Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nightmare on Sesame Street: Elmo Assaulted

It's hard not to laugh about someone sucker punching a big, furry version of a Sesame Street character, but the guy inside the suit was real, and so was the flake who assaulted him. My own opinion is that as soon as "Elmo" left his work area, he should have removed his costume because it hampered visibility and movement.

He should have done this, not just for tactical advantage, but as a general safety measure to enhance alertness. Reduced visibility increases the danger of tripping, bumping into objects, etc.

Also, note that he says that after he removed his impediments, the attacker charged him, and he was able to divert the attacker's momentum into a stationary object. Headlong charges don't happen every day, but when they do, think, "Bullfight!" (Ole!)

Here's a news clip of the incident:

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