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Viral Video: "Paranormal Activity 2″ Looks Sccaarry

The indie movie that turned into a hit, “Paranormal Activity,” is back again with a sequel.

The small film, about a demon-plagued couple with an infrared-equipped videocamera, was acquired by Viacom (VIA) studio Paramount Pictures as a remake and then performed spectacularly well.

Thus, here comes another one to freak you out–the trailer for the October movie has been playing before this week’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” juggernaut:


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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