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Don't Vote! (Except, It's Celebs Being Ironic, So Do!)

Here’s an interesting online video, in which a passel of celebrities urge young people to vote.

It begins with them urging youth not to vote, in that hipster, sarcastic, of-course-we-really-mean-you-should-vote-you-dope tone.

The nonpartisan PSA–well, honestly, it does lean decidedly liberal–has been produced by actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and includes DiCaprio, Jennifer Aniston, Dustin Hoffman, Eva Longoria, Forest Whitaker, Ellen DeGeneres, among others.

Also, inexplicably, comic Sarah Silverman taking off her bra to prompt young people into civic action.

And if that’s not reason enough to prompt you to register to vote–deadlines are looming for the upcoming election–and get to the voting booths on Nov. 4, BoomTown does not know what is.

Here’s the video:


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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