at least they have a consistent "robbery" theme

posted by tom / January 16, 2006 /

Via DCist I see that Butterstick now has his own wikipedia page. Neat! The only problem: the Bandit the Panda people have added their own editorializing. "Bandit is also a popular name for the panda"!? Please. You're going to make people think wikipedia isn't trustworthy!

To be honest, I'm not incredibly keen on getting drawn into a juvenile wikipedia fracas, and probably wouldn't have responded if not for one thing that particularly galled me: the Bandit people constructed a sentence grouping the two t-shirt stores together, and listing an aggregate sum of money raised for the zoo. For the record, cafepress.com/bstick stands at just under $2k donated to FONZ. How much Bandit merchandise has been moved, I wonder? Well, I couldn't help myself, and adjusted the wikipedia sentence to break out the individual store totals. I'd encourage them to provide their own details.

I'll happily admit that this is embarrassingly juvenile. But I can't help myself. As I said before, I don't begrudge anyone the right to conduct their own stupid internet fad — all I'd ask is that they refrain from stealing from mine.

Comments

Bad link, it should be this.

Posted by: Matt F on January 16, 2006 01:51 PM

This is interesting. I never meant to steal from anyone, in spite of my piratical name, though I'm also a bit perplexed as to what exactly I'm stealing.

We have fun on my blog, my fans and I. Some are from as far away as California, Tennessee, and New York, and they all wish they could come out/up/down and see me. The important thing isn't so much the name as the attitude.

As far as the store goes, we've raised only a few dollars, but the store was created as an entertaining compliment to the blog, not the other way around. I'm all for panda conservation efforts, so it's pretty kickass to know that a name, however fatty and vaguely yellowy colored, is responsible for raising that much money. So long as my poor brethern in the hills of China can keep their habitats and figure out how to reproduce, it doesn't really matter what name inspires the donations.

And while we're settling the record, I was not involved in the posting of the Wikipedia entry. What can I say...my fans have a bit of the rogue in them, too.

Posted by: Bandit on January 18, 2006 11:50 AM

Well look who made the Express today.

Posted by: Charles on January 18, 2006 01:13 PM

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