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From an interview on Arpanet in 1976 with Jim Henson, Ayn Rand, Yoko Ono and (painter) Sidney Nolan. In which Jim compares Ayn unfavorably to Oscar the Grouch →

constellation-funk:

batcountryword:

JIM HENSON:
I think Ms. Rand and my character Oscar the Grouch would have a lot to talk about actually. I am laughing out loud at this idea.

AYN RAND:
Why would I want to talk to him. What has he achieved or trying to achieve.

JIM HENSON:
He has achieved what I think is the ultimate goal of your way of thinking.

JIM HENSON:
Isolation. Contempt for others. A hard heart. Yet even he can muster a bit of empathy every now and then.

AYN RAND:
I am not isolated. I have no contempt for others. Millions of people read my books and find my thoughts inspirational. I hardly spend my time on the sidelines in a trash can grumping.

JIM HENSON:
Not yet anyway.

Why would I want to talk to him.

WHAT HAS HE ACHIEVED OR IS TRYING TO ACHIEVE



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    This is literally the funniest thing in the world.
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    how much do I want to show this to my spud? SO MUCH I AM GONNA PRINT IT OUT AND MAIL IT, YOU
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  11. kingatticus reblogged this from passadig and added:
    This almost sounds like a joke. “So Sidney Nolan, Yoko Ono, Jim Henson, and Ayn Rand were together one day…”
  12. passadig reblogged this from ryankarl and added:
    Jim Henson = one of the best.
  13. ryankarl reblogged this from rallyyy and added:
    Jim Henson was amazing.
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    i think ayn rand might actually be satan
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