Like Professor Young, I don't like plagiarists. Also like Professor Young, I am an ardent supporter of less-than-conventional means of punishment. Unlike Professor Young, though, I do not want to get fired, so let me state for the record that I had nothing to do with any of the immature examples of retaliation you will soon read about in this article. I can't imagine who might be responsible. Someone handsome and witty, I'd guess, and with just a hint of Spider-Man-like qualities.
El Grafico, a Mexican Newspaper, stole Jeff Kelly's article on Sex Myths Explained by Science. Even though they're getting traffic and ad sales due to the article, El Grafico didn't come up with the idea- Jeff did. And they didn't do the research- Jeff did. Hey, you know what else they didn't do? They didn't upload their own images. They linked directly to our images. The images in
...and subtly alter it in anyway.
Nope. Wouldn't know anything about that. I'll admit, it sure is funny, though. And clever. Let's see what other neat little photoshopping tricks I wouldnât know anything about. Before proceeding, I'd like to point out that, regardless of whether or not the article in question is taken down by the time of this publishing these are actual screengrabs from El Grafico's actual website (Editor's Note: It has not been taken down as of 9:20 AM EST. You can still see these images up on the actual article at the above link.).
Needless to say, they took it down. Both the Northern Star and some Croatian website, the
Did you think this picture just happened?!Getting furious whenever someone lays claim to creative work that is not their own is not an overreaction. Anyone who has ever put work into anything can agree to that. And if people keep stealing our articles, I'm just gonna keep putting pictures of dicks on their websites, and if they don't link to our images directly, I'm just gonna flood their inboxes with even more dicktures, graphic ones at that, and if they don't link directly to our images and they don't have an email address listed, then I am going to track them down and mail them severed dicks. I mean, "I" in the ambiguous sense. Like, "I or someone like me," but not me, of course. I had nothing to do with all those pictures.
Most rich kids just want to be pop stars.
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It's easy to work the system and win these awards even if you don't deserve them.