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Never Underestimate the power of ELMO

Posted on | January 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Today I pulled on one of my favorite t-shirts, Elmo.

This is a great t-shirt for one reason and one reason only.

The Elmo shirt unlike any piece of clothing I own transports people young and old to a place and time where they were happy!

Sesame Street is a happy place.

The characters on Sesame Street are happy and above all provoke you to suspend reality for a moment and enter a world where Big Bird talks to a Grouch in a trash can and a Cookie Monster exists.

But Elmo is in a class of his own!

Admit it, as you are reading this you hear Elmo’s voice, and his laugh!

As in the grocery store 4 different children could be heard shouting to their parents look Elmo!

He is only on my shirt! But the image evoked a physical and psychological reaction.

The best reaction today was a 5 year old girls at the grocery check out who blew a kiss to the Elmo on my shirt!

Priceless.

Elmo has an enormous amount of power that we all want to tap into, but how?

Never underestimate the power of Elmo.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZHSDjtD-dg[/youtube]

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2 Responses to “Never Underestimate the power of ELMO”

  1. Box Canyon Blogger
    January 31st, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

    Great T shirt, It brings a mile wide smile… especially when worn by a prof. :))
    My nephew is Darin Johnson of “Relate Your Story,” and I thought you did a terrific job interviewing him. Your infusion of enthusiasm was/is contagious. Thank you… Good show.
    mark

  2. James
    February 1st, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    Thanks so much I really do hope Darin can join us in the UAE for an extended period at some point.

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