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2012-03-22 03:59:32 PM  

Tziva: Also, one of the first commercial things George Romero did was an episode for Mister Rogers. Supposedly Mister Rogers liked his movies.


(because I worded that misleadingly: he was not hired because he liked his movies. movies came after episode. mister rogers just saw his movies later and gave romero the thumbs up)
 
2012-03-22 04:06:35 PM  
What can you say about a man who even members of 4chan will jump to defend?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM
 
2012-03-22 04:29:58 PM  

Farking Canuck: akula: Somebody said that everybody loved Mr. Rogers. I said that there's always somebody who will denigrate him for the exact reasons he was beloved (he lived out his faith in a gentle manner). I also pointed out that the anti-religion crowd, as seen on Fark, will often be quite happy to do that. You seem intent on proving that point... maybe not with Mr. Rogers, but with everybody else with religious beliefs in general (of which Mr. Rogers was one). Get over yourself.

- Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.

- You also made an unsupported allegation that atheists would piss on the graves of people (except maybe Mr. Rogers)

- You took offence to my pointing out that your attack was unprovoked and unsupported by evidence and now want me to "Get over myself"

- other idiots in the thread are supporting your hateful post and subsequent response

And you wonder why we think religious people tend to be hateful people.


I felt kind of bad this turned into a flamewar thread, I apparently unintentionally trolled.
 
2012-03-22 04:35:13 PM  
To hell with that toxic Million man Hoodie thread......im coming over here where its nice and warm!!!
 
2012-03-22 04:47:36 PM  

Ur Mom's Sandwich Eater: To hell with that toxic Million man Hoodie thread......im coming over here where its nice and warm!!!


But it's so dusty! I can hardly breath.
 
2012-03-22 05:48:36 PM  
At least he didn't have secrets like this guy.

i.imgur.com

/who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?
 
2012-03-22 05:52:04 PM  

Kome: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

While I can't recall that type of sentiment ever being expressed by an atheist (not saying it hasn't happened, just that I'm not aware of it), I can recall many instances of folks in and supporting the religious right attacking Rogers. Just as a for instance, there was this piece on Fox News a few years ago.


Holy crap, more reasons to hate Faux News! D:
 
2012-03-22 05:57:06 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


Ha! On Snopes.com they mention that there's a ('shopped) image of him flipping off the camera after the taping of his very last episode, but I guess this one is legit.

I will say, I like his ship-eating grin when he realizes what he's doing. It's like he's saying to himself, "In about forty years there's going to be a computer network where you can share video clips, and this ship is going to be all over that. Oh well!"

/I have my doubts about the "ship" thing
 
2012-03-22 06:16:33 PM  
wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr perhaps?
 
2012-03-22 06:20:57 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: Hearing that Mr. Rogers had died was one of those "remember where you were when..." moments. I was at work, edging an eyeglass lens in the optical lab where I was the only tech, and I had the radio on. If anyone had told me beforehand that I would react to that news the way I did, I would likely have laughed at them. I have always respected Mr. Rogers a great deal but had hardly even thought about him in decades, probably not since my early childhood even, but it felt as though someone had suddenly pulled out the pin that had always been holding some critical part of the world together. I had to stop and go into the restroom and bawl my eyes out as quietly as I could for about fifteen minutes. All I could think was, how are we going to make it now, what are we going to do without Mr. Rogers. Completely unexpected. I suppose he was the one grownup left in this going-all-to-shiat world whom my inner four-year-old could still count on to be honest and decent and good no matter what, and now there didn't seem to be anyone. I got myself together and gave the four-year-old a donut and went back to work quite confused by what had just happened to me.


Aaawww.... leans over for internet hug...... pats back...
 
2012-03-22 06:33:12 PM  

semiotix: Ha! On Snopes.com they mention that there's a ('shopped) image of him flipping off the camera after the taping of his very last episode, but I guess this one is legit.


During my search for that clip, I ran across this Boring Pittsburgh piece (^) by their resident photoshop analyst, who was apparently bored to the point of Dunning-Kruger. He got real quiet real fast.
 
2012-03-22 06:53:53 PM  
wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr The Galloping Gourmet
 
2012-03-22 06:59:20 PM  

Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.


Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians. Not real ones, anyway. The true Christians in this country (and elsewhere) live and work pretty much anonymously each day, and certainly do what Fred Rogers did,,,live by example. There is an old Christian song that says "They will know we are Christians by our love" and I believe that this is the true way to reach people and instead of trying to force them to convert, they choose to convert because they see the reward in living that way.

I join you in your contempt for the types of "Christians" you complain about. You are free to choose your non-belief, just as I am free to choose my faith. Just try not to make the mistake of painting Christians or Christianity with such an exceptionally large brush. It is very misleading.
 
2012-03-22 07:02:45 PM  

Fano: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

Nobody doesn't like Mr. Rogers. Except trolls.


I used to work with a Jewish woman that hated his guts for some odd reason. I mention that she was Jewish only because she constantly told people that she was Jewish. She was absolutely convinced that he really was a murdering sniper and that he once had a crack induced heart attack.

She was nuts.
 
2012-03-22 07:11:21 PM  

drone1: wambu: who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?

Graham Kerr The Galloping Gourmet


ben_oakmag:

Graham Kerr perhaps?

I loved that show.

From wikipedia: "One particularly amusing episode featured Kerr making the British dessert known as "Spotted Dick."
 
2012-03-22 08:48:59 PM  

quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians.


Yes, the No True Scotsman defense. It's bullshiat and you know it.
 
2012-03-22 08:49:40 PM  
Rogers really was neat. He'd take field trips with the postman (Mr. McFeely) to places like the factory where they made little red wagons, and one time, I remember, Mr. Mcfeely took him on a helicopter ride. McFeely as the pilot.

But on the other hand, Richard Nixon was a Quaker, and didn't have to serve in WW2, but he did 2 tours.
 
2012-03-22 09:04:13 PM  

Clockwork Kumquat: Hearing that Mr. Rogers had died was one of those "remember where you were when..." moments. I was at work, edging an eyeglass lens in the optical lab where I was the only tech, and I had the radio on. If anyone had told me beforehand that I would react to that news the way I did, I would likely have laughed at them. I have always respected Mr. Rogers a great deal but had hardly even thought about him in decades, Alprobably not since my early childhood even, but it felt as though someone had suddenly pulled out the pin that had always been holding some critical part of the world together. I had to stop and go into the restroom and bawl my eyes out as quietly as I could for about fifteen minutes. All I could think was, how are we going to make it now, what are we going to do without Mr. Rogers. Completely unexpected. I suppose he was the one grownup left in this going-all-to-shiat world whom my inner four-year-old could still count on to be honest and decent and good no matter what, and now there didn't seem to be anyone. I got myself together and gave the four-year-old a donut and went back to work quite confused by what had just happened to me.


Almost same reaction, I was working in the comp lab in grad school, w/ only 4 other students there. I saw the news on abc.news.com [it was 2003], got up to go use the bathroom (meh, I was drinking down pots of coffee), and let some tears out in the stall.

If it was anyone else, I would turn in my man card.
 
2012-03-22 09:09:21 PM  

quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians. Not real ones, anyway. The true Christians in this country (and elsewhere) live and work pretty much anonymously each day, and certainly do what Fred Rogers did,,,live by example. There is an old Christian song that says "They will know we are Christians by our love" and I believe that this is the true way to reach people and instead of trying to force them to convert, they choose to convert because they see the reward in living that way.

I join you in your contempt for the types of "Christians" you complain about. You are free to choose your non-belief, just as I am free to choose my faith. Just try not to make the mistake of painting Christians or Christianity with such an exceptionally large brush. It is very misleading.


agnostic, but I fully agree. That's the Christianity I knew. You lead w/ the heart, not by causing fear.
 
2012-03-22 09:20:49 PM  

wambu: At least he didn't have secrets like this guy.

[i.imgur.com image 474x329]

/who was the Brit cooking show dude that always got drunk during the show?


Could also be Keith Floyd or Johnny Craddock, the perma-pissed husband of the redoubtable Fanny.
 
2012-03-22 09:22:11 PM  

Eriond: MBooda: John Travolta's qualified to fly airliners.

Sort of...He's only certified to fly as SIC in the Boeing 707 he owns. He can't fly as PIC. He also doesn't have a Commercial certificate. What I find curious is that his type rating in his Citation I is, according to the FAA Airmen Registry, marked as "VFR only".


That surprises me. I know people where he does his sim work.
 
2012-03-22 09:24:41 PM  

The_Sponge: DonkeyDixon: #11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from


In Living Color...Jim Carrey played Mr. Rodgers.

/Pound Hog Day, FTW.


raidz3ro.com
 
2012-03-22 10:18:58 PM  

Farking Canuck: Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.


The hell do you think the Fark atheist crowd has been doing?

You're clothing yourself with all kinds of high minded ideals, but you're every bit as filthy as those you denigrate.

As I said, there's those who hate those who do good precisely because they do good. You seem to have zero knowledge or experience of hyperbole and metaphor... your blood pressure must run rather high with all that pent up hate for religious folks and your tendency to fly off the handle thinking that off the cuff humorous remarks (ok, not a good joke, I admit it, but a joke) are meant to derail a thread when there's a perfectly good hot chicks thread a few up the page from this one. I suggest you go check it out and relax.
 
2012-03-22 11:42:53 PM  

Ed Grubermann: quasimike: Ed Grubermann: akula: Fano: If every Christian were like him, Fark would be a less repetitive place.


No, I guarantee you there's somebody out there who would happily piss all over Fred Roger's grave in an effort to show the foolishness of the ways of those who worship invisible sky wizards, zombie Jesus, or whatever the current inflammatory phrase for God happens to be right now.

You don't see us ripping on the Quakers, do you? You reap what you sow. And Christians in this country have been sowing a huge steaming bucket of scorn, hatred, bigotry and Christian privilege for decades. You lot made this bed, we're just making you sleep in it.

Actually, the "Christians" of which you speak are not Christians.

Yes, the No True Scotsman defense. It's bullshiat and you know it.


Sorry, but you are incorrect, This is not about silly, philosophical mental games, but rather about true and proper behavior, I can put on a kilt and call myself a Scotsman although only distant relatives came from there, but I cannot behave in a way that is antithetical to the teachings of Christ and call myself a Christian without being completely, factually wrong. I do know bullshiat, but it isn't coming from my end..
 
2012-03-22 11:47:27 PM  
#11. Never did anything inappropriate to/with children before, during, or after his career. That should also be a good reason why he was so awesome.

/Yes the puppets were creepy
//Yes, they could have gone with a different name than Mr. McFeely
///Slashies
 
2012-03-22 11:51:35 PM  

Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: Herb Utsmelz: BKITU: I cannot tell whether it is Photoshopped

It's the real thing, baby.

Sweeeeeeeeeeeet.

I found the video the screenshot was taken from.

Link (new window)


You win all the internets. I smiled so hard at that. :D
 
2012-03-23 12:35:09 AM  

DonkeyDixon: The_Sponge: DonkeyDixon: #11 his favorite porno is Lorenzo's Oil Massage

One free internet to anyone who remembers what that's from


In Living Color...Jim Carrey played Mr. Rodgers.

/Pound Hog Day, FTW.

[raidz3ro.com image 640x426]


It's...a...beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a hooker!

/They cut that part out of the DVD release!
//In Living Color!!
 
2012-03-23 01:20:41 AM  
I was friends with his niece.
 
2012-03-23 01:45:57 AM  
One day Mr. Rogers' car was stolen. He reported it to the police and when the cops came to take his report a newspaper reported came along to see if it was The Mr. Rogers. The news story ran in the afternoon paper and within 48 hours of reporting the car missing it was returned with a full tank of gas and a note apologizing, saying "If we knew it was yours we would never have touched it." Even car thieves respected the man.

Mr. Rogers was cool. I try to live my life as he would everyday.

Thanks Mr. R. You are the coolest.
 
2012-03-23 01:55:57 AM  

quasimike: Sorry, but you are incorrect, This is not about silly, philosophical mental games, but rather about true and proper behavior, I can put on a kilt and call myself a Scotsman although only distant relatives came from there, but I cannot behave in a way that is antithetical to the teachings of Christ and call myself a Christian without being completely, factually wrong. I do know bullshiat, but it isn't coming from my end..


Considering the Bible lays down only two criterion for being a follower of Christ, and neither of them are stated to be "following the teachings of Christ," I think it's in fact very easy to apply the No True Scotsman fallacy here.

1) Accept the Christ as the son of God, savior of mankind (and, by extension, that his death/resurrection does in fact save mankind)
2) Ask God for forgiveness.

Other than that, there are no criteria for being a Christian. On the other hand, being a Catholic or being a Methodist or being a Baptist or a Lutheran or a Calvinist or an Anglican or a Pentecostal or a member of any of the other sects may have more stringent criteria. Some are about good works, others about keeping sacraments, others about religious service attendance, others about personal sacrifice (i.e. tithing) and so forth.

But if you just want to talk about "Christians" then you need to acknowledge the description is a pretty vague one, and encompasses many many many many people from denominations that include other teachings which are mutually exclusive (i.e. Catholic vs. Protestant teachings) from each other. Just ask the Irish about that if you need some clearer examples. In which case, you have to admit there are bad people who are Christians. And if you want to talk about such a large group of diverse people, some of whom are bad people, then you have to be willing to take the broad brushstrokes that are bad because it's hard to be specific and nuanced about a group of people that is inherently diverse like that. At the same time, opponents of Christianity must accept the good broad brushstrokes about Christians for the same reason. Which is why in most instances, atheists are against religions and not the religious. We just make fun of the religious for following certifiably absurd religious ideas and beliefs.

It would be like the dialogue starting off with a statement like "men are taller than women", getting the response "yea, well what about all the millions of men out there who are shorter than the majority of women" and then retorting "well they're not real men, because real men are tall." It's an absurd defense. As another analogy, consider another close knit social group of people. Say, a biological family. There are members of one's family that are really annoying or incredibly rude or in some cases downright abusive. It doesn't make them no longer family in the actual definition of the word. An abusive father doesn't stop being the father. He just becomes a really sh*tty father. The annoying brother who keeps "borrowing" your comic books without asking doesn't stop being your brother, he's just a brother who is also inconsiderate and a thief.

And, as something else to consider, those same Christians you are calling not real Christians are at the same time saying you're the one not being a real Christian, and can cite Bible passages and scriptural commandments or religious organization doctrines and proclamations and so on just as easily as you can. Ultimately, at the end of the day, you're both real Christians. The big differences at that point are that one of you is being a dick head and the other isn't, and you both cherry picked different aspects of the general religious dogma to follow (and yes, you both cherry picked. Every Christian cherry picks. It would an impossibility to live up to every single thing laid out and commanded into the Bible because many of them are contradictory or mutually exclusive or just ethically so obscene that most people in today's culture would find it disgusting to abide by them).
 
2012-03-23 05:44:09 AM  
Knew some of these. Headline is fundamentally flawed and therefore invalid, like it is every time some jerk uses it.

But Mr. Rogers probably wouldn't want me fuming impotently against such a stupid thing so I'll go do something else.
 
2012-03-23 08:47:09 AM  

akula: Farking Canuck: Somebody said something good and you decided to twist that into an unprovoked attack on atheists ... even though this thread has nothing to do with religion.

The hell do you think the Fark atheist crowd has been doing?

You're clothing yourself with all kinds of high minded ideals, but you're every bit as filthy as those you denigrate.

As I said, there's those who hate those who do good precisely because they do good. You seem to have zero knowledge or experience of hyperbole and metaphor... your blood pressure must run rather high with all that pent up hate for religious folks and your tendency to fly off the handle thinking that off the cuff humorous remarks (ok, not a good joke, I admit it, but a joke) are meant to derail a thread when there's a perfectly good hot chicks thread a few up the page from this one. I suggest you go check it out and relax.


Ahhh ... the old "Nah nah ... but they do it too" defense.

Here's the truth: You came into a thread that has nothing to do with religion and started slinging mud at atheists unprovoked, I called you on it and you refuse to admit the truth - how very christian of you.

/Grow up child - why don't you go into the politics or geek threads and start attacking atheists there. Just as relevant.
 
2012-03-23 09:47:20 AM  
 
2012-03-23 11:46:44 AM  
Third hand, but I have friend who grew up in Pittsburgh. He had a acquaintance/dad/weird uncle who went to the gym Mr Rodgers attended, and claimed "he swore like a sailor, and was hung like a horse."
 
2012-03-23 11:50:36 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

/An XKCD for everything
 
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