File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 20


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Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 22:59:01 -0600
Subject: [Puptcrit] Puppets almost everywhere


A music video that is a very simply line drawn cartoon features tiny 
finger puppets (cartoons of, not actual) as romantic metaphors for a 
romantic relationship (or something like that).

http://tinyurl.com/juc4f

On cable news MSNBC an evening news show called COUNTDOWN with Keith 
Olbermann took to using puppets to reenact the Michael Jackson trial 
while it was in session. The "Puppet Theatre" became a semi-regular 
feature for other news of the moment stories, as in last evenings Anna 
Nicole Smith visit to the Supreme Court. The "puppets" are barely 
puppets. Pretty much cutout photos taped to sticks that short of shake 
as they are voiced by COUNTDOWN staffers. maybe it is time for an all 
puppet 24 hour news channel...

I cannot access the "puppet theatre" features on the COUNTDOWN website:
http://tinyurl.com/lzcgd

Because it requires Microsoft=A9 Internet Explorer 6 and Microsoft=A9 Media 
Player 10, because I am on a Mac and Internet Explorer 6 is not 
available for the Mac. The COUNTDOWN "puppet theatre" features do not 
play on Safari or Firefox browsers, but if you are using the evil 
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 you should be able to see it.

A small graphic of the type of "puppet" used:
http://tinyurl.com/rbjwn

mjm
Milwaukee
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