Today is Energy Wasting Day

The joke's over.

April 1 was touted as "Energy Wasting Day" by, 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.

In St. Louis, check out for details on its April 20 festival set for the the Muny Grounds in Forest Park.

- Nick Lucchesi

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