Apparently Dr. Horrible’s evil plan to join the Evil League of Evil involved crashing the frickin’ Internet. The first of the three-act super villain musical by Joss Whedon and half his family was posted at drhorrible.com just after midnight on Tuesday morning and they were getting hit by over 200,000 visits per hour before their server caved. Not only did it take several hours to move Dr. Horrible to a new monster server, but people looking for more information also crashed Whedonesque.com with over 5 times the maximum traffic their host allows, so they’re migrating now as well. On the plus side, drhorrible.com is back up now and, if you’re the “pay the artists” type, you can buy the 1st act or the entire season at iTunes.
In other news, an outrage is being committed. Producers of the reality series “The Mole” have started a save-our-show site, SavetheMole.com, with an open letter begging fans to help them out. Excuse me, isn’t that the fans’ job? This kind of corporate-led fan movement just co-opts our pure grass-roots process. Who’s going to take us seriously now? Seriously, if the fans didn’t care enough to do it themselves, well… maybe it’s time to let it go. Man up, Mole people.