The Office “Leaks” Bomb the Music Industry! Demos, MegaUpload Goes Down in Rampant Search

The Office “Leaks” Bomb the Music Industry! Demos, MegaUpload Goes Down in Rampant Search


Internet pirates everywhere shed hurricane waves of virtual tears last week when the popular file-sharing site MegaUpload was taken offline without warning.  While initial reports were linked to the FBI and a response to virtual protests against SOPA and PIPA, new evidence has surfaced, and the true cause of the downtime has been traced to an unexpected source – NBC’s The Office.

Once the episode aired, many Internet forum users noticed something familiar in the background of last week’s episode, and shared the speculation online. With rumor that Bomb the Music Industry’s Get Warmer demos may have leaked,  MegaUpload’s servers were scoured top to bottom in an effort to unearth the blissful audio perfection that the band has held hostage from the world.* The site was simply unable to handle the traffic, and even a full week later, it remains offline.

Our professional audio team decided to dig a little deeper and provide us with an in-depth analysis of the clip. With observations of depressing lyrics, a god-awful sounding drum machine, and something that sounds sort of like a synthesizer, our team declared it was officially a Bomb the Music Industry! song. On day three of research, the team emerged from their audio booth to confirm it was a demo for the pop tune “Jobs Schmobs”. But later, they re-convened and announced their mistake. It was actually the poetic “Showerbeers”. And still, minutes later, the decision changed again to “Future 86”. At that point, our team called it quits with the official statement: “Did anyone actually hear that? We quit. That last guess isn’t even a Bomb the Music Industry! song.”

So there you have it – the Punk’dnews exclusive coverage of the MegaUpload takedown. Leave your thoughts in the comment section.

* The “Get Warmer-gate” fiasco of 2007 was spawned by a typically aloof public statement by frontman Jeff Rosenstock. Nerdy fanboys and fangirls scoured the domain name, Google, unofficial bootleg site, torrent sites, and the like, but they were never found.

  • MattGabe