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Viral Video: Terrific "MacGruber" Trailer and More Awesome Mullet

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Television comedy skits from “Saturday Night Live” don’t always translate into movie gold–remember the dreadful “It’s Pat” and “A Night at the Roxbury”?

But this trailer for the upcoming “MacGruber” is really funny and chock full of techie jokes.

It’s a spoof of the cheesy-yet-perfect television series “MacGyver,” about a hero who can turn a gum wrapper into an atomic bomb.

Starring Will Forte and Kristen Wiig of SNL, here’s the video of the film clip, as well as one of the funnier–though edgy–MacGruber sketches from the NBC show:

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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