Well, that wasn't fun while it lasted. Google's Bing-like default background images that were first introduced in the wee hours of the morning have already been taken down. You'll still be able to add a custom background if you really, really want to (check the lower left-hand corner of the page) but the rest of us can get back to enjoying our minimalism.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.