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Viral Video: The Long NBC Late-Night Nightmare Continues! (Well, for NBC, Not for Us!)


Oh, it goes from bad to worse and to much, much funnier.

Here are a few new online videos about NBC’s best drama in years: The wrestling over its late-night lineup.

It looks like “The Tonight Show” host Conan O’Brien will be gone soon, chin-checked out by former host Jay Leno, whose 10 pm show on the GE (GE)–and soon to be Comcast (CMCSA)–broadcast television network bit.

But O’Brien is biting back harder, as you will see, along with “The Late Show” legend David Letterman on CBS (CBS), who is moving into viciously hysterical routines against Leno, whom he seems to dislike.

Here are some of their latest videos:

[Photo courtesy of Mike Mitchell]

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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