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A new Christmas tune, from CeeLo Green and the Muppets

Generally, I’m very much a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas tunes: carols and Nat King Cole, that sort of thing.

But this hits my sweet spot.  What it has is sincerity.  CeeLo is not snarky.  He digs the Muppets, and he’s singing from the heart.  It may be somewhat slight musically, but it comes from the heart.

As they say, it’s the thought that counts. Mostly we don’t really “buy'” that—because we want someone to buy us that particular something tasty. But CeeLo and the Muppets remind us that all we need is love… Christmas can get pretty clichéd, but what sets the same old tunes, stories and so on apart is sincerity, heart.  And CeeLo’s got a big heart.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year.  If we put our thoughts and our heart into it.

(Jeez—am I sappy or what.)

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We still love… Animal, from the Muppets

Animal—from The Muppets—driving a British Audi while speeding through a German road.
(via The Muppets’ Animal Caught Speeding, Driving Police Crazy.)

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I love her hair, too

I’ve written about the Muppets before.  I wasn’t really a Sesame Street kid, but I still loved the Muppets even before The Muppet Show, and more after – Animal and Beaker as well as Oscar, Big Bird and Kermit.  And I love afros.  So of course I love – double, triple love – this song.

Hear more about it at: ‘I Love My Hair’: A Father’s Tribute To His Daughter : NPR

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, cinéaste, and former poet. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.


What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.



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