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|copyright 2017 janice leber / chopped liver productions|
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As residents of Portland, Oregon, we've become accustomed to legal marijuana. And one day we heard that a shop just down the street had a strain called "Space Candy." We loved the name and decided to get a taste of space candy.
As we were walking back home from the friendly neighborhood weed shop, I was delighted by the idea that I had space candy in my pocket. I imagined I was Fred Astaire doing a novelty number, and at that point the song wrote itself.
There are plenty of space-themed establishments in Portland, from the Space Bar to UFO Pizza (and beyond!), and I considered doing a video of spacey storefronts. But I also thought it would be fun to have stick figures act it out with an alien. I figured out how to shift perspective doing this animation, and even though it is super clunky, it surely did work. It won't be this clumsy next time. I could point out quite a few even clumsier elements of which I am less than proud, but I'm going to save all that for the Commentary Reel. Meanwhile, here's hoping that you too have space candy in your pocket.