Posts Tagged With: humour

Guilty Burps

Sparky Pizza Cat by Mark Wallis on The VibesNeedy baby, greedy baby. As they say on The Big Bang Theory. My lovely old ginger tom sitting in a pizza box.

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Mr Jolly’s 5 Second Xmas Tree

Mr Jolly's 5 second Xmas Tree animated gif
Mr Jolly has appeared at The Vibes to decorate our tree in seconds flat. Careful with that fuse, Mr.Jolly. Oh. Too late!

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In Loving Memory

Sparky the Ginger Cat Mark

“Hello? Yes it’s true! It’s amazing – they just do exactly what you tell them to! It’s like they understand us. Mine’s got two legs so I guess that makes him a butler… or chauffeur if we’re in the limo. Yes…three meals a day and central heating. Fabulous. Ok – gotta go, he’s coming! T’ra!”

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Copyright or Wrong?

Robin slaps Batman

© Me 😉

It seems like the recent copyright declaration circulating on Facebook is being dismissed as a hoax. Despite a spelling mistake (it’s the Berne Convention and it exists) it’s actually quite sound. Any kind of copyright attached to your work can stand up in court. In theory you can simply add a © and you’re home and dry, but you also need to add your name and the year your photo, video or music originated. The fear that Facebook could steal your content is a moot point: if your privacy settings are ‘Public’ then you don’t have much cover having agreed to Facebook terms when you set up your account. Custom privacy settings can protect your content, but a fact can’t be copyrighted, so any comments or text that you post can be quoted and passed to third parties such as advertisers.

Batman slaps Robin

Holy copyright law, Batman!

There are two important points to consider here. Firstly, once you upload something to the internet the genie is well and truly out of the bottle: you may still own your work but you can’t control it’s distribution. You can apply for removal, but the word ‘viral’ means exactly what it says on the tin. A Google Image search is a great way to see who is using your images, but you might need to send a lot of ‘cease and desist’ notices.

Secondly, everything has a digital footprint, which means almost every kind of file can be dated and traced to an IP address. So if your work is stolen, the chances are you will eventually emerge as the rightful owner. Worth bearing in mind if you generate any kind of content which can be commercially exploited. Mr. Zuckerberg has saved a lot of money through corporate tax loop-holes in the UK (it could be one of the reasons for the recession, others being Apple, Starbucks, Tesco and Vodafone) and the last thing he needs is to be faced by a class action. From thousands of people.

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24 seconds of Insanity

On Halloween I became possessed by Mr. Jolly, a rather animated character of insane grin and wobbly top hat. Everywhere Mr. Jolly went, he was greeted by laughter and smiles and people took his photograph so many times that he can’t remember how famous he is. Mr. Jolly and his friend The Eye Monster entertained and frightened the revellers in Manchester City, dancing and drinking vodka. The over-medicated screamed and ran away, but in general, a good night was had by all!

Mr Jolly and the Eye MonsterMr Jolly Halloween Costume Mark WallisThe Eye Monster Halloween Costume   Mr. Jolly and The Eye Monster Halloween costume

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