Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

19 Apr 2002, 9:27 a.m.

Okay, Margaret Cho had a particular history and has a…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.

Okay, Margaret Cho had a particular history and has a particular personality, and that's part of why people like her. But to me, that gag gets old fast.

I worry that I can't be a very good writer or comedian until and unless I have a terrifically messed-up personal history.

On the up side, I'm listening to the title track of Rockin' the Suburbs, which never fails to cheer me up.