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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Idle Hour

With Twitter on the blink Thursday morning and August recess under way, HOH brings you a few ways to waste time … er, gather your thoughts.

[IMGCAP(1)]Birther-Approved Technology. Seeking to invalidate a legitimate presidency? Or maybe you just want to prove that you too were born in Kenya?

Good news: The Republic of Kenya’s Birth Certificate Generator is made just for you.

All you need to do is answer a few standard questions about your name and birth, along with some info about your parents. Type the answers into specially designed boxes, and once you’re finished, click the “Deliver This Baby— button.

Presto! A totally falsified Kenyan birth certificate. And you can even post it to Facebook.

Christmas in August. The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity recently got caught in scandal when forged letters sent on its behalf were discovered on Capitol Hill. But the group’s public relations efforts have had other low (although much funnier) moments, like these holiday-themed videos.

A cross between the Chipmunks and a “South Park— episode, the lumps of coal belt out carols such as “Frosty the Coalman— and “Clean Coal Night,— apparently aimed at putting a friendlier face on the industry.

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