FAIL Blog to Guinness Book: Welcome teh internets. Please RTFM.

Last week, FAIL blog pointed out that there was a world record for “Most Individuals Killed In A Terrorist Act” occupied by 9/11.

What’s more, this record had a page that encouraged someone to “break this record.” *facepalm* So FAIL blog made a fail out of it, and Guinness World Records Limited got their panties all in a twist. GWRL sent the standard “blogger, stand down” e-mail, to which FAIL blog responded with some epic win. The removed the pic- sort of- but in a way that ensures the outcome is way less desireable for GWRL, and guarantees more people will know a) that it happened and b) that GWRL are “douchebaggy cyber-bullies.”

Well played, FAIL blog. Full text (and pic) of the anti-apology:

Dear Sir/Madam,

Thanks for writing us an email regarding the “Record Breaking Fail”. Unfortunately, douchebaggy cyber-bullying emails will only bring upon you more shame on your house. I am also resisting the urge to write this email in ALL CAPS.

I believe it is the duty of FAIL Blog(TM) to call out organizations when they encourage the public to do such things as “Break the record” for the “Most Individuals Killed In A Terrorist Act”. We firmly believe that our publication of your fail is protected under the concepts of fair use, commentary and non-trademark use. Please RTFM and we welcome you to teh interwebs.

Since we at FAIL Blog(TM) don’t have a legal defense department, we have complied with your request to remove the trademarked term and logo from the original image. We have used the “naughty bits filter” on the image to secure your naughty, naughty, trademark assertions. However, we have posted your email so that our audience can see why we had to remove the name of the failer from the image. I hope that this is the outcome you have expected as now NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW THAT GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LIMITED HAS FAILED.

The full legal response can be read here:


Hee, hee.


[Source: FAIL blog]