In case you were wondering: No, I have not partnered with Yahoo! to create yet another derivative celebrity gossip rag. They are just flagrantly copying !! omg blog !! in more ways than they should.
!! omg blog !! has been around with its current graphic design since July, 2003. For my newer readers, that was back before Yahoo! even knew what a blog was and when Pink is the New Blog was white and lavender.
Since then, our readership has grown to the point that it would be impossible for the folks at Yahoo! not to have visited !! omg blog !! at least once (if not daily).
Content-wise, I can’t claim the sole right to post photos of Paris Hilton pumping gas (especially in light of my strict no-Hilton-content-ever policy), but I do take special offense at the direct thievery of my blog’s name, punctuation, and color scheme.
Maybe I’m just being oversensitive, but if you agree with me that Yahoo! should come up with its own ideas, feel free to e-mail Amy Gardner, head of Yahoo! Entertainment, with your thoughts [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Also, if any of you have legal advice for me, I’d love to send them a scary letter. You can email me here.