Deception

Well folks,
Sorry to update on such a sour note, but now that the whole Sega thing seems to have blown over, I was hoping to hold off an update until the new moderation system was finished.

It seems that your favorite site in the world "How to prank a telemarketer" has caused YTMND to be part of some legal turmoil.


From:    TomMabe3@aol.com
To:      legal@ytmnd.com
Subject: How do you want to pay me?

Body:
My name is Tom Mabe and you have a call of mine on your site that has been there for weeks. "Crime Scene" (It's a telemarketing call). People are not buying my CD because you are giving it to them for free! CNN is doing a special with me regarding this type of stolen content. As you may know CNN has dubbed me troubleshooter/troublemaker. I will not give you any free press by naming your company but will approach you with legal muscle that could cost you.

I can be contacted by phone at XXX-XXX-3792, removing my call will not make this right. We will conduct an audit to see how much advertising you have sold since my content was posted and ask for an percentage of advertising revenue.

-tommabe.com

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I couldn't tell if Tom Mabe's website sent me this email or he had just transcended the need for a name and now goes by tommabe.com. Either way here is my response:

From:    max@ytmnd.com
To:      TomMabe3@aol.com
Subject: Re: How do you want to pay me?

Dear Tom,

I can't say how relieved I was to receive your letter, I am such a big fan. I'm real sorry to hear no one is buying your CD, but thanks for letting me know a clip from a radio show makes up the entire content of your work. It's good to hear you are working with CNN and I have to agree, you are certainly a troublemaker; your shitty phone call has been clogging up my website for months. It's also good to hear you won't be badmouthing me on CNN, as I am extremely concerned with how my website is portrayed to the public. Luckily, the ads on the site that plays your clip average around $3 a day total because they are hidden. This means your site has made roughly $120 in the last four months.

The MP3 clip on the site is roughly 2,379 kilobytes large and has been viewed roughly 6,194,201 times. What this means is that since the site with your work was put up, I've transferred 14,736,004,179kB of your phone call, giving you quite a bit of advertising. That's almost 15 terabytes over four months which comes out to a little over $2000 at the market rate of hosting. Deducting the advertising revenue, it looks like you owe me roughly $1880 US dollars. I'll have my people send you an invoice.

I also noticed you give away the same clip used on YTMND on your own website as a preview for people to buy your CD. I guess if someone else who is giving you credit gives it away, it isn't acceptable, but if you give it away it's considered good for business. Thank you for teaching me this valuable business lesson. I now see how hurtful to your career it has been to have millions of people hear your work.

Surely if you've employed a lawyer at this point, he would have told you sending threatening forewarnings from such a prestigious email address as "TomMabe3@aol.com" is a wise decision. It's not clear to me how you will be conducting an audit on my revenue, but I'm fully willing to work with you through this and figure out how much money you owe me.

Eagerly awaiting your "legal muscle",
-Max



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February 2nd, 2007
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hahahaha burrrrrrnnnnnn, that's one of the best ones yet
February 2nd, 2007
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way to tell it to him dude =)
February 2nd, 2007
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sarcasm people
February 2nd, 2007
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you got to be f*cking retarded to think that email came fro tom mabe. It was some pissed off little kid that wanted telemarketer ytmnd deleted. Even the phone number he gave was bullsh*t; its the same as the tommabe.com customer service line. Why the f*ck would tom mabe tell you to reach him through customer service? Shouldn't even have wasted time writing a response, but it was hilarious nevertheless.
February 2nd, 2007
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refer to comment 1380 for the secret to immortality
February 2nd, 2007
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omg funniest sh*t i have evr heard, especaily since i think how to prank a telemerketer needs to stfu and leave all of us alone
February 2nd, 2007
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oh, and ur a motherf*cking beat max and all men should pay homage to u
February 2nd, 2007
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Fake
February 2nd, 2007
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lol, aol
February 2nd, 2007
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redirect it back to his clip. poof fixed.
February 2nd, 2007
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owned
February 2nd, 2007
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Yo Kacen, gtfo and die, I don't give 2 sh*ts about the site but Kacen is a f*cking r-tard
February 2nd, 2007
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Sphonix gets my inaugural Reh Dogg Memorial Why Must I Cry Oh It's Because I Live Among Such Incredibly Retarded Beings Like You Award for reverting max's site improvement.
February 2nd, 2007
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DELETE THE TELEMARKETER SITE!
February 2nd, 2007
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...Own't by Max.
February 2nd, 2007
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You are a badass. Hats off to you man!
February 2nd, 2007
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So let us know when you get your big check :) The bastard owes you.
February 2nd, 2007
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I'll have my people send you an invoice.
February 2nd, 2007
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"Yo, when's the last time you went dancin', has it been a while?" "Why you askin' me that?" "Well, I'm askin' 'cause you're dancin' around all these problems, you might as well dance with me. Now I ain't that good, but I'm probably better than the average bear. Where that came from, I don't know." "You're crazy." "Yeah, maybe a little bit. But the way you're thinkin', the way you're talkin', that's a little crazy too. Come on, you deserve better. Really. C'mon over! I need you to class my place up."
February 2nd, 2007
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You have enough balls for 30 bears my friend
February 2nd, 2007
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"...Philly needs ya. And if you say, 'screw you creepo,' again I totally understand, but I'm warnin' you right now, I'm gonna put myself like geographically in the middle of the street here, an' I'm stand here, me and Punchy, and WAVE to the first bus - say, 'c'mon over here and mash me, 'cause Lil' Marie turned down the job at the restaurant, she thinks she's better than us." "Oh yeah? Well there hasn't been a bus down here in 20 years." "Yeah? *Whew* That was a close call."
February 2nd, 2007
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"Listen, seriously. C'mon over. It'd be nice." "....all right." ::smile:: ::cut to shot of Shamrock Meats trailer::
February 2nd, 2007
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pwned
February 2nd, 2007
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BUT I LIKE THAT SITE!!!!!
February 2nd, 2007
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Delete that site, no one really likes it.
February 2nd, 2007
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You sir are my hero.
February 2nd, 2007
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I wanna dip my balls in it. Also OWNED.
February 2nd, 2007
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Thank god, I hope that site dies... Plus yay pointless legal battles!
February 2nd, 2007
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buttsecks?
February 2nd, 2007
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We hate that site anyway.
February 2nd, 2007
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Delete it! You know you want to! It'll save you money and half the users will quit complaining. We can put up something more openly offensive to tommabe.com in its place so you won't even need to feel like you're giving in.
February 2nd, 2007
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That f*cking telemarketer YTMND turned up in the b3ta newsletter this week. Kill it now! Please! For the love of God!!
February 2nd, 2007
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LOL ownt
February 2nd, 2007
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My god Max, you completely pwn everyone that tries to sue you. Make sweet love to me.
February 2nd, 2007
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keep the site just to piss him off
February 2nd, 2007
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Pure pwnage.
February 2nd, 2007
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As much as I love watching Max pwn the people who try to sue him, I would be more than happy to see the Telemarketer YTMND deleted for good.
February 3rd, 2007
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I have a hunch that wasn't even from him and just from some YTMNDer who wants the site removed.
February 3rd, 2007
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Ha ha ha!! That response was beautiful!
February 3rd, 2007
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Owned by max.
February 3rd, 2007
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"People are not buying my CD because you are giving it to them for free!" makes me laugh.... someone should break it to him nobody is buying his CD because he has no talent and is not funny at all...
February 3rd, 2007
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YTMND AM 2 ROFFLE TOM MABE PWND HE AM CRI. Douchebag.
February 3rd, 2007
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lol
February 3rd, 2007
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Also legal muscle
February 3rd, 2007
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His legal muscle is made up of FAIL
February 3rd, 2007
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February 3rd, 2007
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whats next nickelodeon sues ytmnd for lazytown ytmnds
February 3rd, 2007
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cant wait for dzk's response to this
February 3rd, 2007
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Please delete it. PLEASE. I hate sites with purely unedited content that's already available elsewhere on the net. That crap needs to go into the forum.
February 3rd, 2007
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Oy Vey
February 3rd, 2007
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Oh, Snap! That's what I'm talkin' about! Max gets 100 cool points.
February 4th, 2007
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:) that sux.
February 4th, 2007
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max your response is better then tom mabes prank. tom mabe is suing max for making him popular? what i find hard to belive that tom mabe is suing ytmnd is in max's reply "I also noticed you give away the same clip used on YTMND on your own website as a preview for people to buy your CD." so since tom mabe was giving out that clip for free, why is he suing ytmnd? why does tom mabe have an aol account if he already has one tommabe@tommabe.com?tommabe3@aol.com is fake. it may be sega trying to get revenge lol
February 4th, 2007
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if the real tom mabe decides to sue ytmnd, he would get sued first for impersonating a police officer.
February 4th, 2007
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850the max > tom mabe
February 4th, 2007
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Because you have opened this... you will get kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life... if you don't break the chain. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However, if you don't send this to at least 10 people by the stroke of midnight tonight you will be forever cursed in love. Just copy and paste this.. Good Luck
February 4th, 2007
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I didn't even know who Tom Mabe was before the site was posted. I'm ashamed to know him now. DELETE! Also, some anti Tom Mabe sites would be cool.
February 4th, 2007
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also, I'd love to have my own content advertised in the top TYMND. If you get rid of it, can I have it for a while?!
February 4th, 2007
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I have to agree, you are certainly a troublemaker; your sh*tty phone call has been clogging up my website for months. Max, you are king.
February 4th, 2007
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me
February 4th, 2007
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do not delete the site! its awesome!
February 4th, 2007
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max winz
February 4th, 2007
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pwnd
February 5th, 2007
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please just delete this site already. this site isnt funny anymore after the second time you watch it, so it is not understandable why its still on top up to this day. in other words i believe this site gets its views in a non legal way, so just scrap this piece of junk!
February 5th, 2007
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I wish I can see Tom Mabe's face...
February 6th, 2007
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Max is awesome :-)
February 6th, 2007
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So, uhhhh, are you actually going to delete it here, or what?
February 6th, 2007
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I'm sarry sir bat a beliave ya jaust gat owned. also, 1st
February 6th, 2007
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Wow, f*cking OWNED.
February 7th, 2007
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david deeeezy
February 7th, 2007
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funny as hell response!
February 8th, 2007
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ROFL pwnt.
February 8th, 2007
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Remove and redirect the URL to Last Measure
February 8th, 2007
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Man, people are really jerks on the internet. And I am not referring to him.
February 8th, 2007
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The fact that max still hasn't deleted the site makes this post kinda lame. Since the post is titled "Deception" I kind of wonder if he's just playing a joke on us. LOL YTMND YOU JUS' GOT PUNK'D!
February 9th, 2007
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871st.
February 9th, 2007
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I second the Last Measure idea
February 9th, 2007
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PWNED!
February 10th, 2007
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Jesus, max should write a f*cking book. These email responses are f*cking amazing.
February 10th, 2007
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5'd
February 11th, 2007
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max, the truest of gangstas.
February 12th, 2007
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god he hates people trying to work hard ot make money by telemarketing yet dare complain about free advertising. most of the people who would dare buy his sh*tty cd would not be coming to this website anyways. what a joke.
February 13th, 2007
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lol, PWND XD that guy must want to kill you max
February 14th, 2007
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well, i did enjoy all the ytmnd's bashing it....but alas, you know some poor soul is gonna bring it back in 5 years and think they're a f***ing god for finding such trash
February 15th, 2007
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i hate the bloody site anyway, its not even funny. f*ck off tom mabe.
February 16th, 2007
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this e-mail is clearly fake, but I did like your response :P
February 17th, 2007
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I bet you that Max fabricated the whole thing so he could get some ROFL UR AWSUM MAX and have an excuse to delete the site at the same time. Or it was a YTMNDer wanting to get it deleted. Whatever.
February 17th, 2007
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Nice going Mabe, you ass.
February 21st, 2007
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hi
February 26th, 2007
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Max, You are officially awesome from this point on. I salute you!
February 28th, 2007
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"I am extremely concerned with how my website is portrayed to the public" sarcasm?
March 3rd, 2007
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Tom Mabe is a jerk off
March 4th, 2007
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f*cking ownd
March 9th, 2007
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lastest
March 28th, 2007
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it always gives me the hots for you when you laugh at legal trouble. let's touch
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