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"It's easy to dehumanize hate speech online because we've gotten so used to seeing it," says writer/director Charlotte Moore. "We tell ourselves that it's the product of trolls, of random, anonymous strangers. Except they're not. They're real people. Many of them will be parents. And some of their children will be gay."

Her new PSA brings to life the worst of the tweets with Twitter hashtag #tomyunbornchild, which was trending worldwide in March. The hashtag -- unintentionally -- encouraged many users to spout hate toward LGBT children.

[huffpo]

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Given the Lynchian quality of this 1991 pro-cleanliness NYC PSA, it may not surprise you to learn that it was directed by David Lynch.

It may, however, surprise you to learn that people born in 1991 can legally start drinking this year. That's how old you are.

(Bonus Fun Fact: The PSA's DP, Frederick Elmes, previously collaborated with Lynch on Eraserhead and Blue Velvet.)

[gothamist.]

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PSA of the Day: Seven months in the making, The Story of Sushi as told through a collection of miniatures lovingly handcrafted by Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber.

Written by Joe Sabia and directed by Vincent Peone for Portland's 

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On-Air Blooper of the Day: Woman selflessly takes it upon herself to educate CBC News viewers on the dangers of texting and walking by demonstrating its painful consequence live on the air.

[guyism.]

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C*ckblocking Bear of the Day: Purity Bear returns with some sass to prevent a couple of mild-mannered adults from throwing their lives away for some meaningless, natural sex.

Seriously, don't these registered voters know that [enter completely made-up statistic that will ultimately do far more damage than a few minutes of a safe and healthy expression of normal human sexuality ever could here]?!&

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Anthropomorphized Hyperboloid Structures of the Day: Dear Ecotricity: If you want to convince me that polluting power plants should be abolished in favor of more wind turbines and solar panels, maybe don't make me feel bad for cooling towers.

Just a thought.

[geekosystem.]

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PSA of the Day: A friendly reminder from competitive eating champ Peter "Furious Pete" Czerwinski not to believe everything you see in dietary supplement/exercise program infomercials -- particularly the before and after transformations.

[gas.]

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