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Viral Video: Shatner and Web Singing Sensation Have a Total Eclipse of the Heart

Here is yet another classic talk-sing video of actor William Shatner.

He’s in a duet with Taiwanese singer Lin Yu Chun, aired on the “Lopez Tonight” television show last night.

Lin became well known after a video of his wowza performance on a Taiwanese talent show, singing “I Will Always Love You” in Whitney Houston style, garnered more than 12 million views on YouTube.

The song Shatner and Chun share is the classic “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” first made famous by Bonnie Tyler.

Here’s their duet, as well as the performance that got Chun noticed, much in the same way it happened for Britain’s Susan Boyle:


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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