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Conan O'Brien finds humor in suicides at the iPhone factories

February 2, 2012: 11:05 AM ET

Team Coco's video bits can be hit or miss. The one about Apple's iNett was a miss. 

Source: The Conan O'Brien Show

Maybe it was because I just got back from the return engagement of Mike Daisey's The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at The Public Theater of New York.

Or maybe the details in the New York Times series on working conditions in Shenzhen, China, hit too close to home.

But for me the video sketch about iNett -- Apple's supposed solution to the cluster of suicides among Foxconn's factory workers that Conan O'Brien aired Wednesday night -- fell, if you'll pardon the expression, a bit flat.

Team Coco has done better in the past torturing iPhone prototype thievesridiculing Final Cut Pro X and spoofing Jony Ive.

But if you don't mind making light of self-destruction, you can get their latest video here.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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