Kara Swisher

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PoliticoPlaybook TV: The State of the Union as High School Musical

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

Sure, James Kotecki is no Jon Stewart and is a bit goofy in an endearing preppy style as announcer.

But his short video recaps of politics with a touch of sweet snark for the Web site Politico.com (based on Mike Allen’s online column) is well done and even helpful.

Here’s the most recent one:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus