Movies Cover Lionel Richie

Today we bring you, courtesy of Vimeo user ant1mat3rie, a clever mash-up of various film clips arranged so that the dialogue forms the lyrics to Lionel Ritchie’s creeper R&B hit “Hello.” It’s a fun clip, but really that’s not what I want to talk to you about.

I want to talk to you about censorship. If you’ve been on the internet today, you’ve probably heard about SOPA and PIPA, two bills currently working their ways through the United States Congress that are allegedly designed to curb internet piracy. On the surface, that all seems well and good, but if these two bills pass it could lead to the censorship of the internet. Websites could be fined or even forced to shut for posting or even providing links to “copyrighted content.”

Now how does it effect you? Well, did you watch the goofy “Hello” clip yet? Did you enjoy seeing all those copyrighted film clips combining to form that copyrighted pop hit? Well, if SOPA and PIPA were to pass not only would that magically stupid clip be illegal, but vimeo; this blog and wordpress.com would all have performed illegal acts by featuring that video.

In conclusion, if you enjoy all the strange, goofy, creative, entertaining and magnificent things I post on this blog, it is your duty to voice your opposition to SOPA and PIPA. So, join Google, Wikipedia, Reddit, myself and hundreds of other websites in protesting these careless bills. Go to Google now to join the fight against internet censorship.

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About Michael Darling
Collector of the interesting and absurd.

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