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Vampire support for gay teens, an unlikely documentary subject, and the debt ceiling explained in Sorkinese

Published July 26, 2011 5:27PM (EDT)

No, this is not Canada's answer to Johnny Five.
No, this is not Canada's answer to Johnny Five.

1. Alexander Skarsgard tells us it gets better: Wait, it gets better for gay kids, or it gets better for vampires-as-a-metaphor-for-homosexuality?

No offense to Alex Skarsgard, who is working for a good cause here, but he just seems so out of it. Like someone just told him to make this video after a long day and he's like "Earth to Alan Ball, I need a script here."

2. "Damn!" trailer: Jimmy McMillan, aka "The Rent is Too Damn High" guy, gets his own documentary. Now he, Ron Paul and Al Gore can start their club!

3. Harry Potter reimagined as a teen comedy: Hmph. I don't know, isn't this actually just "Harry Potter" without all the Death Eaters, and with upbeat music?

4. Canadian photography company plays Moustrap: Finally, a Rube Goldberg device that hasn't been created to kill people.

5. "West Wing" explains the Debt Ceiling: Sometimes it's hard to understand the news. Thank god Aaron Sorkin saw what's been happening, went back in time to 2004, and got his characters to explain it to us.

By Drew Grant

Drew Grant is a staff writer for Salon. Follow her on Twitter at @videodrew.

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