Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Lacks Sense of Humor
an email dated April 5, 2011, Moviedorkland.com was instructed that it’s
in violation of trademark for an alleged satirical connection to the
Hollywood sign as it’s logo. Global Icons, the license “Enforcer” sent
via email, what looks to be a boiler plate letter.
“We’re very saddened and disappointed that we didn’t get a proper Dear John letter, candy gram, or at least a power ballad mixed tape.” said J.W. O’Dork, Mayor of Moviedorkland. “If you’re going to break up with someone, at least wait until you’ve had a first date!”
Our sources tell us that the directive is an “Insert name here, have lackey email to whomever might not know what “greeking” means “ missive. As far away as Wellington, New Zealand, home to Weta Workshop and a proposed "Wellywood" sign, the same lawyer has sent the unoriginal cease and desist letter.
The New Zealand Capitol, despite having the best Indian food and an army of ass kicking Hobbits, had a brief brush with The Enforcer when the town floated the idea of using a likeness of “The Sign” to greet guests at it’s airport near the Shire. The Hobbits were about to “throw down” but changed course after the local chieftain, Sir Richard Taylor convinced them that it would be “out of character” and that the Enforcer was an “unworthy opponent”. According to stuff.co.nz, “Wellington Airport, which went back to the drawing board with its proposed "Wellywood" sign after it was decried as tacky and unimaginative, said it was yet to decide on its final design.”
“Pissing off the Hobbiton film industry is just plain stupid.” exclaimed vacationing Princessa Zo Zo of Moviedorkland via teleconference. “They are just kicking the L.A. film industry in the (film) can. If you can’t play nice in the prop box, no one will want to make plastic background weaponry with you. No wonder our movies are being shipped out of state and California is going broke!”
Back in Moviedorkland, contributors to the site are having mixed feelings. “Woohoo! Someone has seen our site and gives a sh**t”, said a source close to the online parody site. “I’m looking at the Hollywood Sign right now, comparing the two and there are no flying saucers or haunted houses for miles. Oh bugger, I guess we forgot the scaffolding too!”
Fans of the site have rallied behind the purveyors of parody. “I love seeing my favorite action figures come to life!” said Power Dork Nathan. “It just makes me want to go home and play dress ups with my Star Wars dollies.”
However, the textbook communique has some contributors irked. “Not that old chestnut! At least show some creativity.” Moviedorkland’s Mad Scientist exclaimed as he dribbled his Foxy Brown cocktail. “If the Enforcer doesn’t have the hoohas to give me a noogie in person, I’m going to have a big case of the sulks. I’m bored with the logo. Viva la new logo... or some shite like that.”
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