Several months ago, my friend Alison Mork (Chairry The Chair of Pee Wee’s Playhouse) built me a fantastic little puppet who, for reasons too long to get in to here, I named Uncle Interloper. Eight weeks ago I fractured my shoulder, putting my puppetry career, such as it was, on hold. Two weeks ago I discovered a new online micro-blogging site called Tout and, practicing my ‘left handed’ puppetry skills, Uncle Interloper is somewhat of a ‘hit’ on Tout now. He’s been featured on the front page of the site, his ‘Touts’ have been ‘ReTouted’ by the company itself and he gains new followers daily with his silly little, 15 second video postings.
The most fun so far has to be the following. Uncle Interloper starts the first ever Tout Sing-A-Long encouraging other Touters to join him in a rousing rendition of 99 Bottle Of Bear On The Wall! Started last Tuesday, 8/14, we’re already down to 60 Bottles on the wall. Enjoy the fun below and if you have a mind to, join Tout and sing a verse or two yourself!