Preach It

Filed under:Blogging,Language Barrier,Mothering,Television — posted by Anwyn on December 12, 2007 @ 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as the best Sesame Street song ever, in my opinion, with honorable mention going to “C Is For Cookie,” which I hear has been replaced by “Cookies Are A Sometimes Food,” which, I sorry, is bullshit, because cookies are an ALWAYS food, they’re just not a MASS QUANTITIES food.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.”


  1. I gots smart kin. ;-)

    Comment by Bumble — December 12, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

  2. Lucky for us, “Sesame Steet Old School” is avaialble on DVD. This is our Sesame Street, pre-Elmo and when the Count was actually sinister. Of course, I’ve read reviews that tell us NOT to show it to our kids.

    Comment by Chuck Bell — December 13, 2007 @ 6:51 am

  3. So glad this is no longer part of my world, but this gave me a huge laugh.

    Still, I’m not sure that cookies aren’t a mass quantities food.

    Good luck!

    Comment by Anne — December 13, 2007 @ 8:10 am

  4. I’m struggling with cookie quantities right now. My mother sent me a batch of spritz cookies, one of my very favorites, in the mail–I’m not nearly as good at making them myself as she is. I’m on my fourth one of the day and over the past few days have had as many as six or eight per day … I tell myself “they’re small, not as big as a chocolate chipper” … but I’m not going to lose any weight till after New Year’s, I can tell. :)

    Comment by Anwyn — December 13, 2007 @ 9:41 am

  5. Anwyn~ You’re doing all right. A couple of friends of our family came to visit during lunch yesterday and cleaned out nearly a bag full.

    And I helped some. ;-)

    Comment by Bumble — December 13, 2007 @ 6:57 pm

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