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I, pet goat 2

“A story about the fire at the heart of suffering.”

Oh shit. Do yourself a favor and prime your environment for an optimal viewing experience – lights down, full-screen and volume up – this gem deserves your undivided attention.

The attached was created by the talented team at Heliofant, “a nascent independent computer animation studio focused on creating experimental and challenging content” based in the Laurentian mountains just north of Montreal. At present they’re 100% self-funded and you can ensure their next short comes ‘sooner’ rather than ‘later’ by dropping a few shekels into their Paypal.

My weekly album allowance was diverted their way, maybe you’ll consider something similar?

One more thing: Heliofant whipped-up some high-def wallpapers based on the film so follow this hyperlink if you’re in the market for a fresh coat of desktop pixels.

[ I, pet goat II ]

Why aren’t you watching Community?

I spent a fair bit of time mulling over the title of this post. It’s like, maybe you’re already a fan, right? In the end I figured you wouldn’t mind as, if you do watch the show, you probably fucking love it and want other people to watch it, too.

(Quick aside: I’m not being paid to write about Community; I honestly and truly love it.)

I’ve run the numbers and, if you’re a fan of this site I’m fairly certain Community is squarely up your alley. I mentioned the show during the holidays last year – they created a pitch-perfect Rankin/Bass style Claymation episode – and, now that Season 3 is underway, I figured it was worth bringing up again. This is television that is worth your time, it’s a breath of non-derivative fresh air. There’s a creative feedback loop going on between all the involved parties (writers/cast/art-direction/design) that continually produces triple-distilled doses of potent, grain-alcohol-strength intoxicating entertainment. Community routinely delivers something that has (sadly) become a rarity: episodes that hold-up in the vacuum of the half-hour time slot while simultaneously advancing season-spanning, complex, satisfying and believable narratives. Plus, it’s often wonderfully bizarre in unique, unexpected ways so when Thursday night rolls around I’m often giddy wondering what’s going to happen next at Greendale. The attached is a great example of that.

I tend to be an annoying tee-vee purist who will tell you that it ruins the watching experience to start a new series with anything other than Episode 1, Season 1. And, hey, if you’ve got access to the discs/streams then by all means go ahead and have at it. But, if you don’t, no worries: turn down the lights and click play, you won’t be disappointed.

[ Geography of Global Conflict ]

You wicked, wicked devil!

barak obama you wicked wicked devil!

This might be my new favorite YTMND.  Well done, jacktherack!

[ barak obama you wicked wicked devil! by jacktherack ]