Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
No, I Don't Own A TV, But Humor Me Anyway
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Not only did I miss "Ultimate MUSCLE" this morning, I also don't think I'll see "America's Test Kitchen" because KQED has some Nick Stellino marathon going. Public TV/radio fund drives remind me that Salon's model, with DayPasses and seven-day trials and whatnot, is much less aggravating for the paying customer, because on PBS even paid members have to hear the guilt trip.
In other Saturday morning TV news, Cam, the underused geeky sysadmin for the Power Rangers Ninja Storm, went back in time to retrieve a powerful amulet to save the universe. Now he's a Green Samurai Ranger. Oh, and he's the son of the Power Rangers' sensei, who at some point tranformed from human into a guinea pig. The current story arc is as close as Power Rangers will probably come to having an entire spinoff show centering on Cam, so I'm a happy camper.