Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Manti Te’o Gets the Taiwan Treatment (And That’s No Lie)

It seems inevitable that the bizarre story of Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o — who says he was tricked into a relationship with someone whom he met online, but who never existed — would get the treatment from Taiwan’s Next Media Animation and its CGI magic.

And what bizarre magic it is:


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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