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Amusing news item: A judge has ruled that a Web site showing Barbie dolls in S&M outfits and sexually explicit poses mayhave a fair-use defense against Mattel's attempt to seek copyright-infringement damages, and that "it appears that there is slim to no likelihood that Dungeon Dolls would serve as a market substitute for Barbie dolls."

So maybe there is some hope for the world, after all.

In other news: After having been forced recently to sit trough an episodeof Sesame Street, which used to be cool but is now about as much fun as a trip to the dentist, I noticed something startling:

Mr. Noodle, a character on the ghastly "Elmo's World," is none other than Michael Jeter--the same actor who played the computer hacker in the movie "Drop Zone."

In Sesame Street, he fumbles around in outrageous costumes and generally makes a fool out of himself. Good thing that's only his day job. In Drop Zone, he hacks the DEA's computer and sells information about undercover narcs to Columbian and Mexican drug lords, which I imagine pays rather better.


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sunyata__
Nov. 7th, 2002 01:07 pm (UTC)
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me...
Sesame Street was cool back when it still had Don Music, Roosevelt Franklin, and Harvey Kneeslapper (voiced by Frank Oz, a.k.a. Yoda). They've all been discontinued due to Tinky-Winky-level controversy. Now it's dull as dirt, and so sanitized.

(Hey, when you've got 8 neices and nephews, you get a lot of exposure to PBS.)
tacit
Nov. 8th, 2002 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: C is for cookie, that's good enough for me...
Funny, my own exposure was on account of my niece and nephew, as well.

So what happened to the idea that children's programming should be challenging, anyway?
wilson_lizard
Nov. 7th, 2002 04:00 pm (UTC)
From a daily viewer...
Michael Jeter is Mr. Noodles' brother Mr. Noodles.

Mr. Noodles is played by Bill Erwin. *drooool*
tacit
Nov. 8th, 2002 02:24 pm (UTC)
Re: From a daily viewer...
Ah, i see. (Scratching head)

They just introduced him as "Mr. noodles" in the episode I saw. Perhaps Bill Erwin fills in for Michael Jeter when Michael Jeter is busy selling DEA enforcers to drug lords? (And can you imagine the conversation? "Sorry, I won't be able to come in for filming today...I'm in an airplane over Medellin right now...")
wilson_lizard
Nov. 8th, 2002 03:31 pm (UTC)
Re: From a daily viewer...
kellyannc
Nov. 8th, 2002 03:00 pm (UTC)
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Yes, this is true his is not Mr. Noodle. He is Mr. Noodle's brother, Mr. Noodle and they have a sister, Miss Noodle. Our neice and nephew love the show. Every hores is named Strawberry.
kellyannc
Nov. 8th, 2002 03:02 pm (UTC)
Sorry that word should be

horse.
chastmastr
Dec. 3rd, 2002 09:52 am (UTC)
"it appears that there is slim to no likelihood that Dungeon Dolls would serve as a market substitute for Barbie dolls."

So maybe there is some hope for the world, after all.


Oh, I don't know; wouldn't the world be even better if there was a real likelihood that Dungeon Dolls would serve as a market substitute for Barbie dolls?

"But Mommmmmmy... I want the one with the rubber hood..."
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