Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Silent Night, Holy Night on SNL

SNL-Silent-Night-Children-Choir_After the horrible tragedy of the Connecticut school shooting last week, it’s hard — and even inappropriate — to be funny.

That’s why this opening of “Saturday Night Live” this weekend — a cold open of the New York City Children’s Chorus performing “Silent Night” — was the perfect choice.

What is there to say, really? So the voices of angels sing.


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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