Thursday, 19 November 2015

I'll just leave this here...

I was looking at the Facebook page of my favourite archery supplies shop the other day and noticed something...

Yes indeedy... The "world's leading cancer cure, motivational speaker and self help expert" has 42 less followers than the guys I buy my arrows from.

Incidentally... I also note that the truly awesome Kermit The Frog's page has grand total of 1,963,638 followers which... If my calculator isn't lying to me... Means Kermit is roughly 240 times more 'respected', 'much loved', 'renowned' and 'leading' than the "world's leading cancer cure, motivational speaker and self help expert"

And Kermit seems to be better qualified too...

Kermit was awarded an honorary doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996 at Southampton College, New York, where he also gave a commencement speech. He is also the only amphibian to have had the honor of addressing the Oxford Union. A statue of Henson and Kermit was erected on the campus of Henson's alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003.

Kermit was also given the honor of being the Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1996. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has featured a Kermit balloon since 1977.
On November 14, 2002, Kermit the Frog received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star is located at 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
On Kermit's 50th birthday, the United States Postal Service released a set of new stamps with photos of Kermit and some of his fellow Muppets on them. The background of the stamp sheet features a photo of a silhouetted Henson sitting in a window well, with Kermit sitting in his lap looking at him.

In 2006, while Kermit was on his international tour, Kermit, Texas was taken over by the frog during their homecoming week, ending with Kermit himself crowning the homecoming queen. The city of Kermit's main water tower was then painted with the face and signature of the frog. The voice actor used for Kermit at this time was Tanner Martin (13) of Frackville Pennsylvania. He was selected for the contest, which had over 100,000 entries.
Kermit was also the grand marshal for Michigan State University's homecoming parade in 2006.
Kermit's legacy is also deeply entrenched in the science community. One of the famous WP-3D research platforms flown by the NOAA Hurricane Hunters is named after Kermit. The other is named after Miss Piggy.

Actually Kermit has something else the "world's leading cancer cure, motivational speaker and self help expert" doesn't have... A wikipedia entry...

And I know who I'd trust more when it comes to cancer treatment too... Give me a croak over a quack any day of the week.


  1. He had a hit song too.

    1. Well, LoonyC claimed (in the past) to be a music producer, so there's no telling how many hit songs *he* was responsible for creating.