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The Super Sad Executives Of CES

Trapped in Vegas with nothing to show. Energy levels flagging.

Posted on January 8, 2013, at 2:25 p.m. ET

"The little part... separates from the big part..."

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"Welcome" [DEEP SIGH] "to the future."

Michael Abary, senior vice-president for Samsung Electronics America, shows off the NX300 camera, describing it as the world's first single-lens 3D system.
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Michael Abary, senior vice-president for Samsung Electronics America, shows off the NX300 camera, describing it as the world's first single-lens 3D system.

"I really don't like Vegas."

Boo-Keun Yoon, president for Samsung Electronics speaks at the company's news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Boo-Keun Yoon, president for Samsung Electronics speaks at the company's news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"And I'm not sure I like myself?"

Yoon Boo-keun, president for Samsung Electronics, speaks at the company's news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Yoon Boo-keun, president for Samsung Electronics, speaks at the company's news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

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"Want to 'discover' something? Get on a plane. Or a boat. Go anywhere that's not here."

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"Phone. Cellphone. Sony."

Phil Molyneux, president and COO of Sony Electronics Inc., displays a Sony Xperia Z smartphone.
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Phil Molyneux, president and COO of Sony Electronics Inc., displays a Sony Xperia Z smartphone.

"Oh and some headphones. You put them on your fucking head. That's why they're called headphones."

Phil Molyneux, president and COO of Sony Electonics Inc., displays Next Generation X headphones during a Sony news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Phil Molyneux, president and COO of Sony Electonics Inc., displays Next Generation X headphones during a Sony news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"You guys know what's coming, right?"

Tim Baxter, president for Samsung Electronics America, shows off the LED F8000, their newest flagship Smart TV at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Tim Baxter, president for Samsung Electronics America, shows off the LED F8000, their newest flagship Smart TV at the Samsung news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

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"Let's get this over with."

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter unveils Samsung's F8000 HDTV at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2013 International CES on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 8-11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter unveils Samsung's F8000 HDTV at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center for the 2013 International CES on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs from January 8-11 and is expected to feature 3,100 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees.

"It's another TV."

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter unveils Samsung's F8000 HDTV at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Samsung Electronics America President Tim Baxter unveils Samsung's F8000 HDTV at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"You can watch anything on this TV. Tigers, for example. This TV is compatible with all animals."

Joe Stinziano, executive vice-president for Samsung Electronics America, debuts the company's new 85" Ultra High Definition (HD) television at the Samsung news conference.
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Joe Stinziano, executive vice-president for Samsung Electronics America, debuts the company's new 85" Ultra High Definition (HD) television at the Samsung news conference.

"Thank you all for coming."

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[THREE MINUTES OF LOW WEEZING SOUNDS]

Toshi Osawa, CEO and chairman of Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America, speaks at a new conference.
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Toshi Osawa, CEO and chairman of Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America, speaks at a new conference.

"Guys, listen, I'm sorry, we should have just emailed this stuff to you."

Sharp Electronics Vice President of Strategic Products Marketing Jim Sanduski at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
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Sharp Electronics Vice President of Strategic Products Marketing Jim Sanduski at a press event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

"I mean here it is, but, like."

Sharp Electronics Vice President of Strategic Products Marketing Jim Sanduski unveils the Sharp Aquos Ultra HD television.
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Sharp Electronics Vice President of Strategic Products Marketing Jim Sanduski unveils the Sharp Aquos Ultra HD television.

"You already have a TV. Everybody does."

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"Introducing the Turbo Wash. Wait, Ken, seriously? Turbo Wash? I'm the one who has to say this stuff."

James Fishler, Senior Vice President of Marketing for LG Electronics USA speaks at their news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show.
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James Fishler, Senior Vice President of Marketing for LG Electronics USA speaks at their news conference at the Consumer Electronics Show.

"The thing about this laptop is... you just.."

Kirk Skaugen, Intel's vice president of PC client group, holds an Acer Aspire detachable Ultrabook.
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Kirk Skaugen, Intel's vice president of PC client group, holds an Acer Aspire detachable Ultrabook.

"I guess... bend it?"

Kirk Skaugen, Intel's vice president of PC client group, converts a Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook into a tablet, at an Intel news conference during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Kirk Skaugen, Intel's vice president of PC client group, converts a Lenovo Yoga Ultrabook into a tablet, at an Intel news conference during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"Chips. Yep, we make the chips for your chip machines."

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs speaks at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs speaks at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

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"Any questions? Yeah? Well the answer is chips."

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs speaks at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs speaks at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"The fuck are we even doing, Steve?"

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) listens onstage to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer (L) listens onstage to Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"Who knows. I'm so tired."

Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during a keynote address at the 2013 International CES at The Venetian on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer speaks during a keynote address at the 2013 International CES at The Venetian on January 7, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I miss my kids."

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays Windows Phone 8 devices at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays Windows Phone 8 devices at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

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"I miss Bill."

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays the new Windows Surface tablet at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer displays the new Windows Surface tablet at the Qualcomm pre-show keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas January 7, 2013.

"First question: where do I look? Second question: when can I leave?"

Mindy Grossman, CEO of the Home Shopping Network (HSN), speaks at the Panasonic news conference.
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Mindy Grossman, CEO of the Home Shopping Network (HSN), speaks at the Panasonic news conference.

"I could have been an astronaut."

Dish CEO Joe Clayton poses while wearing sunglasses during a Dish news conference.
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Dish CEO Joe Clayton poses while wearing sunglasses during a Dish news conference.

"You can do it. You can do it. You can do it. Just five more days."

Panasonic Corporation President and CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga bows at the end of his keynote address at the 2013 International CES.
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Panasonic Corporation President and CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga bows at the end of his keynote address at the 2013 International CES.

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