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By Akira The Don on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Good news! From Bleeding Cool:

In the European Union, Popeye went into the public domain back in 2009, but not in the US It seems to be down to Popeyebeing labelled work for hire in the US, and thus a beneficiary of the “Disney Laws” that extend such ownership, currently until the end of 2024. Until it gets changed again.

But in the European Union, that doesn’t affect the ownership, and so it remained in copyright until 70 years after the creator, Elzie Crisler Segar, died.

Which means on this side of the pond, we can get books suchas Revoilà Popeye. In which Popeye is completely reinvented in all sorts of strange ways by current creators. Including one Roger Langridge…

Here’s the full creator list: Caritte, ced, Lorenzo Chiavini, Michel Colline, François Duprat, Frédéric Duprat, elric, Filak, Pierre Gabus, Stéphane Girod, Goupil Acnéïque, Hendko, Jii, Abraham Kadabra, Kaouet, Kim, Roger Langridge, Le Cil Vert, Le Fred Blin, Lectrr, Loco, Fred Neidhardt, Nemo7, Álvaro Ortiz, Pochep, Sergio Ponchione, Radi, Romuald Reutimann, Saive, Samos, Loïc Saulin, Robert Sikoryak, Thibaut Soulcié, Lucas Varela, Waltch, Wayne, Wouzit, Paul Burckel, Delaf and O.Groj.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Friday, March 16th, 2012

“If Oprah, Steven Spielberg and Bono had a baby, I would be that baby.” – Invisible Children director Jason Russel, 2011

Holy shit. I had to check it wasn’t april 1st then. That creepy propagandist Christian Fundamentalist with the cold dead eyes of a serial killer/Invisible Children director I was writing about last week has been arrested for leaping around outside in his underwear, vandalising cars and publicly masturbating.

From The Guardian, via Dangerous Minds:

One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity which is campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been hospitalised after police said he was detained for being naked and masturbating in public.

Jason Russell, 33, was picked up by police in San Diego at around 11.30am on Thursday after receiving numerous calls from the public about a man vandalising cars, being apparently under the influence of a substance and making sexual gestures while wearing only his underwear.

According to local TV station NBC, San Diego police spokeswoman Lieutenant Andra Brown told a press conference in the city that Russell was co-operative as he was detained by officers. “He was no problem for the police department. However, during the evaluation we learned that we probably needed to take care of him. So officers detained him and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment,” she said.

I TOLD YOU HE WAS A WANKER THOUGH!

Sorry, couldn’t help that. I am now reminded of that bit in the Kony propaganda masterpiece where Jason’s son says “daddy when I grow up I wanna be just like you.” 

A brief statement by the Ben Keesey of Invisible Children said:

“Jason Russell was unfortunately hospitalised suffering from exhaustion, dehydration and malnutrition. He is now receiving medical care and is focused on getting better.

“The past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us and that toll manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday. Jason’s passion and bis work [sic.?] have done so much to help so many and we are are devastated to see him dealing with this personal health issue.”

OH MY SWEET LORD THAT IS THE FUNNIEST THING I HAVE SEEN IN 7 MONTHS. I AM AWED. TRULY WE LIVE IN BRASS EYE.

Amen.

In all seriousness though, this deepens my suspicion that he is some kind of brainwashed MK Ultra manbot or something. That is classic brainwashed MK Ultra manbot behaviour right there.

Meanwhile, the excercise appears to be having the desired effect:

Two House lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a resolution supporting efforts to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army, hoping to build on the momentum created by a viral YouTube video spotlighting the atrocities of LRA leader Joseph Kony.

The resolution, introduced by Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. and Ed Royce, R-Calif., calls for, among other things, expanding the number of regional forces in Africa to protect civilians and placing restrictions on individuals or governments found to be supporting Kony.

“I am hopeful that we can use this momentum as a force for change,” he said. “We must do all that we can to protect innocent civilians — especially children — and end LRA violence once and for all.”

Protect them from this:

— Friday, March 16th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Public Transportation Patrons of the Day: Aww, what an adorable elderly coupWAIT A MINUTE.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Thursday, February 25th, 2010

That’s ChatRoulette DOWN. Well, it would be if the wanking puppet came across a 57% ratio of wanking humans.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, February 25th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Saturday, February 20th, 2010

So, this is supposed to be something to do with AIDS awareness. I fear it sends a mixed message. But it is awesome.

Spotted by Raydome.

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, February 20th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 28th, 2010

The following statement lead me to this clip:

“Some guy shagged a chicken on the 6 train last night”

Why did I follow?

WHY?

What’s wrong with me?

Where’s that gif?

Still. That guy sure likes a good cluck, eh?

GROOOOOOAN!

Cheers Alex de Campi, who saw it over here.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 28th, 2010