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Happy 4th of July!–Digital Doodle Dandy and, Of Course, Fireworks!

Here are two videos to enjoy tomorrow, as you stuff your face with hot dogs and play with firecrackers (remember, it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye!).

The first is the most excellent James Cagney as George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and the second is a lovely fireworks montage from 2007 in Selma, North Carolina.

Yankee Doodle Dandy:

Fireworks:


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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