Spartacus played a roll here at diablog early on, when Glynsky and I debated the late Tony Curtis, who starred in it.
In the movie Spartacus' followers try to hide him by in unison claiming: "I am Spartacus". This scheme is revived online now.
Probably you read about the young Paul Chambers, who could not fly to his girl, the airport was closed because of bad weather. Out of frustration and to inform is girl, who is reading his postings, he wrote online:
“You’ve got a week to get your s**t together, otherwise I’m blowing the airport sky high!!”For this, he was arrested, dragged in front of a court, convicted and now his appeal was denied. Quick question: Are we safer now, Judges?
In response, thousands of people are posting the same thing now, all labeling their post "IamSpratacus". Let's see, how many arrests the British police will make. And how far they are willing to travel to do so in my case for example.
Our "Idiot of the Day" Award goes to the judges, who have obviously neither a sense of humor, nor common sense, nor knowledge of the internet.
And for the ones, who prefer to be Brian, here you go:
Stay humorous and sensible,