Kara Swisher

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Annoying Can-You-Hear-Me-Now? Verizon Guy Actually Non-Annoying in Anti-AT&T iPhone Ad

BoomTown hates the Verizon “Can you hear me now?” guy even more than I do the Progressive Insurance lady.

But his lame schtick finally works in this commercial, which the wireless carrier just put out to herald its upcoming Apple iPhone launch.

It takes a clever, if unsaid, slaperoo at AT&T. Much deserved!

Enjoy 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