“SNL” Parodies Google Glass

Now that Google’s Glass Explorer Program is in full effect, the specs can be spotted anywhere with a high concentration of geekery. Naturally, this has spawned more than a few parodies, including a tumblr called “White Men Wearing Google Glass.”

And in a spot-on send-up of the new technology’s awkwardness, Fred Armisen returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night as tech blogger Randall Meeks, who brought his brand-new Glass to Weekend Update to show host Seth Meyers how “discreetly” they can be used in regular conversation. Instead, his attempts to demo Glass’s head gestures and voice commands ended up demonstrating a kind of tech-induced Tourette’s Syndrome.


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