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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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