They aren't calling our servers. And that was a European backbone (Tiscali) having trouble - if you're in the EU or small fractions of the east coast you may have seen that hiccup. Unrelated to our servers.
Thanks for the response. By the way, I integrated readability in to my site as an alternative to "print page" option. I have to have ads, I hate the fact that I do, at least I give readers the option to read in a less cluttered way.