For those that don't know, there's a new Muppet movie out Muppet's Most Wanted.
Now, I wanted to celebrate this movie, and figured I could go one of two ways:
1) I could do a celebration of all things Muppets, with a list of my favorite moments or
2) I could totally make fun of the fact that The Muppets just ripped off the plot of Ernest Goes To Jail!
8) Ernie makes me feel good about insomnia
I've struggled with insomnia for most of my life. Some days are better then others. And, for a long time, I felt like there was something wrong with the fact that I couldn't go to sleep. Then I realized, it's not that there's something wrong, my brain just won't turn off. I want to go exploring. I want to go see outer space, or the deep blue sea...
But, I don't want to live on the moon...
Look, I'm not going to lie. I cried when I found out Jim Henson died. I'm a little misty-eyed even as I write this. If there's one thing that The Muppets have taught me, it's that there is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling that way. Just because you've never met someone, doesn't mean they didn't have a profound affect on your life. I've seen Jim Henson's funeral on Youtube, laughed and cried and laughed some more. At first I found it odd that they never included Saying Goodbye in the repertoire. But, apparently Jim Henson wanted no tears at his funeral. And I can respect that.