Various posters for La Belle et la Bête (1946)
-And I’m Emily.
We make “funny videos” on the Internet.
-But soon, we might not be able to.
…net neutrality is in jeopardy. Net Neutrality is the principle that says ISPs can’t discriminate between different types of traffic.
That means that…
…whether you’re a bedroom music producer, a couple on an amateur porn site, or just someone with a start up idea - you get access to the same users as Netflix, Facebook or Amazon. On the Internet, anyone can succeed.
…America’s ISPs wanna set up a pay-for-play system where rich companies pay extra to get to those users first.
If this happens…
…instead of a wonderful playground if innovation that it is now, the Internet will become like cable TV where you can only get stuff that’s been pre-approved by a bunch of old rich guys.
Ten years from now…
…your Internet bill could be a bigger “fustercluck” than your cable bill.
Now, you might be thinking…
…isn’t the government supposed to protect me from fragrant doucheholery like this?
…the former chairman of the FCC (government agency that’s SUPPOSED to protect you) is now the cable industry’s head lobbyist. And another former cable industry lobbyist is now the CURRENT head of the FCC.
…we can’t trust the FCC to make the right decision on their own. That’s why WE need to protect the Internet we love. The chaotic, AWESOME, often quite weird, place where literally everyone’s voice can be heard.
In a few months…
…the FCC will approve this festering soal of proposal unless we speak up. The Internet is one of the few places where human voices speak louder than money. So while that’s still the case, let’s use those voices. Go to DEARFCC.ORG and tell them to protect Net Neutrality. Thanks for doing your part to protect the Internet.
Contact FCC at https://dearfcc.org/
IF DEARFCC.ORG IS DOWN, simply go to good oldhttp://www.savetheinternet.com/
All GIFS are courtesy of our new friend, RANDY!
Not a huge fan of CollegeHumor, but they get it right in this demonstration of why Net Neutrality is so important. Please, sign everything you can, send letters, use these links! We need to present a unified, united front, and whatever happens, we have to stick together and say no, we’re not going to let Net Neutrality be ruined by a bunch of sellout cocksuckers, thankyouverymuch.
The Scarlet Flower illustrated by Nadezhda Komarova
Some of my favorite books from my collection. Hope you enjoy and find an artist you enjoy!
Paper-Cut Light Boxes by Hari & Deepti
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"The Yellow Dwarf" vintage illustrations from Au Bon Marché
‘The golden goose book - being the stories of The golden goose, The three bears, The 3 little pigs, Tom Thumb.’ With numerous drawings in colour and black-and white; by L. Leslie Brooke. Published 1905 by Frederick Warne & Co, London.
See the complete book here.