Man, here’s one New Yawker who’s complaints will be heard! @mikebloomberg @sesamestreet #museumofthemovingimage#henson #oscarthegrouch
Mel Brooks tells David Bianculli about turning down the Kennedy Center Honor the first time he was offered it:
I shouldn’t say this … but I’ll say it anyway. I was offered this — the Kennedy Center Honors — maybe a year or two before and I said, ‘Well, I’m going to wait for another president if I’m still alive if you don’t mind.’ I just didn’t feel comfortable when Bush was president to accept the honors. … Had I not gotten 110 awards, you know, I’m an EGOT so I don’t need any more. … The Kennedy Center Honors at the moment, I didn’t need them. … The only award I haven’t received, I think, is Woman of the Year and I don’t know if that’s not in the works just as an honorary Woman of the Year. I may get that too, but I’m not looking for it.
the queen wearing a hoodie whilst driving a range rover
She’s “Lohaning” it.
Today Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a multi-year partnership with Teaching Strategies, the educational company that publishes The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD.
Learn more at http://sesameworkshop.org/school
The numbers don’t lie. The Bird works.
Does good music need to be good? Sasha Frere-Jones on Daft Punk’s latest: http://nyr.kr/10PSkTF
Today, Mayor Bloomberg joined the Museum of the Moving Image to announce that the Museum will be the permanent home for Jim Henson’s creations including 400 puppets, costumes and props- the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock and more!
“It’s only fitting that this extraordinary collection of puppets, costumes, props, and more should find a home in New York, where imagination and free expression are part of the fabric of our city, and where anyone who’s watched an episode of ‘Sesame Street’ sees the inspiration provided by the vibrant neighborhoods and characters that make our city so extraordinary.” - Mayor Bloomberg
We couldn’t be happier!
Honored to be there to see this announcement … It’s gonna be a great exhibit I have no doubt
I will be there opening day.
Look who got contact lenses today. And new sunglasses. I’m on top of the friggin’ world. #gpoy #selfie #beardstagram #hat
As I’m laying here attempting sleep, I’m counting my blessings. Ok, I hate counting.
But I am thinking about all my friends. My friends near and far. My Muppet friends and, well, everyone else. Friends I see daily and old friends I haven’t met, yet. And I am entirely humbled and grateful.
You put up with my insanity on a daily basis, and in exchange I hope you receive what you need.
The bottom line is, this a note from a very humbled man who is grateful for all the love he receives daily from all the people out there in the universe.
I hope the universe knows I have a funny way of showing it, but I am open to receiving this love and reciprocating it, it’s just hard for me. So, ditto.
So, not to go all Bea Arthur, but Thank You For Being a Friend. Thank you for loving me. You. Yes, you.
Sometimes, I’m just lucky, I guess.
Ok, enough mushiness. I’m going to cuddle my dog and go night-night.