I don’t think I’d be too far out of line if I said that we all have little fits of nostalgia now and then. And what better way is there to fulfill these odd urges than by jumping online and finding all those old videos on YouTube, toys on eBay, and DVD collections on Amazon?
So it was that I find myself browsing Amazon the other day, looking at old cartoons. Something I’d read that morning reminded me of an old cartoon I’d enjoyed as a kid, Doug, and I wanted to see if anyone ever got around to putting the series on DVD. This was one of those times when a mere search would satisfy my curiosity; no purchases were to be made.
As soon as Amazon appeared in my browser, I typed in the word “Doug” into the search bar, and a few moments later was looking down a long list of cartoons and shows, many of which I remember watching in my youth.
The list read like a lineup of classic Nickelodeon shows: Doug, Ren & Stimpy, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, The Adventures of Pete and Pete, Rugrats, Losing Control, The Secret World of… wait, ‘Losing Control’?
I find this completely hilarious. Right smack dab in the middle of a bunch of cartoon DVD collections is some random adult DVD, which I can only surmise is there because one of the actors is named Doug Jeffery. A page or two down, the same search also yielded a Girls Gone Wild video, which apparently included “commentary” by comedian Doug Stanhope.
Maybe all those Bing commercials are right – perhaps we are indeed suffering from Search Overload Syndrome.