"Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting master of darkness, unleashed an UNSPEAKABLE evil.
"But a foolish samurai warrior, wielding a magic sword, stepped forth to oppose me.
"Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time, and flung him into the future, where my evil is law.
"Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is AKU."
Melissa, darling wife that she is, bought me the first season of Samurai Jack on DVD. I had only seen a few episodes before, but I have fallen head over heels in love with this show. This might be the best cartoon released in the last ten years, and perhaps the best action cartoon ever drawn. I'm looking forward to the second season now (which I recently purchased at Walmart...)