“Caroll was an artistic genius whose kind and loving view of the world helped shape and define Sesame Street from its earliest days in 1969 through five decades, and his legacy here at Sesame Workshop and in the cultural firmament will be unending.” Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney has died at 85. You want range from a puppeteer? Spinney was both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Here’s more from Kottke.