Dear Plagiarizing Asshole,
Seriously, what the hell? I know it was a pretty long shot that I would find you, but thanks to Copyscape, I did. I know I’m a pretty good writer, and you did select some of my finer moments, but I’m at a loss. If you are, as you claim to be, a 40 year old man, I would think you know better than to steal intellectual property. You probably do know better than that. Which just makes the whole thing that much sadder. I am sad that you think your own words are so insufficient that you need to steal mine. I do put a bit of work in them, but you probably knew that.
I’ll give you a bit of credit. You did take down the posts that I pointed out were plagiarized from my site. And knowing as you did that you hadn’t plagiarized only my work, you did the honourable thing and deleted your entire blog archive after I left my comments. To start over, you said. Because, you said, your blog had been unfocussed and you wanted to shift themes. Or some garbage like that. You could have emailed me to apologize. But you didn’t. Because you’re probably just mad you got caught. Which is what makes you Fuckwit of the Month in my records.
There really isn’t much more to say about it. Except that I will leave you in my del.icio.us bookmarks as “Plagiarizing Asshole” and I will be checking in on you from time to time. Not just for myself, but for all the people I know you plagiarized. And I have to say, couldn’t you have been a little more discreet than to plagiarize recognizable images from fairly well-known bloggers? I shake my head.
With a big old fuck you,
EDIT (01/11/08): It seems the offending party has deleted his blog account entirely. I can’t decide whether I’m happy that it’s gone or upset that I can’t keep my eye on him anymore. Probably both.