Jack Valenti’s battle trophies

I just noticed something odd on the MPAA site: under “Protecting Copyright and Creativity” they have a list of all the companies they’ve successfully sued into bankruptcy. That’s quaint, isn’t it? I imagine the halls leading to Valenti’s office are adorned like the Lord of the Flies, with the severed heads of Napster, Scour, and the others all sitting on spikes.

After seeing it I also couldn’t help but think of Krusty the Clown:

Krusty: I’ve had plenty of guys come after me, and I’ve buried them all. Sea Captain. Joey Bishop.

Pennycandy: Don’t forget the Special Olympics.

Krusty: [wistfully] Oh, yeah… I slaughtered the Special Olympics!
— “Krusty Gets Kancelled

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