WHO Wants To Be Second.


You all saw the brilliant video from the Netherlands over at Pharyngula, right? If you didn’t, here it is:

With a follow up from Germany:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand, there’s more! Click on over to Every Second Counts, where people are still living in sane places.


  1. rq says

    I have to keep checking in to see who’s got a new video up. On youtube you can sometimes find them with the intros, too -- I particularly liked the German one, and the Danish one wasn’t bad, either.
    The reinterpretation of actual historical events into alternative facts is delicious.

  2. says

    I am not holding my breath for my country to join in. Our president loves The Dump and admires him so much he even publicly declared that he finally has an ally against the refugees.

  3. says

    That was great! The only thing they could have added, is when they mentioned the Iron Curtain, they should have said “we can paint it gold!” :D

  4. rq says

    I really enjoyed the one from Iran, and I think it was Croatia had a really good one, too. And Namibia. (It’s expanding in two directions -- beyond the EU, and regionally (Bavaria has its own, as do several other German provinces).) They’re a wonderful timesink -- not all are well done, some have the usual issues with implicit sexism and the like, but overall, I would say well done. I’ve actually been learning things from them.

  5. says

    I am very living close to the border, so I have often seen those “lovely curtains” out of the bus or train window. We had to be carefull to collect mushrooms and berries only in areas far enough from those in order to be safe.

    Those were not good times. I hate seeing the worlds nations putting up barriers like these again, instead of helping each other.

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