Weekend Open Thread: Fun With Stop Motion


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Just a little video to share with you this week. The song may not be to your liking — though I liked it and my daughter literally ran into the room to find out what it was — but it’s the video that’s really a lot of fun. None of this will be entirely new to fans of Ray Harryhausen or Art “Gumby” Clokey or the Aardman Animations studios or some of other great stop action animators, but has the advantages of being tuneful, dreamy, and sexy. And if you don’t like it — well, you have the whole weekend to recover.

This is your Weekend Open Thread. Talk about this or whatever else you want, within general bounds of decorum and discretion.  And … sweet dreams!

In honor of Rand Paul, I was going to make a filibuster joke here — “stop motion,” get it? — but I shall instead be merciful.


About Greg Diamond

Prolix worker's rights and government accountability attorney. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Runs for office sometimes, so far to offer a challenge to someone nasty who would otherwise have run unopposed. Someday he might pick a fight intending to win it rather than just to dent someone. You'll know it when you see it. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level. A family member works part-time as a campaign treasurer. He doesn't directly profit from that relatively small compensation and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he hated. He does advise some local campaigns informally and generally without compensation. If that changes, he will declare the interest. He also runs a less frequently published blog called "The Brean," for his chosen hometown, where he is now fighting with its wealthiest and most avaricious citizen-donors. This just seems to be his way.