Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I am somebody ('Sesame Street' Wednesday)

'Sesame Street' thinks positive.

Oscar the Grouch doesn't, but the rest of 'Sesame Street' is a good foil for the ol' Osk's uproarious antics.

And 'Sesame Street' in the '70s was far more uplifting than the bland, cutesy offerings of today. It made kids feel good about themselves. In those days, a smile was genuine, and not a mask that hid pent-up feelings of anger and frustration.

In fact, Rev. Jesse Jackson teamed up with 'Sesame Street' in 1971 to give this inspiring pep talk:


Jackson was later known for his presidential campaigns in 1984 and 1988. Most readers of my blog agree that Jackson would have been a much better President than Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, who won these respective elections.