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(Good Reads)   "Love isn't a state of perfect caring. 'Love' is an active noun, like 'struggle.' To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." Happy birthday, Fred Rogers   (goodreads.com) divider line 77
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2014-03-24 05:17:44 PM
I've always thought of love as a verb.
 
2014-03-24 05:32:41 PM
It's really just a hormone imbalance
 
2014-03-24 05:57:21 PM
You're a little late. His birthday was March 20th.

Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday. The same Fred Rogers whose funeral he picketed.
 
2014-03-24 05:57:27 PM
That's a man who I wish I could be more like.
 
2014-03-24 05:57:57 PM
Love. v. The coincidence of two misunderstandings.
 
2014-03-24 06:00:44 PM
love is the moment the little red trolley goes into the tunnel
 
2014-03-24 06:00:55 PM

pgh9fan: Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday.


There's a nice theological symmetry there.
 
2014-03-24 06:01:07 PM
Who wants to make love? Let's get busy!
 
2014-03-24 06:02:04 PM

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RIP

 
2014-03-24 06:10:21 PM
Fred Rogers is one of those truly wonderful human beings that is rightly revered by virtually everybody.  He was a truly gentle man who wanted above all for everyone to know that they were valuable and loved, and to teach others how to love people the way he did.  We could use a lot more like him.  I try to do my part, even if it's small and even if I don't always live up to it, because I know that Mr. Rogers would approve of the striving.

RIP Mr. Rogers.  You can ALWAYS be my neighbor.
 
2014-03-24 06:12:22 PM

UnrepentantApostate: Fred Rogers is one of those truly wonderful human beings that is rightly revered by virtually everybody.  He was a truly gentle man who wanted above all for everyone to know that they were valuable and loved, and to teach others how to love people the way he did.  We could use a lot more like him.  I try to do my part, even if it's small and even if I don't always live up to it, because I know that Mr. Rogers would approve of the striving.

RIP Mr. Rogers.  You can ALWAYS be my neighbor.


He's the man Homer Simpson was really talking about when he said if there were more people we wouldnt need a Heaven because we'd always be there.
 
2014-03-24 06:13:35 PM
The Slacktivist recently shared one of his favorite quotes from Fred Rogers. It's about how to deal with the existence of so much tragedy and so much awful behavior. He said that whenever you see a disaster, look for the helpers, the people moving towards the disaster to help those caught in it. They are  always there, and they are the reason we should have hope.

In honor of his memory, I'm pledging to always look for the helpers and to do my best to be one when the time comes.
 
2014-03-24 06:19:10 PM
To paraphrase Mystery Men: "That is so deep, it's like....confusing."
 
2014-03-24 06:20:09 PM
A man among men.
 
2014-03-24 06:20:35 PM
You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .
 
2014-03-24 06:21:12 PM
That reminds me, it's time to feed the fish.
 
2014-03-24 06:30:30 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: The Slacktivist recently shared one of his favorite quotes from Fred Rogers. It's about how to deal with the existence of so much tragedy and so much awful behavior. He said that whenever you see a disaster, look for the helpers, the people moving towards the disaster to help those caught in it. They are  always there, and they are the reason we should have hope.

In honor of his memory, I'm pledging to always look for the helpers and to do my best to be one when the time comes.


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2014-03-24 06:30:31 PM

pgh9fan: You're a little late. His birthday was March 20th.

Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday. The same Fred Rogers whose funeral he picketed.


So close - Phelps died on the 19th.  Rogers' birthday was the 20th.
 
2014-03-24 06:32:28 PM

RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .


I was going to make a snarky, asshattish comment about this, but then I figured in a thread commemorating his birthday I could at least pretend to be the person Mr Rogers knew I could be. So, I'll just link to Snopes and call it a day.
 
2014-03-24 06:33:58 PM
I remember growing up and watching his show, and being the dork that I am, I always tried to guess which color sweater he would wear that day. There was something about how he did the same thing each day that I found comforting. He is truly one of the good people that walked this Earth, a man who always tried to bring a smile to someone's face. There was a fascinating article that I read a couple of weeks ago about a reporter who followed him around everywhere for a couple of days, and how that experience changed him. Sadly, my Google-Fu is weak and I cannot remember where I read it; I think it was a large magazine/paper like the New Yorker or Rolling Stone. Ugh...
 
2014-03-24 06:34:28 PM
Love isn't a state of perfect caring

Terrible.  He clearly falls far from love in the Love-Fear lifeline.  Don't be an anger prisoner.
 
2014-03-24 06:34:59 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: pgh9fan: Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday.

There's a nice theological symmetry there.


Two ministers named Fred who represented the extreme ends of the spectrum of the best and the worst of Christianity.
Both dead, but the memory Fred Rogers deserves the more prominent place in our thoughts.
Here's the man schooling (and shaming) Congress.
 
2014-03-24 06:35:25 PM
I'm sure this gets linked every year, but here's one of the best profiles I've ever read:  http://www.esquire.com/features/can-you-say-hero-esq1198
 
2014-03-24 06:35:38 PM
Fred Rogers was a brilliant and beautiful man. His was the brilliance and beauty that comes from a deep humility, and a love that transcends boundaries.
 
2014-03-24 06:36:02 PM

RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .


LIAR-WHORE!  LIAR-WHORE!!!

There, I did it for Noticeably F.A.T.  You're welcome.
 
2014-03-24 06:36:18 PM
seattletimes.com
 
2014-03-24 06:37:12 PM

ArgusRun: I'm sure this gets linked every year, but here's one of the best profiles I've ever read:  http://www.esquire.com/features/can-you-say-hero-esq1198


Ah that was the one... funny, I just found that link myself and was about to post it, but I see that you beat me to the punch :)
 
2014-03-24 06:39:16 PM

Noticeably F.A.T.: RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .

I was going to make a snarky, asshattish comment about this, but then I figured in a thread commemorating his birthday I could at least pretend to be the person Mr Rogers knew I could be. So, I'll just link to Snopes and call it a day.


Sorry ,I couldn't  pass up an opportunity to post the same thing I posted in a thread a couple of days ago .

http://www.fark.com/comments/8186866/Wont-you-be-my-neighbor-Mr-Roge rs -would-have-turned-86-today
 
2014-03-24 06:40:26 PM
Love is indeed a noun - e.g. He coated her face with his love
 
2014-03-24 06:41:09 PM

pgh9fan: You're a little late. His birthday was March 20th.

Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday. The same Fred Rogers whose funeral he picketed.


This. I know because I share a birthday with him. I didn't find that out until recently. When I was young I only knew about William Hurt and Spike Lee sharing my birthday, both of whom I don't care much for. Then thanks to Wikipedia I found out about Carl Reiner, Mr Rogers, and John de Lancie sharing my birthday!

/Loved Mr Rogers as a kid
 
2014-03-24 06:42:34 PM

pgh9fan: You're a little late. His birthday was March 20th.

Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday. The same Fred Rogers whose funeral he picketed.


And the one who spent his whole life talking about God is the one burning and begging for the others forgiveness. Pisser is, he'd probably get it.
 
2014-03-24 06:43:22 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: pgh9fan: Fred Phelps died on Fred Rogers' birthday.

There's a nice theological symmetry there.


This guy thought so. (It's where I got the information.)
http://triblive.com/opinion/ericheyl/5768317-74/phelps-rogers-westbo ro #axzz2wvHJbj98
 
2014-03-24 06:44:03 PM
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood
A beautiful day for a neighbor
Would you be my
Could you be my
Wont you be my neighbor
 
2014-03-24 06:44:35 PM
Fred Rogers obviously never lived in rural Arizona. Love is a 12 pack of cheap beer, a pickup, desert stars in a black sky, coyotes howling and a female that thinks your eyes are pretty. Oh and maybe some meth.
 
2014-03-24 06:47:26 PM

RottenEggs: You know his sniper victims would have had birthdays too subby .


Not this shiat again! There are few things left in this world that I wish to remain sacrosanct. Fred Roger's legacy is one of them...

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2014-03-24 06:50:39 PM
Love is just lust in disguise
 
2014-03-24 06:52:25 PM
True love.....say it with Krylon
 
2014-03-24 06:54:49 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: The Slacktivist recently shared one of his favorite quotes from Fred Rogers. It's about how to deal with the existence of so much tragedy and so much awful behavior. He said that whenever you see a disaster, look for the helpers, the people moving towards the disaster to help those caught in it. They are  always there, and they are the reason we should have hope.

In honor of his memory, I'm pledging to always look for the helpers and to do my best to be one when the time comes.


*Insert Katrina-Heineken man pic here*
 
2014-03-24 06:58:49 PM
So by this definition, Jihad is Love.
 
2014-03-24 06:59:59 PM
This is a bookmark.
 
2014-03-24 07:00:34 PM

ArgusRun: I'm sure this gets linked every year, but here's one of the best profiles I've ever read:  http://www.esquire.com/features/can-you-say-hero-esq1198


"Will you be with me when I die?" is where it gets me.

/dusty
 
2014-03-24 07:12:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM

His emmy speech.

/Hope you have tissues handy
 
2014-03-24 07:12:50 PM
Love is when someone farts, and you smell their farts, those farts smell just as good as when you smell your own farts.

/farts
//you smell your own farts and like it
///you farting liar
 
2014-03-24 07:13:58 PM
Is that song stuck in your head yet or should I re-post it

/got to get me some of those cheap ass deck shoes
 
2014-03-24 07:14:50 PM
"To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now."

Try telling that to a woman.
 
2014-03-24 07:15:07 PM
Many manly tears were shed...
 
2014-03-24 07:23:17 PM
Love, Love is a verb, love is a doing word; fearless on my breath.

http://youtu.be/jpLt4LB2pVU
 
2014-03-24 07:24:33 PM
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2014-03-24 07:25:57 PM
Like struggle huh. He got that right with one of my ex's. I gave up on that shiat. Girl was crazy. At some point you can give up on crazy and love if you aren't getting paid to care for it. They should teach that one to kids too.

/Liked mr rogers
 
2014-03-24 07:40:50 PM
i.imgur.com


Won't you be our neighbor?
 
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