Reverend Rory

Censorship Bandwagon

Internet Not Found

Sensationalism? Naaaah.....

 

So, while we wait for Dogwater Dick to finish dicking around with the audio (yeah, I’m throwing him under the bus – because he’s a fag) I thought I’d take a moment out to talk about censorship and the internet. I would like to preface these comments by stating that I am, in fact, an idiot. Next week Congress will be voting on the passage of two bills relating to internet security and censorship and piracy and e-anarchy and e-policestating and all that kind of stuff. I will not pretend that I am well versed on the topic; what I am well versed in is grandstanding and talking out of my ass.

“Internet censorship” is a scary word. SO scary that it is, in fact, two words. It’s being thrown about a lot and I don’t like that. But should I really be afraid? I am afraid that I won’t be able to look up when Wikpedia and Reddit and Boing-Boing and Mozilla and WordPress (who we couldn’t do this site without) go dark tomorrow. If the internets didn’t have cool shit like that – how would I find all the misinformation that I need to know? What would I do?  Like, be creative or something? Read a book?

The fact is that we live in a brave new reality where the constant flow of information is central to how we interact and have a global perspective, as many cultures. If services were forced to self police or face fines, I’m afraid that most of those services would simply go away – it’s way less of a headache to not have to fix something that never went wrong in the first place. Piracy, like on the high seas, is theft; I think we’d all agree. Unlike the high seas, however, it is less overtly homoerotic violent; I’d way rather my apartment was invaded by a bunch of guys who would leave updated OS and smoothly running pre-release movies in their wake.

But I digress. You should do yourself a favor and get more informed that I have led you to believe you might here,
Try out these links:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-16596577
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wikipedia-blackout-websites-wikipedia-reddit-dark-wednesday-protest/story?id=15373251

Maybe even do something:
https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/

But don’t try to look it up on Wikipedia – they’re not home.
WLP? Eh… we’ll have that post up as soon as we can.

 

Episode 33 – Coming Soon!

Tom Gordon on the Worst Little Podcast

Dogwater Studios gets a thumb's up from Tom!

Hey folks, having some technical difficulties with the Interwebz. Evidently our show is too cool for school, so we’re going to have to wait until after 3pm PST or so to get this up.

Keep listening!

We’re Calling in Sick.

Hello, constant listener and the Intrawebz,

We hate to do it, but we had to cancell the episode this week due to the failing health of half of the crew. Rick has the plague and Rory’s got a hole in his tooth. I’d go into greater detail, but it makes Nick squirm… so we’ll save it for the show next week!

In case you were interested, the Reno Block Party and Undiscovered 2011 (a.k.a. Rick-stock) were great! Huge successes and a grand old time were had by all! Thanks for attending if you did – it’s events like these that make Reno so freaking awesome! And thanks to all the bands that played; we’re going to try to book as many of them as possible in the coming months (Very Pretty Pigeon, Memory Motel… I’m looking at you….).

Exciting news – We gots stickers!!!!! A big shout out to the fine folks over at Sticker Guy! (Eric Foreman)  for hooking us up with some sweet worstlittlepodcast.com stickers. Want some? Leave a comment – we’ll sent them to you!

Don’t forget to check out NadaDada Motel this week – June 16 through 19 at locations all over downtown Reno.  Local artists and performers collaborate once again in a celebration of nothing and everything. Still not sure what NadaDada is? It doesn’t matter. Just go.

Trust us! We know what we’re doing!