I've Been Pirated!

Monday, April 25, 2011
That’s right folks, in what I can only assume is a terrible movie adaptation of what I thought was a very decent book, “sexy time” has made its screen debut. The movie is Eat, Pray, Love, and the scene is in the Love portion of the book, when the heroine is visiting the medicine lady to treat her bladder infection.

Paraphrased the lady says, “This is common when you have no sex and then lots of sexy time.” Paraphrased, of course, because I'm not going to rent the movie just to correctly quote my STOLEN phrase! And I don’t have to hear it myself, when I have friends who will bring it to my attention because they know that phrase is mine!

Thieves! I feel like I finally understand Paris Hilton’s frustration. On the one hand it is ridiculous to copyright sayings. On the other, I think I deserve some credit for spreading the use of my phrase such that it made it into a movie script!

At least it was used correctly.


bethettema said...

Hmmmmmm... I think Dinosaur Comics pirated you too.





bethettema said...

Or do you not have a copyright on the plural? ;)

TQ said...

I thought you were joking about "sexy time" being an original saying. Sacha Baron Cohen has been saying it through Borat since at least 2003.


(regardless, keep up the good blogging)

Dater at Large said...

I assure you, dear readers, that I don't think I'm the first or only person/place/thing to use the phrase sexy time, as your well referenced examples clearly prove.

My personal usage of the phrase, however, is original. I didn't copy it from anywhere (especially not from Sacha Baron Cohen), which for all intensive purposes makes it mine. That's what drives my unfounded (and overstated) outrage at it being used elsewhere.

PS - aren't you guys supposed to be on MY side? :p

Nicole said...

It takes on a TOTALLY different meaning when said with a Kazakh accent!

bethettema said...

Of COURSE I am on your side. You and T-Rex are BOTH awesome. :)

jo said...

i read the book but didn't watch the movie and i'm struggling to remember if those were the exact words?

Lindsey said...

I think royalties are definitely in order!!

Dater at Large said...

It never fails to amuse me as to which posts incite comments...

jo, it's not in the book - only the movie adaptation.

Thanks Lindsey and Beth! I will of course share them with you both.