My Sesame Street background

I came across the official 40 year Sesame Street anniversary photo a few days ago…

The official Sesame Street 40 year anniversary photo.

I added in a few characters that were missing from my childhood and some of my recent favorites (click to enlarge).

Sesame Street infinite version – a modification of the official Sesame Street 40 year anniversary image with characters that were missing from my childhood and some of my recent favorites.

It is great to see the older Sesame Street episodes with my family. Murray and his “Word on the Street” episodes are our absolute favorites.

UPDATE 7/20/21 : Doubled the resolution, changed the base blue background, and added a rainbow to Elmo. Thumbnail should open a full size version.

How did celebrities who were older than me when I was a kid get younger than I am as an adult?

Back when I was 18, most of the celebrities I liked were a good 5-10 years older than I was.

Now that I’m slightly older here in 2015, a good portion of these same celebrities from before are now 3-5 years younger than I am!

Either (A) I’m traveling through time faster than everyone else, or (B) there’s a still a prevalent, ignorant prejudice in our society about the honor and grace of aging naturally.

Aging is a tremendous blessing when you consider the sole alternative! With aging, you gain…

  • Tremendous wisdom you can pass on to others who don’t want to hear it
  • Experience that warns you not to do something, but you do it anyway because this time it might finally be different
  • An uncanny mastery of specialized trivia
  • A lot of stuff for garage sales
  • The ability to fix things most people think is broken forever
  • A retrospective that sometimes requires a slight intoxication to re-process
  • Uh…. well… other stuff I can’t think of right now.

So, yeah, aging is wonderful. It’s cool! It’s hip! It’s happening! (literally)

Buuuut I’m at that age where there’s no way in hell I’m going to tell you my age. Catch-22. Now get off my lawn.

Foghorn, I say, Foghorn Leghorn is a bit of a per-vert.

So there I was, just “screening” cartoons for my Godson, when I saw this little tidbit from an old Foghorn Leghorn cartoon…

Foghorn, I say, Foghorn Leghorn is a bit of a per-vert

That maybe might have meant something else back then. But NOW?

No, sorry, m’boy. Them cartoons, I say, them cartoons I usedta watch as a young ‘un ain’t a-ppropriate no more. Lets shoot some things on that thar Xbox you got instead.

Somebody didn’t do their market research [PHOTO]


Whoever decided to try and sell something named KuKui near Mexico has either (a) never done any market research in their life or (b) has a particularly vicious sense of humor.

KuKui photo

KuKui photo


For the rest of the world that has no idea what a KuKui is, it’s a very famous folktale monster told to misbehaving kids around Mexico. “You better behave, or the KuKui will get you!”

The closest thing to a KuKui in the US is the “boogeyman”, but saying “you better behave, or the boogeyman will get you” isn’t even close to the kind of terror mentioning a KuKui can bring.

You know, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe I should have bought a bottle. For research purposes, of course.