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


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.


  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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