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Sesame Street to Introduce HIV-Positive Muppet

Discussion in 'Sesame Worlds' started by Phillip, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. Special_Ed

    Special_Ed Guest

    Muppet quilter,

    I have yet to be hurtful or inflamatory. If you want to go to a place that is I suggest you visit either ******.com or it's ******.com. I saw this website featured on 20/20 once and the webmaster is a sicko, but I bet you'd all classify me with this man.

    Sal & the rest,

    Maybe if the people of Africa would refrain from having premartital sex then the aids problem there would stop growing!!!

    BlueFrackle,

    You sure are a silly little man. When did I ever say I was anti aids infected people? Also on a professional level you sometime have to work with people who are different than you. The guy who played Gandalf in Lord of the Rings is gay, but he is a fine actor and I'd hire him too if I had made that film. (My first choice would have been Patrick Stewart however.)

    Jim Henson was a scoitologist and therefore had very different beliefs than I do, but he is one of my top heroes in the family film area. I respect the work these people can do, not who they are as a person.

    I guess my take dissapoints you.

    Matleo,

    Because the Jews have become a target of many groups over the centries, but have always survived, doesn't it make even the biggest athiest wonder if they very well could be the chosen people? Look at the great civilizations that rose and fell, Egypt, the Roman Empire, etc., but the lowly Jews survived through it all. Isn't it amazing?
  2. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    Posting those links was extremely inappropriate...
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You know, there was this one guy in Germany who hated gays and Jews, and thought that Christianity was the one true religion....

    I think his name was ADOLF something...

    ACHTUNG!!!!
  4. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    The situation with Special_Ed is taken care of. All areas of his account have been suspended.

    Let's move on to other things now...
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    This thread is now open again. It was closed for a few minutes in order to take care of a few things.

    If you were trying to post to this discussion during this time your posts didn't go through.

    Appreciate everyone's understanding.
  6. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Thank you Philip,...ever playing the "kermit" role ;)

    ....now, who wants S'Mores??
    --Matt
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Me...me...I want some. Wait! Is there corn syrup in those?;)
  8. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Now Jamie, we've been over this. Smores are not vegetarian. And the chocolate has corn syrup. :p
  9. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Uhhh.....I don't know. probably. There's marshmellow, chocolate and graham cracker so ou basically have every artificial ingredient known to man (or frogboy) Let's raid the cabinet and see if we can find sometihng else.


    BTW: Just read Luke's pre-seeing this open again rant!!! Wow!! Some real good points!! If anybody here hasn't read it I suggest taking a look at it. It's one of his best postings really!!




    --Matt
  10. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    S'Mores?

    Are you kidding?

    After everything that's gone on here, i'm aching for S'less!:D
  11. radionate

    radionate New Member

    I can make you a pretend Smore with Cardboard, Mud, and Paste. It might not taste good, but it won't have corn syrup!!!! (and it'll look the same)
  12. Hays

    Hays New Member

    Sorry that the Special Ed situation had to end this way, but unfortunately there are none so blind as those who will not see. When I was working at Border's the most frequent cases of in-store harassment were perpetrated by well-meaning folk of his ilk, in just such a manner.

    HIV and AIDS has taken scores more puppeteers than just the late great Richard Hunt, unfortunately. Those of us who were in the business lost many, many mentors in the late 80's. Without hating anybody involved, I HATE that disease!

    On the Africa subject, I don't remember who started it, but there was a great political debate among the African governments about the HIV/AIDS connection (somebody claiming it didn't exist.) I can't imagine how Sesame Street could respond to that, but did it come up?
  13. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    Some more what?

    :D
  14. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    To the first part-- yes, it is a horrible disease. Not only does it kill, but it so often kills very slowly in a variety of painful ways. Just awful.

    On the second, I haven't seen anything about that in regard to the Sesame character. It would be an interesting challenge... I think the character will mostly tackle understanding for people with HIV and the belief that HIV is not connected to AIDS would certainly be an easy thing to connect to that. I can't imagine much that would be more painful than knowing you are HIV+, in a nation where drugs that can improve qaulity and length of life are not readily available, and having people deny what lies ahead of you.

    Umm, how about apple pie and ice cream? I don't really feel like s'mores and s'less well, there's no sugar in that so what's the point?
  15. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Apple Pie and ice cream!! Very Richie Cunningham.....I like it!! To the kitchen!!!

    --Matt
  16. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    I want muffins!


    Mmmmmmm... Muffins!

    :D
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Tofu muffins!
  18. trekkie1701E

    trekkie1701E New Member

    I don't care for apple pie. Gimme a piece of Marie Calendars pumpkin pie and I'm as happy as Rizzo in a buffet line!

    Daniel:)
  19. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    **hands Jamie a blueberry muffin**

    Err... Yes. "Tofu" muffins...

    :D
  20. matleo

    matleo Active Member

    Well Phil

    Having completed a long day of discussing Muppets, religion, and politics it appears our merry band has turned it's attention to more important matters...dessert! I think things are back to normal.:rolleyes:

    --Matt

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