Tired of living in your own filth? If only there were some snappy, amateur-produced viral video to help you remember to throw your trash in the garbage can, you wouldn’t be reading this while sitting in a pile of rancid cheese and scratched-off lottery tickets. Well, good news — the Texas Department of Transportation’s Don’t Mess With Texas campaign has apparently been wire-tapping your nasty ass, because they’re challenging Lone Star auteurs to submit pro-sanitation videos in their Car2Can contest. Grand prize is a $500 Wal-Mart giftcard, so you can immediately negate your video’s environmental impact by purchasing a whole cartload of sweatshop-produced goods shipped in from Asia and wrapped in several layers of nonrecyclable plastic packaging. I believe that’s called “offsetting your footprint.” Go to dontmesswithtexas.org/car2can for more info.
Until the end of May, Time Warner cable customers can view films produced by local high-school students on demand on channel 988. By viewing the shorts, created by pupils enrolled in Harlandale High’s film school, users will also be voting for them. The makers of the most viewed film will receive a $500 savings bond at an assembly in early June.