AS FOR YOUR ARHO. / Lucio Fontana
The Baffler,  January 26, 2016

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• Gird your loins with a superfruit smoothie, it’s the thirty-six best quotes from Davos 2016! Mining pits of inanity we had assumed were long depleted, the world’s “thought leaders” have outdone themselves, coming up with such gems as “the biggest impediment to a company’s future success is its past success” (Dan Schulman of PayPal) and “the key to tackling extremism is despair. Rob them of the hope that their wild fantasies will win out the day” (wowzers, Benjamin Netanyahu).

• Someone’s in trouble at Toytalk, the maker of the Hello Barbie doll that was meant to engage your child in chitchat, as advertised on the Baffler’s “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping” surveillance-friendly Christmas gift guide. It’s been found vulnerable to hackers—again!—who, a report said, were given “‘unlimited tries’ at attempting to log in.” 

• Here’s a Boston-based “fake business going after a real business because they’re interrupting my ability to be a fake business.”

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