Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

28 Jan 2002, 8:14 a.m.

Why did I never conceive of a reality TV show…

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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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

Why did I never conceive of a reality TV show based on Phil Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment?

Also: "Mortal City" on Mortal City by Dar Williams is very akin to "Albuquerque" on Running With Scissors (I think) by Weird Al Yankovic.

Also: I'm imagining a remake of Lagaan in which Ralph Nader tries to rally Americans against the political establishment and the outcome hinges on a game of jai alai or something.