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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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