"Today is a good day to die"

There seem to be a lot of packets deciding that today is a
  good day to die and rushing towards exchange points in order
  to throw themselves off of the nearest gigaswitch.

  Has Worldcom upgraded the MAE's again, or is this the much-
  touted explosion of "e-commerce" for the Christmas season?

  We've gotten nothing useful out of Worldcom today; anybody
  else had any better luck?