Aliens Vote is a new organization website that wants to know who our nation's 29.1 million home-owning, tax-paying aliens want to vote for in the coming presidential election. (Those people, of course, can't vote.) The site offers aliens a chance to cast an imaginary ballot for either McCain or Obama (or neither), and will release the results after the election. We're not entirely certain how it can verify that participants are in fact aliens (something involving cell phones), but we love the idea of hearing what the nation's disenfranchised immigrants have to say.UPDATE: We got a message from someone at the site who explained that they essentially use the honor system (so it's not totally verifiable), but that real phone carriers (as opposed to calling cards) are required.Thanks, Folkert.
John Perez was acquitted on Friday, February 21, for charges stemming from an altercation with Allentown, Pennsylvania police that was caught on video.
Footage from September 2018 shows an officer pushing Perez to the ground. After Perez got to his feet, multiple officers kicked and punched him in an attempt to get him back on the ground.
Perez claims he was responding to insults hurled at him by the officers. The police say that Perez was picking a fight. The altercation left Perez with a broken nose, scrapes, swelling, and bruises from his hips to his shoulder.
Most of the animation you see these days is done by computers. It seems that we see fewer and fewer films made with stop-motion animation, a time-consuming art where objects are manipulated and photographed 24 times per second to create the illusion of motion.