12 May 2004

Futurama reference

OK, no one's gonna care, but I'm throwing this out anyway.

In tonight's (TiVoed) episode of Futurama, "My Problem With Popplers," we find out that Lela's first name is Turonga.

No so much interesting in itself, but I think it's a weird reference (for no apparent reason) to Olivier Messien's orchestral work Turangalīla-symphonie which the ASO just performed. It's like one of the major works of the 20th century, so listen to it if you get the chance. We were in NYC that weekend (rats).

I know, I know ... you'll find any number of coincidences if you're looking hard enough, but isn't that kinda weird?

[ posted by sstrader on 12 May 2004 at 9:37:22 PM in Culture & Society ]