So, ThinkGeek.com just got the absolute best cease and desist letter ever.
I’ll let them tell you about it:
But what makes this cease and desist so very, very special is that it’s for a fake product we launched for April Fool’s day.
It wasn’t the iCade, or the Dharma Initiative Clock, or even the Tribbles ‘n’ Bits Breakfast Cereal.
No, it was the Canned Unicorn Meat.
The lawyers for the National Pork Board sent a c&d because of infringement for use of the slogan “The Other White Meat” in a product description for CANNED UNICORN MEAT.
Wait, there’s more!
“It was never our intention to cause a national crisis and misguide American citizens regarding the differences between the pig and the unicorn,” said Scott Kauffman, President and CEO of Geeknet. “In fact, ThinkGeek’s canned unicorn meat is sparkly, a bit red, and not approved by any government entity.”
Here’s the thing: Someone got paid to write that c&d. Someone had to type ‘unicorn’ three times, and click on a link to a page that said ‘unicorn’.
I hope that person’s soul isn’t crushed when they find out unicorns don’t exist.
(Which I know because Portland is built on the site of an ancient unicorn burial ground, you know, from when they died out. Remember the unicorns that died, Portland, for your freedom to wear skinny jeans and eat raw vegan food!)