Randomness: Part Deux

20 07 2006

— Long vacations sucks….I am dying to get back to my daily routine life. No matter how much I hated it…its anytime better than boredom.

— I am probably the only person in the world who doesn t have a hobby. Unless you count listening to music and singing along as one. I wish i could read books more. Whenever I do read, its fun.

— Standup comedy is one of the most difficult thing to do. I have seen the works of many standup comics…its really hard to make people laugh.

— Baja Fresh Mexican Grill Burritos kick ass…they are much superior than Taco Bell.

— Roger Federer is definitely one of the greats of Tennis. But, he can t be as good as Pete Sampras.

— I ve bitten by the Orkut bug. I am kinda addicted to it. Scrapping….finding old school and college buddies…its Fun!

— I also have profiles on MySpace and Facebook, but Orkut is the best.

— Welcome back, Sachin Tendulkar!! Show us again that you are the greatest batsman in the world.

— Movies Recommendations- Pirates of the Caribbean, Little Man ( if u liked Blue Streak, you ll love this movie) and Gangster (Hindi)

— Music Recommendations – Omkara (Hindi)

— The top 5 things not to say to a cop when he pulls you over
1. I can’t reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Hey, you must have been doing 125 to keep up with me, good job.
3. Is it true that people become cops because they are too dumb to work at McDonalds?
4. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
5. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there is no other cars around, that’s how far they are ahead of me.
But My personal favorite is “Officer, I am driving on the freeway for the first time.”

— Quote for the month : “I’m a great quitter. I come from a long line of quitters. I was raised to give up.” –George Costanza


Amazing Standup Comedy by Gabriel Iglesias

18 07 2006

You have to see these videos. This guy is truly amazing….his impressions, voices and sound effects are superb. His opening joke is “The 5 kinds of fat”: Big, Healthy, Husky, Fluffy and “DAAAAAAAMN!” He calls himself the Fluffy kind.

He was one of the finalists in the current season of Last Comic Standing but was eliminated due to violiation of some of the rules. I believe he would have been the winner of the show, had it not been for his rule violiations.

Chk out his amazing piece of work in NYC.

Clips from the show “Last Comic Standing

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Mind of Menica — 11 Heaven Convienence Store Clip

12 07 2006

This is very funny clip from the Mind of Menica Show on Comedy Central.

Dee Dee Dee!!!!

Mumbai Blasts : An NRI’s view

11 07 2006

I think this article in Rediff.com pretty much sums up how everyone from Mumbai currently in US or anyother country feels.

If you live and work in the US, but were born and raised in Mumbai, you may understand my feelings.

Death is never pretty. But, when it comes in the form of seven bombs that rip through passenger trains at rush hour in your hometown, the word ‘gory’ takes on new meaning.

The blasts occurred between 6 and 6.30 pm in Mumbai. Latest estimates indicate 150 dead, with several hundred injured, most of whom are critical. Train services have shut down and local telephone lines are jammed. The day may have ended, but the trauma has just begun.

As a Non-Resident Indian, this is a strange feeling. You want to help, but the only thing you can do is make a few phone calls. You want to feel sad, but you are too far away to know what it’s like for an official standing in the middle of mangled bodies at dinnertime. You want to curse the ‘system’, but it is no longer yours to curse. In essence, you feel helpless.

I know I do.

There is nothing I can do, and it hurts. Perhaps this could have been prevented, perhaps not.

Having said that, who am I to blame anybody, considering I no longer live in my own country? I have no authority anymore to criticize the way things work in Mumbai, because I now watch events on CNN and only check rediff.com once in a while. I admit — I can’t remember the last time I saw a Hindi movie or cooked a traditional Indian meal. I live like a foreigner and do not know what is going on in my city. The only time I sit up and take notice is on a day like today.

It is sad and, perhaps, shameful. It fosters a feeling of guilt. All these feelings exploded today and made me realize that you can take a man away from his city, but you cannot take the city out of the man. I speak for myself when I say that, as an NRI, Mumbai is an integral part of who I am, regardless of where I live.

Mahatma Gandhi once said “A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else”.

If there is anything you or I can do to ease the pain for Mumbai, we should. If that means taking some time off from work to call or e-mail old friends and relatives today, so be it. If that means sitting still and praying for the dead and dying, so be it. If it means recognizing the simple things we take for granted every day, so be it.

And, if it means remembering you are an Indian, and should feel India’s pain (just as you have enjoyed India’s nurture and education before moving to another country), so be it.

Find Me Guilty – Movie

6 07 2006

If you love court room drame movies …then you will love this movie “Find me Guilty“. It s got quite an unusual lead actor Vin Diesel in the title role of “Jack DiNorscio” one of the Italian Mafia guys who decided to defend himself in the longest mafia trial in American History. Quite a daring selection I would say. But, Vin Diesel dazzles in the title role and looks the part to the T.

The success of the film hangs on every single line that Diesel delivers. There is conviction and sincerity in his delivery. Here is a character that has a tarnished background, ultimately finds an outlet for a new perspective in life, and runs with it. Eventually, we get to discover he is a more powerful force than we expected.

A must-see I would say.