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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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