Tuesday, April 01, 2008
5307: Gagging On April Fools’ Day.
April Fools and Assorted Idiots in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Woody Allen is suing American Apparel for unauthorized use of his image in outdoor billboards and online advertising. It’s amazing how major advertisers continue to think they can get away with lifting copyrighted imagery without permission. It’s even more amazing that American Apparel might think anyone would prefer seeing Allen instead of the their standard soft-porn hotties.
• The Supreme Court supported an earlier federal appeals court ruling that said the FBI violated Rep. William Jefferson’s rights as a Congressman when searching his office two years ago. As a result, the FBI must return everything seized in the search; plus, they’re prohibited from reviewing any of documents before returning the material. Heaven forbid anyone took a peek in the past two years.
• Just screw it. 20,000 workers at a Nike plant in Taiwan walked off the job, fighting for higher wages. The workers currently average $59 per month and are seeking a 20 percent raise plus better lunches. They should also hold out for a few pairs of Air Jordans.