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2009-02-19 11:47:54 AM  
I wonder what kind of hate mail those lawyers are getting...
 
2009-02-19 11:57:06 AM  
Wow, score one for asshat lawyers abusing the system.
 
2009-02-19 01:14:56 PM  
jonesday.com

/ hot tamale
 
2009-02-19 01:21:01 PM  
nkanofolives: I wonder what kind of hate mail those lawyers are getting...

Not sure, but I do like the idea of spreading the "wrong" kind of links around...
Patrick F. McCartan (^)
 
2009-02-19 01:24:27 PM  
So if I wrote Patrick F. McCartan I might get in trouble?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2009-02-19 01:31:45 PM  
"Now" you can sue? This game has to be older than the DMCA.
 
2009-02-19 01:44:28 PM  

lexnaturalis: So if I wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ I might get in trouble?


Yes, if you wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ you might get in trouble. See, the problem is, if you write Patrick F. McCartan^ enough times, eventually that's going to become the front page result when you Google Patrick F. McCartan^'s name. If you added phrases like "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat" to the page you were linking from, it's entirely possible that if you searched the net for Patrick F. McCartan^, you might get hundreds of results that seem to link Patrick F. McCartan^ to being a litigious douchebag or a total piece of shiat. So, whatever you Farkers do, DO NOT type Patrick F. McCartan^ in a post with the words "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat". It would have a similar effect to doing a SEO on Patrick F. McCartan^ under the keywords of "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat".

So just don't.

Oh, and (in my opinion) Patrick F. McCartan^ is a "litigious douchebag" and/or "total piece of shiat".
 
2009-02-19 01:48:55 PM  

timujin: Not sure, but I do like the idea of spreading the "wrong" kind of links around...
Patrick F. McCartan (^)


I'm amazed that wasn't a Rickroll.
 
2009-02-19 01:51:41 PM  

madmann: Yes, if you wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ you might get in trouble. See, the problem is, if you write Patrick F. McCartan^ enough times, eventually that's going to become the front page result when you Google Patrick F. McCartan^'s name. If you added phrases like "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat" to the page you were linking from, it's entirely possible that if you searched the net for Patrick F. McCartan^, you might get hundreds of results that seem to link Patrick F. McCartan^^ to being a litigious douchebag or a total piece of shiat. So, whatever you Farkers do, DO NOT type Patrick F. McCartan^ in a post with the words "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat". It would have a similar effect to doing a SEO on Patrick F. McCartan^ under the keywords of "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat".

So just don't.

Oh, and (in my opinion) Patrick F. McCartan^ is a "litigious douchebag" and/or "total piece of shiat".


I suppose we shouldn't quote other Farkers who might actually have such horrible links in their post?
 
2009-02-19 01:52:22 PM  
madmann: Yes, if you wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ you might get in trouble. See, the problem is, if you write Patrick F. McCartan^ enough times, eventually that's going to become the front page result when you Google Patrick F. McCartan^'s name. If you added phrases like "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat" to the page you were linking from, it's entirely possible that if you searched the net for Patrick F. McCartan^, you might get hundreds of results that seem to link Patrick F. McCartan^ to being a litigious douchebag or a total piece of shiat. So, whatever you Farkers do, DO NOT type Patrick F. McCartan^ in a post with the words "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat". It would have a similar effect to doing a SEO on Patrick F. McCartan^ under the keywords of "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat".

So just don't.

Oh, and (in my opinion) Patrick F. McCartan^ is a "litigious douchebag" and/or "total piece of shiat".


I think I understand, but I want to make sure. What you're saying is that writing Patrick F. McCartan^, "litigious douchebag" and "total piece of shiat" is a bad thing? What about writing Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded monkey"? Patrick F. McCartan^ and "complete toolbag"? Oh, I know, Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded, litigious, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey who has done his part to make the world slightly dumber". Would that be good or bad to write?

/Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^ can suck it.
 
2009-02-19 02:12:20 PM  

lexnaturalis: madmann: Yes, if you wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ you might get in trouble. See, the problem is, if you write Patrick F. McCartan^ enough times, eventually that's going to become the front page result when you Google Patrick F. McCartan^'s name. If you added phrases like "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat" to the page you were linking from, it's entirely possible that if you searched the net for Patrick F. McCartan^, you might get hundreds of results that seem to link Patrick F. McCartan^ to being a litigious douchebag or a total piece of shiat. So, whatever you Farkers do, DO NOT type Patrick F. McCartan^ in a post with the words "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat". It would have a similar effect to doing a SEO on Patrick F. McCartan^ under the keywords of "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat".

So just don't.

Oh, and (in my opinion) Patrick F. McCartan^ is a "litigious douchebag" and/or "total piece of shiat".

I suppose we shouldn't quote other Farkers who might actually have such horrible links in their post?


That is the understanding I have from Patrick F. McCartan^. He's not just a litigious douchebag total piece of shiat, Patrick F. McCartan^ is a lawyer. I trust Patrick F. McCartan^.

timujin: I think I understand, but I want to make sure. What you're saying is that writing Patrick F. McCartan^, "litigious douchebag" and "total piece of shiat" is a bad thing? What about writing Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded monkey"? Patrick F. McCartan^ and "complete toolbag"? Oh, I know, Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded, litigious, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey who has done his part to make the world slightly dumber". Would that be good or bad to write?


As I've stated, this would be a bad thing, especially for Patrick F. McCartan^.

/Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,can suck it.

Missed a few. Fixed it for you and Patrick F. McCartan^.
 
2009-02-19 02:13:00 PM  
Lol.... I appear to have hit an upper end. :D
 
2009-02-19 02:18:53 PM  
[image from jonesday.com too old to be available]

What about hotlinked pics?
 
2009-02-19 02:24:21 PM  
 
2009-02-19 02:30:05 PM  
Huh, one beneficial part of this thread is that I believe we've established the upper limit of links to the same address at ten.

Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^

/If I'm right, this one won't link:
Patrick F. McCartan^
 
2009-02-19 02:32:43 PM  
Hey, look at that, I'm right. You can only post ten links to the same address. Like this:
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^

But I can write litigious, retarded, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey as many times as I want, Patrick F. McCartan.

/wondering how long until Google picks this up...
 
2009-02-19 02:38:27 PM  

timujin: /wondering how long until Google picks this up...


We'll see once it hits the main Geek page.

/Patrick F. McCartan^
 
2009-02-19 02:39:47 PM  
Can it be??? Yes!!!! My first greenlight!!!!

\Woot!
 
2009-02-19 02:41:53 PM  

nkanofolives: Can it be??? Yes!!!! My first greenlight!!!!

\Woot! Patrick McCartan^


FTFY
 
2009-02-19 02:49:38 PM  
I love this thread.Patrick McCartan (new window)
 
2009-02-19 02:51:32 PM  
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^
Patrick McCartan^


I would like to say the words litigious, retarded, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey for no reason at all.
 
2009-02-19 02:51:46 PM  
If linking is bad, then this post must be horrible.

Brought to you by:
jonesday.com
 
2009-02-19 02:51:54 PM  

timujin: Hey, look at that, I'm right. You can only post ten links to the same address. Like this:
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^
Patrick F. McCartan^

But I can write litigious, retarded, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey as many times as I want, Patrick F. McCartan.

/wondering how long until Google picks this up...


Did anybody post these links yet?
 
2009-02-19 02:52:08 PM  
Patrick McCartan^? What kind of name is Patrick McCartan^? I mean, if I was called Patrick McCartan^ I should think I would change it. Then again, Patrick McCartan^ probably is used to Patrick McCartan^, and I guess that's why Patrick McCartan^ won't change it.

/Patrick McCartan^ Patrick McCartan^ Patrick McCartan^
//Patrick McCartan^
 
2009-02-19 02:52:37 PM  
The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.
 
2009-02-19 02:54:47 PM  

samiti: The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.


Someone should tell Patrick McCartan^
 
2009-02-19 02:55:59 PM  
Patrick McCartan (new window)

Russian and Japanese Patrick MacCartan ^ sites show up Patrick MacCartan ^on first page Patrick MacCartan ^but no fark yet Patrick MacCartan ^.

Keep working on it

Patrick MacCartan ^
 
2009-02-19 02:56:02 PM  
Oops... FTFM:

jonesday.com

/attentive readers...
 
2009-02-19 02:56:29 PM  

samiti: The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.


Oh that is really interesting. Someone should email them and let them know.
 
2009-02-19 02:56:50 PM  
Pete Wentz loves Patrick F. McCartan^. Wentz.
 
2009-02-19 02:59:39 PM  

pd771: samiti: The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.

Someone should tell Patrick McCartan^


HA!

I Patrick McCartan^'d.
 
2009-02-19 03:00:10 PM  
timujin:
madmann:


OMFG guys everyone else at work started looking at me weird I was laughing so hard.

Bravo to the both of you.
 
2009-02-19 03:00:58 PM  
Patrick MacCartan ^ and I share a first name. I wish that Patrick MacCartan ^ would change his name so that we will never get confused, because I don't want people mixing me up with Patrick MacCartan ^.
 
2009-02-19 03:03:07 PM  

nkanofolives:
Oh that is really interesting. Someone should email them Patrick McCartan^ and let them know.


Fixed.
 
2009-02-19 03:03:09 PM  
Imagine what would happen if the guys at 4chan heard about this...

/Plotting evil, evil things
 
2009-02-19 03:03:51 PM  
pd711 are you saying that you are Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchenozzle?. Because if you are Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchnozzle then you can kiss my hairy white ass.


Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchenozzle.
 
2009-02-19 03:05:09 PM  
after a brief GIS I have determined that Patrick F. McCartan^ is a handsome and attractive older gentleman.
 
2009-02-19 03:06:27 PM  

pd771: samiti: The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.

Someone should tell Patrick McCartan^


I just emailed him.

Now I'm considering writing a script to log in to a bunch of different SMTP servers and fire off about 1000 emails a minute at him saying similar things.
 
2009-02-19 03:08:02 PM  

cannotsuggestaname: pd711 are you saying that you are Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchenozzle?. Because if you are Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchnozzle then you can kiss my hairy white ass.


Patrick MacCartan ^ the litigious douchenozzle.


Actually, no I am not Patrick MacCartan ^, the litigious douchenozzle. I personally don't know if Patrick MacCartan ^ is a litigious douche nozzle, litigious douche, ass monkey, ass rammer, or penguin farker, but I wish Patrick MacCartan ^ would change his name, so people do not confuse me with Patrick MacCartan ^.
 
2009-02-19 03:08:20 PM  

madmann: lexnaturalis: madmann: Yes, if you wrote Patrick F. McCartan^ you might get in trouble. See, the problem is, if you write Patrick F. McCartan^ enough times, eventually that's going to become the front page result when you Google Patrick F. McCartan^'s name. If you added phrases like "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat" to the page you were linking from, it's entirely possible that if you searched the net for Patrick F. McCartan^, you might get hundreds of results that seem to link Patrick F. McCartan^ to being a litigious douchebag or a total piece of shiat. So, whatever you Farkers do, DO NOT type Patrick F. McCartan^ in a post with the words "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat". It would have a similar effect to doing a SEO on Patrick F. McCartan^ under the keywords of "litigious douchebag" or "total piece of shiat".

So just don't.

Oh, and (in my opinion) Patrick F. McCartan^ is a "litigious douchebag" and/or "total piece of shiat".

I suppose we shouldn't quote other Farkers who might actually have such horrible links in their post?

That is the understanding I have from Patrick F. McCartan^. He's not just a litigious douchebag total piece of shiat, Patrick F. McCartan^ is a lawyer. I trust Patrick F. McCartan^.

timujin: I think I understand, but I want to make sure. What you're saying is that writing Patrick F. McCartan^, "litigious douchebag" and "total piece of shiat" is a bad thing? What about writing Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded monkey"? Patrick F. McCartan^ and "complete toolbag"? Oh, I know, Patrick F. McCartan^ and "retarded, litigious, piece of shiat, douchebag monkey who has done his part to make the world slightly dumber". Would that be good or bad to write?

As I've stated, this would be a bad thing, especially for Patrick F. McCartan^.

/Patrick F. McCartan^, Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan^,can suck it.

Missed a few. Fixed it for you and Patrick F. McCartan^.


/Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^, Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan^ (new window),Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan^ (new window),Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,Patrick F. McCartan (new window)^,can suck it.
 
2009-02-19 03:08:26 PM  
http://www.submitexpress.com/submit.html
http://www.addme.com/
http://www.submitasite.com/
http://www.submitexpress.com/
http://www.google.com/addurl/?continue=/addurl

and submit this link
http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=4221421
 
2009-02-19 03:08:39 PM  
lambelly: after a brief GIS I have determined that Patrick F. McCartan^ is a handsome and attractive older gentleman.


if by "handsome and attractive older gentleman" you mean litigious douchenozzle, then you are correct that
Patrick F. McCartan^ is a litigious douchenozzle.
 
2009-02-19 03:10:59 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: pd771: samiti: The website for Jones Day has links which are in violation of their own claim:

http://www.jonesday.com/admin/germanDisclaimer/

This is absurd.

Someone should tell Patrick McCartan^

I just emailed him.

Now I'm considering writing a script to log in to a bunch of different SMTP servers and fire off about 1000 emails a minute at him saying similar things.


My fiance would like you i think.
 
2009-02-19 03:11:32 PM  
You know I clicked the comments thread expecting witty Fark comments and instead I was brought to the Jones Day website. Or so I thought. Am I and Fark or Jones Day? Is this now some official site of Patrick MacCartan? This is so confusing, all this tubal technological stuff.
 
2009-02-19 03:13:34 PM  
jonesday.com
jonesday.comView Full Size

jonesday.com
jonesday.com
[image from jonesday.com too old to be available]
[image from jonesday.com too old to be available]
[image from jonesday.com too old to be available]
wastin yer bandwidth...
 
2009-02-19 03:16:52 PM  

wingnut396: You know I clicked the comments thread expecting witty Fark comments and instead I was brought to the Jones Day website. Or so I thought. Am I and Fark or Jones Day? Is this now some official site of Patrick MacCartan? This is so confusing, all this tubal technological stuff.


Suprising, no this isn't an official web site affiliated with Patrick MacCartan ^. We are completely independent from Patrick MacCartan ^, and despite sharing a first name with Patrick MacCartan ^, I am not Patrick MacCartan ^.
 
2009-02-19 03:18:24 PM  
You guys wasted an opportunity to google-bomb this guy with a Rick Astley video, maybe one of his more popular songs. It would further clarify the distinction betwene the content of the link and the content of the text you click on.
 
2009-02-19 03:18:26 PM  

nkanofolives: Can it be??? Yes!!!! My first greenlight!!!!

\Woot!


I think I speak for Patrick F. McCartan^ when I say, congratulations. I just wish Patrick F. McCartan^ could be here to see it. Or a similarly litigious douchebag total piece of shiat retarded monkey.
 
2009-02-19 03:19:15 PM  

The Drunk IT Guy: wastin yer bandwidth...


God bless you sir.
 
2009-02-19 03:20:28 PM  
I see there's some confusion surrounding the spelling of this gentleman's name.

I don't know who Patrick MacCartan is but, from what I understand, Patrick McCartan^ is a litigious douchenozzle.
 
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