Lesson #125,343,654 of the web: Hosting remotely isn’t a good idea
Sometimes, we web people can do some really funny pranks. This one’s an ingenious, instant classic.
However, whoever decided to use this template didn’t realize that the images were hosted on the template’s server, and didn’t bother to replace it with their own image on their own McCain server. Pissed off by a) the extra bandwidth and b) the lack of payment, the template’s creator, Mike Davidson (also the founder and CEO of Newsvine) swapped out the original image with a fake image (created by TechCrunch, but hosted on my own sever, thanks to this lesson):
Lesson: not only is hosting images remotely extremely rude, but it has some consequences when people get a little creative.