See the drawing on the left. It is a drawing of Debbie Schlussel. It was drawn by me. If you want to use this picture, you must first get my permission. I am copyrighting it: (c) 2007 Mash!
I know what you are thinking – you are thinking that I should quit my day job and become a famous artist. Yes, I have thought of it many times…
Her Debbieness threatened in her ever gentle way:
It has come to my attention that you posted a copyrighted photo of mine on Huffington Post. Unfortunately for you, I am the exclusive copyright holder of that photo, and I don’t recall licensing it out to you for use. Therefore, you are in violation of my copyright, and I give you 24 hours to remove it before I have my lawyers prepare suit. As you may know, federal copyright law provides up to $150,000 in damages per incident for wanton violation of a copyright. As you are now–and should have been prior to this letter–aware, you are in violation of my copyright, and any use heretofore is wanton. Please take down the photo immediately, and cease and desist from using it in the future.
Additionally, you note on your site that I was critical of Barack Obama’s last name. Reading is fundamental. And if you bothered to read, I’ve never said a thing about the surname Obama. Perhaps you have a problem with it and are projecting it upon me. Please stop that too.
I await your response that you have taken down my copyrighted photo.
Doesn’t she have a way with words!
As most of you know, I have taken up Debbie’s cause before. I pleaded with you a few months ago to support Debbie fight the illegal Mexicans by not eating meat. Those guys were coming over to this here country and packing our meat. And she was going to show them!
But you guys simply laughed it off. For example, Robbie ridiculed the effort by saying:
Too bad for her. I have a porterhouse steak in the fridge I’m going to marinate for a barbecue tomorrow afternoon.
That was not the kind of support our randomly capitalizing friend was hoping for.
So, this time, let’s all get serious and let’s all get behind her. I urge everyone to draw your own picture of Debbie Schlussel to show her how much you care about her. I know some of you will want to use mine – but GET YOUR OWN!!! Give a fellow blogger a helping hand and draw, I say.
Don’t worry Debbie, I’m with you in your lonely fight to protect the rights of innocents EVERYWHERE.
Mash the Muslim
[Update 1/15/2007 11:16 pm: Cujo has taken up the challenge and taken his artistic skills for a spin: behold another lovely artist's rendition. jhutson offers up another interpretation. Bob Geiger offers some commentary on candy, backsides and wingnuts. Finally Roxanne wants to know who the hell is Debbie Schlussel.]