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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Greg will be driving the Big Red Car no more

The Wiggles are announcing this week that founding member Greg Wiggle (yes, he has a real last name, and it's Page, but that's moot. He's Greg Wiggle) is leaving the Wiggles.

Who will drive the Big Red Car? He's the lead singer, so who will be singing the songs? Will they be replacing him? Can Anthony, Murray and Jeff carry the show?

Does anyone who reads this blog care?

If the two-year-olds I babysit could grasp this concept, they would be crushed.

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Blogger ihearttexas said...

"Does anyone who reads this blog care?"

Apparently not.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Blogger girlfriday said...

It's not that I don't care, it's just that I'm afraid of the man in that photo.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Blogger ihearttexas said...

Thank you for just making me look like a crazy person as I laugh out loud at your comment in the computer lab.

I'll find a better picture.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Blogger Unknown said...

Um...Texas...turns out that I not only don't care, I'm sort of hoping that it starts a trend. It's not that I have anything...specifically - against The Wiggles (who I had never even heard of before seeing the pic that scared your gave me the woojums, too, by the by) but I do have a serious crank on against most of the folk who make a decent living by "entertaining" our kids.

For instance, I am praying for Barney's extinction. This isn't new; I've been praying for that for a very long time. And in the event that Baby Bop croaks, too, I'll be a happy Snarker.

I am a number of years removed from the game, as it were, but if Raffi is still out there somewhere, I want him to follow the Fake Dinosaur contingent into the fossil beds. And I don't know who thought Teletubbies was a good idea, but I want him or her to be kicked sharply in the fundament.

And just so we are clear on this: no more cartoon movies about animals of one sort or another setting out upon a "voyage of discovery." Had enough of it, thanks. Don't need to see another version of "Finding Nemo," "Madagascar," or "Ice Age." Go peddle that stuff comewhere else; we're all full up here.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...

I'm with you on the "voyage of discovery" cartoons, Snarky, but I certainly hope you're excluding Mister Rogers from your list of "entertainers." He was as good for children as strained peas and 2% milk! Also, he may not fall into your category of "entertainer" because children with short attention spans were not entertained at all by him. He was a plain-speaking grown-up who explained nearly everything under the sun to any child who would listen. So I'm confident you could not have been lumping him into the same category as a freakin' purple dinosaur...

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blogger ihearttexas said...

What I love about the Wiggles is that they were childhood development/education majors in college, and couple of them also played in a band. Before they even had kids of their own, they began taking the science of what they'd learned in school and artfully applying it to a song and dance show. There's a method behind the Wiggles, their songs are clever, and written by the members themselves. I won't argue with you, Snarky, that most shows and movies out there for kids are crap, and I can give more relevant examples of it than Barney. But don't go putting the Wiggles in the crap category. The Wiggles are in a league of their own. And they're Australian, so they have that going for them.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Blogger Unknown said...

Ok, I think I have frightened myself this time. I am including a URL for these wretched Aussies, so you can all see what Texas is talking about. Go to:

Three things. First. The Wiggle who left did so because his health would not allow him to continue wiggling, as it were. Second. Apparently, they have already chosen a new Wiggle, that being the understudy for the Wiggle that left. Third. Now that I know more about them, they scare me more than ever.

Quick grace notes. I admired Fred Rogers greatly, even though I really had little use for the Neighborhood of Make Believe; but then, he didn't do it for me, anyway. I also liked Captain Kangaroo a whole lot, including the moose and excepting Mr Greenjeans. And I kept hoping for years at a time that Katie Couric was an imaginary friend of the Captain, but was disappointed to discover that she was real. Not particularly useful or fun to watch, but real nonetheless.

The Neighborhood of Make Believe looks rather better retrospectively.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


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