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Happy Thanksgiving and Muppet Movie Mania

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And One More

Today had some sad things in it before noon even and so this music video cheered me up. I was raised on the Muppets. I am firmly in the Muppet camp. And Jason Segel, who is regularly wonderful on the t.v. show How I Met Your Mother and has been building a producing empire, has made it his crusade to bring the Muppets back full force in their new movie, due out this fall, with the full backing of mighty Walt Disney Pictures. In support of the movie, the Muppets have put out a new album, The Green Album, with bands like Weezer and Andrew Bird performing famous Muppet songs along with the Muppets. My favorite zany guys, band OK Go,¬† did the cover of The Muppet Show theme song, and they’ve just released the music video for it, starring OK Go and the Muppets, and making jokes about both¬† the original The Muppet Show and things from OK Go’s famous music videos — dogs, kaladeiscope, Rube Goldberg machine, etc. (I have put up all of these videos on my blog in the past and you can also find them on OK Go’s You Tube channel or at their website. )

You don’t have to know any of this to enjoy the video however. It’s just silly fun on its own:

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And Some Silly Videos Also to Go With the Snow

The first one is a truly clever marriage proposal, raising the bar rather high for other guys and gals contemplating wowing their significant other into the contract of marriage. The guy created his own Muppets movie trailer. See his blog for the whole story:


And the video below for the proposal. Jim Hensen would approve.

The next video explains why border fences are about as useful as belly lint, even if you don’t have a ladder:

In China, or possible Taiwan, a couple of teenagers have very cool dance moves:

This last video is silly but also profound. Seems there is a musical group of young hip-hoppers in Africa called Wafalme who are making waves and topping charts. They are very involved with aid efforts to reduce poverty in Kenya, Africa and throughout the world. Their latest single, Trash is Cash, is part of that effort and amusingly details recycling programs that are turning the mounds of trash in which so many people still have to live into a form of income and environmentalism. It will make you laugh, the chorus line is very catchy, and if you are in a first world country with a computer watching it, it will remind you that your life is so way cool. And so are these kids. Lady Gaga should put them in her next video and do better than just death fantasies. She’s getting repetitive.

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Look What the Internet Made For Me!

For OK Go and Muppet fans, while at the Webbies — they won! — the boys had a staring contest between Dan, the band’s drummer, and Animal, the Muppets’ drummer. And yes, that’s Zack G. sitting in the background.

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