Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cy hates that he grew up in the stone age



I was checking out hulu.com during my lunch hour today (because I didn't feel like actually talking to anyone), and much to my pleasant surprise, they added the first thirteen episodes of Exosquad, one of my favorite cartoons from when I was a kid. Nerd time: Exosquad tells the story of an interplanetary war between humans and neosapiens, a genetically engineered slave-race that eventually overthrew their masters, conquered Venus, Earth, and Mars and then became the very oppressors that they had once sought to overcome. This show was the balls. And despite being a cartoon for kids, it also tackled mature themes like racism, politics, and the horrors of war. But mostly it was awesome because of all the sweet mech-on-mech combat action.

But here's my problem: When I was a kid, this show was on at 2:30 in the afternoon, and I didn't get home until 3:30, which meant that I never got to watch it. I saw six episodes during my entire childhood, and still remember how much I loved it to this day. That's how good it was. And every time I successfully pretended to be sick (there were a lot of times that were unsuccessful) just so I could stay home and watch it, I got so excited that, had I been capable of it at the time, I probably would have climaxed the second the opening title sequence started. This was the case with a lot of my favorite shows. Well, not the climaxing part, but me not being able to watch them. Conan the Adventurer was on at 9:00, long after I left for school, and Highlander: The Animated Series was on right after it. The live action Highlander series wasn't on till 11:30 on Sunday night, and I used to get in trouble for sneaking out of my room in the middle of the night to watch it.

This never would have been a problem if technology wouldn't have been so retarded and progressed just 15 years faster than the leisurely pace it set for itself. That's right science, I blame you. If my parents would have had a Tivo or if I could have watched all of these shows on my computer, do you have any idea how happier my childhood would have been? Do you think I'd have a blog where all I did was complain angrily about inconsequential trivia?! Fuck no! Actually science, just thinking about this has made me so angry, I'm this close to joining Bush and declaring war on your ass. You better pray to whatever god will listen that 10 years from now I don't discover that I could have been teleporting around this whole time if you'd only had your act together. Because if that happens, your free ride is over.

2 comments:

crash-dev said...

I certainly hope there is a god out there that listens to science...

All I remember about live-action highlander is Adrian Paul and excessive use of Kansas's Dust in the Wind. Then again is there such a thing as excessive use of Dust in the Wind?

Cy what you should really hate is being raised in the Central Time Zone...Exo-Squad was targeted to the East Coast folks.

Cy said...

Don't forget samurai swords. There were tons of samurai swords. And don't even get me started on time zones.