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...]

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...]

Cute Video Alert: Wild Foxes Jumping On A Trampoline

Wild foxes discovering and jumping on a trampoline is the only motivation anyone could possibly need to minimize their impact on the planet. Don't you think? My favorite part in this video is when the foxes stop playing with each other, look down at the trampoline for a long second, then start jumping. You can almost hear them thinking, "Whoa, WTF?!"  Thanks to my friend Jerry James Stone for tweeting this awesome video from Animal Planet. … [Read more...]

Hilarious BP Coffee Spill Parody Video

This is what happens when BP spills coffee during a meeting. What could have been a simple cleanup (not to mention prevented) turns into a ridiculous conglomeration of failed tongue-in-cheek cleanup efforts. Watch: … [Read more...]

Liquid Mountaineering: Now You and Jesus Can Have a Foot Race on Water

Have you heard of the newest eco extreme sport?  It's called liquid mountaineering (I just call it pure awesomeness). Check it out: Thanks to my friend Shea Gunther, who introduced me to liquid mountaineering and posted the awesome video at MNN.com. Bubble buster: Ok, I can't keep you on the hook any longer. As much as it saddens me to tell you this, there is no such thing as liquid mountaineering. This video is just a very well produced advertisement – or rather, … [Read more...]

Shower Pooling: Saving Water, The Planet, and Your Love Life

There are all kinds of ways to conserve water, but as our friends at Elephant Journal point out, sometimes they can just be so boring.The popular male-marketed body products company, Axe, thinks so too.The solution? Take action, take your clothes off.We've all heard of carpooling to save gas, but what about shower pooling to save water?Don't miss the video below...  … [Read more...]

How to Strangle a Climate Skeptic

What's the best course of action when you run into a climate skeptic that just won't listen to your well thought out arguments or any amount of data you present? Strangle them. Grist shows you how...  Happy Friday...and just in case you thought we were serious, strangling people really isn't cool. … [Read more...]

Zombie Yoga: Living A Full Life Through Undead Lessons

I love zombies.They can teach us so much if we can only get past their decaying flesh and misunderstood moans.The Zen of Zombie, by Scott Kenemore, not only helps us better understand the undead culture, but shows us ways we can actually live better through lessons gleaned from them....and how to avoid having your brain eaten by the occasional hoard of unhappy zombies.In a great promo for the book an ad was run around New York City that simply said, "Dress like a zombie and bring … [Read more...]