Liz Gannes

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The YOLO Anthem, Via “Saturday Night Live” Digital Short

YOLO, the motto/hashtag that’s so hot it’s so totally last month unless you have a tattoo of it, gets reinterpreted by The Lonely Island guys of “Saturday Night Live,” reunited with Andy Samberg.

The premise is funny — explaining “you only live once” not to mean “carpe diem,” but instead, “the world is a scary place, so avoid it” — but these guys and their production values have gotten just way too fancy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald