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I can't watch any more of the tsunami coverage, I can't post it, I am… 
11th-Mar-2011 02:49 pm
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I can't watch any more of the tsunami coverage, I can't post it, I am safewording out of it. Save to say that, when you give, give to organizations that won't turn away queer or trans people. I always recommend Doctors Without Borders.

I have another thing to say, one triggered by a link I stumbled across on mental_floss's blog.

Watch Mr. Rogers getting his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Reader, I teared up.

At my birthday Muppet marathon, I was reflecting on how very lucky I was to be born at just the right time. How very lucky I was to be born into the age of Sesame Street and the Muppets. And now I'm thinking how very lucky I was to have Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. They seriously do not have stuff like this anymore. I was born at just the right time, into a world with Jim Henson and Fred Rogers in it.
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11th-Mar-2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Sesame Street just isn't the same as it used to be! I like Elmo, but I wish the show wasn't all about Elmo's World.
And I definitely miss Mister Rogers. The world won't be the same without him and Captain Kangaroo!
11th-Mar-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
I used to like Docs without Borders until I found out that they refuse to take NDs because we aren't 'real' doctors. So we had to create NDI. Check them out: http://www.ndimed.org/

11th-Mar-2011 08:26 pm (UTC)
When Mr. Rogers died, I cried for three days.
11th-Mar-2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Reader, I teared up.

Me, too.

should read this interview with Mr. Rogers: http://bigbroth.multiply.com/journal/item/3/Can_you_say...Hero
11th-Mar-2011 08:33 pm (UTC) - Mr. Rogers.
I grew up just outside of Pittsburgh; my youngest cousin was actually on his show - Ben was a small child who played guitar, and the instrument might've been bigger than his torso.

I've seen a number of the educational shows on for kids nowadays, from hanging out with my best friend and her family - Noggin seems to be pretty fantastic. However, I would happily own all 865 shows on the off-chance that I have children and want to watch something good with them. It'll be that, Reading Rainbow, Electric Company, and Sesame Street (from our day) and eventually the Muppet Show. Those are some good investments to collect.
13th-Mar-2011 04:57 am (UTC) - Re: Mr. Rogers.
There isn't any Noggin anymore, alas. It was rebranded to Nick Jr, while The N (the teen-skewed spinoff) became Teen Nick. I think Nick Jr held onto at least some of its educational content, but the better stuff for that age group is on PBS Sprout (and, to a lesser extent, mornings on The Hub during the Hub Bub block -- they picked up a bunch of CBeebies content).

11th-Mar-2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
Thank, I needed to see that. Of course, I'm a damp puddle now, but I needed it. I loved Mr. Rogers and always will.
11th-Mar-2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Mr. Rogers was the speaker at my mother's graduation from seminary. I remember being impressed with his speech, but frustrated because I was sitting behind a pillar and couldn't see him.
11th-Mar-2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Jim Henson taught me to read. That's not an exaggeration, that's a fact. Mr. Rogers, along with my mom, is a big part of why I'm actually nice even when posing as a bitch.
12th-Mar-2011 03:37 am (UTC)
I will always love Mr. Rogers.
13th-Mar-2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, most of the Amazon Prime streaming does nothing for me? But all that Mr. Rogers, I'm telling you, resistance is futile.

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15th-Mar-2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing that link. I really like the quote, "All of us have had those that loved us into being."
20th-Mar-2011 02:42 pm (UTC)
It is so *active*, you know?
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