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"Saturday Night Live" Knows Your Mom's on Facebook. So Does The Onion!

“Saturday Night Live” just ran one of the cleverer bits it has put out in a long time: An ad for a mythical product that helps Facebook users cope when their mothers sign on.

Good stuff. And it’s a guarantee that Facebookers are going to share this thing, over and over, on the service itself.

We can’t show you the sketch (starring the awesome Jane Lynch) until Sunday morning, when NBC puts SNL up online. (UPDATE: Here you go.) Until then, here’s the forerunner to the bit: The Onion’s take on the same topic, from 2009:


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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