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(Yahoo)   Pooh tops survey of favorite animal characters, if only because he lends himself to so many jokes, and not just those that end with a Heffalump that clears the room   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 74
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2006-06-12 08:59:05 AM  
Poohp.
 
2006-06-12 09:04:48 AM  
Wherever I go there's always Pooh
Theres always Pooh and me

/Always made me laugh
 
2006-06-12 09:06:07 AM  
How can Baloo come in 3rd with 32% when Pooh won with 51% and Paddington came in 2nd with 41%?? isn't 100% complete?? or does the other side of the pond have a different percentage system like their Pounds vs Dollars??

/scratches head
//shrugs Oh Well :)
 
2006-06-12 09:09:01 AM  
Conducted among 1,191 adults, it gave Ashlan the lion from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" 30 percent

Uh, Ashlan? Who's he?
 
2006-06-12 09:09:06 AM  
Deep in the hundred-acre wood
where Christopher Robin plays,
you will find the enchanted neighborhood
of Christopher's childhood days.

A donkey named Eeyore is his friend,
and Kanga and little Roo.
There's Rabbit and Piglet and there's Owl
but most of all Winnie the Pooh.

Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff.
He's Winnie the Pooh, Winnie the Pooh.
Willy nilly silly ole bear.

...Willy nilly silly ole bear.
 
2006-06-12 09:09:23 AM  
What is it about half clothing animated animals? Pooh wears only a shirt. Paddington looks like he's a flasher with a hat on. At least Baloo is all natural.

/It's too early.....
 
2006-06-12 09:10:14 AM  
mrswellborne.. you beat me to it. I noticed the same damn thing. Apparently their math differs from the rest of the world. :-P
 
2006-06-12 09:10:41 AM  
mrswelborne: How can Baloo come in 3rd with 32% when Pooh won with 51% and Paddington came in 2nd with 41%?? isn't 100% complete?? or does the other side of the pond have a different percentage system like their Pounds vs Dollars??

Two words: multiple-choice.

Kinda like Photoshop contests, y'know? Such-and-such percentage liked this entry, and another percentage liked that entry--but the same person could have voted for both.
 
2006-06-12 09:11:51 AM  
I'm personally disturbed by the disrespect for Toad. I mean, c'mon. It's *Toad*. Hijacks motor-cars, escapes from Prison, and....

Actually, he's a terrorist nowadays, huh?
 
2006-06-12 09:17:28 AM  
1,191 adults with a bear fetish, it seems.
 
2006-06-12 09:18:21 AM  
Muninsfire: I call foul! Ha!!! and Oh Bother! Percent is Percent is Percent anyway you slice it (if you like pie charts, that is!)

I love Pooh! And tigger, too!! But I'm very partial to Eyeore, what with that pesky tail always coming loose.
 
2006-06-12 09:18:58 AM  
Where's the pic somebody posted on Fark with Pooh laying face down in a puddle after clubbed over the head by one of his pals?

/poo
 
2006-06-12 09:21:30 AM  
I have adored Pooh since I was a baby and I always will. So there.

Oh, and Eeyore rules.
 
2006-06-12 09:21:58 AM  
So help me if you can I've got to get
Back to the house at Pooh Corner by one
You'd be surprised there's so much to be done
Count all the bees in the hive
Chase all the clouds from the sky
Back to the days of Christopher Robin
...And Pooh
 
2006-06-12 09:22:38 AM  
mrswelborne: Muninsfire: I call foul! Ha!!! and Oh Bother! Percent is Percent is Percent anyway you slice it (if you like pie charts, that is!)

I love Pooh! And tigger, too!! But I'm very partial to Eyeore, what with that pesky tail always coming loose.


Yes, it is. It's a percentage of all the people who responded who picked that particular entry. As they picked more than one entry, the percentages quoted will naturally not add up to 100%, as they're essentially a number of different surveys.

Like, say, "Do you like the following:"
"Winnie the Pooh" "Yes/No"
"Eeyore" "Yes/No"
"The Amazing Mr. Toad" "Yes/Yes"
"CowboyNeal" "/."

Something like that. When they report the percentages, they're saying how many people answered "Yes" to each individual entry, and counting the ones that weren't selected as "No."

/Understand a bit better?
 
2006-06-12 09:22:38 AM  
<i>Conducted among 1,191 adults</i>

Next time they need to ask the kiddies... (bet they'd be shocked that Dobby comes out on top.)
 
2006-06-12 09:23:33 AM  
phaed003
What is it about half clothing animated animals? Pooh wears only a shirt. Paddington looks like he's a flasher with a hat on. At least Baloo is all natural.

In The Jungle Book, yeah, but did you ever watch TaleSpin? Shirt and hat, but no pants.
 
2006-06-12 09:23:57 AM  
Pooh always freaked me out. I think it's his voice. He sounds like a 50 year old pedophile.
 
2006-06-12 09:24:41 AM  
Speaking of Pooh jokes . . .

What do Winnie the Pooh and Atilla the Hun have in common?

.

.

.

.

/same middle name!
 
2006-06-12 09:26:09 AM  
Why is the title of this post in Engrish?
 
2006-06-12 09:27:17 AM  
Pooh is a great diversion from fighting in Kingdom Hearts 2. Just when you get tired of derezzing Tron viruses and getting smacked around by Sepiroth, you can just jump into the 100 Acre wood and relax for awhile.

Pooh rules.
 
2006-06-12 09:28:17 AM  
yoyopro: /same middle name!

I LoL'd.

/I know this one guy who has [ for middle names ] "Alexander The Great".
//Apparently his dad was a history prof or something.
///His other names are similarly amusing.
 
2006-06-12 09:28:20 AM  
Pooh books > Disney films based on the books > all the other Disney crap films produced since the oringinals.

The real Pooh:
www.juniortheatre.com
 
2006-06-12 09:30:55 AM  
When Tigger went to lift up the tiolet lid, do you know what he found?
Pooh.
 
2006-06-12 09:33:13 AM  
Of course, the real reason Pooh is so popular is due to his being a modern day Taoist philospher.

www.shared-visions.com
 
2006-06-12 09:34:39 AM  
I was introduced to Paddington before Pooh.
I like Paddington's stories better.
 
2006-06-12 09:35:17 AM  
phaed003
What is it about half clothing animated animals? Pooh wears only a shirt. Paddington looks like he's a flasher with a hat on. At least Baloo is all natural.

Supposedly bits of clothing and accessories made the characters easier to animate on a tight schedule. The animators could use static torsoes and replace the arms and heads with each animated frame. It's why some Hanna Barbera characters have bowties, scarves, etc.
 
2006-06-12 09:36:50 AM  
In addition to being half clothed, Pooh seems to have a penchant for bending over a lot. I'm sure he's not as innocent as he seems.
 
2006-06-12 09:37:37 AM  
The top three are all bears. I smell shenanigans from the Bear Lobby.
 
2006-06-12 09:38:44 AM  
Persnickety: Of course, the real reason Pooh is so popular is due to his being a modern day Taoist philospher.

That's a good book.
 
2006-06-12 09:39:29 AM  
http://www.vgcats.com/comics/images/060417.jpg

Copy, paste, be disturbed...
 
2006-06-12 09:40:54 AM  
"Cuz I'm a freaky streaker like Winnie the Pooh
T-shirt and no pants and I dance the boogaloo!"


/love those beastie boys
//love the pooh bear too
 
2006-06-12 09:41:21 AM  
Grandemadaca: The real Pooh

*snort*

....oh, it's far too early to have poop jokes.

/get back to work
//Eeyore does rule, even if he is the precursor to these emo kids
///my first slashies!
 
2006-06-12 09:42:00 AM  
My favorite Pooh rhyme:

Little boy sits on the lavatory pan,
Carefully caressing the li'l ol' man.
Flip, flop, into the tank,
Christopher Robin is having a wank.

Also, the classic story "Pooh Goes Apeshiat".

/Tonstant Weader fwowed up!
 
2006-06-12 09:45:24 AM  
Mugato

Pooh always freaked me out. I think it's his voice. He sounds like a 50 year old pedophile.

He has no voice. He is just drawings in books. THE DISNEY FILMS DO NOT EXIST, DAMN IT

Why must they take things like that and turn them American?

(not an anti-American flame...you wouldn't like it if your characters got given a bowler hat and a cut-glass English accent, would you?)
 
2006-06-12 09:55:41 AM  
For my nephew's 2nd birthday party, my sister-in-law told me that they they got a birthday cake in the shape of poo, which I thought was kind of strange. When they brought out the cake, I realized,"Ohhh.. Pooh!".

Yes, I do like living in the gutter, thank you very much.
 
2006-06-12 09:57:40 AM  
w0nka
I was introduced to Paddington before Pooh.
I like Paddington's stories better.


Well, unlike Pooh, Paddington has a brain.
 
2006-06-12 10:02:09 AM  
Siamese Bream
Of course they exist, you daft asshat. I own copies of them.

/has seen the original stuffed animals that Milne wrote about in the NYPL, years ago
 
2006-06-12 10:05:17 AM  
Siamese Bream: He has no voice. He is just drawings in books. THE DISNEY FILMS DO NOT EXIST, DAMN IT

I'm sorry but I never learned to read and movies are all I have.
 
2006-06-12 10:07:19 AM  
g-images.amazon.com

Best book title ever.
 
2006-06-12 10:08:43 AM  
What do Winnie the Pooh and Jack the Ripper have in common???



Their middle name is both "The".

/amused
 
2006-06-12 10:09:05 AM  
Ugh. I have always detested Winnie the Pooh - he's so insipid. When I was a kid, I always felt like he was encouraging me to be dumb. But he's on what seems to be 2/3 of all baby items currently, so I figure I'm going to have a huge amount of returns the day after my baby shower because so many people think he's just so cute.
 
2006-06-12 10:14:58 AM  
quix: When I was a kid, I always felt like he was encouraging me to be dumb.

Try reading the original sources again.

He's not exactly encouraging people to be dumb--he's showing the world in a child-like perspective, one that is at once simple and profound.

/Or, read the Tao of Pooh, which does a better job of explaining things.
 
2006-06-12 10:15:42 AM  
I remember once I was in the Disney store and they have a big movie screen up and it's playing various movie previews and ads for Disney stuff. Anyway at once point the serious-sounding narrator says "Step into the book of Pooh!".

I guess ya had to be there.
 
2006-06-12 10:20:03 AM  
I honestly was never a Pooh Bear fan, although I did enjoy Bejamin Hoff's book on Taoism.

Book-wise, Curious George was my fave and movie-wise, I'm a Dumbo groupie.
 
2006-06-12 10:20:26 AM  
Why does Tigger always smell like shiat?........Cuz he plays with Pooh all day.
 
2006-06-12 10:31:57 AM  
A.A. Milne - have loved this poem since I was little... One of the original poems about Christopher Robin. It's called "Vespers".


Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on his little hands, little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.

God bless Mummy. I know that's right.
Wasn't it fun in the bath to-night?
The cold's so cold, and the hot's so hot.
Oh! God bless Daddy - I quite forgot.

If I open my fingers a little bit more,
I can see Nanny's dressing-gown on the door.
It's a beautiful blue, but it hasn't a hood.
Oh! God bless Nanny and make her good.

Mine has a hood, and I lie in bed,
And pull the hood right over my head,
And I shut my eyes, and I curl up small,
And nobody knows that I'm there at all.

Oh! Thank you, God, for a lovely day.
And what was the other I had to say?
I said "Bless Daddy," so what can it be?
Oh! Now I remember it. God bless Me.

Little Boy kneels at the foot of the bed,
Droops on the little hands little gold head.
Hush! Hush! Whisper who dares!
Christopher Robin is saying his prayers.
 
2006-06-12 10:39:58 AM  
I liked Winnie the Pooh as a kid, freaked the first time I was taken to Disney World (I was 4) and "met" Pooh. But then when I was a bit older I found the old Milne books. I liked them so much more, Rabbit and all his relations, gopher was interesting, etc. True childhood magic. When the old animated specials were on Wonderful World of Disney, those were great times, and I am no where near a pessismist enough to degrade their memory or power with kids. Here's to you Winnie the Pooh, a real English and American hero.
 
2006-06-12 10:43:49 AM  
I've never liked Pooh, and I wish he would die in a fire.
 
2006-06-12 10:47:30 AM  
Must be a different species jelousy thing Toxic

:)
 
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