Queen, Meet the Muppets

Freddie Mercury would be proud, methinks. Check out this CLASSIC version of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” featuring all of our favorite muppets:
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Cookie Cookie Cookie Starts with "C"

In honor of Sesame Street’s 40th anniversary, Google has created custom logos of the classic Muppet characters. Here’s today’s…my favorite guy: Yesterday featured Big Bird. Wonder who else is showing up? I’m betting on Elmo, but I sure hope Oscar the Grouch and The Count get some props. And Mr. Snuffleupagus. Then again, how would we know he’s there, since...
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R.I.P. Reading Rainbow

Book lovers, get out your black armbands. Today was the last broadcast of PBS’s wonderful children’s series Reading Rainbow. For those of us weaned on The Electric Company and Sesame Street, the advent of Reading Rainbow occurred after we’d progressed from picture books to chapters. Even so, it was easy to get sucked in when a younger sibling or eventually a child of our own...
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Ten Favorite Characters from Television

Gil Grissom, CSI. He’s brilliant but has issues dealing with people. Endlessly surprising. Sheriff Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show. Just the kind of smart Southern gentleman we could use more of. The “It’s…” Man (Michael Palin), Monty Python’s Flying Circus. He’s a favorite not for himself, but for what comes right after we see him. Julia Sugarbaker,...
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The Bed List/The Dinner List

BED LIST: EDDIE CAHILL We don’t watch much TV at Chez mimi (not having cable will do that to you), but we’re lined up and ready on Wednesday nights for CSI: NY. And let me just say it’s no hardship whenever Det. Flack walks by, usually spouting some smart remark. The twinkly eyes and hard bod don’t hurt, either. Yum.DINNER LIST: SEN.-ELECT AL FRANKEN Several years ago, I...
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