Friday, July 6, 2007

Wacky Weekly Wrapup

Strange happening’s coast-to-coast and sea-to-shining-sea

Dateline California: Avril Lavigne is the target of a plagiarism lawsuit filed by two songwriters claiming her single “Girlfriend” is a rip of their 1979 penned tuned “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”. Add Mick and the boys to the mix; that “hey, hey, you, you” sounds a lot like a riff I know. I hear the similarity more so in AvrilGate than George Harrison’s “My Sweet Lord” versus The Chiffons “He’s so Fine” kerfluffle. And Beatle George was ruled liable for copyright infringement. To quote the great and powerful Bono, “Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief”.

Dateline Miami: In the category karma is a bitch, the family of Ron Goldman, slain alongside Nicole Brown, have bought the rights to the book, "If I Did It”, OJ Simpson’s sell-penned account of how he WOULD HAVE (wink wink) committed the murders. The Goldman Family, according to court documents, now own the copyright, media and movie rights, Simpson’s name, likeness, life story and right of publicity in connection with the book. The true beauty is the family plans to publish the book with a new title, “Confessions of a Double Murderer” by Orenthal James Simpson.

Dateline Illinois: A 4-year old made 287 calls to 911 using a deactivated cell phone. She was calling out for McDonald's. I don’t get the warm fuzzies in the knowledge that it took 286 calls to 911 before police responded.

Dateline US Magazine: Media outlets report twiglike Nicole Ritchie is 12 weeks preggers. Odd enough that a girl the weight of a saltine cracker could/would actually men-stroo-ate, but this could be the first recorded instance in which a newborn outweighs Mom.


Lucyp said...

If Avril had just said she had sampled it, everything would of been fine and the shout of plagarism would be non-existent.

O' Tim said...

“Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief”.

With as long as language and man's thoughts have been connected, how is it possible to not be?

Can the Goldman's do that? I guess they're safe from slander because the civil court ruled in their favor. If they can't use that title, I'd just change it to "IF" (in huge letters) and then as separate sentence below, "I Did It"

Jodie K said...

Or perhaps, "IF I did it?????"

O' Tim said...


Webmiztris said...

if nicole richey doesn't start eating, I don't think there's a chance that baby's going to stay alive. she looks absolutely vile.

and the avril thing is funny because it really does sound the same chorus-wise, but I haven't heard the rest of the song. I heard the rest of the song is nothing like Girlfriend.

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