Internet Lynch Mobs are an Ugly Thing

...but not as ugly as standing by and letting a fucktard plagarize content.

Iowahawk (AKA Dave Burge) is one of the funniest men on the interwebthingy, and even though he's a filthy Iowa Hawkeye fan, he's still a fellow native Iowan who's made good. Those of us in Iowa who have web access are just as proud of Mr. Burge as we are of other native Iowans who've made good, like John Wayne, Wyatt Earp, Herbert Hoover, the guy who played "Peter" on "Office Space" (Ron Livingston) or the woman who does the voice for Mrs. Krabappel on the Simpsons (Marcia Wallace). Dave put up a parody ad for "Congressional Motors" at his site back before Thanksgiving, and almost as soon as his genius hit the web, some douchebag "right-wing"* talk show host cut and pasted it onto his own station's website without a whisper of attribution to the creator.

Here's a link to the fucktard and his station's (cough, cough) OPEN COMMENTS SECTION (cough).

Now I'm not encouraging anyone to drive to San Diego to put a boot in Mr. Roberts' ass. I'm all about the love; and in the spirit of the Holiday Season, maybe we could show Mr. Roberts just a little glimpse of the love we have for asshats who steal the work of others and pass it off as their own. It's a tough love, but it's fair.

For all the old-timers here, I'm thinking of that Progressive internet calendar from the Pacific Northwest that was open for ANYONE to add events. You remember the one I'm talking about (hint, hint, hint). And, courtesy of our brudda Sean M. over at doubleplusundead **, you can get the contact information for the San Diego radio station here, if you're so inclined.

Just a couple of suggestions:

1. Don't threaten violence. We're better than that.
2. Don't limit yourselves to commenting on the offending post. If that post goes all "Cool Facts About Dick Cheney" and builds up 3000 comments, they'll just bury it like a cat turd in a litterbox. Be creative and mention Rick Roberts' plagarism in other, unrelated, posts on their website.
3. Sean M. gave out the on-air contact number for KFMB. Rick Roberts is on-air from 5am to 9am Pacific Time (7 to 11 Central, or 8 to noon Eastern). As the old AT&T jingle goes.........."reach out, reach out and touch someone".

* - Yeah, I used "scare quotes" when I called him a right-wing talk show host. Mostly because I'm right-wing myself, and I refuse to be associated with a thieving bag of crap like Mr. Roberts.

** - This is what's commonly referred to as a "hat-tip" among the internet crowd. The associated link, where you send traffic to the site where you originally noticed the content is also considered to be a required courtesy on the web. I mention this because I feel that Mr. Roberts is just the sort of douchenozzle who googles his own name daily, and if he reads this post I'd like to give him some helpful hints on how to play well with others on the internet. Because I'm all about the love.

Merry Christmas, Morons.

(This Internet Lynch Mob has not been endorsed by Mr. Ace or the O'Spades Corporation, mainly because he didn't get the chance to get a heads-up before I posted it. Got a problem? farmerruss "at" gmail "DOT" com. I'll probably ignore your email, but at least you can say you said your piece. And you can be damn sure that I won't steal your rant and post it here as my own original work.)

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at 08:59 AM



Comments

1 LOL, I went through about 25 comments and they all were crucifying him. One wonders if anyone at the stattion reads the comments.
In a real world he would be fired. He has exposed the sation to legal liability in the samer manner as if the were playing pirated music.

Posted by: Vic at December 24, 2008 09:15 AM (f6os6)

2 Hmmm. This is a real problem all across the blogosphere, you know, especially when it comes to sporting blogs. (Google "michigan blog espn" for example.) Someone needs to set up a blog to track all the instances of this. It'd be nice to have a clearinghouse. Maybe that's what I'll do at work today.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 09:20 AM (t9pKb)

3 You know, the heck with it, let's just do what we always do: steal some nuclear weapons and hold the world hostage.

Posted by: Dr Evil at December 24, 2008 09:28 AM (KOkrW)

4 ...but not as ugly as standing by and letting a fucktard plagarize content.

Be creative and mention Rick Roberts' plagarism in other, unrelated, posts on their website.

Harrummpphh... plagiarism.

Posted by: Intertubes Pedantry Alert 59 at December 24, 2008 09:29 AM (YYanS)

5 Harrummpphh... plagiarism.
Heh. Love it.
Seriously, though, this is a real problem for the blogosphere... without getting credit when we push something into the mainstream, we don't get more readership, more money, (in most cases, of course, no money at all.)
For Citizen Journalism to really take off, unfortunately, it's going to have to bebootstrapped, wittingly or unwittingly, by elements of the mainstream media. Which, yknow, is why they refuse to give credit.
Sigh. What a prick.
(Real journalists have been destroyed over what this prick did.)

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 09:35 AM (t9pKb)

6 ...maybe we could show Mr. Roberts just a little glimpse of the love we
have for asshats who steal the work of others and pass it off as their
own.

Elect him to the vice-Presidency?

Posted by: hindmost at December 24, 2008 09:35 AM (+3FX6)

7 Seriously... That's the move of a douchenozzle. If we allow this guy to straight plagiarize and claim other's work as his own, next thing we know this jackass will be our Vice President-elect.

Posted by: RedFox84 at December 24, 2008 09:42 AM (huFH4)

8 I listen to Roberts when he fills in for Savage sometimes, I can't listen to him for more than ten minutes at best.

Posted by: mossback at December 24, 2008 09:50 AM (in8Vs)

9 Short list.- but then ISU fans can only count to twenty after they take their shoes off.. 21 if they undo their fly.

You forgot Donna Reed.
Johnny Carson, Elijah Wood, Terry Farrell, Kate Mulgrew, Ashton Kutcher, and the new cat that plays Superman (Norwalk) were born here.
Buffalo Bill Cody was born here, too. Numerous others.

So, eat me, you dirty little CyClown. Go feed my future bacon.

What Bowl are you Clownies in, again?

Posted by: Paaul in Iowa City at December 24, 2008 09:52 AM (SV1ih)

10
It's been up there for a month. He should have hired an attorney by now or at least contacted the station manager.

He could also have google remove the page from it's search engine.

Posted by: twat sucks donkey balls at December 24, 2008 09:52 AM (8r0JG)

11 Iowahawk is funny as hell, I heard about Roberts plagiarism last night. There were some 800 comments on the boosted blog railing Roberts for stealing Burges work.

This Roberts idiot is obviously a no-talent hack. He probably gleans the blogosphere for content, as he has no ideas of his own.

Posted by: Nyctalus Lasiopterus at December 24, 2008 09:55 AM (EPSru)

12 Walton and Johnson did the same thing - ripped off Pilgrim at Say Anything, and were pretty arrogant about doing so. Until enough pressure was applied and the whole thing went down the memory hole; probably the best outcome we can hope for.

Posted by: Laura at December 24, 2008 09:57 AM (I0ZYx)

13 His best game belongs to another man.

He may want to do some DNA tests on his kids.

Just sayin'...

Posted by: Joanof Argghh! at December 24, 2008 10:02 AM (8F+iI)

14 This kind of stuff is what the DMCA take-down notice is all about. On-line authors should familiarize themselves with the process. It only takes one e-mail and 99% of web hosts will respond, because it immunizes them from liability if done correctly.

To get the offending work put back up, the other side has to certify it's actually their own content, and if they're wrong they pay attorney fees for both sides.

Posted by: Bid Butler at December 24, 2008 10:05 AM (JyfVU)

15 Just sent a letter to the person listed on whois as the technical contact, asking if he was familiar with his employer's obligations under the DMCA.
it's lawrence@kfmb.com, in case anyone wants to, say, contact a lawyer and send a DCMA takedown. Looking in your directon here, Iowahawk.
Actually, the best thing wouldn't be a takedown, but a simple acknowledgement in the post, with a link and a brief apology.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 10:06 AM (t9pKb)

16 This kind of stuff is what the DMCA take-down notice is all about. On-line authors should familiarize themselves with the process. It only takes one e-mail and 99% of web hosts will respond, because it immunizes them from liability if done correctly.
That's why i sent it to the kfmb dude, not the host. The host would make em pull it. Kfmb might do the right thing, give a link and an apology.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 10:07 AM (t9pKb)

17 Rush frequently borrows from the net for his "giant stack of stuff" but he always gives credit. How hard is that?

Posted by: Robert at December 24, 2008 10:07 AM (VotgB)

18 This guy was actually a pretty awesome host when he was on the air in KC.

Posted by: apotheosis at December 24, 2008 10:08 AM (xWk3U)

19 oh, and i got screenshots! tasty, delicious, incriminating screenshots! nothing's as much fun as evidence!

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 10:08 AM (t9pKb)

20 Don't forget the jackass at the Rocky Mountain News that did the same thing. Comments require registration, but his contact form is here.

Posted by: TTO at December 24, 2008 10:09 AM (y4R6N)

21 Douchebaggery that would make Joe Biden, BY GOD, sit up and take notice!

Posted by: Unclefacts at December 24, 2008 10:09 AM (M+Vfm)

22 This guy was actually a pretty awesome host when he was on the air in KC.
Him? Or the scores of bloggers he was probably ripping off?
They should know that bloggers LOVE having their stuff read over the air with acknowledgment.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 10:10 AM (t9pKb)

23 Oh, yeah, btw, there's a link in the frontpage navbar to the station's advertisers.
Have fun with that, guys. Let these people know you don't like purchasing things from people who support thieves and liars.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 10:16 AM (t9pKb)

24 I see Paaul in Iowa Shitty is one of the 99% of Hawkeye fans who give the rest a bad name. Covered up any rapes lately, Paaul?

Posted by: HeatherRadish at December 24, 2008 10:17 AM (5UjtA)

25 So, I started a thread (actually 4, I don't know how the multiple post thingy happened) at their "sound off" site:

http://760kfmb.com/board/viewforum.php?f=1

Feel free to add comments to any of the 4 threads....


Posted by: notropis at December 24, 2008 10:20 AM (KG+gJ)

26 "Now I'm ... encouraging anyone to drive to San Diego to put a boot in Mr. Roberts' ass."

You go to far, Winter guy!

Posted by: Kevin at December 24, 2008 10:27 AM (KO6dP)

27 I don't know Heather.
Any more of your coaches downloading Kiddie-Porn on their work computers?

Posted by: Paaul in Iowa City at December 24, 2008 10:34 AM (SV1ih)

28 That's why I never trust a fat guy with a beard. Especially at this time of year.

Posted by: Dang at December 24, 2008 10:38 AM (Y5LIx)

29 My personal favorite activity is a very rude and unsanitary habit, and tinyurl is the nickname of my private parts.

Posted by: Dave J at December 24, 2008 10:49 AM (xHFvH)

30 Start calling his advertisers. That's the only thing the whore will understand: no paycheck.

Posted by: Joanof Argghh! at December 24, 2008 10:49 AM (8F+iI)

31 There is a name for people who use misdirect to get others to click on a link that traps you on a Rick Roll page. People like that are the scum of the Earth.

Posted by: PattyAnn at December 24, 2008 10:59 AM (DR/Up)

32 And they're called DaveJ.

Posted by: PattyAnn at December 24, 2008 10:59 AM (DR/Up)

33 DaveJ - BIG MISTAKE! PattyAnn has been known to kill men for a lot less.

Posted by: MCPO Airdale at December 24, 2008 11:03 AM (wba6w)

34 Cleanup on aisle 29!!!

I clicked the link and had to shut down my fucking computer. Rickroll this asshole!

Posted by: CB at December 24, 2008 11:14 AM (9Wv2j)

35 849 comments and counting, over at Rick Roberts. Most of them are ripping into him. I wonder if station management will take notice.

Posted by: pst314 at December 24, 2008 11:15 AM (XP0Bd)

36 Hey Heather. Leave Paaul alone. He's still dealing with the trauma of his wife's brief visit to the men's room at the Metrodome last November.
http://tinyurl.com/ax9cv2
(guaranteed rickroll free - have I ever lied to you?)

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at December 24, 2008 11:20 AM (cdAdD)

37 someone over there designed a new header graphic for rick.
i put it in the headlines, causeI hate tinyurl, and it's cute, and headline-worthy. I think.
I hope.
If ace doesn't like it, what will he say?
What will he do?

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 11:20 AM (t9pKb)

38 Posted by: twat sucks donkey balls at December 24, 2008 09:52 AM (8r0JG)

...You forgot the hat tip! Moron.
(no val-u-rite 4 u)

Posted by: sickinmass at December 24, 2008 11:20 AM (/i4dU)

39 Might want to update , bacon guy .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at December 24, 2008 11:26 AM (d0YiG)

40 "Right Wing"? Like your pal Sullivan, right?

I believe things like "Thou shall not steal.".

So I guess I'm not "Right Wing".

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at December 24, 2008 11:28 AM (OmeRL)

41 It was easy enough to write a note to the cigar advertiser. I highly recommend it. The window company's phone doesn't even ring at this point.

Hit him where it hurts. He obviously could care less about his reputation.

Posted by: Joanof Argghh! at December 24, 2008 11:34 AM (8F+iI)

42 The virtual pitchforks and torches are coming out in force. What a cockholster.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at December 24, 2008 11:37 AM (4Jqwq)

43 I do love me some Iowahawk.

The fact he immortalized me in a recent entry didn't hurt.

And for the record?

I'll never tire of Hawkeye-Cyclone Smack Talk.

Evah.

Posted by: Christopher Calandro at December 24, 2008 11:38 AM (Yb+tV)

44 Dave J.......is a Rick Roll asshole.
Bailiff, whack his peepee.

Posted by: DaveDave at December 24, 2008 11:39 AM (mtzd6)

45 when Daves go bad...

Posted by: Dave in Texas at December 24, 2008 11:45 AM (VEBC3)

46 Someone ought to ban that cocksucker who made comment #29.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at December 24, 2008 11:47 AM (4Jqwq)

47 Russ, I can take a friendly Rick-Roll. But when it's a site that hijacks my browser, that takes it out of the friendly arena.

Posted by: PattyAnn at December 24, 2008 11:48 AM (DR/Up)

48 Unt....I think it's just about time that we had one!

Had to be said. Carry on.

Posted by: rick at December 24, 2008 11:49 AM (EGm8u)

49 Thanks morons.
Your comments made me spit val-u-rite vodka on teh keyboard.
Reboot and wipe up. LMAO

Posted by: sickinmass at December 24, 2008 11:53 AM (/i4dU)

50 "cockholster"

Heehee! That's why I love you morons.

You provide such colorful commentary.

Posted by: Joanof Argghh! at December 24, 2008 11:56 AM (8F+iI)

51 Hmmm.

Douchebags aren't answering their phone.

Posted by: memomachine at December 24, 2008 12:02 PM (XNKxF)

52 Him? Or the scores of bloggers he was probably ripping off?

This was a time long before blogs, jdub. Yes, believe it or not, there really was information out there before blogs existed to create it from nothingness, for other media to greedily steal and claim as their own.

This was one shitty, stupid act on his part. Don't judge the guy's entire career by it. Or would you have Ace's entire body of work judged by a few fuckups? How about yours?

Posted by: apotheosis at December 24, 2008 12:06 PM (xWk3U)

53 This was one shitty, stupid act on his part. Don't judge the guy's entire career by it. Or would you have Ace's entire body of work judged by a few fuckups? How about yours?
Posted by: apotheosis at December 24, 2008 12:06 PM

apotheosis has a point here. Don't judge Mr. Roberts by his single solitary act of stealing original content from Iowahawk. Judge him by his plagarism AND the fact that it's been a month since he stole this and he hasn't found the time to post an apologetic update to the original plagarized post.
(everyone say it with me now)
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CRIME.....IT'S ABOUT THE COVERUP!

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at December 24, 2008 12:22 PM (cdAdD)

54 This was a time long before blogs, jdub. Yes, believe it or not, there really was information out there before blogs existed to create it from nothingness, for other media to greedily steal and claim as their own.
Damn your lies, witch! Damn your filthy lies!

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 12:25 PM (t9pKb)

55 IT'S NOT ABOUT THE CRIME.....IT'S ABOUT THE COVERUP!

Doesn't "coverup" presuppose...I dunno, an attempt to cover it up, or something?

Posted by: apotheosis at December 24, 2008 12:28 PM (xWk3U)

56 apotheosis, I would say that just sitting on the issue hoping it goes away is pretty much the equivalent of a coverup; however, since the relevant quote I was looking for specifically referenced "coverup" and not "ignore the problem hope it'll go away", I was hoping that you would make the mental correction yourself.
I guess I was wrong. Who knew that the President of the Rick Roberts Fan Club was a reader of the AoSHQ as well? Talk about coincidence.

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at December 24, 2008 12:38 PM (cdAdD)

57 It looks like they just shut down the comments page.
Bump! Bump! It's the Coupe of Justice! Sic 'em Burge.

Posted by: DaveDave at December 24, 2008 12:39 PM (mtzd6)

58 That sorry tool finally is crediting Iowahawk!! Too late, fucknut. Of course comments are now disabled.

Posted by: bunny boy at December 24, 2008 12:48 PM (YsSn7)

59 Hey all -

I do appreciate the sentiment, but I don't want to see anyone lose a job over it. I vented because this crap has happened to me too many times before, and it was the proverbial last straw. Commercial media is continually bitching about the internet "ripping off" their content, but in my experience the thievery is much worse in the other direction.

Forget about message boards and other blogs -- in the last year I have had my stuff reproduced in full, without permission (and most of the time without attribution), by dozens of commercial talk radio hosts - GG Liddy, local hosts in SF, San Diego, Dallas, Denver, Tulsa, Atlanta, etc., not to mention the Times of London, Rocky Mountain News, and the Weekly Standard. To be fair, ToL and Weekly Standard made good when it was pointed out to them, and were very apologetic. As a rule, though, most of them don't give a shit, and think I should be giddy that Chuck "Take Back America" Knobsucker of Shelbyville's 50,000 watt talk blowtorch has deigned to appoint me as his uncredited, unpaid gag writer.

It's not really a money thing. I never intended my blog to be a commercial enterprise. I don't accept ads, and I'm thrilled that I get enough tips to cover my TypePad account cost. But it just fucking enrages me to see my stuff reproduced like that, next to a banner ad that I'm sure generated more revenue than my entire blog does in a year.

Posted by: iowahawk at December 24, 2008 12:49 PM (hqvM3)

60 I'm all for a beatdown on Dave J. Rickrolling isn't a problem, it's the damn script that gives you like 20 popups. I propose that all his comments henceforth be edited to be about how much he loves cock.

Posted by: Ranba Ral at December 24, 2008 12:50 PM (fpk1J)

61 Heehee -- I got the last comment in before they shut it down (Biden). Which allows me to say: "LAST!"

Posted by: Cuffy Meigs at December 24, 2008 12:50 PM (uOvAE)

62 Damn. I'm a pretty big fan of ick Roberts. He's done a lot of good things.
But stealing is stealing.
For years, I've listened to his program every morning driving to work.
Until he makes this right, no more.

Posted by: RayJ at December 24, 2008 12:51 PM (87de7)

63 Posted by: Dave J at December 24, 2008 10:49 AM (xHFvH)

What the hell is wrong with you? Because of the necessity of using Tinyurl on this site, there's a gentlemen's agreement not to fuck with people by misdirecting to unfunny not-even a real trap.

I fucking shut down my computer rather than click the release box and I hope you get banned.

Posted by: SarahW at December 24, 2008 01:02 PM (7sl9X)

64 Update: pRick updated the page to give credit. Day late dollar short.

Posted by: Indian outlaw at December 24, 2008 01:12 PM (RSRH4)

65 You forgot the new meme - Robert's isn't "right-wing", he's running as right-wing.

Posted by: Arthur at December 24, 2008 01:13 PM (vrz0I)

66 Comments on that individual post are shut down, but comments are still active on the rest of the site. Time to spread the love.

Remember morons, Roberts isn't the only thieving douchebag out there. Mike Rosen from 850 KOA in Denver pulled Iowahawk's text and reproduced it as a column in the Rocky Mountain News.


Posted by: Alan Greenspan at December 24, 2008 01:16 PM (+zd/R)

67 Oops. Loose shit with the sockpuppets.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 24, 2008 01:17 PM (+zd/R)

68 Dave (Iowahawk, not "Dave the Rickrolling Fucktard"),
I'm glad you're not feeling vengeful towards Mr. Roberts over this theft, but please allow the rest of us to demand our pound of flesh over this scandal. Yeah, it's a bit of a tempest in a teapot, but after all, this is the internet: EVERYTHING is ratcheted up to ELEVEN!!!1!! on the drama-meter.
Mr. Roberts not only stole material from one of the funniest men in the blogosphere, but he also took a giant steaming shit on his fellow conservatives. Now that he's an admitted plagarist, the media will surely use him in their rogues' gallery of conservative boogeymen. Whenever they need to discredit something another conservative has written, they'll use him as an example of how conservatives regularly steal ideas from other people and take credit for themselves. His misdeeds reflect badly on the rest of us - plus the fact that I have to call him "Mr. Roberts" is a slur upon one of Henry Fonda's better movies.
(As a Cyclone fan, I'm used to standing up for my Hawkeye brethren. I like to think of it as the same relationship that Lenny George had in Steinbeck's "Mice Men" - whenever our feebleminded Hawkeyes get into trouble, you can always count on Cyclones to show up and help them hide the body. Or put a bullet in their head to put them out of their misery - depends on how close behind us the posse is.)

Posted by: Russ from Winterset at December 24, 2008 01:17 PM (cdAdD)

69 It would appear the station and Mr. Douchnozzle got the message. Note the following change to the ripped off post:

"Original Post onIowahawk- The proper credit to Iowahawk for this post was initally left off the site. 760KFMB regrets the error."

Harumph! Harumph!

Posted by: Bruce at December 24, 2008 01:21 PM (rdFaW)

70 NEW COKE SUCKS - The fact that New Coke tastes like Old Coke strained through composmentis' old underwear was a fact that was overlooked by the Management team here at The Coca-Cola Corporation, and it was left out of the process we used to decide whether or not to change our formula. The Coca-Cola Corporation regrets this error.

Posted by: The Coca-Cola Corporation at December 24, 2008 01:27 PM (cdAdD)

71 Yeah, about those rivets we used to build The Titanic.....they were made from overly brittle steel. White Star Lines regrets this error.

Posted by: White Star Lines at December 24, 2008 01:28 PM (cdAdD)

72 Our movie? Written by a bunch of coked up monkeys. Hollywood regrets this error - well they WOULD if they weren't too busy sucking Obama's dick to notice their syncophancy.

Posted by: Highlander 2: The Quickening at December 24, 2008 01:31 PM (cdAdD)

73 Iowahawk, it's an honor to participate on your behalf in a jihad against any unworthy douchenozzle that steals your stuff! And it always will be.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!! And to all the wonderful AoS morons who make my life seem like more fun than it really is. Love you guys. Really. (not DaveJ, though, he's a filthy cockholster)

Posted by: CB at December 24, 2008 01:37 PM (9Wv2j)

74 It has come to our attention that certain passengers on the LZ 129 Hindenberg zeppelin have experienced a less than optimal traveling experience due to increased temperatures in the climate system during the most recent transatlantic crossing. There has been unsubstantiated rumors that the increased temperatures were due to the use of hydrogen in the lifting chambers. Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH has found that these rumors are without substance, but extends their sincere apologies if anyone was offended, inconvenienced or burnt to a crisp.

Posted by: Luftschiffbau Zeppelin GmbH at December 24, 2008 01:54 PM (+zd/R)

75 I'm suspecting that Jack is his website manager who likely c/p'd the content to ratchet up ad revenue.

He's trying to morally equate my blog with a paid-advertisers website, and he's trying to get everyone to lighten up.

How dare he? This is WAR!!!11!!

)

Posted by: Joanof Argghh! at December 24, 2008 01:59 PM (8F+iI)

76 heh, comments at 760 are not registration based and everything from the stolen post and earlier is gone.

Posted by: Ranba Ral at December 24, 2008 02:11 PM (fpk1J)

77 My thirst for blood is still not quenched. Even with proper attribution, you don't copy and paste THE ENTIRE FUCKING POST. You post an excerpt and link to the original content so you can read the whole piece ON THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE. That's how gentlemen blog.
Fuck that station and their fat-assed "talent" right up the ass with a broken hobo femur from my bone pile.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 24, 2008 02:21 PM (Pzh6y)

78 The bitch better have his money

Posted by: toby928 at December 24, 2008 02:23 PM (PD1tk)

79 *'now' not 'not'

Posted by: Ranba Ral at December 24, 2008 02:23 PM (fpk1J)

80 Russ, Russ, Russ, *tsk, *tsk, *tsk

It's all jake between me n the Mrs since the Hawkeyes won the game at the HumptyDump.

But she does have to get a new job.

Posted by: Paaul in Iowa City at December 24, 2008 03:17 PM (SV1ih)

81 Might want to update , bacon guy

Priceless. Say, Mr. Burge, where can I get one of those little midget pickup trucks w/o the bed like the one in the beginning of the video?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at December 24, 2008 03:52 PM (YYanS)

82 Everything's gone. Clean slate. No mas. Swept out the door. Nada, nada, enchilada.
As Cletus would say, "It done disappeared!"

Posted by: Dogstar at December 24, 2008 04:14 PM (cZxbM)

83 Oh , sorry ....I meant for bacon guy to post the video . It is Classic Iowahawk .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at December 24, 2008 04:14 PM (d0YiG)

84 Comments section is now closed at the asshats blog. Fine, starting with his next show we can call in on Skype and ask him on air why he's such a douche.
Heather, I agree with your post about that clown from Iowa City who calls himself Paaul (whatever that spelling means - he's probably an Eng Lit Grad student and that's his idea of being classy) - he's the waste product of an inferior school.
Like I tell kids around central Iowa, try to get into ISU, UNI or Drake. Moreover, if you can't get into a good college or your parents arenít married or your married to your sister thereís always Iowa.

Posted by: Murph at December 24, 2008 04:40 PM (WrP0N)

85 Yea, it's all gone. But what about the money they earned from hits while using Dave Burge's material? They owe him. Every time Rick ROB comes on Savage I'm calling the station and telling them I'm refusing to tune in because it's disgusting having a man who earns his living talking about the corruption of the American culture being the very thing he rants about. How can Rick ROB talk about Americans being fleeced by their government when _he_ is a crook?

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at December 24, 2008 04:46 PM (4eL6d)

86 I photoshopped the guy, but his post-moderator ate it up.

http://tinyurl.com/8njxmo



Posted by: serr8d at December 24, 2008 04:54 PM (5ppUX)

87 serr8d

Good Job. Can I steal it? Proper attribution of course.

Posted by: Quilly Mammoth at December 24, 2008 05:31 PM (4eL6d)

88 serr8d, that's great! I hope you sent it to Iowahawk, it would make a lovely Christmas card for him.

Posted by: CB at December 24, 2008 05:40 PM (9Wv2j)

89 Wow, they've scrubbed and replaced pretty much their entire web site. When I went to log in to the message board, with the account I created this morning, my account -- and all the messages -- no longer existed.

Wouldn't it be easier to just man up and admit the crime?

Posted by: notropis at December 24, 2008 05:43 PM (SmUBz)

90 And they backdated their changes to Dec. 23 (how convenient), and Rick (the brave guy he is) changed his e-mail.

Posted by: notropis at December 24, 2008 05:47 PM (SmUBz)

91 That's how gentlemen blog.
I never thought I'd read that. But I'm glad I did.
Wordpress, in frontof the old graveyard, at dawn, suh!

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 06:26 PM (hUStE)

92 BTW, guys, you realize that we can still wave the bloody plagiarism shirt on comments at other parts of the site.
I wouldn't have suggested doing so if he'd let the correction stand. but the orwellian cocksuckers memory-holed. the whole shebang.
No mercy for those evil shits.
In the name of Christmas Cheer, may those cumguzzling rectum-sloths all be columbian necktied and then thrown into a slow-burning mattress fire!
Amen.

Posted by: jdub at December 24, 2008 06:35 PM (hUStE)

93 Hey, thanks, and sure, use it any way you see fit.

Rick's earned as much credit as we can give him.. )

Posted by: serr8d at December 24, 2008 07:08 PM (5ppUX)

94 I gotta feeling that Iowahawk's going to put together a piece that Rick ain't going to steal.

Posted by: RayJ at December 24, 2008 09:23 PM (o2Td/)

95 OT, but:
Granted he is a Douche - but not such a nozzle!
We should un-use the term "douchenozzle".
Better isto use the term EnnemaNozzle.
Because douchenozzle's are good um-kay. (Fresher!)
i.e. He is an EnnemaNozzle! (Stinker!)
Thusly, his name is a conduit toexplused shit.

Posted by: joetee at December 24, 2008 11:30 PM (prdCq)

96 17 Rush frequently borrows from the net for his "giant stack of stuff" but he always gives credit. How hard is that?
Sometimes I think he just reads this blog on the air. Not usually attributed, like he does for Michelle and Drudge.

Posted by: ATNorth at December 24, 2008 11:57 PM (dBJw1)

97 Well, it's enough that Jack (I presume to be the website manager) had to work late on Christmas Eve to fix the site.

Somebody doesn't want their boss to see just how badly they eff'd up.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at December 25, 2008 09:55 AM (NyXVW)

98 I guess I was wrong. Who knew that the President of the Rick Roberts
Fan Club was a reader of the AoSHQ as well? Talk about coincidence.

Jesus russ, don't be such a finger-wagging little faggot. I said the guy was good when he was on the air in KC years ago, not that he was still worth a goddamn.

Posted by: apotheosis at December 25, 2008 12:18 PM (xWk3U)

99 Other notable Iowans are John Wayne (also from Winterset), Glenn Miller and Marilyn Maxwell (both from Clarinda).
And me. Although I'm not famous But I am from Clarinda.

Posted by: Larry at December 26, 2008 12:25 AM (qjWXO)

100 87 serr8d: That was pretty good. I'm agnostic, and I even liked it.
As for Roberts, I sent this to him via e-mail:
You are aware that you cut and pasted that particular satire from Iowahawk, aren't you?

Using an article or commentary without proper credit is very crass, Mr. Roberts.

You should either delete the piece or credit the owner, Dave Burge, with the authorship.

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