It’s the weekend open thread!


by Leon
24th June, 2006 at 4:00 pm    

So what are you good people doing inside on the internet?! The weathers lovely, there’s no working (uni or otherwise) and a ton football to watch in bars, parks etc! Me, I’m going to relax and go see a few friends, what are you peeps up to?


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  1. SajiniW — on 24th June, 2006 at 5:00 pm  

    Hey Leon!

    I’m revising :(

    Exams over next week though!

    x

  2. Leon — on 24th June, 2006 at 5:02 pm  

    Oh dear, forgot about the plight of the exam ridden…I feel your pain my other half is deep in revision land as are her friends. No freedom for them till mid August…

  3. Rohin — on 24th June, 2006 at 5:35 pm  

    Hahahahaha.

    Hahahahaha.

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    Sorry, that’s just me laughing at Sajini. I’m doing what I’ve been doing for 2 weeks…chillin’ ;) And trying to gross more people out with pics of my hand. I’ve got the videos of me now – but they’re a bit hard to convert and put online. The first few are me hyperventilating in intense pain and then the next vid is five minutes later, post-nitrous oxide. Suddenly I’m smiling, talking about the Nikkei and Cambiasso and wearing a paper bowl on my head, which I doff to nurses who enter because “I’m a gentleman”.

    And people say drugs are bad.

  4. Sunny — on 24th June, 2006 at 6:36 pm  

    Guess who is back in town!

  5. raz — on 24th June, 2006 at 6:46 pm  

    How’s this for a laugh:

    SUNNY HUNDAL – TRAITOR TO THE SIKHS!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.sikhsangat.com/index.php?showtopic=19175&st=0

    It seems that, not content with becoming Pizza Huts public enemy No. 1, the Sikhs are after Mr Hundal’s blood now as well!

  6. nush — on 24th June, 2006 at 7:00 pm  

    hello all, welcome back sunny!

    ro- are you ok? i have an injury roo but im not sharing mine! local anaesthetic is a b$tch when it wear off! but pain killers are my salvation :)

  7. El Cid — on 24th June, 2006 at 7:01 pm  

    Think of me on that plane to New York on Sunday, fretting over the what the England score might be, and flying back to blighty on Tuesday in bits over what the Spain score might be me. Sounds glamorous but it ain’t. One and half days in NY to cover a frigging conference, only to arrive in London on Weds at 6 am to cover another one in London. I mean what’s the fucking point?
    I said to them; Jews don’t work on the sabbath, Moslems don’t eat pork, Sikhs wear a turban. and I have to watch the World Cup! It’s not fair. No matter how unprofessional I try to be I get hit with these damn curve balls. :(
    Any tips — can you get much of a signal for digital radio over the Atlantic? Sunny, you’re a jet setter — what’s the coup man?

  8. nush — on 24th June, 2006 at 7:02 pm  

    btw raz nice link!

  9. El Cid — on 24th June, 2006 at 7:10 pm  

    not a bad photo too

  10. Sunny — on 24th June, 2006 at 8:01 pm  

    Rohin – man you scared me with those pics of your thumb!

    Raz – haha! I love getting slandered on Sikh/Hindu/Muslim forums. I’m planning to write an article about this too.

  11. Sunny — on 24th June, 2006 at 8:03 pm  

    On page 3 someone called Randip singh says: “I am sure Sunny is laughing his head off reading this post. :(

    Yup, he got it in one.

  12. Desi Italiana — on 24th June, 2006 at 9:06 pm  

    El Cid–
    “I said to them; Jews don’t work on the sabbath, Moslems don’t eat pork, Sikhs wear a turban”–

    Yo, don’t forget to throw in us Hindus into your potpourri : Hindus don’t eat beef.

    Honestly, where’s the love? :)

  13. Bikhair aka Taqiyyah — on 24th June, 2006 at 10:04 pm  

    Sunny,

    I went to the link. Whats a mini Muslim? I take it Sihks dont like Muslims too much. My knowledge of sub-continental politics is next to nothing. They dissed you pretty bad. You arent half as bad as you were portrayed in those post. Why do they keep saying you are homosexual? How rude.

  14. Bikhair aka Taqiyyah — on 24th June, 2006 at 10:26 pm  

    What is kaljug?

  15. Rohin — on 24th June, 2006 at 10:46 pm  

    Oi Hundal, I’M the one accused of gayness around here, don’t steal my thunder.

    Desi Italiana, plenty of Hindus eat beef :) I don’t recall it specifically being written anywhere that we can’t have cow as chow. But the religion that El Cid and I follow does specifically command that all World Cup matches should be watched.

    On that note, what a blinder. One of the best games yet. Poor Mexico. Despite Argentina being my pre-Cup tip, I would’ve loved to see them crash out to Mexico (and preferably become Olympic divers).

  16. Don — on 24th June, 2006 at 11:39 pm  

    How long until we get SunnyWatch?

  17. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:33 am  

    Bikhair – I think the implication is that those Sikhs should not become like the Muslims we see on tv every day, screaming and shouting and demanding for heads to be cut off etc.

    Kaljug is like the Hindu belief in Kali-Yug. It stands for this being the final/darkness era (yug=era) where the world is steadily going bad until Lord Vishnu re-incarnates, destroys it and rebuilds it.

    As for being called gay – Don’t ask me why, but it clearly demonstrates how much intelligence these idiots have.

  18. Desi Italiana — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:51 am  

    “Desi Italiana, plenty of Hindus eat beef I don’t recall it specifically being written anywhere that we can’t have cow as chow”

    Rohin– true, there are Hindus who eat beef and it’s not proscribed anywhere, but there are PLENTY more that don’t eat beef!

    And don’t try to dismiss and invalidate one of the few prohibitions we Hindus have, ok :) ?

  19. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 2:12 am  

    I’m not dismissing it, I’m just illustrating it’s not a hard-and-fast rule of Hinduism, it’s an historic cultural practice. Not eating pork is a fundamental tenet of Islam. Not eating MEAT is a tenet of Hinduism. There’s nothing specific about beef.

  20. raz — on 25th June, 2006 at 2:25 am  

    MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  21. Desi Italiana — on 25th June, 2006 at 5:32 am  

    Rohin–
    I was just teasing you, yaar. I know, it’s not a proscribed fundamental tenet, just a prohibition which materialized socially.

    And now, if you allow me, I am now going to go eat me some beef…er, I mean, a BANANA.

  22. Bikhair aka Taqiyyah — on 25th June, 2006 at 5:45 am  

    Rohin,

    Whats really strange is this thing non Muslims have about Muslims with regard to pigs blood. Its as if it is the Muslim kryptonite or something. So silly really.

  23. Chairwoman — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:42 am  

    Desi and Rohin
    Pork is proscribed for us Jews too, along with shellfish and the hindquarters of permitted animals. Locusts, however, are allowed!

    *shudders disgustedly*

  24. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 10:49 am  

    Down with diarrhoea! :(

  25. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 10:52 am  

    Anyways i’m pretty bored here in Mumbai. Every fucking person i come across seems to think i’m faking an accent!!! Yesh now i musht speak in Mharashtrian Eengleash accent!

  26. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 10:55 am  

    from raz’s link:

    even his articles and posts about 1984 has always been anti-sikh and in support of his Indian circle of bum chums.

    lol!!! hey Rohin ‘n xyz we are Sunny’s India bum-chums!

  27. writer wallah — on 25th June, 2006 at 11:58 am  

    Man I just logged on the sikh site that is lambasting Sunny. I’m a Sikh by default – albeit a non-religious one – and some of these guys sound a little loopy for my liking and bordering on the crazeeeeeeee. Manchester Sikhi posts:

    “We have to accept people that some people won’t like ‘Sikhs’, but we have to rise above their own misguided interpretation of Sikhi and show them we are proud Soldier-Saints, not Stupid-Sikhs”

    Soldier-saints?! Give me a break and get a grip of yourself. Sure, the Sikh religion is based on the warrior mentality, but chaps, c’mon, chill, drink some garaam cha and quit with the hyperbolic rhetoric.

    There is no revolution!!!

    Anyways, onto more pressing matters of football. You know how there is an apne looking guy playing for France? Is he in fact a desi brother?!

    Also, I’m thinking about going over to India and kick starting the national football team. I’m a quality player and adamant that I’d be playing for manchester united and England had it not been for punjabi class on a saturday, so being 24, I’m still young enough to play.

    Howay then, who of desi origin – and if your not, we’ll just get you on the sun-beds – is up for it?

    viva la indian football revolution. world cup 2010…

    jesus, I’ll be 28 then.

  28. mirax — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:21 pm  

    >>You know how there is an apne looking guy playing for France? Is he in fact a desi brother?!

    Vikash Dhorajoo, I believe. Yes, of desi origins(from Mauritius?). What does ‘apne’ mean?

  29. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:44 pm  

    Indeed, here is your man WW:
    http://uk.sports.yahoo.com/fo/profiles/2641.html

    28 ain’t so bad… I’m going to try and enjoy it while I can before I turn 29 :’(

  30. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:55 pm  

    He’s Vikash Dhorasoo and yes he’s from Mauritius (and not very popular there). He’s a bit of a tiddler, same height as me.

    WW, I’ve often had this thought too. But the sad fact is, no matter how gifted a midfielder I am or how brilliant a striker you are…we won’t be able to do anything India-side. Why? Because we’ll need MONEY which the Indian government won’t give us. There is one sport in India, cricket. The rest can go jump as far as politicians allocating money are concerned.

    Japan has POURED money into football and are interesting frrom and Indian standpoint as they’re physically similar to us and have a similar mindset (i.e. not from a footballing background). However despite Brazilian coaches and billions of Yen, they’ve not achieved all they had hoped. But they’ve done well in a short time. So if you think about India, they’ll take at least twice as long. Nah, we may be 24 now…but by the time India qualify for the World Cup (some day) we’ll be collecting our pensions…at the earliest.

    Chairwoman I can recommend crickets, but I’ve not tried locusts.

    Italiana, by eating bananas you are denying Hanuman of food and hence you are committing a heinous crime, BLASPHEMY. You are only permitted to eat planckton and dandelion seeds which float in the air.

  31. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:57 pm  

    ‘apne’ in Indo-Aryan languages generally means “ours”.

  32. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:58 pm  

    btw i dont get it why guys at SM are going gaga over Vikash Dhorasoo.. seeing that they r Americans they should have supported their team.

  33. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 12:59 pm  

    @Rohin: India would never qualify for WC as long as Bongs run the show ;)

    Bongo-phobic Bhickrant

  34. writer wallah — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:00 pm  

    mirax – apne in this context is a way of describing someone’s ethnicity:

    so, for e.g. “that apnaa (i spelt it wrong) salman rushdie must be a king in bed to bag a dame like padme.”

    a simple translation would be “one of our kind”. i.e brown!

  35. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:06 pm  

    Vikrant, Bongs are the only ones who’ve kept any interest in football alive in India! Yeah the SM World Cup thing is very amusing. I got in a bit of trouble for saying why aren’t they supporting America, but it turns out many of them hate the American team. I thought I’d leave it, but it’s a very interesting phenomenon. Here we are saying that a lack of British identity contributes to a lack of integration and there they are, seemingly well-integrated Indian Americans, who hate their own team and root for them to lose. I considered doing a post about this, but I don’t want to draw it out any more.

  36. raz — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:08 pm  

    “Anyways i’m pretty bored here in Mumbai”

    You need to visit Lahore, young Vikrant. You’ll never be bored there ;)

  37. writer wallah — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:11 pm  

    I’m writing a review of susy thomas for my local rag and it’s quite a depressing album, kind of sounds like alanis morissette. plus its raining outside.

    wonderful afternoon, no?

    Pickled Politicers, I think we should set up a petition championing the growth of India’s national football team and send it to manmohan singh.

    I’m going to say something controversial, but whatever, sue me – I find cricket quite a bore, and my little amusing description for the gentleman’s sport is “crickshit.”

    Football is the beautiful game – well, sunday league is – chop, chop, chop, battered and bruised and caked in mud.

    love it.

    wouldn’t change it at all!

  38. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:12 pm  

    I may be going to Lahore. But probably only ‘slaamabad and Karachi. Vedding. But I may not…damned heathens have planned the wedding right over Christmas. I like Christmas with my family and I hear Islamabad isn’t that interesting, which is where I’ll be for the most part.

  39. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:13 pm  

    You need to visit Lahore, young Vikrant

    haha.. with an Indian passport thats next to impossible. Frankly i’m bored of chick-watching!!!

    @Rohin: Yeah right… i’m lodged in whid me cousin and her buildings is full of…. Bongs. Having lived here for over two-weeks has reinforced my notion that Bongs are the most regionalist of Indians. No wonder after Ronaldo and Rooney theres some P.K Banarjee.

  40. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:17 pm  

    Anyways i’m off to Youths for Eqality meet…

  41. Pablo — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:26 pm  

    There is a long article in the New York Times about how basically Britain is fucked because of Islamic extremism, more fucked than any other western nation because of the extremism of the Muslim community. Read it and weep. It is very good on the relationship between the Jamaati Islaami motored MCB and the atmospherics of extremism that are fostered by ‘moderate’ Muslims, and how the local is subsumed in Ummah politics (note the interview with the Manchester counsellor)

    New York Times

  42. Pablo — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:28 pm  

    Get a password for the New York Times here:

    http://www.bugmenot.com/

    It is worth reading – sometimes a view from outside clarifies things. Seriously, if you have the time, read it and be scared.

  43. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:29 pm  

    Oooooh that is a bit blasphemous WW. I’m a big cricket fan, though lately have not followed anything due to lack of television.
    I still remember uni days when we sat in our India shirts in the SU along with the Pakistani crew when we played them, and at times there was so much tension in the air. Heh. Good ol days. Strictly no fighting allowed though.

  44. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:32 pm  

    Has anyone seen an indie film called Iqbal? It’s won a host of awards and has Naseeruddin Shah and Girish Karnad in it? I saw it last week on DVD – really nice film. It’s about a deaf mute young lad who dreams of playing for India (I don’t even have to mention the sport, do I?) but his Dad hates cricket with a passion.

    Watch it if you can.

  45. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:32 pm  

    Pablo are you the same papist nutjob from JihadWatch?

  46. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:33 pm  

    iqbal is an old story gramps.

  47. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:35 pm  

    Umm.. here r some Arjun Singh jokes i thought of…

    WHAT IS AN ARJUN SINGH SALE?
    49.5% off.

    WHICH IS ARJUN SINGH’S FAVOURITE CITY?
    Kota

    WHY DOESN’T ARJUN SINGH HAVE TOO MANY THAKUR FRIENDS?
    Because he’s ‘reserved’ by nature.

    WHY DID ARJUN SINGH LEARN ARABIC?
    So that he could read ‘backwards’.

    IF ARJUN SINGH WERE TO MAKE A CAREER IN FILMS, WHICH JOB WOULD HE OPT FOR?
    Choosing the caste.

    IF ARJUN SINGH WERE A HISTORIAN, HOW WOULD HE DIVIDE TIME?
    AD, BC & OBC.

  48. raz — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:36 pm  
  49. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:37 pm  

    It’s from 2005. Not that old, junior. And it only came out on DVD about six months ago.

  50. Pablo — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:38 pm  

    No Vikrant I am not that person – but you should read the article in the New York Times it is frightening and eye opening.

  51. Sakshi — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:40 pm  

    For folks who miss old Bollywood Jhatka movies…here is s clip I found on YouTube from the movie Himmatwalla.

    Check it here.

  52. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

    Really… the Ascot cornershop that i worked part-time had DVDs available even b4 they were out in India. Though we mostly dealt in pirated stuff…

  53. Sakshi — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

    oooppppsss…here it it.

  54. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:43 pm  

    Piracy is theft!

    OK yes I own plenty of pirated stuff but when it comes to non-Bollywood independent fare I try to avoid the pirate copies. It’s from the same director as Hyderabad Blues and Bollywood Calling. I want to support him, talented chap.

  55. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:44 pm  

    http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sunny_Hundal&oldid=59667125

    eek they vandalised they only half-decent wiki article i ever wrote from scrap and then tried to delete it!

  56. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:45 pm  

    His name is Nagesh Kuknoor gramps.

  57. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:50 pm  

    I know his name. And in fact it’s Kukunoor.

  58. Vikrant — on 25th June, 2006 at 1:54 pm  

    neeways Wikipedia aint working. When its up again do check the link. Some girls got a crush on ya Sunny!

  59. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 2:04 pm  

    Haha! Those tight white pants are there again. Great link Sakshi. I’m sure there’s an article in there somewhere about Indian actors and tight white pants.

  60. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 2:13 pm  

    Hurrah for the open thread!

    It was the Chairwoman’s birthday today so this weekend has been a bit of a partyfest. I had cake for breakfast and now I feel sick. But I also feel as if the only thing that could make me feel better is another slice of cake. It is a vicious cycle.

  61. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 2:42 pm  

    Happy birthday Chairwoman!

  62. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 3:08 pm  

    Hippy Birday Chairwoman!

    Katy you’ve entered the catastrophic cycle of cake. There are only two ways out. Eating your own bodyweight in cake and then purging for a week (CONTINUOUSLY) or the more preferable option, death.

    Do you go or do you stay, you decide.

  63. Don — on 25th June, 2006 at 3:38 pm  

    Happy Birthday, Chairwoman.

    I am told by my cake-bothering friends that that the only way to break the cycle is ice-cream.

    Apparently it is the methadone to cake’s smack.

  64. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 3:44 pm  

    *indistinctly through mouthful of cake*

    Rohin, I think I have chosen Option A. I would have gone for B but I have so much to offer still. Thanks to Don, I am now addicted to ice cream as well, but at least ice cream has protein in it.

    Incidentally, the Chairwoman is very touched by the good wishes, but is too busy weeping solidly through the whole of Fiddler On The Roof (and it is a LONG film, people) to post herself.

  65. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 6:21 pm  

    Did she sing along to if I was a rich man? Great song. I’m singing it now.

    Meh…not a convincing performance. I think we’ll be facing Holland.

  66. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 7:34 pm  

    Lampard is shit! He needs a beating for just existing as part of the England team I tells ya.

  67. Desi Italiana — on 25th June, 2006 at 7:38 pm  

    Rohin:

    “Here we are saying that a lack of British identity contributes to a lack of integration and there they are, seemingly well-integrated Indian Americans, who hate their own team and root for them to lose.”

    Oof– “well-integrated Indian Americans” is all relative. Sure, there are Indian Americans who are integrated socio-economically, but that doesn’t mean that everybody is an American patriot. And anyways, we Amreekans have been accused of being jingoistically patriotic– but when we are not, we’re ridiculed. Vat do you vant?! :)
    Vikrant:
    “seeing that they r Americans they should have supported their team.”
    We shouldn’t HAVE to support the US team :) . Anyway, the US team sucks. Plus, soccer is not held in fervor the way other sports are.

    Anyway, totally off topic, but I think that Brits and Amreekans see themselves as totally distinct. Not true. The differences are minimal:
    1. Whereas Brits spell things with “s”, we spell with “z”. Example: “marginalise” vs. “marginalize”; “apologise”, vs. “apologize”
    2. We say “I’m going to mail this letter”; ya’ll say, “I’m going to post this letter”.
    3. You guys say “chemist”, we call ours “pharmacy”.
    4. We call your lorries “buses”.
    5. When you say “fanny”, we mean something else.
    6. You guys drink a hell of a lot more than we do.

    See?

    Another random thing: have you guys seen the movie “Veer and Zara”? I sheepishly admit I like the soundtrack, and I wailed like a baby when Veer and Zara were finally re-united in their old age in the Lahore courtroom. But did you guys scope out the politics in that film? Like Veer, being a Sikh male, marries a Pakistani Muslim girl whose dadi was ALSO Sikh. Movie would have been different if:
    1. The Indian Sikh was FEMALE
    2. The Pakistani Muslim was MALE, and all members of his famiglia were Muslim

    Reminds me of the movie “Bombay” in that a Hindu man marries a Muslim girl. Guess the idea of a Muslim man marrying a Hindu or Sikh female is too touchy, even though it happens.

    I’ve met some Sikhs who don’t eat meat.

    Orthodox Jains wear a face mask and sweep the ground in front of them before stepping on it so as to avoid killing any microscopic living entities and other forms of life.

    Bye!!

  68. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 7:42 pm  

    When will this cake END? It is self-replicating!

  69. Don — on 25th June, 2006 at 7:46 pm  

    desi Italiana,

    Generally, I think the differences between English -English and American-English are enriching. But could you please stop pronouncing Nietzsche as ‘Neechee’?

  70. Desi Italiana — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:07 pm  

    More differences:

    7. British humor is different than ours. You guys find it comical to banter back and forth with sharp, witty phrases in pubs, we gravitate towards crude humor (or, if you will, bathroom humor)
    8. Whereas we spell “humor”, you guys spell it as “humour” with a “u”.
    9. Brits: “I am going to the loo”; Amreekans: “I’m going to the bathroom”.
    10. You say “grocers”, we say “grocery store”
    11. When you say “Asian”, you intend Desis. For us, it’s East Asians.

    Don– oh, stop it :) . The way we pronounce Nietzsche is lovely and charming. How do you guys pronounce it, “Nee-et-za-sher”?!

    BTW, the Indian American community is not homogenous. Yes, they are largely middle/upper middle class, but there are also differences. I wrote about it over on the “Diaspora” thread.
    Avje—

  71. writer wallah — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:07 pm  

    Just got back from the england game. slighlty tipsy. again, we were so bad it’s ugly so ugly it’s filfthy. so filthy we should lock them up and throw away the key.

    viva la indian football revolution!!!

  72. Don — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:16 pm  

    Desi Italiana,

    Have it your own way. I’m still puzzled by the response I got from American friends when I said I was gasping for a fag.

    (Given up since, apart from the odd aromatic rollie.)

  73. Desi Italiana — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:33 pm  

    Don–
    I hear you: my Brit friends looked at me oddly when I said that “my fanny hurts”.

  74. Sunny — on 25th June, 2006 at 8:38 pm  

    Lock up Lampard!

    Katy – Just give me the cake, I shall graciously spare you the pain.

  75. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 9:05 pm  

    Sunny, that is very kind of you but I cannot let you take the bullet for me. Therefore I have finished the cake.

    Not for me, but for the World.

  76. Rohin — on 25th June, 2006 at 10:52 pm  

    Sunny, since when have you been a football pundit? Watch Lampard – he will rediscover his form against a Portugal with no Deco. Lampard’s one of the best midfielders in the world, he deserves his place and then some.

    Holland Portugal, what a match! Absolutely insane but good fun to watch.

    Desi Italiana, you’re American now? I’m confused! What’s the Italiana bit about?

    You guys have got me craving cake and I don’t even like sweet food. Luckily I have two cakes in the house. Anyone remember Brass Eye?

  77. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 11:02 pm  

    Rohin, if you courier the cake to me I will eat that too, thus saving you as well as Sunny. What price my waist-hip ratio compared with my pickley friends?

  78. Katy Newton — on 25th June, 2006 at 11:03 pm  

    mmm, pickles.

  79. Rohin — on 26th June, 2006 at 2:15 am  

    Mmm, pickles.

  80. Vikrant — on 26th June, 2006 at 8:07 am  

    There aint no such thing as American English!!!!

    American English is just Noah Webster’s abomination. Shitty American spelling!!! We speak more refined language than yer folks DesiItaliana!

  81. mirax — on 26th June, 2006 at 8:08 am  

    Fuckin hell, Rohin, you shouldn’t have linked to the maury show. I ended up watching the paternity cases on youtube (my very first taste of the show)- and was it ugly! Only in the US.

    Was it my imagination or were like 90% of the audience and the particpants fat, foul-mouthed, promiscuous, not too bright but completely unselfconscious BLACK people?

  82. Vikrant — on 26th June, 2006 at 8:17 am  

    BTW Holland-Portugal match was simply awesome!!! Shit man Portugal is gonna be an easy prey for us in the quarters…

  83. El Cid — on 26th June, 2006 at 10:30 am  

    “…we gravitate towards crude humor (or, if you will, bathroom humor).”

    Yeah, and we still have pea-soup fog and wear bowler hats and doff them to each other when we say ‘how do you do?’
    Don’t you believe it sis! For every John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Eddie Izzard there is also a Stan Boradman, Bobby Davro and Benny Hill.
    We do the full range of humour over ‘ere. Hence Rowan Atkinson can do Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

  84. Rohin — on 26th June, 2006 at 1:08 pm  

    I think one of my favourite examples of British humour is Graham Chapman’s funeral. I can’t imagine many Americans conducting funerals like that, I hope it’s the way I go out.

    Mirax, Maury’s pretty funny, but there are a few better shows – I’m sure you’ve seen Jerry, right? However these Maury phobia specials are BRILLIANT. I love the girl who’s scared of mustard.

  85. Rakhee — on 26th June, 2006 at 1:33 pm  

    on a completed unrelated note, just saw this story which made me chuckle lots and slightly relieve monday morning blues….

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/5116620.stm

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