Click here to see "Ceramic Displacement" - it's guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If recognizing iconic spots around Laguna Beach doesn't do it, then surely the free-roaming dogs, that kid on his Big Wheel, the ponchos and other '70s sartorial choices, the hair, the cows, and the literal throwing of pots will! Also, I think it's a good idea to always listen to something akin to the video's accompanying jazz piece while you're working – surely you'll get more done.
A bit of Google research on the potter, Thom Chambers, reveals, sadly, that 1974 LBHS grad died suddenly in 1991 at age 33. At the time of his death he was an art director for Quiksilver. Cameraman and video co-conceptualist Fred Stodder is a successful working ceramic artist and teacher with an impressive list of shows, collectors, and art show prizes. (I've tried to contact him to learn more about the inspiration for this video; I will post more here if I hear back from him.)
Savor your Friday!