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(Huffington Post)   News: Discovery Channel To Mythbuster Fans: 'Abstain'... as channel yanks controversial sex episode. Fark: "Heh. Heh. He said "yank"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 141
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2014-02-13 02:49:46 PM
Ah, I thought it was a case of "moral outrage". however, TFA tells us that the author, a lone wolf of entertainment and journalistic integrity, is having his series "Something I Have Never Heard Of and Will Never Watch or Read", blatantly stolen and plagiarized by the carrion feeding corporate vulture-bullies that are the combined two-headed dick dragon of Mythbusters and The Discovery Channel. He goes on to inform us, the fan club rooting for this underdog in this treacherous fight, that this is the third time his Ninja Lawyers have thrown their poison tipped cease and desist shurikens at this seemingly immortal animal that, while he has defeated three times before in a triumphant battle only eclipsed by such epics as "The Time I Sued the Paperboy for Damaging my Front Door", and "No, I Can and Will Trim Those Tree Branches", keeps coming back for more.

Will the two headed phallus monster return for another beating?! Will the Author finally get the recognition he deserves?!

Tune in at I Have No Idea on Sunday Through Monday for your next episode of "Something I Have Never Heard Of and Will Never Watch or Read" to find out.
 
2014-02-13 03:06:10 PM
Damn, and I really wanted to know whether or not the girl being on top prevents pregnancy.

Ya know, because of gravity and stuff.
 
2014-02-13 03:12:03 PM
I got something I'd like to bust..

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2014-02-13 03:19:53 PM
There are some myths about Kari I'd like to bust.
 
2014-02-13 03:19:56 PM
I didn't even know the show was still on...
 
2014-02-13 03:20:01 PM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I got something I'd like to bust..


Indeed.
 
2014-02-13 03:20:24 PM
What a biatchy writer
 
2014-02-13 03:20:30 PM
I was wondering what was going on until I gave up caring whoever this guy is because he just sounds like a whining-Hipster-type who came up with some web series and now wants to be recognized for a "know-nothing-about-dont-give-a-shiat-show" that apparently only a few folks in Australia have seen.

And now he prevents me seeing Kari Byron in a Mythbusters show about farking?!  Seriously, fark this guy!
 
2014-02-13 03:20:33 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2014-02-13 03:21:00 PM
IP cat fight? No thanks.
 
2014-02-13 03:21:31 PM
"After two weeks of masturbating and seeing no visible hair growing in the palm, I am going to call this myth busted, Adam".
 
2014-02-13 03:22:44 PM
Yeah, I really doubt that your little crusade about a show "stealing" incredibly common phrases and ideas from your website that I've never heard of had more to do with the episode being pulled than Discovery getting skittish about potential controversy.
 
2014-02-13 03:22:45 PM
Sounds kind of like the entertainment version of a patent troll.
 
2014-02-13 03:24:03 PM

Lost Thought 00: What a biatchy writer


God this. Talk about being a sore winner.
 
2014-02-13 03:24:16 PM
Wtf was that shiat
 
2014-02-13 03:24:32 PM
Based on the writing in TFA, this guy has to worry about his writing being stolen like W Bush has to worry about someone copying from him during a Mensa test.
 
2014-02-13 03:25:37 PM
He might as well have written "there's this awesome new episode of mythbusters that is all about sex, and you can't see it because of ME!"
 
2014-02-13 03:26:09 PM
I watch that show for the science...

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2014-02-13 03:26:24 PM
Like, hey dude, put down the reefer when you write.  It's like last Tuesday when, hey didn't I mention that my house burned down last week?

Anyway, where was I?  Oh yeah, they're having a Captain Kangaroo festival in Denver this weekend and....
 
2014-02-13 03:26:47 PM

germ78: Lost Thought 00: What a biatchy writer

God this. Talk about being a sore winner.


Whiner. He's a sore whiner.
 
2014-02-13 03:28:05 PM
So his show like many rip off the Mythbusters style. Thats ok. But when they do a show like his..... Shut down Discovery and Mythbusters. I's need's to get paid. Go back to trolling
 
2014-02-13 03:28:24 PM

faultytower: I was wondering what was going on until I gave up caring whoever this guy is because he just sounds like a whining-Hipster-type who came up with some web series and now wants to be recognized for a "know-nothing-about-dont-give-a-shiat-show" that apparently only a few folks in Australia have seen.

And now he prevents me seeing Kari Byron in a Mythbusters show about farking?!  Seriously, fark this guy!


... Came here on my soapbox (OK, actually from my bunk) to say this.  Thank you for saying this.
 
2014-02-13 03:29:38 PM

i.r.id10t: [i.chzbgr.com image 422x253]


THAT IS AWESOME
 
2014-02-13 03:29:54 PM

germ78: He might as well have written "there's this awesome new episode of mythbusters that is all about sex, and you can't see it because of ME!"


Followed by "Dear god please watch my show.  I linked to it at least 3 times already!"
 
2014-02-13 03:30:20 PM
Who is this John Hotchkiss douchnozzle and why do I give a shiat about his whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa??!

/ Oh right, I don't.

// Also, if you try and make me choose you or MythBusters... don't bother... just don't
 
2014-02-13 03:31:31 PM

scottydoesntknow: Damn, and I really wanted to know whether or not the girl being on top prevents pregnancy.

Ya know, because of gravity and stuff.


It does if the girl is wearing a strap-on and the boy is a bottom.

};-)>
 
2014-02-13 03:40:31 PM
All I heard was "blah blah blah biatch biatch Mythbusters"
Hey! That's a great show.
When is the episode gonna be on?
 
2014-02-13 03:43:07 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I watch that show for the science...

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she blinded me with science!
 
2014-02-13 03:43:25 PM
Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?
 
2014-02-13 03:46:29 PM
I'm almost motivated enough to create a HuffPost throwaway login just to tell this guy to go DIAF.
 
2014-02-13 03:47:23 PM
Kari is a flat chested, vapid AW, who along with Adam is who I blame for the pop-science-ification of MB.
 
2014-02-13 03:49:54 PM

Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?


His ideas were vague generalities involving common "myths". Not the sort of thing that is protected.


"Investigating five clichés about the laws of attraction; a preference to blondes; pheromones; tips correlating with breast size; wealth."

Or, what you'd come up with from scanning every fark thread about sex and relationships ever.
 
2014-02-13 03:50:51 PM
Mythbusters did a "Fastest Way To Navigate Through Highway Traffic" episode?
 
2014-02-13 03:51:07 PM
Ew, I almost drowned in tears.
 
2014-02-13 03:51:14 PM
Right... totally original concept there...
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No two people could have the same idea...
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Completely unique, you are...
lanzone.info

Maybe there's some format we could use to test this theory...
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And to close out this post...
i1.ytimg.com

I can do science me!
 
2014-02-13 03:52:30 PM

Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?


Everyone read it but no one cares because he's fat, also he whines, and he's not Kari. Also he cost us Kari.... I mean, he cost them Kari... I'm impartial in this... obviously.

thetvpage.com

More like, this vs fat, am I right folks?!

He's probably going to sue me for using that image. What a meanie!
 
2014-02-13 03:54:04 PM
Abstain? Is that when you get semen stains all over his/her abs?
 
2014-02-13 03:55:36 PM

Slaxl: Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?

Everyone read it but no one cares because he's fat, also he whines, and he's not Kari. Also he cost us Kari.... I mean, he cost them Kari... I'm impartial in this... obviously.

[thetvpage.com image 250x335]

More like, this vs fat, am I right folks?!

He's probably going to sue me for using that image. What a meanie!


Didn't even see the picture. Now I'm gonna send his moobs a "cease and desist" AMIRITE HAHAHAhs I CAN TYPING
 
2014-02-13 03:56:25 PM
Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.


According to this guy, anyway.
 
2014-02-13 03:57:08 PM
Really good gimmick to drive DVD sales: the episode that was too [whatever] to show on TV.
 
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2014-02-13 03:57:17 PM
So, a web-only "TV" show, with a singular copyright year of 2014, that essentially is a Mythbusters Mr Wizard ripoff, sans kids, is upset that they happened to cover the same topics that can be found on any fan site for the show in question??

I'm sure the creator of just about every sitcom is just inundated with C&D letters from the first sitcom ever created, right?
 
2014-02-13 03:58:43 PM
Myths are myths because a significant percentage of the population believes them. I don't see how you can "own" the idea of examining a common  myth. That's like "owning" the concept of finding out whether turkey really causes drowsiness.
 
2014-02-13 04:02:30 PM

Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?


How about we go a few levels deeper?  What is an idea?  What constitutes an obvious idea?  What protection under the law does an "idea" have?

Hint: the last answer is NONE.
 
2014-02-13 04:02:51 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I watch that show for the science...

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"...and now on Mythbusters, Kari will show us how to find the G spot. Kari, over to you..."
 
2014-02-13 04:04:11 PM
Because as I have previously alleged, Discovery and Mythbusters misappropriated content from my series, This vs That. And now they were misappropriating even more ideas of mine along with a title for an entirely different show... that I had also pitched to them, called: "The Laws of Attraction."

forum.sportsmogul.com

Google search for "The Laws of Attraction": About 1.96 million hits, including a 2004 movie.

But yeah, I'm so sure they stole the title from you, Mr WhineyAuthor.

Also, you can't copyright or trademark or whatever a book/movie/song/whatever title, so -- in the end -- be prepared to lose your argument.
 
2014-02-13 04:04:59 PM

Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.    Its pretty damn sleazy.   So they won't get broadcast in the US or Canada.  Who cares?   Mythbusters has already run away with the money.

Yes, we miss out on Kari.  That part sucks.   But why can't they think up their own ideas for a sex episode?


No. They prefer their uninformed snark and fanboy fawning of some chick.

If you click through the links on that page providing more background information it looks pretty damning. Considering the guys history in the biz and the amount of corroborating information he's kept, he probably has a case. We'll see.

Keep posting pics of Kari though.
 
2014-02-13 04:05:16 PM

someonelse: Myths are myths because a significant percentage of the population believes them. I don't see how you can "own" the idea of examining a common  myth. That's like "owning" the concept of finding out whether turkey really causes drowsiness.


Trademarks on the words "Candy" and "Apple" and patents on "Buy Now" buttons beg to differ.

Sadly.
 
2014-02-13 04:05:20 PM

blahpers: Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.

According to this guy, anyway.


So Australia is just a conspiracy of cartographers?

The Mythbusters photocopy of the ThisVSThat episode (a side by side comparison):
http://imgur.com/a/CnBLs
 
2014-02-13 04:10:15 PM

Cyber_Junk: Is NO ONE reading the whole story?

Mythbusters stole a whole bunch of this guy's ideas, made episodes of it, and then broadcast them in Australia.


I did see that, and, even the allegations are completely true, I hope the Mythbusters air the episode everywhere and never pay the guy a cent.  I want this guy to be stolen from.

However, I doubt he has a legitimate claim.  As far as I can tell, he's alleging they stole content based on the title of the episode.  Unless he has knowledge he's not revealing (and I doubt that, because I doubt he'd pass up a way to make himself look even more like a douche) his only reasonable claim is that they stole the title.
 
2014-02-13 04:10:47 PM
From what I read he was in negotiations with Discovery for them to buy his series, they wanted to buy the rights to his series without bringing him on board to be a part of it. He said no so Discovery went ahead and just used his ideas. If you look beyond the linked article there is actually a lot of proof.

Also, does anyone here really want to support the network that brought us ghost hunting reality shows?
 
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