How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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television ain't all bad...

While listening to "In the Garage" by Wheezer, I flashed back to a show I haven't seen in far too long. It started on NBC, but wasn't mainstream enough to cut it, and ended up in obscurity on FoxFamily of all things- feh.

Anywho, the show was "Freaks and Geeks," and it is about a brother and sister and thier two groups of friends, in the early 80's- he's a high school freshman and a geek, and has geek friends. She's a senior, and is friends with the rebellious freaks.

It is one of the few shows about social rejects that doesn't get saccharin. It gets cute on occasion, and is often sensitive, but it's not serious. More honest to reality than alot of other things on television.

Cute example: The brother has a thing for a really cute girl, so he brings her out to shoot off model rockets.

It also happens to be the ONLY fictionalized accounting of roleplaying that portrayed it in an even light, not as something to be laughed at. That was actually a really cool episode, the school bully was punished by being sent to the AV squad (where of course the geeks hang out), and they ended up turning him on to D&D. It was rather amusing.

Sorry, just had to flash back to that. My media culture moment is over. Pax.

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