Charles Carreon’s latest cyberspace shenanigans is akin to calling the kettle black. Let’s face it. Carreon has essentially declared war on the web without coming clean on his own bizarre networking strategies. Indeed in the past, Carreon has resorted to using extreme “shock humor” to convey his own twisted view of current affairs!
For those who live with their heads in the sand and not yet aware of the growing global Oatmeal saga, here is the latest scoop, complete with links. On Friday, June 15, 2012, Attorney Charles Carreon passed from his prior “mundane short-term internet notoriety into a sort of legal cartoon-supervillainy.” Indeed, he transcended typical internet infamy when he filed a federal lawsuit in the US District Court for the Northern District of California in Oakland. Carreon’s lawsuit is considered legendary. His legacy ensured the moment he filed the lawsuit against Matthew Inman, proprietor of The Oatmeal, and IndieGoGo Inc., the company that hosted Inman's ridiculously effective fundraiser for the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society.
Need more Yet.. where do you live! Some previous coverage of Charles Carreon's bizarre and contemptible behavior on behalf of his client, FunnyJunk can be found on Popehat, Part I, Part II, and Part III!
Charles Carreon’s server is hosted at the Level 3 Data Center in Gilbert Arizona (Cox nameservers, ip 184.108.40.206) and shows 46 domains pointing at numerous websites including CharlesCarreon.com, the Ralph Nader Library, and the Ashland Free Press. Ironically, Carreon’s domains direct potential audiences to ethicslawyers.com and freespeechlawyer.com.
But free speech and ethics advocate, Carreon is not. And neither is Carreon a victim. Indeed, if contrived dehumanizing is the name of the game, then audiences of american-buddha.com, the website run by Carreon and his wife have come to expect Carreon to regularly indulge in his own idealized version of creative art. Over the years, Carreon’s antics have included a series of poorly photoshopped cartoons depicting George W Bush and Condoleeza Rice having sex, among other equally contrived online activities.
One of Carreon’s accusations allege that Oatmeal instigated his legions of followers to conduct a cyber war against Carreon’s law site (Editor’s note: Carreon never alleged, he stated this publicly on his website which appears to have disappeared but the web never forgets!) even though Carreon himself invites users to interact on the site:
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This is why Carreon’s law suit is so out of character. As a lawyer, Carreon knows firsthand the rules of free speech and what is fair game. In a recent interview with Nick Nafpllotis, Carreon wants potential audiences (and clients) to believe that serving justice and freedom of speech are his primary motivations. Yet in the same interview, Carreon makes inflamatory comments like “This is like a man with his dick in a hornets' nest throwing his balls in it.” (presumably referring to Matt Inman @ Oatmeal)
Carreon might do well reading a post from Maria’s blog (another domain hosted on Carreon’s own server). That is:
The coverage of Charlie Sheen’s antics has been over-the-top, to say the least. No one can sit around beating the same story like a drum circle the way the American media can. We are the best in the world when it comes to exploiting petty drama and relishing the lurid details of other peoples’ lives for pure schadenfreude. And no one, really, no one, can get on the internet and spew vitriol and ignorance the way Americans can. Jesus. It’s embarrassing. You want the freedom to express your opinion, and everyone loves the comment feature available on so many sites these days, but it’s practically impossible to read anything on the internet that hasn’t been commented upon by truly insane people. I mean that. Truly insane. Insane or ignorant. Sometimes it’s hard to tell which...
Carreon has filed suit. That's action. And it calls for action in return. So act.
Now just what is Charlie Sheen up to these days anyway?