Today is the big day with a blackout across major sites on the internet but I’m not going to talk about that really. I came across the rather excellent the Oatmeal anti SOPA page earlier and I have to say it’s the first site to really spell things out in simple language for people. (Of course it’s the oatmeal so you may find it offensive if you do click on through)
This got me in turn thinking about things I’ve done and what do you know I would potentially have one of my sites shut down (or should I say cat’s sites) if SOPA came into being.
It’s a non for profit site and a bit of a labour of love it is of course the page of Squishy The Cat.
He has appeared in a number of movie poster / parodies and if SOPA / PIPA came into power and someone takes offence / feels the parody works are infringing on copyright then hey presto the site could be gone in a second. This would make Squishy very sad and we don’t want that do we? I’ve had a load of people thank me for bringing a smile to their faces and so many nice comments from complete strangers on the internet it’d really sadden me that this could just be wiped of the face of the earth without any due process if the laws are made.
Squishy doesn’t normally make serious posts apart from his political campaigns but that’s another story but he spoke out earlier on the Squishy the Cat Facebook page
So I ended up grabbing OSX Lion and performing an upgrade yesterday and everything went without a hitch. Nice picture of a lion and of course it got me thinking he’s just a big Cat no? And so the world famous model Squishy The Cat came to mind and hey presto I give you the possible 10.8 release of OSX.
Good grief I hear you say .. he’s everywhere where will he appear next? :)
No doubt everyone has been following the political career of Squishy The Cat for a long time now so you’ll already be aware of most of this.
What you’ll not be aware of is that I am an intern working at the Purrgressive Democats HQ and generally work on all election material for Mr. Squishy.
Months ago the main opposition to Fianna Fáil sprang into being during the time of the IMF bailout.
Of course shortly afterwards Squishys political opponents implemented a vicious slur campaign in the Meows of the world
But far be it from Squishy to let that trouble him he learned from the past and re-branded … and from the guts of Fianna Fishies was born … The Purrgressive Democats …
And even though he wasn’t in attendance at Vincent Browns first public debate … the results the next day spoke for themselves …
Squishy it must be said has not yet published his Catifesto ( he doesn’t believe in Manifestos where he’s concerned)
He does however have a few key points to make:
What do we really want?
Taking a note out of President Obama’s campaign he went with Change as one of his main points!
He will of course be publishing his Catifesto shortly … and in the mean time you can keep up with all the latest over on the Squishy The Cat Facebook Page