All entries for Sunday 04 June 2006
June 04, 2006
One of my friends came across a box of matches that had this warning on the back:
It's amused everyone with its ridiculousness; it's not "Fire Kills", or "Fire is Hot", or "Fire Burns" or similar such sensible warnings but "Fire Kills Children". Presumably, therefore, Adults are immune to the effects of the fire…
When I first moved into this house off campus I noticed this sign with its poor use of the English language:
which I photographed and added to my website.
Imagine my shock when I watched the Never Mind the Full Stops from Thursday and discovered my photo, cropped and squashed, displayed at the end of the program in a section of similar photos of lousy English. This was the first I'd heard of it; they didn't ask me, and they didn't say it was my photo, and they squashed it so it's disproportionate (that's them just generally sucking, although it doesn't help matters…). You can tell it's my photo, because the pattern from the flash is identical and is in the same place.
If they got it from my website then they stole it from a page with "© All Rights Reserved" on it, if they took it from Flickr then it quite clearly says that it has to be attributed, not used for commercial purposes, and not edited, and if they got it from somewhere else then that's 2 people I need to sue…
"The BBC – Shitting on the little guy" to paraphrase I, Robot (See! See! When I steal something from someone, I say who I stole it from!)