Well that SOPA thing is creating quite the online pantie bunch.
Beginning at 12:00 A.M US Eastern Time on Wednesday, January 18 (that would be tonight you morons who don’t realize the day changes at midnight) sites like Wiki, Reddit, and a few others are going to go “dark” to protest against SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (the Protect Intellectual Property ACT).
“This is going to be wow. I hope Wikipedia will melt phone systems in Washington on Wednesday. Tell everyone you know,” tweeted Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales
Listen Jimmy I understand taking your site dark, totally do. Pretty awesome way to protest something you support if you ask me. Hell if I actually gave a shit I would even shut down Winky for 24 hours but not many people would actually even notice. (Fuck, maybe that’s a good way to get press. Maybe I’ll put out a press release today saying “Popular blog WinkyFace.com is joining the Anti-SOPA blackout”)
But the fuckin’ arrogance “this is going to be wow”?!?!?! Seriously? The world is going to be perfectly fine without Wiki for 24 hours. Personally I think once a month the WHOLE fuckin internet SHOULD shut down for 24 hours. It might help people who feel “they can’t survive” without their little Twitter, Facebook, Wiki, etc realize that the internet is a tool. A VERY useful tool but if you take it away the majority of people are going to be OK. Fuck they maybe even enjoy getting outside for a bit, sleeping like a normal person, reading a fuckin’ book, watching some TV, taking the family to a movie or whatever. But Jummy, get the fuck over yourself you arrogant little fuck.
Know what’s going to happen. People who know about this are going to go to Wiki (if they forget) and say “Oh yeah Wiki is down for 24 hours, oh well, I’ll come back later”. People who don’t know and are confused are going to be like “What the fuck, why is Wiki down” and someone will tell them and they will say “Oh, well that sucks, I guess I’ll just wait till tomorrow”. That’s about it. There is your “WOW factor”. Pretty intense huh?
Same goes for Reddit. It sucks if you are a fan of these sites and other popular sites which will be going dark but it’s not the end of the world. It’s a slight annoyance. That’s about it.
Now don’t sit there saying “But Aaron it’s the point, what if this bill passes and Wiki goes dark forever”. Ok, your point is?? Listen, my life was FINE before Wiki and will be fine AFTER Wiki. My life was fine BEFORE the internet and would be FINE after the internet. See unlike this current generation of bitchy little hipster pussies, we got by without the internet for a LONG fuckin’ time! Granted it would suck if the internet ever goes dark or gets hit with massive blackouts and censorship but it’s not the end of the fuckin world. Maybe, just maybe we need to pull back a little and realize that if we are relying on something so heavily in our daily life that there may be other issues. If you think you “could never live without the internet” maybe you need to reevaluate your life.
See there are things I CAN’T live without. Food, shelter, clothing, medicines and that’s about it. Everything else is a luxury. Cell phones, email, the internet, TV, radio, transportation, coffee, smokes, music, entertainment, and so on are great and make life pretty awesome but life will go on without those. They are NOT NEEDED for the survival of the human species. I think we are being a little over dramatic here. Just a bit.
Of course the more I read and research this whole SOPA thing I agree it sucks. Gives too much power to the wrong people, doesn’t get to the root of the problem and is a poorly written bill.
But if you REALLY want to make a stink about it, get Twitter, Facebook and Google to join you in going dark. And fuck the 24hours. Do it for a week, two weeks, how about a WHOLE month. The only problem is you risk people saying to themselves “Holy shit, I got so much stuff done this week now that these services are down I really don’t NEED to focus on Facebook so much during my normal day, it really is amazing how much of my life I have waisted just surfing away killing time doing basically nothing”. I’m telling you, this is why Twitter, Google and FB haven’t joined in this crusade. WAY too much money at risk.
Enjoy the blackout, and don’t worry as soon as Thursday get’s here, you’ll start feeling better, you’ll remember you don’t even believe in any of this fake crap, you’re in control of your own life. Remember. Have a cookie. I promise by the time you’re done with it, you’ll feel right as rain.
Wow, that’s quite the stance you’re taking there Google. Others shut down and you do what? A black box. Does anyone even notice when Google fucks with their logo anymore? If it’s Pac-Man, it’s snowing, if the letters are made out of bushes, or whatever silly thing they do with the logo anymore? Or do we just look at the search box, type what we want and move on. I think most of us didn’t even notice the black box today. Let along understand the meaning behind it. We are so programmed to ignore that damn Google logo it’s actually pretty stupid to make a “stance” with the logo you so often screw with.
Really does anyone else find this really silly. (well we know the guy from Twitter does) but seriously “we are going to “kinda” take a stance by making a cool little censored bar, but we can’t shut down for 24 hours because we would lose a sh!t ton of money!!”.
Really this whole blackout thing is pretty damn pointless.