So I was watching a Jonathan Coulton video today and in the intro he talks about George Plimpton and maybe 3 people in the audience responded. I was shocked. Surely there are folks my age who remember the shorts Plimpton did on MTV, not to mention the book "Paper Lion" as well as his commercials for Intellivision. Whatever literary mastery he obtained in the 60's and 70's, he only augmented it with his later short cartoons.

The fact that few people remember him is sad. Here's a refresher course.


I feel like an idiot. Serves me right for assuming.

Bill Plympton is the animator of the above short and has nothing to do with George Plimpton.

Frankly I'm almost too embarrassed to even continue writing this blog.

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