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It's Earth Day (hooray!). Many people are celebrating, including filmmakers. If you don't get a chance to smoke some of nature's finest and watch Disney's new documentary Earth, at least check out this (almost) funny video via Mental Floss. The odd thing about this two-minute ode to Mother Earth is that it was made with help from Ecogeek and…Absolut vodka? Meh. Enjoy:

After the video, check out Ron Bailey's thoughtful Earth Day coverage near, dear and here; and a 1999 piece by Reason Contributor Tama Starr, in which she called Earth Day "a designer holiday crafted to dramatize the ascendancy of style over substance." Then take off the kiddie gloves and have at it in the comments below.