Battle For The Net

Net Neutrality is very important to me. Major corporations already own our televisions and newspapers. I’d rather they not take my Internet as well.

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

One Night in Hipster Heaven

Deep in the heart of Miami, snuggled between graffiti art and warehouses, is Soho Film Studio. From the outside, it looks like a massive firehouse. Last Thursday night, however, it was the setting for the Absolut X party. Fancy hipsters on bicycles and scooters formed a line that curved all the way around the red building. I felt like I was in an episode of “Portlandia.”

The theme of the event was “Masquerade Ball,” which looked like an artsy, industrial rave deep in the land of Narnia. There were strobe lights, strange costumes, blaring music, photo ops, and an open bar. This was a recipe for an amazing night or the remnants of a discarded Ke$ha song.

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Squidbillies editor Lear Bunda to bring space-nerd sensibilities to Supercon

Among the cool people at Florida Supercon 2013 will be Lear Bunda.

He lurks in the darkness, behind the scenes. 

No, he is not Batman. He is one of the editors for popular Adult Swim shows “Squidbillies” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”

Locked in a tiny room with reels, monitors and seven to nine other strange people, Bunda is part of a recipe for something special.

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Russell brings his Brand of comedy to South Florida

Russell Brand stole the show in the film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and subsequently starred in his own spinoff, “Get Him to the Greek.” He was a video journalist for MTV in 2000, performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness Prince Philip in 2007, and recorded a stand-up special on Comedy Central in 2009.

He was recently kicked out of the GQ Awards for pointing out that Hugo Boss designed the Nazi uniforms during his acceptance speech for the Oracle award. This was after London Mayor Boris Johnson joked about the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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