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Angriest I've been about a news article, ever.

Postby Nik » Tue Nov 20, 2007 4:34 pm

I totally agree with the standpoint the author is taking. I think the whole thing is complete bullhonky. And I'm livid. I have, for years, lamented the fate of Sesame Street, stating that I wouldn't show my child this crap and let it shape the way they learn about the world. And I'm planning on buying these DVDs. What the hell is wrong with society?

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/magaz ... ium-t.html
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Postby Chrono Crow » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:09 pm

. . .To hell in a handbasket of shit for us all.
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Postby Nik » Tue Nov 20, 2007 5:13 pm

My parents said this of it: "you turned out fine".
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Postby EvilJekyll » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:29 pm

I remember playing Astro-Grover on Atari. Also, Sesame Street was the bomb. These people are just hypersensitive to everything. Bastards.
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Postby SemiNomad » Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:28 pm

Now imagine how much more hypersensitive and wussified Sesame Street will be in another 20 years. or don't, because that will likely piss you off even more.
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Postby Dusk » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:02 pm

Super Grover will live on in my heart forever.
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Postby James » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:20 pm

As Sesame Street becomes more and more sanitized, children become more and more evil. COINCIDENCE?
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Postby sum yun gai » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:36 pm

it's funny cause i was just thinking of 3-2-1 contact earlier today. i think a lot of the problem comes from parents who get a bug up their ass and decide that because they don't like something then it must be wrong for everyone. to quote a somewhat famous person on this subject: "kyle's mom is a big fat bitch..."
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Postby Chrono Crow » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:52 pm

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Postby ntw3001 » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:35 pm

I don't really get how people can look at shows that they most likely watched in their youth and decide that they turned children into murderers. I guess they and everyone they knew were the lucky ones, whereas every other child became a murderer. They assume. I assume they assume.
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Postby Dusk » Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:56 pm

OH and the counting song. That was some funky poopcakes.
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Postby loofah » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:38 am

it looks like they don't even have oscar the grouch anymore (at least, it's not on their website). That was my favorite character! What's wrong with him?
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Postby Chrono Crow » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:41 am

He's too grouchy.
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Postby Dusk » Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:49 am

loofah wrote:it looks like they don't even have oscar the grouch anymore (at least, it's not on their website). That was my favorite character! What's wrong with him?

He's a disgusting, abusive transient.
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Postby sum yun gai » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:23 am

he lives in a trashcan and yells at people. that teaches kids that it's ok to be grumpy when you're living in a can down by the river!

i think everyone close-ish to my age liked oscar the best. him and cookie monster were always the ones my friends and i talked about the most.
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Postby loofah » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:35 am

Dusk Bringer wrote:He's a disgusting, abusive transient.

yeah, but other than that, what's wrong?
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Postby DarthCat » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:25 am

sum yun gai wrote:3-2-1 contact
That, "Zillions", and the newspaper (that most archaic form of factual information transfer) were the main publications of my childhood. I have to wonder how much Sesame Street could have affected me, though (I am told I did in fact watch it) - I don't remember any of the episodes or scenarios, only the characters. I think I just have retroactive amnesia of everything that happened before the age of 5 or so.
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Postby EvilJekyll » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:07 pm

What ever happened to Zillions?
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Postby Skimba » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:15 pm

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12..doodoodoodoododododododododo!
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Postby Lambs_Cows_Lambs » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:48 pm

I was definitely more angry about the whole "Vagina Monologues" being turned into "Hoo-Ha Monologues" article... that and the woman beating her ex-boyfriend with her own baby article.
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Postby Chrono Crow » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:53 pm

Lambs_Cows_Lambs wrote:I was definitely more angry about the whole "Vagina Monologues" being turned into "Hoo-Ha Monologues" article... that and the woman beating her ex-boyfriend with her own baby article.


The baby one was so awful, but I was too busy laughing to be upset.
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Postby James » Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:58 pm

HOW ABOUT THE RESURFACING STORY ABOUT THAT WOMAN WHO GOT RAPED THEN STABBED 49 TIMES AND HAD HER THROAT CUT IN FRONT OF HER TWO-YEAR-OLD SON?

I think that makes me more sad than angry, actually.
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Postby Mimiheart » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:33 pm

We just got the DVD. Just before the theme song, they have this peanut-creature telling us how it's not appropriate for children. :shock: :shock: :x :x :x My kids are now watching it.
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Postby Nik » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:59 pm

I want to buy it. I think I will soon.
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