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Things We Saw Today: Big Bird Smacks Down Sexy Big Bird Costumes

Things We Saw Today

Big Bird is getting a lot of press these days. Most recently, Buzzfeed revealed Sesame Street Workshop issued a cease and desist order on for selling the above costume and more “sexy” versions of their characters without permission. Update: emailed us to let us know that they considered this post to be using their already watermarked image without attribution and asked us to include a link. They even suggested some html to use! How nice. Here it is:

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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