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Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Posted by Nick & Phil on 6 September 1999, 06:08 GMT

Playboy has decided to file suit against ticalc.org recently for their continued usage of the Playmate of the Month (POTM) acronym, a spokesman for ticalc.org reported on Sunday.

According to Hugh Hefner, Playboy's Editor-in-Chief and founder, "We were fed up. This tarnishes the good name of our fine enterprise. We cannot stand to see [this acronym] used in such a bafflingly idiotic fashion."

Sources have confirmed that the sum of the lawsuit is approximately $8.29 with $530,238,301,399.38 in punitive damages and personal anguish from one Miss November.

This news is intended to be funny. We don't intend any harm towards Playboy in any way. This article assumes you have a sense of humor.

 


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Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Phil Genera  Account Info
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I fear, that as a reaction to this news item, I am being followed by hired thugs from Playboy. I must now go underground.

     6 September 1999, 06:22 GMT

Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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As will I.
Hack the planet.

--BlueCalx

     6 September 1999, 06:26 GMT


Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
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word to your respective mothers.

     6 September 1999, 06:32 GMT


Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Nicholas Sell  Account Info

LoL, this is definately the best news article i've read in a while. You guys have a good sense of humor. I like the new site design and ideas you guys are incorporating, keep up the good work guys.

     6 September 1999, 06:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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AFAIK... someone from #ti-files came up with this idea first.

     6 September 1999, 07:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Phil Genera  Account Info
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*breaks character*
I'm pretty sure this is original, but you'd have to ask Nick...

--
Phil

     6 September 1999, 07:32 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Actually, Chris suggested the headline a long time ago and I put it in a text file. It decided to resurface.

--BlueCalx

     6 September 1999, 16:29 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Oh - OK. I guess #ti-files and Chris both came up with the idea separately. Yeah, that makes sense.

     6 September 1999, 21:46 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
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Actually, it does make sense. Chris doesn't visit #ti-files or go on IRC much for that matter so he wouldn't get the idea... and none of us certainly got it... I don't think it's something so obscure that only one person could think of it...

     7 September 1999, 01:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Bryan Rabeler  Account Info
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Uhm.. did you even read my comment? I said, IT DOES MAKE SENSE. I am NOT disagreeing with you.

     7 September 1999, 04:13 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
ticalc_chris Account Info
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You were being sarcastic. If not, it looked like you were. (Hard to tell, but most of the time you're just giving us a hard time, so that's what we have to assume.)

But Nick, I think I remember you mentioning it to me after someone in some IRC channel (probably ti-files) brought it up. I could be wrong.

Chris

     7 September 1999, 05:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
meingts Account Info

This is where emoticons come in handy ;)

     8 September 1999, 01:41 GMT

Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
David Hall

I wouldn't know about such acronyms as "P*****m of the month" and I'm ashamed that such a respected site as TiCalc.org would use such language. Especially when it tarnishes the otherwise sterling reputation of another organisation. There should be a law against it....

     6 September 1999, 14:14 GMT


Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Jean Vásquez  Account Info
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You almost had me going. Too bad you can't spell.





PROSIT RULES!!!!!!!!!

     6 September 1999, 17:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
David Hall
(Web Page)

HOW DARE YOU INISIST THAY'T AYE CARNT SPEEL! I CAN SPEEL VRY WL TANK YOU.
So dare. :)

     7 September 1999, 21:35 GMT

Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
John Moskunas  Account Info
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Being that TiCalc.Org has been using POTM Acronym for quiet some time now, and the fact that Pllayboy has been using it for probably 40 years, somethign needs to be done. To show our respect to Mr. Hefner, Heffy, we should most the PlaymateOTM along side the ProgramOTM. Use the corresponding Playmate on the page. When POTM for September roles around we post Playboy's playmate along with TiCalc.Org's Program's of the month. Not a bad idea :)

     6 September 1999, 15:41 GMT

Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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That would violate copyright laws no doubt :)

--BlueCalx

     6 September 1999, 16:31 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
daMac  Account Info
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would it?
actually, if ticalc's POTM is changed to like PrOTM, they'll have to drop the law suit.
my question is, what upset that playmate b!#ch, anyway? so much that she wants x number of dollars in punitive damage????
hey, someone draw her in 8 color grayscale and send it to her!!! :)

- Robin

     6 September 1999, 17:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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Well, all the "artwork" taken by Playboy is owned by them under copyright laws.

--BlueCalx

     6 September 1999, 18:03 GMT


; )
Axycer Account Info

Hehehehe...you guys are so funny. If only I had a funny feminist remark to all of this...but I don't. Sorry

     7 September 1999, 03:23 GMT

Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Kevin Wolfe Account Info
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Um, you guys should be thanking yourselves for that "do not show fake news" option. Personnally, (my opinion) its stupid and is flagrant yellow journalism but if you like it, keep printing that cr@* as long as I don't have to see it.

However I do want to commend you guys on the site make over, I think it looks great!

Kevin Wolfe

     6 September 1999, 15:45 GMT

You are a great example of a dumbass.
Timelord3

Perhaps you need to look up the meaning of yellow Journalism? What this fake news stuff is is called humor. You should try it some time. (*sigh* yet another sad outcome of the public school system)

     6 September 1999, 17:02 GMT


Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
dudeguy  Account Info
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excactly what i was going to say

     6 September 1999, 17:25 GMT


Re: Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
John Crouch

AMEN.

     6 September 1999, 17:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
Panther14

ditto

     6 September 1999, 18:52 GMT


Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
James abba shalaka Rubingh  Account Info
(Web Page)

yet again...

werd to your respective mothers.

     6 September 1999, 23:46 GMT


Re: Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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You've been in #ti and #ti-files WAY too long my friend :)

--BlueCalx

     7 September 1999, 03:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: You are a great example of a dumbass.
Andy Rintoul  Account Info
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i can't keep myself from laughing

     7 September 1999, 16:53 GMT


Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Kirk Meyer  Account Info
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Yes, that's what that option is for... but I must wonder how you replied to this news article if you have that enabled...

     6 September 1999, 17:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
Elias Cotton  Account Info

does this option include the archives will this option screen the archives of fake news...?

     7 September 1999, 05:21 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
ticalc_chris Account Info
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No, fake news is listed in the news archives no matter what. But the difference is you don't have to read it (on the front page, it's sort of hard to avoid).

I'm going to add some sort of designation on the news archives list, probably a different color for fake news, since now you can't tell the difference. But I think it makes sense for the archives page to be complete regardless of your front page preferences.

Chris

     7 September 1999, 05:33 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Playboy Sues ticalc.org for Usage of POTM Acronym
ikecam  Account Info

It's not like it's hard to tell the fake news from the real news...

     8 September 1999, 21:56 GMT

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