Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Stuffy Actors Reading Inane Social Media Is a Promising Meme

First it was two august actors, James Earl Jones and Malcolm McDowell, reading Facebook updates, which was a hoot.

Now it’s a pair of dueling thespians of a certain era emoting on an idiotic comment war over the boy band One Direction, on Google’s YouTube.

It’s surprisingly gratifying.

Enjoy:


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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