This Organization is Keeping the Sets of Your Favorite Shows Out of the Dump

When the curtain falls the set is often scrapped and thrown in a landfill.

Film studios have the ability to build worlds that can feel incredibly real to us as viewers, and usually that’s because they are. The set is one of the most important parts of any movie or TV show, but when the curtain falls the world is often scrapped and thrown in a landfill. One organization is trying to change that. EcoSet has been working to change the culture of disposal for short-term productions by recycling and donating reusable materials, and trying to implement waste reducing strategies into the process of production. The organization has partnered with Target and together they’ve kept over three hundred tons of materials from reaching landfills over the past five years.

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Canadian Politician Makes the Perfect Campaign Ad

He could make history as Canada’s first member of Parliament with eye lasers.

If you thought that American politicians were eccentric, you should see what some of our northern neighbors are up to. Wyatt Scott is a Canadian independent politician running for parliament, and his latest campaign ad is quite possibly the craziest one you’ve ever seen. From fist bumping an alien to slaying a dragon, Scott does it all while never losing his train of thought. The whole thing was made for less than $1000 by student filmmakers found on Craigslist, and it’s safe to say it was worth every penny.

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Some airlines have begun playing videos in place of the safety information presentations typically given by flight attendants, but this guy just showed why you can never really replace the real deal. Michael McAdam, a flight attendant on Westjet Airlines, decided to spice up his safety presentation with a much needed bit of humor and flair. Not only did McAdam loosen up the passengers, but he actually found a way to get people excited about airplane safety and make them pay attention to some possibly life saving information that most passengers just tune out.

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Here’s Why Thousands of New Yorkers Fought a Dildo War This Weekend

They may have been dicking around, but this wasn’t just for fun.

Over the weekend, thousands of New Yorkers gathered in Union Square to smack each other with plastic penises in what was probably the first ever ‘dildo war.’ As odd and as violent as that may sound, the only thing the participants were really fighting for was HIV and STD prevention awareness. The organizers of the event almost canceled it when authorities told them they would face legal consequences if they followed through, but unwilling to compromise their message, they went ahead and did it anyway.

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Saying that actors and actresses tend to have different interview experiences is a huge understatement. The questions “entertainment journalists” ask male stars are usually centered around the film they were actually brought in to talk about, while more often than not female stars are asked irrelevant personal questions about their love life or their next hairstyle. To expose how unfair this practice really is, the stars of the upcoming film American Ultra, Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg, conducted a different type of interview. In this video from Funny or Die, the co-stars interview each other and quickly realize their question cards have been switched, leading to some much-needed discomfort.

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In an attempt to “protect women’s privacy,” a series of bills have been proposed in the U.S. and Canada that aim to keep trans people from using the bathroom corresponding with their gender identity. To show just how ridiculous these laws would be, one trans man decided to document himself obeying it. Michael Hughes has been taking selfies in women’s restrooms, which he would be forced to use if the bills were to pass. The photos clearly illustrate that the law would do absolutely nothing to protect women’s privacy and, in fact, would only complicate things further. Hughes is spreading his message through #wejustneedtopee, a variety of other hashtags, and through TV interviews like the video below.

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