February 10th, 2012

How a B.E.M. Ate Your Mother

A colleague says he has just started watching The Big Bang Theory and is getting very confused, as he put it Leonard (*) is single, going out with Leslie, going out with Penny and going out with Priyah. It must be rather confusing, it is harder to tell than with How A B.E.M. Ate Your Mother because obviously (a) some of them look much younger in the earlier series, they seem to have aged a lot (*) and (b) the later series take place after Earth is conquered by the eponymous B.E.M.s and mankind is enslaved.

Did you know that Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) really does have a Ph.D. in neuroscience? And was the star of Blossom? I think I watched about one episode of Blossom, my dim recollection is that it was shown the same spot as My Two Dads WHO ARE NOT GAY (***). I am watching an episode of Blossom on Ute Tube. I am really failing to get it, the laugh track audience are obviously seeing something in it I'm not. I don't think I would have guessed it was Amy but I am not very good at this recognising people thing.

I was possibly going to write about something more profound than sitcoms.

Meanwhile, as I said on Twitter "prediction is hard, particularly about the future". The juxtaposition here amused me http://www.futuretech.ox.ac.uk/events

(*) why do I keep thinking of Leonard as Lawrence?
(**) not as much as some of the cast of Friends did, but I believe there were Reasons (TM) for that, but I don't care enough to look them up.
(***) See the credits for the important WHO ARE NOT GAY subtext http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHXeo57xj3k