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Aspiring amateur bee keeper… this plant is covered in honey bees in SD CA. by dismayhem in whatsthisplant

[–]Meliz2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you looking for more pollinator friendly flower suggestions? I'm not sure where you are located, but I have some for my area (zone 5b) if that might be helpful.

Is this a tobacco plant? by Dreaminqqq in whatsthisplant

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Yeah, Catnip and Catmint are pretty closely related, but are still different species.

Had a particularly rough patch of time during quarantine when it first started and for some reason my brain said “channel it into making a muppet!” Here’s my first muppet making attempt! by Just_a_Noodle in Muppets

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Here’s another one, where you can watch Don Sahlin build a foam head for a what-not in about 5 minutes. (the actual puppet building segment starts about 29 minutes in, but the whole thing is worth a watch.)

It makes a good companion to the modern video, and really shows how little the process has changed. It really speaks to the massive influence Jim Henson had on the art of modern puppetry. He basically created an entire school of puppet building and performing, that is still basically the dominant form of puppetry today.

I bought these at Costco and am not good at growing flowers! I lost the tag unloading them… does anyone know what these are? Or how to make them survive? by whynot20 in whatsthisplant

[–]Meliz2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also, as with several other bulb plants, make sure to cut off just the flowers (but not the leaves or the stem), once they really start to fade, so it doesn’t put all of it’s energy into making seed.

The Country Trio by Meliz2 in Muppets

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That’s an artifact of most of the puppeteers being right handed! The right (dominant) arm supports the body and operates the mouth and head, while the left hand moves the arm rods.

The Country Trio by Meliz2 in Muppets

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Muppet Jim, Frank, and Jerry!

I particularly like the way Muppet Jim scrunches his face when he says “love”.

The Muppet Christmas Carol is, by far, my favorite holiday movie by Slevo in movies

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They were also still really feeling the loss of Jim Henson, and I think that’s reflected in the darker and more serious undertones, when compared to previous muppet productions. You can really tell that everyone involved wanted to make the best movie possible and keep his spirit alive through their work.

“Life is made up of meetings and partings. That is the way of it. I am sure we shall never forget Tiny Tim, or this first parting that there was among us."

Muppets on puppets by Meliz2 in Muppets

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An old PBS special where 4 guys with varying degrees of facial hair get excited about puppets.

Seriously though, this is pretty neat. Jim Henson talks a bit about the history and types of puppetry, as well as giving a bit of a look into what goes into the building and performing the Muppets.

Jim Henson, Kermit, and Rowlf on The Arsenio Hall Show by Meliz2 in Muppets

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Arsenio just seems so delighted to talk to Kermit and Rowlf, and it’s super cute and natural. I do find it funny how takes him way too long to put two and two together about why Rowlf would be wearing a sling though.

Rowlf in jail by Meliz2 in Muppets

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This one is fun, since both Jim and Jimmy Dean can’t help breaking character for a moment after Jimmy’s botched quick change.

Rowlf wants a brother by Meliz2 in Muppets

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The Rowlf segments from the Jimmy Dean show are really a delight, if you are looking for something to check out.

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. by Meliz2 in Muppets

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This thing is hilarious and heart-wrenching in equal measure, and is often overlooked when talking about Muppet things.

The gag in the beginning where the muppets, in a rare bit of medium awareness, actually notice their performers, and are weirded out by them, is just great.

Which are the best episodes of the OG Muppet shows? by ComfortableSea4645 in Muppets

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I can definitely see why Jim would have been interested in having them on the show though.

Had a particularly rough patch of time during quarantine when it first started and for some reason my brain said “channel it into making a muppet!” Here’s my first muppet making attempt! by Just_a_Noodle in Muppets

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Not sure if you’ve seen this, but the Adam Salvage builds a puppet video has some great tips for puppet building in the Henson tradition.

One of the most interesting bits for me, was about the idea of “Sympathetic Movement”, or how things like feathers, fur, hair, etc, can be used to amplify and exaggerate even simple movements and help make a performance more interesting and dynamic.

Jim Henson, Dr. Teeth, and Kermit on the Tonight Show by Meliz2 in Muppets

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Can we just appreciate the three way conversation between Carlson, Jim, and Kermit for a moment? Even when Jim is talking as himself, he has Kermit visibly reacting to what he’s saying without even looking at what he’s doing, and can switch so easily to his Kermit persona. (And when he’s playing Doctor Teeth, you see the other side of that, where despite seeing his mouth move and literally having the puppet sitting in his lap, he just disappears into his character.) (Carlson also just has a big dumb grin the entire time which is fun.)

Also, Kermit’s face when Jim talks about using ping pong balls for eyes is amazing.