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Topic subjectWon't You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville, 2018)
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730356, Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville, 2018)
Posted by KiloMcG, Mon Jul-02-18 11:39 AM
did i do the post title right? this is my first PTP post i believe.

anyways, did yall see this? i know it debuted at Sundance in January. I searched and didn't see a post. if there is one, my bad.

just saw it this past weekend and thought it was pretty great.

anyone else see it?
730362, so nobody? or was it already talked about haha
Posted by KiloMcG, Mon Jul-02-18 03:03 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhwktRDG_aQ

730367, i'm actually going to see it tomorrow...
Posted by Voodoochilde, Tue Jul-03-18 05:58 AM
Fred was doing some 'sneakily' heavy lesson learning' to us in the most simple kinda way...love that cats spirit & empathy. really looking forward to this...and yep, i'm bettin' i'll tear up at some point, and i aint' even ashamed dammit!




have you listened to
her stuff?
v
https://www.facebook.com/officialmeshell?fref=ts
http://www.meshell.com/site/
http://www.freemyheart.com


RIP David Williams:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Williams_(guitarist)
730369, by the end tears were just flowing down my cheeks
Posted by KiloMcG, Tue Jul-03-18 08:09 AM
and i didn't even bother trying to keep it from happening.

truly a kind, gentle, genuine, caring human. we should all strive to embody some of those characteristics to the level that he did.

and yeah man, he was very courageous in some of the topics he chose to discuss and highlight on his show. it was great to really see it now as an adult and appreciate what he did for children and humanity.
730373, I will... Fred = GOAT of GOATS
Posted by PG, Tue Jul-03-18 11:42 AM
730749, Yep.
Posted by squeeg, Mon Jul-23-18 01:00 PM
730376, Okay, I'll be *that* dude
Posted by BigWorm, Tue Jul-03-18 12:09 PM
Man, even as a little kid, Mr. Rogers creeped me out.

Yeah I watched the show. Maybe I watched it for all the puppet shit, I don't really know. But I do know that there was just something about that smile and that slow, almost too gentle voice of his that made me feel like I would NOT want to be in a room alone with that man. And I was thinking that at like five years old.

I'm glad he's getting his shine though; it seems like he was a genuinely kind soul. Even though it seems like the internet is damn near making him out to be the white MLK, with all the celebrities being outed as shitty people, it's nice to give the spotlight to a inarguably good person--even if said person gave me inexplicable child molester vibes.

730377, i can definitely see it.
Posted by KiloMcG, Tue Jul-03-18 12:25 PM
but he was really just a big adult kid and had an amazing capability to connect with children. that can come across as creepy to some, so i get it. you should watch the doc, may help you work past the creep factor.
730379, I didn't like his show as a kid, but loved the doc
Posted by stylez dainty, Tue Jul-03-18 01:21 PM
I think I was so intent on consuming content I wasn't supposed to that first of all, I thought he was talking to me like a baby, and I was like I no baby, I a man. Also, I think that horror movies and other stuff had already ingrained in me the person who is uncommonly nice is hiding something. Sad to say, but it took me a long time to value kindness as a virtue.

But now, as a parent, of course it's all I want my four-year-old to watch. Luckily, she doesn't seem to be like I was. We actually took her to see the doc and she liked it a lot.
730381, surprised your 4yo liked the doc.
Posted by KiloMcG, Tue Jul-03-18 01:53 PM
surprised a 4yo would like ANY doc to be honest Haha.
730384, It did extend her bedtime by two hours. I'm sure that's part of it.
Posted by stylez dainty, Tue Jul-03-18 05:11 PM
730467, RE: I didn't like his show as a kid, but loved the doc
Posted by Mgmt, Mon Jul-09-18 09:44 AM
I thought he was talking to me
>like a baby, and I was like I no baby, I a man.


This destroyed me. YOu can't be sneaking stuff like this in posts under-handed like that.
730383, "inarguably good person"
Posted by PG, Tue Jul-03-18 03:28 PM
I don't know about white MLK but Fred was one of the kindest gentlest and most sincere folks and he put in work to try and make a difference.
730453, thats the best compliment one could hope to get or give...
Posted by Voodoochilde, Sun Jul-08-18 10:46 AM
when i think about it, thats the best compliment one could hope to get/give isn't it really?

>... one of the kindest gentlest and most sincere folks and he put in work to try and
>make a difference.>

like i said above, Mr Rodgers just seemed like THAT guy to me. Just genuinely trying to do a little something to help in some way, in his own way. Something good. its kinda a shame on US that that kinda thing is seen as being bold, daring....instead of something normal that we all should try to do in our own little ways, but what he was doing was in a way his own quiet subtle little revolution.



have you listened to
her stuff?
v
https://www.facebook.com/officialmeshell?fref=ts
http://www.meshell.com/site/
http://www.freemyheart.com


RIP David Williams:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Williams_(guitarist)
730458, This shit was excellent!
Posted by bwood, Sun Jul-08-18 04:55 PM
Man, I like Fred Rogers even more now. Dude was just trying to make the world a better place through the most optimistic means possible.
730466, yep. awesome dude.
Posted by KiloMcG, Mon Jul-09-18 08:59 AM
>Man, I like Fred Rogers even more now. Dude was just trying
>to make the world a better place through the most optimistic
>means possible.
733529, watched this today and im not gonna lie
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Sun Feb-10-19 07:17 PM
i pretty much cried through the whole thing

733530, also as a borderline atheist
Posted by GriftyMcgrift, Sun Feb-10-19 08:04 PM
i respect the fuck out of this guy and his faith

dude embodied what I would believe a true chrisian to be