Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It All Seems So Familiar

To my knowledge, prior to January 2009, no Georgia blogger had written extensively about the GPB show "Lawmakers". Then, something strange happened.

January 13, 2009 - The first entry of "Gonzo Lawmakers" appears on Drifting Through The Grift

January 28, 2009 - Peach Pundit's "Pete Randall" posts the first ever "Lawmakers Drinking Game"

Probably just a coincidence.

January 25, 2010 - After a delayed start, "Gonzo Lawmakers" re-appears for its second "season".

January 27, 2010 - "Pete" starts another "Lawmakers" open thread. It regurgitates many of the items noted in the first few entries of Gonzo Lawmakers. Including a notation for the first time that the "reporters" are actually interns.

So. Where is the line between coincidence and creative theft?


Sara said...

When do we acknowledge that "Pete Randall" is Erick's frequently racist, often boorish alter ego/sock puppet?

P.S. He lives to piss you off.

griftdrift said...

There's a difference between crass, boorish comments designed to irritate and theft. This may not be theft but it certainly has the stank of it.

Lucid Idiocy said...

Grift my computer is screwy and I can't use the link to email you. Can you drop me a line today?

Richard Campbell said...

"Where is the line between coincidence and creative theft?"

Usually where you show substantial similarity in protectable expression, in my experience.

griftdrift said...

Like I said. It probably ain't but it sure stanks. And that wrinkles my nose.

But I'm already over it. No point rolling in the mid with pigs.

Anonymous said...

Um, the theft already occurred in that peachpundit followed your format/timeline to get your readers....don't worry, I'm loyal....