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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

The first part of the blog title is an example of Anguish Languish.  That’s the process of writing a word, phrase or even an entire Fairy Tale using completely different real words that phonetically sound like the original word.  For example, “English Language” becomes “Anguish Languish”.  “Little Red Riding Hood” becomes “Ladle Rat Rotten Hut”.  Say it out loud and you can kind of hear what is meant.

Here’s one of my more favoritest examples from Ladle Rat Rotten Hut:

“Wail, wail, wail!” set disk wicket woof, “Evanescent Ladle Rat Rotten Hut! Wares are putty ladle gull goring wizard ladle basking?”

The use of the word “Evanescent” for “if it isn’t” is simply genius.

The title of this blog post, “Copyrights Infringement,” is a double-pun because there’s a phrase there – a cop writes an email in an out-of-the-way mint.  While kind of nonsensical, it is a real sentence. 

Being that I can never stop a theme, I present to you two examples of potential copyright infringement. 

The first is the most obvious, the example being if I were to include a Pearls Before Swine comic panel here representing A) my all-time favorite comic strip and B) a not-so-lighthearted political view that’s gaining additional merit each passing day.

True.  Oh, so true. 

But anyway, I know I can go to Comics.com and view this particular comic strip online.  They have ads online and attempt to make money while people look at the comics. I respect that and support it (maybe a little too frequently based on my wallet size recently).  Also, I can “send comic to a friend” which will email someone a link to this particular comic because it made me laugh/think/angry.

However, the problem is that the link is only good for 2 weeks.  What I want to do is embed this comic INTO my blog post so that when someone reads my blog post, they can read the comic.  But I *also* want to respect their capitalism.  I want Stephan Pastis, genius that he is, rich.

So it seems to me that it would be in comics.com best interest to give me the ability to embed their comic, a la youtube or the daily memes/quizzes so that I can put the comic out there, but Comics.com gets a built-in plug.

The second example is something forwarded to me by email, called “The 545 People Responsible For All of America’s Woes” by Charley Reese, a former columnist for the Orlando Sentinel Star newspaper.  I’m not sure if it’s copyright infringement if I’m saying “this is who wrote it, and this is where I got it.”  I’ll take my chances because, man, this text says SO MUCH.  It’s not Republican; it’s not Democrat. It’s American.

I’m putting that text in the extended entry to help save my front page.  The items that are no longer current, such as the name of the Speaker, the President and the number of people in the country are [italicized in brackets.]

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