This title has been censored courtesy of the gov'tSo, I'm sure all of you have heard of the new legislation that is trying to be passed in the government lately. If you haven't, these bills are H.R. 3261 Stop Online Anti Piracy Act (SOPA; introduced by R. Lamar Smith) and S. 968 Prevent Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP; PIPA; introduced by D. Patrick Leahy). These acts working together are supposed to protect commercial industry against copyright infringement via the Internet. Although this is an honorable task, this is not the underlying purpose here. The government is trying to censor our Internet! These bills are extremely broad and does not differentiate enough between commercial industry and the everyday people. What does this mean for you? Not only could popular websites that host millions of peoples' ideas and possibly millions of copyright infri
The FireworksThe hot summer day slowly waned away to a cool summer night as dozens of tourists parked their cars wherever they could, making their way into the grass surrounding the lakefront lugging cameras, beach towels, lawn chairs, coolers, and bags. First-comers proudly claimed the best spots, marking their territory as if they were wildcats while others lit the grills scattered around for public use with charcoal and lighter fluid. They threw burgers and hot dogs on the grills to eat before the night's festivities while children splashed each other joyfully in the shallow end of the lake. Bored teenagers let their feet hang in the water while the cool waves gracefully pushed them around without effort.The Fireworks2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The smell of hamburgers and hot dogs filled the air as the sun slowly wandered away so the moon could take its place. The moon brought a vast display of dark sky and bright stars, like a real life IMAX waiting for the feature presentation to set into motion. Everyone took their place
The Harangue of LifeThis thing we call Life.The Harangue of Life2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's an important thing.
A thing we all love. A thing we all want to keep.
It's also a cruel thing.
A heartless thing.
Sometimes Life will just grab you by the arms
And not let you go.
Life will drag you on and on;
Leave you dangling there by your arms,
While you frantically move your feet
Searching for a leg to stand on.
This is how I feel right now.
I met a girl at the dawn of the year.
I knew she existed;
Didn't think much of it.
My first regret, that was.
Months and months passed by
And eventually we found each other;
Started talking online
As most kids nowadays do.
Clicked like a light, we did;
So close, we were,
That you could call us best friends, even.
Did she feel the same way I did?
I don't know.
Does it even matter? Will it?
I don't know.
The world may never know, I suppose:
Right before I could inquire of said feelings,
Our dear friend Life grabbed the chance.
Just like that.
A silly little d