8/31/1972 – ‘Robot due on Sesame Street.’
March 11, 2012 6:34 AM   Subscribe

Jim Henson's Red Book "In June 1965, 28-year-old Jim Henson started a written log of his activities in what became known as “The Red Book.” He noted what had happened up until that point (deemed “Ancient History”) and then recorded anything that he felt was worth recording as single line journal entries until the end of 1988." via retroist.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi (7 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
Shocked that this isn't a double post. Thank you.
posted by radwolf76 at 6:51 AM on March 11, 2012

Pepys' diary on Twitter is wonderful. See the entry posted a day or two ago about orange juice.
posted by neuron at 8:47 AM on March 11, 2012

"Which I never did before, I drank a glass of the juice of oranges; it is a fine drink; but I was doubtful whether it might not do me hurt." - Pepys
posted by flyblackbox at 10:14 AM on March 11, 2012

Who is Pepys and what does he have to do with Jim Hansen?
posted by flyblackbox at 10:14 AM on March 11, 2012

Who is Jim Hansen and what does he have to do with this thread?
posted by briank at 10:25 AM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]

Interesting, thanks.

The thing I take away from looking at Jim Henson's Red Book is, "Wow, journaling isn't actually boring if you actually lead an interesting life."

(And seconding neuron's vote for Pepys' diary. No hating on Sanuel Pepys, he's the patron saint of civil servants everywhere.)
posted by AsYouKnow Bob at 10:33 AM on March 11, 2012 [2 favorites]

"1/3/1969 - Shoot kids for Body Parts"

Never knew Sesame Street could get so violent.
posted by dywypi at 9:28 AM on March 12, 2012 [1 favorite]

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