How Elmo Ruined The World

Ever wonder why kids today are such wimps? By kids, I mean anyone under 25. (Yeah, I’m lookin’ at YOU, young people…. so smug with your hard bodies, good health, resilient metabolisms, unfettered optimism, clear skin, limitless potential and concealed scalps. Grrrr.) It’s because Sesame Street ain’t what it used to be. Read this, fellow 40-year olds, and weep. Back in my day, Big Bird could open a beer bottle with his anus –that’s how tough he was. And that’s how tough he expected us to be, as well! Hmm, no wonder I need so much therapy…

Check out what the folks at think of this. Then press play on the video below and see how Bert and Ernie used to behave back when Big Bird was opening beer bottles hands-free:

Meanwhile, I’m not sure if this counts as a Daily Perv Link (TM), but what the fark. On a related note, The Other Ray sends us this inspiring bit of news. He also sends a list of fascinating things we didn’t know, about living in space.

But remember my recent post about Superman? Well, my favourite YouTube independent filmmaker is at it again. ItsJustSomeRandomGuy has produced a 7-part superhero epic, starring action figures and voiced by the dude and his dudette, that is far superior to most of the superhero movies being produced these days. In fact, as one commenter noted, the Supeman action figure is a better actor than Brandon Routh. If you’re a superhero fan, I implore you to watch this fellow’s unbelievably good productions. If you want to avoid the preambles (which are also quite good) and jump right into the story, here’s a list of links in order:

part 1
part 2
part 3
part 4
part 5
part 6a
part 6b
part 7a
part 7b