Key and Peele set a world record for AMAZING impressions!
whelp, I can now turn off the internet, I have seen everything
He also wore sweaters because of tattoos I believe he got in the Navy.
All this time i thought he was the image of suburbia. Turns out he’s more street than i am
oh my god.
A couple of drops in a bucket that will never be seen:
Fred Rogers was never in the navy. Born in 1928 he would have been too young or too old to fight in any American war. and was too busy going to seminary to become a Presbyterian minister while also working at WQED (Public Television in Pittsburgh, PA) from 1954 to 1962 while working on The Children’s Corner. After that he spent sometime working on another children’s show in Canada before starting Mister Roger’s Neighborhood in 1968. He got into television because the first time he saw one the image was of people angrily throwing pies at each other, and he just wasn’t okay with that level of violence when there’s so much love to share.
Mister Roger’s was more street than you. If by “street” you mean tolerant, as he was just about the most tolerant man in history. His response to non-Christians, to gays, to whatever group the conservative element in the US thought he should turn away? “God loves you just the way you are.” That’s not exactly suburbia, either.
Mr. Rogers woke up every day at 5 am to pray for his friends and family, spent hours each morning personally answering every letter any fan ever sent him. His daily routine also involved weighing himself, and he maintained a consistent 143 lbs — his favorite number because it takes one letter for “I” and four for “Love” and three for “You”.
He saved public television from Senate cuts in 1969. Decades later he testified in a Supreme Court case defending the VCR from the MPAA’s case against home recording of any sort, so it’s his fault you can DVR Mad Men:
"I have always felt that with the advent of all of this new technology that allows people to tape the ‘Neighborhood’ off-the-air … they then become much more active in the programming of their family’s television life. Very frankly, I am opposed to people being programmed by others. My whole approach in broadcasting has always been ‘You are an important person just the way you are. You can make healthy decisions’ … I just feel that anything that allows a person to be more active in the control of his or her life, in a healthy way, is important.”
The sweaters he wore because they were hand-knitted gifts, every single one, by his mother.
At the 1997 Emmy’s he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Upon receiving it he called the myriad of television and movie stars and industry professionals to a 10 second silence to think about the people who have cared about us in our lives, who have made a difference to us. He kept count on his watch.
Mister Rogers is the most real deal anyone’s ever been, a man who truly meant it when he said “I like you just the way you are.” His goodbye from television drove that point home.
That image up there, the one where we’re led to believe that Mister Rogers even jokingly flipped off children, is of course a picture that wants you to go down a path that doesn’t exist. We’re talking about a man whose strongest curse word was “mercy”, and who acted in a spirit of mercy every waking moment.
That image of there is from way back in Ep. 4 from 1968 wherein Mister Rogers is singing a song called “Where is Thumbkin?” in which you hold up each finger as you name it. You can see the whole song here.
Thank you, Adam Glass, for this. This is important.
Brings back memories of Elbow and Coldplay and Leaves and Embrace from college…
Looks like the screenshot of a new Disney Channel series
"She’s 15 and an aspiring singer"
"and she’s a gorilla"
"And now they are STEP-SISTERS"
"Life will NEVER be the same for Madison and CoCo"
"Also for some reason its a secret and they dress CoCo up like a human to go to school"
“MONKEY BUSINESS. ONLY ON DISNEY CHANNEL”
Robert Cornelius’ self-portrait: The First Ever “Selfie” (1839)
via the Public Domain Review
Dear Making Comics Class,
Are these comics?
P.S. This comes to us via Professor Count Chocula
MANAGEABLE RAINBOW LOG
New Doctor Who theme alterations for the 12th Doctor revealed.
This is why I gave up on this show. I used to sit down on the bed and watch the old Doctor Who on T.V. with little brother and sister and my Mum. We used to absolutely love it. When the new Doctors showed up, still good! Really good. Then things started getting ridiculously mental and childish and stupid a little while after 11 showed up (don’t get me wrong, he’s a brilliant actor, and I don’t blame him for anything), and now the show had just fucking gone downhill. Please don’t tell me this is actual music for the new Doctor. Please just tell me it’s not. Jesus fucking Christ this show has been butchered.
human life is incredible
I hate the excessive need to “modernize” everything in TV. It’s like, this wouldn’t be so bad if they actually made it still feel sci-fi, but now it’s this weird new-age bullshit, like they’re trying too hard to be “progressive”. I know I’m making a big deal out of a THEME SONG maybe, but thing is, they’ll probably end up carrying this ideology into the series itself. Where the fuck are things going.
it keeps happening
Sometimes, I fucking hate Steven Moffat for what he’s done to Doctor Who. Look, I know I’m fairly new to the show-having only come in during Matt Smith’s first season, but I went back and watched every episode of the old series and Moffat has just completely altered the tone. He’s trying to make it his own creation, which is fucking despicable, to mess with something as perfect as Doctor Who. I know it’s just a theme song, and I know the difference isn’t that drastic, but it fucking sickens me sometimes.
never forget my legacy
Nah I think the people disagreeing with this move are right, like, this is a really weird and unnecessary departure from the iconic theme, and sure it matches the new mood of the show really well, so I can see were the owners of the show are coming from with the change, but honestly sometimes you have to accept that nostalgia actually matters, and even if you’re taking the show in a different direction Doctor Who is not Doctor Who without the Doctor Who *theme*, I mean it founded electronic music for gods sake! The only thing I would say about this one is it sounds a little dated like it’s a MIDI file but then again so does the very first Doctor Who theme so I imagine after one season or so with Capaldi as 12 (which I’m really looking forward to!) they will do a cooler remix of it like they did with the original theme, and once it’s been around for a while I think people will have got used to it and they’ll like it alot more.
If you’re like me and you read all the notes before actually listening it’s a million times funnier
Read the passionate comments first THEN listen to the new Doctor Who theme they’re discussing.
…I can’t. I had to share this. This is just such a powerful song.
THIS IS LITERALLY UNBELIEVABLE