The GPF site will be undergoing maintenance this weekend (most likely Sunday, April 2nd) that may render some parts of the site inaccessible. Individual pages may "break", fail to render properly, or generate errors as we perform a series of upgrades. Ideally, the process should not take more than an hour if we don't encounter any major problems. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

General Protection Fault: GPF Comics Archive

First Comic Previous Comic Next Comic Latest Comic Sunday, January 9, 2005

[Comic for Sunday, January 9, 2005]


Nicole: Okay, okay...maybe I'm a sucker for hopeless causes. But I STILL feel like a chihuahua defending a mouse from a tiger.
Fred: You remind me more of a pomeranian...

Nicole: Sigh...But that STILL doesn't solidify our defense. We have to clearly establish that your statements in these forum logs are NOT libelous defamatory remarks.
[[Nicole holds up a stack of forum transcriptions]]
Fred: Sounds simple enough.

Nicole: [[Looking over the transcriptions]] First of all, some of this is obviously hyperbole. I think it's safe to say it's physically impossible for Trent to... um, do what you said here.
Fred: Well, his nose IS pretty long.

Nicole: Second, most of this can easily be dismissed as opinion. Criticism, be it fair or not, is NOT defamation.
Fred: [[Reading from transcriptions]] Huh. I thought it was a well known FACT he buys hair gel by the tanker truck...

Nicole: But there are several statements you express as facts, and since this was a public blog, you can't claim absolute or qualified privilege. Can you prove these facts are true?
[[Nicole holds up the transcriptions for Fred to see]]
Fred: Absolutely.

Nicole: "'Brent' is a homicidal maniac, whose bloodlust is as insatiable as the appetite of his ego"?
[[Fred waves protoplasmic fists]]

First Comic Previous Comic Next Comic Latest Comic