Friday, March 24, 2006

Super-Jerks is more like it!

According to BoingBoing (who I trust with my life, I Swear! Ok, I lied.), Marvel and DC Comics are jointly putting in a trademark for the term super-hero.

Oh, Aquaman, where are you when we need you?


  1. Hey Jason! It's been awhile. Yeah WVU had a good run, I wish it could've lasted longer, but hey their last game was a great one.

    I hope all is well out your way!


  2. Yeah!!!

    It's been a looooong time...
    Thanks for being another weight in the spinning wheel that was rolling towards Act One. I'm ridiculously excited about it. We've got to catch up. You're like, in love and stuff. Unacceptable. I mean: Congrats!!



  3. my long-lost prodigal children!

    welcome home.


  4. How can Marvel and DC jointly trademark something? They didn't jointly create it!

    That's gotta be one of the worst bastardizations of trademark law ever attempted. I will doubt everything I learned in law school if they manage to fool the courts with this absurd sleight of hand.

  5. That's just silly.

  6. and as much as i love the last two posters, thanks law fairy and micah for commenting on something actually relevant to this post.

    i actually doubt the validity of this story, actually. but wouldn't it kind of be like Trump trademarking "you're fired" as a slogan for commercial purposes, or the wayan's trying to trademark the n' word (you know which one) for t-shirts and related merchandise?

    lf, you would know a lot more about this than i ever could, but even though these claims for popular terms being trademarked may be lost now, i bet the battle's brewing in the near future.

    and we may all lose.

    mmm-bop indeed.

  7. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Haha! What does it matter anyway? LoL.

  8. hmmph!

    some sport you are!

    in the near future, we may not even get to use terminology like, 'eat my shorts', 'yo mama', or 'jesus is my homeboy' w/o paying a nominal fee.

    which, of course, will be extracted from a computer chip embedded w/in our right hand or forehead.

  9. jasdye, don't forget the obligatory "666" prefix.

  10. let's see:

    yep, that's six letters.

  11. Anonymous1:18 PM

    Aquaman? I thought that was an aftershave!


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