cookie monster


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cookie monster

(recreation)
(From the children's TV program "Sesame Street") Any of a family of early (1970s) hacks reported on TOPS-10, ITS, Multics and elsewhere that would lock up either the victim's terminal (on a time-sharing machine) or the console (on a batch mainframe), repeatedly demanding "I WANT A COOKIE". The required responses ranged in complexity from "COOKIE" through "HAVE A COOKIE" and upward.

See also wabbit.
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The Cookie Monster used to be one of the best-tasting chocolate cakes in the metropolis.
I am sad to see that Grover, who when I was growing up was my favorite character (or at least tied with Cookie Monster), is now relegated to doing tourism segments, with the occasional turn as an ineffective superhero.
BLUE HEAVEN Nigel (left) meets Cookie Monster SWIMCREDIBLE Dive with turtles, then take in the stunning view from dry land (inset) FAT BOY SWIM Nigel tries DJ-ing after a dip JUST PERFECT Nigel gets ready to go snorkelling with turtles.
But her favorite version of "Call Me Maybe" is Cookie Monster's "Share It Maybe," because she grew up on Sesame Street.
The Cookie Monster thief sent the ransom note to the newspaper on Jan.
"They didn't know my name but everyone was shouting 'come on Cookie Monster'," said Jamie.
SWIMCREDIBLE Dive with turtles, then take in the stunning view from dry land (inset) BLUE HEAVEN Nigel (left) meets Cookie Monster FAT BOY SWIM Nigel tries DJ-ing after a dip JUST PERFECT Nigel gets ready to go snorkelling with turtles.
DRONING on about "happy house", Cookie Monster is getting dull.
It's sparked countless covers by amateur and professional musicians alike (including an (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEsPhTbJhuo) acoustic version performed with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots) as well as parodies featuring everything from (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBM7i84BThE) Star Wars to the(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTIGg3I5y8) cookie monster , and even (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/reliable-source/post/rep-loretta-sanchezs-call-me-maybe-parody-with-summer-interns/2012/07/01/gJQA7i48GW_blog.html) members of congress .
And when he gets to the sandwiches, it sounds like the Cookie Monster has moved in.
Alongside well-loved Sesame Street characters such as Big Bird, The Cookie Monster and Elmo, Northern Irish puppets would be created to promote tolerance among pre-school children of all faiths.
Cook, nicknamed the Cookie Monster, will race for newly-installed Great Britain team boss Alun Rossiter against a Rest of the World team.