General collection of irrelevant drivel and sporadic venting of spleen, with a dash of intelligent journalism and incisive debate.

Monday, March 17, 2008

At last.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Who is Benny Lava?

Misheard lyrics Part 2.

I found this video on Melody's site here.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007


This blog links to a funky desi Canadian ad for Doritos. Make sure you see the alternate endings as well.

If you scroll down to the bottom of the write-up, you'll see that the guy got dancing lessons from someone called 'Little Superstar.' Now I did not know who this guy was , but there seems to be a entire Little Superstar subculture that has spawned its own parodies.

Check it out. In a Rajnikant movie no less.

Now check out Ron Jeremy(!) in the video below. Though why Ron Jeremy, I have no idea.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Simply indispensable

Both the people who read this blog have asked me why I haven't been blogging. No answer, apart from laziness, I guess....

Anyway, I hope to blog more regularly from now on... Plus the film reviews seem to be back at a new site, so some company for me ;-)

*** Warning: Geeky stuff ahead ***

One thing you may or may not notice is the longish 'Blogs I visit' column on the right has now been replaced by a single Netvibes button. I have been using Netvibes for about a year now, and it is a superb content aggregation tool. It aggregates RSS feeds (similar to Google Reader, Bloglines etc) but it also provides plugins (or widgets, which seems to be the fashionable word these days) for a variety of Internet apps such as Gmail, Yahoo mail, Ebay, Meebo, Flickr, etc. So all the information you are interested in, pushed to you, on one web page, accessible wherever you go. And as is di rigeur with any internet service these days, it is a nice AJAXy, drag and drop UI. Very cool. Give it a shot.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Jack Bauer must die....

Check this site out. from some pretty funny Jack Bauer 'facts'.

"Jack Bauer" is Arabic for "I'm f***ed".
Jack Bauer is the leading cause of death in Middle Eastern men.
Superman wears Jack Bauer pajamas.

and my favourite -

If Jack Bauer was in a room with Hitler, Stalin, and Nina Meyers, and he had a gun with 2 bullets, he'd shoot Nina twice.

Season 6 of 24 is due to be aired in Jan, and after last season's cliffhanger ending, I can't wait. Some minor spoilers in the video.

Repeated mentions of Jack being sacrficed (gasp!). Will Jack Bauer really die? Will Fox really kill off a series that won a a cluster of Emmies last season? I think not.

Update: A 10 minute teaser preview of Season 6 (or Day 6, as it is officially called) at Sky's site.

No spoilers for those who have been followign the story so far....

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Chad overload!

Episode 2 is excellent!

Episodes 3 and 4 are out as well - so much for keeping up with the zeitgeist.


Is it me, or is Chad starting to sound more and more like Arnie?

Thursday, September 28, 2006

I am the K..K..K..King

Saw the trailer on Youtube today.

Looks pretty darn slick. Chases, explosions, action pieces and gunplay set to a remixed 'Arey Deewanon...' instrumental. Nice work.

Of course, I share other's apprehensions about SRK's "interpretation" of the original Don. Just hearing him say 'Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin..." is cringe-inducing. Amitabh was uber-cool in the original, and I imagine SRK will try to outdo that. Indeed, the promos I have seen so far (and the trailer) show him swaggering around with tons of attitude.

Having said that, I have immense faith in Farhan as a director, so fingers crossed.

The trailer also shows a couple of new characters that I haven't seen earlier - Boman Irani in Iftekhar's role, and Om Puri in Om Shivpuri's (!) role. Oh... and Arjun Rampal in Pran's role. WTF?

While on this topic, the music of the new Don is pretty mediocre. I was expecting more from Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, and the only song on the soundtrack that really rocks is 'Aaj Ki Raat.' The Don theme is good, and 'Main Hoon Don' kind of grows on you. 'Yeh Mera Dil' sounds like a bad T-series remix though and 'Khaike Paan...' is marginally better, mostly because of the thumping bassline. Disappointing.

Incidentally, I remember hearing/reading about a fallout between the Bachchans and SRK - allegedly to do with Abhishek's growing popularity. Not sure what the story is these days, but Amitabh could nuke this film purely by orchestrating a re-release of the original Don this Diwali. Of course, this wouldn't do Abhishek and Farhan Akhtar any favours..... Just a thought.

Sidebar. Read Jabberwock's piece here on KANK for his take on the SRK - Karan Johar erm.... relationship. And a comment on this piece here is quite insightful...