The joke's over.
April 1 was touted as "Energy Wasting Day" by Together.com, a Web site constructed by The Climate Group, which aims to "catalyze business and government leadership on climate change in order to put the world on track for a low carbon economy."
In the weeks leading up to today, the character of "Dan Power," a bullish Brit who loves to waste energy -- he also works at a power plant -- was chronicled through LOL videos on YouTube.
But today, Power's character came out an apologized for his promotion of wasting energy. Quite sheepishly.
It's all an attempt to motivate us to use less energy, but it's safe to assume that the folks behind these videos have conceded defeat to energy-sucking computers.
To "waste" a few minutes of your day, check out these videos:
Energy Wasting Day - posted March 18
Energy Wasting Day- an apology - posted today
... By the way, Earth Day is April 22.
Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.