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2013-08-22 08:55:58 PM
I hate this greenlight.
 
2013-08-22 09:14:46 PM
Ugh, sanctimonious Salon author is sanctimonious.
 
2013-08-22 09:49:32 PM
Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.
 
2013-08-22 09:50:40 PM
Your mommy blog sucks, your post is too long, & you're not special. We all hate Elmo. We all said our kids would never watch/play with X-whatever. But we all have TV's and grandparents and friends and we can't control everything. Reality is never what we planned for yadda yadda.

There. I just summed everything up so you guys don't have to read that giant post. And I didn't even say anything you guys didn't already know.
 
2013-08-22 09:52:51 PM

tin_man: Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.


Stop being so smart. You're stealing my thunder.
 
2013-08-22 09:55:11 PM
So do 14-year-old boys.
 
2013-08-22 09:55:47 PM

Di Atribe: tin_man: Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.

Stop being so smart. You're stealing my thunder.


You did great. I never once said that I wouldn't let my kids watch teevee, or even certain shows on teevee. So you covered that angle which I was unable to.
 
2013-08-22 09:58:00 PM
I did say they would never have those stupid kidz bop cds, which prompted my ex to run right out and buy every stupid one of them, so I guess I can relate on that basis.
 
2013-08-22 10:04:41 PM
YES!!!  Finally, my thirty year long hatred of that red monstrosity of a Muppet has been vindicated!  Its the main reason I don't watch Sesame Street with my kids:  too much Elmo, rarely any Big Bird and almost NEVER any Count von Count, Oscar the Grouch or Cookie Monster.

/so yes, I've hated Elmo since I was my daughter's age
 
2013-08-22 10:12:46 PM

tin_man: Di Atribe: tin_man: Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.

Stop being so smart. You're stealing my thunder.

You did great. I never once said that I wouldn't let my kids watch teevee, or even certain shows on teevee. So you covered that angle which I was unable to.


And you covered the "this is not the end of the world" angle, which I forgot to include. Good job. Perhaps it should've been you & I procreating.
 
2013-08-22 10:27:42 PM

Di Atribe: tin_man: Di Atribe: tin_man: Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.

Stop being so smart. You're stealing my thunder.

You did great. I never once said that I wouldn't let my kids watch teevee, or even certain shows on teevee. So you covered that angle which I was unable to.

And you covered the "this is not the end of the world" angle, which I forgot to include. Good job. Perhaps it should've been you & I procreating.


Glorious, teevee watching babies.
 
2013-08-22 10:32:51 PM
I watched Sesame street as a kid in the 70's.  I ended up liking cartoons more.  But what stuck with me is that I like puppet shows. As a single adult I don't go out of my way to see them because that is weird.  It has been 30 years since I saw one, until recently.  But the fascination remains.
Last fall I was in India and witnessed some guys with marionettes and instantly was fascinated, still don't understand why I don't think it is creepy.
 
2013-08-22 10:33:52 PM
Oh Dashiell, named after acclaimed hard-boiled detective novel author, Dashiell Hammett.  I'm sure your son will have lots of fun explaining that name to everyone he meets for the rest of his life.

But it will be really awesome when he majors in English and takes that one course in 1920s American literature and film noir.
 
2013-08-22 10:47:02 PM
Muppets in general suck.
 
2013-08-23 12:03:03 AM
Anyone who hates Elmo obviously has repressed Homo sexual issues. You gays need toclock stop hating. Its not Elmos fault he's so pretty.
 
2013-08-23 12:04:07 AM
Dashiell Grosvenor.

You never had a chance.
 
2013-08-23 12:06:00 AM
I hate people who name their kids Dashiell.
 
2013-08-23 12:07:38 AM
My 2 year old will be at TFA authors house shortly to burn it down.

/don't come between him and his "Lala".
 
2013-08-23 12:09:30 AM
s.mcstatic.com

"I hurt myself to feel alive!"

/Available at Hot Topics everywhere
 
2013-08-23 12:10:30 AM
You're just saying that BECAUSE HE'S BLACK.
 
2013-08-23 12:11:14 AM

cameroncrazy1984: Ugh, sanctimonious Salon author is sanctimonious.


This.

Molavian: Dashiell Grosvenor.

You never had a chance.


And also this.

And finally:

Headline: "I hate Elmo."
Article: "And really, truly, I kinda love Elmo."

Why, why, why do I click Salon links? Don't I know better?
 
2013-08-23 12:11:35 AM
DIAF, Retarditeramitter.
 
2013-08-23 12:12:44 AM
Elmo hates you
 
2013-08-23 12:14:02 AM

Etchy333: Oh Dashiell, named after acclaimed hard-boiled detective novel author, Dashiell Hammett.  I'm sure your son will have lots of fun explaining that name to everyone he meets for the rest of his life.

But it will be really awesome when he majors in English and takes that one course in 1920s American literature and film noir.


Someone should tell this internet blogging and yet media shut in that her kid shares a name with the boy in the Incredibles, a highly marketed and exploited disney product.  She'd probably shiat bricks.
 
2013-08-23 12:14:19 AM
Don't hate the puppet, hate the name.
 
2013-08-23 12:14:47 AM
imgs.sfgate.com
 
2013-08-23 12:15:03 AM

tin_man: Me too, but because it's an annoying muppet, not because I feel he is part of the decline of whatever civilization that idiot thinks we ought to be part of.


This. I expected an article about how Elmo is a stupid red ripoff of Grover, who is clearly the third best Sesame Street muppet behind Gonzo and Oscar. Unless you count teams or ensembles, in which case the Yip Yips take the title.
 
2013-08-23 12:18:51 AM
See, the problem with mommy blogs is there hands are still free to write them when there deep throating my cock.
 
2013-08-23 12:20:07 AM
Best. Elmo. Song. EVAR.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc20vMz0V7Q&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DJc 20vMz0V7Q
 
2013-08-23 12:20:39 AM
Total 100% complete douche-nozzle article.
 
2013-08-23 12:21:10 AM
I killed Barney

//but I did not kill Cookie Monster
 
2013-08-23 12:21:16 AM
Poor little Hyphen is gonna have a rough childhood with a blogging Helicopter mom
 
2013-08-23 12:21:20 AM
My dad's middle name is Elmo.

He frowns on this writer's shenanigans.
 
2013-08-23 12:23:22 AM
i1.ytimg.com

Tickle Me Hellmo.
 
2013-08-23 12:23:51 AM
That was so painful to read.... ugh. Kevin Clash is a good dude at heart, I hope he can overcome this, and get back to being productive and happy.
 
2013-08-23 12:23:56 AM
Also, I thought this was going to be about some awesome St. Elmo's fire sighting/science/something. Goddamnit, Subby.
 
2013-08-23 12:24:02 AM
My little girl will be watching children's programs soon. If Elmo makes her happy, awesome. No matter what your child enjoys, it is going to get annoying. I can't imagine what my parents thought about me watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Buying me action figures, video games, cereals, etc.

Get over it.
 
2013-08-23 12:24:17 AM
You either don't have children who are 2 to 4, or you think evil thought waves will infect them through TV if you let them watch it, if you hate Elmo. He is educational, animated, fuzzzy and demonstrates basic human empathy. There are far more annoying programs for kids that age that are far less informative then Elmo. I will agree that to an adult kids shows are grating, but it isn't aimed at you dumbass. Why not just put on breaking bad if your maximizing your happiness asshole?
 
2013-08-23 12:25:13 AM
I couldn't finish the article but why wouldn't she just not let the kid watch Elmo again until he moves on to something else?
 
2013-08-23 12:27:32 AM

fusillade762: Tickle Me Hellmo.


Is that Jhonen Vasquez stuff? JTHM?
 
2013-08-23 12:29:29 AM

megarian: Also, I thought this was going to be about some awesome St. Elmo's fire sighting/science/something. Goddamnit, Subby.


St. Elmo's Fire sucked, too.

www.popbunker.net
 
2013-08-23 12:31:48 AM
Pretty clear that almost none of you actually read the article (to be fair, I can't blame you much, that was not an enjoyable read).

The point is that the author finally realizes to get the stick out of her ass and let her kid be a kid, and that Elmo isn't bad - Elmo is just aimed at 2-3 year olds, and all adults are driven batty by entities that kids of that age find engrossing.
 
2013-08-23 12:32:03 AM

lockers: You either don't have children who are 2 to 4, or you think evil thought waves will infect them through TV if you let them watch it, if you hate Elmo. He is educational, animated, fuzzzy and demonstrates basic human empathy. There are far more annoying programs for kids that age that are far less informative then Elmo. I will agree that to an adult kids shows are grating, but it isn't aimed at you dumbass. Why not just put on breaking bad if your maximizing your happiness asshole?


Also, Elmo helped my kid get over his fear of the toilet during potty-training.

/so there.
 
2013-08-23 12:32:29 AM

HotWingAgenda: megarian: Also, I thought this was going to be about some awesome St. Elmo's fire sighting/science/something. Goddamnit, Subby.

St. Elmo's Fire sucked, too.


That flashback hurt my everythings.
 
2013-08-23 12:32:44 AM
I hate more that the author named her kid Dash than I hate Elmo.
 
2013-08-23 12:34:16 AM

kendelrio: lockers: You either don't have children who are 2 to 4, or you think evil thought waves will infect them through TV if you let them watch it, if you hate Elmo. He is educational, animated, fuzzzy and demonstrates basic human empathy. There are far more annoying programs for kids that age that are far less informative then Elmo. I will agree that to an adult kids shows are grating, but it isn't aimed at you dumbass. Why not just put on breaking bad if your maximizing your happiness asshole?

Also, Elmo helped my kid get over his fear of the toilet during potty-training.

/so there.


Fark Caillou.

That is all.
 
2013-08-23 12:35:08 AM
How did Salon become the worst website? I use to go there and read shiat sometimes. Now everything is like, "Some people eat soup in a manner that I find sanctimonious and condescending" and "How the White-Devil's cultural imperialism co-opted the Chuck Taylor from the black man."

Is Salon's new slogan "I DON'T LIKE THING"?
 
2013-08-23 12:35:27 AM
Elmo entered stage right when I was 8.

Gave up on Sesame Street around age 5 to maybe 7, thought it was kid's stuff-moved on to Mr. Roger's Neighborhood and after that, books.

Currently with a 14 year old in my house, he is wanting to watch a lot of cartoons/anime that are much lower than his age group and protests when we explain to him that he's in High School now and must work on becoming an adult (kid fought with me over Princess Mononoke and Cowboy Bebop so I know that there are issues and needs that must be worked out as well as homework, heaven help everyone underneath my roof, ATM).  I fear for him when we are forced to put him out once he graduates and is 18 and must work by the age of 16 (we supply him with transportation, it is only fair).  He is not permitted to become a basement dwelling man child.  The basement is ours.  Forever.

/kids seem to be de-volving, but I would really hope not
//we're hard on the kid but it seems to be about the only way.  Little snowflakes melt under the brilliance of scrutiny
///he gets plenty of love, support, caring and most importantly feeding into his dear self.  Teens are my favorite age group out of kids, but are by far the worst to deal with on a day to day basis
 
2013-08-23 12:38:21 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: Muppets in general suck.


images.mylot.com
 
2013-08-23 12:38:42 AM
Different dude, man.
/backs out of thread
 
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