Batteries not included.

                           May 28, 2004

                       NOTE FROM KRISTIAN:

            Computer-animated Shrek did 157 bazillion
            dollars last weekend, another nail in the
          the coffin of the classic, hand-drawn style...

            The Top 9 Reasons Hand Animation Is Dead

 9. Because it's only being used for films with lame-ass scripts.

 8. Unfortunately, the International Hand Union was never able to
    put their finger on the problem and get a firm grasp on the

 7. Snow White and the Seven Stick-Figures proved they're just
    not trying anymore.

 6. Even the South Park guys are too lazy to move their
    construction paper around by hand anymore.

 5. Increased popularity of Japanese buttock animation.

 4. Every since Sylvester Stallone's career tanked, people have
    lost interest in two-dimensional characters.

 3. Hard to get skilled female animators to agree to a "hand job".

 2. "Why do you want to know, Dave?"

    and the Number 1 Reason Hand Animation Is Dead...

 1. Pixar, in the study, with the joystick.

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Selected from 50 submissions from 16 contributors.
Today's Top 5 List authors are:
John English, Orem, UT              -- 1, 7 (2nd #1)
Scott Bostick, Lake Ridge, VA       -- 2
Brandon Hunt, Braintree, MA         -- 3, 4
William C. Martell, Studio City, CA -- 5
Arthur Levesque, Laurel, MD         -- 6
Janis Spidle, Kansas City, MO       -- 8
Jennifer Ford, Ft. Wayne, IN        -- 9
Kristian Idol, Burbank, CA          -- List Upper Hand

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