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2003-03-26 03:00:50 PM
He should have a neighborhood named after him. I nominate the White House area.
 
2003-03-26 03:06:17 PM
He already has a cable company named after him in Canada
 
2003-03-26 03:39:41 PM
Better a bridge than a rest stop or a nuclear submarine, I guess, although I think it'd be funny to fly into Pittsburgh's Mister Rogers Airport (ROG).
 
2003-03-26 10:07:29 PM
I hear he was a sexual tyrannosaurus.
And there was this one time he was in the back of a pickup truck, along with a live deer. Mr. Rogers goes up to the deer and says, 'I'm Mr. Rogers! SAY IT!' Then he manipulates the deer's lips in such a way as to make it say, 'Mr.Rogers' ... It wasn't exactly like it, but it was pretty good for a deer!
 
2003-03-26 10:07:47 PM
I think it's kinda silly to name a bridge or a building after someone. Like when I drive over the Chuck Yeager bridge east of Charleston on I-64, I just don't get it. I guess to honor the passing of someone is better than to name something after someone who gave a lot of money to have it built.
Mister Rogers is truly one of my heroes and I'm all for commemorating him. I'd like to see something less mundane, though.
 
2003-03-26 10:18:11 PM
i'd rather have a McFeely Parkway
 
2003-03-26 10:18:20 PM
Important people get the shiatty things... Howard Stern got a rest stop in NJ that was closed. Betty Ford got a clinic. Vince Lombardi got the shiatty Pack'urs Stat'um.
 
2003-03-26 10:20:55 PM
shouldn't he get a trolley line named after him?
 
2003-03-26 10:21:30 PM
Mister Bridge?
 
2003-03-26 10:21:47 PM
Important people get the shiatty things... Howard Stern got a rest stop in NJ that was closed. Betty Ford got a clinic. Vince Lombardi got the shiatty Pack'urs Stat'um.

How do you think Lou Gehrig feels?
 
2003-03-26 10:21:52 PM
I've got a bridge named after Dick Hunter(?) near my house, why shouldn't Mr Rogers have his own bridge.
 
2003-03-26 10:26:20 PM
Important people get the shiatty things... Howard Stern got a rest stop in NJ that was closed. Betty Ford got a clinic. Vince Lombardi got the shiatty Pack'urs Stat'um.

Yeah, I guess that Washington guy wasn't nearly as important as Howard Stern. He only got a state named after him...

I think there should be a Mr Rogers line of men's sweaters and loafers.
 
2003-03-26 10:27:46 PM
My idea was to name a bar after him.
 
2003-03-26 10:28:25 PM
Instead of saying "traffic's farked on Highland Park", it'll be "traffic's farked on Fred Rogers" Great.
 
2003-03-26 10:29:14 PM
Mr. Rogers =
 
2003-03-26 10:29:24 PM
He should have a neighborhood named after him. I nominate the White House area.

The Land of Make-Believe ?
 
2003-03-26 10:29:36 PM
how about a sweater company, i'd buy 1 just to say i owned 1
 
2003-03-26 10:32:23 PM
Sounds like a plan.
 
2003-03-26 10:35:49 PM
name iraq after him...
 
2003-03-26 10:36:26 PM
Wouldn't community center or library be a better choice?Even a park would be a good idea. What the hell does a bridge have to do with teaching kids values? I just think he should be named after something he would personally endorse.
 
2003-03-26 10:37:18 PM
The Fred Rogers institute of hand puppet warfare.
 
2003-03-26 10:38:20 PM
ElasticSquirrel:

I could not agree more. Hero, most definitely.
 
2003-03-26 10:39:13 PM
Nay on the bridge naming! He seems just a little too creepy to me. And yes, I am old enough to remember "Hello boyz and girlz!"
 
2003-03-26 10:40:32 PM
I would name a tv show after him.
 
2003-03-26 10:42:15 PM
Proton, I would read this (the thread from the day he died) and then tell me if he was "creepy."
 
2003-03-26 10:42:56 PM
i think people must be pretty traumatized somehow to think Mr. Rogers is creepy.
 
2003-03-26 10:43:43 PM
Let's honor him by referring to all males with the last name "Rogers" as Mr. Rogers.
 
2003-03-26 10:45:47 PM
Bubbaprog: I did read that thread and am still convinced he had some skeletons in his closet that nobody will ever know about.
 
2003-03-26 10:46:57 PM
Mr. Rogers deserves much more than a bridge. Heck, a fast attack submarine or destroyer would be honored with his name. They named tons of schools after Christa Mcsomebody or other (school teacher that died on Challenger), Fred has influenced a helluva lot more people than she ever did. Here's my plan.

After we are done with Iraq, we can name it FredRog. Or Rogerstan or Fred's place. That's what I'm talking about
 
2003-03-26 10:49:02 PM
Bubbaprog: Then again, I was a 'Tom and Jerry' watcher when I grew up. ;)
 
2003-03-26 10:51:40 PM
"Heck, a fast attack submarine or destroyer would be honored with his name. "
You better be my neighbor!
 
2003-03-26 10:52:57 PM
Proton-
The wild, crazy Tom & Jerry from the '60s where they had farmed the animation out to the Eastern Bloc or the even earlier ones where the black maid would chase Tom around calling him "Thomas"?
 
2003-03-26 10:53:26 PM
A bridge is a nice idea, but how about a trolley? Either way, if anyone deserves an honor like that, it's Fred Rogers.
 
2003-03-26 10:53:27 PM
"Did I ever tell you about the time Mr. Rogers took me out to go get a drink with him? We go off looking for a bar and we can't find one. Finally Mr. Rogers takes me to a vacant lot and says, 'Here we are.' We sat there for a year and a half and sure enough someone constructs a bar around us. The day they opened we ordered a shot, drank it, and then burned the place to the ground. Mr. Rogers yelled over the roar of the flames, 'Always leave things the way you found em!'"
 
2003-03-26 10:53:46 PM
Irockalot

I was only allowed to watch The Electric Company and Sesamee Street.My mother though it he was a little too "odd".That was code for homosexual.Right or wrong that is just how some parents are.
 
2003-03-26 10:55:12 PM
And Mr. Rogers was a prophet who taught love and compassion for your fellow man, as well as a lot of educational stuff that adolescents could find useful.

Mr. Rogers = Gandhi
Bob Ross = Buddha
 
2003-03-26 10:55:37 PM
If I ever get a dog, I'll name him Bob.
"Hooowwwww do you do?"
 
2003-03-26 10:55:51 PM
03-26-03 10:45:47 PM Proton
Bubbaprog: I did read that thread and am still convinced he had some skeletons in his closet that nobody will ever know about.


The plastic halloween kind maybe, or a sex god to his wife.
Reading a thread isn't enough, you'd have to catch interviews with him.
 
2003-03-26 11:03:19 PM
Did anybody else get their first childhood boner to Lady Abberline? I thought I broke my leg or something the first time i saw her.

i was all scared and stuff.
 
2003-03-26 11:05:52 PM
Proton, I don't know how you could think of Mr. Rogers as "creepy". The man was a saint. He devoted his life to helping people, teaching children, and setting an example by just being everyone's friend. That's unusual for this day and age, but hardly creepy. If you think that's creepy, you must have some insecurities of your own. Remember, "You're special and there's no one else in the world like you".
 
2003-03-26 11:05:57 PM
AerialP: Are you trying to say I was influenced by communism and racism? If so, I remember the toons you describe and guess what..they had no effect on me.

Just like Mr Rogers had no effect on me because I was busy watching Tom bang Jerry on the head with a fireplace accessory only to be foiled by the fact that Jerry was TOUGH enough to run away and leave Tom with nothing but marks in the fireplace accessory that oddly enough resemble the shape of Jerrys body.

Jerry was one tough farker!

USA! USA! USA!
 
2003-03-26 11:10:27 PM
Bridge? A bridge? Fark that! Name a friggin' state after the man!
 
2003-03-26 11:18:10 PM
We've all gone off on the trolley to the land of make believe...

Never to return.
 
2003-03-26 11:18:17 PM
Zen_Monkey: What is that from? Its funnier than anything on a thread about Mister Rogers has a right to be. Good on you sir.
 
2003-03-26 11:22:06 PM
Proton Don't beleive that thread! That thread was sanitized by the Mods. NO ONE was allowed to say anything other than crying about how wholesome Mr. Rogers was. You couldn't comment on how he gave you the creeps or how his show was unwatchable.

I just hope they threw those terrible puppets in the box before they buried him.
 
2003-03-26 11:26:38 PM
Not to get in the way of the ranting here, but this is the bridge they want to rename (one I've driven across):





 
2003-03-26 11:26:59 PM
JohnnyontheSpot

If you're referring to my bar story about Mr. Rogers, the original person referred to in that tall tale is none other than one Bill Brasky. It was on SNL a couple of times, with Christopher Walken in one occurrence of the sketch, I believe.

Another, earlier post, concerning Mr. Rogers and a deer is also from the Brasky sketches.

Bill Brasky Quotes
 
2003-03-26 11:29:56 PM
How could you not love this man? Look at that smile. He was the real McCoy. Those with open minds, and hearts not tainted with cynicism know it's true.



I still get a little choked up thinking about him.
This was an amazing Fark experience. You just had to be there.
 
2003-03-26 11:30:06 PM
I saw Mr Rogers on a PSA this evening. He said that when he was a boy and he saw bad things happen on the news his mom told him to look for the helpers. His mom said thats one of the best things about people, when times get hard there are always helpers.

I teared up pretty hard there.
 
2003-03-26 11:42:48 PM
OK People. Lets bring in yet another factor...CLONING. In time of war, would you rather see 10,000 Mr Rogers clones dropped on Iraq or 10,000 Tom and Jerry Clones dropped on Iraq?

I'd rather see 10,000 Tom and Jerrys. Let the 10,000 Mr Rogers stay way behind enemy lines and nurse the wounded.

Lets face it people, he may have been an easy way to keep your chillins occupied in front of the TV, but he was the biggest pu55y ever!

Can anyone reading this honestly say they are a powerful biz exec because of Mr Rogers influence?

Go Tom! Go Jerry!
 
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