Deferring to precedent, only a handful of countries believe that adhering to past judgments in order to make current and future decisions is preferable to a system based upon statutes and situational circumstances, otherwise known as civil law.
This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: A young lad’s 21st birthday turns into a Burtonesque fantasy — thanks to the miracle of alcohol! — in director Stephen Sotor‘s musical Nightmare Before Christmas spoof “What’s This? A Beer?”
You can tell it’s a fantasy because he hasn’t touched beer before coming of legal age.
Tim Burton Tribute of the Day: Animator Martin Woutisseth celebrates the cinematic ouvre of Tim Burton with a stylish, animated walk through the director’s impressive filmography, from Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure to Alice in Wonderland. (Dark Shadows was cut for time, as the video was created for a five-minute animation contest.)
The project took three months, and Woutisseth said the biggest challenge was “to stay sober during the animaton.”