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On Muppets & Merchandise: How Jim Henson Turned His Art into a Business | Longreads

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:46 -- rprice

If you’re an artist, an innovator, or a creative person, this scenario should sound familiar to you. We may go into a career because of our values, our ideals, our art, but the reality of capitalism opposes us. Our dreams just don’t pay the bills. So what exactly is an artist to do?

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On Muppets & Merchandise: How Jim Henson Turned His Art into a Business | Longreads

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:46 -- rprice

If you’re an artist, an innovator, or a creative person, this scenario should sound familiar to you. We may go into a career because of our values, our ideals, our art, but the reality of capitalism opposes us. Our dreams just don’t pay the bills. So what exactly is an artist to do?

art
business
battideas
muppets
ebook

Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death - The Awl

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:42 -- rprice

They got it wrong with Kermit. What made him great wasn’t his design or his funny glottal affectations. It was his sense of humor. Humor is intangible, and it can’t be copyrighted, licensed or sold. As a society, we have come to use copyright like plastic—to prevent spoilage and feed our illusions of immortality, but there is no act of congress that will stay death’s hand. When someone is dead, you don’t get them back—not in this world. They may pass into myth, but walk, talk and sing, no.

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Weekend At Kermie's: The Muppets' Strange Life After Death - The Awl

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 19:42 -- rprice

They got it wrong with Kermit. What made him great wasn’t his design or his funny glottal affectations. It was his sense of humor. Humor is intangible, and it can’t be copyrighted, licensed or sold. As a society, we have come to use copyright like plastic—to prevent spoilage and feed our illusions of immortality, but there is no act of congress that will stay death’s hand. When someone is dead, you don’t get them back—not in this world. They may pass into myth, but walk, talk and sing, no.

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copyright

New Music by my favorite artists - Muppets and Ben Folds

Thu, 09/22/2011 - 10:56 -- rprice

When Disney bought the rights to the "main" Muppet characters, I have to say I was a little worried about what they would do with them. I grew up with these characters, and we are now certainly in the second or third generation of many Muppet players, so there are now many reasons for the original vision and spirit to get distilled.

Still - once a fanboy, always a fanboy - I can't get enough Muppet stuff, old or new.

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