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  • Boris Johnson Could Stand to be Next UK Prime Minister: truss Resignation Fires Starting Gun on One-Week Leadership Competition

    10/20/2022 8:27:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/2022 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Westminster is buzzing with rumours circulated by political correspondents extremely close to both the governing Conservative Party and the man himself, that Boris Johnson will run to be the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, just 15 weeks since he announced his resignation in July. Liz Truss announced her resignation Thursday lunchtime, bringing to an end the shortest-ever term of a UK Prime Minister, a withdrawal precipitated by her inability to deliver on her policy programme amid brutal party infighting and what appeared to be a counter-coup against her administration by the pre-Brexit Remainer element inside the party.
  • Bert And Ernie Both Contract Monkeypox

    06/29/2022 3:29:48 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 6-29-22 | Babylon Bee
    SESAME STREET - The CDC has issued a lockdown advisory to the residents of Sesame Street after longtime roommates Bert and Ernie revealed they have both contracted Monkeypox. "Our hearts go out to Bert and Ernie, who have been platonic and exclusive friends for many years now," said Big Bird. "Luckily, they have both received the monkeypox vaccine and all 13 monkeypox boosters. We pray for their speedy recovery." "Hey there, Bert, I don't know if that bathhouse in Madrid was worth it," Ernie was heard saying as muppet CDC bolted the door to their studio apartment shut. The CDC...
  • ULTIMATE INSULT: Taliban Mock Joe Biden and US – Recreate Iconic Iwo Jima Photo Wearing US Military Uniforms with Islamic Flag

    08/22/2021 10:41:25 PM PDT · by henbane · 16 replies
    THE MILLENNIAL POST ^ | August 21, 2021 | Jim Hoft
    A group of Taliban fighters released a collection of propaganda footage, including a photo where they mocked the famed World War II picture of soldiers raising the American flag on Iwo Jima.In the original 1945 photograph, a group of six Marines are depicted hosting the flag on Mount Suribachi.The Taliban’s Badri 313 Battalion recreated the image this week.
  • Taliban 2.0: ‘Special Forces’ Unit Patrolling Streets of Kabul Wear US Military Uniforms and Left Behind Body Armor

    08/21/2021 7:30:31 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 105 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/20/21 | Julian Conradson
    Taliban fighters have come a long way from looking like armed goat farmers thanks to Joe Biden. After successfully overthrowing the nation and gaining access to a multi-billion dollar cache of state-of-the-art weaponry and equipment, the Taliban has been able to arm and deploy their ‘special commando’ unit, which they call the “Badri 313.” Now they are reportedly patrolling the streets of Kabul as the dictatorship’s shock troopers
  • A Ruthless Ranking Of The 25 Best Muppets, According To Listeners

    04/07/2021 9:01:47 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | April 2, 2021 | Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Aisha Harris, Glen Weldon
    When we asked our trusty Pop Culture Happy Hour listeners to vote for the Best Muppet, we knew they'd come through. Over 18,000 votes were cast; over 150 different Muppets received votes.Yes. Some brave, beautiful, misguided soul voted for H. Ross Parrot. As Best Muppet. That is a thing that happened.Someone else — you can always count on PCHH listeners to bring the deep, deep cuts — cast a single vote for Delbert the La Choy Dragon.But naturally enough, votes accreted around the Muppets with greater notoriety. (Sorry, Ma Otter, it's not your time.) On Friday's episode of Pop Culture...
  • Sesame Street to add 2 Black Muppets; discuss racial literacy

    03/24/2021 10:55:30 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 23, 2021 | Kerry Breen
    "Sesame Street" is introducing two new Muppets, a Black father and son, as part of an effort to help children understand racial literacy. The two Muppets, Wes and Elijah, were introduced in a short video created by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the long-running show. In the video, Elmo wants to know why Wes's skin is brown, so his father Elijah explains the concept of melanin and how "the color of our skin is an important part of who we are," according to a press release from Sesame Workshop.
  • Disney slaps ‘The Muppet Show’ with ‘offensive content’ disclaimer

    02/21/2021 7:26:02 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21th 2021 | Elizabeth Elizalde
    Even the Muppets are “offensive” these days. Anyone who streams “The Muppet Show” on Disney+ will see a declaimer first — warning of “offensive content.” Disney released five seasons of the iconic show for streaming on Friday, allowing viewers to enjoy watching Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their celebrity guests as part of its $6.99-a-month service. The disclaimer shown prior to each episode warns viewers that the show features “stereotypes” and “mistreatment of people or cultures.” “This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now,” the...
  • Now even The Muppets are branded racist: Disney slaps popular show with an alert about 'offensive content' and it can only be seen on an adult account

    02/21/2021 2:12:40 AM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 21 2021 | SCARLET HOWES FOR THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
    The Muppet Show appears to be the latest victim of political correctness with new warnings over its historic content. The adventures of Kermit the Frog, Animal, Miss Piggy and friends now come with an alert about 'offensive content' and can only be seen on an adult account. The move came to light when Disney made five series available last Friday on its streaming service, which costs £5.99 a month.
  • Does ‘Muppets Now’ On Disney Plus Reflect Jim Henson’s Life’s Work?

    08/03/2020 8:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2020 | Josh Shepherd
    Families found the last Muppets reboot lacked innocence. 'Muppets Now' on Disney+ seeks to recapture classic Muppets, while advertising a cross-dressing entertainer. Ever since their first color TV special in 1969, the felt and cloth comedy troupe known as The Muppets have kept their wacky, endearing, musical brand of entertainment going strong. Now updated for the streaming era, the world’s most iconic puppets are back in “Muppets Now,” with new episodes premiering weekly on Disney+.Casting off gimmicky formats of recent years, the beloved characters are mostly back to form with send-ups of popular TV game shows, laughs with celebrity guests,...
  • Real-Life Kermit The Frog Discovered By Scientists

    07/13/2020 6:28:03 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 19 replies
    MAX Diaries ^ | July, 2020 | Max
    A most iconic Muppets has been found in the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. Here’s a surprise for those who loved the Jim Henson’s The Muppets. Scientists have discovered a real-life Kermit the Frog who lives in the rainforest of Costa Rica. It still has those iconic, white bulging eyes even though it may not be as big as the muppets version of Kermit as it’s only an inch long. his frog is scientifically named as Hyalinobatrachium dianae and joins 13 others Costa Rican species of glass frogs in real life. H. dianae had evaded biologists until a few specimens...
  • Sesame Workshop Enlists Elmo, Cookie Monster on Hand Washing

    03/30/2020 1:46:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AP News ^ | 3/29
    Elmo, Rooster and Cookie Monster are doing their part to help keep kids safe as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on. The beloved Sesame Street Muppets are featured in some of four new animated public service spots reminding young fans to take care while doing such things as washing hands and sneezing. One of Elmo’s signature songs, the toothbrush classic “Brushy Brush,” has been updated to “Washy Wash.”Rooster pops up in another of the 30-second spots to remind kids to “wash hands now” before eating, playing sports or using the bathroom.
  • Jack Burns, 'The Muppet Movie' and 'Muppet Show' Writer, Dies at 86

    01/28/2020 9:28:31 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 01/29/2020 | Katie Kilkenny
    Jack Burns, one of the original writers for The Muppet Show and a comedy partner to George Carlin, has died. The writer, actor and comedian was 86. The funnyman was living in senior care for the past two years and celebrated his 31st year of sobriety in December, manager Peter Santana on Tuesday told The Hollywood Reporter. Burns died Monday of respiratory failure in Toluca Lake. Kicking off his career as one half of a comedy duo with George Carlin, Burns performed with Carlin — who would go on to become the first host of Saturday Night Live and film...
  • Caroll Spinney Dies: Actor Who Portrayed Sesame Street’s Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch Was 85

    12/08/2019 11:22:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 8, 2019 | Bruce Haring
    Caroll Spinney, a puppeteer who brought the beloved Sesame Street characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life, died today at his Connecticut home. He was 85 and died from Dystonia, a movement disorder. His death was announced by the Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit focused on helping preschool-age children reach their potential. Spinney was described by Sesame Workshop as “an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969.” Spinney joined Jim Henson and developed a huge career using the Muppets characters. Big Bird visited China...
  • PostalServ. will celebrate Sesame Street turning 50 with adorable stamps of your favorite Muppets

    03/16/2019 5:43:41 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies Advanced Media ^ | March 16, 2019
    If you don’t know how to get to Sesame Street you will soon at least be able to have its characters featured on your mail. The U.S. Postal Service announced this week that they have created a line of stamps honoring the show’s 50th anniversary. The federal agency called Sesame Street, “one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows,” according to a statement. “For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world,” the statement said.
  • James Frawley, Emmy-Winning Director Of Monkees and Muppets, Dead At 82

    01/24/2019 2:34:48 PM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | January 24, 2019 11:38am | by Geoff Boucher
    <p>James Frawley, the Emmy-winning director who brought both the Monkees and the Muppets to screen success during a prolific television and film career spanning five decades, has died. He was 82. Frawley died on Jan. 22 at his home in Indian Well, as first reported in the Palm Springs Desert Sun.</p>
  • Sesame Street legend Caroll Spinney retires from Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch roles

    10/17/2018 7:08:06 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    EW ^ | October 17, 2018
    Caroll Spinney has been with Sesame Street since the beginning. For nearly 50 years, since the show first debuted in 1969, he breathed life into two of the most popular puppets, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, for viewers. Now, at the age of 84, Spinney is stepping down from his post and passing the reins to two new actors. “Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul,” he said in a statement announcing his retirement. “And I plan to be an ambassador for Sesame Workshop for many years to come. After all, we’re...
  • WATCH: Parody ‘Allahu Akbar’ Muppets video goes viral

    11/02/2017 4:38:38 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies
    twitchy ^ | Nov 2017
    Well, this will annoy all the right people. Someone created a parody Muppets video where the character called “Crazy Harry,” the show’s explosive expert, shouts “Allahu Akbar” as he blows up the other Muppets characters and the set, all to the tune of the 1985 song “We Are The World.”
  • Florida woman evicted over massive toy collection

    05/29/2017 1:44:10 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 41 replies
    WSFA ^ | 05/27/2017
    A massive stuffed animal collection was deemed a fire hazard and the woman who owns them has to move out - toys in tow. Nancy Duchovnay's home is filled with thousands of toys. So many, in fact, there's only one place to sit down and just a small pathway through the house. The collection spreads through the living room, kitchen, bedroom and even the bathroom. Appliances and other household items are blocked because there are too many stuffed animals to access them. "Changing the sheets is a major problem because I have to get everybody off," Duchovnay said. But it's...
  • Cruz compares political pundits to angry Muppets

    12/22/2015 2:52:29 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/15 | Joshua Axelrod
    Ted Cruz continued his vendetta against the political media Tuesday, this time invoking two famous Muppets to make his point. According to NBC News' Hallie Jackson, Cruz compared political pundits to Statler and Waldorf, the two felt curmudgeons known for mercilessly bashing whatever they happen to be watching, before a rally in Knoxville, Tenn. .@tedcruz was asked about Trump's Clinton's comments. His response, from Knoxville? MUPPETS! --> Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) December 22, 2015 "There are an abundance of political pundits in the world, who, like Statler and Waldorf, assess every comment every candidate makes," the Texas senator said. "I...

    10/12/2015 10:28:16 AM PDT · by bkopto · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Disney did the impossible: destroyed the Muppets. By making the Muppets “edgy” left-wing partisans who attack Fox News, come out as pro-abortion, and hurl sex jokes, the once-universally beloved franchise has been doomed. First, the leftwing Muppets failed at the box office, and now Kermit and Company are on the verge of having their new television show cancelled.