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Who Is Jim Yong Kim? The Guy Singing the Black Eyed Peas Song in This Video.

Internet, you are awesome. Because not that long ago, it would have taken quite some time for me to track down this video of Jim Yong Kim, who may be the next president of the World Bank.

Instead, this one took me about 90 seconds: From this tweet to this Forbes article to this post from Dartmouth College. That’s where Kim, Dartmouth’s president, performed the rap from the Black Eyed Peas song “The Time (Dirty Bit)” last year. Enjoy, starting at the 2:05 mark:

Bonus video: My colleague Liz Gannes, Dartmouth ’04, notes that this was not Kim’s first “Glee”-tastical performance. Here, he partakes in a 2010 Michael Jackson tribute, starting with the Vincent Price rap from “Thriller,” followed by enthusiastic dancing. Begins around the 1:20 mark:


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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