- George Carlin... NOT... Fred Rodgers
- Edward Gorey / Shel Silverstein / Roald Dahl / Lewis Carroll / Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)... NOT... Charles Schultz / Peanuts / Dr. Seuss or J.K. Rowling
- Sid & Marty Croft/Rankin Bass/Early 70's Electric Company... NOT... Jim Henson / Muppets and or Sesame Street
- Spaulding Grey / Garrison Keillor / Tom Bodett / Joseph Campbell... NOT... Disney-fied / Pixar-like storytelling
- PC... NOT Apple
While I do LOVE Peanuts and Walt Disney... and respect Fred Rodgers, Jim Henson & Co. as well as everything Steve Jobs built to the ends of the earth... they really weren't big influences here. Well, Emmett Otter (Jim Henson) was a huge one, but that was about it.
Just say'n... -AA