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    Has Tig gone NUTS?

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    by jdclyde ·

    I think back to the times that I have DARED to tease Tig about one thing or another, and it gives me a cold chill to read the headlines! Wow, have I been playing with fire!

    ‘Tigger’ accused of smacking young fan
    http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/01/07/tigger.ap/index.html

    Tig, I humbly take back EVERYTHING I have ever said that was anything short of singing your praise! 😀

    😡

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    • #2487466

      You’re safe, JD

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      I never worked at Disney World, only Disneyland.

      I heard about this on the radio this morning. Back in the day, your handler was your buffer between you and the guest- the costume can be unwieldy at best and, like the 2004 incident, something unplanned can happen.

      As I understand it, this incident may have been intentional, maybe not. Allegedly, the child had been tormenting the character. People forget that there’s a human in that suit.

      However it doesn’t bother me if you prefer to think I am awesome in my wrath!

    • #2487439

      So, you pushed her over the edge, have ya?

      by w2ktechman ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      Bad Tigger, Bad.

    • #2487435

      Personally

      by maecuff ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      I think it was a wise move on her part. If you’re going to attack another human, make it a kid, they’re less likely to inflict much damage if they fight back..

      • #2487403

        Lol

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to Personally

        I see where you are coming from, but…..

      • #2487365

        Just don’t forget

        by dontknowwhatimdoing ·

        In reply to Personally

        That the most dangerous person in the world is the mom whose child is being attacked. The second most dangerous is the dad of the kid.

        • #2487355

          Yes, I know..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Just don’t forget

          I have a huge mama bear that lives just below the surface of a mild-mannered woman.

          I’m just saying, hitting a kid would be easier because it wouldn’t be much if they fought back, in fact, the younger the better. Toddlers would be a breeze… you just have to make sure the parents aren’t looking. Jeez, do I have to think of EVERYTHING??

        • #2487347

          It would also be better

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Yes, I know..

          if they couldnt talk either.
          then they cant tell. So either break their jaw or make sure that they are too young to talk.

        • #2489635

          See..

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to It would also be better

          NOW you’re getting the hang of it. 🙂

          You realize, that sooner or later, someone is going to get offended. Like the time I suggested that boiling puppies was a good idea. People just can’t take a joke. Who says that kids and puppies should be protected from really bad humor?

        • #2489616

          boiling is offensive

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to See..

          it takes all the flavor out and ruins the texture…..

          Broiling though…. ;\

        • #2489609

          You make a good point

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to boiling is offensive

          Perhaps I should have specified that the boiling is for entertainment purposes only, not for consumption.

        • #2489498

          How Bout

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to See..

          shaving a cat and throwing it in a bucket if ice water???

          Sticking a cats tail in gasoline, and introduce a spark (will it run around like a race car???)

          throw that barking dog on a grill (have a real Hot Dog)

          Maybe more ideas after caffeine

        • #2489296

          Boiling puppies? How sick!

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to See..

          Anyone knows that they are best when flash roasted in a very hot oven after being marinaded in garlic, lemon and thyme.

        • #2489259

          Sorry, Mae. Missed your reply to jd

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to See..

          If it’s fun we’re after then surely a hot griddle plate is best so we can place bets on how high they can jump?

        • #2489196
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          But Neil

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Sorry, Mae. Missed your reply to jd

          Don’t you find the smell of burning fur is a put off? :p

          Besides after the fur has burnt its way into the plate you can never cook anything to eat on it again so you’re stuck with BBQ puppies which eventually gets hard to do as you start to run out of stray neighbourhood puppies after a short time. 😀

          Col

        • #2489192

          Well Hal,

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Sorry, Mae. Missed your reply to jd

          If you shave the puppies first, no burning hair smell.
          Then throw them in ice water so they will not be as upset when thrown on the grill (its warmer).
          Soon, grilled puppies. Ah, yes, Garlic, onion, Lemon, thyme. Also, may I add to sprinkle on peppercorns (lightly).

        • #2489612

          I’m a man

          by dontknowwhatimdoing ·

          In reply to Yes, I know..

          and want to stay that way, so don’t get mad at me! Don’t get T2 involved either! Anyway a toddler is just the right height to do some serious damage to a man. Their head is extremely hard. I would prefer a baby or a teenager.
          Yes you do have to think of everything, I’m a man. Jeez, what a question.

          Edited because Maecuff scared me into misspelling a word.

        • #2489611

          Hey Dontknowwhatimdoing!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I’m a man

          It is always a good idea to never forget that Mae is NICE!

          And don’t worry. We understand that you are a man. As long as you don’t start with the show tunes, we can forgive just about anything.

        • #2489610

          Thanks, Tig

          by maecuff ·

          In reply to Hey Dontknowwhatimdoing!

          I’m glad there is someone out there who understands me. 🙂

        • #2489602

          TiggerTwo, I know

          by dontknowwhatimdoing ·

          In reply to Hey Dontknowwhatimdoing!

          I have a note on my desk that says Mae is nice and you are part of the Purity Squad and the earth is flat and man didn’t land on the moon. ]:)
          😀

        • #2489599

          I don’t know that I would go THAT far

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to TiggerTwo, I know

          Your note should read:

          Mae is NICE.
          GG is the sexiest woman alive. Unless you count Mae.
          JD likes show tunes.
          Never kick a Sleepin’ Dawg.
          HAL has all the answers.
          Tigger needs new socks.

          That should about do it.

        • #2489511
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          Tig you know better than that. :p

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to TiggerTwo, I know

          I don’t claim to know all the answers I just open Airlocks doors or lift doors when theres nothing there to those people who don’t agree with my answers. 😀

          Col ]:)

        • #2489469

          Yes, HAL. I know

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to TiggerTwo, I know

          You are awesome in your wrath too! You’re just sneaky about it.

        • #2489465

          Not Necessarily

          by ganyssa ·

          In reply to Just don’t forget

          I once saw a 7-foot tall Fifth Avenue bar “playing” with a terrified, screaming toddler at Hershey Park. I’d have beaten it to death, but the mom was laughing like it was the funniest thing she ever saw.

          I’m sure the experience will make a therapist extremely wealthy some day.

          *Edited because I have trouble with English grammar.*

        • #2489459

          Hey Neighbor!

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Not Necessarily

          Always good to see another Michigander on here! 😀

          And you EAT the 5th avenue to death, not beat it to death! :0

        • #2489454

          Not so much

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Hey Neighbor!

          The hardest thing that characters deal with is how they are viewed by the public.

          Tigger is fun and bouncy to a 4 or 5 year old, terrifying to a 2 year old.

          A 5th Avenue is a nice dormant thing to a toddler, terrifying when it comes to life.

          Eating all that polyester… well, maybe it is a show tunes thing.

          🙂

    • #2487425
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      Yes I also trembled when I saw that on

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      Every News Channel last night. But as Tigger was having a [b]Bad Fur Day[/b] with his/her/it’s fur the wrong colour I put it down to that being way too red for the real Tigger.

      It didn’t look so bad the backhander that was handed out to the delinquent who in all likely hood derived the slap around but throwing him to the ground and stomping all over him while Tigger Bounced around was just too much. But we all know that Tiggers love to bounce and apparently not even the problem child’s parents realised what was happening. They thought it was part of the act. Even when the ambulance arrived and carried the unconscious child away to Intensive Care in a Serious Unstable Condition. 😀

      Tigger what ever I’ve done to upset you [b]I Didn’t Mean It, It Was A Slip Of The Keyboard Nothing Else I’m Sure That You Understand.[/b] Really! 🙂

      But if you like here is some news that will interest you apparently during the recent Ashes Test Match between the Aussies and the Poms 2 of the Aussies players used Pink Handled Cricket Bats one was giving away several thousand Dollars per century and the other was giving away several dollars per run, he made over a century, to those who don’t follow cricket 100 + runs so there was another couple of K handed out there.

      http://tinyurl.com/yaefxc

      Glen McGrath & Andrew Symons where the Aussies who carried the Pink Handled Bats and where the ones donating the money. Currently there is some talk of the specially made Pink Handled Bats being Auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Awayness Charity to increase the amount of money generated over the Ashes Series. But at the same time both players are talking of continuing to use these bats and continue the donations. So what will happen in the short term is anyone’s guess.

      Col

    • #2487380

      You don’t expect an honest answer do you?

      by dontknowwhatimdoing ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      😀

    • #2487369

      Now that I’ve thought it over…

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      You’re TOAST, JD. I will get you for this if it takes every stripe. You aren’t far enough away!

      Now that I have gotten that off my chest…

      I’ll go back to my usual pacifist nature now. 🙂

    • #2487345

      From everything I am hearing

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      This may be another case of “wardrobe malfunction”.

      The case in 2004 where it was alleged that the character had inappropriately touched a 13 or 14 year old girl was proven to be an error. The gloves to the costume are overstuffed and frankly, I can tell you from experience that you literally can feel nothing while wearing them. One of the first things you learn is to tightly control your movements. From what I have heard, the character simply was not controlling the costume.

      The way I dealt with that situation was to let people touch me, not the other way around. Little kids are annoyingly short and difficult to see in the mask. If I waited, they would interact with me and let me know where the safe field was.

      A note of caution here, JD- before the smart aleck comments begin- when I am wearing an 80 pound furry costume, you may get away with touching. But never forget, I have a handler of my own!

      The thing that is so hurtful is that the character should be separate from the action. “Tigger” did not do anything. The actor did.

      However, JD, it is my considered opinion that you should continue to be VERY afraid…

      😀

      • #2489812

        I can see how

        by jessie ·

        In reply to From everything I am hearing

        80 lbs of furry costume (in 90+ Degree F heat) would be unwieldy to say the least. I say we have the kids’ parents try on the costume and then try to give their kiddo a big ole hug. Make em walk a mile in Tigger’s big furry shoes…

        • #2489810

          Jessie, you are reading my mind!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I can see how

          The only flaw in that plan is that you have to be a certain height and stature to wear the darned thing. Most folk don’t qualify. Heck, I wouldn’t qualify any more- I don’t have the agility or stamina that I had many years ago.

          But I agree- let the average Joe try doing that. They find out very quickly that you can’t see much, you can’t feel much, and you have no fine motor skills.

        • #2489764
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          Actually it looks more like a money grubbing exercise

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Jessie, you are reading my mind!

          The kid only complained to it’s parents once they got out of the park and they where filming the entire incident and thought nothing of it at the time.

          Lets sue Disney or sell your story to Jerry Springer and make money.

          Better still if you manage to do both you’ll just be that much richer and no one suffers in the minds of the money grubbing slime balls who start the complaints.

          Col

    • #2489778

      [i]~carefully pokes head out of the bunker~

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to Has Tig gone NUTS?

      Just got home from class, and checking to see if the coast is clear. ;\

      So far, so good. Haven’t seen anyone bouncing OR walking up the street yet. again, so far, so good!

      B-)

      • #2489767
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        UM JD have you looked up yet?

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to [i]~carefully pokes head out of the bunker~

        Tiggers like to bounce and the higher that they get the harder they can hit the ground and anyone silly enough to be in the way and then bounce higher. 😀

        I knew that my nephews would be good for something they love to watch Winne the Pooh in the afternoon and I get to watch it with them on a few occasions. 🙁

        Col

        • #2489615

          HEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOO

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to UM JD have you looked up yet?

          [i]don’t look up! It is a Jagular! :0

        • #2489553

          no, it’s not…..

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to HEEEELLLLLOOOOOOOO

          it’s a [b] heffalump [/b]

          – or maybe it’s a [b] woozle [/b]

          [I] run away! run away!!! [/I]

          [B] [I] SSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPLLLLAAAAAAATTTTTTT [/B] [/I]

          oh dear.

          too late.

          that Tigger just bounced you!

          ]:)

          :p

          GG

        • #2489516
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          OK GG I’ve got to ask

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to no, it’s not…..

          Why haven’t you replied to my question [i]Do you have a spare bed in your Loony Bin?[/i]

          I really need a break from IT in a place that the people who know me won’t be able to find me easily.

          Ain’t I [b]High Class[/b] enough for your establishment? 🙁

          Come on it’s now 3.37 AM local time & I’m still working if that doesn’t show just how insane I actually am nothing will. :_|

          Col [i]Insert Angelic Emotion here!!!!![/i]

        • #2489310

          You can have a bed with me anytime……. ]:)

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to OK GG I’ve got to ask

          under the terms of the UK Mental Health Act, you’ve been more than qualified for some time now…..!!!

          I can always pull rank in here and get you a bed – would you like to be in the secure unit at the top of the site? Then it’s only a 10 minute walk for me to come and visit you on work days.

          Mind you, with the state of the IT systems in here (don’t ask, you really REALLY don’t want to know the answer 🙁 ) if they realise you know about computers they’d probably build that in as the major part of your care plan…..

          But at least you’d have access to some nice meds to stop you posting to the TR board at stupid o’clock in the morning! 😀

          GG

        • #2489190
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          Sounds Ideal GG!!!!!!

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to You can have a bed with me anytime……. ]:)

          Just provided that JD doesn’t get upset I’ll be in that and No I don’t know anything about computers at all. [b]Honest[/b] :8}

          That was a nasty vicious lie started by someone who was using PC’s when that meant Politically Correct not Personal Computer. But if this helps I did go to bed around 5.00 PM and was up ready for a 8.30 start. God I really do have problems don’t I? :_|

          Secure Unit [b]Yes Please!!!![/b] I hope that means plastic spoons so you don’t attempt to cut your wrists with them and lots of Meds provided so you can watch the paint flake off the walls while you drool down the front of whatever you are not wearing. [i]I need to give my brain or what little is left of it a rest for a while so the few remaining brain cells don’t get too tired.[/i] :p

          As for the State of the IT Systems that’s easy [b]I Don’t Do Medical Work[/b] wouldn’t be good practise to have someone die because I screwed up again. Surely that must count as some small attempt to try to remain part way sane shouldn’t it? :^0

          Besides I learnt this a long time ago when I was at IBM when faced with a computer that doesn’t do as it’s told pout at least 10 gallons of polluted sea water through it while it’s powered up and then you know that it’s broken. You also get a great looking light show as well but you have to follow some basic electrical safety procedures. 😀

          While I’m sure that the techs will appreciate that form of fixing I’m not so sure that the Bureaucrats do. ;\

          Col ]:)

        • #2489475

          Stay with the classics

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to no, it’s not…..

          You just can’t beat the blustery day!

          Sometimes the boys come in and watch it with me even! 😀

        • #2489307

          Don’t you find….

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Stay with the classics

          that you have serious misgivings about anyone who doesn’t “get” a Pooh reference?

          Just before Christmas, I told someone that I was off to play Poohsticks – they didn’t have a clue what I meant. But my boss did!

          Even the (new-to-me) Director came out with a “tiddly pom” line this week…. so now I trust her, too!

          Or is it just me that has misgiving about non-Pooh aware people?

          (Nah. Don’t bother answering that…. I know where that particular post would go! :p )

          GG

        • #2489243

          Did gg really say where pooh would go? :0

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Don’t you find….

          sounds like gg “took it the wrong way”?

          oh my….. :^0

        • #2489237

          Jd. Like living?

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Don’t you find….

          Not only will I get Tig2 to bounce you, I’ll get TechExec to call you an AWEERDSAS ASFDOG too.

          Now.

          [b]BEHAVE! [/B]

          ]:)

          GG

        • #2505812

          I must be gone then

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Don’t you find….

          cause I would do the medical work, knowing nothing about it, and if someone died, hey, I am insane remember!

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