Oh Come on!  

RedheadedMedStd 34F
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6/4/2006 2:56 pm

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6/5/2006 5:38 pm

Oh Come on!


(5/24/06 - BROCKTON, MA) - Brockton High School has banned T-shirts with Sesame Street characters. But these are no regular pictures of Bert and Ernie. On some, Oscar the Grouch emerges from his garbage can, wielding a 9 mm handgun. On others, Bert and Ernie are standing in a gang posture, armed with automatic weapons. "We were amazed," said the school's principal, Susan Szachowicz. "You focus on the Sesame Street character. But the more we looked at it, the more we saw the things in it, the guns, the gang stuff." There have only been a few shirts at school, but officials said students are being told to stop to stop wearing them because of the pro-gang message. School officials also said they violate the school dress policy. Last week, Brockton was awarded $685,000 in state anti-gang funding.

First off, who thinks up the t-shirt, second off, who freaks out about it THAT much? I can understand and see it from the administration's point of view though. Seasame Street and gang asscociation is not exactly what Jim Henson probably had in mind.

Toodles!
Red

trustno01 55M  
2364 posts
6/4/2006 5:35 pm

The shirts sound cool. I can see why kids would like them too. But welcome to the PC world. It is BS. At work I have to watch how I say things on a daily basis. B/c someone may be offended by what said. To me that is crap. This PC thing has gone way over board.

I want an Oscar one!!!


NSAAddict 42F

6/4/2006 5:42 pm

LOL Red remind me to email you the pic of the Peanuts gang gangbang (snoopy included) oh and there's also one of the bugs bunny characters getting it on in case you're interested It's amazing what perverted artists will do for fun!


RedheadedMedStd 34F

6/4/2006 8:52 pm

Mag, go to BizarreNews.com they have pictures on the website.

Trust, I am a very PC person for the smae reason, but sometimes these things do go overboard.


n0tatalker 39M

6/4/2006 9:21 pm

did y0u see the dave chappelle spoof on sesame street! so funny! its m0stly about sex and drugs but im givin him the credit on the origional idea.


Phuc_Buddy 46M

6/5/2006 2:15 am

Did it say where you could purchase a shirt? I want to get a few and see what happens when I wear them into my son's school!


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