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  • It’s a weekend open thread!


    by Katy
    4th November, 2006 at 5:07 pm    

    It is not a very good weekend thread, because I am snowed under with work and work-related misery, but still, it is a weekend open thread, so please put lots of funny clever interesting stuff in the comments to make up for the lack of funny clever interesting stuff in this bit. Thanks…


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    1. Vikrant — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:07 pm  

      Well took one of the most imporatnt exams of my life yet. American college entrance SATs… Shit the was sooo goddamn easy. It makes even GCSEs look nasty. Its hard enough having to sit thru a 4 hour exams, but its another thing to be expected to write your paper sandwhiched between two hot hot girls. Heck i had my hard on throughout the test.

      As for the test, i’m sure i’m gonna get a perfect score in most sections of the test even though I screwed up big time on my forte, the essay section. There I was sitting smug, self-satisfied with my 500 word beauty. It was only in the dying moments of the 4 hour ordeal did I notice the fine print “All words should be spelled in Standard Northern American English”… Stupid Americans! Goodbye Duke’s, MIT, Stanford….

    2. raz — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:20 pm  

      Wonderful news everyone. One of the most evil tyrants in modern history has finally been toppled, bringing to an end his sickening reign of terror which had blighted the lives of millions of innocent people.

      Just like Hitler.
      Just like Stalin.
      Just like Saddam.

      So the latest fiend is fallen. The enemies of humanity, one by one, brought to their knees:

      http://edition.cnn.com/2006/SPORT/11/04/cricket.umpire/index.html

      LET FREEDOM RING!!!!!!!!

    3. Vikrant — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:37 pm  

      raz stop whining, now everybody knows Pakistanis cheat at cricket.

      Hopefully Shohaib and Asif have nice lil 2 year vacations…

    4. sunray — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:44 pm  

      [-O

    5. sunray — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:48 pm  

      Emoticons
      sorry didnt work :”>

    6. Vikrant — on 4th November, 2006 at 6:52 pm  

      Cold somebody tell me what emoticons actually work on PP> AFAIK :) :( ;) is all we have.

      P.S Delete #7 it was a mistake.

    7. raz — on 4th November, 2006 at 7:02 pm  

      Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, South Africa and Zimbabwe all voted against the tyrant Hair. Seems like the old hegemony of England/Aus/NZ is finished once and for all.

    8. Vikrant — on 4th November, 2006 at 7:10 pm  

      Heh India pretty much controls cricket today, and Imperial Cricket Council aint happy i say.

    9. Sunny — on 4th November, 2006 at 8:05 pm  

      Raz, you crack me up.

    10. Chairwoman — on 4th November, 2006 at 8:20 pm  

      A cricket umpire is a tyrant? Stalin must be turning in his grave.

    11. El Cid — on 4th November, 2006 at 8:47 pm  

      anyone here familiar with bangalore?
      wife going on business trip — any recommendations?

    12. Sunny — on 4th November, 2006 at 9:13 pm  

      El Cid - the city has changed its name as of last week. Those kannada ppl are crazy. I thought the Marathis were bad :|
      Its now Bengaluru or something. Haven’t been there for years though… sorry!

    13. El Cid — on 4th November, 2006 at 9:52 pm  

      Madness!
      Probably India’s most famous brand and they want to bin it. Reminds of that time when BT wanted to switch to Hermes. Or maybe I’m too much of a suit these days.

    14. sabinaahmed — on 4th November, 2006 at 10:49 pm  

      ElCid
      Banglore is now called “BandaKaluru”,or the place of “boiled beans”.According to legend, warriors spent the night there after a battle and a woman offered them boiled beans!Make what you like of it,but it is a derivation of its pre-clonial name in the local Kannada language.
      I was there for a couple of days a year or so ago. It struck me as a very clean (by Indian standards) and organised city. The streets were wider and tree lined. Shops were clean and well stocked and the local market had the best fresh fruit and veg; i have ever seen.Of course the it is hi-tech city and full of call centers and foriegn bussineses. The climate there seemed temperate too. Hope your wife enjoys her trip.

    15. sabinaahmed — on 4th November, 2006 at 11:00 pm  

      Oh and the traffic is very civilised. Mysore is couple of hours drive from there and the Maharajas palace and the Tomb of Tipu Sultan and his palace are worth seeing . Mysore is famous for its Silk too.

    16. Vikrant — on 5th November, 2006 at 7:21 am  

      I thought the Marathis were bad :|

      Suuny at his usual anti-Marathi diatribes…

      The next time you spell Panjab, i’ll point u to this thread.

      In case you didnt know, most Marathis call the city Bombay. Mumbai is actually Gujarati & Marathi name for the city. SS renamed the city and its British named subirbs only to score brownie points with voters. It lost the next Maharashtra state election. But who cares…. Its just a stinking lil’ island aint it?

    17. Vikrant — on 5th November, 2006 at 7:27 am  

      wife going on business trip — any recommendations?

      Bangalore’s a kewl place, except that the night life is tame by North Indian standards. Moreover Bangaloreans can be unforgiving if you happen to speak an Indo-Aryan tongue. The suburb Whitefield has some great British Raj-era houses.

    18. Jai — on 5th November, 2006 at 1:53 pm  

      El Cid,

      =>”anyone here familiar with bangalore?
      wife going on business trip — any recommendations?”

      Bangalore is one of the more modern major cities in India, as Sabina Ahmed has described above. Lots of places to see — MG Road (short for “Mahatma Gandhi Road), Commercial Street, Brigade Road etc are the city’s equivalents of Bond Street, Oxford Street, Regent’s Street (esp. MG Road, which is very famous). There is an excellent shopping mall called Forum which your wife should definitely check out. Local equivalents of Starbucks & Pizza Hut are also available; I believe there’s also a TGI Fridays somewhere in the city.

      There’s an excellent, and very large, handicraft store called “Cauvery” there too, which is also extremely famous; amongst other things, they have superb sandalwood & rosewood pieces (small, but beautifully-intricate works of art, right up to very large “traditional” tables, statues etc). Many of these items are quite expensive. I remember nearby Kashmiri and Rajasthani arts & crafts stores too although I don’t know if they’re still there, but the items on display there were superb. I can’t remember the name of the shop but there’s another very, very exclusive sandalwood carvings designer store relatively close by as well; much smaller than Cauvery, but the standard of artwork is outstanding if you and your wife are into that kind of thing.

      The city centre also has a couple of very good designer jewellery stores too, so I also recommend those if your wife is looking to buy some gold or diamond accessories (obviously quite steep but it’ll be cheaper than the UK).

      Plenty of excellent restaurants around, both high-end “North Indian cuisine” places and some smaller fast-food joints for local food. If your wife likes “dosas” (a classic South Indian dish) then she’ll be spoilt for choice.

      I will have to disagree with Vikrant regarding a couple of points; the nightlife is apparently pretty good in Bangalore assuming you have a bit of money, especially what they call “pubs” (which are basically bars), some clubs are also around. Also, neither I nor any of my family have ever experienced any problems with regards to getting a response in Hindi — assuming the other party can speak the language — and a very large number of people can speak English too.

      If your wife visits some of the more exclusive designer sari stores then bear in mind that the staff may expect her to definitely buy something; some of these places are quite rarified and frequented by extremely affluent clientele, so they tend to look down on what they perceive as “time-wasting window-shopping” by customers.

      I can’t remember the exact name of the place but they have a local version of Silicon Valley with exclusive IT companies etc based there, so your wife may want to check that out too just to see the really “cutting edge” part of the city.

      Also, I strongly recommend she visits the Botanical Gardens, which are usually packed with families and of course romantic couples. Very peaceful, very tropical, and quite large too. Nice place to go in the evening just to chill out.

      On the whole Bangalore’s a relatively safe place and the people are generally noticeably more polite than those in some north Indian cities; as a woman your wife should get comparatively less hassle there.

      I hope all this proves useful.

    19. Andrew — on 5th November, 2006 at 2:28 pm  

      Does anyone know why people near my house think it is acceptable to let of fireworks at 11:30 at night?

    20. Chairwoman — on 5th November, 2006 at 2:39 pm  

      Jai - Nobody makes me want to shop like you do :-)

      Andrew - No, but I was similarly irked last night. And La Fluffita indulged in extreme barking.

    21. Vikrant — on 5th November, 2006 at 2:43 pm  

      Also, neither I nor any of my family have ever experienced any problems with regards to getting a response in Hindi

      Well the town where i was born in, Belgaum has been renamed Belgaavi. While the own itself is in K’taka, it has a Marathi majority. Kannadigas and Marathis have been fighting for the control of the district (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgaum_border_dispute ). This dispute seems to be origin of apparent hatred of North Indians amongst conservative Kannadigas as Marathis are laregly viewed as Indo-Aryan “colonisers” of Deccan by South Indians. While Bangalore doesnt have a Kannadiga majority, many chaps I met there have nothing but conetmpt for North Indians if they speak Hindi in Marathi accent like my mum! (My Hindi is actually nearer to Urdu).

    22. Vikrant — on 5th November, 2006 at 2:45 pm  

      Local equivalents of Starbucks & Pizza Hut are also available; I believe there’s also a TGI Fridays somewhere in the city.

      Well i think Bangalore does have a Pizza Hut & a KFC. As for coffee houses CCD (Cafe Coffee Day) is by far best of Indian chains.

    23. El Cid — on 5th November, 2006 at 4:55 pm  

      Thanks for info. It will pass it all on (not sure about the KFC tips let alone the nightlife stuff, good or bad. I’m the only nightlife she needs :) )

    24. Vikrant — on 5th November, 2006 at 5:33 pm  

      some clubs are also around.

      Bangalore’s clubs arent clubs in conventional sense. They have pretty Taleban style rules: no “vulgar” dancing. dacing with opposite sex is discouraged. DJ ends up playing for a standing crowd.

    25. Jagdeep — on 5th November, 2006 at 8:38 pm  

      Knackered. Work. Work. More work. Family functions all weekend. Children nagging me. Wife nagging me. Mother nagging me. Cousin nagging me. Just read stories to the kids, now they are asleep, and have been going through the offers to increase my penis size, lose 3 stone in 2 weeks, make a million dollars by sending $100 to a bank account in Lagos, Nigeria, and watch hot Lolita lesbians in full uncensored squirting action, all unsolicited and in my inbox, the five or six e-mails from friends lost amidst the spam.

      But now I just want to know….what the hell is ‘squiriting action’?

    26. Clairwil — on 5th November, 2006 at 11:20 pm  

      I just want to know why I never get offered squirting action?

    27. Sunny — on 5th November, 2006 at 11:33 pm  

      Ask kismet hardy ;)

    28. Clairwil — on 5th November, 2006 at 11:48 pm  

      Aw, where is Kismet? I love the way he bounces through the threads like a merry, mad goat. I think we could all learn a lot from our Mr Hardy.

    29. Anas — on 5th November, 2006 at 11:59 pm  

      Wife nagging me…But now I just want to know….what the hell is ’squiriting action’?

      Maybe that’s something you should be nagging your wife about.

    30. Anas — on 6th November, 2006 at 12:03 am  

      Sorry, that last post was out of character.

    31. Clairwil — on 6th November, 2006 at 12:08 am  

      That may be so Anas, but it was funny.

    32. Chairwoman — on 6th November, 2006 at 9:24 am  

      Anas - Naughty corner :-)

    33. sonia — on 6th November, 2006 at 11:51 am  

      what - well what was the point in going to the ‘club’ in that case then! ;-)

      jai = bangalore sounds pretty dull - shopping shopping more shopping? :-

    34. sonia — on 6th November, 2006 at 11:52 am  

      anyways - i had a great weekend meself - went to a most interesting ‘tagore’ music evening on friday as part of the voices of bengal. it was really interesting - tabla, string quartet and a soprano all set to tagore.

    35. sonia — on 6th November, 2006 at 3:22 pm  

      Found a brilliant quiz via the livejournal memes - though you lot would appreciate it! ( or not ;-)

      How English Are you

    36. Leon — on 7th November, 2006 at 10:30 am  

      Well, that has got to go down as the worst weekend on record for me (at least in recent memory). No surprise really, shite end to a shite week…*needs a long holiday*

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