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8-26-08 The Seven Deadly Sins

Posted by Sean on August 26, 2008

Hmm… Humping is one of the seven fun deadly sins, right? And if lust really is a deadly sin, wouldn’t every guy on the planet drop dead the minute they hit puberty?

I have questions. And they’re the kind of questions that get you on “Do Not Fly” lists.

Anyway, your neat thing today is a piece of sand animation made by Mark Crawford of the University of Colorado in 2007. It’s name is, appropriately enough, The Seven Deadly Sins. You don’t see much sand animation nowadays (or at least I don’t), and that’s a shame because

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BLOG RANTING IMMINENT
ELEVATED LEVELS OF RABID MOUTH FOAM DETECTED

sand animation is wonderfully flowing and organic. It has a very arty feel to it and, if the animator knows his beans, it can perform some amazing tricks. But these youngsters these days, with their flapper skirts and their rock and rolling music, gotta have it all CGI – slick, shiny, garish and hard as a jawbreaker, and with all the character, too.

I wonder if a geek can be a Luddite? Maybe I can power my laptop with a team of mules… hmmm…

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