Technology and non-human lifeforms are not mutually exclusive things. And in a very poignant, hard-hitting interview with USA Today, the de facto leader of the Muppets, Kermit the Frog, sat down to discuss his favorite and least favorite technologies.
It would be easy to ruin the Muppets: Just make them modern. Why do the Muppets have so much staying power? They're real. They actually exist. Felt and batting in the era of CGI.
I'm so ready to watch this movie already. We've seen official and unofficial trailers before but here's the latest loaded with plot juiciness! The Muppets aren't famous anymore! Kermit gets mistaken for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle! London! Paris! Singing chickens! NPH! Walter?
Look, punk us once, shame on you. Punk us twice, this time with a Green Lantern teaser trailer and, well, just watch this right now.
In the late 1960s, IBM turned to a little-known director and puppeteer named Jim Henson. What they wanted were short films to help train and entertain their sales staff. What they got were the Muppets, in all their absurd glory.
The saddest thing about the extinction of landlines and corded phones is the death of brilliant novelty phones: Here, Kermit, kicked back so he looks remiss without a cigarette dangling from his mouth, cradles the handset over his legs. [Wired]
Kermit: "See? It fits." True. And here's the proof. Like I said in Twitter, this is the funniest and wrongest image you will see this month. Probably this year.
PopSci got their hands on this 2.5-ton home-built frogtruck, a 260-horsepower treaded monster which is the first-ever amphibious vehicle that can fully retract its drive assembly. The path for the perfect amphibian truck was as hard as the ones this thing can now travel through at 30mph: the mud flats, bogs, ice…