The Week We Blacked Out
For many of us, Wednesday’s internet-wide protest holiday for the US Congress’s proposed anti-piracy legislation infamously known as SOPA and PIPA was just another excuse to drink late.
Not so for our friends at the avant-garde archive UbuWeb. Or the spoken-word poetry collectors at PennSound. Or the earth’s most famous source of last-minute term-paper citations, Wikipedia. They, along with many other influential daily web destinations, blacked out in a different sense. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration turned the screws on the bills’ Hollywood supporters, which didn’t stop the Commander-in-chief from going to Disneyland.
If rapper and new dad Jay-Z can survive numerous beefs, several threats of retirement, and this week’s poetic prank, Hall’s mojo can always return. Even Leonard Cohen is still bringing it. The night is young.
Don’t call a cab yet, folks. It’s time to play the “Cursed Poets” drinking game!