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Social brainstorming

To celebrate my recent acquisition of "Pinky and the Brain" and "Animaniacs" DVDs, I have had an idea for a weekly social occasion. It may even be a good idea! I'm not sure :)

Saturday morning cartoons! I've got enough animated series on DVD now that I can show a lot of stuff on a one episode per week basis... Start with Animaniacs, advance to Simpsons, and as the morning advances get some Justice League and The Tick, add in Lost Universe (the anime starts to creep in). Get Danger Mouse involved, maybe toss on Roughnecks (the Starship Troopers (The Movie)-based CGI animated TV series) and Reboot. If I could borrow Last Exile from some friends, we could cap it off with the anime series that I actually want to see more of at this time.

Ok, this isn't really going to happen, but it seems to me that a TV-viewing fun time should have a schedule to it like Saturday morning cartoons, and people can come and go as they please... I suppose it might be better to put like things together, so people can show up to just what they want to see, but ... it feels to me like that might reduce the social aspect of it.



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Jul. 30th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Maybe not weekly, but you could totally do this as an one-time or occasional Sunday brunch. Have people bring a brunch food to share (Cap'n Crunch seems appropriate here), and everybody watches cartoons. :-)
Jul. 30th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)
Just not actually saturday morning.

I hear tetazoo is doing this now, too. Cartoon watching seems to be in the air.
Jul. 30th, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh, and a more substantive answer. I've been considering having a Come Over Sometime day. Various parts of my friends circles have established Parties Around A Social Event on mondays and thursdays now. I just don't really have space in my schedule for that, you know? It's still a neat idea, and I'm glad to see it happen.

Soon, we'll start leaving calling cards and bending the corners and stuff. Established Social Event Times is a very victorian thing to do!
Jul. 30th, 2006 02:57 pm (UTC)
Why do you say that "this isn't really going to happen"? I think it's a great idea, and if I had enough places for people to sit I'd want to do something like this, too. Again, maybe not every week (I travel too much for that). But as others have said in their replies, this is a very common social thing to do: well-defined social event times. You should totally do it!
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