The Pride of a Nation

From deep in the lair of the crab of ineffable wisdom, home of those Rather Good / 7 Seconds of Love folk, comes this rousing ode to brave Prince Harry.

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Well, Blow Me Down. Please.

Hey kidz, it’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day today, and you know what that means. It means you’re supposed to talk like a pirate, smartass.

And don’t forget to pay a visit to Cap’n Dyke, the Lesbian Pirate Queen.


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Uncle Walt Explains Copyright Law

Eric FadenI found this at You Aint No Picasso, who found it at Boing Boing, who found it at the site of the Stanford University Law School Center for Internet and Society, who got it from Professor Eric Faden of Bucknell University (lovely page, professor), an English professor who runs the school’s Film Studies program. That’s Faden over there.

What is it? Why, it’s a brief explanation of US copyright law, presented by characters from Disney films.

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Utter Brilliance

Oh, how I love the web.

I have loved this bit of claymation since I first saw it on when I was seven or eight years old, and I don’t think I’ve seen it in about thirty years. Half an hour ago, I was watching trying to tell a story about a bunch of rocks (not quite his best work) and it reminded me of this little wonder, so I ran a quick search on sesame street 12 animation rocks and there it was. Joy!

This piece has it all: religion, sacrifice, symbolism, mob mentality, violence. This is a big part of how I ended up studying the . (I studied under that guy. The bibliography of the book is six months of me.)

No, I’m really not kidding. Forget the story, forget the lesson, and just think about the sensations and motivations. What are those stones experiencing? It’s the point at which the conscious and subconscious meet. There is thought, but that thought is only hesitation toward a release that takes them to a level of nothing but feeling: rage for some, fear for others, and then, natural understanding and escape to safety. Qwerty like.

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