Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

21 Dec 2002, 22:02 p.m.

Flashback to AcaDec

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My flatmate is watching Saturday Night Fever (IMDB entry). I heard, on the soundtrack, "Night on Disco Mountain," which reminded me of good old "Night on Bald Mountain" from my Academic Decathlon days in high school.

Watching prime-time TV requires me to say "What?!" about every thirty seconds. This last commercial break was no exception. Some ABC ad for The Music Man convinced me to watch it and then nearly convinced me not to watch it. Then, I found out, it's "Coming in February." February? I'm supposed to make room in my head for a Television Event two months from now? Who knows where I'll live, or how many civil liberties I'll have lost by then? Rights come and go, TV grinds on.