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Staring Contest at The Webby Awards

Jun 25, 2010

Ira writes:

Here's what I learned watching OK Go shoot this video:

1) When the Muppets are ready to stop performing (at least in a setting like the Webbys) before the puppeteer takes his hand out of the muppet, someone puts a black satin bag over the Muppet, so no one has the unpleasant experience of seeing the Muppet lifeless. I think maybe that's for our sake, not for the Muppets'.

2) Those Muppet guys are geniuses. I mean you know that already, but to see them lying under a desk actually DOING it, ad-libbing the big eye blinks after the staring contest, which is such a fantastic piece of character work and comedy, it's very exciting.

3) Zach Galifianakis: What a nice man, to be waiting backstage at the Webbys and allow himself to be dragged into this kind of thing by a group of complete strangers. Afterward, I talked to him about chicken farming in North Carolina, which apparently is our one mutual interest.