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Viral Video: Larry and Sergey Buzz You Up, While Zuckerberg Is Board

How in the world did BoomTown miss these very funny new puppets from 1938 Media of Google (GOOG) co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook?

In the first one, below, the search giant twins are channeling the terrific old “Pumping Up with Hans & Franz” television skit on “Saturday Night Live,” while needling Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs over the Wi-Fi troubles at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this week.

And in the second, Zuckerberg talks privacy as played by a two-by-four with a curly perm, doing a little bit from “Rainman.”

Enjoy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald