"Batman" being sued... by Batman.

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    well that would be a well thought out lawsuit if the name of 'Gotham City' were 'Batman', and also if this guy had any actual idea about what the comic book character was actually about.

    Seriously, is the world getting dumber by the second now?
     
  3. Moroni Prime

    Moroni Prime #TFYLP Podcast

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    If this guy, nay, this city wanted to be taken seriously, then they're about 70 or so years too late. Not to mention, how does ANYBODY not know about Batman?!?! For that matter, was this mayor even BORN when batman hit popularity in the 60s?!?!

    YES!
     
  4. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    :rolleyes2 

    A stupid attempt on account of half the people there being unemployed.
     
  5. Tekkaman Blade

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    This is one of those lawsuits for the sake of lawsuits hoping they'll just get money to shut up.
     
  6. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    Retarded. Nay, stupid! Calling this retarded would be an offense to retarded people everywhere.
     
  7. Bryan

    Bryan ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Erk.

    Yeah, lemme know how this works how for him.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Wow. What a dork.
     
  9. george tremarco

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    According to 'allaboutturkey.com', the district didn't change its name to 'Batman' until 1957; before which it was known as 'Iluh'.

    Case dismissed?
     
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    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    :wtf:  :crazy:  Who on Earth has not heard of Batman? What are people coming to these days?
     
  12. McBradders

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    American culture > every other world culture, right?

    There's an entire world outside your doorstep, guys, and amazingly DC Comics, shitty 60's TV shows and Hollywood don't penetrate every corner of the globe like a jackhammer.
     
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    it's not about what's fair.
     
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    I dont think it's a Culture thing Batman was created before this city decided to change its name to Batman .... it just a common sence thing if you changed your name to Splinter today would you then be able to sue the creators of TMNT. Why did this city decided to wait 50 yrs to sue "Batman" they're just wanting attention and trying to make a quick buck without thinking or knowing any facts on the matter.
     
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    Still, perhaps the Mayor should have checked to see who used the name first, or perhaps even try to find the correct people to sue over ownership of the name before attempting frivolous legal action.
     
  16. McBradders

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    Do you guys honestly think that Batman in Turkish means the same as it does in English?
     
  17. unicron's blues

    unicron's blues I need to get rich!

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    Summed up in one word, "ridiculous"
     
  18. george tremarco

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    I'm certain it doesn't, but how is that relevant?
     
  19. McBradders

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    Because when renaming one's own town to "Titwank" one doesn't check for the possibility that someone, somewhere in the world has cornered the market on Titwank merchandise featuring some dude dressed in spandex and a cape. Titwank in my home country of Gaspassia means "wonderful orchid".

    Yes, the lawsuit is silly, but even sillier is people who think Batman is like some modern day Jebus that pretty much everyone in every corner in the world would and should be aware of.
     
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    Ahhh I see what your after now .... I just posted after reading the article so i didnt know what was being said before me. You have a point however this guy def. was aware of what Batman is.
     
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