intellectual property asshole competition
May 25, 2009 7:53 PM   Subscribe

who's the biggest asshole?

Obama's face vs Shepard Fairey vs Associated Press vs the rest of us.

Go Evan Roth Go!
posted by philip-random (51 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's the wrong question to ask around here.
posted by dw at 7:56 PM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Well, neither Fairey nor the AP use the blink tag on their home pages, so....
posted by jedicus at 7:58 PM on May 25, 2009 [10 favorites]


Actually, I think it's the inevitable commenter who will opine that people should do something 'original' instead of appropriating the 'property' of others.

*clicks stopwatch*
posted by ChurchHatesTucker at 8:00 PM on May 25, 2009


Is it the guy with "bad, ass, mother, fucker, badass, motherfucker, #BADA55" in his keywords?
posted by sageleaf at 8:04 PM on May 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


Hmm. He's selling his copies for $600. I think we've found a winner.
posted by logicpunk at 8:04 PM on May 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


I love this site because it has no future.
posted by not_on_display at 8:05 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Good luck Internet person!
posted by Artw at 8:06 PM on May 25, 2009


Hells yes! I love pissing contests where I get to root against everyone.
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:06 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Actually, I think it's the inevitable commenter who will opine that people should do something 'original' instead of appropriating the 'property' of others.

*clicks stopwatch*
posted by The World Famous at 8:07 PM on May 25, 2009 [14 favorites]


Is it the one using the blink tag?
posted by dgaicun at 8:08 PM on May 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


Actually, I think it's the inevitable commenter who will opine that people should do something 'original' instead of appropriating the 'property' of others.

Actually, I think it's pretty much any commenter who pre-snarks.
posted by brain_drain at 8:12 PM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Really this biggest asshole would be me. I've been selling Obama's baby shoes out of the trunk of my car since april. And they're not even his baby shoes, cause I stole them from poor children so . . .
posted by nola at 8:12 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


The real answer to the question is always Dick Cheney.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:15 PM on May 25, 2009 [7 favorites]


Oy... if only I didn't know artists who went to RISD with Fairey.
posted by R. Mutt at 8:16 PM on May 25, 2009


Dick Cheney once sold me a pair of fake Obama baby shoes stolen from a poor child, and they still had the original feet in them.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:17 PM on May 25, 2009 [10 favorites]


i just visited zog the caveman with my time machine and he would like to inform you that the concept of "the biggest asshole" (tm) is HIS since 13000 bc and you should all do something original instead of appropriating the property of others
posted by pyramid termite at 8:18 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oy...if only I hadn't worked lived slept ate and co-created OBEY with Fairey.
posted by humannaire at 8:20 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


the biggest asshole?

I think we've reached the limits of what rectal probing can teach us....
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:20 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


BUT I DID IT FOR THE CRED
posted by humannaire at 8:21 PM on May 25, 2009


The Obama face thing is creepy and you should take it off of your car and/or notebook.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:27 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I thought it was obviously the goatse.cx guy.

Oh, who is the biggest asshole.
posted by dirigibleman at 8:38 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


people should do something 'original' instead of appropriating the 'property' of others
posted by jabberjaw at 8:44 PM on May 25, 2009


I have to choose between hating Shepard Fairey or the AP? It can't be both?

I was having an easier time with "steak" vs. "Lil' Wayne".
posted by rokusan at 8:45 PM on May 25, 2009


Prediction: Fairey and AP will team up to file a joint claim, thwarting Roth's nefarious scheme. Roth will fall backwards into a lake, and splash around in the weeds comically. Fairey and AP will look at each other, laugh, and hug. "Celebration" will play. Later, Fairey and AP may get married in a truly outrageous ceremony on the Golden Gate Bridge.
posted by No-sword at 8:48 PM on May 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


the goatse.cx guy.
HELLO

(see you all later, as mr. fairey will soon sue me for textual re-appropriation of his work.)
posted by the aloha at 8:51 PM on May 25, 2009


The guy who left his sneakers colorized.
posted by benzenedream at 9:00 PM on May 25, 2009


This is the link that is in my clipboard.
posted by zinfandel at 9:00 PM on May 25, 2009


wow he looks angry
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:09 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


What do I win?

It's me, right?
posted by Navelgazer at 9:12 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Christ...
posted by Balisong at 9:13 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


wow he looks angry

That's our president, man. Manners.
posted by logicpunk at 9:15 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


While I won't defend the guy as "not an asshole", I thought the idea was pretty funny.
posted by graventy at 9:17 PM on May 25, 2009


I was having an easier time with "steak" vs. "Lil' Wayne".

Wait, are you saying you don't love both? Who doesn't love both? I mean, steak is delicious and Lil' Wayne is hilarious and when you put them together you can make jokes about licking t-bones like a lollipop.
posted by youarenothere at 9:26 PM on May 25, 2009


Angry Simon Pegg
posted by cazoo at 9:31 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't think anybody will take the bait.
posted by philosophistry at 10:09 PM on May 25, 2009


Is there a DMCA takedown notice for blinking text?
posted by runcibleshaw at 10:41 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


wow he looks angry

FAIR USE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:46 PM on May 25, 2009


Metafilter: intellectual property asshole competition
posted by armage at 11:08 PM on May 25, 2009


This competition is rigged. They're all taking turns.
posted by iamkimiam at 11:39 PM on May 25, 2009


MetaFilter: who's the biggest asshole?
posted by bwg at 11:40 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


the more I think about it, the more I just have to blame Obama.
posted by philip-random at 11:41 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


WAIT; I know this one--
Is it Ghostbusters II?
posted by obloquy at 11:47 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


From everything I've been reading lately, I'd say it's going to have to be Christian Bale.
posted by papercake at 4:37 AM on May 26, 2009


Metafilter: Angry Simon Pegg is the biggest asshole
posted by liza at 5:09 AM on May 26, 2009


We have an old favorite as a late entry
posted by Kirth Gerson at 6:05 AM on May 26, 2009


So who sends a cease and desist if you want to paint a Campbell's soup can?
posted by ALongDecember at 7:24 AM on May 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Shhhhhhhh!

His collarbone is trying to tell us something.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:17 AM on May 26, 2009


Let's raise the stakes a bit, shall we?

New experiment: Who will sue me first? Stay tuned!
posted by 1f2frfbf at 10:21 AM on May 26, 2009 [2 favorites]


Roth seems like the kid that everyone hated in Art School.
posted by Jon-o at 11:54 AM on May 26, 2009


Roth seems like the kid that everyone hated in Art School.

I win!
posted by Sys Rq at 12:11 PM on May 26, 2009


Actually, a lot of people thought he was a really sweet, smart, and entertaining guy in art school. He did some really cool stuff here and now does more fun stuff here.

This project is just kinda silly but I guess it's one of the sorts of things he'd do, so, whatever. You can't please all of the people all of the time.
posted by dubitable at 7:27 PM on May 26, 2009


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