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   Hurricane Sandy does what Mitt Romney couldn't, destroys Big Bird's nest

14 Nov 2012 10:24 AM   |   6226 clicks   |   New York Daily News
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  
So, one blowhard did what another blowhard couldn't.

14 Nov 2012 08:56 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Sesame Street residents are just lucky they aren't served by LIPA.

14 Nov 2012 09:14 AM
Donnchadha    [TotalFark]  
And just like most libs, Big Bird is just standing there holding a teddy bear expecting everybody else to do the heavy lifting.

14 Nov 2012 10:19 AM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  

Donnchadha: And just like most libs, Big Bird is just standing there holding a teddy bear expecting everybody else to do the heavy lifting.


4/10. Needs more bootstrappy impotent anger.

14 Nov 2012 10:30 AM
skyservant74     
This whole thread needs more butthurt. Step it up conservitards.

14 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
StoPPeRmobile     
He wasn't wearing magical underwear, duh.

14 Nov 2012 10:45 AM
Biness     

skyservant74: This whole thread needs more butthurt. Step it up conservitards.


ugh. you must be a real joy at parties.

14 Nov 2012 10:48 AM
Lunaville     
That is actually an awesome idea for helping children in affected areas cope.

14 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
toby8915     

Donnchadha: And just like most libs, Big Bird is just standing there holding a teddy bear expecting everybody else to do the heavy lifting.


Their not helping, their looting. You don't see Gina out there do ya?

14 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
Biness     

Donnchadha: And just like most libs, Big Bird is just standing there holding a teddy bear expecting everybody else to do the heavy lifting.


in all honesty, this. did big bird take care of his nest? did have nest owner's insurance?

14 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
SkunkWerks     
FTA: "The original spent a lot of time on storm preparation and we were afraid that if we didn't change that, children would worry that another storm was coming," said Zylstra.

You know, I've admired Sesame Street in the past for pulling no punches and not assuming that children were small mentally-impaired people right from the get go. This is just kinda shameful to me.

Storms come, you can't stop them. You can however meet them with some degree of composure (rather than panic) brought on by some sense of pride that you knew how to, and did, prepare yourself for it.

Why do kids need to be shielded from this information again? Ah yes, because they're too stupid to realize it's a show, and far too stupid to simply ask their parents for clarity about what's going on in the real world.

Cause that's kids, right? They don't grow a brain until they're at least ten or so and therefore you shouldn't tax grey matter that isn't there. Come on Sesame Street, apparently you were better than this even ten years ago. Stop slacking.

14 Nov 2012 10:55 AM
oakleym82     
so far this thread, and all of Fark today actually, are cracking me up. bravo fakers/farkettes, bravo.

Lunaville: That is actually an awesome idea for helping children in affected areas cope.


and this.

14 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
SkunkWerks     

Biness: in all honesty, this. did big bird take care of his nest? did have nest owner's insurance?


Most importantly: did it cover flooding?

14 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
Onkel Buck     

skyservant74: This whole thread needs more butthurt. Step it up conservitards.


Ok I'll bite

And Barry Hussein will do what Charles Manson couldn't do. Start a race war.


How was that?

14 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
Biness     

SkunkWerks: Biness: in all honesty, this. did big bird take care of his nest? did have nest owner's insurance?

Most importantly: did it cover flooding?


was this flood damage or wind/rain damage? if flood he better have flood insurance. other wise standard nest owner insurance will cover it.

14 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
Pfighting Polish     
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14 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
It's just Obamaganda to brain-wash small children into believing that they are dependent and need the Government to rob old white people to give them free food, shelter and cable TV.

They should be working down a mine if they're old enough to recognize letters and numbers.

Bootstrapy four year olds would rebuild their own nests without handouts, freebies, entitlements etc., just like Granny Gottalot. Where's the PBS shows showing millionaires being bootstrapy by moving to their ski chalets in Aspen while their coastal mansions are repaired?

And why are there no rich old white conservatives on Sesame Street? That New York City low-rise neighborhood seems to be occupied by 47%ers--not a smug old martini-sipping white face in the crowd pitching in to rebuild Big Bird's nest.

Humans don't build houses for birds. Fark the birds. They should be paying higher taxes to help millionaires replace their yachts lost in the storm.

14 Nov 2012 11:08 AM
UNC_Samurai     

SkunkWerks: FTA: "The original spent a lot of time on storm preparation and we were afraid that if we didn't change that, children would worry that another storm was coming," said Zylstra.

You know, I've admired Sesame Street in the past for pulling no punches and not assuming that children were small mentally-impaired people right from the get go. This is just kinda shameful to me.

Storms come, you can't stop them. You can however meet them with some degree of composure (rather than panic) brought on by some sense of pride that you knew how to, and did, prepare yourself for it.

Why do kids need to be shielded from this information again? Ah yes, because they're too stupid to realize it's a show, and far too stupid to simply ask their parents for clarity about what's going on in the real world.

Cause that's kids, right? They don't grow a brain until they're at least ten or so and therefore you shouldn't tax grey matter that isn't there. Come on Sesame Street, apparently you were better than this even ten years ago. Stop slacking.


Weeeeeelllllll, what they're doing is editing a ten-year old piece to show mostly cleanup. If they had aired this starting a few days before the storm, then I would be more concerned that they keep the preparation scenes in. So this isn't exactly the equivalent of editing the Death of Mr Hooper saga before it aired because they were afraid kids would be overwhelmed.

14 Nov 2012 11:13 AM
Cloudchaser Sakonige the Red Wolf     
This isn't the first time this has happened. Why does Big Bird keep rebuilding his nest in a hurricane prone area knowing that it may get destroyed again a few years later?

14 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
Brick-House     
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14 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Lunaville     

Pfighting Polish: [i49.tinypic.com image 850x602]


That is too awesome. It makes me wish I had a color printer. Are you the person who posted a picture of Big Bird shouting "Oscar, Grover, We won!" on the 7th? That so should be a poster.

14 Nov 2012 12:03 PM
Scorpinock     
His nest got destroyed by a hurricane in 2001 as well. Those episodes were designed to help kids deal with the rebuilding efforts after 9/11. Big Bird's nest will be rebuilt!

14 Nov 2012 12:24 PM
OtherLittleGuy    [TotalFark]  
I Should Get Off My Own Lawn Dept:

First season of "Misterogers Neighborhood" had an arc where the factory of Cornflake S. Pecially burned down (omplete with smoke, and I think flames), and the Neighborhood of Make Believe helped rebuild it. They had the charred ruins of the factory for quite a few days, no "built by the end of the episode" quickie.

14 Nov 2012 12:42 PM
KingKauff    [TotalFark]  

UNC_Samurai: SkunkWerks: FTA: "The original spent a lot of time on storm preparation and we were afraid that if we didn't change that, children would worry that another storm was coming," said Zylstra.

You know, I've admired Sesame Street in the past for pulling no punches and not assuming that children were small mentally-impaired people right from the get go. This is just kinda shameful to me.

Storms come, you can't stop them. You can however meet them with some degree of composure (rather than panic) brought on by some sense of pride that you knew how to, and did, prepare yourself for it.

Why do kids need to be shielded from this information again? Ah yes, because they're too stupid to realize it's a show, and far too stupid to simply ask their parents for clarity about what's going on in the real world.

Cause that's kids, right? They don't grow a brain until they're at least ten or so and therefore you shouldn't tax grey matter that isn't there. Come on Sesame Street, apparently you were better than this even ten years ago. Stop slacking.

Weeeeeelllllll, what they're doing is editing a ten-year old piece to show mostly cleanup. If they had aired this starting a few days before the storm, then I would be more concerned that they keep the preparation scenes in. So this isn't exactly the equivalent of editing the Death of Mr Hooper saga before it aired because they were afraid kids would be overwhelmed.


Mr. Hooper's dead?!?!?!?! I haz a sad

14 Nov 2012 12:44 PM
lohphat    [TotalFark]  

Scorpinock: His nest got destroyed by a hurricane in 2001 as well. Those episodes were designed to help kids deal with the rebuilding efforts after 9/11. Big Bird's nest will be rebuilt!


A SECOND PLANE HAS HIT THE SOUTH NEST!

/sorry...sorry...

14 Nov 2012 01:19 PM
GreenSun     
Hmmm the tape is cursed!

Wait a second, Big Bird should be a lot bigger now! Aren't they like over 30 years old by now?

14 Nov 2012 01:21 PM
JRaynor     

KingKauff: Mr. Hooper's dead?!?!?!?! I haz a sad


If only the terrified residents of Sesame St. would talk to police

14 Nov 2012 01:37 PM
SkunkWerks     

UNC_Samurai: So this isn't exactly the equivalent of editing the Death of Mr Hooper saga before it aired because they were afraid kids would be overwhelmed.


SkunkWerks: ...children would worry that another storm was coming," said Zylstra.


No, not exactly, I suppose.

14 Nov 2012 01:39 PM
Pfighting Polish     

Lunaville: Pfighting Polish: [i49.tinypic.com image 850x602]

That is too awesome. It makes me wish I had a color printer. Are you the person who posted a picture of Big Bird shouting "Oscar, Grover, We won!" on the 7th? That so should be a poster.


No on the last part, but thanks. It just seemed too ... fitting ... not to do.

14 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
SuddenlySamhain     

lohphat: Scorpinock: His nest got destroyed by a hurricane in 2001 as well. Those episodes were designed to help kids deal with the rebuilding efforts after 9/11. Big Bird's nest will be rebuilt!

A SECOND PLANE HAS HIT THE SOUTH NEST!

/sorry...sorry...


hehehehe....funny

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14 Nov 2012 03:00 PM
EVERYBODY PANIC     

brantgoose: It's just Obamaganda to brain-wash small children into believing that they are dependent and need the Government to rob old white people to give them free food, shelter and cable TV.

They should be working down a mine if they're old enough to recognize letters and numbers.

Bootstrapy four year olds would rebuild their own nests without handouts, freebies, entitlements etc., just like Granny Gottalot. Where's the PBS shows showing millionaires being bootstrapy by moving to their ski chalets in Aspen while their coastal mansions are repaired?

And why are there no rich old white conservatives on Sesame Street? That New York City low-rise neighborhood seems to be occupied by 47%ers--not a smug old martini-sipping white face in the crowd pitching in to rebuild Big Bird's nest.

Humans don't build houses for birds. Fark the birds. They should be paying higher taxes to help millionaires replace their yachts lost in the storm.


I like how you approach this. If you wrote this without a lot of prep, you are a genius. Originality +1

14 Nov 2012 08:05 PM
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