Judith Griggs: The Google Is Our Friend, Not Hers

Here at the hot pink palace of Bitchery, fuckwittery does not ever go unrewarded. With the jaw-dropping hubris of Cook’s Source editor Judith Griggs’ assertions that Godecookery author Monica should feel pleased that Cook’s Source plagiarized her and should think about compensating them for editing her original article, it’s time for some hot steaming Google bombing.

I propose the following redefinition of Judith Griggs’ name:

Judith Griggs

griggs

Function: verb

Inflected Form(s): griggs’d 

Pronunciation: gr i gz

1. To use content on the web without permission, then request payment from original author for rewrites and editing.
2. To remain ignorant of plagiarism, ethics, copyright, and asshat behavior.

Etymology: From Cook’s Source editor Judith Griggs’ use of Monica’s article from GodeCookery without attribution or permission, and from Griggs’ subsequent rejection and ridicule of Monica’s request for compensation.

Example of usage: “Why’d you get an F on that essay?”
“I griggs’d the professor’s doctoral thesis from her website, and I even cleaned it up for her and told her she should give me an A, but she failed me anyway.”

Alternate usage: “For tomorrow’s deadline, I’m going to griggs some article from LiveJournal but edit it to remove the humor and interestingness.”

Now, to Google Bomb, you follow these very simple steps to help popularize the new definition.

First, I created this page for the definition “griggs”. LINK TO THIS URL:

http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/judithgriggs with “Judith Griggs” as the anchor text. The link should look like this:

Judith Griggs

This is friendly and effective Google-bombing. The more people that create a link to that page, the higher up in the search results the new definition will appear. See: Bill Napoli.

Any questions, please send them over or list them in the comments.

And if you decide to use and republish this article for profit, please know that I will come down on your ass like a cloud of raging grackle birds. The internet may be for porn and pictures of cats, but it is not public domain. Plagiarism sucks.

ETA: As of 8:10 am EDT on 5 November: our definition is #1. Nice job! You all rock. image

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    Elaine R says:

    I posted it on my LiveJournal and told them to pass it on!

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    Lisa Hendrix says:

    I’m out in public and not willing to log into my blog from here, but as soon as I get home, I’m giving the lovely Judith Griggs a shout out.

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    Margot Gentry says:

    I helped!  :) Put my blog to good use, finally.  Also, my def. isn’t as cool looking as yours. :

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    Doris M says:

    Posted it on my blog :)

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    Nan says:

    You’re already number 3! I feel kind of bad for the Australian motorsports lawyer, though.

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    James says:

    It’s currently the #2 hit on Google.  It’s worth noting, though, that the #1 hit is for a different person who seems to be a lawyer involved in Formula 1 racing in Australia.

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    Kiersten says:

    Someone please educate me on how to make “Judith Griggs’ a link in tweetdeck. I’m not finding the magic button.

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    you can just tweet it like you would anything Kiersten. Just paste the link in and add a comment if you like. I’m @jeffekennedy if you want to just RT mine, too.

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    Kiersten says:

    Got it. Thanks!

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    Lynne P says:

    Contributed. It looks like it’s #2 right now.

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    Arhylda says:

    I know Monica, and she is a wonderful sweet person who totally does not deserve to be messed with. And is totally dangerous to mess with! So yes, ‘Judith Griggs’ is linked on my Live Journal as well. Thank you to all of the Smart Bitches out there.

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    Peyton says:

    Dear Ms Griggs,

    Taking an article on historical food and “correcting” the spelling of words directly quoted from medieval sources in the original vernacular =/= editing.

    Regards,
    The SCA

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    Posted on my blog, so my Romanian readers would know what a bitch Griggs is.

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    joane says:

    I put the link on my facebook page but I wish it had an asshat picture too.

    (I’m so stealing “come down on your ass like a cloud of raging grackle birds”)

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    AngP says:

    It’s up to #2 on Google. :)

    another25:  Another 25 links should it get it to #1

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    ironlesbian2 says:

    I will tweet it when I get home from chemo as I have virtually no idea how to tweet it from the iPad.

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    Noelinya says:

    This story is in all Google’s results when you search “cooks source”. And on their page on Facebook there are a lot of messages about this too.

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    Noelinya says:

    Oops, forgot to tel cookssource.com seems to be down

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    What a despicable, loathsome bag of hot air she is!  (I was going to call her a bitch, but that would be an insult to the fine ladies at Smart Bitches Trashy Books.) Saw the story passed along by Julie Leto on Facebook, so I passed it along, too.  Thanks for fighting the good fight against plagiarism.

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    Bitter D says:

    I love it when we use the power of the internet for good!

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    Rose says:

    Number 1 when I searched! That was fast…

    college21: Jdith Griggs certainly wouldn’t have made it through 21 days of college if she’s tried this sort of stunt as a student.

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    Rose says:

    Great, I had a typo when I spelled Judith Griggs. Well, I guess she can try to charge me for editing if she sees this.

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    Arlene says:

    This has already been written up on the Washington Post.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fasterforward/2010/11/cooks_source_masters_new_recip.html

    spamword: voice26
    I bet Judith has heard her inner voice 26 times or more saying “What the hell was I thinking?!”

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    Lizabeth S. Tucker says:

    Gotta love this!  When I tried to bring the website up, I got this message (right after a 403 – Forbidden error message):

    Sorry, services are temporarily unavailable.
    Intuit Websites services have been temporarily interrupted. We would like to assure you that we are making every effort to restore service as quickly as possible. We know how much this inconveniences you and very much appreciate your patience.

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    dreadpiraterachel says:

    Griggs has a Twitter account created four hours ago: http://twitter.com/JudithGriggs

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    Sharon says:

    LA Times has picked up the story as well.

    I feel bad for this silly woman, but only up to a point.  To have done something so stupid unwittingly for so long would be bad enough, but the arrogance and condescension are really what ticked people off and set off this avalanche of retaliation. 

    A little humility goes a long way…

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