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Joseph Scarbrough launched what he called "The Scarblog" as a way of cataloging his work over the years, as well as going into greater detail of things on his mind (known as "Unfinished Thoughts").

Monday, January 17, 2011

Eerie YouTube Video

We all know that Jim Henson was more than just a puppeteer who perfected the world of puppetry as we know it, with his innovation known as the Muppets - he was a pioneer in many aspects of the medium of entertainment; but what a lot of people may not know is that Jim also pioneered a new form of television before this form really took off about a decade later. This form of television became known as reality TV.

That's right, Jim pioneered the concept of the kind of television made by everyday people, taking camcorders (or "handy cams" as they were called then) with them on journeys and excursions (think Oprah and Gayle's annual roadtrips). Amazingly, the test pilot of this "reality show" Jim developed, entitled Handmade Video is on YouTube.

But the really eerie thing about this pilot, is that it was shot just nine days before his sudden death. Take a look.

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