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July 23, 2003

Dueling animation
Posted by Teresa at 10:28 AM *

All hail the advent of the computer and the internet, which has put the power to do weird shit into the hands of so many. (via Linnea Anglemark)

Comments on Dueling animation:
#1 ::: LNHammer ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 12:00 PM:

That's almost as freaky as Helvitica v. Arial. (via Boing-Boing)

---L.

#2 ::: Carlos ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 12:20 PM:

I normally laugh like a maniac, so no change.

It brought to mind a completely (AFAIK) uninstantiated object: a Southern history Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band parody album cover.

#3 ::: Genevieve ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 12:56 PM:

To my eternal shame, when it got to the part where the General Lee is chasing the pigs down the road, I said to myself, "Hey! Beau did the driving, not Luke!"

Off to go put my head in the microwave.

#4 ::: Rob Tomshany ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 02:26 PM:

But the animation was on a U.K. website, hence the steering wheel would be on the right-hand side, therefore Beau's doing the driving after all...at least, that's my theory and I'm sticking to it.

#5 ::: Darkhawk ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 02:50 PM:

So I went and shared that URL with a couple of people, including Kevin.

He went on to share it with his officemate.

The officemate says, "It would be British. . . ."

(He says, "She would know. Her SO is British.")

It does have a certain ineffable Monty Python Animationness about it.

#6 ::: Darkhawk ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 03:16 PM:

(And furthermore.)

I sent the link to Brooks with your descriptive text. He responded to the descriptive text with "Also, and perhaps at least as important, the power to distribute it" and said I could relay this critically important elaboration. ;)

#7 ::: Trey ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 03:50 PM:

There's a lot of goofy animation like that around. A really hilarious and awful site that leads to similar stuff is http://www.b3ta.com . Not for the easily offended.

#8 ::: Scott Janssens ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 04:09 PM:

This might help explain why the aliens haven't contacted us yet.

#9 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 05:22 PM:

Darkhawk, tell Brooks I actually thought about that when I was posting, and decided that "the power to distribute it" was sufficiently implicit.

Trey, are those the guys who did the animation of the viking kittens?

#10 ::: jonathan ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 05:23 PM:

I took a stab at flash animation after two hours this is all i got hey its kind of cute at least

#11 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 05:44 PM:

Steve and Elaine Stiles came down, and we went to Circuit City with them. We were poring over the CD section, and I was gazing with some interest on the first Rhino "Appalachian Stomp" collection. Elaine wandered over and asked what I was looking at.

"Well, this seems interesting to me, somehow. It has the basics of bluegrass on it. The ones everybody knows, and a bunch more. See, here's The Ballad of Jed Clampett, and Foggy Mountain Breakdown, and Dueling Banjos..."

"That's my brother," Elaine (nee Elaine Goodman) said. Sure enough, Steve Goodman is the banjo half of the piece.

Well, to make a long story short, "the end."

#12 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 06:19 PM:

What?

Elaine Stiles is Elaine Goodman Stiles as in Steve Goodman? How have I missed knowing this?

#13 ::: Patrick Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 07:13 PM:

But not the same Steve Goodman as the author of "City of New Orleans," I think.

#14 ::: Kathryn Cramer ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 07:28 PM:

Thanks Teresa. The kids loved it. We've seen it 3 or 4 times now.

#15 ::: Mary Kay ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 09:17 PM:

Thanks. I needed that. I think.

But I wanted to see the penguin and chipmunk catch up to Burt and, um, oh never mind.

MKK

#16 ::: Dave Kuzminski ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 09:33 PM:

Here's one that might be of interest: animated cat.

#17 ::: Dave Kuzminski ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 09:39 PM:

This isn't animation, but it's brilliant and hilarious. A DSL connection is recommended. Here's the link.

#18 ::: Alan Hamilton ::: (view all by) ::: July 23, 2003, 10:56 PM:

Heh, that is cute. I like the Klu Klucks Klan at the end.

#19 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: July 24, 2003, 12:43 AM:

Mary Kay, that is a wicked, wicked suggestion.

#20 ::: David Goldfarb ::: (view all by) ::: July 24, 2003, 03:44 AM:

No, the Viking Kittens were originally at rathergood.com. The original Viking Kittens animation is gone from that site (I speculate due to rights issues with the Led Zeppelin song) and has been replaced by an interesting song called "Gay Bar". The original version can, however, be found at this site.

#21 ::: cd ::: (view all by) ::: July 24, 2003, 05:54 AM:

I'm also reminded of "mistranslations", see for example David Larsson's and Magnus Fe4llmar's Daler and the secret weapon (11 MB mpeg). Oh, and make sure to read the disclaimer!

#22 ::: Kip W ::: (view all by) ::: July 24, 2003, 06:52 AM:

Elaine Stiles is Elaine Goodman Stiles as in Steve Goodman? How have I missed knowing this?

By not going record shopping with Steve and Elaine, I'd guess. That's the only way I found out, and I've even been to a seder with her mom without hearing of it. Modest lot.

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