Daily Threat Assessment: August 8-12, 2011

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Environmentally-friendly 1987 showtune still hits all the right notes

"The Great American Consumer," a song from the 1978 musical Seein' The Light, is just as relevant as it was 30-plus years ago. The creepy intensity of the lead singer – who croons about his energy and fuel addictions – is reminiscent of a younger Stephen Colbert. Slightly cheesy? Definitely. Still accurate for many close-minded Americans? Absolutely. [Grist]

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