Today we learned photographer David LaChapplle is suing Rihanna for allegedly ripping off his work in her video S&M.
YoungBayardRustin explained we could be heading down a slippery slope:
The estate of Bob and Gwen Fossee sues Beyonce.
The estate of Alvin Ailey sues Lady Gaga.
The estate of Michael Jackson sues everyone.
As you've probably noticed, we're changing the Comment of the Day format a bit. From now on we'll only be highlighting one comment per day, so that user can claim all the bragging rights. We'd still like you to submit nominations to the Comment of the Day tag page. Just send the outstanding comment's URL and tag your nomination #cotd. (Replying to a comment with "#cotd" does not work.)
Use #trollpatrol to report comments that you feel the editors/mods should be aware of. Try not to respond to/approve/promote trollish comments in the threads — instead, just post the comment on the #trollpatrol page, the same way you'd post a comment on #groupthink or on the #cotd page, and the editors/mods will take care of it.
For meetups, use the meetup tag page!