Remember When I Started This Blog?

Today marks exactly two years since I started this blog.  So to celebrate, I’m re-posting the very first post I ever posted here.  I read it now and feel that I have come a long way.  I hope you’ll agree.  – MK

Do you remember Beavis and Butthead, that cartoon on MTV?

I do.

It was spring and I was in ninth grade.  A friend of mine quoted some dialogue at the lunch table one day.  I watched the show that night and thought it was the funniest thing I had ever seen in my life.  It was on at 9:00 or 10:00 p.m., I believe, and I started taping an episode every night on the VCR.  The characters spoke to me.  I too was a young man who saw the world divided into things that were cool and things that sucked.

One time my mother watched the show and forbade me from watching it anymore.  I had to watch and tape in secret.  I figured out how to tape the show without the television being on.  I would bring the tape to a friend’s house and we would watch it and laugh and I would think to myself, “This show is never going to go out of style.”

The two main characters spent a lot of time watching television.  Whenever an image of fire came on to their screen, they would shout, “Fire!  Fire!” not in alarm, but in excitement.  I too was excited by images of fire at that time.

Parents were outraged.  Educators were disappointed.  Congress got involved.  The “Fire! Fire!” got edited to “Fight!  Fight!” which did not make any sense.  Until that time I had thought censorship was something that happened only in places like the Soviet Union.  Now I knew the truth.

A few years ago while I was cleaning out some old boxes of stuff, I found my tape of Beavis and Butthead.  It was marked with a simple “BB” so that my mother would not know what it was.  I dusted off the VCR and popped in the tape.

You know something?  It was still funny.

Heh heh.  Huh huh.

14 thoughts on “Remember When I Started This Blog?

  1. I’m all verklempt. I didn’t realize I was one of your original stalkers. I mean, followers. Do you remember how I fell in love with you for a little while? That was fun. Congratulations! I’m still in love with you. 😉

  2. Happy Blogiversary! I never watched Beavis and Butthead, but I was certainly treated to all of the jokes by my peers. 🙂

    Thank you for brightening the Blogosphere, Mark. I can always count on your posts for a thoughtful smile.

  3. Happy 2year Blog Anniverary! Beavis and Butthead, was your openner huh? Admittely, they always got a laugh out of me for sure. It’s great that you’ve extended to so many topics that brighten my day and continue to make me chuckle. Cheers for the next year of fun!

    Huh huh huh huh, she said “extend” 🙂

  4. Happy 2nd Blogiversary, Mark! Beavis and Butthead have always made me laugh, and I imagine that if I were to watch an episode today, I would laugh as hard, if not harder. I certainly can ALWAYS use a giggle!

    Congrats and keep up the great writing!!

  5. I remember watching Beavis and Butthead with my uncle who is a police detective. He and I both thought the “Fire, fire” was hilarious! Happy two year blogiversary!

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