Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


19 Feb 2003, 8:36 a.m.

The Audience of One

Two recent exchanges that have left Joe saying, "You're such a freak, but in a good way": Joe: So you know about the Tibetan monks' tradition of ritualized debate? Sumana: I was just reading about …

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14 Feb 2003, 12:40 p.m.

Last night Joe and I went to Cobb's Comedy Club…

Last night Joe and I went to Cobb's Comedy Club and saw Bill Santiago, Greg Proops, and Dan somebody. Lewis. Dan Lewis. We had a ball and laughed our teeth out, and I recommend the …

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11 Feb 2003, 23:27 p.m.

Tonight's open mic went well and badly. The audience…

Tonight's open mic went well and badly. The audience actually came with me when I started, "I'm reading a self-help book. It's called The Prince." However, later I was a jerk and partially enabled an …

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07 Feb 2003, 13:04 p.m.

Linkrot Guaranteed!

The UC Berkeley front page, for today only, prominently features my mug! Pretty jolting.

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07 Feb 2003, 9:34 a.m.

Democracy Now

See, I thought the Apollo audience's input would affect the outcome indirectly, through the filter of somewhat Burkean judges. But no, as one correspondent put it, it was Lord of the Flies, meaning really unpleasant …

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04 Feb 2003, 23:59 p.m.

Her Stage Name is Sumana Somebody

Eventually the statute of blogitations will run out on Adam, Leonard, and Zed, and I'll post an Apollo Night Roundup. But until then, you can read the transcript or experience the photos and RealAudio recording …

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03 Feb 2003, 15:12 p.m.

Bald Ego

The Oakland Tribune featured a wacky photo of me on Friday along with the eerily prophetic "Boo? Yeah". Having never seen "It's Showtime at the Apollo," Harihareswara has been experiencing people saying things to her …

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02 Feb 2003, 9:33 a.m.

Dry T-Shirt Contest

I realized various things I could have done to improve my reception at the Apollo Amateur Night. Upon entering the stage: "Here's the deal: if you give me two minutes, I'll take my shirt off." …

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01 Feb 2003, 1:57 a.m.

Here on Fibber Island, We Use Turbans Instead of Poker Chips

I lost the Apollo Amateur Night regional competition. However, I enjoyed meeting the other performers and the Apollo crew, and I know that my performance did not cause my outcome. By the time I went …

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30 Jan 2003, 23:24 p.m.

Leonard is helping me finalise my act for tomorrow evening.…

Leonard is helping me finalise my act for tomorrow evening. What a collaborator, and in a good way. I'll miss work for the rehearsal, so three-day weekend, yippee. As in previous similar situations, I forgot …

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