Sunday, January 22, 2012

SOPA primer

In case you've been wondering what all the hoopla is about, let me sum it up for you with an analogy. Imagine you're a kid and your brother stole a dollar from mom's purse. Mom claims that there's $100 missing and tells anyone who will listen that her kids are thieves and that one or all of you has stolen $100 from her purse - even though she has no proof. Mom even goes so far as to say "Everyone agrees, kids stealing from their mothers is a serious problem." So dad tries to pass a house rule that says anyone caught with money in their pockets is going to boarding school, which is not only a stupid rule, it could also come back to bite them both in the ass.

Luckily, Uncle Bob shows your parents how insanely stupid and impractical that rule would be and begrudgingly, they back down. Then you're accused of loving Uncle Bob more than your mother.

That just about sums it up.

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