That's like me saying I'm going to lose weight by trimming my nails.
Il Douchey: indylaw: Why? I'm sure that seems obvious to you.Because the federal gov't has no business influencing which puppets you and I choose to entertain us
Bf+: Mitt Romney threatened to fire the moderator. That happened.My head asplode.
MindStalker: Il Douchey: It's not the amount of the federal subsidy that's bad, it's the principleWhen it comes to art, federal censorship and federal subsidies are equally wrong in opposite directionsIts not "art" its education and news. In fact at this point as the programming is self supported its more of a broadcasting subsidy much like your telephone tax that goes to pay for rural and poor telephone service. Though I'd guess you are against those as well.
Il Douchey: It's not the amount of the federal subsidy that's bad, it's the principleWhen it comes to art, federal censorship and federal subsidies are equally wrong in opposite directions
CujoQuarrel: Barnstormer: That 445 mil is only 12 percent of PBS's funding, so the whole thing is a non-issue. Bad move, Mitt. No NCMO for you!2) PBS isn't watched by poor people. It's watched by well to do middle class people.
smadge1: Plucking the Big Bird ain't gonna save the Big Bucks.
spentmiles: Sesame Street jumped the shark when they rolled out that whole "Bert and Ernie are homosexuals" storyline. I remember watching the story launch episode when the Count walked into B&E's room to find Bert with four inches of orange felt shoved up Ernie's ass. I at least expected them to treat the subject with a little bit of seriousness. Instead they tried to cram graphic muppet butt sex down our throats. Do they really expect me to believe that according to the Count Bert lasted ten whole pumps? If it really was his first time, I'm guess he would've blasted all over Ernie's back before he even managed to penetrate with that spit soaked thing.Then the whole Hepatitis-C storyline never got truly resolved. At the end of that season, we see Ernie going in for a total stuffing replacement. First off, Hep-C hides in the sebaceous fabric which can't just be cleaned out with a heavy spin cycle and extra rinse. They disrespected our toddlers intelligence with that far-fetched load of crap. Ernie isn't a pillow case and he's not going to get a new liver at some back alley Build-A-Bear. They should've let him die.I just walked out of the room when they started the next season with the Bert fecalphilia and Ernie's sex change. Jim Henson would've jumped out of a window had he seen that crocheted vagina they hung off of Ernie like a groin purse. If you're going for the ridiculous story-line at least higher a decent CGI guy to make the penetration close-ups look more realistic than Grandma putting a knitted pickle in her terrycloth pocketbook. My kid may have bought it, but he's going to laugh at himself when he sees it again in a few years.Bottom line - after so many seasons, there isn't anything left for Sesame Street to cover. We've seen all the inter-racial dating, vegetarian, homosexual, hug-slop that the liberal agenda has to offer. Let it go people.
Debeo Summa Credo: My kid used to reject the big bird diapers, always preferring an Elmo, Ernie, or Grover. From a box of 40 diapers you'd end up with 7 big birds. I tend to agree actually, big bird's annoying as shiat.
itsfullofstars: If PBS went away tomorrow, Disney or Nickelodeon would snap up Sesame Street in a heartbeat.But the kids that most need access to this show wouldn't have it any more.
rkallister: That's like me saying I'm going to lose weight by trimming my nails.Best analogy EVER for this.Here's the logic he used:
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