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November 25, 2009

Movie: Thomas teardown

Thomas teardown from Corn Maze on Vimeo.

Felix is crazy about Thomas the Tank Engine and all his many friends. He has been the lucky recipient of both a new set (Mama) and a huge collection of eBay'd tracks (Grandpa) which he uses to reenact the many scenarios he has studied, often with surprising fidelity to the original. But he cannot build: for that he needs a helpful parent. He recognizes that this is a favor he is asking, he understands, too, that it is ingratitude of the highest order to then destroy what we have built, but ultimately heart rules head, and somewhere in his little heart there lurks an evil urge....

This video reminds me of "Punishing Felix" in which Felix clearly demonstrated his calm resistance to certain rules. For the most part he respects them, but sometimes upon consideration he decides he must reject a particular directive--don't play with food, don't destroy the train system--adopting the classic corporate defense of accepting punishment without acknowledging wrong-doing.

Posted by atshuldiner at November 25, 2009 10:07 PM


new haircut?

Posted by: Cisca at November 29, 2009 11:23 AM

We weren't going to mention the haircut, but there's no escaping your sharp eyes. Yes, new haircut, done using new electric razor. Have decided not to use the electric razor on him any more and to just do it the traditional way: a monkey holding scissors.

Posted by: Alec at December 2, 2009 5:47 AM