Apparently there is going to be a five minute moment of silence for the victims of Sandy Hook on the web, organized by these folks:
A web-wide moment of silence for Sandy Hook
Join the web in observing a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Umm, no thanks. This may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen on the intertrons, and I’ve been at this a while. Shutting down the blog for five minutes tomorrow morning so all twelve people who try to check in get a blank page will do nothing but generate emails and tweets that my site is down. It will do nothing for the victims of Sandy Hook, and it will do nothing to make sure another Sandy Hook doesn’t happen again.
I’m sure the people organizing this have the best of intentions, but we all know the old saying about good intentions and the road to hell. You want to do something that matters? Get all those blogs, websites, and businesses to fundraise for the Brady Campaign for a week so they have a fraction of the financial muscle of the NRA. Get businesses to donate a portion of all sales from now through the end of the holidays to a survivor’s fund.
But five minutes of silence on the… web? Get a fucking grip.