Michael Jackon’s ‘Thriller’ Music Video Recreated With Legos

What do you get when you combine Michael Jackson and Legos? Pure awesomeness.

Annette Jung, Talking Animals animator extraordinaire, first caught our attention in February with her portrayal of Jackson moonwalking using only Lego blocks. At the time, The Huffington Post hoped the director was hard at work creating a “Thriller” animation and it seems our wish has come true.

The Berlin-based comic artist is back with another homage to the King of Pop with a recreation of the opening scenes of “Thriller” using brightly colored Legos.

In the stop-motion visual short, Jung uses Legos in hues of red and blue to show Jackson transforming into a werewolf, as seen in the beginning of the legendary 13-minute music video first aired in 1983. Juxtapoz notes that Jung used the bottom sides of the Legos bricks, which double as pixels, to create shading. She also layered them to create depth.

Jung told The Huffington Post in an email Friday that it took her 10 weeks to complete the piece.

“I usually work much faster but Lego is an entirely new medium for me to animate with and I enjoyed every single second playing with it,” she said.

Why did she choose “Thriller”? “Because I think it is the best music short film ever made.”

What do you think of Jung’s Lego Jackson?

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Pastor Kevin Swanson: Tell gay couples to die on their wedding day.

Christian Right radio host Kevin Swanson says it is appropriate to attend a same-sex wedding but only as long as you hold up a sign calling for the happy couple to be put to death.

Taking a page from Gordon Klingenschmitt, who said that photographers should print “worthy of death” on photos of the wedding of a same-sex couple, Swanson said that guests can “attend the wedding and hold up the sign Leviticus 20:13 word for word: ‘If a man sleeps with a man as he sleeps with a woman the two of them have committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.’ You could attend a wedding and hold up that sign.”

Bakeries, such as the Oregon cake shop that refused service to a gay couple, can do the same thing: “if you bake a cake for a homosexual wedding you can put Leviticus 20:13 on the cake.”

Swanson accused gay “fascists” of attacking the Oregon bakery, telling listeners “that the Nazi Party had their birth at a homosexual bar in Berlin…. This is what homosexuals do best and they will engage in their Pink Mafia effort to control and shut down businesses that do not cooperate with their agenda.”

Following a discussion of how same-sex weddings are “Neronic weddings” as they were developed by Nero, Swanson confessed that he finds it “mindboggling” why homosexuality is “outrageously popular” today.

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This is one of the reasons I tuned my back on religion.  Did this fool ever stop to think that there are more open mined people in the world that find homophobia intolerable that are straight?  As for homosexuality being more popular, well lets just say its not in the closet so much these days.  I do however wonder how long it will be before someone tries to slap the stupid out of this man.

Air Berlin’s epic luggage stuff up

324892-c477167c-15b9-11e3-bfe3-15bd677d882bHOW on earth could a passenger plane take off without a single piece of luggage?

That’s the question on the lips of 200 Air Berlin passengers, whose bags were reportedly left sitting at the airport when their flight took off, and then apparently vanished.

What’s more, nearly a month later the airline still doesn’t know where all the bags are, Slate.com reported.

The allegedly luggage-less flight AB 8109 took off from Stockholm bound for Berlin on August 9. Passengers have been complaining ever since about their lost luggage. While some bags were eventually returned, others remain unaccounted for.

Cue a social media meltdown.

Furious passengers have flooded the airline’s Twitter and Facebook accounts and even set up a Facebook group: ‘Airberlin 8109 Stockholm to Berlin – Where are our bags?!‘.

Its description reads: “We still can’t comprehend why the captain decided to take off before any pieces of luggage were loaded. We need support from Air Berlin – please get to the bottom of this. This isn’t one lost bag, it’s a whole plane of lost bags!”

Many say the airline has failed to deal with the situation and continues to ignore them.

On its Twitter account Air Berlin has been advising passengers to contact the lost and found department at the airport, but passengers say the department tells them to talk to the airline.

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/air-berlin8217s-epic-luggage-stuff-up/story-e6frfq80-1226711324921#ixzz2dzyUJFfc