Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Kim’s Fairy-Tale Divorce, Kardashian-Style

This weekend, “Saturday Night Live” did a fantastic mocking of the recent quickie divorce of the sham marriage of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.

The reality show famebots are — let’s all admit it — media and digital geniuses at making their traffic-accident lives into audience gold (-plated).

Here’s the “SNL” sketch, with the genius Kristen Wiig as the spotlight-stealing Kris Jenner:


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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