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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 37
    More: Strange, Happy Fun Technoviking, Matthias Fritsch, dancing  
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2013-02-21 10:09:09 AM
4 votes:
Wants all copies of the video deleted from the internet? Good luck with that.
2013-02-21 12:04:02 PM
3 votes:

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 11:58:49 AM
3 votes:

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 11:58:12 AM
3 votes:

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 11:57:22 AM
3 votes:
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 12:39:09 PM
2 votes:
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 11:56:45 AM
2 votes:
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 11:28:12 AM
2 votes:

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 10:11:07 AM
2 votes:

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 04:26:12 PM
1 votes:
thanks to that video the world and I know how hot you are techno viking  
that can only be a good thing.
2013-02-21 03:14:18 PM
1 votes:

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


Yeah if he didn't want some random guy with a camera profiting off of him he shouldn't have danced all slutty like that.

The way I see it is like this. The reason Techno Viking made such an impact is because he's seen as a kind of hero. He's wandering the streets enforcing a code of ethics all while looking farking amazing. It seems consistent that he would insist that the blogger act ethically too.
2013-02-21 03:08:33 PM
1 votes:
mururoar.com
2013-02-21 02:58:05 PM
1 votes:

WeenerGord: mithras_angel: It's better than Twilight...

Ok, I admit, that's not saying much...


Also not true, even Twilight is better than that empty unbelievable crap. Honor never did anything but swagger around and take credit for everything she never earned. It's like the author has a femboss fetish, but he does not really believe a woman can actually accomplish anything, just fill out a costume and pose and take prizes for it. So that's all he can describe a female character doing.

Is that what David Weber thinks?



I've no real idea what he thinks, though I don't agree with your characterization of HH.

The appearance in the book was an item in a charity auction, at a little convention that was apparently 5 miles from his house.  He put an "appearance and glorious death" up for auction.

I got it because mom reads the series fanatically, and was just waiting for the phone call of "Why are you in this book?  How are you in this book?"
2013-02-21 02:43:49 PM
1 votes:
mithras_angel is now forever farkied Admiral Esther McQueen.

I bet you get looks when you use that name.
2013-02-21 02:37:22 PM
1 votes:

WeenerGord: mithras_angel: There's a difference between "wrote" (that's the author in your pic), and "appeared in", which is what I did.


If I got to read 5 words of that shiat series to find out who you are....I ain't gonna find out. Or care. That is a really stupid, badly written, unbelievable shiat series.

/it's farked, it's farked, it's farked, it's farked
// you are probably farked for having been in it



It's better than Twilight...

Ok, I admit, that's not saying much...
2013-02-21 02:30:08 PM
1 votes:

griffer: mithras_angel: Echoes of Honor.  That should be enough to narrow it down.

Nice neck beard, coont.

[josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com image 218x292]


Francis,

There's a difference between "wrote" (that's the author in your pic), and "appeared in", which is what I did.
2013-02-21 02:06:38 PM
1 votes:

griffer: Get over yourself.


You seem to be having more trouble getting over it.
2013-02-21 01:59:08 PM
1 votes:

mithras_angel: Echoes of Honor.  That should be enough to narrow it down.


Nice neck beard, coont.

josephmallozzi.files.wordpress.com
2013-02-21 01:52:33 PM
1 votes:

Graffito: 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.


From what I've read, this video has caused him to be passed over for the positions of smooth jazz viking, and love jamz viking.
2013-02-21 01:50:29 PM
1 votes:

mithras_angel: I'm male.  Not God, chris-chan, or Mustard Guy.  (I looked him up.  Why did I look him up?)

You're honestly going too well known.  I wasn't exagerating when I said "extremely minorly internet famous".



You're typing English, so probably not Numa Numa boy. I give up, who are you? tell us and enjoy renewed popularity.
2013-02-21 01:40:51 PM
1 votes:

WeenerGord: Annoyance: DarkPascual: mithras_angel: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I think he's Tron Guy

Tron Guy is in better shape.  :P

Sean Fausz?

Oh, I know who he is. He's chris-chan.


Do we know he's male? He could be Benchstrainer Guntwoman



I'm male.  Not God, chris-chan, or Mustard Guy.  (I looked him up.  Why did I look him up?)


You're honestly going too well known.  I wasn't exagerating when I said "extremely minorly internet famous".
2013-02-21 12:52:37 PM
1 votes:
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 12:50:10 PM
1 votes:
That video was pretty cool.

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

Definitely would not mess with him
2013-02-21 12:43:39 PM
1 votes:
Technoviking looks like a moody, unemployable biatch.
2013-02-21 12:38:56 PM
1 votes:

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 12:23:04 PM
1 votes:
Hammer of the Gods

www.jugglingcats.com
2013-02-21 12:22:32 PM
1 votes:

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 12:16:15 PM
1 votes:
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 12:13:05 PM
1 votes:
He's just butthurt that he didn't get proper credit via his full, correct name: Techno M. Viking.
2013-02-21 12:10:37 PM
1 votes:
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 12:09:57 PM
1 votes:
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 11:50:49 AM
1 votes:
you can write yourself into prison in Germany
2013-02-21 11:49:57 AM
1 votes:
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 11:45:14 AM
1 votes:
More like Luddite Viking! Amirite?!
2013-02-21 10:58:03 AM
1 votes:
That is a great video.
2013-02-21 10:41:49 AM
1 votes:
Ha ha ha. I love this guy.
2013-02-21 10:37:46 AM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
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