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The Duchovny-Leoni-Thornton Love Triangle, Or The End of the Internet

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE Billy Bob There's a movement afoot with a pretty simple premise: people should try getting off the Internet because it's making them crazy. We hadn't given too much thought to the idea—not least because its successful implementation would leave us without a job—until we checked our inbox this morning and found the following e-mail. As with most we get, it's nominally about frivolous celebrities—this time it was Billy Bob Thornton and Tea Leoni and David Duchovny—though the names aren't really important. What's important is where it led us after: down a bottomless rabbit hole that neatly encapsulates everything that is wrong and unholy and soul-crushing about the Web, yes, but also the times we live in.

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Take a (long) trip to the dark side, after the jump.

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