Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Hollywood Loves Obama Again

This has got to be the mother of all political ads — directed by Oscar-winning director Davis Guggenheim, narrated by Tom Hanks, and lasting 17 minutes — all part of the campaign of President Barack Obama.

Plus, “The Road We’ve Traveled” video was posted right to YouTube upon its release.

It will be interesting to see how it will be received, and if it will work. The Washington Post is calling it a “docu-ganda,” noting that it cost $345,000.

What do you think?


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus