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I’m Like a Bird

I Am Big Bird – A documentary about Caroll Spinney, the guy who’s been performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the beginning of Sesame Street back in 1969. While it’s really cool that he’s still doing this, … Continue reading

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Villains for Hire

Here are a few things I’ve watched recently and wanted to review, all combined into one post. Big Fan – Patton Oswalt plays a guy from Staten Island who’s a major fan of the New York Giants, and spends most … Continue reading

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Sentimental Ernie

Apparently people have been citing shows like Will & Grace and Glee as reasons why the national attitude on homosexuality has changed, although whether that’s a good or a bad thing depends on who’s doing the citing. I’m surprised none … Continue reading

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Elmo Knows Where You Live

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey – This film tells the story of Kevin Clash, the performer for Elmo as well as a director and producer on Sesame Street. Clash was definitely someone who chased a dream, working with and making … Continue reading

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The Babies, the Dreamers, and Me

Having seen the new Muppet movie recently got me thinking about Muppet Babies, a show I grew up watching. The conceit is that many of the Muppets grew up in a nursery together, which is obviously outside even their rather … Continue reading

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She Blinded Me with Christian Science

In my series of brief posts on significant religious movements, I come to Christian Science, the brainchild of Mary Baker Eddy. The main thing people know about them is that they don’t use medicine, although I guess that’s also true … Continue reading

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