Today, I read Tomasino's update on
looking back into the details of
Tomasino's move and since then I've
been spelunking through the depths of
you haven't dug into the Tomasino
archives, I highly recommend it.
Gopher is definitely a form of
asynchronous communication and I don't
think it gets any more asynchronous
than this. I stumbled across a phlog
Tomasino discussed the impact of a TV
not knowing the characters. I remember
n to watch it. It's hard to believe
that my parents let me watch the show
at that age, but they did. I watched
t as I grew up and after it ended in
Then, when we went to Maui in May, it
to watch it again. Since then, I've
been re-watching it online, from the
When I think about where I got my
values, that show had a major impact.
Hawkeye Pierce (perhaps minus the
as Tommy Douglas, Jesus Christ, or my
Grandmother. I will never be a
militarist. I will always be cynical.
feel trapped in a situation not quite
of my own choosing....
That outlook, I think, stems from
those M*A*S*H scripts and hours of
exposure to the ideas of whoever was
university, I learned many things, but
analytical, and humanitarian outlook
fostered by the social commentary at
the heart of M*A*S*H was as
anything I read for my classes.
Somewhere, in some phlog entry,
Tomasino mentioned Joseph Campbell and
true." I think I would add that when
t comes to our personal experiences,
all myths are equal. We each carry a
ethics absorbed unintentionally from
every bit as strong as the 'official'
mainstream mythologies (be they
otherwise) foisted upon us by our
Tomasino's universe of saints includes
Ed, Marilyn, Shelly and Holling. That
of way. For me, it's Saint Sherman,
Saint Radar, and Saint Margaret. Amen.
By the way, if you're too young and
you haven't watched M*A*S*H or
Northern Exposure, holy hell you're
lucky. Start watching!