SAN FRANCISCO - Kevin Rose, founder of Internet popularity reference site Digg, today announced an all-week open house victory party at his home to celebrate the site's publication of an encryption code that allows the copying of HD DVD media.
"Wooo! You Diggers really stuck it to the man!" exclaimed Rose. "Part-ay at Casa del Rosa, buds! 9624 Penfield Court, Alta Vista!"
"That's 9624 Penfield Court," he added. "If you get there early just let yourself in, but please wait until I get home before you open the liquor cabinet. Also, please stay out of the master bedroom, because I keep a lot of cash in there."
The celebration started earlier today after several "Diggers" posted the encryption code on the site. Rose initially deleted their post, citing intellectual property laws, but persistent posters continued resubmitting the code - dozens, hundreds, and finally tens of thousand times. Rose finally relented under the avalanche and posted the code himself, congratulating Digg posters for their determination.
"After seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear," wrote Rose. "You’d rather see Digg go down in a glorious ball of flaming wreckage rather than bow to the corporations! We hear you, bro! And you are awesome and beautiful! The whole fucking Net 2.0 world is beautiful! To-ga! To-ga! Yippie yi yo ki yay, motherfucker!"
Rose added that "Consequences? Hahahaha! HAHAAAAHAAAHHHAAAAHHAH!!!"
"I have a whole new respect for Kevin," said veteran Digger 'ArsonMaster932.' "Instead of bowing to the media corporate whores, he did the ethical thing and listened to the voice of the democratic anonymous majority. I almost feel bad that I'm probably going to torch his house down sometime tomorrow."
"Kevin Rose is a true modern day hero in the fight against censorship," agreed fellow Digger Sean Wingert, distributing Xeroxed party maps to homeless panhandlers along San Francisco's Tenderloin Wednesday night. A self-described 'l33t haXoR,' Wingert added that "information wants to be free. Just like that car over there."
A spokesman for Greylock Partners, the venture capital firm who recently invested $3 million in Digg, said his firm would have no comment until after the burial of several board members who committed ritual sepuku this afternoon.
Word of Rose's house party spread quickly throughout the Internet, and the viral celebration is now expected to draw a crowd of thousands of Diggers, Web 2.0 celebrities, street people, as well as dozens of outlaw biker groups from around the West coast. Ironically, it is also proving a popular destination for the motion picture community.
"We've got three charter jets of attorneys headed up from LA tonight," said MPAA Chief Counsel Simon Barsky.