Hacker Group Anonymous Declares War on Terrorists →


Message to the enemy of the freedom of speech.

January 7, 2015, freedom of speech has suffered an inhuman assault. Terrorists broke into the premises of the "Charlie Hebdo" newspaper and shot in cold blood several satirical cartoon artists, journalists and two policemen. The killers are still at large. Disgusted and also shocked, we can not fall to our knees. It is our responsibility to react.

First, we wish to express our condolences to the families of the victims of this cowardly and despicable act. We are all affected by the death of Cabu, Charb, Tignous and Wolinski, great artists that marked their talent throughout the history of the press and died for freedom. We do not forget the other victims killed and injured in the attack that were the targets of these murderers.

It is clear that some people do not want, in a free world, this inviolable and sacred right to express in any way one's opinions. Anonymous will never leave this right violated by obscurantism and mysticism. We will fight always and everywhere the enemies of freedom of speech. Charlie Hebdo, historical figure of satirical journalism has now been targeted. Anonymous must remind every citizen that the freedom of the press is a fundamental principle of democratic countries. Freedom of opinion, speech and to publish articles without any threat, and stress is a right "inalienable." Anonymous has always fought the slayers of these rights and will never allow a person to be shot down radically for publishing an article, a drawing, an opinion ...

Freedom of speech and opinion is a non-negotiable thing, to tackle it is to attack democracy. Expect a massive frontal reaction from us because the struggle for the defense of those freedoms is the foundation of our movement.

We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us!

The Oxford Comma →

Rick Mueller:

I began to wonder what other authors thought of the Oxford Comma. I created a Twitter handle named Celebrity Oxford Comma and began to ask away.

I started off slowly, first targeting just authors. As it turns out, I’m not familiar with a lot of authors. So I expanded. Asking actors, musicians, athletes, and people of note. Each time I would tweet the same message: Super important question: Where do you stand on the use of the Oxford Comma?

I wasn’t expecting much of a response. The fact is, I thought this was a little silly. Who is going to take the time to respond to me? Well, it took a little bit, but then it started.

The Oxford Comma is one of those things that nobody talks about, and I've always felt I was in the minority when it came to using it. Seeing this list of celebrity writers, authors, and actors that also use the Oxford Comma makes me happy.

Kobe's Fadeaway Inspired by Cheetahs on Discovery Channel →


When you watch me shoot my fadeaway jumper, you’ll notice my leg is always extended. I had problems making that shot in the past. It’s tough. So one day I’m watching the Discovery Channel and see a cheetah hunting. When the cheetah runs, its tail always gives it balance, even if it’s cutting a sharp angle. And that’s when I was like: My leg could be the tail, right?

The greatest minds find inspiration from anything and everything.

"This is Our Fucking City" →

Paul Kafasis:

Last week was hellish. The unconscionable Boston Marathon bombings on Monday were followed on Thursday night by a rampage through Cambridge and Watertown, and a full-day lockdown of the area. Ultimately, one suspect was killed while a second was captured alive on Friday night. Now we must attempt to return to some semblance of normalcy.

And so it was that on Saturday, the Boston Red Sox returned to Fenway Park for their first home game since the bombings. A very moving ceremony was held prior to the first pitch to memorialize the victims and honor many of those who aided the wounded and eventually caught the perpetrators. As it was wrapping up, David Ortiz took the field for the first time in 2013. He gave a brief speech, one which was both impactful and explicit:

This jersey that we wear today doesn't say "Red Sox". It says "Boston""¦This is our fucking city! And nobody's gonna dictate our freedoms. Stay strong!

Frankly, though the park was full of children and the game was airing live on TV, it was exactly what needed to be said. After seeing pictures of bloodied victims missing limbs, we can cope with a little salty language. The crowd, roaring in appreciation, certainly agreed. Watching at home, I laughed and clapped along with them, but I also wondered what might happen as a result. The FCC doesn't generally take kindly to expletives being broadcast on television.

An answer came shortly, via a tweet from FCC chairman, and Boston-area native, Julius Genachowski: