Kara Swisher

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Happy T-Day From Honey Badger (And to All a Good Pepper Spray!)

Look, it might just be an Internet meme, but it’s a good one, turning a bad situation into something else.

I am not sure what that is exactly, but above you can see the Thanksgiving version of one of the many takes on Tumblr placing the pepper-spraying cop in different and unlikely scenes.

And below it is a new T-shirt that mashes up the pepper-spray meme with the much-beloved Honey Badger one.

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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