Kara Swisher

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Viral: 99-Pound Weakling to Captain America (Thanks, CGI!)

Here is a really cool video from the upcoming movie, “Captain America: The First Avenger.”

There is all the action, of course, but what’s interesting is the CGI used to make the buff actor who plays Captain America look like the slight, sallow and weak man he was before he was transformed.

It’s pretty impressive, as you can see from a recent trailer:


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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