Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

26 Nov 2002, 14:20 p.m.

What's fun? "Schnitzelbank", "Gunga Dot", and a few other…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

What's fun? "Schnitzelbank", "Gunga Dot", and a few other nostalgia bits from this Animaniacs lyrics page. Another related fun thing, which will only make me want to watch Freakazoid! again: The Freakazoid Cultural Reference Guide. "Ricardo Montalban is the voice and physical inspiration for Armondo Guitierrez ... Guitierrez's big speech combines several of Khan's speeches from Star Trek II. ... 'He tasks me ... The moons of Snibia ... I chuckle at thee! ... Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins'..."

In addition, this Japanese site is the only result for Googling "only broadcast on this station," a phrase from the opening scene of Ultimate Muscle. "Big bad boys from outer space, here to body slam the human race." Yes, it's a cartoon about aliens fighting humans (or other aliens) for galactic domination, in the wrestling ring, and it's oddly compelling (more).

Oh, and last night I ran across Mr. Rogers slash and Full House slash, and also last night Anirvan suggested Lincoln-Douglas slash. Maybe I should write some slash; as I witness in mystery and romance and pulp, the formula sometimes frees writers to experiment. I could use some structure for my fictional experimentation. The greatest danger is in feeling silly.