My girlfriend and I laughed and joked they probably got hacked since everyone is nowdays and after a quick google search we saw we were right and went about or business, that's the great thing about the internet, it has more than one site.
I guess the downtime wasn't a big deal because it didn't really last that long. Maybe a few hours tops?
Still, I was curious about the sudden cut-off, so I looked up and was surprised to find out that this was an attack by LulzSec. I don't know why they did this, but I find their amusement at others' annoyance/inconvenience rather petty.
Attempted to post the same thing 2-3 times over the course of several hours after midnight. I finally succeeded in posting(I waited for the escapist to be back online long enough to pot by watching videos n browsing around other sites), after which I swiftly went to bed (An hour later, something else on the web distracted me XP!)
"Why isn't this shit working? Oh well, two hours before I leave for work, I'll have a nap."
I then worked 8 hours, went home, and here we are.
I didn't even know LulzSec had attacked us until I was dicking around online on my phone during a smoke break (in one of those uncommon times that I use the browser instead of playing Unblock Me [http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/unblock-me/id315021242?mt=8] to keep my brain moving).