How Jack Kerouac wrote On The Road, part of designer Johnson Banks’ fantastic poster titled The Power of Creativity
Sesame Street kicked off its 43rd season yesterday. We’re big fans of the Street, and to prove it, here are some of our favorite Sesame facts.
- Oscar the Grouch used to be orange. Jim Henson decided to make him green before season two.
- In 1970, Ernie reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the timeless hit “Rubber Duckie.”
- During a 2004 episode, Cookie Monster said that before he started eating cookies, his name was Sid.
- Mr. Snuffleupagus has a first name—Aloysius.
- How big is Big Bird? 8’2″.
Read the other 38 ‘Sesame Street’ facts. [via mental_floss]
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John Baldessari believes that every young artist should know 3 things:
- Talent is cheap
- You have to be possessed, which you can’t will
- Being at the right place at the right time
Tom Waits narrates a quirky 6-minute documentary about contemporary art legend John Baldessari.
moral of story: don’t gossip about the guest that are staying at your place… ! you never know, they do creep up on you when least expected…
I met you when the wind was blowing hard
But I knew you even before then
I saw you upstairs in a room with drawers
And the drawers were all open
And the wooden floor creaked
When I stood upon them
And the leaves twirled passed me
And I grabbed hold of my heart before it too blew away
Disasterdly, waiting to happen.
I have never broken a single bone in my entire body all my life
And yet my heart has shattered into a million ivory pieces
Like a rare thing, an endangered almost extinct curiosity,
My heart sank deep.
Swept away by some unknown force,
Pieces of me took flight
And scattered about the night
In drawers they found secrets
And lay under cover
Ready to be found again.
And I did find them
But I had to use a magnet
As strong and as big as the universe
And Mercury rose and pulled me towards
For the first time in two years.
The actor in me was saved
The theatre of my life began again
And the stage was set for the cycle to restart
This time with a broken heart.
“Beck’s bass player (Justin Meldal-Johnsen) suggested I do a cover of Slayer’s “Raining Blood”. I was reading about what was going on in Afghanistan—the way women were being oppressed, the destruction of religious statues. And when I heard that song, I just imagined a huge juicy vagina coming out of the sky, raining blood over all those racist, misogynist fuckers.” ~ Tori Amos