Saw my piccie in a movie... without permission

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  • Michiel de BriederMichiel de Brieder The Heart of Lothian HillegomPosts: 864Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    With all the bumping n stuff, there is something nice to this thread, it brings the Unconvenient Truth issue somewhat under attention. I think it is important for people to understand that some natural resources are dwindling and that we must take precautions for natural disasters.

    While being serious, this is of course also a bump for this thread wings.gif
    *In my mind it IS real*
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  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    It all started when our predictably heroic hero, sid, woke up in a lemur-infested moor. It was the fifth time it had happened. Feeling excessively pleased, sid backhanded a carrot, thinking it would make him feel better (but as usual, it did not). A few unfulfilled decades later, he realized that his beloved camera was missing! Immediately he called his fundamentalist, guilt-dispensing friend, captain kangaroo. sid had known captain kangaroo for (plus or minus) half a million years, the majority of which were enchanting ones. captain kangaroo was unique. He was intelligent though sometimes a little... annoying. sid called him anyway, for the situation was urgent.
    captain kangaroo picked up to a very happy sid. captain kangaroo calmly assured him that most legless puppies panic before mating, yet disease-carrying chipmunks usually wildly grimace *after* mating. He had no idea what that meant; he was only concerned with distracting sid. Why was captain kangaroo trying to distract sid? Because he had snuck out from sid's with the camera only ten days prior. It was a eccentric little camera... how could he resist?
    It didn't take long before sid got back to the subject at hand: his camera. captain kangaroo yawned. Relunctantly, captain kangaroo invited him over, assuring him they'd find the camera. sid grabbed his rhinocerus and disembarked immediately. After hanging up the phone, captain kangaroo realized that he was in trouble. He had to find a place to hide the camera and he had to do it carefully. He figured that if sid took the gas-guzzling, ecology-destroying, tankish SUV, he had take at least eight minutes before sid would get there. But if he took the gogo mobile? Then captain kangaroo would be abnormally screwed.
    Before he could come up with any reasonable ideas, captain kangaroo was interrupted by two stupid telly tubbies that were lured by his camera. captain kangaroo panicked; 'Not again', he thought. Feeling concerned, he randomly reached for his wolverine and aimlessly punched every last one of them. Apparently this was an adequate deterrent--the discouraged critters began to scurry back toward the fanstic pumpkin patch, squealing with discontent. He exhaled with relief. That's when he heard the gogo mobile rolling up. It was sid.
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Bravo!
    gus wrote:
    It all started when our predictably heroic hero

    ...

    That's when he heard the gogo mobile rolling up. It was sid.

    To be continued, I hope?
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  • wholenewlightwholenewlight Press Any Key Posts: 1,529Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    When will the contest winners be announced?

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  • claudermilkclaudermilk Major grins Posts: 2,756Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    gus wrote:
    It all started when our predictably heroic hero, sid, ...

    wow, what was in your coffee this morning? headscratch.gif

    oops, did I bump this again? ne_nau.gif







    jeeze, we are MEAN! :D
  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,463Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Anyone know where to get a good night shot of the Atlanta skyline?












    Kind of like this one?
    wxwax wrote:

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    Wasn't this in a movie? Inconvient something?? Lucky bas&$#@ must have made a pretty penny off that!!



    Sorry Sid but after reading all 13 pages- have to post at least once! rolleyes1.gif
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Aaron,
    anwmn1 wrote:
    Anyone know where to get a good night shot of the Atlanta skyline?

    I think you should contact Al Gore's office, he's holding the copyright to all Atlanta skyline images and you don't want to be in violation of the copyright, do you?mwink.gif
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    I'll check back in a year, maybe this will have died by then. lol3.gif
    Sid.
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  • anwmn1anwmn1 Wandering the Desert Posts: 3,463Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    I think you should contact Al Gore's office, he's holding the copyright to all Atlanta skyline images (in fact, he invented the skyline deal.gif ), and you don't want to be in violation of the copyright, do you?mwink.gif

    Al Gore huh? Wasn't he responsible for that movie I was asking about? Anybody seen it? Maybe have it on DVR?

    No I do not want to be in violation of copyright- someone might try and sue me for $150 or maybe even more if people give them the idea they can really make a statement. :lol4
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  • LiquidOpsLiquidOps Here to Learn Posts: 835Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    wxwax wrote:
    I'll check back in a year, maybe this will have died by then. lol3.gif

    Don't hold your breath....

    I just set up an outlook reminder to remind me one year from now, to revive this thread deal.gif

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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    LiquidOps wrote:
    Don't hold your breath....

    I just set up an outlook reminder to remind me one year from now, to revive this thread deal.gif

    Can ya feel the love???

    Why all the trouble? Outlook...Ha!
    This is what Calendar is for deal.gif

    We can all subscribe to the reminder!
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  • SeamusSeamus Reading is hard Posts: 1,607Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    wxwax wrote:
    I'll check back in a year, maybe this will have died by then. lol3.gif
    wave.gif Hi Sid, I was at the Ireland v Slovakia match tonight. Ireland won 1-0, great match.
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    wxwax wrote:
    I'll check back in a year, maybe this will have died by then. lol3.gif
    Not a chance in hell.
  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    I think you should contact Al Gore's office, he's holding the copyright to all Atlanta skyline images and you don't want to be in violation of the copyright, do you?mwink.gif

    Look, Nikolai...I work at the patent office. I've searched the patents database and I can't find any invention for a skyline.

    I am *starting* to think that you are just making things up to keep this thread alive.

    By the way, what's this thread about anyway? Sid - do you know?
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    David,
    RogersDA wrote:
    Look, Nikolai...I work at the patent office. I've searched the patents database and I can't find any invention for a skyline.
    Wow, that's cool! thumb.gif bowdown.gif
    Can you share what inventions he actually does have? rolleyes1.gif
    RogersDA wrote:
    I am *starting* to think that you are just making things up to keep this thread alive.
    Me? No! No way! Sid is like a brother to me, why would I do such a horrible thing to him? mwink.gif
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  • RogersDARogersDA Unknown...and happy. Posts: 3,502Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Wow, that's cool! thumb.gif bowdown.gif
    Can you share what inventions he actually does have? rolleyes1.gif
    They are classified. You know - secret stuff. I'd have to kill everyone on dgrin if I told:lynnsite

    Of course, this thread would die then.
  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    LiquidOps wrote:
    Don't hold your breath....

    I just set up an outlook reminder to remind me one year from now, to revive this thread deal.gif

    Can ya feel the love???
    rolleyes1.gif That's great!
    Sid.
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  • wxwaxwxwax Immoderator Posts: 15,471Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Seamus wrote:
    wave.gif Hi Sid, I was at the Ireland v Slovakia match tonight. Ireland won 1-0, great match.
    Congrats! I see England finally managed a win as well.
    Sid.
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Nikolai wrote:
    Why all the trouble? Outlook...Ha!
    This is what Calendar is for deal.gif

    We can all subscribe to the reminder!

    http://www.dgrin.com/calendar.php?do=getinfo&e=57&day=2007-4-28

    deal.gif
  • devbobodevbobo LR whisperer Melbourne, AUPosts: 4,335Registered Users, Retired Mod SmugMug Employee
    edited March 28, 2007
    ok, given how this thread panned out, does any find it highly amusing and ironic that the movie was called 'an Inconvenient Truth' ?


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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Thousand Oaks, CAPosts: 19,160Registered Users, Retired Mod Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    devbobo wrote:
    ok, given how this thread panned out, does any find it highly amusing and ironic that the movie was called 'an Inconvenient Truth' ?


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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,329Administrators moderator
    edited March 28, 2007
    It could only get funnier if Al Gore himself joins and finds this thread. :D
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkPosts: 50,151Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    David_S85 wrote:
    It could only get funnier if Al Gore himself joins and finds this thread. :D
    That can be arranged!
  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Andy,
    Andy wrote:

    U r da man!

    One more thing: can somebody notify Sid we found his picture in one of the Al Gore's movies?
    His PM is not answering, I'm getting "Permanent DNA failure" error ...ne_nau.gif
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  • devbobodevbobo LR whisperer Melbourne, AUPosts: 4,335Registered Users, Retired Mod SmugMug Employee
    edited March 28, 2007
    gus wrote:
    For me anyway...knowing your own shot on the net is like recognising you own child in a crowd. Its a very natural thing.
    wxwax wrote:
    nod.gif Agreed.

    and never let waxy look after your children


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  • JeffroJeffro I'd rather be shooting... Posts: 1,909Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    devbobo wrote:
    and never let waxy look after your children


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    :lol4:lol4:lol4:lol4:lol4

    I can't believe this, someone else is using waxies picture....http://www.atlanta-apartments.org/

    What to do? ne_nau.gif :D

    This one can't be his though..... http://www.eppslimousines.com/ :nono
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  • NikolaiNikolai Darth SLR Posts: 19,033Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    Jeffro wrote:
    This one can't be his though..... http://www.eppslimousines.com/ :nono

    This one definitely does look like Waxy's. deal.gif

    OK Sid, now that you found someone way closer than Al Gore, and that picture is actually yours, wanna send them an invoice? deal.gif
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  • JeffroJeffro I'd rather be shooting... Posts: 1,909Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 28, 2007
    wxwax wrote:
    Nothing unusual about being found, I've discovered. A guy for Fulton Country, GA saw it and bought rights to use it. So, too, did a local insurance gentleman.

    It could be one he sold...if not...go get em!
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  • LuckyBobLuckyBob Usually not that Lucky Posts: 273Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2007
    Jeffro wrote:
    I can't believe this, someone else is using waxies picture[...]
    This one can't be his though..... http://www.eppslimousines.com/ :nono

    It is Waxie's! Al Gore must have sold it to him! Send the bill to Gore!

    ...

    Seriously, though. It is. Pixel for pixel. If you discard the embedded aRGB profile and render it as sRGB, shrink it to 600px wide, and overlay it, it's definitely Waxie's (aside from a shoddy JPEG conversion). The car changing lanes in the lower righthand corner is exactly the same. With the way this thread's going though, I'd bet he did license out the rights to them eek7.gif :D
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  • wholenewlightwholenewlight Press Any Key Posts: 1,529Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 29, 2007
    john w

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