I hate people. (OK, not all of them.) Feel free to leave him a love note for me.
Also, I haven't died. It's just been one of those weeks.
On a good note, I bought an ISBN today. Now I'm committed. (Or I should be.)
edit: I've reported him to myspace, but they want me to do a side by side of his posts and dates and mine...so far it's taken 3 hours of my life. But hopefully they'll address it. What a pain in the ass.
It took a while to get it in the right format for them, but I believe all the stolen material of mine is gone. Rob "Diesel" Kroese is in the process of doing the same thing I just did.
I can't believe the balls on some people. I hope his kids are proud.
What an ass. At least he has good taste in stolen material.ReplyDelete
I read back and have been lurking since about the time you went on hiatus. Can't get the link for some reason, but glad to see a post up!ReplyDelete
If I had a myspace account, I'd call him the douchebag that he is.ReplyDelete
OMG ... who the hell would do something so VILE? Apparently that freak. I hate asshole people too!ReplyDelete
I posted this to his blog-as a writer and human being I AM FURIOUS!ReplyDelete
I posted this to his blog.
What an incredible douche bag you are. are you stupid or what? you do know that plagiarism is illegal you dirty rotten thief. Your whole blog is made up of the works by Johnny Virgil of New York. For the people reading this assholes blog, if you want to read the REAL AUTHORS WORK GO TO-http://www.15minutelunch.blogspot.com/ I hope you get four flat tires everyday you have to drive somewhere. People like you should bend over and crawl up inside your own asshole. 'Cause that's where SHITS like you belong!
Posted by Sheila on Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 2:44 AM
Read more: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=97889785&blogId=534535633#ixzz0tG8xPhVM
Love ya Johnny! She-She
I reported him too! I AM SO MAD!ReplyDelete
Well I'll be damned....On one hand it's a compliment to you, on the other hand he is a complete moron..ReplyDelete
Well I will just have to go leave Mr. Let-me-take-your- words- because my- brain-is-too fucking-stupid- to-think-of-anything..
And notice in his picture he's laying down like he is so exhausted from doing all of that writing.. Friggin idiot..
P.S. Left this for the poser:ReplyDelete
Friggin rip-off, no good, lying, stealing, back biting, wanna be writer but useless hack.. stop stealing Johnny's words.. You know damn well you did not write any of this ..
BaaaaassTARD. It took me 8 tries to remember my username and password on Myspace but damn it I got logged in so I could at least call him a douche! :DReplyDelete
what an asshat. Not to mention the fact he's 50 and he has a Myspace account. Dude has problems.ReplyDelete
Johnny, I sent him a polite message asking him to remove the posts his had stolen from yours (and others) websites and blogs within a weeks time. I've screen captured the entire blog making sure to pay close attention to dates and times posted. I believe Blogspot has a report link for this kind of situation, so if they aren't removed by then I will report him.ReplyDelete
Your material is protected under Creative Commons so he could face possible legal issues if he refuses to remove them, but hopefully he will take them down once he realize we've found out. I do believe the other posts on his blog that aren't yours have been ripped from other writers, so I'm in the process of finding and contacting them as well.
Well..it is the best form of flattery!???!ReplyDelete
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The bastard. People do suck.ReplyDelete
This is how blonde I am....clicked on link and wondered why (JUST FOR A FEW SECONDS) you were sending us to a previous blog YOU wrote. Then I got it - what a total loser! Great on the ISBN. I have wanted a book!ReplyDelete
Oops, did not mean to be anonymous -ARGH - blonde again!ReplyDelete
This is how blonde I am....clicked on link and wondered why (JUST FOR A FEW SECONDS) you were sending us to a previous blog YOU wrote. Then I got it - what a total loser! Great on the ISBN. I have wanted a book!
Just posted a comment full of the usual "douchebags" and "assholes" and "you sucks".ReplyDelete
All well deserved!
I would definitely look into the legal implications of this. What a jerk!ReplyDelete
What a douche-chill. So sorry you have such low moral fiber putz's stealing your bits, Johnny.
Sounds like a sad guy who just wants to pretend his life is full of humor and whimsey... even if it means pretending he is someone else completely!
I bet some of his friends are saying, "okay... so you blogged about vacationing with your wife in Mexico last week, and yet I can't help but notice you were in the office last week... and you aren't married."
The post that shows now is from May 10th of this year - so it seems he's taken it down now Johnny...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the support. I heard back from myspace and it's a pretty pita process to file a copyright claim. I'm doing it though, unless you guys shame him into deleting it. Coleen, that was just his last ripoff - his archives go back a few years. Or maybe I should say *my* archives...ReplyDelete
What a loser, hope you nail his ass to the wall.bilierifoxReplyDelete
I can't believe that fat loser just stole your stuff! maybe he will be bitten and spit out by a shark.ReplyDelete
yea! you're writing the book! Will it be out in time for Christmas sales? I'm looking forward to it.
The work phone # for this relapsed catholic - I say relapsed, b/c he should know the 'thou shall not steal' commandment isReplyDelete
After double checking, seems he's not employed at all.ReplyDelete
why doesn't THAT surprise me?ReplyDelete
Yo JV, it looks like Myspace has removed all the stuff he posted from your blog. That was quicker than I thought it'd be. Looks like just about everything else left on his blog is from a page called "Kwam's Rant". I saw up thread that someone was trying to contact the other victims of the plagiarizer so Hopefully he's aware and taking the same steps you did.ReplyDelete
I'm sad to say it hasn't all been removed. The spider adventure is still there. Also his version of "Mr. C's Great and Wondrous Show" is still up there from July 8, 2009. How sick do you have to be to steal something like that?ReplyDelete
Johnny, I always read, never comment but wanted to tell you that I love your blog and that it makes me smile (even on life's rainy days).
Keep up the wonderful work.
Copyright issues are a PITA for the person being ripped off. (It's bad enough your work was stolen. Hiring a lawyer to help you claim it back adds insult to injury, doesn't it?)ReplyDelete
I'll gladly lower my standards and open a MySpace account, if only to leave a few comments to shame the guy into deleting what he stole from you.
It'd be worth it, since I'm a huge fan of your writing.
It still isn't all gone. I found your "Best Part Of Waking Up" post this morning. It's dated 10/18/09. Got a screenshot if you need it.ReplyDelete
He still has the post about "How I spent my days off" except he changed it to scraping paint off a boat instead of porch, and a burnt up exhaust fan motor instead of the furnace.ReplyDelete
I'll bet there's more.
What a tool. Like Sharon said, though, at least he has some taste. He used some of my posts too. (He had the sense to change the name of my town to his town, but not to change the url of the images. Duh.)ReplyDelete
On a related note, I think I might start blogging again.
Diesel, I think you should. But as it is, I have no idea when or if you actually sleep.ReplyDelete
Lisa, yeah they only removed the ones I pointed out specifically the first time I reported him. They said I had to each one...so I did. It'll probably take them about as long to remove them as it did for me to put together the list. I think they should just delete his account, myself.
And lisa -- the boat his was supposedly scraping paint off of? IT'S THE BOAT I BUILT!ReplyDelete
He has another blog. You're there as well, along with several other bloggers he seems to have found through a "best blogs" compilation site called regator.com. He's also stolen a story from Dave Barry's book "Dave Barry Is Not Making This Up." It's a small blog on a diving site that can't possibly get much traffic, but I thought you might want to know anyway.ReplyDelete
Man, Johnny, that's all just so very wrong. I agree - they should close his account. Looks like he stole some stuff from List Of The Day, too. Wonder if he'll claim the upcoming book as his. If you need some help compiling your list, let me know. I'd be happy to help.ReplyDelete
Anon and Lisa, thanks!ReplyDelete
myspace blogs are the worst - myspace makes it easy for them to plagiarize and hide it a little. I've had a couple steal my stuff.ReplyDelete
yeah, people suck. i hate 'em too. i avoid them. what a jackass. freaking thief. i hate thieves.ReplyDelete
Hey Johnny...remember when you ran that "give your drunk story and win some martini glasses"? Just sick the drunk guy who stole the bus on this loser...Shit, I submitted a situation as well. Maybe I'll just get hopped up on Mountain Dew and I'll come at him like a Spider Monkey!ReplyDelete