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    this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers

    What does Mister Rogers mean? Is he the charactor in the TV series of Mister Rogers's Neighborhood who is regarded as funny, intelligent and eager to help or communicate with curious minds?

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    Bill Gates Is the Most Interesting Man in the World
    He’s everywhere, this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers for the curious and quarantined.


    By Timothy Egan
    “It tires me to talk to rich men,” said Teddy Roosevelt, himself a product of wealth. “You expect a man of millions, the head of a great industry, to be a man worth hearing. But as a rule, they don’t know anything outside their own businesses.”

    Had T.R. spent time with Bill Gates, the polymath who predicted the pandemic in a TED Talk, he likely would have made an exception.

    Source: NYTimes
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/o...?smid=tw-share

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    Re: this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers

    Yes. The writer thinks Gates is similar to Mr. Rogers.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers

    When you use as a rule you are already acknowledging there are exceptions.
    Not a professional teacher

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