Today, several major Web sites, including Wikipedia, Wired.com, and Google, are blacking out their content (or at least some of it) as part of a protest against the proposed SOPA bill. For all of you who’ve been living under a rock without internet connectivity for the past few weeks, SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act aka the No More Fun On The Internet Act aka a Bunch of Social Networks Getting Kicked in the Nuts Act aka NO MORE MOTHER F*CKING BRO JOURNEY Act) is pushing to crack down on internet piracy and illegal use of copyrighted content, which basically means everything that you like to use on the internet (i.e. YouTube, Facebook, Porn) will all be stripped of anything that isn’t actually there’s. Luckily Big Barr-Barr up in the White Hizouse is opposing the bill, so at least there’s still a glimmer of hope that this stupid thing WON’T Pass.
With that in mind, we here at Team Tallsome decided that we needed to address this pivotal issue that will certainly affect our own abilities to share the wisdom, wit, and wherewithal that we do with you, faithful readers, on a (almost) daily basis. However, rather than give you a list of reasons as to why you should be rioting in the streets/contacting your local representative/planning an attack on the record companies and movie studios that are being such douches about all of this (quick note Warner Bros. & Universal, even if SOPA passes, pirating will continue on and most likely will intensify. By pissing off those responsible, they aren’t going to go away – they’ll simply find new ways to get what they want), we decided to share with you the discussion that Team Tallsome had this morning on the topic.
As many of you might know, we here at The Bro Journey spend anywhere where from one to eight hours a day G-chatting at work and below is word for word how we decided to address the SOPA issue.
Enjoy you filthy animals.
So, uhm, SOPA would totally fuck up TBJ. I don’t think it will go through but if it did… I would be the first guy with a Guy Fawkes mask on parading around throwing rocks at things
I was actually under the impression that WordPress was closing today
Or shutting itself off
But I dont think that happend
But agreed, it royally fucked shit up
Talk about that for the post
Hey, check out this conversation I just had with a guy I’m doing the “manterest” board with (on Pinterest):
“Max, the women are fighting back on pinterest”
“Austin, what do you mean?”
“There’s women’s shit, it’s EVERYWHERE”
I understand that these sites are all going black… but the decision makers don’t know shit about the internet. And they aren’t going to reddit everyday. They won’t be chapped up about biong boing going down since they don’t know what the fuck it is
YOU TELL EM MOTHER FUCKER
DEATH TO THE INFIDELS
Guy Fawkes mask
Where’s Natalie Portman?
THIS IS HORSE SHIT!
WHERE IS NATALIE PORTMAN?
BOMBS OVER BAGHDAD
This is fucking awesome
I imagine us standing on a roof dressed as moroccan assassins (those cool middle eastern scarves that hipsters like wrapped around our heads with aviators on), shouting with bullhorns!
A molotov in one hand, a tom daly in the other!
And then Tom Hardy, dressed as Bane, pops out with a rocket launcher!
We need to just write a post about SOPApoclypse
This is when we should have a comic
This would be an awesome adventure
What’s Frank Miller doing these days? Maybe he’s do it pro-bonem
I can just imagine a sick ass picture of us
Riding elephants with rocket launchers attached to our backs
Shooting at shit
Explosions in the background
I LIKE that
You’re wearing a headband with the hashtag #teamtallsome
I’m wearing an upside down Nike headband to represent my anti-corporate sentiment
We each have an entire can of dip in our lips
And Ron Fucking Swanson is in front of us leading the charge
Except for a headband, loin clothe and a knife
I can’t think of an adequate response to that
I forgot to mention than we’re both wearing cut off jorts
And vests made out of dead gorilla chests
And custom #brojourney Chuck Taylors
Sorry, I just had to have an injection of creatine shot into my heart to jump start it after the AWE that just transpired
I’m saving this conversation forever
I think we just need to blog that for today
Just copy and paste this entire conversation into WordPress and call it a day
I think we should
I think I will
I’m doing it
You’re so welcome world. #SOPAcalypse