Category Archives: Muppets

July 4, 2009, 5:29 pm

“World Wide Web? Is there a way to put this on just the American part?”

Happy Fourth. Now, off to fireworks. (And yes, I know I’ve posted this before. Whatever. It’s a topical Muppets post. That’s the very best I can do.)

June 18, 2009, 9:36 pm

Kermit plays the banjo and hawks bacon.

Well, what else do you need to know? Sent us by Ben Wolfson, whom we count (despite everything) as a friend of the blog.

Appears to be from Sam and Friends.

June 9, 2009, 10:56 pm

If this is what it’s like to be, get it over with already and me now.

Last, I noted that I increasingly left the most important out of sentences.  What began as a seems to be getting worse and.  Looking over what I today, I can’t help but at how deliberate it seems, as if I’m trying to make it impossible to edit what I.  Granted, with every passing I’m a little older, but honestly, this can’t be what it’s like to be?  Crafting sentences that only lack the most element required to understand them?  On my list of fates worse than, this probably takes the.

Now that I about it, if I’m to run out of words, maybe I should in the sciences, where words don’t seem to be required:

June 5, 2009, 4:59 pm

“this tipping automatically — it’s for the birds”

April 2, 2009, 11:37 pm

“Do you know what necrophilia is?”

Though as a parent I have the predictably mixed feelings toward Elmo, I can nevertheless appreciate the brilliance of Kevin Clash (see, for example, this interview).

And this is even better:

March 17, 2009, 3:26 pm

Cultural syncretism.

Happy St. Patrick’s day.

February 8, 2009, 2:09 pm

A big bowl … of wrong.

Seriously, don’t watch this. Scott McLemee sent it along so of course I watched it and now it’s going to give me bad dreams.


February 1, 2009, 6:25 am

I hear Obama likes them, too.

Even the Muppets root for the Steelers!

January 23, 2009, 7:59 am

Speaking of pop culture obsessions.

Brad DeLong pwns us with the ultimate Muppet show clip.

January 17, 2009, 5:26 pm

WO-MAN! WO-MAN!, int.

Look at this screen-shot of the OED today and tell me if you see him:


No?  Let me blow him up for you:


January 10, 2009, 9:10 am

Advantage: Swedish Chef.

December 18, 2008, 2:00 pm

Triple point.

Balmy California, with year-round outdoor swimming. (AKA, “this morning at 6:55 AM or so, air temperature around freezing….”)

Sometimes working papers are better, Ezra, because they have the raw data that journal publishers deem too bulky to publish, but which is of the highest value.

Last night was the brand-new Muppet Christmas special. I haven’t watched it yet, but if you want to, it’s on Hulu.

December 5, 2008, 6:15 pm

Sisyphus for the modern age, or,

… good luck to all of you on the various academic job markets this year.  This sums it up nicely, except on the academic markets, there are fewer coins.

It is not generally true that one is required to dance at the interviews, however, if that comes up, stay in unison.

Also, for those of you following the parliamentary dust-up in the True North Strong and Free, a helpful guide to Canadian politics.

December 1, 2008, 8:44 pm

A cup a cup a cup a cup a cup.


Because we haven’t had any Muppets in a while, is why.

November 3, 2008, 12:46 pm