Dan Bull - Dear Lily [an open letter to Lily Allen]
Dan Bull - Wall Street Spirit
Me: Dan, you support Occupy Wall Street, right?
Me: Do you agree with the idea that there should be a redress of power away from "the 1%", and towards "the 99%"?
Me: In other words, you believe the majority should have more power than the minority.
Me: You are aware that the people who favor abolishment of intellectual property are a vast minority?
Bull: Where are you going with this?
Me: Why aren't you answering the question?
Bull: I want to know where you're going with this.
Me: I want to know why you're not answering the question.
The idea of the abolishment of intellectual property is so laughable I can't even begin to spork it. I especially like the self-righteous, sanctimonious reasoning that not letting him send her songs to his friends loses her some fans. Because artists can pay rent with appreciation. You don't get to choose which of other people's rights they should and should not have, Dan. You give your music away for free, Dan. If someone burned it, slapped a label on, and started selling it in stores without paying you a sou, I bet your tune would change in a hurry. You couldn't even honestly sic your fans on them for some Internet justice without being a hypocrite, but I don't think self-deception troubles you overmuch.
The funny thing is, I have never heard someone say they decided copyright was bunk before they started being a pirate.
Incidentally, one of my problems with OWS is their lack of clear goals that can be agreed upon by a significant number of the movement, much less addressing means by which to achieve those goals, as well as the way their apparent desire for self-righteous martyrdom is prioritized over any desire for real reform.
This whole debate arose because of a proposed law that would lock people out of the internet after three strikes for piracy. I am ambivalent towards it, and the question of enforcing such a law seriously worries me, but that does not mean it is not well-intentioned.
>arguing with Moon Landing denier
>use the Razzle-Dazzle video from Chicago, above to mock him
>post deleted by his pet mod
>later mention how he managed to change the subject by "successfully razzle-dazzling" everyone
>he removes context, as usual, and puts it in his sig as a sign of triumph
Now I just want to see how long it takes him before he realizes that the song I was referencing is about a lawyer's horse puckey.