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Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter

Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter – $3.95 Are you looking for a fun way to encourage your picky eater to dig into their meal? You need the Elmo Face Sandwich Crust Cutter from the NeatoShop. This great little device cuts the crust off the bread and makes the sandwich into the shape of Elmo’s face. It [...]

Elmo Floor Rug

Yup. I got Elmo back in ‘05 on the second day of Muppet season. A single .30-30 round from about 80 yards. Well, no. I can’t claim credit. The wife of redditor Wizzer2801 has been making macabre crafts with classic cartoon creations, including a Kermit dissection kit and an Abominable Snow Man rug. Link

R.I.P. Muppeteer Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson, one of the original Muppeteers, died last night after a battle with cancer. Nelson was already a professional puppeteer when Jim Henson hired him to fill in while Frank Oz served in the military in the 1960s. Although his Muppet credits are numerous, Nelson was best known as The Count. With the exception of [...]

Neatorama ‘Pin To Win’ Contest

This is going to be FUN for Pinterest members (established and new)! And maybe something we do pretty frequently, depending on how many of you get involved. So here’s how it works: 1) Put together a wishlist board of items from the Neatoshop – stuff you really want, badly (minumum 5 items, but no max) 2) Be [...]

The Toilet Paper Factory

(YouTube link) A clip from the Sesame Street instructional video Elmo’s Potty Time, featuring music from nerdcore rapper MC Frontalot. He made it a fun factory tour! -via Bits and Pieces

Elmo Lunch Bag

Elmo Lunch Bag – $16.95 Lala-lala lala-lala the Elmo Bag! You make the sandwich, you put it in the bag, that’s Elmo’s Lunch Bag! The super adorable Elmo Lunch bag is insulated and comes with two zippered compartments. It’s the perfect place to store your favorite afternoon snack. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great [...]

The Complete History of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

If you were a kid in the 1980s or 90s, you probably spent some time reading, watching, or playing with four adolescent reptilian martial arts experts with irregular DNA. To make sure I got the scoop on everyone’s favorite heroes in a half-shell, I went straight to the source – co-creator Peter Laird – [...]

7 Children’s Books Written in Response to Other Books

Some authors write books because they have a way with words. Other people write books because they have a story they want to share with the world. And a select group of individuals write books mostly to spite the author of another book. These books were written in response to another book, some angrily and [...]

The Lessons of Kwanzaa, as Taught by TV

December 26th wasn’t just Boxing Day; it also marked the first day of the pan-African holiday celebrating African culture known as Kwanzaa. Founded in the mid-1960s by Maulana Karenga, a black studies professor at Cal State Long Beach, this holiday lasts from the day after Christmas through January 2nd. Each of the 7 days is [...]

The “Lyrical Embarrassment” that is the Sesame Street Theme Song

My 17-month-old daughter is just getting into Sesame Street, and I have to say, I think I’m enjoying it even more than she is. But while I’m totally into the guest appearances by Andy Samberg and Will Arnett, her main thing right now is getting her groove on to the theme song. And who can [...]