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That’s Narnia business, say CS Lewis lawyers

Posted in How much???, Lawyers, Pot&Kettle, Twits by Jim McMillan on July 25, 2008

Big shot lawyers working for the estate of the late writer CS Lewis have successfully prevented an 11-year-old boy from having a “Narnia” web address. According to the BBC, Comrie Saville Smith wanted the ‘Narnia.mobi‘ domain name for £70 so he could send emails to his pals but the hardnosed attorneys for legendary children’s book author Lewis put a stop to that and won a ruling at with the UN’s World International Property Organisation.

At least that’s the sob story Cromie’s dad Richard is telling. We tend to doubt that, particularly in the light of new information that Richard also registered a bunch of other domain names like “DrWho.mobi.” Presumably, those were all for little Comrie too… We think the headline used by the cynics at DomainWire.com is more accurate: “C.S. Lewis Beats off .Mobi Cybersquatter.”

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Bush to Wall Street: Sober up!

Posted in Bankers, Pot&Kettle, Top Dollar News, Twits by Jim McMillan on July 23, 2008

Have you noticed how reformed alcoholics are always telling the rest of us to sober up? One such is our own President George Bush who has just issued a startling order to the bankers of Wall Street.

In an unguarded moment at a Houston political fundraiser last Friday, the Daily News reveals Texan-raised Bush told his fellow Stetson wearers, “[Wall Street] got drunk and now it’s got a hangover. The question is, How long will it [take to] sober up and not try to do all these fancy financial instruments?”

Bush hangs up his own instrument in six months when he’ll be returning from Washington to Texas, where they possibly understand him a little better.

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