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The "Mad Men" Spoofs NBC Doesn't Want You to See (Anymore)

Jimmy Fallon put together these “Mad Men” spoofs to promote his upcoming gig hosting the Emmys on NBC. Now–prompted by complaints from “Mad Men”‘s Emmy rivals–NBC is reportedly having second thoughts about the clips and won’t be running them anymore.

Which means they’ll likely disappear from the Web sooner than later*, so watch ’em while you can:

*Guess it’s possible this is a clever hoax, too. It’s on the Web, right? But who would go out of their way to tell a reporter a lie?


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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