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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is out of the way, we have time to focus on real issues: puppet sex. A portion of the Internet lost its mind this morning over next week's New Yorker cover (pictured above). Featuring Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie snuggling and watching the Supreme Court on television, it's a clear nod to the court's decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8. Fine. Cute, even . Except it launched a full-fledged debate over whether Bert and Ernie are actually gay (they're not)
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is out of the way, we have time to focus on real issues: puppet sex. A portion of the Internet lost its mind this morning over next week's New Yorker cover (pictured above). Featuring Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie snuggling and watching the Supreme Court on television, it's a clear nod to the court's decisions on DOMA and Proposition 8. Fine. Cute, even . Except it launched a full-fledged debate over whether Bert and Ernie are actually gay (they're not)
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By Kevin Cowherd | October 19, 1992
There is a school of thought that says a man's sexual attractiveness begins to wane after age 35, but that sure isn't true in my case.Women still find me plenty hot-looking. I took the baby for a walk the other day and I had to practically beat the women off with a crowbar. It was unbelievable. It really was.Even before we got to the park, this one woman -- she was about 25 -- started eyeing me as we crossed the street.She wanted me -- you could tell. She just stood there undressing me with her eyes.
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January 10, 1999
A precious commodityA SIGN spotted in a west Annapolis neighborhood: "Please drive with care. We have no children to spare."Cheryl TanTalent scouts, aisle 5MY FRIEND was shopping in the Pasadena K mart when a woman approached him."Excuse me," she said."I don't work here, ma'am," my friend, a very polite Iowan, responded."No, no," she said. "I was just wondering if you've ever been a model?""Yeah, right," said my friend, slipping into his East Coast persona and attempting to walk away."Seriously," she said, following him through the housewares section.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | May 23, 1996
RECENTLY, MY NEIGHBORHOOD held its first yard sale of the season, during which my wife and I made a whopping $24.33 and got an up-close-and-personal look at capitalism gone amok.The beauty of yard sales is the naked opportunism of it all: You're trying to get rid of your junk. And you're hoping someone's dumb enough to give you money for it.And junk is mostly what it is, of course. Let's face it, you never see anyone selling a nice, four-posted canopy bed or polished wood secretary.Instead, what they're trying to get rid of are those pictures of the poker-playing dogs that they bought at Daytona Beach 15 years ago, when they had half a load on.Or they're trying to unload the Tahitian death masks and electric torches they bought that summer when they decided to try a Polynesian motif in their basement rec room, only it turned out looking more like a Sizzler's than Trader Vic's.
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January 10, 1999
A precious commodityA SIGN spotted in a west Annapolis neighborhood: "Please drive with care. We have no children to spare."Cheryl TanTalent scouts, aisle 5MY FRIEND was shopping in the Pasadena K mart when a woman approached him."Excuse me," she said."I don't work here, ma'am," my friend, a very polite Iowan, responded."No, no," she said. "I was just wondering if you've ever been a model?""Yeah, right," said my friend, slipping into his East Coast persona and attempting to walk away."Seriously," she said, following him through the housewares section.
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By Sylvia Badger | December 20, 1991
ALL THAT SPARKLES: If you'd like to add some sparkle to your holiday season and also help others, here's a suggestion: The Discover Shop at 5911 York Road, which sells new and used clothes year round to benefit the American Cancer Society, has been given 75 new party dresses in a variety of sizes and styles. Velvet, sequins, strapless and spaghetti strap, long and short dresses which range in price from $60 to $120. Those dresses, along with about 225 more bridal and prom dresses that will be sold at a later date, were donated to the American Cancer Society by Jacob A. Klitenic of Modern Formal Wear in the Harford Mall, who is retiring after 50 years in business.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | August 10, 2011
Will the rubber duckie be the best man? The are-they-or-aren't-they gay jokes about Ernie and Bert have a long history. I think an image of them holding hands was carved by early man in the caves at Lascaux. But could the two actually get married? Huffington Post reports today that more than 900 people have signed a petition urging the makers of "Sesame Street" get married. Lair Scott started the petition  which reads, in part, "In this horrific age of LGBT kids taking their own lives, they need to know that they ARE Beautiful and their lives are worth living.
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By Susan Reimer | December 7, 1997
BERT, ERNIE'S roommate on "Sesame Street," is not dead. He isn't even ill.Bert is healthy and he is going to stay healthy. Got that?Because after you are done reading this, all you are likely to remember is that you read in the newspaper something about Bert dying, and that's what you will say to a friend, and the kids will overhear you and go to school and tell their friends that "Sesame Street" is going to kill off Bert, and, hang on, because we will...
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By Liz Atwood | September 13, 2000
A monster of a cookie Cookie Monster can now be found in his favorite place -- the cookie aisle of your local grocery store. Sesame Street and Keebler have teamed up to create cookies and crackers packaged in bags and boxes featuring the characters of Big Bird, Bert and Ernie, Elmo and Cookie Monster. The recommended retail price ranges from $1.79 to $2.79. Bounty on the Shore Summer's nearly over, but there's still reason to cross the Bay Bridge -- fall vegetables. To help consumers find their way, the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Committee has produced a brochure listing farmers' markets and pick-your-own farms on the Lower Eastern Shore.
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By KEVIN COWHERD | May 23, 1996
RECENTLY, MY NEIGHBORHOOD held its first yard sale of the season, during which my wife and I made a whopping $24.33 and got an up-close-and-personal look at capitalism gone amok.The beauty of yard sales is the naked opportunism of it all: You're trying to get rid of your junk. And you're hoping someone's dumb enough to give you money for it.And junk is mostly what it is, of course. Let's face it, you never see anyone selling a nice, four-posted canopy bed or polished wood secretary.Instead, what they're trying to get rid of are those pictures of the poker-playing dogs that they bought at Daytona Beach 15 years ago, when they had half a load on.Or they're trying to unload the Tahitian death masks and electric torches they bought that summer when they decided to try a Polynesian motif in their basement rec room, only it turned out looking more like a Sizzler's than Trader Vic's.
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By Kevin Cowherd | October 19, 1992
There is a school of thought that says a man's sexual attractiveness begins to wane after age 35, but that sure isn't true in my case.Women still find me plenty hot-looking. I took the baby for a walk the other day and I had to practically beat the women off with a crowbar. It was unbelievable. It really was.Even before we got to the park, this one woman -- she was about 25 -- started eyeing me as we crossed the street.She wanted me -- you could tell. She just stood there undressing me with her eyes.
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By Sylvia Badger | December 20, 1991
ALL THAT SPARKLES: If you'd like to add some sparkle to your holiday season and also help others, here's a suggestion: The Discover Shop at 5911 York Road, which sells new and used clothes year round to benefit the American Cancer Society, has been given 75 new party dresses in a variety of sizes and styles. Velvet, sequins, strapless and spaghetti strap, long and short dresses which range in price from $60 to $120. Those dresses, along with about 225 more bridal and prom dresses that will be sold at a later date, were donated to the American Cancer Society by Jacob A. Klitenic of Modern Formal Wear in the Harford Mall, who is retiring after 50 years in business.
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By Thomas Fields-Meyer & Richard L. Meyer | March 26, 1993
IN AN announcement this month the Federal Communications Commission warned that programs such as "The Flintstones" would no longer be considered acceptable as educational programming.Not educational?Who's to say?Which is a better vehicle to teach the value of family and the importance of friendship -- "The Flintstones" or, say, "Sesame Street"?Are Bert and Ernie necessarily better role models than Fred and Barney?Is Big Bird, a friendly oversized fowl, a better teacher than Dino, a friendly undersized dinosaur?
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By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,Staff Writer | August 16, 1992
Louise Taylor didn't cry 20 years ago when doctors said she had severe juvenile diabetes.Not until Christmas.The tears came when her mother took out the flour, milk, and eggs to make holiday cookies and the 7-year-old Pasadena girl understood that she would never taste them again.Today, 28 years old and eager for every tomorrow, Louise Taylor can eat anything she wants.Science and the University of Maryland Medical Center have given her a new pancreas, a new kidney and a new life."I never knew how really sick I was because I never felt good," she said.
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