The Oatmeal http://www.kplu.org en How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity http://www.kplu.org/post/how-lawsuit-over-oatmeal-jokes-turned-211000-charity <p>In a lawsuit centered on rude internet humor, accusations of copyright violations and a counter claim of defamation, some undeniable good has occurred:&nbsp; Two national charities will split more than $211,000.</p><p>That&#39;s the amount Matthew &quot;Oatmeal&quot; Inman raised from fans of his <a href="http://theoatmeal.com/">Seattle-based comic website </a>in an in-your-face game of one-upmanship against the lawyer of the collector website FunnyJunk accused of stealing his work.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:13:39 +0000 Jake Ellison & Evan Hoover 5562 at http://www.kplu.org How a lawsuit over 'Oatmeal' jokes turned into $211,000 for charity