So this guy, Charles Carreon, on behalf of funnyjunk.com, decides to write a demand to Matthew Inman of The Oatmeal fame. He’s demanding Inman pay him funnyjunk.com $20k because Inman said nasty things about his client. Of course, his client was stealing Inman’s content, but hey.
Inman responded in the style of The Oatmeal, here: http://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter
Long story short, he vowed to raise the $20k as donations, take a picture of it, and send the picture to Carreon along with a picture Inman drew of Carreon’s mom having sex with a bear. (As a personal aside, if I could get Inman to draw a personal picture for me, that’d be awesome, but I’m not stupid enough to write shit about Tesla or demand $20k for stealing his work, so it will probably never happen. /sadpanda)
Anyway, cue the ire of the entire internet, and Inman has raised $200K plus to date. He raised the initial $20k in 64 minutes.
Now, see above. Carreon, not content with being a raving douchecanoe, has now decided to sue Inman, The American Cancer Society and the National Wildlife Federation. Also IndieGoGo, the site that Inman hosted his fundraiser on.
Having read the complaint, he’s suing the above…because fuck you, that’s why. At least, as near as I can tell.
This can only end very badly for Carreon and funnyjunk.com, and very well for The Oatmeal and Matthew Inman.
Also, why would you take on the entire fucking internet? That’s literally insane.
But it makes for good entertainment, anyway.