Monday, August 17, 2009

Sticky Marshmallow and Sesame Street

I was watching videos on YouTube with my little boy this afternoon and found a few of my favorite and one of my least favorite things in the recent history of Sesame Street. 

His personal favorite (and I find it endearing too) is Feist's Sesame Street version of her song "1 2 3 4". Even though it's pretty clear she is lip-syncing to a pre-recorded vocal, it is really cute. Enjoy!

I also really like this Ray Charles and other celebrities version of the Alphabet Song. I'm sorry to admit I don't recognize every single person. If someone could tell me who the guy in dreadlocks is, and the guy with the dark blond hair that sings wxy at the end, I'd be really happy to know.

Today I had the misfortune to stumble upon this video of Natalie Portman and Elmo doing a pretend game, which is fun enough, until the end when probably my least favorite Sesame Street character ever comes in. I think you'll see why. If I ever see this one again, it'll be too soon.

In other news, my friend made Crunch Berry Treats last weekend, and I couldn't resist trying out her recipe today. They came out so pretty I had to post a picture here. It might look a little funny because right now the crunch berries are in marine animal forms. 
Crunch Berry Treats!

Haiku News

Nearly all U.S.
bills are tainted with cocaine--
money's addictive!

Indicted suspect
already in jail for fraud
now hit with new charge.

Despite Vick's folly,
dogfighters alive and well,
even fight in trucks.


Mimi said...

Crunch berry treats are like rice krispy treats, then? They look pretty...but I'm not fond of crunch berries. They make the roof of my mouth hurt! :-P

Minerva said...

Mimi--yes, the only difference is that it has crunch berries instead of rice krispies. They aren't as sharp when they are mixed with marshmallows!!

Anonymous said...

Haiku News Commentary

Some useful health tips;
Don't pop, snort, smoke or inject
Your used dollar bills!


Minerva said...

Cicely--thanks for the PSA. We need to get that one made into a "The More You Know" segment.