Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
As Seinfeld would say: What's up with all the competent…
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 So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it!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.
As Seinfeld would say: What's up with all the competent comedy? On Saturday night I watched some of "Mad TV" and "Saturday Night Live" (sketch comedy shows) and each of them had funny stuff! I don't know what to make of it.
If I ever feel ready for a big comedy project, I'm going to write a parody of the Mahabharata, perhaps in the style of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The Seinfeld bit at the beginning of this entry reminded me of Leonard's idea that Andy Rooney and Jerry Seinfeld should face off in some sort of Old Skool v. New Skool Observational Humor Deathmatch. "Didja every notice how neurotic you are, Jerry?"