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BoomTown to ChiTown: No Posts Today, but Enjoy These Lovely Chicago Videos

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BoomTown is winging it across the country for a Dow Jones event in Chicago–we do our part for the mother ship here at All Things Digital!–so there will not likely be posts today.

That is, unless Yahoo (YHOO) and Microsoft (MSFT) merge, buy Twitter and mount a cavalry attack on the Googleplex (GOOG).

One can dream!

Until Friday then, here are some lovely Chicago-related videos:

Blues Brothers, “Sweet Home Chicago”:

“All That Jazz” from “Chicago”:

What Chicago News Anchors Do During Commercial Breaks:

Tom Cruise Attack on Oprah’s Couch:


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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