Archive for the ‘humor’ category

The Tadpole

February 6, 2011

The tadpole

This is a cute animation short with a stylized  graphic style. I like the watercolor look of it and the simple humor. The audio design is nice too, great sound effects and a jazzy sound track. It was created by Passion Pictures, a London-based production company. Passion Pictures is better known for  their work for the animated rock band Gorillaz and the opening and closing animation for The Beatles: Rock Band video game. This year, their film The Lost Thing has been nominated for best animated short film Oscar.

The Beatles: Rock Band

 

 

Beatles: Rock Band

The Lost Thing

Passion Pictures

Gorillaz

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Keep a sense of wonder

September 8, 2010

Oh my goodness! It's a pony in the Apple store!

Following is a link to an essay on keeping a sense of wonder and magic. It’s also a good observance of the people in an Apple Store. It’s a great read. (If it’s not true that a woman brings a pony  into the Seattle Apple store… well, I don’t want to know.)

Frank Chimero’ essay: “There is a Horse in the Apple Store
What the hell? A beautiful little pony, with a flowing mane, the likes of which my sister would have killed to get for Christmas when she was 7 or 8. And, NOONE is looking at this thing. I wondered: if there were kids in the Apple Store, would they notice? “Yes,” I say. “Yes, they would.” ”

Frank Chimero is an illustrator and designer.

Gizmodo has another photo of the pony: Yes, That’s a Horse Inside an Apple Store

The squealing at Cute Overload (OMG! Pony!)