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Twitch streamer explains why he trademarked the word “malding”

Published: 12/Dec/2019 5:01

by Andrew Amos

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VRChat streamer Joey ‘Nagzz21’ Bagels has filed a trademark application in the United States for the word “malding” as a joke, leaving people confused as to why.

The word “malding” has found a place in the internet’s vocalbulary, mashing together the words “mad” and “bald” to describe someone who is particularly angry. 

The word rose to prominence after Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors’ Twitch chat used it constantly to describe the streamer, before it caught on in other circles’ lexicon.

However, one Twitch streamer has tried to lay claim to the word, going as far to trademark it in America to keep an ongoing joke running.

Blizzard EntertainmentThe “malding” meme started in Forsen’s Twitch chat.

Nagzz21 submitted a trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the word Malding on December 4 as a “service for entertainment services, namely, providing online video games.”

He also bought the domain malding.com for a cool $3,300, using the website to host a short video directed at fellow VRChat streamer Rob ‘Roflgator’ Malecki.

“I consulted with a lawyer, and I got the word “malding” trademarked, Malding™,” he said. “It’s trademarked by Nagzz21 LLC, that’s my business, so when you are using malding on your streams and stuff with your chat, that’s trademark infringement, and that’s bad.”

Nagzz then broke into some free-style rap, dissing Roflgator for photoshopping Nagzz’s face onto the heads of people “malding.”

“You’re the big headed guy with the receding hairline,” he pumped out. “The courts will give me your channel, I’ll call it Nagzz22.”

The website wasn’t kept under wraps for long, with Roflgator being prompted by his chat to give the wonderful domain a visit. The VRChat streamer was shocked, laughing at Nagzz’s claim to the popular term.

“Shut up,” he said, holding back laughter. “What the f**k, he paid $3,000 for this domain?” He was also entertained by the diss track, laughing as Nagzz fired off bar after bar of insults.

While some people thought that trademarking the word and creating a website to do so was a bit over the top, Nagzz explained that it was all an inside joke.

“This was an inside joke between two friends and communities,” he said. “I don’t intend to stop anyone from using malding. This was all in good fun between two friends and blew up on Reddit.”

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”