Weird Bird Friday – I am having a Dick Cheney moment

TGI(WB)F!  Another week gone by without the Great Depression that Grover Norquist, Dick Chaney, Donald Rumsfeld, and Phil Gramm tried to create. Hmmm.


Last week or maybe the week before i got a letter from a group called CartoonStock ordering me to take down an image and allowing the use of it for a “reasonable price”… So I am putting them up here so they can get the ridicule they deserve…by the way the comic was of two birds sitting on clouds. and one bird says to the other. “I flew over this funeral and 6 guns point guns at me and start shooting”

License Compliance Services, CartoonStock Ltd.

605 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

United States


Dear Community Energy Systems,

It has come to the attention of CartoonStock Ltd that an image or image(s) represented by CartoonStock Ltd are being used or have been used online by your company. According to our records there is no valid license issued to your company for the use of the image(s).

To view the image(s) in question together with the usage(s) found on your company’s website (, go to:

Using a CartoonStock Ltd image without a valid license is considered copyright infringement and in violation of the Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code, entitling CartoonStock Ltd to seek compensation for infringing uses. CartoonStock Ltd is committed to protect the interests, intellectual property and livelihoods of the contributors with whom we work.

To resolve this matter (Case
Ref: 4SYU-O9QQ):

  • If a valid license has been issued for the image(s) in question:Please email the license purchase information to within 10 business days of the date of this letter.
  • If a valid license proof cannot be found:
    • Please cease using the image(s) in question immediately.
    • In addition, a $98.70 settlement payment should be received within 10 business days of the date of this letter. The payment options are detailed below. Ceasing use of the image(s) does not release your company of its responsibility to pay for the image(s) already used.

Remittance Payment Options (settlement fee: $98.70)

  • Remit Check Payment To:

    License Compliance Services
    Picscout Inc.
    605 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 400
    Seattle, WA 98104
    United States

Please include Reference Number 4SYU-O9QQ with check payment.

  • Alternatively, you may contact us at +1 855 387 8725.



We believe that prompt cooperation will benefit all concerned parties.

If you would like to continue to use the image(s) in question, or if you believe you have mistakenly received this letter, please contact us by email at, or call +1 855 387 8725 and we will assist you.

This letter is without prejudice to CartoonStock Ltd’s rights and remedies, all of which are expressly reserved.



License Compliance Services, CartoonStock Ltd.

and to this I say, KISS my ass!


I always wondered by Susan and John were into Sock Puppets. Now I know:

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