Saturday, December 17, 2005
Quick break from finals studying (aaarrrgh) to bring you this.
A school in Michigan has their 5th and 6th graders making crappy computer animations. They're all funny in an awkward way (a lot of them seem to involve stick figures saying 'ouch'), but the best by far are the ones who take full advantage of the assignment to create a little propaganda.
Goodbye State, a simple yet elegantly rendered notion.
Mighty Michigan, a race between the flags of the two schools where Michigan clearly reaches the top of the hill first and the State flag is tagged with the 'loser' label.
Michigan on fire, which is either done by a State fan, or is a commentary on the barbaric ways of State fans. I can't tell. I do like how the figure appears to be wearing not just any State hat, but a State trucker hat.
And Football score, which seems to be an illustration of an armless Garrett Rivas.
You don't get 5th graders making animations like that about BC and BU, now do you?
edit: Unrelated to anything but my own madness, but I have to say it.
DEAR COCA COLA. POLAR BEARS AND PENGUINS DO NOT LIVE IN THE SAME PART OF THE WORLD. YOU ARE ANIMATING LIES IN THE WINTER HOLIDAY SPIRIT. PLEASE STOP. YOU MAKE BIOLOGY PEOPLE WANT TO RIP THEIR EYEBALLS OUT AND THROW THEM AT THE TV.
AND IF THEY DID LIVE TOGETHER, WHICH THEY DO NOT, THE POLAR BEARS WOULD EAT THE PENGUINS. SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR CLASSIC GLASS BOTTLES, AND YOU CAN SHOVE THEM. I know I shouldn't care, but what can I say, the constant blaring of Christmas music everywhere puts me into this sort of mood.
edit II: This is possibly the best thing I've seen in University public buildings. That's the UGLi (Undergrad Library) and the Fishbowl in Angell Hall. I only wish I'd seen it in person.