How to “Use the Force” to Lower Gas Prices

darth vadar kid using the force

If you are not one of the 42 million or so people who have watched the Darth Vader kid & Volkswagen commercial (“The Force”) on YouTube or who saw it during the Super Bowl, you should go check it out now (and then come back to this post).One of the best Congressmen out there today, in my humble opinion -- Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) -- and the Natural Resources Committee (Democrats) recently made a great spoof of this video, or sequel you might say.But, beyond just spoofing or making … [Read more...]

The Bond Bike: Cycling for Badasses

Now, here’s a cool one.Who doesn’t want to be like James Bond?One way you can be a little more like this super agent someday (if you have the right connections) is with a “Bond bike.”This is not actually a new bike but a kit to use on your existing bike that will give it the cool ability to easily ride on snow, shoot flames out of your handlebars, and more.  … [Read more...]

Turn Your Old Sneakers Into Funky Solar-Powered Lights

If you’re like me then you probably have an old pair of shoes lying around the house that you just can’t part with. Why not turn those beloved old shoes into something that you can use or just help add style to your casa, solar-powered street lights. I know you’re probably wondering “how in the world did a company think to merge these two things and come up with such a cool product”. … [Read more...]

Video Proof That Unicorns Exist…in Canada

Apparently unicorns exist in Banff, Alberta, Canada. See for yourself: Ok, so this wonderful individual is obviously a wee bit confused. "I thought unicorn was so extinct, buuut unicorn live in Banff," says the narrator. I don't know if unicorns live in Banff, but caribou do...and certain subspecies of North American caribou are endangered. Find out what you can do to help endangered caribou (and maybe even unicorns) at Caribou and You. [Photo: Glitter Pissing] … [Read more...]

Nissan Leaf Commercial = Hugs From A Polar Bear

If polar bears had a labor union they would probably go on strike until the usage of their white fluffiness as a means to impart environmental guilt came to an end. Nissan's new LEAF commercial is a clever bait and switch that polar bears everywhere would be happy with. Move over Lance Armstrong, it's the polar bears' turn in the Nissan spotlight. Our friends at Ecorazzi say, Nissan has released their latest commercial for the upcoming all-electric LEAF. It features a polar bear searching for … [Read more...]

A Guy Walks In To a Bar and Orders a Pharma-Chemical Laden Water…

Water has become the "civilized" world's new wonder drug...and most of us don't even realize it. The ever-talented Joe Mohr paints the picture in such clever style:Joe says,Between 2006 and 2007, the Southern Nevada Water Authority in Las Vegas screened tap water from 19 US water utilities for 51 different compounds. The 11 most frequently detected compounds are highlighted in the cartoon and described below. … [Read more...]

Funny Quiz: Oil Spill, Seagal, or Van Damme?

Some of BP's oil cleanup tactics sound a lot like bad action movie titles. But hey, what do you expect from a company who turns even a coffee spill into a corporate disaster? TreeHumper.org came up with a clever quiz to see if you can tell whether or not the phrase is a BP cleanup idea or a actually a Steven Seagall or Jean Claude Van Damme movie title. … [Read more...]

Obesity: The Most Eco-Friendly Way to Live (and Die)

Want to do your part for the planet?Get fat. The fatter the better.Check out this epic eco (and health) fail over at the FAIL Blog.The FAIL Blog says, "Help save the planet by being fat! Whenever you see a fat person cheer for them because they are helping the planet by dying young!" This, by the way, is apparently a card from The Green Game. It's no surprise that it only has a 2-star rating at Amazon, is it? So what do you think?... Is cholesterol the new alternative energy … [Read more...]

Firefox Plugin Leaks Oil All Over BP In Your Web Browser

A new oil spill Firefox plugin began taking the web by storm yesterday. It covers out mentions of BP in a black blob which then proceeds to drip down the screen. Why? As one popular tweet says, "Want BP to f*ck up your browser like they've f*cked up the Gulf? Install the Oil Spill Firefox plugin." Here are some screeshots of how the plugin looks... On Bing.com: On BP.com.....because I couldn't resist it. See how many of your Facebook friends are talking about the BP oil spill, at … [Read more...]