what it is: hateful elmo
where i found it: times square via the new york times
There are a lot of Spider Mans and Cookie Monsters and Elmos roaming around Times Square trying to make a buck. Word has it though that a hateful maniac has been hiding inside one of the Elmo suits, harangueing passers by about illegal immigrants, the jew and all other manner of evil. Where the tiny line between maniac and genius gets highlighted, though, is that it has been extremely difficult to catch him, because he looks identical to all the other Elmos. So you never know if you'll get a sweet and high sqeaky voice to thrill your kids or a livid guy screaming at you about your many and obvious shortcomings. I wish so much that I had thought of that.