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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Jim Henson Google Doodle

I find it funny that when someone as big as Google does something trying to be artistic, no one gets it.  With today's Google doodle, Google users get to be puppeteers, using five digital puppets to play around.  But the doodle has no sound, and apparently people are freaking out about it.[1] 

But when I sat there playing with the doodle, I just laughed.  Google really had made them puppets, and by doing so, forced people to do something they haven't done in a long time: use their imaginations.  Just like the master puppeteer himself, Google was expecting you to voice the puppets yourself.  So, I challenge anyone who reads this blog and specifically this post, to create a video of you playing the voices of these puppets, and post them on Youtube.  Maybe we can start a viral trend.  Who knows.