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The Late Movies: Graduation Falls

Our only son graduated from high school tonight. In honor of the occasion, here are some of the things that went through my head as we prepared for the ceremony.

Completely off the Stage

And then go on like nothing is wrong.
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The Principal Pushed Him

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Pride Goeth Before a Fall

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It Happens at Preschool, Too

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Making a Spectacle of Yourself

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Watch the Steps

They can be killers.
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Don't Try a Flip

Stunts will backfire in a cap and gown.
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With Added Sound Effects

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A Compilation with Proper Music

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And sincere congratulations to the class of 2012!

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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