Plot: We meet people who are happy with how good the internet has been to them. Then, we learn that the FCC might allow internet service providers to turn the internet into a dystopian plutocracy. It is up to you to save these people, and the entire internet, by visiting tumblr.com/stop and asking the FCC to take a firm stand on net neutrality. Feat. Mark Ruffalo.

I tried calling, it just rang for minutes. I’ll try again




At $tandard ©reative, we threw Pizza a 125th Bday Party and ordered delivery from every pizzeria in NY (great idea, Matt Capucilli!) All made possible by Shock Top Brewing Co., who sponsored the project. 

Pizza was created on June 11, 1889 by hero genius Raffaele Esposito. We celebrated Pizza’s 125th birthday at our studio by ordering delivery from every pizzeria in New York. 

Vid by Ronen V

"Delivery From Every Pizzeria in NY" idea by Matt Capucilli!

Event produced by A Razor, A Shiny Knife!

GIFs by mr. gif (who made this rad invite)!

Pizza Carols by Jonathan Mann!

Music by Anamanaguchi!

"Leaning Tower of Pizza" Installation by Thierry Van Biesen!

and featuring Seth Herzog as the creator of pizza, Raffaele Esposito!

Thanks Shock Top Brewing Co. for making this possible!

Happy Birthday, Pizza!


Friends threw THE pizza party.


Overcome Your Programming And Be A Better Man


When I was a freshman in high school, I made a series of battle plans along with my older brother and his friends that detailed how we’d take out our entire school once we obtained guns and bombs.

This happened while huddled over my dining room table, and it was funny. We drew blueprints. We made maps. We organized lists of ammunition and inventory and all the different things we’d need to make our military raiding of our own school a success. We figured we’d all have cyanide pills to take ourselves out before we got arrested. We knew we had to take over the nurse’s office first – it’s where all the medical supplies were and it also had no windows, which made it a perfect place for our final showdown when we were inevitably backed in by police as we burned out in a blaze of glory in our bold last stand.

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Franken makes his case that the FCC’s controversial plan could hinder future innovation and consumer choice by giving big incumbent companies a permanent competitive advantage over up-and-coming startups.

As an example, Franken points to the short-lived battle between YouTube and Google’s Google Video platform last decade. Under traditional network neutrality principles, neither YouTube nor Google Video were given preferential treatment and consumers were free to choose YouTube, which eventually won out as the superior platform and was bought by Google. However, under the FCC’s new proposal, there’s a danger that Google Video would have delivered its videos at a significantly faster speed than YouTube, which wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay for its own “fast lane.”
Because of this, Franken says he wants to rally the public to tell the FCC to scrap its plan.
“We cannot allow the FCC to implement a pay-to-play system that silences our voices and amplifies that of big corporate interests,” Franken says. “We have come to a crossroads. Now is the time to rise up and make our voices heard to preserve net neutrality. We paid for a free and open Internet. We can’t let it be taken away.”