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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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