The unboxing video is a tired trope of tech blogging, but that doesn't mean we can't find new ways to embarrass ourselves with it. Like, for example, every tech blogger in the world failing miserably and hilariously to open the stupid box. Way to rage against the spaghetti-armed stereotypes, comrades. [YouTube via Business Insider]
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