Last open thread from me


by Katy
24th November, 2006 at 2:48 pm    

I don’t know if it’s the last ever, or just the last for a while, but I definitely need a break. This is not about anything that anyone in particular has said or done on the site recently.

In the meantime, here’s an open thread. Weekend plans, interesting news, you all know the rules. Nothing political, no political comments, no links to any political sites. Any comments along those lines will be deleted.

Have fun, all.

Sunny adds: Off-topic, Claire Simpson has emailed in to say she has started a blog on the collapse of Farepak and the impact it has had on families in similar situations.
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  1. The Real Man Fraternity

    Return of the Farepak scrooge…

    ‘Noooo!’, I shout from the rooftops. Do not support them. In my earlier article on the issue I explicitly said ‘let them suffer’ and I stand by my words. I have read the entries in the Unfarepak blog, and this only strengthens my cold, steely resol…




  1. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 2:57 pm  

    If you’re busy or bored with PP fair enough but if (as I suspect) you feel excluded in some form I think it would be a great shame if you left us.

    You’re one of the most committed contributors on here, always thought provoking, greatly insightful and a much needed balance to the typical political slants at work here. I know we haven’t always seen eye to eye but on a personal level I’d miss your postings.

    Seriously re-consider leaving.

  2. sonia — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:04 pm  

    hi katy! i’m bushed. god im looking forward to the weekend. longingly thinking about getting out of london for the weekend and recovering from a hectic few weeks..

    might try to catch the Bond movie over the weekend!

  3. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:09 pm  

    Worth seeing too. Not amazing but the best Bond film in years…

  4. sonia — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:12 pm  

    yes no doubt it will be fun! though this fellow doesn’t really feel like ‘Bond’ to me – i’ll be missing mr.brosnan i think..still ya never know!

  5. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:17 pm  

    Oh dear god no, Brosnan was the worst Bond of the lot, even worse than Roger Moore! This guy really does Bond like he should be, he’s almost as good as Connery.:D

  6. Sunny — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:18 pm  

    I still want to go see Borat :(

  7. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:23 pm  

    Wait for the DVD release, it isn’t as good as it could’ve been. Damn shame because I spent weeks collecting links for a piece I was writing for PP. After I saw the film I couldn’t be bothered because it doesn’t deserve the effort…

    To be clear; very funny in places (that hotel room fight!) but marred by a weird and disjointed attempt at a love story plot.

  8. Jagdeep — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:33 pm  

    Stick around Katy — and Chairwoman too. We need all the women as we can get to make sure the vibe of the place stays balanced, and not some macho posturing sewer like the comments board of some sites, and we need people from as wide a variety of backgrounds as possible — what makes this place better than every other site is the mix of people who read and comment — even though it is a blog with a general Asian focus, can you name me any other British site where people from such a varied background congregate to debate and crack jokes? Asian, black, white, mixed race, Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jew and lunatics like Kismet Hardy — is there any other blog that has this kind of readership or commenters?

    The answer is no. So you are needed and in fact more important to the success and the vibe of this place then you can probably imagine. And you’ll have people that stick up for you too if you are gratuitously bullied. So please stick around.

    ———

    Now, I wanted to see the new James Bond too but I have decided to do something romantic on Saturday night for the wife. But then again, if I get asked by my brother I might just go and watch Bond instead :-)

    Who said Punjabi men are not romantic?

    (the answer is — Punjabi women! Just kidding. Why oh why oh why do I have to be a Romeo i feel so phoney being romantic)

  9. El Cid — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:33 pm  

    C’mon Kate, be strong.
    A break = good; sulky isolationism = bad
    Colonel Mustapha has gone.
    Jay Singh has gone.
    Would be a shame to lose you too (even if we have often not seen eye to eye)

  10. El Cid — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:35 pm  

    Jagdeep is right.
    My raving machismo needs toning down with calm female reasoning.

  11. El Cid — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:37 pm  

    Jagdeep, why not do the two?
    Or doesn’t the old lady want to watch James Bond?
    You can go for a meal together afterwards after all.
    Common sense to me

  12. Jagdeep — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:38 pm  

    Where is Kismet Hardy as well? You have to admit that this place loses a certain something when that mad man isnt posting at least one stupid pun a day.

  13. Jagdeep — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:44 pm  

    El Cid trust me, if theres one thing she hates its watching the films I want to see. She’s a bloody Bollywood freak and I can’t stand watching them in a cinema. I’m saving up to take her somewhere in January for a surprise long weekend — either Paris or Madrid. What i want to know is, why can’t she do something romantic for me for a change? Equal rights for women means they have to make an effort too!

  14. El Cid — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:50 pm  

    I agree. Totally.
    So give it a shot: you choose the film, she chooses the restaurant.

    Paris on the Eurostar — very nice!
    But if you go to Spain, I recommend Sevilla for a long weekend.

  15. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:52 pm  

    ROLF! Watching Bollywood movies in the cinema? Isn’t that some kind of endurance test they use to train Green Berets??

  16. Jagdeep — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:54 pm  

    Sevilla eh? I’ll make a note of that…

    Right I’m knocking off early, have a good weekend everyone, and remember, don’t accept drinks from shady looking Russian men if you go the pub this weekend.

    Au revoir………

  17. Sunny — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:54 pm  

    I think Kismet is being forced to do some work for once.

  18. Jai — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:56 pm  

    Jagdeep,

    Casino Royale is very romantic in places, certainly more overtly so than most of the other Bond films (except for the one with George Lazenby). But if Mrs Jagdeep is insisting on seeing a romantic Indian flick, I guess you could always take her to see Umrao Jaan. Or Waris Shah if it’s still playing anywhere; Gurdas Maan’s actually a very good actor, especially if you’ve seen Shaheed-e-Mohabbat, and his “traditional” singing in Waris Shah is really good — I think he’s much better at those kind of songs than some of the “pop bhangra” he’s been doing in his more recent albums.

  19. Douglas Clark — on 24th November, 2006 at 3:59 pm  

    Katy,

    Can I get this under the radar ’cause I thought it was funny? If not, delete away:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKTsJpfC0IQ

  20. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:01 pm  

    It’s been posted here on PP, Douglas, months ago.

  21. Jai — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:02 pm  

    Katy,

    Jagdeep’s post #8 is right on the money — having you here on PP makes a huge difference, both in terms of your personality and with regards to having a non-Asian non-male presence here. Having participated in some other Asian internet discussion forums, trust me when I say that these things are very important, especially with regards to preventing an excessively insular atmosphere.

    I’ve said before that I absolutely love your writing — and your own blog is brilliant too. Please don’t leave PP; it would be a tremendous loss to this blog. And don’t let other commenters’ possibly negative behaviour drive you away — this blog is a more balanced and down-to-earth place than most, and there are plenty of folk here who have been more than willing to defend you should the need have arisen, and will continue to do so.

  22. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:04 pm  

    Kate, just to let you know that PP will not be the same without you. Take a break but please make sure you come right back!

  23. Jai — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:10 pm  

    Regarding the latest 007 flick:

    I saw Casino Royale last weekend. Interesting experience; quite different to the “typical” Bond movie. It’s very post-Bourne Identity in the overall style and also the way the Bond character’s been reinterpreted (and played by Daniel Craig – who is very different indeed to Pierce Brosnan. There are actually some similarities to Sean Connery’s version back in the 60s). The film’s far more realistic than usual, and a lot more mature in terms of showing the emotional impact of Bond’s experiences on his character. There is an element of “Bond Begins” like the recent Batman movie; if you see the film you’ll understand what I mean. Daniel Craig himself is surprisingly good and does a great job in portraying exactly how and why Bond turns into the guy we’re all familiar with.

    The romance between Bond and Eva Green is very well portrayed; her character is shown to be a lot more rounded than the usual Bond heroines are, and she’s certainly able to hold her own against him. Personally I found the development of their relationship to be quite touching, especially the unusual depiction of Bond actually falling for her in the real sense. It’s integral to the future development of his character and attitude to life.

  24. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:28 pm  

    Hmmn this weekend there will be two weddings to attend and some more furniture shopping. Have parties coming up and guests so far have complained about seating on stools instead of proper chairs. As long as there’s no repeat of last Friday, this weekend will be a breeze. Two friends from the UK who were in Bali decided to drop in for the weekend then. They arrived on Friday afternoon and by that evening, I had nine people inviting themselves to dinner. I still don’t know quite how that happened and so fast too but it was great fun in the end. Good mix of people too: 3 brits, 2 aussies, 2 vietnamese, 1 frenchman and 2 singaporeans. The rest of weekend was spent doing touristy things with friends – singapore slings at the Long Bar at the Raffles, moroccan food at Arab street, chinatown museum, shopping for pirated dvds in little india, you get the picture.

  25. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:31 pm  

    I’ve never watched a single Bond movie in full. Am contemplating this one just for Daniel Craig as I liked him enough as Ted Hughes in the Sylvia Plath movie to look him up on imbd then.

  26. Amit — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:45 pm  

    Why can’t Sunny leave instead of you! :(

  27. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 4:49 pm  

    Wha!? No way man, that’d be the pits, can’t we just grab the pitch forks and torchs and go, mob like, into the night after Anas?:p

  28. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:00 pm  

    Not too fair to pick on Anas either. He is who he is; one could just ignore him as he himself suggested.

  29. miraxx — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:02 pm  

    But i wouldn’t mind Alhack leaving, not that he is here all that much, mind. And Sajini is next to useless.

  30. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:06 pm  

    miraxx @ 28 yeah I know I was just being absurd really (which the net doesn’t show too well) hence all the pitch fork and mob language…

  31. Douglas Clark — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:15 pm  

    miraxx,

    Post 20. Ho hum, so much for me trying to be cool. Katy, you’re a breath of fresh air on here, gonny no leave :(

  32. raz — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:40 pm  

    Don’t mess with Hundal, Amit. He has the power to make people ‘disappear’. Just look what happened to Jay Singh.

    Anyway, here’s raz’s customary movie link for the weekend, the Indian version of Michael Jacksons thriller:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LbvP7dT3Dx0

  33. Katy — on 24th November, 2006 at 5:41 pm  

    Oh dear – please no Anas witch hunt, he annoys me sometimes but so do lots of people, and that is really not the issue. I sometimes get frustrated when an article raises what I think is a really important and valid point and then the thread gets derailed and it degenerates into a slanging match, and I’ve been more upset by that than usual possibly because I have a lot on my plate workwise and just generally have too much to think about.

    I will be back, in the New Year if not before, if only because my head has been turned by all the compliments :-D

  34. Clairwil — on 24th November, 2006 at 6:16 pm  

    Aw Katy,
    I’ll miss you but take care have a good rest and come back as soon as you can.

  35. Sid — on 24th November, 2006 at 6:18 pm  

    I too would like PP cold turkey. But I fear the withdrawal sysmptoms. (Diarrghoeah(?), chilblains, the pox).

  36. Douglas Clark — on 24th November, 2006 at 6:37 pm  

    Katy,

    Well, I suppose saving the world from road rage will take up until Christmas. And a damn fine achievement it’ll be too. Take care.

  37. Nyrone — on 24th November, 2006 at 6:54 pm  

    Raz, great video, what the hell is that guy in the Thriller video saying? “goolie-maar” doesn’t that mean ‘shoot me’ in Urdu?!?

    ..For people that haven’t seen the legendary Chacarron video yet, get ready to have your sides split with laughter…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnoaj8b2bGM

    ps: Why all this talk of 007 folks?
    Go and watch Pans Labyrinth instead, it’s out today…

  38. Don — on 24th November, 2006 at 8:41 pm  

    Pan’s Labyrinth; looking forward to that one, but it’s unlikely to play at our local flea-pit, so I’ll wait for the DVD. Sounds very promising, though.

  39. sabinaahmed — on 24th November, 2006 at 10:52 pm  

    Can anyone clarify something for me. This Russian KGB man who was murdered, all the authorities are talking about is the radiation.No one seems to say WHO was he meeting at the sushi bar? He has talked and even ditated a very eloquent letter, but there is no mention of who his assasin was,nor is the police asking for any witnesses or looking for , or describing anyone? Have I missed something?

  40. Leon — on 24th November, 2006 at 11:04 pm  

    No idea. Anyway, onto to more important news; my internet arrived at home today! w00t! You’re reading one very happy Leon, who-apart from having to update a ton of software-has discovered the joy of sharing music via iTunes with his flatmates!:D

    Roll on a weekend of mass piracy and killing people (er in CounterStrike before anyone get’s worried)!:)

  41. Nyrone — on 24th November, 2006 at 11:29 pm  

    Don/

    read this review of the film by Frank Darabont (writer/director of The Shawshank Redemption)
    http://www.deltorofilms.com/Details.php?announcementid=460

    He makes some interesting comments about supporting the film in cinema rather than waiting for the DVD.
    It’s such a great ‘review’. I was completely sold on it.

    “In a world where movies have largely become marketing commodities micromanaged by business school graduates, PAN’S LABYRINTH stands like a rare and radiant flower that unexpectedly grew and blossomed atop the crap heap. It reminds us that “art for art’s sake” is still possible in film even amidst all the franchise-and-tentpole “product” being shoveled year-round onto our screens. I bless del Toro for the reminder.

    Go see it. Drag your family and friends. Tell strangers. We must support movies like this. Like government, we get only the movies we deserve, so vote with your box office dollars. Next November, when conversation rages about what movie you’ll all go see that weekend, convince everybody to go to PAN’S LABYRINTH. If your dorky friends are hypnotized sheep who can’t bear to pass up whatever big, shiny Hollywood poop-fest is being sold to them with their Happy Meals that week, go by yourself.

    For once, do yourself and other film lovers a favor and pay to see a small but important film on the big screen. Don’t be a dickhead and “wait for the DVD.” If we support films like PAN’S LABYRINTH, perhaps we’ll get more daring and original films once in a while. If we don’t, all we’ll be left with are RUSH HOUR sequels and BEWTICHED remakes…and nobody to blame for them but ourselves.

  42. Rakhee — on 25th November, 2006 at 12:35 am  

    Hey y’all. I’m coming to you from the L to the A baby (that’s Los Angeles by the way). Out here working for a month but its been thanksgiving since Thursday so haven’t had to go to work – yay! Hit the shops today, was a lot of fun and off to spend the day at the beach tomorrow!

    Katy don’t go x

  43. Vikrant Singh — on 25th November, 2006 at 6:17 am  

    Colonel Mustapha has gone.
    Jay Singh has gone.

    err… everyone seems to ‘av forgotten Rohin… Anyways i guess its time for me to leave too. I havent been keeping well of late. Malaria and jaundice have played havoc with me body. Moreover given my academic and personal commitments i dont think i’ll have time to blog. (Not that i have been sucha serious blogger in the first place!)

    Adios fellas

    P.S Raz i do hope u behave, now that I’m gone theres no one to flamewar with!

  44. Chairwoman — on 25th November, 2006 at 12:12 pm  

    Vikrant – Good luck with the studies, your health, and of course, the ladies. I’m sure everything will be fine.

  45. raz — on 25th November, 2006 at 4:03 pm  

    In my experience, when anyone announces they are leaving a forum/blog, they are normally back a short while later. Vikrant has already done this a couple of times before, as has Jai and Amir (who has ‘left’ again but will surely be back once more).

  46. Chairwoman — on 25th November, 2006 at 4:06 pm  

    Raz – I think Amir has only gone because he doesn’t have access to a computer at the moment.

  47. William — on 25th November, 2006 at 5:28 pm  

    Nyrone etc

    Thanks for that link. I have seen the Devils Backbone and it was tremendous. How a thriller/Horror should be, does it all by art rather than flash.
    If it’s as half as good as that I’ll be seeing it on my local indie cinema if they don’t show it I will ask them to.

  48. Amit — on 25th November, 2006 at 6:40 pm  

    Raz…I’ve heard such rumours too. *quivers*

  49. sabinaahmed — on 25th November, 2006 at 6:42 pm  

    Chairwoman, now that Katy is taking a break hope you will be more visible on these pages. As everyone keeps saying we do need the feminine touch!

    I have just been reading in the paper that the late footballer George Best`s girl friend is claiming that she was haunted by him for the whole of last year,when he will sit in his favorite armchair and watch television with her and switch lights on and off!
    But now that she has moved house she doesn`t see him and she kind a misses him.
    Is this possible you think?

  50. Clairwil — on 25th November, 2006 at 7:07 pm  

    Sabina,
    At first I thought that was quite romantic but I have to say all than switching lights on and off would drive me spare. I think I’d rather a dead partner to do a bit of hoovering or make me a cup of tea.

    I don’t think much of his dedication mind you. If he’d been truly devoted he’d have followed her to her new house.

    Pah!- men, even dead they’re fickle.

  51. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 8:09 pm  

    C’mon Vik
    You know all anyone has to do is have a pop at India, and you’ll be back like a shot.
    As for Rohin:
    Ain’t he a junior doctor? Poor man ain’t got the time. (My 7 year-old daughter is just criticising my use of “ain’t”)
    As for Jay Singh: well that’s just a mystery to me. I must have missed something.
    Then there’s Sid:
    poor bugger ain’t sleeping much these days! He’s certainly not the belligerent type I remember a year ago.
    Which brings me to something that struck me a few weeks back. It involves Tottenham Lad and how he changed from extreme left to extreme right. It’s a cliche that people get more conservative (small c) asd they get older. Clearly the mortgage is a factor but .. you know.. I reckon it’s becoming a father, and possibly mother too. Althoguh in his case, it is no excuse.
    Take me; I’ve always had a bee in my bonnet about education. But now I find my tolerance of poor state standards of education eroding. I don’t mean I’m tempted by the private system. No way. My 15 minutes of fame was a few years back when I wrote an article for The Observer in which I gave Dianne Abbott hell for sending her son to private school after spending her career attacking the system with an ethnic spin.
    But now my eldest is approaching 9, the issue is troubling me greatly. I wrote to my local comp 5 months ago (ironically, it’s the same one Abbott claimed she wanted to send to her son to, if only she could — *rubs chin*). I asked them about their languages policy. These things matter to me. I want my kids to get that Spanish A-Level early doors and then have the opp to study Mandarin Chinese.
    You know the cunts still haven’t written back?
    Sigh. I wish there was a grammar option around here.

  52. Leon — on 25th November, 2006 at 8:11 pm  

    Got a link for that Observer article?

  53. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 8:17 pm  

    Um..

  54. Sahil — on 25th November, 2006 at 8:58 pm  
  55. Ellee — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:19 pm  

    You are the fourth blogger I have come across this weekend having a break. Are you a wimp?

  56. raz — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:36 pm  

    “As for Jay Singh: well that’s just a mystery to me. I must have missed something”

    There is something very fishy about the whole Jay Singh business. Not only did he suddenly vanish into thin air (having been one of the most prolific commenters), his Pickled Politics hosted blog vanished at exactly the same time. And not a word since from Hundal. I can see similarities with the Alexander Litvinenko case, mess with a Putin (or a Hundal) and you might just be ‘dealt’ with. Maybe I’ve said too much already…. Well if I suddenly vanish from PP, you all know the truth!

    SUNNY YOU CAN TAKE OUR LIVES BUT NOT OUR FREEDOM!!!!

    paranoid raz

  57. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:42 pm  

    Sunny has never said anything about it either.. Sunny?

  58. raz — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:45 pm  

    Hey El Cid, is this your article?

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/britainsschools/story/0,,1076254,00.html

  59. sabinaahmed — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:46 pm  

    Was radio active ink involved or is this a case of remote radiation and extermination?
    And never accept an invitation from Sunny for a sushi or a coffee.

  60. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:47 pm  

    grmph

  61. raz — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:54 pm  

    Actually, I’ve heard from my ISI sources that the individual bristles in Sunny’s goatee beard are in fact coated with a special Soviet-era toxin, lethal on contact with skin, which only he has immunity to. His modus operandi is to stroke his beard in a pseudo-philosophical manner before shaking hands with his victim, thus transferring the poison to do its dirty work.

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!!

  62. sabinaahmed — on 25th November, 2006 at 9:57 pm  

    Great article ElCid. When you passion about something it always filters into your writing.
    Just out of interest how is the school doing now?
    But as you say parental involvmnet is the biggest asset to a childs education.

  63. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 10:04 pm  

    I’ve been rumbled. Damn google.
    I assume you mean this school Sabina:
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/education/05/school_tables/secondary_schools/html/204_4310.stm

  64. Leon — on 25th November, 2006 at 10:11 pm  

    Ha ha! :D

  65. ZinZin — on 25th November, 2006 at 10:12 pm  

    Raz
    Is this toxin responsible for his ever expanding bald spot?

  66. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 10:17 pm  

    Btw, thnaks for the compliment Sabina
    You’re very kind

  67. El Cid — on 25th November, 2006 at 10:23 pm  

    Obviously Sunny is out having a good time while I’m chillin’ at home with La Cid and some red wine in front of the box. But I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to get to the bottom of jsinghgate

    And another thing: is Kismet Colonel Mustapha’s lovechild?

  68. Sunny — on 26th November, 2006 at 12:40 am  

    Erm, to clear up any *-gate, I don’t know what happened to Jay Singh. He was pretty anonymous and suddenly vanished one day. Which is quite a shame as he was highly intelligent and a great contributor.
    As for Rohin – I dunno! He’s gone awol since he started his work, I’ll call him tomorrow and find out. Kismet has deadlines coming up, I know that much.

    Raz – I’m on to you son :evil:

  69. Leon — on 26th November, 2006 at 12:43 am  

    Finally! My wifi network is up and running properly! Having net at home again is f’ing cool.:D

  70. soru — on 26th November, 2006 at 9:46 am  

    To the person who asked:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/russia/article/0,,1956680,00.html

    On November 1, he met Mario Scaramella, an Italian academic, at a sushi restaurant.

    You can find more about him by googling the name, I don’t want to clog up a non-politics thread.

  71. Jai — on 26th November, 2006 at 1:32 pm  

    =>”In my experience, when anyone announces they are leaving a forum/blog, they are normally back a short while later. Vikrant has already done this a couple of times before, as has Jai…”

    I only said I would leave permanently if certain matters on PP didn’t change — which they subsequently did, noticeably so.

    I did however say at the time that I was going to take a temporary break from PP, which was also something I proceeded to do. So I kept my word there.

    With regards to Jay Singh, you should all consider the possibility that he may now be posting on PP using a different username. (And no, it’s not me). If this is true and he wants to maintain his anonymity, then I guess he has the right to do so.

  72. El Cid — on 26th November, 2006 at 4:57 pm  

    Nah. Don’t buy that one. Sunny has had him wasted. He’s in the foundations of the Southall Waitrose.

  73. miraxx — on 26th November, 2006 at 6:18 pm  

    >>With regards to Jay Singh, you should all consider the possibility that he may now be posting on PP using a different username.

    My money’s on Jagdeep. Except for the family life anecdotes, he is soo Jay-like in his language and attitude.

  74. Chris Stiles — on 26th November, 2006 at 6:24 pm  


    My money’s on Jagdeep. Except for the family life anecdotes, he is soo Jay-like in his language and attitude.

    So, who did Amir turn into?

    We need a ‘spot the fed’ style competition.

  75. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 7:17 pm  

    This is the second time someone has accused me of being someone else on this blog! I must have a cyber-doppleganger. As long as I’m not accused of being a member of a porn site you might frequent I’m OK. Jai? Miraxx? Chris Stiles?

    Highlight of my weekend so far — watching Nanny McPhee whilst drunk and amusing assembled children almost as much as the movie — it’s great when you have a captive audience.

  76. Jai — on 26th November, 2006 at 7:23 pm  

    Don’t worry, Jagdeep, we won’t blow your cover. Refugees from Sunny’s Cosa Nostra-type vengeance are subject to the Picklers Protection Programme.

    *Jai taps side of nose knowingly*

  77. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 7:25 pm  

    OK Jai….I am feeling a little paranoid now.

  78. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 8:04 pm  

    Just read that review for Pan’s Labyrinth sounds good! Did some googling and Mark Kermode rates it big time…..I guess i’ll watch that if I get a chance instead of Casino Royale, which I didnt go to see this weekend, watched Nanny McPhee instead.

  79. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 8:09 pm  

    This is hilarious — Scarface the movie condensed to 1 minute 28 seconds — uhhh, kind of NSFW

    Scarface

  80. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 8:39 pm  

    All the Punjabi people get ready to laugh:

    Terminator 2 dubbed into Punjabi

  81. El Cid — on 26th November, 2006 at 9:20 pm  
  82. William — on 26th November, 2006 at 10:20 pm  

    Jagdeep

    That is quite funny.

    Believe it or not I once knew a Sikh who was a Hells Angel. He lived a kind of double life. One with the biker gang another with his Punjabi freinds.

    It was from his Sikh freinds I learned the art of lying in hedges.

    How?

    1 He took me and my wife out to meet his freinds

    2 Our first impression was that these guys can
    drink.

    3 Second impression was that they force drinks
    down guests etc.

    result = walking home I fell in a hedge

  83. Jagdeep — on 26th November, 2006 at 10:31 pm  

    William, that’s a great story, a Punjabi Hells Angel.

  84. William — on 26th November, 2006 at 10:46 pm  

    It was a long time ago. He was a bit of a rough diamond but basically a nice guy. He was with them for years. The last I heard was that some of the male members of his family went to take him in order. Got him to grow up etc! I hear he now has his own business.

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