Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:06 PM
Ok, i'm going to pull a little at the heartstrings of some who can remember.
I recall the day that Mr. Rogers died. When I was a kid, I called him neighbor.
I was taught to count, by the Count.
Big Bird, and Mr. Hooper gave me some insight on kindness. When Mr. Hooper died, Big Bird helped us cope with death.
Ernie, Bert, Grover, Kermit, even Oscar the Grouch taught me things...
A few years ago, I saw Gordon on tour in the Mall I used to work security in. I got to shake his hand and told him I watched him when I was a kid, he smiled...
I got older, and watched the Electric Company, 3,2,1 Contact, and even Nova.
I was introduced to Monty Python, Benny Hill (though that may be a bad thing), hell, I even watched Masterpiece Theater.
I read today, and heard in Air America Radio that our great government is pulling 100 million from PBS and NPR, and will be rid of it in two years. I'm not an advocate of TV, but what will happen when PUBLIC Broadcasting is lost?
I guess we can count dead soldiers and gallons of oil.
We're going to make the merry-go-round go faster, so everyone needs to hang on tighter-just to keep from being thrown to the wolves.