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Brett Foxwell is a professional stop-motion animator and, if I can be the judge, a loonie. He’s done this fantastic frame-by-frame animation of him…sanding wood, I guess is what. The result looks like breathing creatures or microscopy or aerial photography of a seasonal river delta. Watch it. Wear headphones. It’s something else.

This was not a simple idea. He would have to take a precise amount off each time to make such a smooth animation. Even harder than that, though, he’d have to move either the camera or the wood closer by exactly the amount he’d shaved off, or likewise the animation wouldn’t be smooth. Hence loonie.

If synchronized sanding ain’t your thing, we’ve been enjoying watching this litter of Canadian kittens grow up in real time. They’re all ready to be adopted out, so don’t get attached, but I’m quite sure they’ll follow another litter after this. It’s what they do.

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Comment from .
Time: June 21, 2017, 12:55 am

June 20, 1893, Lizzie Borden walks.
We loonies pay taxes too!

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 21, 2017, 1:00 am

I left my birth certificate at Lizzie Borden’s house. Did I ever tell you that story?

 


Comment from Schizil Z-Man
Time: June 21, 2017, 1:14 am

I left my birth certificate at Lizzie Borden’s house. Did I ever tell you that story?

Did you ax her for it back??

 


Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: June 21, 2017, 12:36 pm

Insist Lizzie give it back – chop, chop!

 


Comment from Wolfus Aurelius
Time: June 21, 2017, 1:00 pm

Cute kittens, though I prefer longhairs.

 


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: June 21, 2017, 1:07 pm

When I watched them yesterday, they were very cute — and nuts!

So, are stoaty & Uncle B out raging, today? Make sure to grab some free stuff. And drink plenty of water, too. :)

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 21, 2017, 3:29 pm

Always good when a day of rage can be scheduled instead of just letting rage happen at random.
Maybe they can get up to scheduling “day of jihad” so people will know when it’s best to stay home instead of walking about living their lives.

Odd we never seem to schedule days of joy, but there it is.

I assume that’s the same thing that makes us yearn for Mayan end time disasters, 2nd American Civil Wars, Global Warming terrors and Friday the 13th movies.

 


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: June 21, 2017, 8:43 pm

I’m sad to see that your current temperatures are almost as high as they were back in 1976 before NASA discovered our SUVs (which hadn’t been invented yet) were causing the whole planet to warm, though at the time we were pretty sure we weren’t doing enough to stave off the coming Ice Age.

So, uh, we apologize for the inconvenience!

 


Comment from Mitchell
Time: June 21, 2017, 9:44 pm

Completely off topic but somebody stole a toe.

Pretty sure it was here that I first read about The Sourtoe Cocktail and I’m sure you’d want to know about this important development Stoaty.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 21, 2017, 11:36 pm

Drink it fast, drink it slow, but your lips have got to touch the toe. I feel sure I’ve posted about it before, but it’s too late to check tonight…

 


Comment from Veeshir
Time: June 22, 2017, 2:05 am

Brett Foxwell is a professional stop-motion animator and, if I can be the judge, a loonie.

Have you heard of Michael Moschen?
I’m not sure of his training, but I’d say he’s a math nerd who did a lot of acid and took up juggling.
He does some seriously optically delusional stuff involving juggling, spinning torches and some other stuff.
The first time I saw it I yelled at the TV, “You can’t do that!”
Check it out, some of his stuff is on youtube.

 

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