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One Final Freaky Holiday Video: T-Mobile Mashes Up “Glee” and “Pretty in Pink”

I really can’t say if I like this video or I am completely freaked out by it.

T-Mobile, which didn’t get sold to AT&T, hired Hollywood director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and “surprised” shoppers at the Chicago area’s Woodfield Mall with a flash-mob performance of “(There’s No Place Like) Home For The Holidays.”

It’s like the gals from television’s “Glee” cloned themselves and went wild, while stealing a 1980s look from the classic teen movie “Pretty in Pink.”

Except even stranger and up to more than four million views on YouTube.

Now, who knows what the mobile carrier will do next with all those billions from the scotched takeover deal? An unholy combo of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” with the even more grating kid’s film I barely endured, “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”?

Until we find out, enjoy, and then please get back to work tomorrow, everyone:

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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald