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A brilliant quote from a terrible movie

Simone Silvestroni's avatar ·

The Christmas movie Serendipity, that I’m very sorry to have inflicted on both my wife and myself, was released in 2001. It preceded the current enshittification of the web by a couple of decades, and had a single highlight, when the character played by Jeremy Piven erupted in a fantastic rant:

Kids your age. Pimple-faced college drop outs who have made unhealthy sums of money forming internet companies that create no concrete products, provide no viable services, and still manage to generate profits for all of its lazy day-trading son-of-a bitch shareholders. Meanwhile, as a tortured member of the disenfranchised proletariat, you find some altruistic need to protect these digital plantation-owners?