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The Muppet Mindset

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by theprawncracker, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, so Ryan/Prawny's been on vacation down at WDW since Thursday, August 2 2012. That explains why all the articles have stockpiled on each other with that date. And here I thought he'd thrown out his calendar in protest of the bland stock-photo 2013 Muppet daily calendar. I heard there's a better one on sale on the interwebs. :shifty:
    Have fun in O'lando buddy.
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  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Today the Mindset posted my article, Top Ten Richard Hunt Characters: http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com/2012/08/ten-favorite-richard-hunt-characters.html

    After looking at this, there's something I regret not doing. For the Forgetful Jones, entry, I jokingly remarked that I forget who he is, but he must have been a great Richard Hunt character to be in that list. I should have said, "He must be one of Richard Hunt's characters if I put him on this list but not Miss Piggy or Elmo". Too bad I can't go back in time to before I wrote the article.
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  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I've been looking at the "other posts" page, which indexes various series of articles, and I noticed that it doesn't list the "Muppet Retro Reviews" series yet (I know there's only two retro reviews so far, but hopefully there'll be more soon). Just thought I'd point it out.

    I thought of an idea for a series of articles that might be cool. A series where contributors reflect on past articles they've written, maybe provide facts on the thought process, ideas we've had for the articles that we decided against, decisions we wished we hadn't made, maybe point out any irony that might have occured in the articles, stuff like that. I can think of a number of things to say about some of my articles.
  4. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Great review of SST Old School Volume 3 on the Mindset today. The fact Sonia Manzano recorded an audio commentary for Episode 1316 and she has so much fun in watching that again made me light up with a big smile.
    But uh Ryan, you might want to check the link linking to Muppet Wiki's Old School 3 page, when I clicked on that it brought up a "404 Page Not Found" message.
    Hope this helps. :jim:
  5. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, Ryan will not be returning to the forums. I am not sure why. He posted it on Facebook not too long ago. :(
  6. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    *In :super: voice: Hubba-wha? ! ?

    Ryan 'Prawny' 'theprawncracker' Duke of Chutney chest of drawers Lisa's other half not returning to Muppet Central forums?
    But... He... No!
    *Head explodes.

    Ryan, do we have to remind you of Madam Heap's final words of wisdom to all silly creatures? You cannot leave the magic!
    Please let this be only a temporary savatical as I can't fathom MC without one of my longest and fundamental friends.
    *Looks back at that class of 2005 with deep fondness.
  7. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I know, it's sad. Like you said, I hope it's just short term. I haven't talked to him in a while. :(
  8. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    *waits for Casey to scream "April Fools"*

    *he doesn't*

  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    He can't shout "April Fools" if it wasn't announced on April Fools Day.
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  10. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    :attitude: My thoughts on the matter:

    I believe there's been a wide objection by many people concerning the recent news coverage at Muppet Central.

    Even though reputable news sources reported on a particular controversial story, MC facebooked, emailed, tweeted and advertised the tabloid tale on the main page thus fanning the flames and the damage to a good person's reputation.

    I'm thankful that we fans had a place to respectfully voice support and concern on the forum, but I really think it's time to delete the references to this through all of MC's Internet presence. Pooling all the comments in one place is great because the fans were able to vent and now that can be tied-off and excised in order to prevent any further damage. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube, but you can remove the mess.

    People who want to know the salacious details of this story can find a wealth of news elsewhere.

    To be clear, I think MC should delete the threads, the main page headlines, the articles, the tweets and the faceook updates pertaining to Monday's headline. I hope you guys do that. Thanks :jim:
  11. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I agree. I don't think having a thread wasn't where the damage was done, we all needed to speak about this and show our support for him.
    But what I was not happy about was the fact that emails, FB posts, and tweets were sent out about the news before the accuser pulled the case.
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  12. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    As for the emails sent by MC's personal mailer, I just deleted those since there was a thread going on at that time to attempt to catch up on what the hubbub consisted.
    The FB posts and tweets, I can't do anything about that, those are under Phillip's control.
    The threads got closed, with all due respect given to the fact that the allegations were retracted just as quickly—and most think erroneously—made. I don't know whether to let them be as closed threads or if deleting them should proceed.

    Personally, I hope Ryan's doing well and he decides to come back soon to a community that won't be the same without him.

    Edit: And as luck would have it, I'm listening to MCR, and the entire ending of Change of Address is now playing.
    :smirk: I have a message for you, from the Trash Heap. You cannot leave the magic of Muppetdom!
    Trust me, I went through a period of that, and that was before even discovering MC and making all the friends I have these last ten years. :jim:
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  13. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Jamie, I'm sorry, but I'm a little confused. I understand the whole message that your putting across, (which I agree 100%), but are these Ryan's words or your own? Sorry for my confusion. :o
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  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Jamie's post is indeed accurate and representative of why I'm taking a step back from the forums. (Although, come on, it's not like I've been a major presence here for years anyway.) While I am quite glad that the forum served as a place for Muppet fans to respectfully talk about the issue earlier this week, I found the fact that the site used tabloid headlines on Facebook and Twitter to be an obvious grab for site traffic and incredibly disrespectful. I may have issues with some of the management here, but I will always be thankful for the time spent here and the amazing friends I've made here and I know that we won't lose touch thanks to email and Facebook and everything else. I'm not leaving the forum completely, but I will not be posting anymore unless I really see the need to. This is really no different than what has been my policy for quite awhile now... but the Facebook and Twitter posts earlier this week really pushed me to make this semi-official. As Muppet fan sites, we have quite a lot of responsibility to Muppet fans but we have just as much responsibility to those who bring the Muppets to life. I strongly feel that Muppet Central was not responsible with the power they possess in this instance and that's why I'm stepping away. Obviously me dialing back my presence on this forum will in no way affect The Muppet Mindset. If you need me to explain anything further or if you just want to talk, I would love to hear from you guys in an email or on Facebook!
  15. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    That's the general consensus in the Muppetverse right now. I wasn't necessarily presuming to speak specifically for Ryan and didn't include his name in my post for that reason. However this matter has been handled, a little bit of clean-up is in order. :attitude:
  16. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I do feel bad that this happened. I just don't know why MC didn't follow the same as Ryan and Ryan and Joe did over at Toughpigs and The Muppet Mindset.
    I actually didn't see any Muppet news source reporting this, and for some reason, there were emails, tweets and FB posts about it. I'm just not getting it.
    I love this place, but I was pretty annoyed by this episode.
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  17. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    I'd like to thank you Ryan, for not making a huge deal out of this subject. It was very respectful of you. :)
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  18. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    What I don't get is why the article is still on the main page on MC.
    And I think the tweets are still up too. Why aren't they down by now?
  19. Muppetboy09

    Muppetboy09 Well-Known Member

    I am a little late, but I just want to say thank you to Ryan. He has made me a bigger muppet fan than I ever would have been without the Muppet Mindset. He is a great roll model, and he is doing what he thinks is right. So on behalf of all MC, we say Thank you, Ryan!

    Bye PrawnCracker!
  20. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Huh, now we have another reason to thank Ryan! All our delicious baked Thanksgiving rolls were inspired by him. :p :)

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