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Nov 15

Bigger Boys

I thought it was spam at first… when a strange message containing all my correct details arrived in my Junk folder a day or so ago, I wrote it off as coincidence, just clever marketing or something.  The subject line read ‘Cease and Desist’, and there was an attachment.  I’m no goat, I know not to open attachments in my Junk folder so I deleted it.

I got another one this morning, this time the subject line included the word ‘litigation’ in bold type, so I scanned the attachment and opened it, ready to pull the plug if anything nasty happened.  It did, but not in the way I was expecting.

Letter to be found here.

Turns out this email is the real deal!  We seem to have pissed off some Blogging Commission, a bunch I’d never heard of before.  When I say ‘We’, of course I mean ‘Maxi’ because the whole idea was his – I just went with it out of boredom.  I’m not sure what to do now, other than write a flaming return email. 

Anybody out there got any experience with so called ‘Blogging Commissioners’?  Is this for real?

If you’re curious, this is the email I returned:

Hi Cuthbert,

Look, I don’t know if you’re a bonafide pencil-pusher or just somebody having a laugh, either way I don’t care.  Sending me bogus letters on behalf of some made-up company is a huge waste of time based on the premise that blogs are, by their nature, free-for-all.  I can publish whatever I damn well like.

As it turns out, I have no intentions on publishing further material relating to this ‘Blog War’… frankly I would rather burn out my entire quotient of sebaceous glands with the sulphured excrement of a burned match.  I’m sick of it.  Rest assured, the idea for this whole cockamamie idea falls solely at the feet of Maxi Cane and his blogspot, and was about as scary and as realistic as Beaut.ie’s bargain bin.

I won’t be taking down any posts or removing any images.  Your letter doesn’t scare me, for I have a Thesaurus too and can read between the lines.

 You haven’t a leg to stand on, mate.

Sincerely

K8 the Gr8

Bring on the comments

  1. Looks like non-sensical arse pickings to me.

  2. As in the letter you got.

  3. Grandad says:

    I would treat that mail with respect if I were you, and I wouldn’t be quite so flippant about it.

    The BCI aren’t that well known, but they take their job very seriously and have quite wide ranging powers. I believe they were behind Twenty pulling his site, which he had to do after they kidnapped his dog Bastardface and gave it the Black and Decker treatment.

  4. downsdad says:

    Nothing wrong with being gay. They’re just pansies. Isn’t it a sad reflection of these cutbacks that the Blogging Commission can’t afford a website?

  5. Grandad says:

    Isn’t it a sad reflection of these cutbacks that the Blogging Commission can’t afford a website?

    They used to have a blog, but they self regulated and forced themselves to shut down.

  6. K8 says:

    Thrifty; I dunno, my tail’s quivering on this one.

    Dad; Oh good grief what have I done?

    Maxi; We agree, at last.

    Downsdad; Isn’t that weird?! I thought so too. Maybe they’re above that sort of thing. Or below, like MI5… or BI5, whatever… I’m nervous.

  7. Nah, MI5 have a website. It has a careers page and everything.

  8. Maxi Cane says:

    They got bored with their website and started up a forum instead.

  9. Grandad says:

    Maxi – That forum was closed down by the Forum Commission of Ireland.

  10. Baino says:

    Ah well it was fun while it lasted! Back to life, back to reality *dances off to bed*

  11. I think you should do what they say.

  12. Queenie says:

    I just saw thies on Maxis site….join the competition, I may think of a prize for the best entry!

  13. I got one too yesterday K8, for being “a soppy bastard” apparently.

    I’m appealing the fine.

  14. Kirk M says:

    Drop a load dung on them from me. Hell, I’ll send them a dung letter instead made from the freshest, nastiest highly concentrated liquid manure I can find. I’ll make it a dung parcel! Yeah, that will do it just fine. I’ll even pressurize it so it gets everyone within 10 feet when they open it. :twisted:

  15. JackMcMad says:

    You’ve gotta be kidding me!!

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  17. TheChrisD says:

    WTF, what a load of cock and bull. Who seriously thinks they can moderate the medium of blogs?

  18. Grandad says:

    Damnation! I just got one from them demanding I shut down my site [“unbalanced and unfair criticism of the government”]

  19. K8 says:

    This is unjust and unfair! There seems to be a sudden rash of these threatening letters… Me, Maxi, Gray Wright, Grandad… I would so love to flame this Cannon person and the company he represents, but I’m almost afraid to, maybe this elusive blogging commission is bigger than it seems?

    There are enough people breathing down our necks, telling us what we should and shouldn’t do! Now our blogs are being moderated from behind invisible doors?!?!

    We need an uprisal!!!

  20. TheChrisD says:

    I’m going to start writing a rebuttal!

    Just as soon as these videos upload and I get this thing I’m currently writing out of the way…

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