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Batman sues Nolan

11.11.2008

I wasn't going to bother addressing this because a) it's so utterly ludicrous and b) I'm so very, very tired of writing articles about THE DARK KNIGHT, but even the trades are picking up the story. Slow news day, indeed.

The mayor of Batman, the actual name of a city in Turkey, is suing both Warner Bros. and director Christopher Nolan for a piece of TDK's considerable profits. The allegations include using the city's name without permission, partial blame for unsolved murders, a high female suicide rate, and general difficulties for the city's natives.

And you thought Batman was a hero...

As to why this is just now an issue some 70 years after the character's creation and continued popularity, the likely suspects are exposure and dollar signs. One thing's for sure: something so idiotic will put Batman on the map. Where it apparently was already. Just not in Gotham.

Extra Tidbit: Batman, Turkey is located by the Batman River, near the banks of Robin and northeast of Kal-El. Hey, maybe this lawsuit does have merit...
Source: Variety

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4:49AM on 11/14/2008

:S

Now thats something that made me laugh my guts out ... ahahahahha
Now thats something that made me laugh my guts out ... ahahahahha
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12:36AM on 11/14/2008
That's really sad!
That's really sad!
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3:19PM on 11/13/2008
Aw let's just bomb Turkey...........
Aw let's just bomb Turkey...........
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8:14PM on 11/12/2008

Why so serious/

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Wow.
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Wow.
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2:29PM on 11/12/2008

Sounds like the ingredients for a cool movie premise!

Honestly, if all the expressed motives are as claimed, it's exactly the kind of thing just out there enough, you couldn't make it up! So while one could argue it's a ludicrous suit, that's what I find most appealing. It's almost enough for me to forget it has anything to do with the actual TDK hype/story/rabid fandom that is driving me nuts.
Honestly, if all the expressed motives are as claimed, it's exactly the kind of thing just out there enough, you couldn't make it up! So while one could argue it's a ludicrous suit, that's what I find most appealing. It's almost enough for me to forget it has anything to do with the actual TDK hype/story/rabid fandom that is driving me nuts.
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2:04PM on 11/12/2008
I think I will sue Mr. Nolan as well since he continues to use the name Christopher. Since I was using it for four years prior to his birth he must cease and desist from using the name Christopher and pay me 1 [link] dollars.

LOL!
I think I will sue Mr. Nolan as well since he continues to use the name Christopher. Since I was using it for four years prior to his birth he must cease and desist from using the name Christopher and pay me 1 [link] dollars.

LOL!
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9:14AM on 11/12/2008

@rollin hand

Please refrain from having any sexual activities with turkeys until after Thanksgiving, PLEASE!
Please refrain from having any sexual activities with turkeys until after Thanksgiving, PLEASE!
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8:44AM on 11/12/2008

Well

The proper and dignified response to this could be easily summed up in two simple words:

FUCK TURKEY!
The proper and dignified response to this could be easily summed up in two simple words:

FUCK TURKEY!
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5:53AM on 11/12/2008
As usual, the most difficult part for Warner Bros will be trying hard not to call them "retards" on official statements.
As usual, the most difficult part for Warner Bros will be trying hard not to call them "retards" on official statements.
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4:46AM on 11/12/2008
This has inspired me to start my own little town somewhere. And TODAY, so that about next year at this time I can maybe get some of that good movie money for myself; all for me, the mayor of Terminator, North Carolina. hmmmm. ??? That's me, the mayor of Watchmen, Wisconsin. ....Star Trek, South Dakota?

OH, I'll start my own state!!! Captain, America! YEAH!
This has inspired me to start my own little town somewhere. And TODAY, so that about next year at this time I can maybe get some of that good movie money for myself; all for me, the mayor of Terminator, North Carolina. hmmmm. ??? That's me, the mayor of Watchmen, Wisconsin. ....Star Trek, South Dakota?

OH, I'll start my own state!!! Captain, America! YEAH!
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3:55AM on 11/12/2008

Hold Still You Traitors!

Hi I am writing from Turkey. One shocking fact you are not aware of is that Batman Mayor has already won a compensation from DC Comics months ago. Here is the corresponding article and the passage:

"absent from the campaign in batman has been the mayor, huseyin kalkan, who was awarded damages by dc comics after a lawsuit over the use of his town's name for the superhero batman."

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Hi I am writing from Turkey. One shocking fact you are not aware of is that Batman Mayor has already won a compensation from DC Comics months ago. Here is the corresponding article and the passage:

"absent from the campaign in batman has been the mayor, huseyin kalkan, who was awarded damages by dc comics after a lawsuit over the use of his town's name for the superhero batman."

on the bottom of this page:
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12:44AM on 11/12/2008
haha wow. speakin of getting tired of writing about TDK, wut the hells happening with wolverine? havent heard anything in months
haha wow. speakin of getting tired of writing about TDK, wut the hells happening with wolverine? havent heard anything in months
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12:08AM on 11/12/2008
HOLY FUCK!! I thought Bale was suing Nolan. Since that, thank christ, isn't the issue, WHO GIVES A FUCK
HOLY FUCK!! I thought Bale was suing Nolan. Since that, thank christ, isn't the issue, WHO GIVES A FUCK
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12:08AM on 11/12/2008
HOLY FUCK!! I thought Bale was suing Nolan. Since that, thank christ, isn't the issue, WHO GIVES A FUCK
HOLY FUCK!! I thought Bale was suing Nolan. Since that, thank christ, isn't the issue, WHO GIVES A FUCK
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11:59PM on 11/11/2008
Haha, wow. They probably got wind of the fact that TDK is about to join the billion dollar club. Odds are that a billion dollars is about a trillion times more than that town's annual GDP, so, you know... Can't blame them for trying to get a slice.
Haha, wow. They probably got wind of the fact that TDK is about to join the billion dollar club. Odds are that a billion dollars is about a trillion times more than that town's annual GDP, so, you know... Can't blame them for trying to get a slice.
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11:43PM on 11/11/2008
Being ranked as one of the richest men in the world, Bruce Wayne will have his lawyers destroy Turkey. Funny how this comes on the brink of Thanksgiving in 2 weeks. I hope they don't sue all of AMERICA for eating their land, a land that puts me to sleep an hour later.
Being ranked as one of the richest men in the world, Bruce Wayne will have his lawyers destroy Turkey. Funny how this comes on the brink of Thanksgiving in 2 weeks. I hope they don't sue all of AMERICA for eating their land, a land that puts me to sleep an hour later.
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11:41PM on 11/11/2008

batman

The city of Batman Turkey was founded in 1955, Batman the character was created in 1939, 16 years before that crazy city. The suit will be tossed.
The city of Batman Turkey was founded in 1955, Batman the character was created in 1939, 16 years before that crazy city. The suit will be tossed.
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11:33PM on 11/11/2008
i have the sudden urge to look this place up on Google Earth.
i have the sudden urge to look this place up on Google Earth.
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10:53PM on 11/11/2008

WOW

...does he really think he's gonna when that lawsuit....idiot.
...does he really think he's gonna when that lawsuit....idiot.
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10:36PM on 11/11/2008
Wow. I mean seriously...WOW! I knew some people were incredibly stupid but this, woah, this just shows us something new, people. This right here is what stupidity is made of and made from. Heck the definition for stupidity in the dictionary should have this article and nothing else. Wow. No wonder The Joker's always laughing.
Wow. I mean seriously...WOW! I knew some people were incredibly stupid but this, woah, this just shows us something new, people. This right here is what stupidity is made of and made from. Heck the definition for stupidity in the dictionary should have this article and nothing else. Wow. No wonder The Joker's always laughing.
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9:19PM on 11/11/2008
Considering those facts, it's difficult for me to pinpoint the blame on anybody - be it Bob Kane + DC writers + Nolan or Turkish officials who may have their points for these allegations. Really - good or bad - it's hard to say
Considering those facts, it's difficult for me to pinpoint the blame on anybody - be it Bob Kane + DC writers + Nolan or Turkish officials who may have their points for these allegations. Really - good or bad - it's hard to say
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9:10PM on 11/11/2008
Well, that headline sure caught my attention...tidbit got me laughing, those people are fucking ridiculous
Well, that headline sure caught my attention...tidbit got me laughing, those people are fucking ridiculous
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9:07PM on 11/11/2008
Wow this is SO f*cking stupid... i mean jesus christ if i lived anywhere near that place, i'd be so damn embarrassed... i mean i'd probably kill myself (wink)
Wow this is SO f*cking stupid... i mean jesus christ if i lived anywhere near that place, i'd be so damn embarrassed... i mean i'd probably kill myself (wink)
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8:40PM on 11/11/2008

oops

accidental double post
accidental double post
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8:39PM on 11/11/2008

I'M PALM-FACED!

And you should be too!
And you should be too!
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8:38PM on 11/11/2008

HAHAHAHAHAHA

Batman, Turkey is located by the Batman River, near the banks of Robin and northeast of Kal-El. Hey, maybe this lawsuit does have merit...

^Best tidbit ever. Fucking Turks...
Batman, Turkey is located by the Batman River, near the banks of Robin and northeast of Kal-El. Hey, maybe this lawsuit does have merit...

^Best tidbit ever. Fucking Turks...
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