So I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Tough Pigs hasn’t been updated in a year. There are many good reasons for this, none of them convincing.
Partly, it’s because I got a grown-up job, which doesn’t allow me a spare couple of hours during the day to write amusing reviews of Muppet specials.
But mostly it’s because this year we started Muppet Wiki. I don’t know if you’ve looked at the wiki recently, but it’s really extraordinary — huge and detailed and beautiful and insane. (If you haven’t checked it out much, then “Today on Muppet Wiki” gives you a good overview of how we’ve been spending our time.)
And the thing about working on the wiki is that it’s not just me writing stuff; it’s a whole bunch of people all working together. That experience has been so exciting that, frankly, it made working on Tough Pigs seem really lonely. Creating a website is pretty much a one-man operation — it’s just you and the computer, staring at each other. Now that I know what it’s like to work on a site with other people, it’s hard to go back to the old do-it-yourself model.
Therefore: Welcome to the new and improved Tough Pigs! I’ve got a whole bunch of my friends together, Muppet Movie campfire style, and we’ve set up the site so that we can all post amusing reviews of Muppet specials. Now, don’t worry — my friends are all bright, witty and stunningly attractive, so you’ll hardly notice the difference at all. Plus, all the previous content from the site is still here, so you’ll still get to see all my bad formatting and lapses in judgement.
So enjoy the new Tough Pigs! And as always, if you don’t like it, feel free to start your own damn site.
by Danny Horn