Monday, May 17, 2010

Copyright Infringement



Drew from CoMoPolo found this and posted it on their blog. This guy is using Big Tides as a recurring character in his strange comic strip.

62 comments:

Ben said...

Holy hell.

They owe Jamal compensation for using his art without his permission!

Cleveland doesn't have an awesome mascot. Another point for STL.

yera moon and the kickstand company said...

My bad. TIDEAGE!

Lucky said...

Who are you where are you drawing this comic from how did you find out about big tides?

Legal Action said...

-serioulsy though. The Guys name is Dennis. He is based out of Portland(surprise)and he can probably be contacted. check out the link for his comic strip at FGG.(fixed gear gallery)

Jamal's Legal Representation said...

I will not stand for this! Big Tides being used in an unfunny comic strip?!

Unacceptable.

STL BIKE POLO Infringement said...

Theft!

Correction said...

correction. Rick Smith is the author and the name of the strip is Yehuda Moon and the Kickstand Company.
you can post on the blog. i did it was fun.

Jamal said...

stlbikepolo, please defend me! im just a kid who loves to do inapropriate grafitti art. wont someone go cuddle this Rick Smith guy. Who will defend me???

-this is perhaps the ufunniest comic strip ever. Worse than Family Circus. He is obviously using Big Tides to boost his awesomenes. and it is not helping.

Rick Smith said...

Hi - found this thread in my stats.

I was shown the mascot's image and thought your team might like the publicity that would come from readers talking about it in the comments section.

Apologies if it didn't come across this way - I didn't mean any harm. I sometimes draw little images into the panels to let people figure out where they came from.

I can either take it off or make a little arrow with credit. Apologies to Jamal if I have offended -

Sincerely,

Rick Smith
comics@yehudamoon.com

More Legal Action said...

does this mean we are famous now?

toph said...

lucky. please bring one single mallet head. on wed. i will have thirteen dollars.

Ben said...

Jamal's famous. We're riding his coattails to fame.

lucky said...

Any particular diameter, length, or number of caps?

Eating Jamal's dust said...

We were ridding his coattails. Ricky must have contacted him directly for and authorized original. Now it is an alligator with tentacles.

http://www.yehudamoon.com/index.php?date=2010-05-17

the girl said...

skyzone in party van tomorrow night. text me if youre in.

Lucky said...

How much does skyzone cost and when are y'all leaving?

toph said...

i want one about 2 inches diamiter. capped on just the one side. 4 inches. long. black.

Lucky said...

Yer gonna get one of these:

http://stcagopoloworks.bigcartel.com/product/pick-up-singles

if you ask real nice and get a freewheel for your polo bike, I'll cut it to length and mount it for you.

COACH said...

Unless you are COMO Chris, use a freewheel.

Not CoMoChris said...

freewheel in the mail. lucky "please put a head on my mallet. (you dont really have to) please..."

Toph said...

if by cut it to lenght you mean follow those random specs i mentioned before. i am nowhere near that good at bike polo to start requesting custom stuff. those were just some numbers that sounded accurate for mallet head sizes. so just give me what you got.

The Driver said...

Lucky, Sky Zone is $13 per, we'll probably leave around 6pm.

Lucky said...

Bah. Probably worth it, given what I've heard about that room-of-trampolines. But Imma save that for gas money to get to Minneapolis. I rented a car, and managed to hook up with an Ohio team.

Evan or whoever: I can give you a ride up and back. Leaving Friday morning. Driving back through Wisconsin to Chicago to pick up my girlfriend. Getting back to the Lou late Monday night.

Ben said...

Injuryzone!

Party Van!

Fatty McBastard said...

... for the record, Rick is a friend of mine and I'm the one who told Rick to draw Big Tides into the strip figuring no one would know what the hell it was, but it would make me laugh to see it worked in. Ever since I saw Bob's shirt I laugh just thinking about it. Whatever..

Cleveland Wins At Ruffling Feathers!

Mister Rogers Ghost said...

Who cares if you don't like that comic, clearly some people do. I thought we wanted STL polo going viral. It happened, Big Tides was spreading and we couldn't handle it. No need to make some guy we've never met feel bad about including us in his fun.

Rick, sorry about the attitudes here.

STL BIKE POLO said...

You ruffled the feathers of people that enjoy humorous, well-written entertainment by having something awesome (Big Tides) inserted into something painfully lame (Yehuda Moon).

Now we're going to return the favor.

We're going to take something awesome (my fist) and insert it into something painfully lame (your mom).

the girl said...

we should have known cleveland was behind it all...

hey mister scrooge, we were just having fun. do not apologize to a stranger about your own polo club on our own polo blog. (who would have thought rick would actually read any of the things we were writing?)

skyzone count: ben, francis, jake, sherid, me.

Ben said...

Mister Rogers needs to drop that pearl.*


*TM "The Lazer"

Sven said...

Yehuda Moon is awesome. Its not some dumb cookie cutter comicstrip drawn by some guy trying to cash in on the recent bike trends.

That's so cool that big tides was in the strip, for a while.

King said...

This argument is retarded. Tattoo big tides on your fucking forehead. WHO CARES? Yadadadoodada isn't my taste in comedy but someone thinks that shits funny. Glad to see that obscure drawing somwhere besides the polo world.

I'd like to also introduce the BIKE HOCKEY Leauge. I'm starting this leauge for everyone sick and tired of pussy polo. Bike Hockey is full contact, no holds and you definatly don't say "I'm sorry". It plays just like bike polo. However don't get on the fucking court if you can't take a hit and/or swallow some teeth.
Basically I'm sick of everyone being a bitch about taking or making hits. If you don't like it WEAR MORE PADS. The one downfall to bike polo is that you claim not to want rules. However when your ass is on the ground you scream foulplay. Fuck that. If I put you on your ass just do it to me back. But remember to let me get to the ball first or Im going to drop the gloves and beat your face till it hurts me. It's Bike Hockey calling it Polo is like a boy named Sue...

BEEF said...

Jake for President of the Earth.

Lazer said...

I <3 STL BIKE HOCKEY!

nick said...

Whens the first game?

STL BIKE POLO W.K. said...

First rule of fight club is "you don't talk about fight club."

STL BIKE POLO said...

Jake, I agree. I'd never vote to make you a world leader, but I agree. Except that "Let me get the ball first" part. That is bullshit. Blocking/picking should be in no way a problem. Tough shit if you don't like it. That debate is the reason I quit reading that world polo forum.

When people use the "play the ball debate" it infuriates me. If we all truly only "play the ball" it will look like a bunch of 4th graders playing soccer.

Read more about soccer here:http://thinklings.org/jared/?post_id=217

Ben said...

Haha. Death to LOBP (except the section that allows Lucky to profit off of the morons on that site((I can maybe name three people on there that I don't hate...maybe*))).

I'll rant hard later in a different place.


*CoMo excluded

King said...

I hate the on the ball debate. I say it should be played like hockey. Theres nothing wrong with blocking, holding. but if you check me way off the ball im gonna kill you. Its legal, Im just saying retaliation is in order. Witch is the way it should be. Get in my way or get the fuck out of my way...

Ben said...

Checking someone that doesn't have the ball is illegal.

Checking someone that has the ball in their possession is legal (and encouraged).

Shoulder to shoulder screening away from the ball is legal (and encouraged).

Lucky said...

It's our turn to host friendlies. When do we want to do it? June 12th or 19th? Both are Saturdays.

We'll probably attract CoMO and Bloomington, perhaps KC and Decatur. Shall we have a party, too? I nominate your house.

Tim D. said...

Hey Lucky,

June 12th is a double birthday party ride/camping trip, so a lot of Columbia would be out.

zach-bloomington said...

Bloomington is always up for friendlies, but on June 19th we'll be hosting our first tournament. We're sending out invites to most of the younger clubs, but if any of you STL young guns wanna bring a team(FRANCIS!) that'd be swell.

Ben said...

Francis will win that tournament by himself! He's been training with the best.

Are Jake and I still young guns? King-Francis-Beef to Bloomington!

(75% kidding)

nick said...

Invite only?

Ben said...

Yes. Like the Lock-In.

Invites are smart. They keep most of the LOBP idiots away from your city and club.

We should begin working on the 2011 Lock-In questionnaire and invites.

"Question #1: If someone were to spit beer in your face, your initial reaction would be to..."

Ben said...

Question #2: During a 24-hour polo lock-in, how much sleep will you require?

Ben said...

Question #3: What are five songs you HAVE to hear during the Lock-In?

Ben said...

Question #4: During the Lock-In, if you ride your bike into a brick wall and ruin your expensive frame, will you be overcome with the urge to put Lee in a headlock?

Question #5 said...

How much time do you spend reading LOBP forums?

Question #6 said...

Is LOBP bookmarked on your computer?

Question #7 said...

Have you ever stacked multiple mallets throughout "next game" piles?

Question #8 said...

Are you willing to attempt to play Kikkelo?

Question #10 said...

Did you sleep more than Lucky at the 2010 Lock-In?

Question #9 said...

Can you count from 1 to 10 without screwing up (I can't)?

STL BIKE POLO said...

Bloomington - I love the idea of you guys hosting a tournament for rookies. Good work. Everyone there will have a blast.

Officer Checkpoint said...

The real question is can you count backwards from 36 to 17?

King said...

Ben that was quite the rant... There was absolutely nothing wrong with last years lock in. The only thing Id change was the game pile things. Have one of us run it, with name tags on the mallets.

I dont know if i can make the bloomington tourney. Iv gotta take off 3 weekends in a row. However i will try.

POLO TONIGHT SOMEONE START A NEW THREAD!!!

Ben said...

New post coming within the 12 o'clock hour.

The Lock-In was a total success. There are just a few minor tweaks that we are going to make to make the Lock-In is even better in 2011.

Ben said...

Ps. That wasn't a rant...and I didn't even write a lot of those sample questions.

Nothing written in the comments section is serious. Ever. Except that sentence.

zach-bloomington said...

My first ever "legit" polo match was Bloomington v. KingShinWay at COMO. Y'all raped us 5-0... i went endo twice and it was over in 3 minutes. And that was after Lee said they should "take it easy" on us...

(With our tourney), we're not trying to block anyone out, we just thought it'd be nice to have some even competition for all the new clubs. Plus we can only accommodate about 20 teams (which is what we're capping it at).

That being said, we'll never turn away any of our st.louis brothers (though i'm crossing my fingers that the kikkelo crew finds this event below themselves...).

See you at midwesterns???? :(

Ben said...

I think your tournament is the same weekend as North Americans. Which is smart. The insane teams will be in Madison, and you guys can have a more laid back, level playing field.

A few STL people may show up.

I hope Francis goes (you'll be blown away by his progress).

Good luck with your tournament, Zach. It's a great idea, and I hope more cities follow your lead.

Ben said...

Nevermind. Your tournament doesn't overlap NA. I was confused. Lucky told us the wrong month.

Young Gun tournament is still a great idea.