NSA spying jumps the shark in new YouTube video

Revelations about America’s spy programs, in which the NSA vacuums up troves of phone and social media data, have led to outrage, despair or simply fatigue. But now someone has introduced a bit of fun into the parade of grim news about security hacks and secret courts.

The Shorts Show Productions (“Brooklyn’s Worst Sketch Comedy”) has put out an NSA-themed video set to the tune of summer hit “Blurred Lines.” It features a President Obama character urging everyone to log-on and an NSA agent crooning reassurance about “Murica, we’re the good guys!” Oh, and some prancing terrorists and an Edward Snowden cameo.

Here’s an embed if you want a break from the usual account of our unravelling privacy protections: