covering their intergalactic bases

I know I never talk much about my religion here, and I’m not really sure I want to change that yet, but I did want to share this funny little tidbit from today…

I was just getting online to create a profile for myself (which, to be honest, I’m not completely on board with yet, but I’ve decided to do it anyway because, hey, it can’t hurt).

So I got online, was clicking through, and I skimmed across an interesting line in the Content Submission Agreement. I did a double take.

Additionally, you hereby grant to Intellectual Reserve, Inc. a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable license to use your Submission throughout the universe in perpetuity

Wow, really? Who knew you could find comedy in a user agreement? Maybe it was because I was reading it with religion on the mind, but I felt… I don’t know… flattered (?) that the Church might want to use my submission in other worlds and worlds to come, throughout all perpetuity, forever and ever amen. I mean wow, right? ;)

But then I did a quick Google search of the phrase “throughout the universe in perpetuity” and found that it’s a phrase being used with increasing frequency in modern media contracts. A Wall Street Journal article calls it “lawyerese going galactic,” and if you want more of a laugh along these lines, check out this blogger‘s proposed phrase that would cover lawyers’ contractual butts even more. …You know, just in case there’s some parallel universe somewhere with a media outlet just waiting to be tapped…

In any and all media, now known or hereafter devised, throughout this and any other universes, whether known, unknown, parallel, intersecting, obtuse or otherwise, throughout space, time and all other dimensions, whether now known or hitherto discovered, in perpetuity, or longer, as the case may be.


Alright, back to making my profile. Wish me luck gettin’ famous in this world and the next.

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One Response to “covering their intergalactic bases”

  1. Becky

    Haha! That’s awesome!

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