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Muppets meet classification

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So cute they hurt

In honor of Sesame Street’s birthday, I was re-watching my fav Muppets – the Yip Yips – and found myself wondering about their classification book. In this segment, it’s obviously not very good: And then there’s this one, that explains their methodology a bit better: (classification by height, face, hands).


Later on their book appears to be much easier, in the digital age: (also features a sweet computer!).

For such a thin volume, it sure seems to be quite complete in indexing and retrieving all the attributes of earth-things with relatively little searching. Attention all library friends:  hire the Yip Yips as consultants for all your sticky indexing/retrieval needs!


Written by nicolibrarian

November 8, 2009 at 5:36 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. nerd! 😛

    Amy S.

    November 8, 2009 at 7:06 am

  2. Aw, thanks, dear!


    November 9, 2009 at 4:35 am

  3. Too bad the Yip Yips didn’t have the classification book with them the first time they met a computer:

    Maybe then they wouldn’t have wrecked all of Luis’ work!

    (My favorite scenes: The news flashes where Kermit reports live from the scene of nursery rhymes or ends up saving the day for the pianist who has writer’s block. The Yip Yips were a close second.)


    November 11, 2009 at 5:56 am

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