Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: “Toddlers & Tiaras” Gone Wild

One of my secret pleasures is the TLC cable television show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” which says it “showcases the competitive world of child pageants,” or — in my estimation — is a horrifyingly riveting glimpse into the deepest recesses of humanity.

That would be a three-year-old girl channeling Britney.

Thus, this fantastic mocking of it by Funny or Die — starring a grown-up version of a tiara tantrum — is about as pitch-perfect and hysterical as it gets:


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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