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An Unopened Letter to Jeff Bezos: “The Daily Show” Explains How to Save Newspapers

We’re a day late getting you this “Daily Show” riff on Jeff Bezos and The Future Of News, starring the excellent John Hodgman. On the other hand, “The Daily Show” guys waited more than a week to get to the story. And it’s Friday.

Still here? Here’s your bonus added value free reward! See, some of the newfangled and useless video “curation” services would unthinkingly serve you up the first segment “The Daily Show” did on Bezos and WaPo. But they’d be wrong, because that one was much less good, but the useless video “curation” services’ robots can’t figure that out.

Still, if you want to watch it, here 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