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2013-03-20 09:02:03 AM  
I, in point of fact, prepared for the day. I wore my favorite sweater to work.
 
2013-03-20 09:04:32 AM  

Quick Fixer: I, in point of fact, prepared for the day. I wore my favorite sweater to work.


But did you change into tennis shoes when you got to work?
 
2013-03-20 09:04:36 AM  

kumanoki: FirstNationalBastard: Tallman: Want to do something to celebrate Mr. Rogers' birthday? Let's try to make it an official holiday.

No way.

Think about it... would Mister Rogers want a holiday for himself?

No.

That is a true.


National Be My Neighbor Day?

/dibs on asking ScarJo.
 
2013-03-20 09:05:38 AM  
Let's get him a holiday.

Link
 
2013-03-20 09:07:21 AM  
Mr. Robinson?
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2013-03-20 09:08:42 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Quick Fixer: I, in point of fact, prepared for the day. I wore my favorite sweater to work.

But did you change into tennis shoes when you got to work?


Ah.... Next year. :)
 
2013-03-20 09:10:11 AM  
A flash mob of people walking into a public place, changing out of loafers into sneakers, pulling a cardigan out of their backpack and donning it, then breaking out into a rousing rendition of "Won't You Be My Neighbor" would be epic.
 
2013-03-20 09:21:08 AM  

Glenford: Mr. Robinson?
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You laugh, but they met once backstage.  David Newell (Mr. McFeely) has the picture and showed it in a Mr. Rogers documentary some time back.
 
2013-03-20 09:30:11 AM  
three things that latrobe, pa. is famous for

1. fred rogers
2. arnold palmer
3. rolling rock beer
 
2013-03-20 09:33:55 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Glenford: Mr. Robinson?
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You laugh, but they met once backstage.  David Newell (Mr. McFeely) has the picture and showed it in a Mr. Rogers documentary some time back.


And Mr. Rodgers thought it was very funny and was not offended in the least.
 
2013-03-20 09:34:32 AM  

kumanoki: FirstNationalBastard: Tallman: Want to do something to celebrate Mr. Rogers' birthday? Let's try to make it an official holiday.

No way.

Think about it... would Mister Rogers want a holiday for himself?

No.

That is a true.


If it got people to be nicer to each other, then I don't think he'd mind. Of course, he'd be the first to suggest "Be a Good Neighbor Day" (assuming StateFarm didn't object - free advertising, right?) as an alternative name, but as long as the intentions were made crystal clear (and it wasn't just a holiday about him), he'd be cool.

// and apart from Mr T, what other real-life person's nom de guerre is "Mister"?
// shows you what kind of respect he commands
 
2013-03-20 09:38:30 AM  
I grew up in Pittsburgh, and there was a girl at my high school who literally lived in his neighborhood, just down the street.  Apparently he was one of the guys who didn't hand out candy on Halloween and pretended he wasn't home (to be fair, if he did imagine the mobs that would go trick or treating at his house), and he went for a walk every day at 6pm with an umbrella and a flashlight regardless of the weather or time of year.

On a more personal level, I always thought Mister Rogers was the best example I've ever seen for what people claim Jesus preached.  Just one of those people who makes you wish there is a heaven not for yourself but so they could be there.

/ it's such a good feeling to know you're alive!
// I still find myself singing that one some lovely mornings
 
2013-03-20 09:41:44 AM  
How can you have a birthday after you're dead, unless you're Washington, Lincoln, or that black feller?
 
2013-03-20 09:54:36 AM  

sure haven't: /it's good to be curious, about many things


Great, and now that song is stuck in my head

/suddenly got a bit dusty in here
 
2013-03-20 10:05:46 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Dusk-You-n-Me: In 1969, Fred Rogers appeared before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications. His goal was to support funding for PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in response to significant proposed cuts by President Nixon.

And he went back to DC to testify against legislation that would have in effect killed VCRs. I


That's just the icing on the cake for me. I watched his show a ton when I was a kid.

/Didn't realize I shared a birth with him until today
//John de Lancie's birthday is today too!
 
2013-03-20 10:15:29 AM  
'Well, we're going to the Magic Kingdom'....

'Ah, not me man, it's too early, I gotta drive.'

/very obscure.
//eggamuffin.
 
2013-03-20 10:36:13 AM  

RatMaster999: If there really is a kind and loving God, He probably wears a zippered cardigan.

You did good work, Mr. Rogers.  I would've been honored to meet you and bought you a drink, a cup or tea or something similar.


taking the lazy way out adding +1 to that^^^
 
2013-03-20 10:57:02 AM  

LDM90: Fark loves him, we get it.


Some things are worth love.

As Todd R said,
I see a world full of sorrow
Why should we be happy?
Tell me why should we be happy?
I can see it, there is beauty in the world.
 
2013-03-20 10:59:07 AM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: 'Well, we're going to the Magic Kingdom'....

'Ah, not me man, it's too early, I gotta drive.'

/very obscure.
//eggamuffin.


Can you say that? Can you say Egg McMuffin?
 
2013-03-20 11:04:12 AM  
There are a ton of episodes on Amazon Prime.
 
2013-03-20 11:16:06 AM  
The wiki link has a great story about him at the Emmy awards, but my favorite (true or not) is the one about his stolen car being returned.
 
2013-03-20 11:39:21 AM  
I met David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely, and had the chance to chat with him a bit back in the 90's. He confirmed everything good that's been said about Fred Rogers; that he was one of the most kind people ever, and one who was genuinely concerned about the well-being of everyone he knew. Mr. Rogers will always be a hero to me.
 
2013-03-20 11:40:22 AM  
Seems as if only one other farker (and myself) were scared shiatless of this guy and his menagerie of creepy puppets. When I was a little girl, Id watch a little bit of the intro and stuff, but as soon as that toy train came around to go to that creepy land of make believe or whatever the crap it was, I changed the channel! That being said, as an adult I can now appreciate the show more knowing he was just a gentle soft spoken man who wanted to spread love...wait...thats creepy too...oh man...forget it.
 
2013-03-20 11:48:57 AM  
Happy Birthday to the man who changed the world through being a kind and loving neighbor. May he rest in peace. Love you from the bottom of my heart Mr. Rogers. You were my childhood hero and icon that I look up to as I grow older each year.
 
2013-03-20 11:52:13 AM  
His birthday was in 1928.  This is the anniversary of his birthday.   February 27 is the anniversary of his deathday.  We celebrate it by throwing rocks at each other.  May his wandering, tortured soul find rest in the shadow of the wing of the great eagle.

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2013-03-20 12:20:22 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

/leaving this here.
 
2013-03-20 03:25:27 PM  
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2013-03-20 04:42:31 PM  

kittiekat21: Seems as if only one other farker (and myself) were scared shiatless of this guy and his menagerie of creepy puppets. When I was a little girl, Id watch a little bit of the intro and stuff, but as soon as that toy train came around to go to that creepy land of make believe or whatever the crap it was, I changed the channel! That being said, as an adult I can now appreciate the show more knowing he was just a gentle soft spoken man who wanted to spread love...wait...thats creepy too...oh man...forget it.


For the record... I didn't have that experience with Mister Rogers, but I left the room every time Math Man and Mr. Glitch showed up on  Square One. Something about not Mr. Glitch mercilessly hunting him down and eating him when he lost triggered some serious pre-schooler dread in me. If I had the cultural context to express it at the time, I'd have said it's like  The Mummy in computer-sprite form.

Kids end up with some weird pathologies trying to make sense of the world. Nothing to be ashamed of. :)
 
2013-03-20 06:13:25 PM  
the crayon episode....
I probably saw every episode from 1978 (when I was about 1) until I was 12 or 13...
They run together for me, but I clearly remember the episode they went to Crayola and you learned how crayons are made....
I think about that almost every time I see a Crayola box
 
2013-03-20 07:25:01 PM  
Mr. Rogers dies February 27, 2003. Three weeks later, the US invades Iraq and the decline of America and the rise of polarized politics begins...   Coincidence? :) Mr. Rogers, we need you again.
 
2013-03-20 08:07:54 PM  

JBKMDX: ryant123: JBKMDX: Happy Birthday Mr. Rogers.

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I know he's been dead for quite awhile though, but I really didn't wanna type something really long mentioning how he was one of the few geniunely good people in the world.  He was a minister, but never preached it on his show or tried to convert people to it.  He spoke of the idea that everyone was special, no matter who they were.  It's just sad that kids born after 2001 don't get to grow up with such a great role model like Mr. Rogers.  He's dearly missed in this day and age.

Better?


so much THIS
 
2013-03-20 08:45:56 PM  

sararenne: the crayon episode....
I probably saw every episode from 1978 (when I was about 1) until I was 12 or 13...
They run together for me, but I clearly remember the episode they went to Crayola and you learned how crayons are made....
I think about that almost every time I see a Crayola box


The crayon episode is why I love How It's Made. :3
 
2013-03-22 08:55:15 PM  

dmax: Lt. Cheese Weasel: 'Well, we're going to the Magic Kingdom'....

'Ah, not me man, it's too early, I gotta drive.'

/very obscure.
//eggamuffin.

Can you say that? Can you say Egg McMuffin?


*highfive*
 
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