Pillsbury Doughboy mauls techies!
January 21, 2001 1:25 PM   Subscribe

Pillsbury Doughboy mauls techies! Use of the term "bake-off" proves no laughing matter for Mr. Pop-N-Fresh. Yes...it's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man -vs- the Internet Geeks! Film at 11...
posted by webchick (8 comments total)
Hahahaha, every day I see more and more ridiculous lawsuits. This is at the top of my list now, above these.
posted by jpate at 1:40 PM on January 21, 2001

From WHOIS info, it looks like Pillsbury created bake-off.com just three months ago. A few more Pillsbury domains. Let's hear it for CROWDPLEASINGCHICKENANDCHEESYPASTA.COM.
posted by gluechunk at 2:22 PM on January 21, 2001


If I saw that URL I'd think I was going to a porn site.

That scares me.
posted by cCranium at 8:15 AM on January 22, 2001

If it's owned by anyone, I always thought "bake-off" was owned by Betty Crocker, i.e., General Mills. The phrase "Betty Crocker Bake-off" sounds familiar in a way that "Pilsbury Bake-off" just doesn't.
posted by kindall at 9:04 AM on January 22, 2001

Nope, Pillsbury are the bake-off folks. Interestingly, there seems to have been a series of books called The Great American Poetry Bake-Off, but they're all out of print. Conspiracy?
posted by redfoxtail at 10:12 AM on January 23, 2001

I propose that he geeks begin calling their bake-offs "Pilsbury F*ck-Offs."
posted by kindall at 12:04 PM on January 23, 2001

One would have thought High Times owned that term.
posted by aaron at 9:27 PM on January 23, 2001

>I propose that he geeks begin
>calling their bake-offs "Pilsbury

Cool. :-)

This story reminded me of an exchange I read between Tim Berners-Lee and R.V. Guha (founder of Epinions) when Epinions asserted trademark on "Web of Trust." TBL was not pleased :-)

posted by webchick at 8:22 AM on January 24, 2001

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