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Nintendo Seeks To Trademark Ice Cube Lyrics

This is automatically today's weirdest story, I don't care what else happens today.

CNN is reporting that Nintendo has filed a request with the Patent and Trademark office to protect the phrase "It's on like Donkey Kong."

This also happens to be the first line in the Ice Cube track, "Now I Gotta Wet 'Cha." The request seems pretty well-timed to be used in ads supporting the upcoming release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, and at this point I'll only be satisfied if the song is used in the ads or if Cube appears in the advertising for the game. Anything less is a missed opportunity on the grandest scale!
  
  
While I'm making demands, Call of Duty: Black Ops players are now encouraged to force the following exchange whenever shooting another player. 

"You won, G!"

"Won what?"

"The wet T-shirt contest, motherfucker!"

*BLAT BLAT BLAT BLAT*

Please act accordingly (and feel free to occasionally shout "don't go to court in Torrance" while playing any Phoenix Wright game). Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by InfamousBIG
@Tuffgong said:
" Nintendo and Ice Cube in the same article is something I didn't expect so good day so far. "
...you're telling me no AK's?
Posted by BaconGames

Always a good thing to be droppin' dope hip-hop on these kids.
 
Proof positive you can genuinely appreciate Ice Cube.

Posted by SeriouslyNow

Silly Nintendo.  20 years late and they ignore the fact that his song raised their profile.  They should be paying him!  Counter sue them Ice.

Posted by Hailinel

If Apple can trademark "There's an app for that," then there's no reason that Nintendo can't trademark this.

Posted by ObiKwiet
@Kyle said:
" Where does the Drift King fit in to all of this? "
That is exactly what I was thinking.
Posted by afrofools
@SeriouslyNow said:
" Silly Nintendo.  20 years late and they ignore the fact that his song raised their profile.  They should be paying him!  Counter sue them Ice. "
Ice them bitches.
Posted by SeriouslyNow
@Hailinel said:
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If Apple can trademark "There's an app for that," then there's no reason that Nintendo can't trademark this.

"
Apple and trademark law is an interesting mix.  They don't even really legally own their name and they aren't really allowed to legally trade in music. You should look up the history of the SOSUMI sound file.  It makes for interesting reading.
Posted by Radar

Nintendo's gonna have to use their AK

Posted by Box3ru13

This is easily one of the best articles I've come across in a long time. 

Posted by MetalGearSunny

What the fuck!?

Posted by rjayb89

Today was a weird day.

Posted by pfasshauer

seriously nintendo.  

Posted by fox01313

Just saw on kotaku that they did trademark the phrase for an email marketing thing. I just feel sad for Nintendo that after all this time they can't just develop another catch phrase used from the few other DK games (a franchise I felt that Nintendo has ignored a lot of the time over other silent protagonists in other games).