Wind Turbine Syndrome

Wind Turbine Syndrome

If you feel like you’re taking life too seriously, Stephen Colbert is always there to chill you out.

In this clip, he explains our solar powered calculators might kill you, propagated by “wind turbine syndrome.”

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So you might be wondering why we would include this in the EO blog. Well it simple, humor can be a very powerful tool for social change.

Have you ever wondered why even the most serious publications include cartoons? It may not be just for “ratings.”

If you’re interested in seeing another great example, I’d recommend you watch this TED talk. In it, New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.

So bring on the funny! What are some of your favorite cartoons, videos and memes?

November 12, 2012