Internet Blackout Does Not Stop SITB

(CNN) — Wikipedia was among several websites to shut down at midnight in protest of anti-piracy bills now in Congress that critics say could amount to censorship.

Instead of the usual encyclopedia articles, visitors to Wikipedia’s English-language site Wednesday were greeted by a message about the decision to black out its Web page for an entire day.

“Imagine a World Without Free Knowledge,” said the stark message in white letters on a black and gray background.

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So as I’m sure many of you know, there is a brief internet blackout of certain websites today due to the sites protesting the potential passing of anti-piracy bills. Pretty wacky stuff if you ask me. Like I totally get the fact that Congress is trying to stop internet piracy, because I am one of the few people who actually buys DVD’s, CD’s and LP’s and am not a huge fan of ripping off people who make music/movies. I know, I know, I’m an idiot for believing that but whatever. The thing that is kinda bullshit about all of this is how these anti-piracy acts would actually affect normal, everyday internet usage on pivotal sites like Google and Wikipedia. Also, any WordPress user saw a dramatically different homepage when logging in today as well. The internet as a whole is up in arms!

It seems pretty crazy to me that the web is potentially going to start seeing censorship and search engines are now going to be forced to block certain content from their results. It’s something that has been going on in China for years (because it’s Communist), but unlike anything we have seen here in the U.S. Honestly if it does get passed, it probably won’t have any serious effect on what you or I do on a daily basis, but it will probably hinder your ability to illegally download music or movies etc. This SOPA business is wild, but I seriously doubt the government will go for this, especially with tech giants like Google blatantly speaking out against it. I don’t know why but I feel like Google’s pull is a little more important for the government to consider as opposed to record labels or movie studios.

All I know is that if some sort of serious business does happen, we here at SITB will do our best to provide the best content that we can provide, which honestly probably sucks anyways. What do you guys think of the Stop Online Piracy Act? Think it will go through? If so, will if effect you?

Rant About Stupid Sports Fans

Fans, we apologize that our blog has been defunct for quite some time now. Life came in and shit got busy around these parts, but we’re back and although posts won’t be going up as frequently as they were in the past, we’ll try to do what we can. This is more of a random post, but it is about something that has bothered me for years and I have never really said anything about it. Here goes, feel free to comment and tell me if it sucks or I’m an idiot or you disagree.

I was watching the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets game yesterday. The game sucked but that’s besides the point. After a touchdown the scoring player ran towards the crowd and they showed a shot of the fans. There, sitting no more than three rows from the field was some douche in a Pittsburgh Steelers jersey and hat. This sounds like something that is just petty and stupid to complain about but it is one of the most annoying things to see. Even if you don’t have a loyalty to the home team and are just an NFL fan, it has to bother you just a little bit. Why would some guy feel the need to just get decked out in a team’s gear that has no relevance to this game being played. Like clockwork, you can count on it happening at almost every game of any sport you go to. Like bro, we get it you like the Steelers, but don’t wear their shit to a game that has nothing to do with them.

You know what I’m talking about. This is not singled out for Buffalo Bills home games, or even NFL games for that matter. You can go to a Yankees vs. Orioles game at Yankee Stadium in May and you are guaranteed to see at least one or two assholes wearing a Red Sox hat or hoodie just to be different, and make a statement. I hate these people more than I can explain in a simple blog post. I have no issue with there being fans of the opposing team being there and supporting their team and wearing jerseys/hats/hoodies…whatever. That is expected. I have done it multiple times and so probably have you. Do that and enjoy watching your team. But don’t be an asshole wearing a Peyton Manning jersey to a Giants vs. Redskins game and don’t be a douche wearing a Chase Utley jersey to a Mets vs. Nationals game. By all means, be a fan of your team and love them and cheer for them, just do it when and where they are playing. Don’t try to be cool and make a statement by wearing a random jersey for the sole purpose of getting a reaction from every other person in the stadium. They don’t think you are cool, or original or trendy. They think you suck.

P.S. On a similar and related note, please also don’t be like this guy below. This guy is the worst of the worst. He wore a LeBron James Miami Heat jersey to a Cleveland Indians game following “The Decision” and the only reason you do that is to piss people off.  These fans are already miserable enough. Cleveland sports fans are dedicated, loyal, and put up with their teams sucking. Don’t be this guy. And don’t pretend you live in Cleveland and were just a LeBron fan, not a Cavs fan.

Sorry if this was poorly written and pointless, something just needed to be said.

1-8

 Well that went well, New York. At least the Rangers had the decency to win a game, thankfully in their own building.

I knew this wasn’t going to be 1994 all over again, and I’m sure every rational human being could agree, but this was kind of embarrassing. I honestly thought the Blueshirts could have won this series (Before Ryan Cally died). As as for the Knickerbockers, well those first 2 games destroyed morale. I mean just took a dump right on your dads chest kind of low. I expected the Knicks to get at least 2 wins, not 0. Fucking bums.

I am going to root for the Heat now in the NBA because I win 50 bucks from a friend if they win, as for Hockey, I really could care less now that the Rangers are out. I might as well root for the Sabres I guess, but I’d rather just keep my pursuit for Emma going the continue to care for Hockey.

Madison Square Garden Tenants, be ashamed. I sure as shit am.

FREE MONEY

Well it’s not documented unless you ask my bookie, but so far Mozz is 9 for 10 on playoff picks. The only one I missed was the Blazers game. They couldn’t cover the 5 points for me. I’ve picked every other spread right and hit the nuggets over last night. Also hit the Memphis money line. But now I’m just bragging.

Tonights lock. Since I already picked the heat game correctly, assuming the 6ers don’t come back.

The Indiana Pacers. +12 in the playoffs after a very near win in game one. This has to be a lock. I expect a nice low scoring game.(I’d take the under too) Probably to be taken over be D. Rose in the 4th. just another day at the office for the soon to be MVP. but no way they win by 12

Book it.

Mozz’s next commish check Pacers +12

Your welcome

Nicolas Cage Arrested

(EW.COM) Apr 16 2011 03:45 PM ET by Mandi Bierly

Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans and charged with domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness after an altercation with his wife, Alice Kim, on Dumaine Street in the French Quarter late Friday night. A rep for the 47-year-old actor did not immediately return EW’s request for comment. The New Orleans Police Department has issued the following statement detailing the couple’s argument.

 

Nick Cage has been straight up heading down a very slippery slope over the past couple of years. The guy somehow went bankrupt and the bank had to repossess several homes of his, thereby forcing him to drive his career further down the shitter by accepting movies such as “Knowing”, “G-Force”, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, “Season of the Witch”, “Drive Angry”, and a totally unneccessary Ghost Rider sequel coming in 2012, donned “Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance” (if that movie makes money I would question the intelligence of us as Americans). All of those shitty movies have come out no earlier than 2009, so yes Nick Cage desperately needed money and I’m pretty sure the guy did not read one of those scripts, simply told his agent to accept ANY offer that came his way because he needed to dig his dumb ass out of debt. Then this, the guy abuses his wife while publicly intoxicated because he was trying to get in the wrong apartment that he thought was the one he was renting. Now he had to rent because his New Orleans residences were taken away by the bank so this former multi millionaire was forced to rent a shitty apartment and couldn’t even tell which one was his. What is most amazing about this story is that Dog from the famed television series Dog The Bounty Hunter bailed Nicolas Cage out of jail at the going rate of $11,000. Which leads me to another question, does Nicholas Cage have bigger things to worry about if Dog is after him, or are Cage and Dog just boys? I still haven’t decided which I think is more likely, what do you think??

Dog Don't Take Guff from Nobody

Things The Mayor Hates (And Probably Mozz too): Idiots in Drive Through Bank Lines

Today being Friday, is often a pay day. I got my check, and headed over to the local Bank of America. I parked and walked to the door and for whatever reason they close at 4 on Fridays and of course I got there at 4:25. They did have their drive through window open until 5, so I pulled around the drive through to cash my check. I never do that because it usually takes twice as long as going in to the bank, but I had no options today because the inside of the bank was closed. I’m waiting and waiting and the car at the window gets their shit taken care of, the teller gave them their money and I.D. and whatever. So this jerkoff just like sits there and counts their money, puts it away, double checks its the right amount and takes like 5 minutes just sitting there after they were done! What the fuck dude, there are 4 cars behind you with the bank closing in 20 minutes and you just sit their taking your sweet time. No more of that shit, just get your cash, get out of line, if something is wrong go back afterwards, no sense holding up other people who are in a rush too. That was my rant for the day.

Funny Bathroom Graffiti

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So I work part time at an office, went to the bathroom a few minutes ago and as I was washing my hands I looked in the mirror and saw  this written on the wall behind the sink. This guy clearly is not a fan of Obama or his policies, what is funnier to me is that the perpitrator took the time to write it backwards so as you look in the mirror you can read it. I don’t know why but I thought that was rather funny and a unique way to let your feelings be heard.

FYI: If you can’t read it it says “Fuck Barack Obama” backwards.