Jim Henson passed away on this day in 1990. All of my childhood pop culture references revolve around Jim Henson and his creations including the Muppets, Sesame Street, and so many more.
I have so many wonderful childhood memories all surrounding the work of Jim Henson, many of which still take place today as holiday traditions with my family. Nothing quite beats a buffet of snacks and treats, camping out on the rec-room floor, watching great Christmas specials like Muppet Family Christmas, Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, and more.
Jim Henson and his team helped raise and inspire generations of people. He is greatly missed and the world needs more people just like him.
Are you sad that Flappy Bird has been taken down? Don’t have $1000+ to buy a device with it still installed? Now you can play Flappy Bert. Yes this is a real thing. It’s an official Sesame Workshop product, and it’s awesome. I still have the original Flappy Bird installed on my Nexus 5, but this is a fun version of the game too – and who doesn’t love Bert!?
Play Flappy Bert now, or bookmark for later – http://www.sesameworkshop.org/flappybert/
Today is the 68th birthday of the first lady of country music; Miss Dolly Parton! Dolly has had quite and career and I’ve followed it for as long as I can remember. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to visit the motherland; Dollywood (don’t laugh).
… and who can forget Polly Darton singing on Sesame Street? Even as a kid I loved this!