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Who should be giving evidence?
Akira 12%
Shaggy 0%
C3PO 25%
Dan Quayle 25%
Anonymous Reader 12%
The Michelin Man 12%
The Rock 12%
Li'l Kim 0%

Votes: 8

 America - quite unwell?

 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Apr 24, 2002
Elmo has given evidence before a congressional committee. Seriously.

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Puppets leading puppets (5.00 / 2) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:30:25 AM PST
No wonder it gets so confusing about whose hand is up whose ass.

Hey (none / 0) (#2)
by Fon2d2 on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 08:56:22 AM PST
He's got a good cause. Leave him alone.

Correction. (none / 0) (#4)
by because it isnt on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 10:36:57 AM PST
Assuming you're talking about the Elmo™ muppet™, you should have said "It's got a good cause. Leave it alone.".

Anything more than that would be anthropomorphisation. -- because it isn't

Even that (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by Fon2d2 on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 11:07:39 AM PST
would be anthropomorphization since the muppet would still have a cause.

Goddamit! (none / 0) (#3)
by KingAzzy on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 10:23:38 AM PST
"America - quite unwell?" ... Seeing that I was expecting a nice good helping of cynicism and depressing analysis of America and the decline of Western Civilization.

And what do I get?

Some shit about Elmo.

Goddamit. You bastard. I hate you so much.

That must have been annoying. (none / 0) (#7)
by Ernest Bludger on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 07:12:23 PM PST
Seeing that I was expecting a nice good helping of cynicism and depressing analysis of America and the decline of Western Civilization

Sorry you feel misled. I did think of this as yet another bizarre example in the "end of the Roman empire" maxi-series that is America. I suppose I could have drawn parallels between a '3 year-old' puppet giving evidence, and the educational level of the rhetoric we currently have from George W. (The "Axis of Evil", the "Evildoers" etc).

We could also see this a deepening of the mix between Hollywood and 'the corridors of power', which is turning everything into Disneyland. We already know that Hollywood panders to the Pentagon. And now how Hollywood is helping them out with possible 'terror scripts'. It just looks like the disease is spreading. But by going on and pointing out this, I feel like I'd be muscling in on Michael Moore's turf, and that bothers me as much as Elmo.

It's True (none / 0) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Wed Apr 24th, 2002 at 11:25:37 AM PST
He was telling about it on CNN yesterday...You should here about what he thinks about President Bush's counselor leaving

"She's a good mommy" he said to Wolf Blitzer

Further evidence... (none / 0) (#8)
by Ernest Bludger on Thu Apr 25th, 2002 at 12:02:54 AM PST
In breaking news, three teenage boys caught with Viagra at a school in the United States are now facing criminal charges. A 12-year-old boy took seven Viagra tablets to his Baltimore high school and distributed them among his friends.

According to the report, the drug is normally used to stimulate erectile function in older men and is not normally required by teenage boys.

I guess it's better taking Viagra to school than handguns, but it's still pretty f(*ked up.


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