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HBO Silicon Valley on Kevin Rose raccoon toss

In the preview for
next week’s episode of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,”
the hapless
Jared notes that series arch villain Gavin Belson, the CEO
of Google stand-in Hooli, is so mean, he once “tossed a sloth
down a flight of stairs.”

“He said it was an accident, but he had this look in his eyes,”
says Jared. 

This is a deep cut,
even for Silicon Valley
: Way
back in 2013
, Digg cofounder and True Ventures investor Kevin
Rose rescued his dog from a raccoon by chucking the attacker down
some stairs. The video went viral on Twitter and
Reddit, and eventually spawned
this epic GIF of Rose
throwing the raccoon down a stairwell in an infinite loop.

Here’s the animation:

And the full video: 

 And the full teaser for next week’s “Silicon Valley,” for
context:

 


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