Peter Kafka

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The Best Event You Won’t See at the London Olympics

How’s that? You still have more time to kill?

Google* continues to oblige, this time via one of the best “Saturday Night Live” sketches, ever. Downside: You only get the first two minutes of this classic. Upside: Martin Short, Harry Shearer and Christopher Guest, at their best.

*Astonishing that Google Video continues to exist, separate from YouTube, in the Larry Page “focus” era, no?


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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