Saturday, July 07, 2007

I know you don't have a good excuse, so I won't force you to come up with a bad one.



Nothing much to post, but this link my dad sent me is either hysterical or depressing or both. I just had to post it as it's jaw-droppingly awful: Fox News getting a little too excited about a study blaming Mr. Rogers for "his optimistic message."

As my sister Alex noted, "I can only guess that, given the time, they would have moved on to blame Christmas, dessert, warm water for bathing, and birthday parties." (And hopefully it's ok for me to reprint that cause it made me laugh).

But then today my dad sent me another email entitled, I Guess You Don't Fuck With Mr. Rogers. Someone was in a hurry, apparently, to retract the sentiment.

10 comments:

alex said...

lol, reprint away. ;) yeah, I'm still shaking my head over that one.

Al said...

The first link seems to be knackered.

Like it never happened.

Ellen Aim said...

Alex: Danke! And yeah, someone really wasn't thinking...

Al: I never could get it to work at work but at home it does. Hmmm. I reloaded the link, should work now...

Skylers Dad said...

Mr Rogers messed it up for all of us!

Damned optimistic, positive butthead!

He he he

MacGuffin said...

Ha! Who would've thunk it, Mr. Rogers to blame for the Paris Hilton culture we live in. Couldn't be ginormous corporate add campaigns aimed directly at kids, pressuring parents to buy the little brats everything in sight, could it?

RevRee said...

I wanna slap someone!! GRRRROWL

I loved Mr. Rogers, he was a good man.

Ellen Aim said...

SkylersDad: I know, right? The hell was that man thinking...encouraging us and stuff...

MacG: Just because I want Barbie doesn't mean I don't deserve that A. I found the commercials so much more offensive it wasn't even funny.

Revree: Thanks for commenting! I wanna slap a whooooole lotta people.

Blancodeviosa said...

won't you be my neighbor??

oh won't you be?

my neighbor.... bleh

The [Cherry] Ride said...

I know this goes without saying, but if there's a kid out there who feels a sense of entitlement because s/he watched Mr. Rogers, what does it say about the kid's parents?

If kids these days are fucked up, its because their parents don;t know how the fuck to raise good kids.

(Man, I sound old, don't I?)

Ellen Aim said...

Blanco: Bleh on the Mr. Rogers?? I do remember hiding from him once while I was watching TV in the den. I wanted him to be talking to an empty room. It worked.

CherryR: Nah, you don't sound old, you sound like someone who's had to bear witness to shit parenting. Meaning, you've stepped outside.