Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
Puns, nuns, and MUN
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
Happy birthday, In Passing!
In other news: thoughts scrawled in my notebook, also in passing, mostly wordplay.
I think that I shall never see
An Indian character on TV.
I saw a few ads on TV for "Paramount's Great America" (a theme park/carnival sort of thing near San Jose, northern California) yesterday. Oh my goodness, Asians! What the dilly, as Breakup Girl would say? My goodness. Just give me one non-Apu, non-Asok, non-accented Indian character on a mainstream television show. Preferably "The West Wing" or "Law and Order." I'm thinking a judge, like Judge Marilyn Patel (on the Napster case, here in California).
If the Popemobile was like the Batmobile, bout Robin be a Cardinal?
Words that can be funny when you confuse them:
You can't spell "vaudeville" without "evil."
I once thought of joining the Model UN. But the UN is already so weak that if I want to playact, I'll join the real thing.