The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 April 2003

The Agonist and the eczema

If I were itching to rip off someone's commentary on the Sean-Paul Kelley plagiarism kerfuffle, I'd rip off Acidman's:

[N]obody plagiarizes MY stuff. I would be flattered if someone did, but only a really desperate, mind-numbed individual would WANT to.

Over the years, I've found bits and pieces of stuff I've done in, um, unauthorized mirrors. Sometimes it's almost amusing. Then again, if I were living off the income from this site, I'd be annoyed. (I'd also probably be starving, but that's another story.)

Posted at 3:19 PM to Blogorrhea


If I were living off of the income from MY site...I would owe some money to my readers...

Hey, I can match you self-deprecating remark for self-deprecating remark...!

Posted by: DavidMSC at 6:55 PM on 8 April 2003

Er, "I'm so broke, I can't pay attention"?

Posted by: Steve at 7:11 PM on 8 April 2003

How about:

"I hope nobody ever feels that something I write is worth the trouble to steal. They'd only return later and sue me for misrepresentation."

Posted by: Joe Goodwin at 10:03 PM on 8 April 2003

"I was so poor as a kid, our idea of entertainment was sitting on the front stoop and watching people walk by."

"You had a front stoop on your house?"

"Who said anything about having a house?"

Posted by: Kevin McGehee at 8:47 AM on 9 April 2003