A comment left by a friend on my Muppet post got me thinking about Muppet peas again. I’m just sure I’ve seen some somewhere, so I went hunting. Well, no Muppet peas to be found. Isis did find me many other Muppet vegetables (though yes indeed, they have no bananas).
But here’s what I did find. Swazzle, a puppet company in San Fansisco, made some rather delightful puppet peas for an online greeting card site called puppetgreetings.com. I confess, I think the peas are the stars of the show, but how can you go wrong with puppet anythings?
Or maybe I was thinking of Veggie Tales? The peas there are French, Jean Claude and Phillipe.
But then, I never watched much Veggie Tales, and the ones I remember were definitely in a pod. And, on a final pea-y note, I must just say, I love this:
Slightly less witty (but better illustrated) than my favorite: Visualize Whirled Peas!
Have a nice day.
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I have a bunch of geeky friends. I love my geeky friends. They know the coolest things.
This delightful tidbit comes through my extra-geeky friend Christa, who doesn’t even know she’s the source of my discovery. I actually stole the info off her Facebook wall, though I’m giving her the credit because I don’t know the guy who actually posted it.
Go to google.com. Beside the search bar, you will see a link called “Preferences” or “Search Preferences.” Click it. From there, you can change your language options. Normally, this would not be very interesting to us monolingual Americans, but wait! Open the drop-down menu of language choices and peruse your options. See anything unusual?
Bork Bork Bork is just the start of the fun. How about a little Klingon? Pig Latin anyone? Regular Latin? Elmer Fudd is pretty good.
Have fun! Oh, and be careful with the Pig Latin. You might have more trouble than you’d expect figuring out how to change it back to English.
If you can’t get to the options the way I described above, here’s a helpful link: http://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en
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Posted in Random, tagged jim hensen, kermit, muppets on November 29, 2007 |
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Muppets have been a topic of constant conversation lately. I think it started a couple weeks ago when we took a friend up to Mount Rushmore and watched the display of pop culture references to the memorial, which included a segment from the very first Muppet Show.
Why are the Muppets so cool? In a world of digital animation and high tech special effects, why do a few stuffed animals with outrageous hairdos and sticks attached to their unarticulated limbs still make us so happy? Is it a generational thing? Since we grew up with the Muppets, are we devoted to them? I, personally, would take Muppets over Sponge Bob any day.
The conversation we had last night in the car was about Kermit and why it is he can’t seem to commit to Miss Piggy. Mat’s theory is that maybe Kermit is gay. I disagree. I think Kermit is either a commitmentphobe or maybe just a Miss Piggy-phobe. I’ve always been convinced that she bullied him into the relationship. Hard to blame him for not wanting to go the extra mile. Poor Kermit. Poor Miss Piggy.
And then we voted for our favorite Muppets. Mat voted for Gonzo. I voted for Kermit. Dustin was hesitant to commit to just one, but mentioned Beaker as one of his favorites. I have to second that, since I kind of identify with Beaker’s theory of communication. “Meep” has long been a favorite word of mine. And then there are the Muppet rats from Muppet Treasure Island… aah! And weren’t there Muppet peas somewhere? Maybe I’m imagining that.
Anyway. I just want to go on the record as saying that Muppets rock. Fraggles too.
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