Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Jokes - Again !!

Well yea after the real serious discussion about some mundane topics not worth much talking too, I decided it was a better idea to have something to laugh about.

Then I thought of putting couple of my pictures. Then I thought it would end up being a 'sad joke'..

So here you go - another round of some fun.

The Devoted Wife

A devoted wife had spent her lifetime taking care of her husband. Now he had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she stayed by his bedside every single day. When he came to his senses, he motioned for her to come near him.

As she sat by him, he said, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what?"

"What, my dear?" she asked gently.

"You're a goddamn jinx!"

Chastity Belt

A man decided to march in the holy crusades. Concluding that his wife should wear a chastity belt while he is gone, he locks up her nether regions and gives the key to his best friend. He tells him, "If I do not return within four years, unlock my wife and set her free to live a normal life."

So, the husband leaves on horseback and about a half hour later, he sees a cloud of dust behind him. He waits for it to come closer and sees his best friend. "What's wrong?' " he asks.

"You gave me the wrong key!"

Tough Love

A dying man smells his favorite oatmeal raisin cookies cooking downstairs. It takes all the strength he has left but he gets up from the bed and crawls down the stairs. He sees the cookies cooling on the counter and staggers over to them. As he reaches for one, his wife's wrinkled hand reaches out, smacks his and she yells:

"No, you can't have those! They're for the funeral!"

Tiff With Riley

''My God! What happened to you?'' the bartender asked Kelly as he hobbled in on a crutch, one arm in a cast.

''I got in a tiff with Riley.''

''Riley? He's just a wee fellow,'' the barkeep said, surprised. ''He must have had something in his hand.''

''That he did,'' Kelly said. ''A shovel it was.''

''Dear Lord. Didn't you have anything in your hand?''

''Aye, that I did -- Mrs. Riley's left boob.'' Kelly said. ''And a beautiful thing it was, but not much use in a fight.''

Rabbi and Priest

A Rabbi and a Priest buy a car together and it's being stored at the Priest's house. One day the Rabbi goes over to use the car and he sees him sprinkling water on it. The Rabbi asked, ''What are you doing?'' The Priest responded, ''I'm blessing the car.'' So the Rabbi said ''Okay, since we're doing that....'' and takes out a hacksaw and cuts two inches off the tail pipe.

Three Nuns

Three nuns decided to quit so they went to the Mother Superior and said, "We don't want to be nuns anymore, how do we quit?" The mother told them, "Do something unholy and come back here in 24 hours." So the nuns left thinking, "What can I do that's unholy?"

The next day they went to the mother one at a time. The mother said tot he first nun, "What unholy thing did you do?" and the nun said "I stole a kid's bike." The mother said, "I guess that will do, go drink some holy water. When the nun did she wasn't a nun anymore and she left the convent.

The second nun walked in and the mother said, "What unholy thing did you do?" The nun replied, "I slept with a married man!" The mother said, "Well, that's sinning. Go drink holy water."

The third nun walked in and the mother said, "What unholy thing did you do?" The third nun said proudly, "I pissed in the holy water!"

Farmer and the Cow

A farmer was in a bar drinking and looking all depressed.

His friend asked him why he was looking depressed and he replied, "Some things you just can't explain. This morning I was outside milking. As soon as the bucket was fill the cow kicked it down with his left foot so I tied up his left to a pole.

I began to fill up the bucket again and he kicked it down with his right foot, so I tied his right to a pole too.

As soon as I finished milkin'' him again he knocked down the bucket with his with his tail and I took off my belt and tied up his tail with my belt.

As I was tying up his tail, my pants dropped down, then my wife came out and well, trust me, some things you just can't explain!

Mexican Smuggler

Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He's got two large bags over his shoulders.

The guard stops him and says, "What''s in the bags?""Sand," answered Juan.The guard says, "We'll just see about that get off the bike." The guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand.

He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only to discover that there is nothing but pure sand in the bags.The guard releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hefts them onto the man''s shoulders, and lets him cross the border.A week later, the same thing happens. The guard asks, "What have you got?""Sand," says Juan.The guard does his thorough examination and discovers that the bags contain nothing but sand.He gives the sand back to Juan, and Juan crosses the border on his bicycle.This sequence of events if repeated every day for three years. Finally, Juan doesn't show up one day and the guard meets him in a Cantina in Mexico."Hey, Buddy," says the guard, "I know you are smuggling something. It's driving me crazy. It's all I think about..... I can't sleep. Just between you and me, what are you smuggling?" Juan sips his beer and says, "Bicycles."

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Abortion - Is that a way out or way that should be avoided?

I would like to know from most what they think about Abortion. For what I am going to put or say add subsequently is how Abortion is done and the after effects. I am like so shaken up right this moment, when I got the mail, I think it is really bad that effort. Honestly, until now I just did not realize how brutal that procedure would be until I saw some pictures, which obviously I am going to put up right here. Reason - if it hurts someone who died, it should hurt and educate the readers who see it.

Sometimes we get so busy and interestingly fanciful about the science involved, that we just forget the real pain to someone who is like wanting to live and walk the space you and I have. I think they deserve to. I had sometime back spoken against the medical procedures for losing the subcutaneous fat and in general all sorts of lazy, my ass procedures that people follow without even knowing what it is like after the procedure. I think half the people who take the operations such as these would not know what it is like in first place - may be ignorant?!?!?!?

I guess I would make an attempt to walk and talk about another scientific procedure -Abortion. I think it is a double edged sword. People get pregnant when they don't want to and as a result when they are like have no where to go resort to this. But the cruelty part here is just what appalls me as much as it is. I have always advocated about killing a child when you just not prepared to raise it. I mean, what is the whole idea in dumping a kid in a trash can and leave it to the dogs or some good hearted souls to take care of the baby after it is born. How cruel can that be?

I had quite recently visited an orphanage in Bangalore where the new born kids are washed and poop cleaned with the same cloth. I know the ewww factor and that question mark sized faces. But the fact is the trauma people go over because of some unplanned and some out of urge sexual activities is unbelievable. May be this is one reason why the Republicans were against the Abortion. But what is the solution if I am going to oppose it? I don't know but I can strongly advocate just for safe sex. How much easy can that get? I am like so saddened and clueless what would be the best way for not having some child when you are just not prepared to. I don't know if there existed any other way other than abortion. But abortion is no peaceful way out as it sounds - as much as I thought until now. May be I would take time to think and relate to what would be plan B for an event like, but the easiest way I can think off is to be conditioned about safe sex. How much louder would people be told? Science can be heartless sometimes. :-( Here's a look at how abortion looks like.

But I think what science has given us is an opportunity to deal with this more as a devil's advocate. Hence it is going to be heartless. Imagine if no one chose this procedure and if we condemned it how many hapless and poor kids would survive the ordeal and come clean anyway? We would only be creating organized thugs. I think sometime we have to go a bit numb - comfortably numb over what medical procedures offer us. I am still not over what I saw in the pictures. But I think we don't have a choice either. Are you going to tell the 12 billion people in the world not to have sex? No not possible. Safe sex? Yea pretty much but not all the time it works. There are failures in successful models too. What if the contraceptive did not do what it was supposed to do? Should the person carry the cross and be vindicated for what happened then? There has to be an exit door? Yea but I feel there could be a more easier, graceful bye-bye to these small guys. I wish...

Be warned, it is going to be graphic.

Ok Pictures were quite graphic and some women readers cautioned me to remove them off so to respect their feelings, I rip the pictures off.

We all are comfortably numb!

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Weekend movie review - We own the night.

Quite interesting that we don't, these days, get the movies that are really new and flashy. This movie is an old movie sometime in 2007 I think. But the story line is even older - 1980's sorts. It is about two brothers in a crime thriller. The world obviously revolves around America, this time it is the New York - NYPD who have a catchline we own the night and thus the movie name !

Now typical movie that it is has one of the brothers as the good guy and the other as the bad one -well not bad really but has a reputation for a bad company as he runs a night club. Two distinctive brothers and the dad is the chief of the cops just to add more glamor. Oh by the way brothers are called Joseph and Bobby. Bobby spends his evenings in a den of iniquity, indulging in drugs, alcohol, and gambling, and his model-like girlfriend Amada (Eva Mendes) is never far from his arm. Their two worlds meet when the father of the two men,who is also a cop, gets together with Joseph to ask Bobby for information about a patron of the club named Vadim. Vadim is the nephew of the club's owner, and also a dangerous member of the Russian criminal underworld. Bobby sides with Vadim, and the tension in Gray's brother-versus-brother potboiler reaches melting point as Joseph goes after both his sibling and his Russian foe. All deliver high-caliber performances throughout, and Gray suffuses the plot with enough twists and turns to provide a few surprises. New York City is perfectly utilized as a backdrop to the action, and the cinematographer manages to get the balance between moody, atmospheric shots and explosive action sequences just right. WE OWN THE NIGHT ultimately resembles an old-fashioned cop film with a little Scorsese-like drama thrown in for good measure, and is likely to gain a following among movie fans seeking retro crime thrills.
Obviously the hollywood flick also has it's saga of turns in the middle, the dad getting killed in a car stunt, brother getting shot point blank (and yet survives!), girl friend leaving Booby knowing he is trying to become a cop(Sad moment), how much the brother,Marc, who becomes the big dog of the cops now wants to spend some time with the family and how much Booby misses his girl friend in the last scene inspite of becoming a captain. Very nicely shot those scenes.

I personally liked the way couple of scenes were dealt with like the car chase stunt was quite interesting and the last couple of scenes. However it is a typical movie where the Hero gets to do everything, like become a cop overnight by clearing the exam (like it is so easy) and the last scene where Bobby enters the burning inferno to take the last shot at the villain to calm his senses - revenge as they call. Other than that it is a good movie watch for the weekend. Retro styled though. I give it a good rating of 8 on 10, for seldom do we get to watch good movies these days.

P.S there is going to be some action in the coming days with 10,000 BC and the Bank job movies. I cannot wait to see Bank Job, it has Jason Statham. My favorite. Well we also have another virus attacking a city movie called Doomsday. So technically more nicer movies around the corner. So can't wait !

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Friday, February 22, 2008

Neva mess with women

The best google ad it seems !

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Why being a boss of a corporation is tough

Well, I just don't have to say much on the topic or do I have to? In the modern,cosmopolitan world leading a corporation is no easy accomplishments. We all see one part of the nice story where chief gets to fly in amazing airlines with just mind boggling service, travelling in the best posh cars, the revenue, the stocks, living in best possible places, eating in niche place, hanging out in cool zones. Wow. Eye catcher and the heart skips the beat when we see this. Which part of the planet have these people come from?

Now, on the hindsight, the other problems that the same bosses face is when the corporation is like starring at the possible numbers that the wall street or Luxembourg bourses and investors don't like, when the corporation stares at possible increase in operational costs, when the corporation faces labor arbitrage, when corporation faces 1001 questions related to media speculation, when products don't reach market and does not attract the market capitalization as expected, when corporation fails to move forward and suddenly begin to run out of ideas on it's existence and finally when corporation forgets the math to make profits instead takes loses and eventually buries itself in a huge pile of debts. Who comes under the scanner then? The same guy whom we saw in the previous paragraph. Isn't it strange when you hear Timberlake singing "What goes around comes back around..".

These are possible trouble times when you are looking for one bull to plough through without much reactions. That gives the employees all the security. Let's rewind a bit the 2000 recession, the 09/11 attack, the labor arbitrage factors came into serious discussions. What employees began speculating anything and everything that came their way, was put to rest by the chief's responses - we stay or we don't. How much comforting it gets to see a brave man, that lonely figure trying to find a way to survive the onslaught. They hardly come down to any other employee. So we would never be able to understand what it takes for a man to stand and stare at the adversity without a blink and come up with assurances about not just a solution to plough through but also surviving. Takes a great guy to do that.

Now these perks would make any mortal so happy but these apart these perks are the bones that keep the shepherd dog, the watch dog happy. And when in adversity the dog not barks but howls loud. It is not just for these situations, but also when the chief deals with people. People drive the show in most corporations and eventually it is the money that works for everyone but imagine if you have to let go someone from their job. Thenormal 9 to 5 job which everyone bitch about and cry out loud suddenly does not exist and we become more vulnerable. Imagine that too when the axe has to fall on the man second to the commander-in-chief! Honestly, people who cry out loud for the money lavishly being given to all the big dogs, should take that quick second to see what they would do?

I took a second. I realize I would never be able to handle that situation. I would never be able to say someone "Sorry mate, Show's over and the curtain closes". I never would be able to do. I am not emotional usually but this situation is grey. It is like not only you hit the other guy underthe belt but also have to stay straight and calm. I was disturbed today as this happened at an enterprise I know. The second big dog was let go off and the big dog was ever so composed in her action and the way it was all set up. I was like, wow, the money they give them is also for handling situation like this. It is so darn easy to get so overwhelmed and just mess it up but I think harder and can't agree more when Spiderman says "With greater power comes greater responsibility" and there is a price for that responsibility which makes it ever so decorated and coveted.

The more I think about this, the more I ascertain myself that I am happy being the shepherd dog and not the big dog because for now though I just cannot bite someone down so hard that they go crippled and become useless in their life ! I also realize that the dogs got to be cruel at some point. As I search around to see how to become hard, emotionless, I am worried and sad ! C'est la vie - Dog eat dog world indeed.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

And the day when the muzik began...

Well nothing around about this but without any further ado morrow is a big, massive day to all those who are truly, madly and deeply head over heels on one another. Morrow is technically the "lover's day" and yea everyone who is into an open relationship they would hang out, the ones who don't want the world to know a thing about their relationship they would hang out, the ones married would hang out together, the ones going to marry would hang out together, the ones in love would hang out together and in the middle are those unfortunate ones who either got dumped or yet to feel love's prima facie and obviously for those who fake it too.

Morrow is not the day that is for people hanging out with girl friends or with boy friends. Morrow is an universal day for those who believe in love. For all those who like to be loved and for all those who are willing to give an unconditional love to all that matter. So morrow is certainly not an another reason to grow a beard !

I am a firm believer on one this - if you are born on this planet you will be loved by someone so unconditionally but problem is either go find that person or wait for things to happen. Either way there is no way this equation that can be made unbalanced.

So to all the bloggers, here is me, wishing you a good and an enjoyable and fathomable valentine's day. Just simmer in the moment and let the love bug ever so gently bite ya :-)

And for the rest have a good day LOL.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Joke time

Oh yea, I have this insatiable feeling when it comes to jokes. So here you go, another day and one great opportunity to take it easy and laugh off. It helps laughing out in this hectic, fast paced life. So here we go without any delay -

Those Lovely Farmer's Daughters

A farmer had 3 beautiful daughters who were getting ready to go out on dates. The first beau came to the door and said, ''I'm Eddie, I'm here to pick up Betty. We're going for spaghetti, is she ready?''

"No," the farmer said.

The second beau came to the door and said, ''I'm Joe, I'm here to pick up Flo to take her to the show. Is she ready to go?''


The third beau came to the door and said to the farmer. ''Hello, my name is Chuck.''

The farmer shot Chuck.

The Cab Driver Goes to Heaven

A cab driver reaches the Pearly Gates and announces his presence to St. Peter, who looks him up in his Big Book. Upon reading the entry for the cabbie, St. Peter invites him to pick up a silk robe and a golden staff and to proceed into Heaven.A preacher is next in line behind the cabby and has been watching these proceedings with interest. He announces himself to St. Peter. Upon scanning the preacher's entry in the Big Book, St. Peter furrows his brow and says, "Okay, we'll let you in, but take that cloth robe and wooden staff."The preacher is astonished and replies, "But I am a man of the cloth. You gave that cab driver a gold staff and a silk robe. Surely I rate higher than a cabbie."St. Peter responded matter-of-factly: "This is heaven and up here, we are interested in results. When you preached, people slept. When the cabbie drove his taxi, people prayed."

The Blonde and the Blinker

Two blondes were driving down the road.
The blonde driving looks at her friend in the passenger seat and asks her to see if her blinker is working. So the blonde looks out the window and says, ''Yes. No. Yes. No.''


A young wife, her boorish husband and a young good looking sailor were shipwrecked on an island. One morning, the sailor climbed a tall coconut tree and yelled, "Stop making love down there!"

"What's the matter with you?" the husband said when the sailor climbed down. '"We weren't making love."

"Sorry," said the sailor, "From up there it looked like you were."

Every morning thereafter, the sailor scaled the same tree and yelled the same thing. Finally the husband decided to climb the tree and see for himself. With great difficulty, he made his way to the top.

The husband says to himself, "By golly he's right! It DOES look like they're making love down there!"

Man, Woman, Sleeping Compartment

A man and a woman who have never met before find themselves in the same sleeping carriage of a train.

After the initial embarrassment they both go to sleep, the woman on the top bunk, the man on the lower.

In the middle of the night the woman leans over, wakes the man and says, "I'm sorry to bother you, but I'm awfully cold and I was wondering if you could possibly get me another blanket."

The man leans out and, with a glint in his eye, says, "I've got a better idea... just for tonight, let's pretend we're married."

The woman thinks for a moment. "Why not," she giggles.

"Great," he replies, "Get your own damn blanket!"

The Local Strip Club

Because Dave works hard at the plant and spends most evenings bowling or playing basketball at the gym, his wife thinks he is pushing himself too hard, so for his birthday she takes him to a local strip club.

The doorman at the club greets them and says, ''Hey, Dave! How ya doin?'' His wife is puzzled and asks if he's been to this club before. ''Oh no,'' says Dave. ''He's on my bowling team.''

When they are seated, a waitress asks Dave if he'd like his usual Budweiser. His wife is becoming uncomfortable and says, ''You must come here a lot for that woman to know you drink Budweiser.'' ''No, honey, she's in the Ladies Bowling League. We share lanes with them.'' A stripper comes over to their table and throws her arms around Dave. ''Hi, Davey,'' she says, ''Want your usual table dance?''

Dave's wife, now furious, grabs her purse and storms out of the club. Dave follows and spots her getting into a cab. Before she can slam the door, he jumps in beside her and she starts screaming at him.

The cabby turns his head and says, ''Looks like you picked up a real doozie this time, Dave!''

Yankees -vs- Red Sox

A teacher asks her students if they're Yankees fans. All of the hands go up except for one student.
"Okay, Bobby. What team are you a fan of?"
"The Red Sox."
"Why's that?"
"Well, my parents are both Red Sox fans, so I'm a Red Sox fan too."
"That's not a good answer, Bobby. If your parents were both morons, would you be a moron too?"
"No, that would make me a Yankees fan!"

Baby Talk

Little Johnny came running into the house and asked, "Mommy, can little girls have babies?"

"No," said his mom, "Of course not."

Little Johnny then ran back outside and his mom heard him yell to his friends, "It's okay, we can play that game again!"

Talking Italian

A bus stops and two Italian men get on. They seat themselves, and engage in animated conversation. The lady sitting behind them ignores their conversation at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of the men say the following:

''Emma come first. I come. Dennis come and Dennis come again. I come again. Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come once-a-more.''

''You foul-mouthed swine,'' retorted the lady indignantly. ''In this country we don't talk about our sex lives in public.''

''Hey, coola down lady,'' said the man. ''Imma just tella my friend howa to spella Mississippi.''

Girl and Dog

A little girl and her dog are walking through the forest when they suddenly fall into a pit. They scramble and scramble but can't make their way out. The little girl yells, the dog barks, but no one is around to hear their calls for help. Slowly, the night sky turns black and they find themselves engulfed in utter darkness.

Off in the distance, the wolves begin howling. Each howl is louder and closer than the last.

The little girl holds the dog close to her chest and says sadly to the dog, "This is the worst mess in which ever have found ourselves, my darling Sparky."

"Yeah," the dog says, "we're really screwed."

"Sparky," the girl says, astonished, "I didn't know you could talk."

"Well," the dog says, "I was kinda waiting for the right time to tell you."

The Aging Explorer

A young reporter went to a retirement home to interview an aged but legendary explorer. The reporter asked the old man to tell him the most frightening experience he had ever had.

The old explorer said, "Once I was hunting Bengal tigers in the jungles of India. I was on a narrow path and my faithful native gunbearer was behind me. Suddenly the largest tiger I have ever seen leaped onto the path in front of us. I turned to get my weapon only to find the native had fled. The tiger leapt toward me with a mighty ROARRRR! I soiled myself."

The reporter said, "Under those circumstances anyone would have done the same."

The old explorer said, "No, not then - just now when I went ROARRRR!"

Grass Eater

A man was riding in the back of his limousine when he saw a man eating grass by the roadside. He ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate.

"Why are you eating grass?" he asked the man.

"I don't have any money for food," the poor man replied.

"Oh, please come to my house!"

"But sir, I have a wife and four children..."

"Bring them along!" the rich man said.

They all climbed into the limo. Once underway, the poor fellow said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us in."

The rich man replied, "No, you don't understand. The grass at my house is over three feet tall!"

Two fraternity brothers...

Two fraternity brothers decide to go sailing one afternoon and become lost. After twenty hours with nothing to eat or drink, one of them spots a lamp floating by. He picks it up and a genie pops out. The genie notices the poor condition of the brothers and grants them one wish between the two of them.

After a lot of arguing over who gets the wish, one of them blurts out, "I wish the ocean was made of beer."

Magically, the ocean turns to beer.

Infuriated, the other guy yells, "You idiot! Now we have to piss in the boat!"

Just A Juggalo

A man is driving home, when is pulled over by a patrolman for a broken blinker. The cop looks into the guys' car and sees a collection of knives in the backseat.

"Sir," the cop says. "Why do you have all those knives?"

"They're for my juggling act," the man says.

"I don't believe you," says the cop. "Prove it." So the man gets out of his car and begins juggling the knives. At the same time, a car with two guys in it drives by.

"Man," says the first guy. "I'm glad I quit drinking. These new sobriety tests are hard."

Working On The Fourth Husband

A woman announces to herfriend that she is getting married for the fourth time.

"How wonderful! But I hopeyou don't mind me asking what happened to your first husband?"

"He ate poisonous mushrooms and died."

"Oh, how tragic! Whatabout your second husband?"

"He atepoisonous mushrooms too and died."

"Oh, how terrible! I'm almost afraid to ask you about your third husband."

"He died of a broken neck."

"A broken neck?"

"He wouldn't eat the mushrooms."

A Helpful Man

A man is driving down the road and notices a car in the ditch. He doesn't usually help many people so he drives on by. Then he notices that a pretty woman is the driver so he goes back to help.

As he is hooking his truck to her car he says, "You know, you are the first pregnant woman I've ever helped out of a ditch."

"But I'm not pregnant," she says.

"Well, you're not out of the ditch yet," he says.

A little boy wrote to Santa ...

One day, a little boy wrote to Santa Clause, "Please send me a sister."
Santa Clause wrote him back, "Ok, send me your mother."

Shirts Off

A woman sat on a plane heading for New York, when the pilot announces that because of difficulties with the plane's engines, he must make an emergency landing.

The woman, fearing that this may be the end of her life looks over to a man sitting next to her and rips her shirt and bra off, and throws herself on him. "Make me feel like a woman again!" she screamed.

So the man rips his shirt off and hands it to her. "Iron this."

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Celebration and think moment

Do we really think when we celebrate when every other part of the body is trying to do something brain is one that is idle and alone [OR] when we think do we celebrate as brain is only organ churning numbers and other parts of the body are idle pretending doing anything. So either way it seems like a mutually exclusive moment. So without much explanation lets get into detail on why we have to call for a toast and celebrate - Apparently this is my 150'th blog entry. Considering how erratic and mindful I can become I have lived longer in the blogville than what I (or for that matter any) would have thought . So now that the moment is starting to sink in, I just humbly say thanks to many readers who found something interesting in what I write and found freedom in expressing what they felt on this purely 'democratic' blog comment page.

With that gone by I had gone to unwind myself in the Leather Bar today and it was quite strange to see the amount of foreigners. As we began to be the guzzlers of what we found - as Ron there call us the 'Guzzler Bear', something suddenly began to run in my mind. In the happy times I was saddened deep within myself. I did not know but I managed to take it easy and tried to recall quick celebrity names who kept popping in and out - there was this fairly not so famous guy there Mahmood in the English Men's cricket team. He was a bomb shell walking and laughing. Now the week that went by ended up being such a hectic and mentally strenuous one, I vividly felt how much we - read all Indians, are still carried away by the color of the skin. Half the people who I meet and talk try hard to talk in English and that disdained Hindi. Because they mistake me for a stranger in the city. When I try to make their life easy by talking the local language they say 'yea it is strange you talk this language' and shot 2, I see another guy from local town with a different skin color and to him things are kept in a different level by the same guy.

So what's with the color that adds more impetus? I mean couple of our Belge friends and I went to some nice restaurants for some quick afternoon bite and they felt so deeply offended with the way the restaurant boy to the manager treated them Vs the rest (now the Indians all in one group). So why are we still such a prisoner to the skin type? How many men ask for "Fair Women" alone for seeking their hand for the wedding? How many dark skinned women appear in ads that typify a product? How many billions of dollars are spent on the skin grafting and rejuvenating procedure? And yet we still face with many hard, unanswerable questions in front of us which we seek to hide them under the carpet of our existence. Several thousand women still want to change over from Dark complexion to Fair. How about trying to change or improve your inter personal skills which would go a long way in getting a mate and not trying to be someone who you are not or never will be. Sometimes we end up chasing that lonely star that never existed which we realize when the youth and our most revered life has just gone by right in front of us.

When we see a darker complexioned foreigners we usually tend to think, "Oh that is alright, they should be here for some surgery!". But when it is a fairer one things change, our perceptions change, our treatment to them change, our behavior to rest change - we suddenly become the only alpha male trying to guard them all. Britishers ruled us several 100 years back and thus leaving this "Stigma" behind that a fair complexioned person is typified as a boss, whether he/she likes it or not. So have you ever had this feeling in you before? Have you had a chance to introspect and see why we pride ourselves when we hang out with the "white" skins [OR] why do we over oblige ourselves to them? I remember a guy at work, whose name obviously I can't say :-), when he talks to folks in Belge he goes so sweet and nice toned and ever so accepting whatever they said and when he got to speak with his Indian team guys he just use to blast them out for no reason or for that matter even talk. Used to feel like a shell from a howitzer gun ! It is like two guys in a bottle and it was the bad guy who was always on the fore for the anyone other than white. So servile, so mindless.Why is this attitude so common in our part of the world? Indians, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Chinese, and the rest of the small insignificant countries in Asia all do it under the pretext of Culture. Chinese did it to their emperors and that act was called Kawtaw! We do that to them all in style and in turn we pride ourselves when 'they' get the work done for real dirt,cheap price and we will never respect human forms within our clan !

I don't like that part of the attitude. Maybe folks have much inferiority complexes to deal with? May be fair or white as a canvas is a good expression in real life too.

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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Beer - Best Commercials

Well without batting the eyelid for one minute, I can vouch that this is one drink I can not live without. I have had a great opportunity in life thus far to travel places and enjoy being part of the local crowd, having a drink and taking it easy. Now my way of hanging out and site seeing is not remotely close to the Chinese or Japs who run amok every where holding their camera. I once remember a Jap was shooting an Airport in the US with his Camcorder and we everyone were tryin their best not to get into his shots.. Man he was all over.. :-) and yea the Indians/Lankans have a better way still - they walk in a big semi circle and make his/her partner shoot them from the distance as they nonchalantly walk by and occasionally look around else where from their otherwise staring at the camera look - LOL. We saw this in Germany and were like so freaking laughing... Now, not that I am complaining but their way of hanging lose is quite different to mine.

I guess, this was my long pending interest to have a list of cool Beer commercials that have come by and the ones that I have tasted so far. Go on, if you still persist, and have the interest to figure out what they are.

So here we go:

1) Bud - Video - 1
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Video collection

2) Tooheys Funny Commercial - LOL

3) Brahma - Video - 1

4) Hahn Beer - Video -1

5) Carlton - Video - 1
Video - 2

6) San Miguel - Cheap Beer lol - Video -1

7) Guinness - Video -1

8) Bierbitzch - German Beer - Video -1 LOL ... LMAO.

Yuengling - Video - 1
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10) Fosters - Video -1
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11) Heineken - Video -1
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12) Tiger - Video - 1

13) KingFisher - Video -1
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Beer Commercials from Down Under - Video link

Oh ! Well that feels so good. Wish they did not have import duties in India !

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Friday, February 08, 2008

Weekend Movie - National Treasure : Book of Secrets

So? Now that is not an ordinary word, more likely that it is the bigger and better word that set the Gates family run along with Abigale and the funny guy, Riley to rush for another treasure hunt sequence. Now, not that I did not like the plot, I so liked the prequel perhaps I knew what was going to happen every time Ben went in and out with the plans like the world was a home for dumb idiots - includes everyone.

This time around the plot suddenly opens up like the director had some sudden pangs of discomfort for setting the plot and taking time to start off. Rather he brought in characters to just say it was ancient America, civil war time and then the ball is set to roll and as a spectator you exactly knew when what was going to happen - Thanks to the earlier part, like I said before. There seemed a distinctive touch of similarity in the start for a hunt, people club in, the agenda, the antagonists, the plot - treasure, the rushed up action to get that and finally the cops catching up with the protagonists to let them go. Man, why am I such a difficult person to please?

Now one thing that,perhaps, I liked most was the car chase sequence. I liked that Merc with rear parking lights feature that the treasure hunters get to "Steal" from no where to take off from chasers. Can you believe it? But it was well shot, if not as good as the Transporter, but still one highlight of the movie.

What pissed me big time was the freedom with which Ben and Riley switch between France, Britain, US and yea talk about the President getting kidnapped and Riley having a sleak finger to get connected to complex networks, internet by connecting an Ipod,Mobile Phone, Laptop, and another s/w device ! Now, why is it that I don't proper transmission on my phone let alone the internet connectivity enabling ability? He is a super hero on that I think.

There were some goof up as well in the movie and that was quite contrasting as well. I wonder how they missed to catch the elephant sized mistake and let it take off between their legs. They talk about an Indian language called Olmec. Basically, it is a language represented by pictures. And I was thinking I heard it somewhere but surely it was not native America as much as they claim. I trusted my Bud Wikipedia and this is what I found - this language was spoken by the Aztec. However, the Olmec people inhabited south-central Mexico, and their language nor culture never reached 2,000 miles north to present-day South Dakota. Therefore, the entire premise of the city of gold is misplaced by a continent. Oh another one, Ben Gates was actually using an Apple Laptop and it was not really turned on because usually Apple lappy has this glowing Apple logo on the screen whenever it is turned on. So yea they thought they would follow the formula used in most of the Indian cinema eh - Empty coffee cups where the hero finds lots of coffee, working on an idle laptop etc etc. Perhaps they took the "Go Green" concept a too personal.. LOL

Another striking point is that Ben Gates says that the Olmecs sacrificed people by using the board like thing which comes in the end of the movie. Actually there is no evidence found in the history where it indicated that Olmecs performed human sacrifices ! So another place where they could have been a bit more guarded I think. I was happy that I did not see the movie like another one with the corn and coke. I was quite anticipating this movie for a long time and what surprises me is the knowledge this "hero" character has. Man, talk about History, Geography, and whatever, our guy is invincible. I wonder if he was such a great guy with such a talent.

I guess that is beyond the conceptualization of the movie. I guess if you like a quick movie with the desi masala look alike and treasure hunt sequence, I think this is a good one to fill your insatiable feel. Though you would get a bout of emptiness and suffocation of over characterization. But it is still OK considering we don't have very many treasure hunt movies.

I would give a thumbs up and a modest 7 on 10 for the movie aficionados.

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