Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: "Conan the Barbarian" Gets a Non-Arnold Remake

BoomTown is an unrepentant fan of the Arnold Schwarzenegger School of Bad Acting and BIg Swords, so I am a little nervous to see this summer’s remake of 1982’s classic schlockfest, “Conan the Barbarian.”

Can anyone reach Arnold’s stellar level of so-bad-it’s-good acting? I think not!

In any case, here’s the trailer for the new movie, with one for the original right below it:

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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