim said...

Um ... yeah ... I'd say "self-serving and out-of-touch" is a pretty good description of someone who supposedly knows the law either bloviating about or seriously considering taking legal action against an open-comment website regarding an obvious satire.

You relish being literally laughed out of court? Hey, it's your money!

"Good Luck!"

Xanthippas said...

Or, in early aughts parlance, you could "get over yourself."

Ti-Guy said...

You might want to sue me. I operate a small chain of retail wine shops. Tetrapak heaven!

cymatic said...

Um, how do we know this was posted by the "real" Ann Althouse and not somebody trying to make her look pathetic and desperate?

Ti-Guy said...

...and dull. Don't forget dull.

Warren Terra said...

I must say, I'm impressed - and given my own judgement of Ms. Althouse's complaint, pleased - that on her own blog she can't get a single commenter to express the slightest sympathy with her position. Does anyone read this blog who, you know, likes it?

lateferlunch said...

This is the satirical althouse blog,innit?
No really this is a joke in the internet traditions sense, right?
Come on stop pullin my leg.

brad said...

Does this mean you'll also sue me for impersonating you on Facebook?

Also, Ann, FFS, there's about half a dozen people who blog at Sadly, No!, and Bradrocket isn't even the blog's owner. If you're going to sue an organization you should at least bother to understand what it is.

Ereshkigal said...

Nobody would mistake the alt.Althouse posts or comments at Sadly, No! for your work.

Sadly, No! publishes polished satire, snide asides, and snark bites. The Anntagonist's signature characteristic is parody.

In short, it is written with a sense of humor. It is meant to be funny.

Your blog, on the other hand, is meant not to be funny.

Both blogs achieve their goals.

rynato said...

get over yourself, you big fucking drama queen.

No, really. I mean it. Get the fuck over yourself. So some people at S,N! are using the name 'Ann Althouse' in comments. How do you know they are intending to 'impersonate' YOU? Are you the only Ann Althouse on the entire planet?

Have you never heard of satire? Do you think that when people read The Onion, they really think that George W. Bush said the words they put in his mouth?

Good god woman, you are only going to encourage this. And to think this nonsense comes from an alleged 'lawyer'.

This country is full of fail these days. I blame Bush. 8 years of him has clearly lowered the collective IQ by 30 points or so.

Bissage said...

KIRK: What do you make of it?

SPOCK: Fascinating, Captain. Ship’s sensors indicate the alien probe has been crudely programmed to imitate a limited range of hostile human expression. Its purpose is unclear. Studying it further might yield valuable information about the primitive civilization that built it.

KIRK: There’s no time. We have to get this shipment of bodily fluids to Nasalcrom-15. Mr. Sulu, lay in a course.

SULU: Aye, aye, sir.

KIRK: Ahead warp factor 7.

Shakerosalt1 said...

Ha ha ha hahahahahahaaaaaaw. The humor this week, most of it unintentional, well okay, all of it, has been udderly outstanding. It's just been so much fun making jokes about it, I JUST CAN'T GET OVER MYSELF.

Sadly, I see now that I am not alone with this horrible affliction.

salvage said...

Your stupid has no end.