An act of evil or a blessing to all?
There was much big news yesterday including Prince getting his own Pantone shade (officially called Love Symbol #2), reports that the Iranian government increased military spending and neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer’s claim that it was hacked by Anonymous before being pulled down by GoDaddy and then Google.
Anonymous denied that it had been involved and released a Twitter statement suggesting it was a publicity stunt, engineered by The Daily Stormer’s founder, since no web service would agree to host his site anymore.
Also, Venice-adjacent SUP yoga blog The Inertia’s comment section became absent.
I was made aware of the issue around 2:00 PM Pacific Standard Time. A concerned BeachGrit reader emailed:
Just an FYI, but The Inertia’s comments section is down. It’s a never ending scroll through ads and old articles. Kinda odd, but they seem very sensitive.
Immediately putting a stop to my birthday celebration, I raced over to The Inertia and saw that it was, indeed, a never ending scroll through ads (mostly how men can get rid of the bags under their eyes) and old articles (mostly about doctors discovering how to make foot calluses “vanish.”)
No comment section at all.
Then I spent the next four hours pondering the various possible reason for its disappearance. Was it:
a) Hacked by Anonymous in order to stop “The khakification of everything in the entire world.”
b) Pulled down by founder Zach Weisberg as a protest against a surge in local Bikram yoga pricing.
c) Disappeared by concerned The Inertia readers who felt the safe space wasn’t safe enough.
d) Accidentally turned off during The Inertia staff’s mandatory Monday colon hydrotherapy n dance party.
e) Taken by scientists examining what happens to human beings who have had their senses of humor completely removed.
What do you think?