It's not just them. I've been having speed issues all over the Net since last night. I thought it was just our DSL; every so often, our connection goes to spit. I think I've seen an apology similar to FA's on at least one other site today.
The clincher: I picked up some comics today, and the comic store had the old chunka-chunk carbon-forms credit card machine out, because their link was down.
There's a NetStorm. Some kind of major router is down, or someone's hitting something with a DNS attack.