Oct 8, 2009
Just incase you didn’t know, this whole blog is written by me but provided by the fantastic company, WordPress. WordPress provide an easy facility for creating your own blogs. Check them out at www.wordpress.com.
Right now, there’s a competition going on for the creative use of a WordPress logo, hence my picture above!
Happy blog writing.
UPDATE: I won most votes for my section/league/thing! I got an e-mail from a chap at WordPress USA who gave me a choice of prizes. I am now the proud owner of a WordPress Hoodie and a WordPress skin for an iPhone. Now I just have to win an iPhone!
NEW UPDATE – CEASE AND DESIST!:
As you may have noticed, I have had to censor the above image. This was of a certain famous landmark in America but with the ‘W’ swapped for the WordPress logo for the ‘Creative use of a WordPress Logo’ competition.
Sadly, there are some pathetic Americans in this world that actually believe that by posting this image, it somehow suggests that I am claiming that I own the Hollywood sign. Seriously. Someone saw the image above and contacted a trademark infringement company to let them know I was a naughty boy. I know right? You thought I owned Hollywood as well? Nope, sorry to disappoint you.
I would love to say that I ‘fought the power’ and ignored this request but in the end, this blog isn’t a revenue generator for me and I wouldn’t have the funds to stick it to these guys so instead I’ll bite my tongue and censor the image.
Just to keep them happy and to help inform the imbeciles of this world, I would like to officially say:
- I do not have anything to do with the company that owns the rights to the Hollywood sign.
- The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in no way endorsed the image that previously featured above.
- I do not own Hollywood or the Hollywood sign.
- I have posted a photo of Christchurch in another blog post. I do not own Christchurch.
- I posted a photo of a donkey in another blog post. I do not own that donkey.
Thanks so much for your time. Honestly, if there are any righteous Americans reading any of my other blog post, please do feel free to report me to whoever you like.
Incidentally, to show there are no hard feelings, I’d like to help the people responsible for controlling use of the Hollywood sign. I’ve just carried out a search for ‘Hollywood sign’ on Flickr.com and have found 43,187 results. Have fun.
And to that woman in America who recently sued Google Maps for giving her directions that included a stretch of highway even though she was on foot, good on you. You go girl. Fight the good fight.
In other, completely unrelated news, I came across an old blog post of mine the other day that featured a message to America by John Cleese. Funny stuff.