The Day The LOLcats Died – SOPA – PIPA Protest Song – Brilliant!

imageThe proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) has run into a brick wall. And, you and I, combined with the unprecedented  groundswell of public and corporate support across the Internet, have made all the difference. We helped build that wall.

Not to suggest, that the prime movers behind this repressive legislation, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, the Country Music Association, and the Motion Picture Association of America –  supported by their purchased political cronies of course, won’t be back. Corporate greed is much like a runaway locomotive – hard to stop – until it runs off the rails.

So, there’s no relaxing yet. Let’s run this corporate greed machine right off the rails! Let’s all keep up the good fight.

Regular reader – Delenn13 – who has a knack for finding the most interesting items on the Net – has recommended taking a peek at a brilliant satirical anti-SOPA song set to the tune of of American Pie, the hugely popular 1971 classic hit by Don McLean.

Thank you Delenn13 – a great find which is definitely worth a view.

Can’t seem to post the video into this article – so simply click on the link and you’re away.

The Day The LOLcats Died

 

 

 

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10 responses to “The Day The LOLcats Died – SOPA – PIPA Protest Song – Brilliant!

  1. delenn13

    Thank you for the compliment. I get a lot of newsletters and RSS feeds so I get a LOT of nerd, tech, gamer and Star Trek links. Don’t read them all but I try. My problem is..I see a link..go to it..then I see a link there..and go there…Soon 2 hours have past. No wonder I end up with about 50 tabs(no exaggeration) by the end of the day. And kudos to my Firefox..it isn’t slow.

    Now I have to check our the 14 games I bought sight unseen for charity.. Child’s Play. I get 14 games and a sick kid gets a video game or more. What’s not to like?
    The AGS Bake Sale Bundle – Pay what you want!
    “How it Started…
    It started out as a small idea at first but quickly evolved into a much larger project. As word of the Bake Sale spread more and more members of the AGS community wanted to take part, the team of 5 bakers quickly grew into more than a baker’s dozen! Nobody was (or is getting) paid to create the games in the bundle; they did it out of their love of the indie-game scene and AGS.
    What will it cost me?
    The best part of the Bake Sale Bundle is YOU NAME YOUR OWN PRICE!!** That’s right, you can decide what you think is a fair price and the bundle is yours! Just follow the link (the big button) above and name your price!
    ** THERE IS A MINIMUM ORDER COST OF $1.50 USD!!
    (simply to cover the cost of the transaction)
    Why isn’t it FREE?
    The proceeds of the bake sale will be going to Child’s Play; a great organization/charity that helps give sick kids the chance to play video games! So really, when you buy the bundle you’re helping make a sick kid’s day just a little better!!”

    • Hey Delenn13,

      I’m so glad you passed this on – makes great viewing.

      I know that open Tab feeling – so yeah, 50 Tabs – no prob. Gotta admit – “Open Link in New Tab” gets a ferocious workout around here. 🙂

      Best,

      Bill

  2. Mal

    Hey Bill,
    A righteous blow for the good guys. Shows us strength in numbers works. But you are right, they will be back. I mean, the poor petals are just so broke aren’t they.
    Cheers

    • Hey Mal,

      Have to admit – I was more than a little surprised at the huge response. I sure called that one wrong. People – always surprising.

      Yeah, you’re right – “the poor petals are just so broke” LOL!!

      Best,

      Bill

  3. delenn13

    Oh, they will be back. They will find a loop hole. They have already gone for paybacks(MegaUpload)…and there will be more. Got an election coming up.

    • Hey Delenn13,

      You’re absolutely right – the election combined with the drive for insane profits will trump common sense. I don’t expect to see a white flag being waved in this showdown, anytime soon. More’s the pity really.

      We’ll all need to shine-up our armor, and sharpen the arrowheads for the next assault. 🙂

      Best,

      Bill

  4. delenn13

    Heads up: For today only: East-Tec Eraser 2011 PC Software with a 100% off Discount Coupon Code – Erase Everything. For Real!

    It’s last years..but who cares! Especially if you got a new tech toy for Xmas and want to remove the data from the old and recycle it.

    • Hey Delenn13,

      I’m slightly older than last year’s model and, despite the fact I’m showing a little rust, I work reasonably well. 🙂

      This is a terrific find! I’m very grateful for your input. Thanks!!

      Best,

      Bill

  5. delenn13

    I remember ACTA now…I thought it had been benched. Guess not!
    Say NO to ACTA – YouTube

    How to act against ACTA – La Quadrature du Net

    “If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth. If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” Joseph Goebbels – Minister of Propaganda

    • Hey Delenn13,

      Yeah, I heard they’ve been banging it around. Bring on the Revolution I say – I’m personally out of patience with all this manipulation behind the scenes. Time for a shakeout. Time to take back our lives from the control freaks. There we go – that comment should make a nice addition to the Electronic Police database.

      As for Goebbels – if it’s wasn’t for the cocaine he ingested with vigor, I doubt he would have had a coherent thought. Super WW 1 Ace Pilot, but a cretin.

      Still, was he right? You betcha – as good ole Sarah might say.

      Best,

      Bill