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God decides when the Earth will end

Are you familiar with the Honorable Rep. John Shimkus? He’s the Republican congressman representing the 19th Congressional District of Illinois. Why should you care? Because he’s on the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, a Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

The Subcommittee is responsible for, among other things, national energy policy; fossil energy, renewable energy; energy conservation; energy regulation and utilization; regulation of nuclear facilities; nuclear energy and waste; the Clean Air Act; the Safe Drinking Water Act; Superfund and RCRA; Mining, oil, gas, and coal combustion wastes; and noise pollution control.

Sounds like a pretty important subcommittee, involved in very important business. In fact, the subcommittee has been holding hearings on climate change. Hearings which I can only believe Rep. Shimkus thinks are unnecessary, given his opening statement at one such hearing:

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You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’

Every time I run across something like this, where some aspect of my early life has been recycled, usually improbably, into popular culture, I feel that I have been drawn inexplicably closer to the grave.

Yes, it’s “You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’”. By The Wiggles. With Leo Sayer.

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Truth in Advertising

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You have never seen Little Red Riding Hood told quite like this.

Slagsmålsklubben – Sponsored by destiny from Tomas Nilsson on Vimeo.

via Miss Cellania

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Easy Come, Easy Go

song chart memes
see more Funny Graphs

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30 Shorts by Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is the genius behind the ‘Brackenwood’ series of animations. If you haven’t watched them yet, you should. But if you don’t have time to just relax and enjoy the artistry in Brackenwood, Mr. Phillips has also created 30 ultra-short clips which can be viewed at YouTube. Here are some of the best of the lot:




Dry Lip


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Only For Mythbusters Fans

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World Builder

I know I tend toward hyperbole, especially when I’m trying to make sure you actually watch something I’ve posted here. But this is special. This is an amazing film, both technically and emotionally, and I’m so very glad Mick posted it.

World Builder from Bruce Branit on Vimeo.

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I saw this on an SNL compilation show last night, and thought it was hilarious.

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Sexual Harassment Training

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