Clash of the Elmos: my NEW Taki’s piece

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When fanboys complain of some Hollywood mogul “raping their childhood,” they usually mean George Lucas tinkering with Star Wars again or Michael Bay helming a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Did even the most twisted and cynical among us ever imagine harmless, childlike Elmo ending up as the butt (as it were) of lame fisting jokes?

And the bits keep on writing themselves. Did you hear the one about Elmo getting a Penn State T-shirt?

My sense of humor is as sick as they come, but does anybody else sometimes miss the days when every other news story didn’t sound like the punch line to an unfunny comedy routine?

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