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Thursday, February 14, 2008

'help!'

so the empire film group has acquired the production and distribution rights to Henson, a screenplay by robert d. slane about dreamy welsh rugby player, Gavin Henson.

wait! no.

it's a biopic about Jim Henson! w00t! sweet baby jebus, please do not let hollywood take another cherished part of my childhood and shit all over it (see also: star wars, transformers, hitchiker's guide to the galaxy, deep throat). *tortured sigh* the screenwriter's resume does not inspire much confidence, does it?

so since today is february 14, consider this post a valentine's to jim henson -- a towering hero of mine.

and my valentine's day gift to all of you? this: 'Time Piece,' an Oscar-nominated short film Henson made in 1966 when he was apparently tripping his muppets off. deliciously bizarre. keep an eye peeled for the office messenger boy -- that's a young Frank Oz. also, appreciate the audio -- the sound team included Rudy van Gelder, the greatest jazz engineer ever, as well as Bill Schwartau, one of Duke Ellington's engineers ... enjoy:

5 Comments:

Blogger anonymom said...

I am now going to incorporate the "boing boing" sound effect into my everyday boob jiggle. Thanks, Jim!

2/14/2008 2:12 PM  
Blogger SETH said...

Great, now I'll never be able to look at a burlesque dancer without thinking of a dancing chicken.

Also, what's up with the double posts on I, Breeder? Do you have a word macro that capitalizes words and removes the cussing? If so, please share.

2/14/2008 10:54 PM  
Blogger mr. nice guy said...

a dude's gotta do what a dude's gotta do to get The Word out to as many people as possible, i figure. still trying to suss out the best way to keep two quasi-interesting blogs going without it sucking the soul out of my body. stay tuned!

2/15/2008 10:29 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Amen to the "boing boing" boob bounce. This is a great start to my weekend. Thanks from a fellow Jim Henson fan. Have you ever been to his birthplace in Lelend, MS, outside of Greenville? There's a little museum and everything. Very neat!

2/15/2008 12:57 PM  
Blogger anonymom said...

mr. nice guy, I say a little double-posting never hurt anyone. Why not spread the love?

2/18/2008 2:22 PM  

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