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2022-08-08 12:36:19 PM  
Fred Rogers met with Lewis Black? *Checks* Ah.
 
2022-08-08 12:41:30 PM  

DrowningLessons: Fred Rogers met with Lewis Black? *Checks* Ah.


I always trot out this video whenever that man's name appears:

Fred Rogers Acceptance Speech - 1997
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2022-08-08 12:45:25 PM  
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2022-08-08 12:49:33 PM  
I remember when I was eight and we were visiting family in Pittsburgh. My mother and I saw him at a grocery store. She told him how nice it was to meet him in person, but she didn't want to be a pest and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.

He snapped at her, "Oh, like you're doing NOW?"

We were taken aback, and all she could say was "Huh?" but he kept cutting her off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of her face. We walked away and continued with our shopping, and we heard him chuckle as we walked off. When we came to pay for my stuff up front, we saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started counting them so she could ring up the total, he stopped her and told her to ring them each individually because "I doubt that you know how to count," and then turned around and winked at us. After she rang each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

So, yeah, don't buy the bullshiat "nice guy" act you saw on TV as a kid.
 
2022-08-08 12:50:14 PM  
About 1/3 of the country today could use a lesson on handling anger, the difference between reality and make-believe, and dealing with fear from Fred Rogers.
 
2022-08-08 12:50:56 PM  
Well I was right about Mr. Rogers, wrong about Bill O'Reilly
 
2022-08-08 12:51:11 PM  

gunga galunga: I remember when I was eight and we were visiting family in Pittsburgh. My mother and I saw him at a grocery store. She told him how nice it was to meet him in person, but she didn't want to be a pest and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.

He snapped at her, "Oh, like you're doing NOW?"

We were taken aback, and all she could say was "Huh?" but he kept cutting her off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of her face. We walked away and continued with our shopping, and we heard him chuckle as we walked off. When we came to pay for my stuff up front, we saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started counting them so she could ring up the total, he stopped her and told her to ring them each individually because "I doubt that you know how to count," and then turned around and winked at us. After she rang each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

So, yeah, don't buy the bullshiat "nice guy" act you saw on TV as a kid.


Nicely done. Thanks for the chuckle.
 
2022-08-08 12:51:12 PM  

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Ha
 
2022-08-08 1:00:01 PM  
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2022-08-08 1:05:38 PM  
NSFW language & autographed boobie

Jack McBrayer & Triumph Visit Chicago's Wiener's Circle | CONAN on TBS
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2022-08-08 1:17:57 PM  

Wireless Joe: About 1/3 of the country today could use a lesson on handling anger, the difference between reality and make-believe, and dealing with fear from Fred Rogers.


For years, Fred's Wikipedia page has noted that he was a lifelong Republican.  To this day, I wonder how he would have reonciled this all of the crap that's happened since he passed.
 
2022-08-08 1:49:00 PM  
Mr. McFeely may be the worst character name on a children's show in the history of television, unless there's a Mr. Pedo out there somewhere I'm unaware of.
 
2022-08-08 2:00:29 PM  
Yeah,
But Mr.rogers would like him when he's angry.

Or sad, or confused. Damnit, Mr. Rogers. You were holding the ethereal fabric of our universe together.
 
2022-08-08 2:22:21 PM  

buckeyebrain: Wireless Joe: About 1/3 of the country today could use a lesson on handling anger, the difference between reality and make-believe, and dealing with fear from Fred Rogers.

For years, Fred's Wikipedia page has noted that he was a lifelong Republican.  To this day, I wonder how he would have reonciled this all of the crap that's happened since he passed.


By dropping his party affiliation or loudly decrying the new breed, I expect. There's no way that Rogers could have mentally justified any support for people like Trump, Cruz, or the rest of their ilk, and despite his unflappable optimism, I think he would have been very disturbed by how ugly and hateful politics has become. Bad enough to have lived through such times before, but watching them try to make a resurgence would have to raise the hackles of even Fred's gentle soul.
 
2022-08-08 2:52:18 PM  
I was expecting Mean Joe Green.
 
2022-08-08 3:15:20 PM  

Valter: DrowningLessons: Fred Rogers met with Lewis Black? *Checks* Ah.

I always trot out this video whenever that man's name appears:

[YouTube video: Fred Rogers Acceptance Speech - 1997]


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2022-08-08 3:27:04 PM  
May 1, 1969: Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications
Youtube fKy7ljRr0AA
 
2022-08-08 3:34:27 PM  
Makes sense. They were both in the same platoon in 'Nam.
 
2022-08-08 3:50:56 PM  

buckeyebrain: Wireless Joe: About 1/3 of the country today could use a lesson on handling anger, the difference between reality and make-believe, and dealing with fear from Fred Rogers.

For years, Fred's Wikipedia page has noted that he was a lifelong Republican.  To this day, I wonder how he would have reonciled this all of the crap that's happened since he passed.



He was also born in 1928.

Part of coming of age in the U.S. is when you notice two things:

1. New music sucks.

2. Republicans are insane, racist Nazis.

It's interesting that, for most people, these things happen around the same time and for the same reason: you just turned 18.

To me, the first reprehensible Republican was Dubya (or maybe Gingrich), but by a funny little coincidence, the vileness of the Republicans just became clear when I started paying attention to politics.

What's even funnier is when I talk to people older than I am and get similar observations, just with different years attached.

So I'm young enough that I don't hate Bob Dole, but I'm aware that this might be because he was basically out of politics when I started paying close attention.

(As a side note, Bill Buckley was really popular when I was younger, and he said some prettyracist stuff that's easy to find if you dig for it.  Of course, I didn't know that at the time.)

The thing about Mr. Rogers is that he might actually be old enough for this pattern not to hold any longer.  In his mind, Republicans could well have remained the way they were before the Civil Rights Movement and the Southern Strategy and all that.

In any case, Fred Rogers was a basically decent guy, so I can't imagine him supporting Trump.

But on the other hand, propaganda is a powerful tool, and he wouldn't be the only otherwise decent person who could have been suckered in by it.  (They don't stay decent long, though....)
 
2022-08-08 3:58:27 PM  

jaytkay: [YouTube video: May 1, 1969: Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications]


That's where I thought the link was going to go.
 
2022-08-08 4:14:10 PM  

gunga galunga: I remember when I was eight and we were visiting family in Pittsburgh. My mother and I saw him at a grocery store. She told him how nice it was to meet him in person, but she didn't want to be a pest and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.

He snapped at her, "Oh, like you're doing NOW?"

We were taken aback, and all she could say was "Huh?" but he kept cutting her off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of her face. We walked away and continued with our shopping, and we heard him chuckle as we walked off. When we came to pay for my stuff up front, we saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started counting them so she could ring up the total, he stopped her and told her to ring them each individually because "I doubt that you know how to count," and then turned around and winked at us. After she rang each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

So, yeah, don't buy the bullshiat "nice guy" act you saw on TV as a kid.


Honestly I'm just impressed you saw Hulk at a grocery store.
 
2022-08-08 5:09:10 PM  

MizzouGuy: Mr. McFeely may be the worst character name on a children's show in the history of television, unless there's a Mr. Pedo out there somewhere I'm unaware of.


You do know that McFeely was his mother's maiden name and Fred's own middle name, right?
 
2022-08-08 5:40:08 PM  
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/Knew it was a long shot but kinda hoped Fred and Downey got into it at some point.
 
2022-08-08 6:03:02 PM  

DrowningLessons: Fred Rogers met with Lewis Black? *Checks* Ah.


When you watch his interviews, Rogers' humanity especially comes through. He had his own anger issues, failures as a father, etc.

But it was the fact he recognized and worked to not only quell his own demons, but teach children and others is what made him a goddamn hero.
 
2022-08-08 6:17:22 PM  
Hey, Universe...can we have Bill Bixby and Mr. Rogers back, and maybe give you a couple of Kardashians?
 
2022-08-08 7:36:41 PM  
 
2022-08-08 9:37:30 PM  
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2022-08-09 5:52:30 AM  

MizzouGuy: Mr. McFeely may be the worst character name on a children's show in the history of television, unless there's a Mr. Pedo out there somewhere I'm unaware of.


I spose Fred McFeely Rogers didn't have the same misgivings about that name as you do.
 
2022-08-09 7:36:35 AM  

Mrs. Snipes: Hey, Universe...can we have Bill Bixby and Mr. Rogers back, and maybe give you a couple of Kardashians?


I wish I could smart this four-hundred-thousand times.
 
2022-08-09 9:36:15 AM  

jaytkay: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/fKy7ljRr0AA]


I love how the senator starts off almost talking down to him and by the end he's saying "give this man all the public money!"
 
2022-08-09 10:14:58 AM  

gunga galunga: I remember when I was eight and we were visiting family in Pittsburgh. My mother and I saw him at a grocery store. She told him how nice it was to meet him in person, but she didn't want to be a pest and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.

He snapped at her, "Oh, like you're doing NOW?"

We were taken aback, and all she could say was "Huh?" but he kept cutting her off and going "huh? huh? huh?" and closing his hand shut in front of her face. We walked away and continued with our shopping, and we heard him chuckle as we walked off. When we came to pay for my stuff up front, we saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.

The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like "Sir, you need to pay for those first." At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.

When she took one of the bars and started counting them so she could ring up the total, he stopped her and told her to ring them each individually because "I doubt that you know how to count," and then turned around and winked at us. After she rang each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.

So, yeah, don't buy the bullshiat "nice guy" act you saw on TV as a kid.


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King Friday is doubtful.
 
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