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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Comic Relief is a comedy video website that sorts the good stuff from the lame via viewer input. In the words of its About Page:

around here you get to vote on what videos are funny and what videos deserve to die.

This 3-minute spoof on environmental Public Service Announcements is titled Stop the Environment. It makes me laugh.

Featuring Ed Asner, Mindy Sterling, Thomas Lennon, Ben Garant, and Cathy Shim it pokes fun at some of the themes and stereotypes from eco ads over the years – for example, the iconic scenery and North American native person in the screengrab below. (See a discussion of the 1970s Crying Indian ad here.)

There’s lots of profanity in this video, so if that isn’t your thing don’t proceed any further. My attempts to embed the video in this post failed, so you need to click the image below to jump to the FunnyorDie website:



h/t to HyperVocal that juxtaposes this video with a recording of Al Gore’s recent public profanity – which wasn’t supposed to be funny.



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