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Million Puppet March for PBS November 3 in Washington

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    SuperGzilla12 and minor muppetz like this.
  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    Wow!!!!! So people must read what we put on here, or Disney contacted them.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Somehow, it now has even less of a ring to it. :p
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Can I just chime in that the Right Wing political cartoons against the PBS debacle are the dumbest things I've ever seen?

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    Translation: WAAAAA!! Da Debt.

    Man, I HATE political cartoons.
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  5. muppet maniac

    muppet maniac Well-Known Member

    To Tweedle-Dumb and Tweedle-Dumber, and all the idiots out there in the media and on the internet, I have a very special message for you in this video I made (wait until after 00:36):

  6. Briarosethorn

    Briarosethorn New Member

    Thats hilarious!
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

  8. LouisTheOtter

    LouisTheOtter Well-Known Member

    I'm personally glad to see it rebranded as the Million Puppet March. I think it was exceptionally presumptuous for someone not connected to the Muppets to think they could use the brand name to draw attention to their cause.

    Now, I'm not saying the cause isn't just (I've been a fan of Canadian public broadcasting for years and my sympathies lie with PBS, NPR and so forth) but, as has been made clear by several people on this thread, the Muppets - inside and outside Sesame Workshop - are an apolitical organization that would gain absolutely nothing and stand to lose a lot by aligning themselves with what is shaping up to be a bash-Romney event on the eve of an election.

    I think this is somewhat symptomatic of our digital instant-gratification society. Romney says something profoundly dumb about PBS, Big Bird and Jim Lehrer in a debate, the blogosphere seizes hold of it, and hysteria ensues. Sigh...

    (P.S. With the exception of his "de-baits/de-fishers" closing joke, Caroll Spinney was terrific in that VERY CAREFUL Big Bird appearance on SNL.)
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The sound bite happy media is the exact reason why our political system has become crap (for lack of a better, stronger, less G rated word). We're obsesses with gaffes, misquotes, half of a quote for incrimination, and artistic license paraphrases for where we get our information. And let it be known for every Freudian slip Romney made that the Obama campaign/Democrats take into account, there's half quotes and misspeaks Obama made that Romney/Republican exploit too.

    As annoying as gaffes being news is, Romney says some very disturbing things, pretends to back off on them, sort of implies he's really not backing off them, and his supporters say "Don't back down! We agree with your extreme views" (in various levels of ultra-disturbing). Seems most Dems backed off on the PBS gaffe (and they actually did a while ago), and now they're focusing on his far more disturbing comment of needing a binder to hire women and his comments on waiting to be married to have kids will solve gun violence.

    In all, Obama/Democrats passive aggressively pushed a joke too far, the right even more passive aggressively pushed back (What about the Jeorrrbs and teh EE-conimies?) and this became a mess. Sesame Workshop didn't want either of that, but I still think they'd be afraid to take the side that they can benefit from due to the whole "Sesame Street is liberal brainwashing propaganda" that right wing Propagandists would usually have dig for to rationalize their tin foil hat scare tactic agendas.
  10. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here's the Million Puppet March's March Kickoff video, for those who want to take your puppets be in the viral video as well as a funding video.



    Million Puppet March - March Kickoff


    Help us Fund the Million Puppet March


    So please, tell as many people who use puppets that are from Pavlovs Puppets, Axtell Expressions, One Way Street/Creative Ministry Solutions, Folkmanis, Living Puppets, Puppets Inc, Diabolo Puppets, Puppet Planet, MAT Puppets, and any other kind of puppets and puppets that you made yourself to be in the viral puppet march and/or appear live on Nov. 3 in Washington D.C.
  11. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I'd take a picture of the United States, because we citizens are the biggest puppets around. :p
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm still shocked that there isn't a more important march against Romney. All I'm going to say. No wonder the polls show him either close or slightly ahead. I think the Dems are throwing the campaign at this point.
  13. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Here's a message from Avenue Q for the Million Puppet March.
  14. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey look, Casey the Muppet was there!

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    But again, these protests accomplish NOTHING. Seriously. I mean, look how the whole Occupy Wall Street thing is STILL going on, and it's been what, a year and a half now? What exactly was that supposed to achieve?
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  16. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  17. CaseytheMuppet

    CaseytheMuppet Well-Known Member

    Hah, that look really close to him. The eyes are the only thing that are off. Oh, and the fact that the puppeteer is like 20 years older than me. :)
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  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Actually, OWS did have one unexpected benefit. Companies that were starting to look like jerks, not wanting bad PR because... well... it's their poor management skills and blind gluttonous greed that GOT us into these problems, actually created jobs for a couple months. There was a huge uptick in job creation during the height of the movement, and when it disappeared, the companies breathed a huge sigh of relief and stopped bothering. They knew the American public has the attention span of a goldfish. Heck, the entire you know who party is fueled on people with Dory from Finding Nemo's memory.

    Other than that, unless you're a certain protest group that's funded by big corporate interests telling people what they want them to want, you're probably not going to be taken seriously, or even get any attention. If people don't want Romney as president, they're going to have to swallow their pride and vote Obama instead of pie in the sky far left indie. It's a close race with a LOT at stake that no one wants to mention because it's not the economy. The country's far right as it is. That's the only thing they can do.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    So amazing! Can't believe I never heard of this.

    It's ironic, as most politicians in DC (especially President Obama and Mitt Romney) are
    just puppets themselves! :) Anyways, as a Muppet styled puppet lover, lover of activism and hater of politicians I couldn't be more pleased seeing this.
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I think it's hilarious, plus awesome. I don't even think it's about Mitt Romney's comments. I think it's more a commentary on politics in general...plus an awesome way for puppeteers to meet and network

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