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This video sums up what we all want to tell big pollution and delivers it as only Jeff Goldblum can.

"Just to recap, there's no argument about this. Don't be garbage people."

This video sums up what we all want to tell big pollution and delivers it as only Jeff Goldblum can.
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There's a problem in the secret, shadowy (fictional) cabal of big pollution. The EPA plans to put clean air safeguards on coal-fired power plants.

This was obviously met with much wailing and gnashing of teeth.


All GIFs via League of Conservation Voters/YouTube.

So they brought in the one man who could help.

A shadowy man of myth and legend. The one man who could make this problem go away. Who could fix it. The Fixer.

Jeff.

Goldblum.

And after careful consideration, he has just one piece of advice about the plan.

That's because EPA's Clean Power Plan makes sense for everybody.

The plan, finalized in August and coming online in December, sets reasonable state-by-state limits for carbon pollution. Years of outreach and engagement have gone into this thing. Consumers will get new jobs and healthier lives, while the power plants get plenty of flexibility and time to innovate and optimize.

The fact big pollution is even objecting to it in the first place makes them:

Because as much as the big polluters whine and kick their feet about their bottom lines, it's a song and dance we're sick of hearing. As Goldblum states: "Frankly, I care much more about my children than your profits."

"Just to recap, there's no argument about this. Don't be garbage, people."

And that's all he had to say.

Here's the full thing in a collaboration between Funny or Die and the League of Conservation Voters.

Meanwhile, the real-life big polluters are trying to use Congress to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, but you can help stop them by signing the League of Conservation Voters' petition telling Congress to grow a backbone and stand up to them.

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When a pet is admitted to a shelter it can be a traumatizing experience. Many are afraid of their new surroundings and are far from comfortable showing off their unique personalities. The problem is that's when many of them have their photos taken to appear in online searches.

Chewy, the pet retailer who has dedicated themselves to supporting shelters and rescues throughout the country, recognized the important work of a couple in Tampa, FL who have been taking professional photos of shelter pets to help get them adopted.

"If it's a photo of a scared animal, most people, subconsciously or even consciously, are going to skip over it," pet photographer Adam Goldberg says. "They can't visualize that dog in their home."

Adam realized the importance of quality shelter photos while working as a social media specialist for the Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

"The photos were taken top-down so you couldn't see the size of the pet, and the flash would create these red eyes," he recalls. "Sometimes [volunteers] would shoot the photos through the chain-link fences."

That's why Adam and his wife, Mary, have spent much of their free time over the past five years photographing over 1,200 shelter animals to show off their unique personalities to potential adoptive families. The Goldbergs' wonderful work was recently profiled by Chewy in the video above entitled, "A Day in the Life of a Shelter Pet Photographer."

Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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