It’s just gone past midnight here in Ireland, meaning it is the 18th of January. Across the internet, most notably Wikipedia and Reddit, there is a “blackout” against the US anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA, the latter of which is going to congress at the end of the month. Websites are protesting the flaws of the bills, which will threaten free speech on the internet and stifle creativity. Posting will resume here on The Grind That Annoys tomorrow. For now visit HERE for more details on the bills and if you are a US citizen, please contact your local representative to voice your protest against the bills. Thank you.