Commuters can now get both daily exercise and a free subway ticket by doing a 30-squat fitness session in the Moscow subways. No, really. It’s a promotion for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics (photo/inset compiled from Mashable). How about New York? Times Square, 8 a.m.?
There are tons of reasons to bike. Tons. It’s ridiculously, insanely good for helping preserve a livable planet. It’s ridiculously, insanely good for our health. And it’s ridiculously, insanely efficient (saves a ton of money for individuals, cities, counties, states, and countries). But there’s one more key reason that is often overlooked: it’s ridiculously,
Copenhagenize, a tremendous bicycling blog based in… Copenhagen, recently posted four awesome bicycling videos (ads/commercials, basically). None of the videos are in English, but Copenhagenize’s Mikael Colville-Andersen took the time out of his day to translate them. They’re great advertisements for bicycling, I think, and most of them are just plain funny, too. So, here they
Easily one of the internet’s greatest webcomics, XKCD suggests that “the word ‘sustainable’ is unsustainable.” Source: XKCD
Along with all the HUGE Occupy news today and this week, here are some good, ‘humours’ Occupy cartoons, graphs, and images:
One of the best news sources around, The Onion, had a great post recently on endangered blue butterflies and their efforts to bring humans with them:
Frank Luntz is, no doubt, good with words (and a little more than that). He holds his fair share of responsibility for the climate crisis we’re in, too, as he has helped the Republican Party avoid action on this critical topic through word games. (Note: he doesn’t like talking about that much these days.)
The uber-funny Stephen Colbert sat down with him recently to learn a trick or two. The resulting video is hilarious (while also a bit interesting). The funny thing is, Luntz seems to not get that Colbert’s job is to be ridiculous and funny while also poking fun at crazy Republicans. Not sure how he could not get that, or if he just gets irritated somewhat easily.
OK, I’m stealing these from Climate Progress, but they’re really good. Enjoy! & drop more in the comments below if you can.he
You have to love this — if only we had such warning labels! Would we pay more attention to the threats caused by coal power?
How’s this for completely hilarious?
Climate Progress likes to highlight fun articles on global warming and political matters from The Onion (“America’s Finest News Source”) from time to time and recently recycled a couple from previous years. I love this one, so am sharing here as well…
This is totally awesome. The ridiculousness of this guy getting a ticket for not riding in the bike lane is made obvious when he decides to then ALWAYS ride in the bike lane, film it, and show the world who should really be getting the tickets.
Great episode of the Daily Show this week. Jon Stewart does a good job helping Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa P. Jackson make some important points that need to be heard while having a bit of fun as well.
Here’s another super cute animal video. Check out these baby “Pygmy Goats” running around on someone’s back deck,.. and how much the dog cares 😀
Here are two great videos I had to share. Translation of the message at the end of the one above is: “It’s smarter to travel in groups. Take the bus.”
We’ve got a lot of crazy stuff going on these days. It makes you wonder if society isn’t just increasingly obsessed with craziness and subconsciously determined to do crazy, self-destructive things… what else would explain our obsession with Charlie Sheen, our ignorance of and inaction on catastrophic climate change, and our decision to put people
See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.
Here’s a great cartoon from Matt Bors of The Free Press. Funny, but also sad. h/t Climate Progress Related Cartoons: Fox News Serving Up Climate Skepticism Earth is an Oil-Coal-holic The Republican Triple Threat Global Warming — What If It’s a Big Hoax Here Comes Trouble Related Stories: Snow Will Fall Despite Climate Change Why
OK, one more wrap-up this week. And perhaps our last weekly wrap-up, period. As I am thinking I will switch to daily wrap-ups instead. (Let me know if you have any objection.) As the title says, this wrap-up is of good or cool green living stories. Biking Biking is one of the greenest things you
Did you have a hard time following the COP 16 climate negotiations in Cancun last year? Want a quick wrap-up of what happened? Well, a little late perhaps, but the UK Youth Delegation to COP 16 in Cancun has created a nice little video wrapping things up. Basically, a replay of the conference. For more
Joe Romm of Climate Progress has a post up on the best climate and energy cartoons or other humor of 2010. Definitely worth a share. Here are few cartoons from the post as a teaser. More in the article and a ton more good ones in the comments. Enjoy! (I thought about compiling my own
This video is extremely funny. It looks like the Onion in video format. I wasn’t sure at first, but thanks to a reader for letting us know that this is a comedy skit, not real life. Nonetheless, you have to watch this video. Too funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkBX_SyaNLc&feature=player_embedded Thanks to Tim Hurst of ecopolitology for this great
It’s finally happened, good old St Nick is beginning to buckle under to the stresses of an over-abundance of controls and regulations. The jolly old elf just isn’t that jolly anymore, and he explains why in this interview.
This is another of those “I thought I’d heard everything” articles, and it comes to us from Australia. Medical expert Associate Professor Barry Walters has proposed a $5000-plus levy on each new baby born, and an annual carbon tax of $800 for each child in the family. His proposal, according to the article on News.com.au,
Well, the residents of that Swedish community have been fighting with the National Heritage Board for a new name, or at least a return to the old name. Globalization has apparently led to rude English-language associations that residents of this small community could live without. The whole thing apparently started in the 1930’s when the
Well, I’ve read it all, and just after I thought every possible dumb thing had been reported, along comes an article in this week’s TIME Magazine that made my jaw drop. Community and homeowners associations across the country are trying to ban the use of clotheslines in their communities. According to the article, they seem
Those are the conclusions of one Dr. Dave Mason, owner of a tech site, Dave Mason.com, and host of his own syndicated tech-oriented radio program. It would appear the good “doctor’s” environmental stethoscope has been misplaced into some dark region, and his environmental view small enough to fit through the eye of a needle. Now
Happy Halloween Planetsavers! If you’re like me, without fail, you are just now thinking of a Halloween costume for tonight’s festivities. As a woman, you really have only a few options, whore, whore or whore. What’s it going to be, sexy alien version of Alice in Wonderland (Paris Hilton’s Costume choice), sexy bat girl or