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  • It’s the slightly premature weekend open thread!


    by Katy
    15th September, 2006 at 8:49 am    

    Good morning Picklers!

    This week’s weekend open thread comes to you slightly earlier than usual because I am going away this weekend so will not be around to post tomorrow.

    It is also going to be the last weekend open thread by me for the next two weeks because work is starting to get ever so slightly on top of me, and as a result I am losing the power of rational thought. I am giving myself two blog-free weeks to try and recharge my bloggy powers. A bit like Superman and the Kryptonite, although to tell the truth I never really quite got the hang of the whole Superman/Kryptonite thing. All I know is that for some reason it made him vulnerable to Lex Luthor even though it was also the source of his power. Oh the irony. Oh, and also I have no Kryptonite. And no superpowers. And I subscribe to the traditional underpants under trousers theory.

    So perhaps it is not really very much like Superman and the Kryptonite, and more like taking a holiday for two weeks.

    Whatever.

    Anyway, I am sure that the other Picklers will leap into the breach with the open thread next weekend. In the meantime, you can tell us all what you’re up to this weekend, or any non-political thoughts that you might be having, right here. See you all in two weeks…


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    1. Leon — on 15th September, 2006 at 10:13 am  

      A bit like Superman and the Kryptonite, although to tell the truth I never really quite got the hang of the whole Superman/Kryptonite thing.

      Evidently! Superman recharges through sunrays (it’s what gives him his powers), Kryptonite weakens him. Man, I read too many comics growing up!:P

      Have a good weekend Katy!:)

    2. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 11:15 am  

      I’ve just been reading about the psycho in Canada who went on a Colombine style shooting spree and then shot himself in the head - he was Punjabi. The guy left notes on his blog about how he wanted to kill people and hated humanity and loved guns, and he styled himself like the Colombine murderers even wearing the same clothes and long black trench coats they did.

      Another reason not to let my kids listen to goth music when they get older!

      Will this be a religion/politics/terrorism free zone Katy?

    3. nyrone — on 15th September, 2006 at 11:32 am  

      I saw a really sweet movie yesterday called Shopgirl. It’s not as good as Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love (which probably inspired it) but way better than that carbon rip-off over-rated trash-fest ‘Lost in Translation’

      It’s such an odd little film, so quiet and intimate, almost like a short story or poem. I can hardly believe it was written by Steve Martin and got a Hollywood release. What a little gem.

      What movies have people enjoyed recently? and what are people looking forward to? I’m looking forward to Babel, Pans Labrynth, Borat and The Science of Sleep in the next few months

    4. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 11:42 am  

      I mostly only get to watch childrens movies these days. But I still catch the odd decent DVD. I thought Lost in Translation was nice, although the jokes about the Japanese accent in some scenes annoyed me - easy laughs, too easy laughs. A good movie I saw was on BBC4 a couple of months ago called ‘Nine Queens’, an Agentinian movie about a couple of hustlers trying to defraud a rich businessman - loads of double crossing and ‘things are not as they seem’ plotting, really enjoyed it.

    5. soru — on 15th September, 2006 at 11:45 am  

      ´Kryptonite weakens him´

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptonite

      Superman is an immigrant (from Krypton), and so incredibably powerful and good, the icon of the american way.

      However, if he has any contact with the soil of his homeland, i.e. Kryptonite, then he becomes less powerful (green kryptonite), or less good (red kryptonite).

      Just saying…

    6. nyrone — on 15th September, 2006 at 11:51 am  

      Nine Queens was alright, I prefer something like Infernal Affairs to be honest.

    7. Leon — on 15th September, 2006 at 12:10 pm  

      @ Soru, yeah I know just didn’t want to reveal the true depths of my geekyness…

      Will this be a religion/politics/terrorism free zone Katy?

      Yes. All open threads are free from those distractions…

    8. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 1:11 pm  

      Jagdeep - here is a list of films my kids like, apart from all the usual disney and piuxar stuff.

      - “Two Brothers” U - real tiger cubs in French Indo-China are seperated at birth, but in the end meet and reconcile. Brilliant photography and perhaps my childrens’ only chance to see tigers.

      - Spirit U - my horse mad daughter spends her time now drawing in the style of this cartoon. I might even get back on a horse myself.

      - Shiloh U- daughter now wants a beagle as well!

      - Italian Job (original) - training my son to be a petrolhead - before all the oil runs out. Electric cars are just not cool. He now swears like Michael Caine.

      - Lilo & Stich - great Elvis tracks. A workout to get rid of my stomach when Hawian dancing !! and always cheers them up.

      Must not forget the full Captain Scarlet set and Thunderbird set - we forget how brilliant these were.

      Must not also forget Barry Manilow and his Thumbalina.

      Justforfun

    9. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 1:22 pm  

      Katy - I forgot to ask - which hotel in Delhi has Sunny booked for you two?

      If there is a full moon - get him to take you to Agra -the Taj is truelly spectacular under a full moon and should not be missed under any circumstances.

      Justforfun

    10. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 1:41 pm  

      justforfun

      I remember I watched the Italian Job when I was about nine or ten and loved every minute of it, an absolute classic movie. I also used to love this movie called Smokey and the Bandit starring Burt Reynolds. You know to be honest, I am ashamed to admit how much I love watching those Pixar movies, especially the Incredibles, which is, well, incredible. Once my daughter wanted to watch Shrek 2 and I said don’t you want to watch the Incredibles, because I was in the mood to watch that movie again, especially because the amazing visuals and snazzy soundtrack are enhanced after a few whiskies, which is what I had had, so I pretended that Shrek 2 was broken and we watched Incredibles again. Problem solved. It is so easy to fool my kids, the fools!

      I watched Sin City a couple of weeks ago too. What the hell kind of twisted imagination imagines that kind of thing? Anyway, it was pretty good in a twisted way, marvellous visuals.

      Yeah nyrone, Infernal Affairs is a good movie, Tony Leung is one of the coolest actors alive.

    11. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 2:55 pm  

      Yes - the Incredibles is a great movie - I’ve only seen it on the big screen - thanks for reminding me. While watching it I remember forgetting that it was a cartoon, if that makes sense!!

      The slippery slope of decieving our children - I usually get caught out. I have a dimple in my cheek that shows when I lie - even through my beard.

      Not heard of Sin City - but just looked it up - doesn’t quite look like a U !! - if it was just gore, my daughter would love it, but any kissing would just gets her very embarrassed.

      Justforfun

    12. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 3:07 pm  

      Sin City, it’s quite explicit, nudity, sex, cannibalism, people being dismembered, loads of stuff like that. But its so stylishly directed, visually amazing, that you kind of excuse all that, if you see what I mean.

      Do you have the problem of your wife being a Bollywood slave? That is one source of constant tension in our house. Omkaara was brilliant, but you only get a maximum of one or two decent Hindi films a year, and the rest are trash, and my missus is addicted to them.

    13. Jai — on 15th September, 2006 at 3:15 pm  

      Jagdeep,

      I have got to refer you to this guy’s blog — he’s an Indian dude living in the US who frequently posts on the Sepia Mutiny blog (which is where I know him from), but he also has his own website. He’s always mentioning humorous anecdotes about his wife “Pinky” and has often reminded me of your own stories and writing style.

      The guy is very popular and is absolutely hilarious. Check out the article “Knock if you’re horny” in particular, although he name-drops his wife in almost every article he writes.

      URL: http://blog.desifunland.com/

    14. अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 3:37 pm  

      Shit i’ve been called “Ghatee Angrez” (a jibe at my ethnicity).. my first racial abuse in months.. can see why Marathis in Mumbai will vite SS despite Hindutva…

    15. Amit — on 15th September, 2006 at 3:47 pm  

      I’m gonna take my pet chicken, train it to do bunny hops and other tricks on the new minature bmx bike that i brought for him and then let him loose in a chinese market to see how long he survives!

    16. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 4:38 pm  

      I’ll definitely check that out Jai thanks!

      Amit - make sure you film it then upload to youtube!

    17. Pocahontas — on 15th September, 2006 at 4:41 pm  

      Jai, just checked the site you linked, utterly brilliant.

      What’s his username on SP, please?

    18. Pocahontas — on 15th September, 2006 at 4:59 pm  

      Erm, that will be SM, I thank you!

    19. Sunny — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:02 pm  

      Hello picklers! Yes, I know, I couldn’t resist. Just saying hi quickly and then out of this net cafe… have to get up at 7am tomorrow morning (oh the pain).

    20. Pocahontas — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:05 pm  

      Sunny, you found a bride yet??

    21. Sunny — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:13 pm  

      No. All I’ve been meeting is old villagers. With no daughters looking to get married either :(

    22. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:25 pm  

      Justforfun - DON’T GET A BEAGLE! Although extremely cute, and with very silky ears, they are willfull, stubborn, not suitable for city living, and difficult to train.

      When I was younger, I was presented with Barry the Birthday Beagle, he was the cutest, softest, puppy I have ever had, and I loved him to pieces, but it all ended in tears. They are hounds, by very definition hunting dogs, and pack animals to boot.

      Do not succumb to childish blandishments. Take my advice, avoid animal films!

    23. Don — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:46 pm  

      My weekend will be given over to loading up the car with my daughter’s possessions and driving her down to start Uni at Leeds. She’s flipping between exuberant and weepy with bewildering speed. It’s going to be wierd not having her (and her mates) around the place.

      Still, it’s a good time to step back and evaluate as she leaves the nest, and conclude that we did a bloody good job. Best human being ever and I’m taking half the credit.

    24. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 5:53 pm  

      Jagdeep - I wisely married a Scot - so I have at a stroke halved the problems I have with relatives!! She is very cost conscious and also understands the need for a Whiskey every night. Of course when up with the out-laws I always order an Irish whiskey , just to upset them.

      Chairwoman - although out in the countryside I have discounted a beagle. As you say, a bit of a pack animal. Unfortunately we may have to get a dog, a real cat killer, because I don’t know for how long I can keep burying the cats I shoot, and then having to see my neighbours. If I had a dog do the job , then my conscience would be clean. What do you think?

      As an alternative I had thought of a mongoose. My brother had one as a pet once and it was brilliant! Much better than a ferret - no smell and they don’t bite humans but I could train it to silently dispose of cats. But I don’t think its possible to get one here in the UK

      Justforfun

    25. Don — on 15th September, 2006 at 6:11 pm  

      Justforfun,

      Mongooses rock. I had one for a few years when I was in southern Thailand. Great vermin destroyers (doubt they’d mix it with cats, although they’d clearly kick feline ass if they wanted to) clean, affectionate and just plain stylish. But if they got loose here they’d have a major impact on the small mammal population.

      Just out of interest, this felicide thing of yours, a hobby?

    26. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 6:35 pm  

      Justforfun - Personally I am a dog and cat person, so dead moggies are pretty much a no-no for me. But if you want a cat killer, don’t get a German Shepherd, mine bows down and worships every cat she meets.

      A mongoose sounds extremely cool however. I haven’t tried one, where can I get one in north west London?

      Catholic - I assume we are all supposed to take your posts with above the recommended daily intake of 6gms.

    27. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 6:39 pm  

      Jagdeep - Our neighbours are Goths. They are excellent and extremely helpful neighbours, and have the nicest, most polite eleven year old I have ever met.

    28. Jai — on 15th September, 2006 at 6:44 pm  

      Pocahontas & Jagdeep,

      The username the guy from that blog uses on Sepia Mutiny is “AC”.

      His posts on SM are brilliant too (same sort of things he writes on his own blog) — I don’t know if he’s making things up or if his comments really are based on fact, but he keeps posting all kinds of hilarious anecdotes about his family life. The stuff he wrote about exactly how he went through the whole arranged-marriage process with Pinky (apparently she’s from India) was insanely funny, along with his on-going stories about his parents. It’s all very funny in a Goodness Gracious Me-style familiar way — as Asians, many of us will recognise the people and the behavioural traits described.

      Many people on SM have urged him to write a satirical book about his alleged experiences — what he writes is instantly recognisable to large numbers of Asians around the world. Nice guy too, I’ve corresponded with him on SM a number of times.

    29. Kismet Hardy — on 15th September, 2006 at 6:54 pm  

      I’ve got my britishness citizenship test on wednesday. Wish me luck

    30. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:03 pm  

      Jai - Change the actors, and many of the Goodness Gracious Me characters could be Jewish. We have them all, the uncle who can always get something cheaper, the ‘also Indian’ guy, the girls who think everybody fancies them, St.John & Vanessa, the spoilt overfed boy, the two aunties vying with each other about their sons, and the guilt tripping parents.

      I’d always considered them to be Jewish stereotypes, now I know that they are indicative of warm, noisy, food orientated extended families everywhere.

    31. Jagdeep — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:11 pm  

      That’s why I love Jews. They are just like us.

    32. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:23 pm  

      *Gives Jagdeep an Auntie-like hug*

    33. sonia — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:29 pm  

      im trying to ease back into london life and blogging and suchlike..just recovering from my weeks of holiday..

    34. sonia — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:31 pm  

      jai thanks for the tip re: pinky’s husband’s blog - he’s well funny!

    35. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:38 pm  

      Don - felicide - what else do you suggest, if I have to keep my eye in. Had you not heard the end of the world is soon and I have to protect my bunker. No seriously - the cat killing is more an ambition, as they just seem to shit everywhere in our garden.

      Did you have your mongoose from a baby? My brother’s was completely tame and very very affectionate and did not go out hunting. Just had to feed it 3 eggs a day. Chairwoman - I think they make great pets if brought up from birth in human company. It’s just here in the UK , everyone would think it was a large ferret and try and hit it on the head with a spade.

      Justforfun

    36. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:40 pm  

      Kismet - good luck with the test - get a hair cut or at least some new beeds in your hair.

      Justforfun

    37. Mary — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:51 pm  

      Sunny if you find a bride don’t bring the dirty Paki cow back to the UK

      ‘dirty Paki cow’? When did Catholicism allow racist filth like that to be spewed forth? Ten thousand Hail Mary’s for you, you lame racist pig.

    38. अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 7:54 pm  

      Shit i’ve had my first encounter with vegitarian facists… I’ve blasphemed my Grandmum by having sausages in the kitchen… Shit.. now i’m banned from the kitchen for daring to defile her “pure veg” house…

      Actually in her building, being a vegitarian is a pre-condition for buying flats!!! fuck them.

    39. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:17 pm  

      No. All I’ve been meeting is old villagers. With no daughters looking to get married either :(

      :o Sunny you aint looking hard… gav ki kudiya are seriously hot…

    40. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:18 pm  

      Vik - welcome to Bombay and the art of trying to find accomodation. There is a war going on between the flesh eaters and the plant eaters. You’ll have to get off the fence on this one. Its not possible to be in between

      Anyway - what were you doing in your Gran’s kitchen with suasages?

      Justforfun

    41. Chairwoman — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:23 pm  

      Vikrant - Bad boy. The late Chairman was a Scouse (and a lapsed Catholic), and like most of them hadn’t a racist bone in his body.

    42. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:28 pm  

      Anyway - what were you doing in your Gran’s kitchen with suasages?

      Was making sausage rolls… now the defiled untesils have been qurantined… it seems i’ve insulted my Rajput ancestors by giving up on vegitarianism… shit my gran made me brush thrice…

    43. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:35 pm  

      This vegan moral righteousness soo fucking annoying.. This place is filled with Gujjus… and they are like “ooh… Mrs.Singh’s grandson eats meat.. what a beast…”
      heck half the construction firms in this city are Gujju owned and they’ve sort of imposed their vegitarianism on everybody… tomorrow i’m gonna have a beef jerky right in from of me gran’s neighbour Mrs.Makadia that nosy bitch…

    44. justforfun — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:46 pm  

      Making your own food! - in your Gran’s kitchen. That alone would have made her feel insulted!! - I hope you have a return ticket safely in your back pocket. Prepare for being dis-inherited

      Justforfun

    45. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 15th September, 2006 at 8:57 pm  

      Making your own food! - in your Gran’s kitchen.

      Thats what i’ve been reduced to… if i dont get my usual fare i’ll starve…

      Prepare for being dis-inherited

      Actually i’ve been dis-inherited loooong back… i’m sort of ‘reconciliating’ with me paternal family!! Oh boy oh boy! My gran is determined to make me a vegan… she gifted me a book about Gandhi’s thoughts on vegitarianism for my b’day… heck i’m never gonna read that crap.

    46. Rakhee — on 16th September, 2006 at 12:00 am  

      Vikrant, watch what you say about Gujjus or you’ll upset me, then I’ll get angry and then you’ll have a feisty gujju girl on your case in cyberworld..

      Humph.

      ;)

    47. Clairwil — on 16th September, 2006 at 2:17 am  

      Catholic,
      Ever heard the expression that people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones?

    48. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 2:53 am  

      I love meat.

      Happy birthday Vikrant!

      You scored? Uncle Amir has taught you well!

    49. Rakhee — on 16th September, 2006 at 3:49 am  

      => There are crimes committed in the name of all sorts of religions, that is no reason to tar everyone with the same brush or to dish out racial abuse.

      I couldn’t agree more. In fact, there’s no reason to dish out racial abuse at all.

    50. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 3:59 am  

      Rakhee,

      I couldn’t agree more. In fact, there’s no reason to dish out racial abuse at all.

      Except against ‘da Gujjus. They’re genetically inferior to ‘da The Amir. 8)

    51. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 4:07 am  

      Only joking…

      I love you Rakhee. ;-)

      Bon nuit

    52. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 4:11 am  

      Nah,

      The ‘P’ word isn’t nice. Pakistanis must feel like proper shit when they hear that type of abuse. It’s not decent. It’s immoral.

      **Peace**

    53. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 16th September, 2006 at 9:09 am  

      Except against ‘da Gujjus. They’re genetically inferior to ‘da The Amir.

      :( … Marathis are closest genetic relatives of Gujjus.. watch yer words Uncle Amir..

      Bhanje Vikrant

    54. Paki अमेय Vikrant — on 16th September, 2006 at 9:12 am  

      In fact,… most of the best commentators on this site are all of Pakistani origin.

      :(

    55. Katy — on 16th September, 2006 at 9:58 am  

      Ahem.

      The open thread is supposed not to be racist as well.

      I am a bit surprised that anyone needs to be told this.

      I would have deleted Catholic’s post, but so many people have now commented on it that I can’t. Fortunately it says far, far more about him than it does about anyone else.

      *returns to blogging wilderness*

    56. Rakhee — on 16th September, 2006 at 11:23 am  

      Amir, some of the comments you make are just not right. :(

      Katy, please don’t go back to blogging wilderness, I’m not liking this thread at all :(

    57. Clairwil — on 16th September, 2006 at 11:49 am  

      In a desperate bid to bring some cheer and frivolity back to the open thread.

      A man who is ruled by toys.

      http://www.thetoydecides.com/blog/

      A selection of animals for Kismet.

      http://www.kidsfarm.com/farm.htm

      And finally proof that the comments here could always be worse, a lot worse.

      http://www.osamasaeed.org/osama/2006/08/molly_campbell.html

      Cheerio, I’m off to the pub.

    58. Jagdeep — on 16th September, 2006 at 12:12 pm  

      Better to ignore racist kuntz like ‘Catholic’ or delete/ban them asap so they don’t troll the place up with their stink.

      Anyway, Football Focus is on then shopping with the trouble and strife. I’m going to treat the kids.

    59. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 12:43 pm  

      Amir, some of the comments you make are just not right.

      Erm…? OKAY. Sorry?

      [**looking confused**]

      If you can’t tell the difference between light-hearted, affectionate banter and genuine maliciousness… then I vehemently apologise for any offence I may have inflicted upon you. (Seriously, I don’t intend it.)

      And I won’t say anything to you in future. Sheesh. :-(

    60. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 12:45 pm  

      Jagdeep - I agree. Someone should’ve deleted it.

      I had no idea until I read the whole thread.

      It sounds much worse on a second reading.

      Delete it.

    61. raz — on 16th September, 2006 at 12:51 pm  

      “In fact,… most of the best commentators on this site are all of Pakistani origin”

      WELL SAID AMIR :)

    62. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 1:01 pm  

      Raz,
      Your porn links are legendary on the blogosphere. ;-)

    63. Rakhee — on 16th September, 2006 at 10:01 pm  

      Amir, thank you for you apology and I didn’t mean my comment to sound as harsh as it did. Still love me?

      Anyone else having trouble sleeping at the mo? It’s so weird but last night I hardly slept a wink and only got one really good night slumber all week. Maybe it’s the change in season….

    64. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 10:56 pm  

      Rakhee,

      Still love me?

      Of course I do!!

    65. Amir — on 16th September, 2006 at 11:29 pm  

      I can’t get enough of your love, babe.

    66. Rakhee — on 17th September, 2006 at 12:54 am  

      Amir, lol, I LOVE those tracks!

      Brilliant.

    67. MatGB — on 17th September, 2006 at 1:12 am  

      Jagdeep: he styled himself like the Colombine murderers even wearing the same clothes and long black trench coats they did.

      Another reason not to let my kids listen to goth music when they get older!

      Oft repeated trope m’friend; correlation is not causation. If it were, I’d also be a gun toting psychopath, as all the stuff that the Columbine kids were into that moralistic bigoted fools blamed their behaviour on was (and in most cases still is) something I’ve been involved with.

      The overwhelming majority of goths are, in my experience, more sane, and more well adjusted, than the avarage “normal” person (and who wants to be normal anyway?) That goth music can concentrate, at times, on more morose subjects is irrelevent, so does Blues, Country and Western and a fair number of other genres.

      A blithering idiot with a personality defect or three and probably a psychological disorder as well is not a reason to blame a genre of music nor an entire subculture.

      This guy was a loon. But he was, from what I can gather, barely known within the local goth community; ergo blaming the music he chose to listen to is to actually miss any real causes that might have been there, it’s as daft as blaming Islam for all terrorist attacks or Judaism as a tradition for the current policies of the state of Israel.

      Random nut. As a general rule, if I’m stuck in an area I don’t know, I find the best group to ask for help is a bunch of goths, after that a group of punks. And I find that to be true even when I’m dressed all respectable…

    68. Jai — on 17th September, 2006 at 4:03 pm  

      Sonia,

      No problem about the plug for AC/Pinky’s husband’s blog — he’s superb. I think he’d make a great guest blogger on PP too; sort of like a toned-down version of our rowdy friend Kismet ;)

      Very nice to see you back here.

      Chairwoman,

      I’ve heard about the apparent similarites between Asians and Jewish people too ! Perhaps we should all start calling you “Auntie Chairwoman”…..Although it should really be “Chairwoman Auntie”, as per the Asian custom :)

    69. Jagdeep — on 17th September, 2006 at 4:21 pm  

      I was being facetious MattGB, maybe we need a ‘facetious’ smiley or something like that.

    70. Chairwoman — on 17th September, 2006 at 4:38 pm  

      Jai - ‘Chairwoman Auntie’ would be most appreciated (I don’t have smileys)

    71. Don — on 17th September, 2006 at 4:49 pm  

      Nobody here does, although most can at least spell it.

    72. Jai — on 17th September, 2006 at 5:00 pm  

      Don,

      The fact that Sunny isn’t actually a Muslim also appears to be something that our new friend has overlooked. Along with the fact that 87% of Indians aren’t Muslim either.

    73. Don — on 17th September, 2006 at 5:16 pm  

      Jai,

      I shouldn’t even have responded, but I’m a bit bored at the moment.

    74. Maximum Cola — on 17th September, 2006 at 5:42 pm  

      Why doesnt someone just delete this racist Cee yoU eN Tee? Isnt there a moderator around?

    75. Don — on 17th September, 2006 at 5:52 pm  

      He’s on his hols. Probably left the key with someone though.

    76. Maximum Cola — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:26 pm  

      He must be a lurker from Harry’s Place LoL

    77. Amir — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:39 pm  

      Mr. Cola,
      ‘Catholic’ is indeed a bigoted twerp. But at least the bloggers at Harry’s Place (unlike the hypocritical Al Hack) are bold enough to acknowledge the suffering of my co-religionists, who, lest we forget, are being viciously targeted across the Middle East by an animalistic Islamic mob, while their pathetic, grovelling, snivelling, corrupt politicians moan and spit and feel sorry for themselves. Churches are burning. Effigies are sizzling. Kaleshnikovs are wielded.

      Not a word from Al-Hack.

      Surprise, surprise.

    78. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:40 pm  

      Paki… Ghatee… racist jibes where i am Mumbai or good ole Camberley.

      Neeways i’ve decided to try out turning vegan!

    79. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:41 pm  

      Amir arent you a Kurdish Bahai or somethingy?

    80. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:43 pm  

      Not a word from Al-Hack.

    81. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 7:46 pm  

      Not a word from Al-Hack.

      Dont worry Amir bhai, Al Hack only turns up when Israel is in news or RSS is throwing anti-Muslim tantrums in India.

    82. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 8:11 pm  

      Shit Indian Muslims are leading these anti-Pope protest. I no doubt expect John Dayal and Abraham Mathais to condemn these Muslim organisations… Oh forgot… they are allied together!

    83. Katy — on 17th September, 2006 at 8:20 pm  

      All -

      Turns out I can delete comments after all. Yay!

      Catholic: start your own blog if you must, but keep your racist, bigoted filth off my open thread and off this site.

      MaxCola, Vikrant, Raz, Amir, Rakhee, Clairwil, Don - some of your comments have gone because they were in response to Catholic’s comment and quoted bits of it. Apologies if I’ve deleted anything that shouldn’t have gone, let me know and if I can find it I will repost it.

    84. Katy — on 17th September, 2006 at 8:21 pm  

      Oh, and this is for everyone:

      THE WEEKEND OPEN THREAD IS SUPPOSED TO BE NON-POLITICAL, NON-RACIST AND LIGHT ENTERTAINMENT.

      If you could all bear that in mind… :-)

    85. Amir — on 17th September, 2006 at 8:41 pm  

      Vikrant,

      Dont worry Amir bhai, Al Hack only turns up when Israel is in news or RSS is throwing anti-Muslim tantrums in India.

      Lol. :-) Thank God for Arif. He’s a man of high moral standing (like Don & Jai). I hope he can spare some time to write about this matter.

    86. Ghatee Vikrant — on 17th September, 2006 at 8:45 pm  

      Katy you are supposed in blogging exile…

      Though i dont blame you… PP IS addictive… i was like on PP the day before my GCSEs…

    87. Clairwil — on 17th September, 2006 at 10:42 pm  

      Katy,
      I trust your judgement implicitly. You are the one to charm us. Katy you are the cat’s pyjamas

    88. sonia — on 18th September, 2006 at 1:05 am  

      ha ha ‘non-racist’ why there wouldn’t be much left on pickled politics in that case..;-)

    89. Amir — on 18th September, 2006 at 1:28 am  

      Sonia,

      Good to see you! ['see' should only be taken with a pinch of salt.]

      For me, you personify guts and gumption on the blogosphere.

      I am sure we will have plenty of disagreements, which I look forward to enormously. :-)

    90. sonia — on 18th September, 2006 at 1:44 am  

      good to ‘see’ you too amir

    91. Amir — on 18th September, 2006 at 1:53 am  

      You can actually see me here.

      Don’t laugh. I’m very sensitive to criticism. :-)

    92. sonia — on 18th September, 2006 at 11:28 am  

      How many varieties of Vikrant are there! Are they all one and the same Vikrant…

    93. Catholic — on 20th September, 2006 at 6:27 pm  

      Surely Katy is an alias for Amir Mohammed Khan.

    94. Sunny — on 20th September, 2006 at 7:19 pm  

      Catholic - kindly STFU and go away. Henceforth I’ll be deleting your bile. You were lucky I was in India for a few days and hence couldn’t from there.

    95. Amir Mohammed Khan — on 20th September, 2006 at 7:24 pm  

      Hurray! Sunny is back at last. Hello Sunny.

    96. Vikrant — on 20th September, 2006 at 7:59 pm  

      How many varieties of Vikrant are there! Are they all one and the same Vikrant…

      I am whatever you want me to be.. sonia!

    97. Sunny — on 20th September, 2006 at 8:26 pm  

      I missed my picklers.

    98. Vikrant — on 20th September, 2006 at 9:02 pm  

      really? Hundal… you come down to India and dont even have curtsey to pay a visit to the governor of PP’s Indian domains!

    99. Vikrant — on 20th September, 2006 at 9:02 pm  

      Neeways Sunny.. you financed DesiPundit? I see your name in their not-so-long thank you list!

    100. Catholic — on 21st September, 2006 at 3:14 pm  

      Sunny,alias Mr Free Speech….somehow don’t think so.

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