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  • Advocacy groups have tried a plethora of methods to raise awareness of the problem of driving while under the influence of alcohol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 10,000 people died in drunk-driving accidents throughout 2012. That is one person every 51 minutes.

    But apparently the risk of killing yourself or someone else, not to mention criminal prosecution and legal fees, just isn't enough to deter some people from consuming alcohol and sitting behind the wheel. Comedian Tom Mabe is now using a different approach to stop DUIs, and it involves a little tough love for one of his friends.

    The notorious YouTube prankster teamed up with Jim Clark to play an elaborate joke on a man who has been charged with five DUIs. After the mark, identified only as Dennis, allegedly became intoxicated and passed out in his truck, Mabe and Clark transported the man to an office that was set up to look like a hospital room. When Dennis woke up, a doctor played by

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  • These days, society is great at providing moments so depressing that all you can do is laugh. After watching a video of an actress portraying a slave and responding to actual tourist questions ... well, you might just find yourself laughing.

    Azie Mira Dungey formerly worked at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate as a historical re-enactor. The actress and comedian has played the roles of different black women who lived in the Washington, D.C., area in the 18th century. In a post on her website, Dungey explains that playing a slave for a living, especially while President Barack Obama was seeking reelection, invoked a series of emotions.

    "Talking to 100s of people a day about what it was like to be black in 18th Century America. And then returning to the 21st Century and reflecting on what had and had not changed," Dungey wrote of her daily routine. "So, I wanted a way to present all of the most interesting, and somewhat infuriating encounters that I had, the feelings that they

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  • Dean Zimmer is a talented drummer who plays in a band that has opened for the likes of Styx, Kansas, and Thin Lizzy over the years. He was also born with a rare disorder, called Arthrogryposis, that affects the joints. That might make a weaker person give up on a career doing the most physically demanding job in music. But Zimmer rocks. He has been playing for 30 years, and has only gotten better with time.

    Other musicians laud his talent. But he knows how skeptical people were at first. A short video, made by Ross Harris and Stanley Gonzales, is called 'Drummer Wanted,' after the ads that Zimmer would respond to for auditions. Whenever he showed up to an audition, he says, people looked at him "like [he] had three heads."

    His style is unusual, but it works. Zimmer stresses that his disability does not affect him, saying, "I wasn't disabled: I just couldn't walk real good." His bandmate, Rick Abbott, says of his ability, that when people go to see him, they might be circumspect, but then

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