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(Daily Dot)   The still-unidentified Technoviking is suing Matthias Fritsch for recording his dance and making him a meme. Do not taunt Happy Fun Technoviking   (dailydot.com) divider line 117
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2013-02-21 10:09:09 AM
Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-21 10:11:07 AM

Walker: Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.


Never doubt the power of the Technoviking.
 
2013-02-21 10:37:46 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-21 10:41:49 AM
Ha ha ha. I love this guy.
 
2013-02-21 10:58:03 AM
That is a great video.
 
2013-02-21 11:28:12 AM

Walker: Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.


I am constantly amused by both the Streisand effect and how people do not fully grasp how the internet/technology works
 
2013-02-21 11:45:14 AM
More like Luddite Viking! Amirite?!
 
2013-02-21 11:46:09 AM
Berlin farkparade? That sounds fun
 
2013-02-21 11:47:03 AM
I swear I used to see that guy at U60 in Frankfurt in 02'...

/I used to see a lot of things there though...
 
2013-02-21 11:47:15 AM
repeats are fun?
 
2013-02-21 11:49:57 AM
Failing to do that, Fritsch would face a €250,000 (roughly $334,441 U.S.) fine and six months in prison.

Wait. You can sue people into prison in Germany?
 
2013-02-21 11:50:49 AM
you can write yourself into prison in Germany
 
2013-02-21 11:56:45 AM
That's a shame. Guy could have capitalized on his worldwide fame to become a millionaire in a variety of ways.

/Vikings remain bad at business
 
2013-02-21 11:56:51 AM
Technoviking is suing Anthony Zerba?

OK baby, hitch up your drawers....
 
2013-02-21 11:57:22 AM
I really don't get this...

He was made into an internet hero, for years, and now he's suing?


I could sort of see it if he'd been made into a laughing stock (say, it was "Techno-Palin", instead)....  But not for this.


Somebody explain.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:12 AM

Endive Wombat: Walker: Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.

I am constantly amused by both the Streisand effect and how people do not fully grasp how the internet/technology works


Yeah, but everyone has already SEEN the technoviking.  If anything, this should promote him into getting a tv show or movie.  Or a comic book.

"The Adventures of Techno Viking."   He'd had a light saber battle axe and go around fighting aliens.
 
2013-02-21 11:58:49 AM

asciibaron: repeats are fun?


I could watch Technoviking video repeatedly. The dudes just awesome and the fact that he doesn't care or want to be meme makes him even more awesome.
 
2013-02-21 12:04:02 PM

mithras_angel: I really don't get this...

He was made into an internet hero, for years, and now he's suing?


I could sort of see it if he'd been made into a laughing stock (say, it was "Techno-Palin", instead)....  But not for this.


Somebody explain.


Not everyone wants to be famous. I know I don't. And if I do become famous because of my awesomeness I would like to be the one making a career out of it - not some random blogger who built himself a speaking gig from my awesomeness.
 
2013-02-21 12:04:19 PM

mithras_angel: Somebody explain.


YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN TECHNOVIKING!!
 
2013-02-21 12:07:07 PM
img826.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-21 12:09:57 PM
I had mostly forgotten about technoviking.  Surely, by now, he's changed his look.  Is this video ruining his career as a...a...a...?  I can't think of what career this would ruin.
 
2013-02-21 12:10:37 PM
If he wins this suit, next thing you know the water guy will sue, then the drunk from the beginning of the video.
 
2013-02-21 12:11:44 PM
I thought they found Techno Viking?
 
2013-02-21 12:13:05 PM
He's just butthurt that he didn't get proper credit via his full, correct name: Techno M. Viking.
 
2013-02-21 12:16:15 PM
abhorrent1
Failing to do that, Fritsch would face a €250,000 (roughly $334,441 U.S.) fine and six months in prison.

Wait. You can sue people into prison in Germany?


Dunno. You would have to inspect the ass where those numbers were pulled from.
 
2013-02-21 12:20:05 PM
We need to restart the remix machine, stat.
 
2013-02-21 12:22:16 PM
That was a fun GIS.

img0068.popscreencdn.com
 
2013-02-21 12:22:32 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: I thought they found Techno Viking?


If you look at other pictures of that guy, they really don't resemble one another.  Also, I think that I read somewhere the show that clip is from just found a dude that vaguely resembled the real Technoviking as a sort of joke.


mithras_angel: I really don't get this...

He was made into an internet hero, for years, and now he's suing?


I could sort of see it if he'd been made into a laughing stock (say, it was "Techno-Palin", instead)....  But not for this.


Somebody explain.


I think the issue is less his degree of fame, and more the fact that this dude Fritsch and others profited off of his image, and he never saw a dime from it.  Either that or the notoriety is causing him personal problems, like it did for Star Wars Kid.
 
2013-02-21 12:23:01 PM

tripleseven: He's just butthurt that he didn't get proper credit via his full, correct name: Techno M. Viking.


You win one (1) internets.
 
2013-02-21 12:23:04 PM
Hammer of the Gods

www.jugglingcats.com
 
2013-02-21 12:30:39 PM
i449.photobucket.com

/Repeat threads make Vikings very angry
 
2013-02-21 12:31:00 PM
 asciibaron: repeats are fun?

I could watch Technoviking video repeatedly. The dudes just awesome and the fact that he doesn't care or want to be meme makes him even more awesome.


So what you're saying is... "Technoviking is a pretty cool guy. Eh dances and doesn't afraid of anything?"

Satanic_Hamster: Endive Wombat: Walker: Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.

I am constantly amused by both the Streisand effect and how people do not fully grasp how the internet/technology works

Yeah, but everyone has already SEEN the technoviking.  If anything, this should promote him into getting a tv show or movie.  Or a comic book.

"The Adventures of Techno Viking."   He'd had a light saber battle axe and go around fighting aliens.


Obviously, the show should be called "Technoviking is a pretty cool guy. Eh dances and doesn't afraid of anything."
 
2013-02-21 12:31:53 PM
I will now post an unrelated german bodybuilder named Harald Seele.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-21 12:35:39 PM

tripleseven: He's just butthurt that he didn't get proper credit via his full, correct name: Techno M. Viking.


If you get quoted calling him a corksucker you are a dead man.
 
2013-02-21 12:38:42 PM
Embrace the techno viking, you will be assimilated.
 
2013-02-21 12:38:48 PM

mithras_angel: I really don't get this...

He was made into an internet hero, for years, and now he's suing?


I could sort of see it if he'd been made into a laughing stock (say, it was "Techno-Palin", instead)....  But not for this.


Somebody explain.


B€cau$e he's sti££  €mbara$$€d b€yond b€£i€f.
 
2013-02-21 12:38:56 PM

quickdraw: mithras_angel: I really don't get this...

He was made into an internet hero, for years, and now he's suing?


I could sort of see it if he'd been made into a laughing stock (say, it was "Techno-Palin", instead)....  But not for this.


Somebody explain.

Not everyone wants to be famous. I know I don't. And if I do become famous because of my awesomeness I would like to be the one making a career out of it - not some random blogger who built himself a speaking gig from my awesomeness.


While I can sort of see that, he was out in public, doing things that would draw attention to himself.


And it's an overstatement to say, "random blogger who built himself a speaking gig"...  He's a guy who studies memes, and happened to create one himself.  It wasn't his intent to profit (which is very big in courts. Intent, that is.).


I agree, fame can be a pain.  I am ~very~ (probably ~extremely~ is better there) minorly internet famous.  I qualify that statement with, I appear by my real name on TVTropes, in a popular fiction series, and in writing credits for a handful of things (including something that was translated to Portuguese, and I wasn't aware of it until 2 years after the fact).  The middle one has caused some booksellers, when I hand over a payment card, to question whether or not I'm really me, or using an "obviously" fake name.  It's also caused a few coworkers, who have read that series, to occasionally mock me.

I suppose, in my case, I knew what I was getting into when I did the things that caused this.  And one could argue that TV didn't.

But...  anyone who does something "interesting" could be in the same position.  You don't automatically own all rights to everything you do, especially in a public forum.
 
2013-02-21 12:39:09 PM
We should send this guy a buck to cover his legal fees. I love Technoviking! Hes like that roadside Paul Bunyan* of the information super highway!

/*Wish I had some shop skills to do a pic of that
 
2013-02-21 12:43:39 PM
Technoviking looks like a moody, unemployable biatch.
 
2013-02-21 12:45:34 PM

Onkel Buck: We should send this guy a buck to cover his legal fees. I love Technoviking! Hes like that roadside Paul Bunyan* of the information super highway!

/*Wish I had some shop skills to do a pic of that


I wish I had the skills to do the "Techno-Palin" thing I referenced earlier...
 
2013-02-21 12:46:28 PM
Everything went to shiat when Technoviking killed Osama,
 
2013-02-21 12:49:20 PM
This was 13 years ago. Technoviking is probably Flabby-Tits Viking now...
 
2013-02-21 12:50:10 PM
That video was pretty cool.

I've never seen it before, only his pic.

Definitely would not mess with him
 
2013-02-21 12:51:58 PM

mithras_angel: Onkel Buck: We should send this guy a buck to cover his legal fees. I love Technoviking! Hes like that roadside Paul Bunyan* of the information super highway!

/*Wish I had some shop skills to do a pic of that

I wish I had the skills to do the "Techno-Palin" thing I referenced earlier...


I would love to see Palin shake her ass  in some stripper heels!! I think she is sexy. There I said it.
 
2013-02-21 12:52:37 PM
I figure this is the first guy in a long line of defendants in civil suits.

If the Viking hires a real good Caveman Lawyer, he can prove he owns his image.

Then he and his lawyer can sue everyone who sold anything with his likeness on it. I'm not saying they'd win in court but out of court settlement is always a possibility when Vikings are in session.
 
2013-02-21 12:54:21 PM

A10Mechanic: Hammer of the Gods

[www.jugglingcats.com image 355x269]


Thank you.  I had to go watch that again.
 
2013-02-21 12:55:54 PM

GreatGlavinsGhost: I thought they found Techno Viking?


FTFC:  kids wear superman pajamas. superman wears chuck norris pajamas. CHUCK NORRIS WEARS TECHNO VIKING PAJAMAS.
 
2013-02-21 12:57:56 PM
i also forgot about 'Arnold Rave' around the same time.  I had to revisit that one again too.  Aah, thanks for the memeries, internet.
 
2013-02-21 12:58:07 PM
We should all send Techno Viking a dollar. He's probably too noble to earn regular money.

Techno Viking requires tribute!
 
2013-02-21 12:59:57 PM

Popcorn Johnny: Walker: Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.

Never doubt the power of the Technoviking.


I deleted the version on my computer, then burned the hard drive, just to be sure.
 
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