Did this ad for gas chain 76 rip off Boing Boing's "Unicorn Chaser"? (video)

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17 Responses to “Did this ad for gas chain 76 rip off Boing Boing's "Unicorn Chaser"? (video)”

  1. “Weird. On the driver side.”

  2. spejic says:

    When you do it to someone else, it’s “remixing”. When it happens to you, it’s “a rip off”.

  3. Antinous / Moderator says:

    Sue those motherfuckers!

    • TheMudshark says:

      Hutz is the name, Mr. Antinous. Lionel Hutz, attorney at law.
      Here’s my card. It turns into a sponge when you put it in water.

  4. TRADERIGHT BARRISTER REQUIRED! Enquire within.

  5. Rick Gray says:

    Good art directors borrow. Great art directors steal.

  6. azaner says:

    BB pretty much stands for the proposition that “ripping off” is not only okay, it’s to be encouraged, right?

  7. Jim Walls says:

    Did they rip you off? That depends. Did Boing Boing invent unicorns?

  8. FreakCitySF says:

    I hate that. I’ve had ThinkGeek rip a few ideas from me and they have a button on the product page “Invented Here”.  I’d love to see how the unicorn chaser in this commercial was invented by the art director ;)

  9. Egypt Urnash says:

    totally a remix of creative commons content what’s the problem here.

  10. hadlockk says:

    Xeni invokes Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, journalists cry. Don’t make journalists cry, Xeni.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betteridge's_Law_of_Headlines

  11. Jayarava says:

    Given the BB anti-copyright rhetoric I presume the word “ripoff” was ironic?

  12. ablestmage says:

    Did they use a clever inside joke as a subtle pop-culture reference to their favorite blog? BB uses “rip off” to describe it. -_-

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