Monthly Archives: August 2017

Scabby on Heathcare Repeel

Seeing how most of my customers are local congressional representatives as well as sexually repressed Republicans, I have heard more than my share about the GOP’s attempts to repeel and replace Obama Care. So I thought, who better to write on the subject of peeling and repeeling than Scabby.

Sure common knowledge tells us to let that wound scab over and heal, and once upon a time we lived in an economy where a street-walking industrialist like myself had the time to get worked over and cut up real good for that almighty dollar and then go home, take the morning to scab up, heal, and do it all again the next night. Unfortunately, these days that isn’t the case.

Please Don’t Sue Us: An Open Letter to Counsel for Stripes Stores

Dear Stripes Lawyers
Kevin R. Casey, Esquire
Elizabeth M. O’Donoghue, Esquire
Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan
Bill S. Preston, Esquire

Let me start by stating that I am not a lawyer. I thought about it for a while between ages 9-11, but eventually moved on to Professional Skateboarder. Later, I learned how much reading was involved in legal work and the last of any interest I had in pursuing a career as a court officer dissolved.

You guys recently sent me a 3-page letter explaining that it was unacceptable and possibly illegal for The Vent to use the Stripes logo for our satirical Trump Kups story.

Wake up and Get Sued by a Major Corporation

By Wil Vent
With a net worth of about $37 (at least until my parents kicks the bucket), and assets numbering in the high single digits (not counting my kids), I don’t worry very much about being sued. The Vent has never been taken to court over one of our silly stories, though several individuals and businesses, including representatives for What-a-burger and now Stripes, have asked us to take down stories or names and logos.

From what I have learned, the law gives a lot of leeway to the press especially when they are printing news, satire and/or parody. I know The Vent isn’t always on the high end of comedy, but we like to think that when we discuss Stripes parent company’s billionaire CEO Kelcy Warren and the millions he gave to the Rick Perry and Trump campaigns and how he fictionally intends to sell top of the line Trump Cups for Republican patrons at his Stripes stores, that this counts as satire and parody. The federal courts have ruled that the subject of the article does not have to get the joke, though it would make me feel a lot better as a comedy writer if they did.

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