I haven't added to my blogroll for quite a while, and there are some wonderful blogs I need to include. The first one that I'll mention, because I showed everyone here a number of posts from it this evening, is Thinking Animation Blog. Thinking Animation Blog has posts about animation, the making of animation, interviews with animators, and wonderful animation videos that I often haven't seen anywhere else.
I thought I'd get lots of blogging done this weekend. You see, after all the busy-ness of the last few months (good busy, but some of the busiest I've ever been, just the same), I decided to take this weekend and schedule nothing.
Nothing at all.
I decided that, besides laundry, dishes, and the every day stuff, I'd just do whatever I felt like. What a bizarre concept. I was sure that I'd get lots of blogging done, but I never really felt like blogging. What did I feel like?
I'd start reading a book, or downloading photos, and I'd get sleepy and go take another nap. Along with sleeping well at night, I slept two to three hours during the day. I haven't even finished any of the books I'm reading (Small Pools, Unseen Academicals, and Tales from Outer Suburbia).
I almost didn't write this part of the post because it seems so... shameful to get so little done over a whole weekend. However, catching up with the last two weeks' worth of Glee put me in a good mood this evening so I decided to confess anyway.
Here are a few interesting things I ran across the last few weeks:
If anyone had asked you, a decade ago, to predict who would be the
biggest star of 2010, you might have said Jim Carrey. Or Tom Hanks. Or
Tom Cruise. They headlined the biggest movies of 2000, after all...
I don't usually care for this kind of humor, but this one is well done, and...
... like Wile E Coyote, these two always come back. This short is from a new project from Aardman Animation (for those of you who, like me, are Wallace and Gromit fans) to showcase their directors in short films. Director Alan Short describes this short: "This set up is the premise for a series of silly gags... it's done in the style of a homage to such animation greats
as Tex Avery and Chuck Jones."