Cartoon Tuesday: Don’t Walk (?)

If you’re in need of a little comic relief today, try this seemingly subversive pro-jaywalking message from the Muppets.

  • Yes, this is why so many of us youngins were socialized to think walking was the source of much grief. Then again, we didn’t really want to get married when we were 5.

    Wow.. a 2:49 pedestrian dwell time? Time to get a new city engineer.

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