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Girl Talk: How Snuffleupagus Saved My Relationship

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You probably know Mr. Snuffleupagus as the heavy-lashed wooly mammoth from “Sesame Street.” He’s the lovable, large, brown creature who swings his trunk to and fro with every step, spends his days hanging out with Big Bird and enjoys nothing more than a bowl of spaghetti. I, however, happen to regard Snuffleupagus as my personal relationship savior.

How could a Muppet be so important to the health of my relationship? Before you go thinking we’re furries or into some kinky Muppet action, let me explain: Snuffleupagus is our safe word. My boyfriend and I use it when we’ve gone too far—not in the bedroom, but in our fights.

The need for a safe word arose while we were temporarily living with his parents and dealing with the stress of the situation. I won’t go into too much detail, but the dysfunction among his family members took its toll on our relationship, and soon we reached a point where we were arguing several times a day. Every comment was an attack and every action was an argument trigger. It brought a whole new meaning to the phrase walking on eggshells. Keep reading »

Courtney Love & 10 Other Stars Who Used The Word “Rape” Insensitively

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Geez ladies, by now we should all know that referring to anything other than rape as “rape” is just a bad idea. It trivializes what rape actually is and manages to make you look like a complete buffoon. And that’s exactly what Courtney Love did when she claimed the Muppets — the friggin’ Muppets! — “raped” the memory of Kurt Cobain by using Nirvana’s song “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in their movie. 

Well, it’s a little more complicated than that. According to TMZ, half of Courtney Love’s rights to Cobain’s music was sold to a company called Primary Wave Music, which gave the Muppets movie permission to use the song. Also, the two surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, gave their permission as well. And Dave Grohol is in the movie. This sounds like another case of What The Hell Are You Talking About, Courtney Love? [TMZ]

Courtney Love is only the latest in a long and tacky line of celebs who’ve used the word “rape” insensitively. Click through our gallery of shame!

OK Go Makes Beautiful Music With The Muppets

OK Go makes awesome music videos. The only thing that could make one of their epics even better? Muppets! Luckily, the band contributed a song to The Green Album, the new collection of Muppet cover songs. My favorite moment? When the guys hop on their signature treadmills—and Bunsen and Beaker speed them up. Oh, and there’s a special twist ending. Amazing. [AV Club] Keep reading »

The Muppets Take “The Green Lantern”

 

 

I’m having a hard time staying patient while waiting for the new Muppet movie, which won’t be in theaters until Thanksgiving. So I’m happy that Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and crew have taken to making parodies of the big movies of summer 2011. In this brand new one, the Muppets do “The Green Lantern.” I love the line, “If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were reciting some sort of important plot point.” [Huffington Post]

After the jump, more Muppet movie parodies. Keep reading »

A Muppet Marriage Proposal

As a huge Muppets fan, I think this proposal video is just about the most romantic thing I’ve ever seen, besides when Piggy marries Kermit in “Muppets Take Manahttan.” This guy ordered custom Muppets that resembled him and his girlfriend for this proposal. Of course she said yes, but if she hadn’t, I would have taken him. [The Daily What] Keep reading »

Do Not Want: Straggly Muppet Dress

Growing up with “The Muppets” has been a way of life for the children of the last several generations. The quirky and adorable creatures taught us how to sing, dance, and work things out with friends. And as much as we owe them for all of the life lessons they’ve taught us, the way to pay them back is not by wearing a ridiculous feather and sequin “confection.” This dress is just like a Muppet who was hit by a car –depressing, expensive and in the end–very, very ugly. [$2,377.00 Montaigne Market] Keep reading »

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