For over 150 years, Speaker's Corner has been one of London's most unique and eccentric attractions. On any given Sunday morning, anyone who has an opinion to air -- or who simply wants to listen -- will gather at the point where Oxford Street and Hyde Park meet, in the shadows of Marble Arch, and carry on an oral tradition that is becoming somewhat lost to a modern culture of electronic mail and chat rooms. Y.P.R. recognizes the need for commentary
regarding society, life in the new global economy, chicken wings, ball bearings or anything else that may strike one's fancy. So put on your Sunday best, clear
your throat, step up onto the soapbox and speak up!
Spike, I understand you're in the process of suing TNN because they changed their network's name to Spike TV. They said it was in an effort to lure men to watch. They said men like Spikes. They said they gotta have it. They said it has nothing to do with you, Spike. They said they were just trying to do the right thing. They're a bunch of crackers! Go get 'em Spike!
A little known fact, Spikey-poo: I tried to sue Nickelodeon when I was in fifth grade when they came up with that jingle abusing my name. You remember it, right? "Nick Nick Nick Nick Na Nick Nick Nick. Nickeldeonnnnn." They had some balls, if you ask me. I didn't get any royalties out of the deal. I'm jaded seeing this type of blatant name stealing and abuse is still going on but I'm utterly Spiked with adrenaline to see someone is fighting the power, fighting the powers that be. I also tried to sue Johnny Depp because he starred in that crap movie, Nick of Time, a few years back. It's bad enough my phone rang off the hook with people looking to score tickets to the premiere, thinking I had something to do with it. The cherry on top of that poop sundae, though, was that the movie sucked. He dragged my name through the dirt for no reason. He's a rotten "21 Jump Street" reject. Crybaby. You hear that Johnny? One word: Crybaby.
Anyway, Spike, you seem to have a lot more clout to take these honkeys on, so I figured I'd give you some help. I've compiled a list of people and things to sue for using your name. Don't worry, I don't want any cut of the profits when you bamboozle these fools. Just send me an autographed collector's edition DVD of Girl 6 and we'll call it even. On the other hand, don't hook me up and I'll let the whole world know your real name is Shelton and then your case will get thrown out of court quicker than Earnest Goes to Camp went to video.
Here's my list of Spike intruders:
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