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(SeattlePI)   ♫It's time to put on Muppets, It's time to dress up signs♫ ♫It's time to get things started (We hope they elect Obama)♫ ♫With the most celebrational, confrontational, Muppetational. ♫This is what we call the Million Muppet Marchhhhhh♫ *honk*   (seattlepi.com) divider line 41
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2012-10-05 08:24:23 AM
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2012-10-05 08:32:18 AM
It did not occur to me that the muppets would come out in force. Awesome.
 
2012-10-05 08:49:26 AM
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2012-10-05 09:05:13 AM
What a terrible headline.
 
2012-10-05 09:06:53 AM
www.uncoached.com

He's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Green Knight.
 
2012-10-05 09:07:18 AM
If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all.

/mods, please delete this post
 
2012-10-05 09:08:11 AM

NateGrey: What a terrible headline.


You submitted this headline with the word "muppethole", didn't you?
 
2012-10-05 09:12:31 AM
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2012-10-05 09:15:05 AM

imontheinternet: [www.uncoached.com image 253x284]

He's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A Green Knight.


Pic and wording stolen and on my FB page. Well done.

/Bat-Kermit = the terror the croaks in the night.
 
2012-10-05 09:19:58 AM
Digging up this. link
 
2012-10-05 09:24:53 AM
Unleash Animal!
 
2012-10-05 09:29:54 AM
Confucius say: Lady who go to muppet march, get felt up.
 
2012-10-05 09:36:25 AM
With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?
 
2012-10-05 09:38:05 AM
Ah yes, the same muppets that made millions from TV, movies and endorsements.
 
2012-10-05 09:38:35 AM
Jesus Christ enough with the muppets.
 
2012-10-05 09:49:56 AM

HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?


It's more a symbolic thing representing public broadcasting overall. Million Masterpiece Theatre March just wouldn't have the same impact.
 
2012-10-05 10:03:10 AM
I'll take any excuse to share this clip.
 
2012-10-05 10:17:56 AM
the group had nearly 800 "Likes" on its Facebook page as of early Thursday afternoon

I predict this will be the total attendance to the Million Muppet March.
 
2012-10-05 10:18:56 AM

HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?


Because Sesame Street relies on PBS to be a delivery mechanism (because without PBS, they'd be subject to stuff like pressure from sponsors, networks, and a host of other things, which would alter their content). Sesame Street does not make enough money to fund ALL OF PBS.
 
2012-10-05 10:23:19 AM

DeaH: I'll take any excuse to share this clip.


Dear lord, he looks like a different person. A decade of being the court jester really puts a strain on a guy.
 
2012-10-05 10:29:52 AM

T.M.S.: Jesus Christ enough with the muppets.


I am surprised you would say this, concidering that the muppets have a T.M.S. muppet...
 
2012-10-05 10:32:42 AM

HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?


Hey, I remember this argument from the late '80s! It was made at the same time Republicans pointed out that PBS was no longer necessary because for-profit stations like The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel showed us that we could have excellent educational television designed to make a profit. I think both arguments - (1) Muppets make money and (2) for-profit educational TV is as good or better than PBS - have equal merit. I mean, Sesame Street is the same thing as the Muppets, right?
 
2012-10-05 10:34:04 AM
oh god... just realized that halloween is now going to have millions of muppet costumes.
 
2012-10-05 10:36:07 AM
Considering what's happened to the programming on for profit "learning" channels, we need PBS more than ever. Yeesh!
 
2012-10-05 10:40:44 AM

OgrePDX: Considering what's happened to the programming on for profit "learning" channels, we need PBS more than ever. Yeesh!


Cable niche channels: proof the free market doesn't always work.
 
2012-10-05 10:43:46 AM

DeaH: HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?

Hey, I remember this argument from the late '80s! It was made at the same time Republicans pointed out that PBS was no longer necessary because for-profit stations like The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel showed us that we could have excellent educational television designed to make a profit. I think both arguments - (1) Muppets make money and (2) for-profit educational TV is as good or better than PBS - have equal merit. I mean, Sesame Street is the same thing as the Muppets, right?


The debate goes back to the 60s, and It was settled by none other than Mr. Rogers.
 
2012-10-05 10:52:12 AM

HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?


It doesn't. NPR doesn't, per se. What does need money is the rural stations that run both. Without government support, the rural stations go dark, which has 2 effects.

The "free" preschool prep work that Children's Television Workshop does for preparing kids for education (and the statistics are amazing on this) become only available for urban (blue) states and 2, without rural rural affiliates, NPR develops a much greater urban coastal bias.


Look, PBS funding is not about Sesame Street, this is a self inflicted wound on Romney because in the middle of an otherwise very good performance in a debate, he tried to get a zinger off by referencing a Gen-X cultural icon he does not understand, and then threatening to cut it in the next breath. He absolutely chose this battle, which was unwise.
 
2012-10-05 10:54:37 AM

HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?


Hey, I remember this argument from the late '80s! It was made at the same time Republicans pointed out that PBS was no longer necessary because for-profit stations like The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel showed us that we could have excellent educational television designed to make a profit. I think both arguments - (1) Muppets make money and (2) for-profit educational TV is as good or better than PBS - have equal merit. I mean, Sesame Street is the same thing as the Muppets, right?

imontheinternet: DeaH: HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?

Hey, I remember this argument from the late '80s! It was made at the same time Republicans pointed out that PBS was no longer necessary because for-profit stations like The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel showed us that we could have excellent educational television designed to make a profit. I think both arguments - (1) Muppets make money and (2) for-profit educational TV is as good or better than PBS - have equal merit. I mean, Sesame Street is the same thing as the Muppets, right?

The debate goes back to the 60s, and It was settled by none other than Mr. Rogers.


Excellent clip.
 
2012-10-05 11:06:35 AM
 
2012-10-05 11:29:33 AM
A parade that appeals to both pedophiles and furries. What could possibly go wrong?
 
2012-10-05 11:46:54 AM

UNC_Samurai: OgrePDX: Considering what's happened to the programming on for profit "learning" channels, we need PBS more than ever. Yeesh!

Cable niche channels: proof the free market doesn't always work.


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For-Profit "learning" channels. Gotcha!
 
2012-10-05 12:09:50 PM
More pop ups than a donkey show at Marion Federal Penitentiary
 
2012-10-05 12:32:47 PM
Hmmm. Finally an excuse to buy that Muppet Whatnot I've always wanted. Marching on DC with my very own Muppet would be awesome.
 
2012-10-05 01:54:30 PM
I wouldn't notice if the muppets disappeared. So why am I funding it? Everyone I know that has kids watch spongebob. They have no idea what a muppet is.
 
2012-10-05 02:07:00 PM

manfriend: I wouldn't notice if the muppets disappeared. So why am I funding it? Everyone I know that has kids watch spongebob. They have no idea what a muppet is.


How old are these kids? If they are under 5 and their parents are letting them watch Spongebob over Sesame Street, Blue's Clues (etc...) then your friends are terrible parents.
 
2012-10-05 02:08:29 PM

imontheinternet: It was settled by none other than Mr. Rogers.

Thanks for sharing that.

When he repeated how he closed the show each time, I started to tear up. All of my kids viewed PBS when they were little. It's still as relevant today, as it was when we were kids.

I think more kids should have the positive influence of the programming of PBS.
 
2012-10-05 03:34:47 PM
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"Good riddance!" "We always hated you!"

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"All hope and no change!" "Where's your frog now!?"

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Romney's gonna do what to our medicare?!

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"We love you!" "Yay Obama!" "...Please don't put us in a home, frog..." 
 
2012-10-05 03:51:25 PM

DeaH: HAMMERTOE: With all the product marketing, Sesame Street should be wildly profitable. Why would it require government money?

Hey, I remember this argument from the late '80s! It was made at the same time Republicans pointed out that PBS was no longer necessary because for-profit stations like The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The History Channel showed us that we could have excellent educational television designed to make a profit. I think both arguments - (1) Muppets make money and (2) for-profit educational TV is as good or better than PBS - have equal merit. I mean, Sesame Street is the same thing as the Muppets, right?


...why did you have to remind me of when History and TLC were still good? And Discovery had more on than Mythbusters?
 
2012-10-05 03:58:56 PM
Privatize PBS? I've got two words for you, one repeated: Honey Boo Boo.

/on "The Learning Channel"
//mah heart is as sweet as bacon!
 
2012-10-05 09:43:38 PM
If Obama doesn't pooch this, and get re-elected, they GOTTA have the Muppets at the inauguration.
 
2012-10-05 10:08:17 PM

daemoncan: If Obama doesn't pooch this, and get re-elected, they GOTTA have the Muppets at the inauguration.


What an excellent idea!
 
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