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Viral Video: Undercover Karaoke With Jewel

The set-up for this new Funny or Die video, described thus, is flawless:

“Jewel, disguised as a mild mannered businesswoman, drops by a local karaoke bar and performs some of her classic songs to a completely dumbfounded audience.”

It’s been so popular, with 2.8 million views so far since it debuted six days ago, the concept might even become a new reality television show.

Oh, just watch the video:


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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