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Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan Share a Lyft Car (Video)

Peer-to-peer ride-sharing service Lyft just got its first big celebrity endorsement, of sorts. Via Conan O’Brien, here’s “Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan Share a Lyft Car”:

The conceit is that Lyft drivers are just regular people, and they’ll go along with whatever wacky and not-super-legal ideas the trio come up with, and let it be filmed from every angle. It’s funny.

(Of course, the stickler in me notes that the Lyft app helps people settle up automatically, but they needed a way to end it.)

(Not safe for work, although it has been bleeped.)


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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