Posts Tagged ‘Muppets’
There was a Kickstarter campaign to make a movie about a guy named Caroll Spinney back in July of 2012, which successfully raised $124,115 USD from 1,976 backers.
Who’s Caroll Spinney? Why, he’s the guy who, for over 40 years, has played the iconic character on the children’s television show Sesame Street named… Oscar the Grouch. Well, yes, he does, but he also occupies the costume of an internationally-known, eight-foot-tall, yellow avian creature.
The movie I Am Big Bird garnered some success at film festivals, so it wasn’t until a couple months ago that I had a chance to see it digitally (and, because I was too busy, I didn’t). Finally, this yellow envelope arrived in the mail in early August Read the rest of this entry »
Laci Green (no relation): Systemic Racism for Dummies.
Jeff Sharlet: I went to Skid Row to report on Charly “Africa” Keunang, “an unarmed homeless man held down and shot six times by Los Angeles police. Read the rest of this entry »
The Internet Age of Mean.
11 Ways White America Avoids Taking Responsibility for its Racism. “The pernicious impact of ‘white fragility.'” Slurs: Who Can Say Them, When, and Why. And Churches Are Burning Again in America.
When You Kill Ten Million Africans and You Aren’t Called ‘Hitler’ – King Leopold II of Belgium, who “owned” the Congo.
The Dannemora Dilemma. “‘Little Siberia’ turned out to be the prison’s nickname.”
The Weekly Sift addresses the Duggars’ brand of fundamentalist Christianity, and other stuff. Plus What’s So Scary About Caitlyn Jenner?