txi, the cheezeburgerers had this. But it was the same post. And they didn’t have the replies.
As to the lawsuit, someone should probably point out to Facebook that technically speaking, they did not invent the word ‘book.’ Or ‘face.’ Or the internet, as Al Gore could confirm.
Mad2. It’s not a question of Facebook claiming to have invented the words Face or Book. You might as well say that an author can’t protect his work against plagiarism because he didn’t actually invent any of the words in his book.
Pedant, if you read the article they talk about facebook suing other people for having the word ‘book’ in their names. Basically it would be like Stephanie Meyer suing another author for using ‘twilight’ as a word in their book. Or if you wish, suing someone whose book was titled ‘In the Twilight of the Year.’
In order to be infringement, you (should) have to demonstrate that the other person is actually ripping you off AND not parodying you. In the US, parodies are protected. So lamebook would be fine either way.
Clearly Ryan and Logan have not thought of the oldest and best babysitter prank going.
Tell babysitter you love her, take babysitters virginity, shoot baby making fat up babysitter, tell babysitter you love her again and that you want to have a baby with her, once pregnant deny all knowledge and call her a slag.
9 months later there is a wee, little practical joke that i think everybody can appreciate.
Mad2, I’ve actually recently been thinking about that. When they pass each other on the street, is it a dirty looks, or does Lamebook ask PoW to hold it’s earrings and help take off it’s shoes? This is all metaphorically, of course.
@curlybap, it wouldn’t work because the babysitter would run into the child’s room to verify that he isn’t there. At which point she would clearly see that there was never a child living in that room. She’d just look at you like you were crazy.
Unless you bother decorating it as a child’s bedroom, complete with clothes, toys, etc. and probably some photos of a random child around the house. But that’s a bit further than most sane, non-creepy people would go for a prank.
Seeeeeen it…boring the first time…
But glad I clicked into the comments because I’d never heard of the lawsuit…that’s very interesting. I think it’s douchey for Facebook to have started the ball rolling with threats and what not…I mean seriously. Plus I think when there is parody involved it changes things actually. Whatever, it’ll get settled out of court.
Actually, this prank could work…let’s say the babysitter did what they were told and did not go to check on the child, as that might disturb it. =P They would never know if there was or was not a child to begin with.
Of course any responsible babysitter would go to check at least once before the parents returned.
Curly, I like your idea even better! Because then you’ll have all the baby’s crap around the house so it is more realistic. Plus, infants exude this ‘rotten dogshit only worse’ smell which will permeate the house and add to the realism…
This actually happened to me, sort of. Back in mid 70′s when I was about 14, the high school football coach (pothead) called me to babysit. His wife came home about an hour and a half later with the baby and asked why was I there? I was embarrassed I hadn’t even checked on the baby while there! Well, it never cried! But I hope her stoned husband was embarrassed for not knowing his baby was with the mom.
But Keona, my point is that when you return and say the baby isn’t there, the babysitter is absolutely going to run into the room to verify that and try to look for the baby. But curlybap is so right… if you DO have a baby it could work.
PoW is that crappy website that shows all those horrid pictures of abused prisoners, taken captive behind enemy lines. It was cute for about a day when it wasn’t American soldiers being mocked. Now, it’s – well Wal-Mart sponsors it, if that tells you anything.