Cracked Lists Streisand Effect Sufferers, Curiously Leaves Out Streisand
from the everybody's-gonna-rain-on-my-parade dept
Last year, Mike praised (and raised a couple of small quibbles with) the hilarious explanation of scarcity by Cracked.com editor David Wong. Now Cracked is tackling digital issues once again with a list of their favourite examples of the Streisand Effect. Many of the examples will be familiar to the Techdirt community, but Cracked's skewed approach is amusing nonetheless. Take the thoughts on Cook's Source editor Judith Griggs' infamous response and "apology" to the writer whose recipe she used without permission, in which she only-half-jokingly suggested the writer should pay her for the editing work she did:
Wow. At this point we can't tell if Griggs is insane, or thought she was auditioning for the part of an 80s movie villain. It was like she stole someone's car and then sent them a bill for the gas she put in it on her way to Mexico.It's not Cracked's funniest article, but it has its moments, although I'm a little surprised they didn't include the original Barbara Streisand story that led Mike to coin the term. A few of the choices seem odd, especially when things like the skinny model affair and the egged German houses were left out—both of which seem like better comedy fodder to me. But what do I know? In any case, it's a fun read.
That's so amazing that we'd actually read a magazine based entirely around Griggs trying to apologize to people.