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USG and the Muppets. An evening of laughs, fun, and prizes!

Hey everybody Rick here and I am absolutely thrilled to make this announcement.  As most of you know, I am a HUGE Muppets fan.  The artistry of Jim Henson and his troupe of Muppeteers has been a major part of my life.  So much so that I widely credit "The Muppet Movie" as one of my biggest cinematic influences.  Any time a Muppet movie is released in theaters, I make sure I get myself to the theater and support these characters in the hope that there will be more to follow. 

Over the past few years, I have had the oppotunity to make friends with people who, like me, have a love for these characters.  Steve Swanson of the wonderful Muppetcast essentially lit the fire and re-stoked my love for these characters.  The Muppets are characters who have transcended multiple generations.  For example, my mom loves the Muppets, I love the Muppets (obviously) and now, my son goes absolutely crazy when the Muppets appear on screen.  Needless to say, Jim Henson's creations may fall by the wayside from time to time, but they have never left our popular culture.  They are so firmly embedded in it that all one has to do is bring up a random quote and nine times out of ten, someone will have the obligatory Muppet retort.

This particular movie coming out in later this month is absolutely no exception.  The excitement for this movie has reached a fever pitch and the early buzz for this movie has been nothing short of insanely popular.  What I am proposing here is that anyone in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, anyone who is coming out to the DFW area for Thanksgiving, join us for an evening of fun that only the Muppets can do.  Here are the details.....


Date: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: Approximately 4:00 p.m.
Movie Location:UA Eastchase Market Stadium 9 I-30 & Eastchase Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76120
Dinner Location:Colter's BBQ 1322 N. Collins in Arlington (off of I-30 and Collins)
Who will be there: All Muppet fans of all ages who show up.  The Texas branch of the United States of Geekdom: Myself, Cole, Catherine, and Dustin.  Sheldon the USG Muppet, and Ray the Travelling Dinosaur.


There will be a contest!: Prizes will be given!  What kind of prizes?  Matter of fact, what kind of contest?!?  How about a Muppet Impersonation contest?  The first place prize? A limited edition convention exclusive Adventurer Kermit the Frog action figure.  In short, Kermit the Frog dressed as Indiana Jones! (Still mint in the package complete with a golden Gonzo idol!)  There are some other prizes as well.  More on that soon!

It is my sincerest hope that we get as many people to get together and see this movie together.  Let's share this experience on November 26th!  Thanks for reading!  Stay geeky!    
  
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