September 28th, 2010


The thing I learned today

OK, the two things...

toren_atkinson mentioned that today marked the release of the DVD of Thundarr the Barbarian: The Complete Series.

Wikipedia informs me that Ookla the Mok is named after my alma mater:
The name Ookla actually comes from University of California, Los Angeles (commonly known as UCLA). Gerber and friend Martin Pasko were having dinner in the Westwood area one night during the time Gerber was writing the bible for the series. Gerber commented to Pasko that he had not yet decided upon a name for the Wookiee-like character the network insisted be added to the series, over Gerber's objections. As the two walked past the gate to the UCLA campus, Pasko quipped, "Why don't you name him 'UCLA'?"

He is dressed for the Undie Run.