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Macklemore and Sesame Street Team Up for An Adorably Trashy Song

The hip-hop star, featuring Oscar and the grouches, brings the “Thrift Shop” treatment to dumpster diving.

"Mucklemore" and the grouches

Seattle's own Macklemore made a dirty, rotten appearance on Sesame Street recently, and he took the opportunity to sing about trash. Clad in a halo of neckties and a rotting fish on his head as his alter ego "Mucklemore," the Grammy winner performed a parody of his hit song "Thrift Shop" with an enthusiastic group of grouches.

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Me No Want Cookie!

The effort to re-brand fruits and vegetables for kids now has some cute, furry and iconic allies.

Over the coming months, you might suddenly find yourself and other shoppers whistling “Sunny Day, Sweepin’ the Clouds Away” as you walk through your local supermarket’s produce aisle. That’s because fruit and vegetables are slowly being rebranded as Sesame Street edibles, thanks to a sweeping campaign with the Produce Marketing Association called Eat Brighter, which allows fruit and vegetable companies to use Sesame Street characters free of charge. Get ready for Cookie Monster grapes, Big Bird zucchinis, and maybe even Bert and Ernie rutabagas, all rolled out across North America in an effort to put a dent into the colossal childhood obesity epidemic that continues unabated.

The Eat Brighter campaign—initiated by the Partnership for a Healthier America, a nonprofit organization created in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” to combat childhood obesity—hopes to turn the tables on the way kids eat by using the tools of junk food marketing and branding towards selling healthy foods. Essentially it’s trying to kickstart a healthy food trend amongst young foodies by using the same methods the Trix Rabbit or Tony the Tiger use to sell them corn syrup infused cereals, deploying Elmo and Oscar to get kids begging their parents for cantaloupes and kale.

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Why My Lease Says 'Be a Good Neighbor'

When I moved into my apartment in Brooklyn, I signed a standard New York City lease with one addendum: at the bottom, my landlady had typed, "I...

When I moved into my apartment in Brooklyn, I signed a standard New York City lease with one addendum: at the bottom, my landlady had typed, "I agree to be a good neighbor," and included a line for my signature. She explained what she meant as she handed me the paperwork; she wanted me to say hello to neighbors on the street, to stop and chat, to help people juggle groceries or dogs when needed.

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Sesame Street Loves Your Hair

A Sesame Street song exalts African-American hair.

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