Fred Schools ‘Em

Filed under:Politics,Priorities — posted by Anwyn on December 12, 2007 @ 3:37 pm

Credit where it’s due: The biggest obstacle to quality education? The NEA. Right on. This is the last clip in Allah’s roundup:

It’s a real shame that the people fueling the Huckapolls are so far preferring downright dangerous smarm and sentiment, attempting to disguise itself as God’s Gift, to substance.

Preach It

Filed under:Blogging,Language Barrier,Mothering,Television — posted by Anwyn @ 3:28 pm

I do love to read people who know how to use language with precision, unlike the yammering nannies at modern-day Sesame Street. I give you Fug Girl Jessica (don’t worry about deciphering the Mischa Barton photos, we’re here for the article):

As a huge fan of the seminal tune “I Love Trash,” — truly, it’s neck and neck with “Rubber Ducky” as the best Sesame Street song ever, in my opinion, with honorable mention going to “C Is For Cookie,” which I hear has been replaced by “Cookies Are A Sometimes Food,” which, I sorry, is bullshit, because cookies are an ALWAYS food, they’re just not a MASS QUANTITIES food. Why you gotta play me like this, Sesame Street?

That was only about strike 17 or 18 for Sesame Street, which I’m thankful The Bean never really got into. He watched Elmo’s World mostly for my sake, because I thought it was something babies his age did, and after a while began protesting loudly. I quit turning the show on at all the day it began promoting stealing as a legitimate way of getting people to give you things.

My niece, age almost 15 months, watches Elmo but with a certain amount of derision. When she hears his music or sees his image, she looks around for somebody to speak to and prounounces her review: “Monkey.”

image: detail of installation by Bronwyn Lace