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This letter from a lawyer representing The Doobie Brothers to Bill Murray Golf is pretty spectacular:  

Written in words that a layman can understand.  Funny stuff.

Hahahahaha. This is gold. Thanks for sharing.

Forgot about the Garfield movies, this is painful now that they brought them back up. 

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And Bill Murray’s attorneys have responded in kind:

 

Dear Mr. Paterno,

Our firm represents W.M. Golf, Inc., d/b/a “William Murray Golf”. First, I would like to compliment you on finding levity in the law at a time when the world and this country certainly could use a laugh. Your client’s demand was able to cut through the noise of the news cycle and remind us how much we all miss live music these days.

We would also like to confirm that both our firm, and the good folks at William Murray Golf, are indeed fans of the Doobie Brothers’ music, which is why we appreciate your firm’s choice of “Takin’ It To The Streets”, rather than to the courts, which are already overburdened “Minute By Minute” with real problems.

I am sure that Howard King of your firm, who argued that the song “Blurred Lines” (Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I.) did not infringe on Marvin Gaye’s composition “Got To Give It Up”, would agree that your client was not harmed under these circumstances.

All that to say, your negative comments about their fashionableness are especially disconcerting to all of us — especially considering 75% of my wardrobe consists of William Murray polos, shorts and pants. Color me biased, but the consensus on this side of the table is that Bill and the brothers have some of the most clever and creative lifestyle wear available.

In the immortal words of Mr. Murray — the more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything… so let’s pour one up and unwind with a listen of the recently-released “Quadio” box set and plan to cross paths at a Doobie Brothers’ 50th anniversary show in 2021 when some level of normalcy resumes.

As your client so aptly stated in this classic song in question, “What the people need is a way to make them smile” — which both Bill and the Doobies have been doing for decades, as world-class entertainers.

Please provide us with the shirt size for yourself, Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, Michael McDonald, and John McFee, along with which of our client’s shirts you find the least offensive, and we will happily upgrade your wardrobes and hopefully win each of you over as new fans of the brand.

At least that’s “what this fool believes”.

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3 hours ago, Jack Pearsall said:

 

Maybe in Chicago they like looking like idiots? The shirts and shorts are definitely fugly X10.

Hell, da Bears even named Trubiski their starting QB even after his past few years? 

Talk about living in denial.

JP I'm an unabashed fan.  If you ever find yourself in the Houston area hit me up.  The drinks are on him.  I mean me.

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First paragraph of the original letter was good. After that I thought the rest was just written with the letter getting to the public domain in mind, and insulting the clothes was kind of snarky - guy was enjoying the idea of himself getting some attention way too much. 
 

Response was interesting and amusing. I guess they’ll stop and nobody will get sued and the fashion and music worlds will be back in balance. 
 

More interesting is why Led Zeppelin winning the latest and last in the long running Stairway to Heaven battle wasn’t more widely reported!

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