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Viral Video: Adorable Tyke Dancing With Less Adorable Adults

This video is clearly cooked up for virality, but BoomTown fell for it anyway.

In it, a cute little girl starts dancing like any kid would–which is to say, all goofy and silly. But, lo, she is then joined by a bunch of adults and begins a choreographed number that would do Beyoncé proud.

And then, at the end, the kicker: It is all part of an advertisement for Samsung’s Galaxy 580 mobile phone.

Giant, prolonged, I-was-totally-snookered sigh.

Still, enjoy:

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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