Jack’s Winning Words 8/7/15
“I don’t know exactly where ideas come from, but when I’m working, well ideas just appear.” (Jim Henson) Did you know…Henson graduated from college with a degree in Home Ec? Really! But he found fame in creating puppets, Miss Piggy, Rawlf, Ernie and Kermit. Can you recall Kermit singing, The Rainbow Connection? Rainbows are mysterious, like the ideas that Jim refers to. Someday we’ll understand life’s mysteries. Are you waiting? ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: The Muppets was one of my all time favorite shows. I have always loved puppets....have one in our bed who talks to us now and then...Charlie the Bear.====JACK: Didn't you used to use puppets when communicating with kids during the church service...or was it just with books? Regardless, you were able to get a message across to them.====JOHN: We used puppets frequently. I build a nice stage for them and it was portable.
FROM TARMART REV: Someday I'll wish upon a star,
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That's where you'll find me
Oh, somewhere over the rainbow way up high
And the dream that you dare to, why, oh why can't I?
====REV: I'd like to hear that song sung in church sometime. The theme of the day could be with regard to Joseph's dream..."Dreams really do come true."====REV: I stand amazed at times as I find I am actually living out the dream I thought of and mailed out to 50-60 churches as a possible ministry while sitting at Talley Hall in Farmington Hills in the late '80's...almost 25 years now living it out...coming now to the end of "that rainbow"!!====JACK: Maybe the "pot of gold" at the end of the rainbow is really a street of gold.
FROM MW IN ILLINOIS: ALWAYS!!!!!====JACK: Patiently, or impatiently?
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: Maybe that's what inspired his Swedish Chef. One of my favorite characters. Rainbow Connection is a favorite, too, and I. You Tube it often. Ideas come from the subconscious. That's why you need to feed all of the facts in and let the ferment.====JACK: As an artist and an adman, you are well aware of the importance of ideas. Sometimes you wait and wait and wait some more...and finally the idea pops into your mind.====CHESTER: Yes. From the subconscious which has been processing all along. I learned early on to tuck it away if the answer wasn't forthcoming. And then, out of the blue, here it came.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: It was a sad day when I heard Jim had died. What s wonderful child-like imagination he had! We loved To watch his puppets! My favorites were the two old men. I can smile just thinking of the interaction of the puppets. We wait patiently and sometimes impatiently to understand life's mysteries!====JACK: Did you know that those old guys had names?...Statler and Waldorf.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: Like. Ideas come when they feel like it!====JACK: I like to do group brainstorming. In that kind of session ideas seem to feed off one another. Have you ever brainstormed?====LIZ: brainstorming is a major tool of the ad biz.
FROM SBP IN FLORIDA: So many of the WW give me the hankerin for roundtable discussions and brainstorming. Thanks.====JACK: Brainstorming? Let's see...light bulb...mousetrap...G.W. Carver...thinking cap...etc.