Blacken the Cursed Sun

…and by “sun” I mean Internet. Sorry—the irony of co-opting Crazy Uncle Randy’s lyrics for this purpose tickled me in a way that was just too good to pass up.

In all seriousness though, we may be a few days late but honestly? I personally didn’t even know about all this craziness until Monday. If anything, that’s a testament to how effective the Blackout was in making its point. It caused a noticeable disruption in my life. And if SOPA or PIPA pass, it will do the same to you.

That’s why we here at The SIDESHOW Podcast are in full support of a free and open Internet. And it’s why you should be to. Educate yourself with the wealth of information below and then get in touch with your Congressperson, either by email or phone. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy the more visceral experience calling the power hungry, greedy morons your fellow Americans elected and telling them off by phone. It’s way more metal.

-R(j)

The More You Know (more copyright infringement!):

http://www.metalsucks.net/2012/01/18/todays-internet-blackout-wikipedia-google-wordpress-reddit-and-more-protest-sopapipa/
https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#/!/response/combating-online-piracy-while-protecting-open-and-innovative-internet
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/01/how-pipa-and-sopa-violate-white-house-principles-supporting-free-speech
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57360665-503544/sopa-pipa-what-you-need-to-know/
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/sopa-pipa/
http://theoatmeal.com/blog/sopa_results

How to contact your resident representative jackass:

http://americancensorship.org/infographic.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CongressLookup?zip=11103
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

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