3/04/2005

We're Baaack

FBOFW Strikes Back Strikes Back

To quote the Fred Willard character in "A Mighty Wind"....wha' happened? Not sure why FBoFW Strikes Back incurred the wrath of Angelfire and, perhaps, FBoFW's corporate offices. Possibilities:


  • The original user who set up FBoFW Strikes Back had his/her account closed, and the blog went with it.

  • Someone from FBoFW complained because "FBOFW" is a copyrighted name.

  • Someone from FBoFW complained because we included very small snippets of dialogue and images from the FBoFW strip -- well within fair use provisions.

  • FBoFW corporate didn't like us making fun of their business manager's name.

  • Lynn Johnston controls THE ENTIRE INTERNET.


Admittedly, this last scenario seems a bit unlikely. But, still, we'll be careful where we step in the future to esnure this blog can continue. Notice we're not going back to the original name. Surely "Elly" is a generic enough name that the bigwigs can't smack us down.

And, we'll be careful not to directly link to FBoFW images again...which, we suspect is the real reason we were TOSed by Angelfire. While I'll miss the deep archive of smart-ass comments we were building, I won't miss all the popup ads. (How about this, Angelfire: When I need a source of Smiley icons, I'll beat it out of you.)

In the meantime tell your friends...and walk softly, gentle readers.

5 Comments:

Blogger WinterBear TrueHeart said...

go through your old stuff and post some of the better stuff here...

right now the site is mighty thin...

enjoyed the two posts, tho...

1:02 AM  
Blogger mike said...

We can't get to the old stuff unfortunately. Otherwise I would have gladly moved it over.

6:13 AM  
Blogger emjaybee said...

Well I certainly hope you'll be explaining to us why Johnston hates the French Canadians so much--she takes another swipe at Therese today.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad your back. There have been lots of people wishing for your return.

6:52 AM  
Anonymous emily. said...

can you grab your old content from archive.org?

8:40 AM  

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