How Cookie Has Fallen

A friend posted this Sesame Street parody of the new Hunger Games flick. Qua parody it's cute, but I can't help lament how far poor Cookie Monster has fallen. He's reduced to cross-dressing! And I note that, true to the politically correct promise made on his behalf some years ago, he has to "exercise self-control" and NOT eat a cookie, substituting an alarm clock. Message to small children: it is safer to ingest metal and plastic than a cookie. Yeah, that's better.

I remember the old days when Cookie Monster was allowed to eat cookies -- and was sophisticated enough  for existentialism jokes.

And just for grins, here is a Cookie Monster favorite.