WOW!!! Today The Birther Think Tank reached a millstone!!! It exceeded 50,000 views!!! Okay, so maybe it should be milestone, instead of millstone, but just think of it as an homage to the Orly Taitz School of Spelling. Plus, millstone allows me to work in the image above with it’s windmill theme, which we all tilt at; the OWLs for the Orly’s World readers; the moonbats for the other side; the Sturm und Drang aspects of the various Birther Dramas; the overall Silly Symphony nature of Birtherism; and most importantly, the eventual return to normalcy when Birtherism is no longer huffing and puffing its way across the countryside.
Thank you to all the people who read the stuff here. I know sometimes it must be difficult to make the quick changes between serious legal analysis, followed by a jump to a parody Broadway song honoring some poor Birther, then getting jerked back to a poem, and finally ending up tripping over some bizarre headline and offbeat story.
But that is the only way I can think of to make reading about this stuff fun and entertaining. I mean, let’s face it, we’re all working in a mental ward here, and if we aren’t careful, we are going to turn into Nurse Ratched’s or maybe even Randle McMurphy. I always feel like I have made things better when I see you enjoying yourself with these Internet Articles.
Sooo, thank you all for being here. I really appreciate you!!!
Bonus: The 1937 Academy Award winning short by Disney, The Old Mill:
Just for what it is worth, here is what Wiki says about this film:
The Old Mill is a 1937 Silly Symphonies cartoon produced by Walt Disney, directed by Wilfred Jackson, scored by Leigh Harline, and released to theatres by RKO Radio Pictures on November 5, 1937. The film depicts the natural community of animals populating an old abandoned windmill in the country, and how they deal with a violent thunderstorm that nearly destroys their habitat.
Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s multiplane camera, the film also incorporates realistic depictions of animal behavior, complex lighting and color effects, depictions of rain, wind, lightning, ripples, splashes and reflections, three-dimensional rotation of detailed objects, and the use of timing to produce specific dramatic and emotional effects. All of the lessons learned from making The Old Mill would subsequently be incorporated into Disney’s feature-length animated films, especially 1937’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.