Maximum Boost to Norway!

I don’t like beer, and I don’t like to party, but I like Party With Beer:

Apparently some people were offended by “Heinrich Stämmler”‘s (I love how a Norwegian cartoon features German English) cartoon wee-wee. It’s part of Norges Televisjon‘s animated talk show project, which postulates TV talking heads don’t wear pants, since they’re (supposed to be) shot from the waist up, behind desks. Some Youtubers were so outraged by the flappin’ flaccidity, that Stämmler issued a video response:

Finally, NRK cleaned up their act with this Family-Friendly Version:

Some comments indicated “Party with Beer” is a parody of the band Scooter, which I’d never heard of, but after seeing their videos I have to agree – a brilliant parody at that.

Now I want to move to Norway.

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Back from Portland

The Platform Animation Festival was a big success, classy from start to finish. The Sita Sings the Blues work-in-progress screening went exceptionally well. The theater was beautiful, the projection system outstanding, and the audience was exceedingly kind and generous. I sampled some fine films, hung out with old friends and colleagues, and met some very cool people for the first time. And now I must get back to work!

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