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I feel so sorry for the young people of the world. Today the news came out from my local parks and rec: summer camps, activities, sports...all cancelled. The pools will be closed all summer. Pickleball and basketball courts will be open but no more than 4 people can use them at a time.

I was gardening and noticed that my neighbor's daughter, who looks to be college age, was sleeping in a lawn chair. Later, she got up and walked into the house. She lives in the basement of her parents' house. Such a sorry sight, all slumped over and with a big frown on her face.  :'(
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Sason on May 21, 2020, 03:18:47 pm »
sit on balcony
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by Sason on May 21, 2020, 03:18:21 pm »
four day weekend, lovely weather today
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 21, 2020, 10:29:34 am »
Now I'm intrigued. I was too old for the show, too, and my children never really got into it. But critical? Hmm!

For some reason I saw a clip online the other day of Prince on the show with Muppets -- he had even written a song for the occasion. I have a fair amount of interest in Prince, but I couldn't get through the segment.

I guess I picked up bits and pieces over the years. I don't recall knowing that Prince appeared on the show, but I do know that Angel Corella, now the artistic director of the Pennsylvania Ballet, appeared when he was a Big Deal in the world of ballet in New York City. (I'm not being sarcastic, calling him a Big Deal. Twenty-odd years ago, he was considered one of the greatest dancers of his generation. He really was a huge star.)
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by serious crayons on May 20, 2020, 06:41:48 pm »
She was certainly very critical at the end of the article. I was surprised. But then, I was too old for Sesame Street when it began and have no children, so pretty much all I knew about the show was Jim Henson's involvement and the Muppet characters that have become a part of the popular culture. I found the early history of the show, how it came about to be, quite interesting.

Now I'm intrigued. I was too old for the show, too, and my children never really got into it. But critical? Hmm!

For some reason I saw a clip online the other day of Prince on the show with Muppets -- he had even written a song for the occasion. I have a fair amount of interest in Prince, but I couldn't get through the segment.


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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 20, 2020, 06:29:28 pm »
Wear a mask.  :(
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The Lighter Side / Re: Say it all in Six Words!
« Last post by CellarDweller on May 20, 2020, 05:46:42 pm »
done with work, catching up here
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The Lighter Side / Re: Life Advice in Three Words
« Last post by CellarDweller on May 20, 2020, 05:46:14 pm »
eat your dinner
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Jeff Wrangler on May 20, 2020, 05:17:42 pm »
From reading this week's Letters, it appears that the Sesame Street people did not think very highly of her article.

She was certainly very critical at the end of the article. I was surprised. But then, I was too old for Sesame Street when it began and have no children, so pretty much all I knew about the show was Jim Henson's involvement and the Muppet characters that have become a part of the popular culture. I found the early history of the show, how it came about to be, quite interesting.
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The Culture Tent / Re: In the New Yorker...
« Last post by Front-Ranger on May 20, 2020, 01:45:29 pm »
From reading this week's Letters, it appears that the Sesame Street people did not think very highly of her article.
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