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Jonathan Coulton Is Taking Revenge on 'Glee' by Beating Them on the Charts

After the show Glee ripped off the arrangement and melody for Jonathan Coulton's cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" and refused to credit or pay him in any way, Coulton has taken to the internet to release a cover of Glee's cover of his cover. Titled "Baby Got Back (In the Style of Glee)" and complete with a photo of him making the "L for loser" gesture used in Glee's marketing, Jonathan Coulton has released the song on iTunes, Google Play, and AmazonMP3. The single is tearing up the iTunes charts, currently at #95, higher than any song from Glee is right [...]

John Hodgman the Deranged Millionaire Celebrates His Upcoming Book

Hey, I have a ferret skeleton room too! Granted it also doubles as my bedroom, but you wouldn't be wrong if you called it that either! John Hodgman's new book That Is All will be released November 1, giving you over a year to read it before the End Times begin, and about a week for Hodgman to successfully make his way out of his grotesquely opulent mansion. I'm very interested in the void where he keeps Justin Long, but truly, only a deranged millionaire would keep Dick Cavett waiting around with only a belly full of chips.

Fox Doesn't Care that 'Glee' Ripped Off Jonathan Coulton's Cover Song

Last week, a new song from the TV show Glee was released online, an acoustic cover version of Sir-Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" that used the same melody, arrangement, and even some new lyrics from musician/comedian/internet superstar Jonathan Coulton's 2005 cover of "Baby Got Back" without paying or crediting Coulton and without his permission. Coulton took to the internet about the plagiarism and a ton of people came out in support of him over the blatant theft of material. The episode with the song in it aired last night, and Jonathan Coulton has an update on the situation after talking to the folks at Fox (via his [...]

Did 'Glee' Plagiarize Jonathan Coulton's Cover of "Baby Got Back?"

Here's a cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" from the Fox show Glee, set to air on next week's episode. Jonathan Coulton recorded a cover of the song with the same arrangement and melody back in 2005 and took to Twitter today to shed some light on the alleged plagiarism. Coulton says he was never contacted by the Glee folks about using his arrangement, and it's pretty obvious that they're ripping him off because the Glee version includes the line "Johnny C's in trouble," which is only in his version because it's his name. Hit the jump for Coulton's original track so you can decide for yourself: