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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving here in the States; so I plan on taking the day off from blogging that I might partake of the American custom of stuffing myself to the point of unconsciousness while hanging out with my family.

In the meantime, bow before the genius of the Muppets, as they perform one of my favorite songs of all time:

I thought it appropriate for the holiday, given its beginning. The use of Beaker in this video was particularly inspired.

By Orac

Orac is the nom de blog of a humble surgeon/scientist who has an ego just big enough to delude himself that someone, somewhere might actually give a rodent's posterior about his copious verbal meanderings, but just barely small enough to admit to himself that few probably will. That surgeon is otherwise known as David Gorski.

That this particular surgeon has chosen his nom de blog based on a rather cranky and arrogant computer shaped like a clear box of blinking lights that he originally encountered when he became a fan of a 35 year old British SF television show whose special effects were renowned for their BBC/Doctor Who-style low budget look, but whose stories nonetheless resulted in some of the best, most innovative science fiction ever televised, should tell you nearly all that you need to know about Orac. (That, and the length of the preceding sentence.)

DISCLAIMER:: The various written meanderings here are the opinions of Orac and Orac alone, written on his own time. They should never be construed as representing the opinions of any other person or entity, especially Orac's cancer center, department of surgery, medical school, or university. Also note that Orac is nonpartisan; he is more than willing to criticize the statements of anyone, regardless of of political leanings, if that anyone advocates pseudoscience or quackery. Finally, medical commentary is not to be construed in any way as medical advice.

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11 replies on “Happy Thanksgiving”

Great ending, the most substantial obstacle to progress is meetings (via video conferencing x2). I miss Jim Henson.

Beaker’s great. My brother and I used to run around the house doing Beaker imitations, much to the annoyance of others especially considering we were well past the age most people associate with people doing those kind of imitations. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving to our American cousins.

My 35 year old son showed me this on Thanksgiving Day. He was so happy to have something new from the Muppets! Funny how such a small, random event can bring such joy into a life.

Younger daughter made us watch this video ad nauseum while the turky was roasting. Hysterical.

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