The Oatmeal is looking to raise money for Operation Let’s Build A Goddamn Tesla Museum. The land his original laboratory was on is up for sale, approx 1.6 million dollars, and The Oatmeal is hoping to raise enough money to both buy the land and the museum.
More information can be found here.
If the webcomic The Oatmeal had its own snack, you might assume it would be oatmeal based, but you’d be thinking too literally. Oatmeal is awesome and The Oatmeal is awesome, but what else is awesome? Sriracha sauce and popcorn.
I think he pretty much nailed it.
Now that lawyer Charles Carreon has dropped all of his lawsuits against Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal, there’s only one last thing to do— for Inman to take a picture of the money he raised and mail the photo, with the picture of the website’s mom seducing a bear, and send it out to the internets.
After receiving an entire internet’s worth of ridicule, lawyer and FunnyJunk hired gun Charles Carreon has finally dropped his legal battle with Matthew Inman, creator of The Oatmeal. The whole thing was sparked off last year, when The Oatmeal published a list of hundreds of links to FunnyJunk, where Oatmeal cartoons had been posted without attribution or linkbacks.
Update: The Oatmeal vs. FunnyJunk is now lawyer Charles Carreon vs everything that’s good in this world
As if he wants to solidify a future where he’s never invited to another birthday party, bar mitzvah, baseball game, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner, lawyer Charles Carreon has gone from just being the hired legal gun for FunnyJunk to lashing out at anything and everything associated in any way with The Oatmeal. He’s not only now personally suing Matthew “The Oatmeal” Inman for a number of new charges, he’s tried shutting down The Oatmeal’s cancer and endangered animals fundraiser and when that didn’t work, he issued a lawsuit towards the American Cancer Society.
If you’re not familiar, FunnyJunk is one of those websites that scrapes a bazillion pictures and photos from around the web, never ever ever crediting a source or giving linkbacks and often slapping their own watermark on the thing. The creator of the web comic The Oatmeal confronted FunnyJunk about this and the weirdest internet legal battle ensued.
It’s called BearFood. Enjoy.
Lots and lots of places were in a full-out anti-SOPA mood today, but leave it to The Oatmeal to come up with the funniest illustration of why everyone’s so pissed and put it into animated gif form.