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How much do you usually write during the day? Bryan is off this week because he is running his 5-day Amazon Ad Profit Challenge. And… Happy Birthday to Jim! How much is too much when you share personal info with readers? The Top Tips of the week include how to avoid social media FOMO, why beta readers are so valuable and how just one in-person event per year can benefit all types of writers. We have an Honorable Mention story this week about the amazing Keanu Reeves and his foray into the small press world. Why or why not? Place hand here to pay! Is Biometric scanning the future of payment? Bryan and Jim are counting down to show !
Bryan announces his five days of building profitable Amazon ad campaigns for you. The 5 News stories that matter most to indies this week include outrage at Amazon from small shop owners for early release on products, a rise ebook rentals at libraries due to Hoopla, just a flick of the wrist and you can pay at Whole Food Market, the growing industry of Audible, and how authors can set pre-order options up to a year in advance. The close ups were done in the studio and then for the long shots, the puppets were thrown out of the plane.
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Selected storyboards from the parachute sequence drawn by Bill Stallion, By his January 17, appearance on the last season of The Ed Sullivan Show , Jim was a seasoned veteran, having appeared more than twenty times before. The Sunday night audience enjoyed the Muppet interludes which included musical numbers, parodies, monsters, reindeer, and Kermit. Jim tried out new material and also went back to tried and true bits he had performed on other programs. Almost a decade earlier, on March 30, , Jim juxtaposed the staid world of classical music with the anarchy of his early Muppet characters for The Today Show.
Kermit tries to organize a classical quartet with Harry the Hipster, and Theodore graduates of Sam and Friends only to be frustrated by the lack of a fourth musician Mildred kindly offers violets when violins are requested and the unwillingness of the group to all play the same piece of music. The Sullivan version was a much more polished piece but had many of the same conceits and bad jokes. In this bit, he is called Harry, perhaps in homage to the original script, and despite the need for a violinist, is a drummer. His exuberant playing anticipates Animal from The Muppet Show and is a neat contrast to the refined world of classical music.
Using opposites is an easy way to make a joke, and it always seems to work for The Muppets.
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In the end, despite the best efforts of the leader, the group is won over to the groovy side and they happily make music together. Jim was always on the look out for talent, whether for performers or for his workshop.
He took time to learn about people personally rather than depending on the judgment of others. Taking advantage of a rare extended stay in New York in January , Jim met with two people that would prove to be major additions to his team. Steve Whitmire, performer of Kermit the Frog and Ernie for the past twenty years along with his own characters like Rizzo the Rat, was a young puppeteer from Atlanta working at The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, a local theme park.
Steve, then a very green 18 year old, flew to NY and spent a good part of the week talking and trying out puppets. He performed a huge range of characters that first year, mostly in the background, and Jim was really pleased with his progress.
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If you get a character that you can actually believe is a living, thinking, reacting creature, once you can work at that sort of level of believability, then it can grow from there. The core creative team was coming together in New York where designer Brian Froud would arrive for meetings starting on January 16th. The previous December, Jim had received an intriguing gift from his colleague Michael Frith: an exquisite Japanese-style marionette made by a young artist recently moved to New York, Wendy Midener. They talked about the project, and she was invited back for the first development meetings with Brian.
Today, the Frouds live in Devon, England in a 15th century house where they continue to make art. In offering advice to its readers, the Green Book adopted a pleasant and encouraging tone. Victor Hugo Green died in after more than two decades of publishing his travel guide.
His wife Alma took over as editor and continued to release the Green Book in updated editions for a few more years, but just as Green had once hoped, the march of progress eventually helped push it toward obsolescence. In , the Civil Rights Act finally banned racial segregation in restaurants, theaters, hotels, parks and other public places.
Just two years later, the Green Book quietly ceased publication after nearly 30 years in print. But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! Twice a week we compile our most fascinating features and deliver them straight to you.
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