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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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