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Viral Video: Czech President Pen Caper (and Inevitable Facebook Campaign)

A video of Czech President Vaclav Klaus sneakily pocketing a fancy pen at a signing ceremony has, of course, continued to rack the views on YouTube.

And–also, of course–there is now a Facebook campaign to send him more pens.

Klaus, who does not seem to get the profound silliness of the Internet, has declared that pens are for the keeping when it comes to official duties.

All true, but his stylus caper looks pretty hysterical when set to music, as it was by this Czech television news program:


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik