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


Drew Grant
July 26, 2011 9:27PM (UTC)

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."

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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?

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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.

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Drew Grant

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

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