And, Corky, I choose my battles extremely carefully. The vast majority of things that go on here are trivial. Shouting matches between members, pranks between forums. Baby stuff.
There's only been one other time in over 6 years that we've had to aggressively pursue a situation. A very similar situation, where the mainstream hotrodding media was trying to gain some crucial ground by throwing some muscle around. I'm thankful for it now, because it's what made me put together our Coalition, and compile our list of 130+ hotrodding forums
I know exactly
what it means when someone scripts an "I'm quickly establishing myself" line for millions of people, with spots on the Discovery Channel. It means that some media jackholes are looking to "quickly establish" some fake loser. I think you guys are footing the bill.
Their response to the fact that hotrodders are fed up with the sellout scene is to artificially fabricate a sellout of their choice, masquerading as an anti-sellout. Also, Gas Monkeys (I know you're checking in daily), there's still the unanswered question of whether you guys are intentionally inducing rust on your cars. By the way, Gas Monkey Guys, have you gone to Google lately and typed in "Gas Monkey Garage". I can see that our message "Fake Badboy Hollywood Hot Rod Sellouts" is now plastered on the front page of Google for your brand. It's only climbing higher.
Corky, what do you think is going to happen when people type "Coker Tire" into search engines? Eventually, our new page is going to come up. Just like you see "Fake Badboy Hollywood Hot Rod Sellouts" when you type in "Gas Monkey Garage", you'll see "Corky Coker Is a Jerk" when you type in "Coker Tire". And I wonder if people are going to click on it.
Perfectly legal, totally American. Brought to your knees by weapons of laughter.
I don't want to hear about your personal relationship to Richard, how "it looks like my brother just had these guys build a car for him", or your grandfather's cow crap. You are so out of touch with what people truly think that it's unbelievable.
I want to know who put up the money so that some dodgy marketing chump came onto our forums, and posted a homo-erotic photograph of two guys in "Spank My Monkey" thongs, and an "Anti-Christ of the Hot Rod World" video on our site. By the way, good luck trying to pull the legal angle, especially after all of the shady stuff you and your threatening "employee" pulled on us. Jerk.
Who funded this?
By the way, kids, here's a new parody page for our Monkey Boys Media Center. It works off of Corky's famous line: "It looks like my brother just had these guys build a car for him". Check it out:
It Looks Like My Brother Just Had These Guys Build a Car for Him
Classic. Those awesome parodies of Coker Tire publicly insulting us are in there too, we need to show those to everyone on the planet.
And, I have a cool idea for a new parody. We can do the double-Corky side-by-side pic, but with his businessman-like SEMA mugshot. Then, we can have one side asking the same question over and over again: "Who put up the money for the "Spank My Monkey" photograph and the "Anti-Christ of the Hot Rod World" video". And, the other side will come up with a million different ways to avoid the question.
And, it will be hilarious