That’s the money raised for charity by Matthew Inman, better known as the Oatmeal, the Seattle-based webcomic artist who tapped the power of the Internet to fight a suit brought by a lawyer for a site called FunnyJunk.
Inman responded to the original threat of litigation by launching a campaign to raise $20,000 for charity instead — the same amount that the lawyer demanded to settle some strange allegations that Inman made false statements about FunnyJunk illegally hosting his cartoons.
Thanks to the Oatmeal’s giant following, the campaign ended up raising more than 10 times that amount for the National Wildlife Foundation and the American Cancer Society.
The lawsuit was dropped last week. In a post yesterday, Inman followed through on his promise to take a picture of the money and send a photo of it to the lawyer, along with a depiction of the lawyer’s mom getting friendly with a bear.
Great comment from one of Inman’s readers: “You have beaten the internet… that was the last level.”