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Stop SOPA: Protect Your Online Rights!

Stop SOPA: Protect Your Online Rights!

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House, and is moving quickly through Congress. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the internet, in the name of protecting “creativity.” The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites; they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.” The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year. That’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

PROTECT-IP/SOPA Breaks The Internet

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Williamsburg Hair Man: “Gawker” Exposed as a Vile, Venomous Pit

Williamsburg Hair Man: “Gawker” Exposed as a Vile, Venomous Pit

Williamsburg Hair Man is a three-minute short film by Zach Timm and Matt Rivera, which on one level deals with how Chris Lancaster managed to grapple with his unwelcome notoriety, suddenly thrust upon him by coverage in the slimy New York City gossip blog, Gawker.  On a perhaps deeper level, the film is an example of the vile nature of Gawker’s narcissistic staff writers and commenters, who fashion themselves as modern counter-cultural activists.  But in fact they’re just a bottomless bucket of filth, who spend most of their time finding great satisfaction in degrading celebrities and politicians, and also taking immense pleasure in extending their painfully humiliating pronouncements to unsuspecting city residents, such as Brooklyn’s Mr. Lancaster.  And when finished with that, Gawker’s poseur writers fall back upon their compulsively gay fascinations with penises and then relaxations for the night with doobies, some blow and many drinks.

The Williamsburg Hair: A Sobering Look at Gawker Snarks

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This Way Up: A Black-Comic Tale of the Wonder and Pointlessness of Human Life

This Way Up: A Black-Comic Tale of the Wonder and Pointlessness of Human Life

This Way Up, directed by Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith, was a 2009 Academy-Award Nominee for Best Animated Short Film. It played at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, and has received more than eight awards at film festivals throughout the world. This computer-animated short is a macabre, black-comic film that follows a pair of strange, top-hatted undertakers who had suffered a terrible catastrophe when a huge falling boulder flattened their hearse. A seemingly unending series of hazards confronts the undertakers as they make their way across the countryside with just a coffin for company.

The odd-couple is compelled to get the coffin and its dearly departed contents into a hallowed burial ground, even if that means combating a lethal chain reaction of dangers, while enduring their own epic voyage to the gates of hell and back again. This Way Up reveals more of both the wonder and the pointlessness of human life than most full-length feature films.

This Way Up: A Black-Comic Tale of the Wonder and Pointlessness of Human Life

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KClick, Oops…Click Here: Free Surprise Eye Candy Thingees for Bright-Eyed Curious Pples

KClick Ooops…Click Right Here: Free Surprise Eye Candy Thingees for Bright-Eyed Curious Pples

(Yep! Click Right Up There!)

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Barack Obama: American Stories, American Solutions

Barack Obama: American Stories, American Solutions

Barack Obama: American Stories, American Solutions

Later Tonight: Pres. Clinton Campaigned with Obama in Florida

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The Sticky Note Follies: A Little Office Romance

The Sticky Note Follies: A Little Office Romance

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