Usually when people do that “you’re special” crap I tend to roll my eyes.
But when Mister Rogers said it…
That’s because Mister Rogers meant it.
Mister Rogers genuinely cared about everyone and that’s why he will forever be the best. All of my feels.
True fact: He was considered to be one of the hardest people to interview, because he would turn it around and ask questions about the interviewer with genuine interest. Asking about their children and spouses, their dreams of the future, etc.
Mister Rogers is why we have DVR.
I’m serious. In the 1980s, there was this thing called Betamax (it was like the precursor/competitor to VHS) and people wanted to record on their Betamax, but up until that point, there had never been a device that would allow people to actually record a show in the home, so contracts had never been written with such a thing in mind (think about how Napster changed peer-to-peer or, if you’re younger than that, how anti-piracy laws have changed online video watching). And for awhile, it looked like recording shows on your Betamax or VHS would be illegal! Shows could only be watched live, the end.
So Mister Rogers went to testify to Congress.
And he said it was very important to him that Betamax recording should be allowed, because not all families could be home when Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was on television, and he would like them to be part of his neighborhood even though their schedules ran differently, because television should be about teaching and nurturing children and the neighborhood was for every child.
Congress passed a law to allow home recording.
Oh, and if you’re not crying hard enough yet, do you guys remember how every episode he used to say something about how he was feeding the fish? Apparently he had a little girl write to him who was blind and she’d heard him talk about the fish tank but she was afraid he wasn’t feeding his fish. And so every single episode from the day he got that letter on forward, he always announced when he was feeding the fish. I don’t know when he got that letter, but I do know that I watched him my whole life until he died when I was 14, and I don’t ever remember an episode where he didn’t announce he was feeding the fish.
The day he died, my social studies teacher came in and said “I have something really sad to tell you all” and we’re like “right, here come the Civil War stories” and he told us this story about being a kid and being on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, because he lived only a block away in Rev. Rogers’ real neighborhood, and then he said “I just got off the phone with my mother. Fred Rogers passed away today. She’s sitting with his wife now.”
We all just sat there in complete silence and then someone said “Mister Rogers died?” and one of the girls behind me burst into tears.
We didn’t have class that day. We had a memorial service for Mister Rogers, talking about our favorite episodes and things we’d learned from him and at one point there was a spontaneous chorus of “It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” which was hilarious because none of us remembered all the words but we’d all forgotten different parts of the words, so we were all sorta fading in and out like a warped record.
You know you were a good man when you’ve got a high school football player sobbing for you.
TACO NEEDS TO KEEP HIS LITTLE MOUTH SHUT
I really hope your girlfriend realizes she’s dating a pathetic waste of a human being and finds someone infinitely better.
A lot of lesbians are turned off by the idea of their gf having sex with men. Why is that such a bad thing? Why is it so wrong to only like women who like other women? I think the anon who asked this should be honest with her gf and break up with her though if it’s that much of a turn off.
At first I wasn’t going to reply to comments like these but now that I’ve had a couple of beers the idea of repeatedly hitting my head against a brick wall seems more enjoyable so here we go.
I have a problem with lesbians who claim that they have a “preference” towards dating other lesbians over bisexuals. I understand having a preference, I personally have a preference for girls who are my height or taller than me. However, does this preference make me view my own voice, safety, and representation in my community as superior and of more importance than those I do not have a preference for? Nope. That’s why this anon (and unfortunately other like minded individuals) don’t have a “preference” they are biphobic and overall prejudicial assholes.
If you’re not comfortable dating bisexual people because you feel they will ultimately leave you for the opposite sex or (insert other stereotypical view of bisexuals) you don’t have a preference, you are biphobic, and have some huge insecurities that you should probably deal with before you enter a relationship.
If you’re a lesbian and do not feel comfortable dating a woman who is also attracted to individuals with dicks because you find it “icky” or “gross”, it must blow your mind when you find out your partner likes watermelon and you don’t. How do you even move forward from there? Is the relationship just doomed? And yes it is the same thing. Those individuals are judging someone based on something they cannot control.
Prejudice and phobia inside the queer community is something I will never understand and is absolutely infuriating.
Prejudice and phobia in any community makes no sense.
This is really upsetting and I’ll tell you why.
A lot of this is about respect. If you have a partner whose sexuality you can’t respect or, at bare minimum, even accept, you should not be with that person. I understand that some people don’t like penetration or aren’t attracted to people with penises, but if you truly respected your partner, you would be comfortable with them regardless of their sexual history and orientation. Their preferences have nothing to do with you (outside of the fact that you’re both attracted to women), and what matters is that they care about and are with you now.
Anonymous, you need to sit down and do some soul searching. You need to consider what about simply knowing this about your partner feels so wrong to you, and why. Think about it practically: Are you concerned your partner will leave you for someone else? Does knowing this make you feel your partner is somehow dirty or tainted? Do you think it means your partner will never fully commit to you? Why is your partner’s orientation and sexual history so important and upsetting to you? Consider the assumptions you’re making about bisexuality and those who are bisexual.
You also need to have a talk with your partner. You need to tell them how you feel and why you think you feel that way. Then you and your partner need to decide if you can continue your relationship. You should not be with someone you can’t accept, and your partner should not have to be with someone who really feels that way (nor should they be kept in the dark about this!).
This is biphobia at its most basic. I understand you have your own preferences, but you have no right to negatively judge someone for theirs, especially someone you’ve entered a relationship with.
This thought process also raises a bunch of other questions: What about trans or non-binary people? People with penises who are not straight or cisgendered? Would you feel the same if your partner had been with a transgender woman who had a penis? (Because that’d also be transphobic.) And what about sex play using toys or fingers? Obviously lots of people don’t enjoy penetration, but would it be better or different if your partner had only been penetrated by toys? Why?
Anonymous, you need to come clean to your partner and seriously rethink your feelings towards bisexuality.
Yo if a dude was all, I won’t fuck that girl cause she once fucked somebody I think is gross, we’d call that shit misogyny.
The idea that a penis can somehow dramatically corrupt or alter the body of a woman is straight up goddamn patriarchy-lovin misogyny, if you add in “but it’s about bisexuality” then fine you’re also biphobic, way to multitask your policing of female sexuality, very talented work
^^^^^ THIS. THANK YOU.
Lesbian biphobia has so many shades of virginity fetishization and slut-shaming. “Now that you, fair woman, have been RAVISHED by a MAN, you are icky and impure and gross.” And it also somehow makes male/female sex seem more important than female/female sex? “If she’s only been with women, she’ll be content to stay with women; but if she’s been with a man, she’ll always be tempted to dump her girlfriend and stray back to men.”
It manages to be misandric (men are so evil they taint everything they touch), patriarchal (men are so powerful they permanently alter everything they touch) AND misogynistic (women are polluted by the sex they have) ALL AT ONCE.
That takes talent. The bad kind.
i wasnt going to reblog but then
The ass tho
That’s.. actually incredible. Not the ass, I mean that’s good yes but, fuck yeah Hawkeye Initiative!
I’m just impressed someone can contort themselves into the stupid poses they put women in on the covers of comic books.
B99 rewatch: Christmas (01x11)
George Carlin, Jammin’ In New York, 1992
Wolf!Derek, Stiles and gentle headbutts tho I need them okay