Friday, March 10, 2006

There is NO apostrophe in HELLS ANGELS

So today I received an email notice from CNN about a motorcycle related story -- I'm signed up to receive notices like that.

Whoever the illustrious journalist was that wrote this story overlooked one key element -- there is NO apostrophe in the name "Hells Angels".

For some reason, people are hell bent on putting an apostrophe in there and there is no quicker way to piss off an HA'er -- aside from shooting their dog dead which was the CNN biker story of the day a couple weeks ago -- than to place incorrect punctuation into their name.

So what was the catalyst for this story? It seems the Hells Angels are taking on Disney.

NEW YORK ( - The Hell's Angels Motorcycle Corp. is suing a division of Walt Disney, Buena Vista Motion Pictures and a film production company for infringing on its trademark in the development and production of "Wild Hogs," a comedy about middle-aged bikers.

The motorcycle club says in the suit that it never approved Walt Disney Motion Picture Group's use of its trademark, and that the film studio has repeatedly exploited the Hell's Angels name as well as its trademark design featuring a helmeted, horned and feathered skull while publicizing the "Wild Hogs" movie.

Disney and Tollin/Robbins Productions have repeatedly referred to "Wild Hogs" as a movie about a "group of middle-aged wannabe bikers look(ing) for adventure out on the open road, where they soon encounter a chapter of the Hell's Angels," according to the suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

"We believe the suit is without merit," Disney spokesman David Caouette said.

Tim Allen, John Travolta and Martin Lawrence are slated to star in the film, which is expected to start production in late spring.

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