October 31, 2003

Dilli Chalo, Beer... um. Drinko

The brilliant thing about being slioghtly tipsy...
you dont careweq if you misspell all the damn words.
Yiou dont care if the woerld sucks
Yoiu dont care if you cant finfish stupid lists like this...

Now, moving on. I'm off to Dilli todaqy. Dilli chalo!!!!

Darya Ganj, here I come. 15 buck vodka shots, here I come. 15 hour workdays, here I come. AAARGH.

While we're on this little trip, I hope your life is pleasant. I hope you're really happy doing what you're doing right now. If not, if its just for the money, or the prestige, or the long term benefits, or whatever, chuck it. Its just not worth it if you are not truly happy.

I hope I can follow this advice. I really do.

In the meantime, there's beer.


Hope to watch 2 brilliant movies today, Requiem for a dream and Dead Man. Dead Man, with johnny depp in it. MY GOD, what an actor!!! Ok, i exaggerate, but still one of the best ibve seen in ages. From edward scissorhands to don juan to nick of time to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Ok, ok, I'M not the one obsessed with the Depp guy. I've got a friend whose dialoogues are 3/4ths johnny depp in POTC. God, he's stranglerable when he goes "Welcome to the Caribbean" for the 113th time.

At any rate, he's a brilliant actor. Majorly

To prove i can still go off on a mindless tangent, here's a link to The Onion, one of the funniest sites on the web that I know of. If you know any funnier or cfooler ones, mail me at george_rohan@rediffmail.com

October 30, 2003

Viva La Free Book Revolutione

Long live the Free Access To Literature Through The Internet Movement! (I'm sure they have a shorter name for it, but what the hell...).
Viva la Revolutione!!

I'm really happy to see so many efforts at preserving works of literature and great books on the internet.I'm even really happier to see that they're doing it for FREE. I love the feeling of mentally flashing the "V" at the the checkout attendant at the local air conditioned-get-out-if-you-don't-have-more-than-300 bucks- flashy bookstore everytime I hit the download button for another Balzac classic.

It's really sad though, you don't get too much post war literature, or even very much immediately pre-war stuff, like George Orwell or Joseph Heller... DIE DIE Copyright Enforcement Pigs!

Anyways, check out these three fascinating places.
1. The Nalanda project (a bit of a pissoff, cause you have to be a member to access some of the cooler categories )
2. The Digital Library of India ( Kinda hard to browse)
3. The Gutenberg Project (So far THE most comprehensive site of this kind I've visited. But again, not so easy to browse.)

AAALeluiah, AALeluiah, Aleluiah, Aleluiah, AAAAALEEELULIAH...

October 29, 2003

This too shall pass... i hope

Greetings bored net users... This is my sorry excuse at an attempt at creative writing... and stuffs. Here, i you are lucky you will encounter potatoes, death clocks, communist flamingoes and other such florid psychedelia. If you are unlucky, you will encounter writing similar to that displayed above...
To begin....
What the hell is the point of this pathetic miseable existence we call life?? Is it...

Scared you there did'nt I?

But no, seriously...
Currently, and I know you dont care, I'm going through a period in my life when I have no idea where the hell my life is.... (Something gives me the feeling this whole "L" word thing is what causes so many blogs to die every day).... So suffer as I totally go off on a tangent and describe a brilliant Tamil movie I just saw a week ago...

Tirunelveli. Present Day. Chaos. Organised Crime (Slightly oxymoronic?). Prostitution. Illegal Booze. Rampant Corruption. Beer and Idli. It is into this fascinating and slightly suffocating milieu that Deputy Commisioner AaruSaamy, IPS steps in.
Brilliant start. Rowdi walks into a wine shop, hungover, asks for a beer, goes to a chai kaddai, asks for an idli, mashes idli into choru, sprays beer into choru (nee idli)...yenjaais. Cut to song and dance scene.Cut to police corruption. Cut to rowdi taking on cops singlehanded and, (Wooohooo)turning them over to the police for arrest.
This is Aarusaamy's entry. At what point? At the point where he arrests rowdi for smashing property left, right and center duri9ng song and dance? At point where he arrests rowdi for totalling marketplace and causing untold thousands of damage while beating up a squad of 6 oplice officers armed with lathis?
Nope. Rowdi=Aarusaamy... "Naan police illai da... Naan Porukki" (I'm not a cop da. I'm a rowdy).

Ok, I dont feel much like talking about this movie anymore, and I'm just about out of time. If you're totally jobless and feel like checking this out, go to this site for a review :)
. What is this site? Hell, I dont know, I just looked for a review in the last 2 minutes so you would'nt get pissed off that I didnt tell you more about the movie...

Bye now.