As we stumble and waddle and brawl toward the inevitable end of western civilization it's heartwarming to know that this decline is vastly accelerated by our desperation to generate ad revenues at any price. Indeed, one cannot but be inspired by the sight of human cupidity exploiting human ignorance and folly, which will result in some billionaire still striving for the very last ad dollar as the final vestiges of civilization burn around him.

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