April 15, 2013

Mr. Rogers Knows


HT: Moe Lane

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 15, 2013 4:52 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

He was such a great man. Friend of theologian RC Sproul in college, incidentally.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 15, 2013 7:07 PM

I always thought he was creepy. I never wanted my children to watch him. Cheech and Chong got it right.

Posted by: bob sykes at April 16, 2013 4:37 AM

Love Mr Rogers. My culturally deprived kids got no TV when young except him or wild animal documentaries. Civilization vs reality.

Posted by: Retriever at April 16, 2013 5:10 AM

All respect to gentle Fred but I think the correct response is to open up a can of whoopass on the perpetrators of this outrage.

Posted by: bill at April 16, 2013 9:05 AM

Nowadays, the acolytes of the PBS liturgy and magisterium are helpless. Perpetual children, they are dependent upon the political class for everything from A-Z, and the number of the day is 17 trillion.

Posted by: Jewel at April 16, 2013 10:35 AM

Bill, you're right, but the injured must be helped first. Then crush the perps like the cockroaches that they are. Even Fred would have understood that.

Posted by: waltj at April 16, 2013 11:56 AM

Helpers worth knowing about: Carlos Arredondo, Natalie Stavas, among many. And a good blog post from a Boston marathoner and father of four: What I told my son the night after the 2013 Boston Marathon.

"Evil is not a thing, it’s a lack of a thing. It’s a void where the relationship between God and something, someone, in the world ought to be. We can fill that space, leave no room for evil. I would not necessarily have run Boston again next year. There are other marathons to explore in the limited time we have. But now I know I’ll register. I told David that: I’m registering for this race next year. Let’s not be afraid. Lets fill the world with life and be damn well defiant about it."

Posted by: Amy at April 17, 2013 5:13 AM

He always made me uncomfortable, as much of everything on PBS does anymore. I heard a story once, don't know that it's true, of him behaving in a very un-Mr.Rogers manner one day. No longer a progressive fellow-traveler, and after years of seeing the sheep clothes pulled back, I tend to think it may just be valid.

Posted by: Will at April 17, 2013 1:22 PM

If you read the comments on the "Jumped the Shark" site you would see a similar schism there also: some thought he was great and others thought he was creepy. No fence sitters.

To me he seemed more affected than naturally warm and compassionate.

Posted by: Hannon at April 17, 2013 10:42 PM