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Pardon me while I put on my LOLerskates. [Apr. 28th, 2006|04:48 pm]
Chaz Meyers
Scene: I'm at work, where I have no sound. I didn't notice that someone IMed me.

(16:11:38) SHINDEYO: yo

(16:11:39) SHINDEYO: yo

(16:12:29) SHINDEYO: are you there

At this point, I get a text message from cpmroyalty@livejournal.com.
(16:15:22) me!: Hi.
(16:15:27) me!: What's up?
(16:17:09) SHINDEYO: hey man, I dont want to be a buzz kill but the title cpm has belonged to a group of people on the westcoast for a long time, we use it as a callsign and a sign of group identity
(16:17:59) me!: It's also my initials and has been my LJ handle for 5 years now.


For a while he claims ownership of the letters C, P, and M.

(16:20:15) SHINDEYO: it has existed as a seperatist group in California for over a hundred years and as new technoligies are created we must expand to thesew new mediums
(16:20:30) SHINDEYO: we are not an elitist group
(16:20:39) me!: I don't want to be a buzz kill, but there are 21,900,000 different pages on the internet that reference "cpm". How many of them belong to your group? :)
(16:21:07) SHINDEYO: a few but our message is cryptic
(16:22:12) SHINDEYO: we dont show ourselves in the public light for fear of shmuck oppression
(16:22:19) SHINDEYO: CPM
(16:22:19) SHINDEYO: we dont show ourselves in the public light for fear of shmuck oppression
(16:23:31) SHINDEYO: but we need an online public outlet
(16:23:42) me!: If you're interested in establishing an online identity, getting in touch with the owners of cpm.com, cpm.org, and cpm.net would most likely be more efficient.
(16:25:37) SHINDEYO: yes I know their are other organizations that have stolen our name but lj is the medium we chose and it wrong to keep us from our work
(16:26:03) SHINDEYO: yes I know their are other organizations that have stolen our name but lj is the medium we chose and it wrong to keep us from our work

(16:26:38) me!: Do you hold a trademark on those letters?
(16:29:30) me!: Because these people actually do:
(16:29:30) me!: http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=toc&state=snl2s2.1.1&p_search=searchss&p_L=50&BackReference=&p_plural=yes&p_s_PARA1=&p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA1%24LD&expr=PARA1+AND+PARA2&p_s_PARA2=cpm&p_tagrepl%7E%3A=PARA2%24COMB&p_op_ALL=AND&a_default=search&a_search=Submit+Query&a_search=Submit+Query
(16:29:43) me!: So, you could say that you're stealing their name.
(16:31:17) SHINDEYO: plz dont toy with me and by proxy our group, we had the name first
(16:31:27) SHINDEYO: it was stolen from us

(16:32:16) SHINDEYO: we cant get those letters trademarked because it would make us noticed by the gov
(16:32:38) SHINDEYO: and they would start asking questions

Let's start the government paranoia!
(16:35:06) SHINDEYO: and I asked you nicely
(16:35:09) me!: If you're that paranoid about the government, establishing an online identity on servers located in the US is a really stupid idea. LJ has historically worked with authorities when asked.
(16:35:20) me!: And I'm declining nicely.
(16:35:43) me!: I'm sorry, but I have no interest in giving up my username on LiveJournal.
(16:35:46) SHINDEYO: who says I didnt set up any protection
(16:36:02) SHINDEYO: who say I'm in the us
(16:36:09) SHINDEYO: I just said the group was
(16:36:11) me!: Furthermore, they offer no mechanism to transfer usernames from one person to another anyway, so this is a waste of time.
(16:36:14) me!: It doesn't matter.
(16:36:20) me!: LiveJournal is based in California.
(16:36:24) SHINDEYO: ack san sin
(16:36:49) me!: Therefore, your data would be in CA and the US would have full access if they had reason to believe you were engaged in illegal activities.
(16:36:59) me!: Which would be the only reason why you would be acting to paranoid.
(16:37:20) SHINDEYO: I never said we were engaged in illegal activities
(16:37:28) SHINDEYO: just stuff people might not like
(16:37:33) me!: Then why the paranoia?
(16:38:18) me!: So you aren't interested in providing a legal identity to a name you seem very intent on protecting because people might be offended?
(16:38:29) SHINDEYO: because theres a huge gov that is perfectly willing to steamrole people with different ideas
(16:38:53) SHINDEYO: and in order to protect my groups free speech I must be paranoid
(16:39:08) me!: Perhaps. But there are legal limits to what they are capable of accomplishing.
(16:39:21) SHINDEYO: hmm, you think so

(16:39:56) SHINDEYO: but do you think the gov gets caught up on things like the law
(16:40:17) me!: Yes.
(16:40:31) me!: Sadly, less so than with previous administrations. But that'll be straightened out the next election.
(16:40:57) SHINDEYO: really?
(16:41:05) me!: Yes.
(16:41:18) SHINDEYO: governments have a
tendency not to give up power
(16:42:20) me!: That is true. But currently the power stems from a single party system. Once a second party is involved, checks and balances will work again.
(16:42:35) SHINDEYO: dont assume democrats would be better just because of minor differences
(16:42:59) SHINDEYO: dont assume that just because they are different they actually are
(16:43:29) SHINDEYO: that they say their different
(16:43:40) me!: They are different in some ways and the same in others.
(16:44:06) me!: But as long as they bicker enough on those different issues, not too much damage is done.
(16:45:10) SHINDEYO: what if its staged?

And then he breaks. Enter: bargaining.
(16:46:32) SHINDEYO: I'm just joking with you man about all the reasons I want to change your name
(16:46:36) SHINDEYO: just plz do it
(16:46:49) SHINDEYO: c'mon
(16:46:53) SHINDEYO: be a pal
(16:47:29) me!: Not interested. Sorry. :)
(16:47:41) SHINDEYO: c'mon
(16:48:20) SHINDEYO: if I translated your name into jap/french/italian/german/spanish/ russian
(16:48:28) SHINDEYO: would it change you mind
(16:49:08) SHINDEYO: ?
(16:51:22) me!: Nope.
(16:51:28) me!: I like having a short name.
(16:51:38) me!: Besides, you haven't even used yours in a long time!
(16:51:48) SHINDEYO: hmmmmmm.................
(16:51:56) SHINDEYO: yes that is true
(16:52:11) SHINDEYO: but I was going to make a cpm only lj
(16:52:29) SHINDEYO: and if you gave me your password that would be possible
(16:53:07) me!: Dude, I have a permanent account. I'm not giving you my password.
(16:53:46) SHINDEYO: c'mon whats a few dollers between friends
(16:55:33) me!: You started off amusing me, but now you're just getting whiney.
(16:55:46) SHINDEYO: youre wrong
(16:56:06) me!: Haha. I'm wrong about my impression of you?
(16:56:24) SHINDEYO: calm down
(16:56:41) me!: OK. I take it back. You're amusing again.
(16:57:05) me!: I'll end this conversation on a high note.
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[User Picture]From: calophi
2006-04-28 10:43 pm (UTC)
heehee, LOLerskates.

I also enjoy LOLercoaster, and LOLercaust.
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2006-04-28 10:59 pm (UTC)
I just googled "LOLercaust" and came up with this link. Pardon me where I go cry somewhere!

(I guess it doesn't help that I'm on the final legs of Machette Season, eh? :-P)
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[User Picture]From: calophi
2006-04-28 11:22 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA, I LOVE IT. ::bookmarks::
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[User Picture]From: qsical
2006-04-28 11:32 pm (UTC)

2 random notes:

Chaz, that's the most absurd thing ever! I can't believe that, but I think that just made my night a heck of a lot more amusing. Thanks for posting the craziness!

And calophi, I *love* your icon!!! That pic was my background for months. Awesome series. Just had to comment. ;)
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[User Picture]From: finnell1912
2006-04-29 04:33 am (UTC)
Did all of you cry or just half?

OH I WENT THERE
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[User Picture]From: cpm
2006-04-29 05:23 am (UTC)
Just half, but not the half you'd expect.






No, I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean either.
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[User Picture]From: duckssaymip
2006-04-29 03:12 am (UTC)
Dude, what's a few "dollers" between friends?!?!?!

;)
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[User Picture]From: kamikazegoat
2006-04-29 11:31 pm (UTC)
: ) why are you such a jerk about it? Why don't you just foresake your initials to this quasi-terrorist group who obviously had it first? I mean jeez : p

and your name in German? The initials would still be cpm. But...maybe they would sound cooler or different somehow.

and for the record, your name, cpm, is uncannily close to my name, cjms. You'll be hearing from my law team soon : )

--Carolyn
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From: cpmroyalty
2006-05-07 02:52 pm (UTC)
fucking Mexicans
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