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(Cracked)   Mr. Rogers was the greatest American ever and here are five moments that prove it, because he always made it a beautiful day in the neighborhood   (cracked.com) divider line 91
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2013-03-16 11:34:40 AM  
strange. my room got awfully dusty after reading that.
 
2013-03-16 11:48:24 AM  
I'm watching the video from number one -- his TV Hall of Fame induction -- right now, and I'm crying like a baby.
 
2013-03-16 11:52:52 AM  
They should make him a saint.  Can a non-Catholic be named a saint?
 
2013-03-16 11:53:07 AM  
An article or two like this appears once or twice a year here on FARK.  Or even a flurry of them.  That's ok by me.  Mr.  Rogers was teh coolest and if more of us could be more like him it would be a better place.

www.slapcaption.com
 
2013-03-16 11:53:55 AM  
www.koko.org
 
2013-03-16 12:46:32 PM  

teto85: An article or two like this appears once or twice a year here on FARK.  Or even a flurry of them.  That's ok by me.  Mr.  Rogers was teh coolest and if more of us could be more like him it would be a better place.

[www.slapcaption.com image 500x477]


Seriously, this is the absolute BEST thing about the man. This is, at least in my opinion, Christianity done RIGHT. As many problems as religion has caused, and let's be honest it's caused a LOT throughout history, people like him are why I just can't knock it entirely.
 
2013-03-16 12:49:04 PM  
Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*
 
2013-03-16 12:50:08 PM  

nekom: They should make him a saint.  Can a non-Catholic be named a saint?


I don't think so. And you'd have to find a couple miracles he'd performed. Well there's one obvious one, getting millions of little children to sit still quietly by choice for 30 minutes a day for over 50 years straight, if that ain't a miracle nothing is.
 
2013-03-16 01:18:27 PM  

SilentStrider: strange. my room got awfully dusty after reading that.


kxs401: I'm watching the video from number one -- his TV Hall of Fame induction -- right now, and I'm crying like a baby.


These.
 
2013-03-16 01:43:48 PM  
I still love the story of when his car was stolen and when the thieves learned whose car it was, they returned it with an apology more
 
2013-03-16 02:03:42 PM  
Dammitsomuch.  My HVAC just spewed a shiat ton of dust throughout my house.  I really need to get that fixed.
 
2013-03-16 02:17:27 PM  
Walked the walk every say.
 
2013-03-16 02:19:15 PM  
day, not say.
 
2013-03-16 02:21:18 PM  

ArkAngel: I still love the story of when his car was stolen and when the thieves learned whose car it was, they returned it with an apology more


It's a cool story, but it's probably not true.  Snopes lists it as "undetermined," but there are enough conflicting details in the various versions of the story to make me think it's pure urban legend.
 
2013-03-16 02:45:40 PM  
Watched him all the time growing up - hated to miss his show. Had an uncle who was in college at the time and complained that Mr. Rogers gave him the creeps.

I look back and think that if everyone could live their faith the way he did, we'd be in much better shape.

I watched a few episodes the other day with my kids. What's striking is how QUIET the show is. Compared to the kids shows these days. No shrieking Dora or Diego. Just quiet, low-key, but full of good stuff - not just what he talked about, but HOW he talked about it, and the example he set. Kids learn by example, and he set a good one.
 
2013-03-16 05:30:54 PM  
I knew that he was a great man when I was 5. I have yet, in all these years to be contradicted. He was and still is a source of great inspiration. He brought grace and dignity and kindness with him, and his example is a testament to what can be accomplished with a simple TV show. It wasn't flashy, it wasn't garish, and yet it kept kids rapt, and taught by example. We should all be so lucky to have folks like this in our lives, and that he touched so many by that example, well, yeah, it's a little dusty up in this mug right now. Fred, you were a man that I can only hope to be a quarter as good a man as you, and even that, may be pushing it for this particular SOB...
 
2013-03-16 06:27:52 PM  
Only one person could play Mr. Rogers in a biopic.

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Amiright?
 
2013-03-16 06:43:05 PM  
Dammit subs, the video where he accepted the Lifetime Achievement award made me cry like a biatch.
Great article though. Loved me some Mr. Rogers.
 
2013-03-16 06:43:36 PM  
#6 - flipping off the little childrens

i.imgur.com

/yes, that's a real image (in context it's quite innocent)
 
2013-03-16 06:43:36 PM  
Mr. Rogers and kittens: the only two things that can make the entire Internet behave.
 
2013-03-16 06:46:04 PM  

Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*


Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.
 
2013-03-16 06:51:48 PM  

vossiewulf: nekom: They should make him a saint.  Can a non-Catholic be named a saint?

I don't think so. And you'd have to find a couple miracles he'd performed. Well there's one obvious one, getting millions of little children to sit still quietly by choice for 30 minutes a day for over 50 years straight, if that ain't a miracle nothing is.


Also, you need miracles after you've died to prove you're still in God's graces.

Then again, it's still in syndication, isn't it?
 
2013-03-16 07:00:30 PM  
I met Mr. Rogers once. I'd never met anyone like him before, and I suspect I never will again. He was an amazing man. Honestly, there aren't words.
 
2013-03-16 07:00:43 PM  
I had three idols on childhood; Mr Rogers, The Muppets, and Pee Wee Herman.  The Muppets went on to teach me that not everything is real, Pee Wee went on to teach me that not everyone can be a hero all the time (though I still love you, Mr Reubens, and would buy you a drink) during my older years, and Mr Rogers is still that beacon of what any human could and should be.

This drink is to you, Mr Rogers, and while you may not agree to my beverage I know you'd still like me just the way I am.

/Damn, sure gets dusty in here
//Someone wanna link to a DVD box set so that I can show my future generations?
 
2013-03-16 07:08:38 PM  

Snapper Carr: #6 - flipping off the little childrens

[i.imgur.com image 470x333]

/yes, that's a real image (in context it's quite innocent)


Came here to post that one myself.
 
2013-03-16 07:28:32 PM  
A heck of a musician, too.
 
2013-03-16 07:28:53 PM  
Also, he was a sniper in Vietnam and had over 150 confirmed kills. He wears the long sleeved sweaters because he's covered in Tattoos.

true story
 
2013-03-16 07:30:00 PM  
I swear i'll hunt down and pistol whip any jaded snarker who claims to hate or fear Mr. Rogers.
 
2013-03-16 07:30:52 PM  

jso2897: Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*

Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.


Yup.
 
2013-03-16 07:34:00 PM  

Snapper Carr: jso2897: Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*

Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.

Yup.


I'm holding back a stream of obscenities after watching less than a minute of that video, because Mr. Rogers would be disappointed in me for using such language.
 
2013-03-16 07:34:27 PM  
DO NOT fark with Mr. Rogers my fark friends. The man is a Hero
 
2013-03-16 07:35:33 PM  

OniExpress: I had three idols on childhood; Mr Rogers, The Muppets, and Pee Wee Herman.  The Muppets went on to teach me that not everything is real, Pee Wee went on to teach me that not everyone can be a hero all the time (though I still love you, Mr Reubens, and would buy you a drink) during my older years, and Mr Rogers is still that beacon of what any human could and should be.

This drink is to you, Mr Rogers, and while you may not agree to my beverage I know you'd still like me just the way I am.

/Damn, sure gets dusty in here
//Someone wanna link to a DVD box set so that I can show my future generations?


Sure thing.
 
2013-03-16 07:39:58 PM  

Cerebral Knievel: Also, he was a sniper in Vietnam and had over 150 confirmed kills. He wears the long sleeved sweaters because he's covered in Tattoos.

true story


You're thinking of John Denver.
 
2013-03-16 07:40:58 PM  
Welcome to Fartbongo's Amerika.

/wait...
 
2013-03-16 07:41:53 PM  
Hey SearchN - that was farking funny
 
2013-03-16 07:43:26 PM  
Mother Theresa was kind of a creep.
Can we make Mr. Rogers the poster child for human goodness instead?
 
2013-03-16 07:52:28 PM  

SearchN: Sure thing.


You're goingt to the special hell.
 
2013-03-16 07:53:09 PM  

Snapper Carr: jso2897: Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*

Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.

Yup.


Oh good goddamn it, why did I have to watch that?  I wasn't even that big of fan of Mr. Rogers (was more into Sesame Street, as Big Bird was the pimp, yo) but always respected him after I grew up and got to know more about him and his self appointed mission of being as Christ-like as possible without a literal farking halo on your head.  Watching those assholes on Fox deride him like that makes me more mad than when they rip on the President for being black communist liberal a democrat...
 
2013-03-16 07:54:32 PM  

OniExpress: SearchN: Sure thing.

You're goingt to the special hell.


Tell me about it.  I was logged into Amazon, buying some camera equipment, so that's shiat is going to end up on my "recently looked at" logs and probably end up with similar suggestions now.
 
2013-03-16 08:02:24 PM  

Snapper Carr: jso2897: Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*

Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.

Yup.


Yeah, but it's not really about politics. The politics are not the cause - they are just one of many effects. There's something a lot deeper and subtler about what has been going sour and wrong with us. There is something about the way we have chosen to live that is pushing us apart, and alienating us, and hardening our hearts toward one another - how I wish it were anything as simple and obvious as politics.
 
2013-03-16 08:20:23 PM  

jso2897: Snapper Carr: jso2897: Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*

Because he represents the part of America that we have been systematically trying to murder for the last quarter century.

Yup.

Yeah, but it's not really about politics. The politics are not the cause - they are just one of many effects. There's something a lot deeper and subtler about what has been going sour and wrong with us. There is something about the way we have chosen to live that is pushing us apart, and alienating us, and hardening our hearts toward one another - how I wish it were anything as simple and obvious as politics.


Holy shiat that was profound. And sadly true. My dad would have said that as long as we have faith in Jesus, we need not fear the "end times".
 
2013-03-16 08:29:02 PM  
I'm at work, and I'm tearing up after reading this...
 
2013-03-16 08:29:41 PM  

fusillade762: Cerebral Knievel: Also, he was a sniper in Vietnam and had over 150 confirmed kills. He wears the long sleeved sweaters because he's covered in Tattoos.

true story

You're thinking of John Denver.


Bob Ross?
 
2013-03-16 08:46:27 PM  

Gwendolyn: Why does Mr. Rogers always make me tear up?  *sniff*


Because he was the real deal...
 
2013-03-16 08:49:21 PM  

Via Infinito: Yeah, but it's not really about politics. The politics are not the cause - they are just one of many effects.


It's psychology. We've figured out how to press each others buttons and applied it on a mass scale. Most of business (which in our culture means, most of life) is about figuring out how to best make someone feel like they're empty and missing something. Then step in with a promise to fill the void. Politicians have consultants that tell them the right message to scare us so we'll respond to their promise to protect us. Marketers use it to make us believe what they're selling is going to make our lives feel fulfilled. We've become a culture based on mindfarking each other as efficiently as possible. And we're doing an exceedingly good job of it.

Occasionally we get so burnt out by it that some positivity has a chance to break through but it doesn't last long.

Which isn't to blame psychology itself just how we as a society have decided to use it.
 
2013-03-16 09:05:12 PM  
Fred Rogers, Jim Henson and Don Herbert.

The end.
 
2013-03-16 09:06:14 PM  
I cried like a little girl when I heard Mr Rogers died.  We could another man like him today to help us through this scary and troubled world.

/favourite story was the one where his car got stolen, and then returned with a note from the thief saying he wouldn't have stolen it if he had known it was Mr Rogers car
//CSB
 
2013-03-16 09:07:38 PM  
Interesting that his big show didnt start until 1968. Even in first runs it seemed from another / earlier time.

Its also strange for me to think that my older brother (born 1961) never watched the show as a fan, but only as a sneering "big kid".

Possibly my only non-handmedown.
 
2013-03-16 09:08:35 PM  
I always thought some deep dark secret or seedy side just HAD to be coming out at some point with Mr. Rodgers. To this day I stand waiting for the other shoe to drop, and feel ashamed for it. They guy appears to be as close to a saint as I'll see in my lifetime.
 
2013-03-16 09:15:42 PM  

nekom: They should make him a saint.  Can a non-Catholic be named a saint?


If there was ever a need for an exception, now is the time.
 
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