the fact that some girls can be even remotely against their own gender’s equality in society is embarrassing.

Do you think Jensen feels a disturbance in the force every time someone says something mean about Jared? Like he’s living his day doing his things and then he suddenly stops and looks around and he knows.

Someone’s talking shit about Jared.

And the Kill Bill siren starts playing. 

If you have only gotten to know me in the last 8 years, let me make something clear to you. I have never been quiet about my political, economic, and religious views. My stance as a humanist, atheist, progressive, democratic socialist is not a secret. I am not afraid to discuss these topics, as I deeply believe that open, frequent, fact centered debate is the highest hallmark of our democracy, and one of the most reliable forces of peaceful change available to us. My dedication to human rights, social justice, and economic equality should be no surprise to you.

But if you have only known me in the last 8 years, you have only known me during a democratic presidential term, and that means my opinions and dialogue has been tempered by the successes of progressive leadership. Youve never seen me while a republican was in charge.

In short, yall aint seen nothing yet.


Animator vs Animation IV

Absolutely brilliant short film by Alan Becker where a real-world animator finds himself fighting with a stickman on a computer desktop. A tech literate piece, the narrative is mostly non-verbal but the story is told incredibly well visually. Well worth ten minutes of your time - video embedded below:

Directly after graduating from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2013, I ran a successful campaign on Kickstarter to fund the making of Animator vs. Animation IV. I worked on this animation for a year, putting in 738.25 work hours, twice as many as number 3. In this episode, I did a few things differently. First, I included live action shots to show the reaction of the animator at his computer desk. I also included a scene where I fight with the stick figure on my iPhone. This required animating the iPhone’s screen and playing it as a video on the phone itself while reacting to it, with a piece of plastic stuck to my finger so as not to actually activate the touchscreen. I also recorded my own sound effects.

Things have come a long way since Xiao Xiao

More at Alan’s website here


LivingLifeEasy Episode #17: People Fight for Fried Chicken

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