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Jerry O'Connell Channels Tom Cruise

Until the writers’ strike in Hollywood is over–who knew it would go on this long?–BoomTown has decided to offer periodic suggestions about cool new stuff to watch.

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Today, it is this gem from online video comedy site Funny or Die, in which Jerry O’Connell (who knew he was so hilarious?) does a mean and spot-on imitation of the recent wacky video and Web phenomena of Tom Cruise espousing the virtues and power of Scientology.

Along with the maniacal laughing, the best line: “For me, it’s all about KFC. It’s just good chicken. Poof.”

This is exactly the kind of content the Web is perfect for.

Here’s the spoof:


Also, here is a link to an interview that I recently did with Funny or Die investor Mark Kvamme of Sequoia Capital.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work