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  • It’s the weekend open thread!

    by Katy
    29th July, 2006 at 12:03 pm    

    But it is not a very openthready weekend for me, I am afraid, because I stupidly volunteered to interview new recruits for work and am stuck in an antiquated building with no air conditioning for the whole entire weekend whilst everyone else is out having fun in the lovely slightly less hot and sticky weather.

    So as I have to work and you don’t you can all entertain yourselves. Go on, off you go. But you could start by sharing your weekend plans with us here. You know, if you really want to.

    In the meantime I must go and interview sweaty palmed newbies. Their fate rests in my hands. The power! THE POWER!

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    1. Rakhee — on 29th July, 2006 at 12:51 pm  

      Poor you Katy - this doesn’t sound like your usual *I’m doing a cartwheel because it’s the weekend open thread” style.

      If it’s any consolation, I am slowly unwinding after a brutal week at work. You know, one of those where you’re so tense it takes 2 days for your shoulders to come down from around your ears and you finally stop feeling like Hunchback of ND.

      Speaking of which, I might just go for a massage….

    2. Sakshi — on 29th July, 2006 at 1:13 pm  

      And while you are enjoying it…

      Have a look at this.

    3. Rakhee — on 29th July, 2006 at 1:45 pm  

      Wow, well I wasn’t expecting to see that!

      Kinda think it’s a shame that we’ve all become so jaded that we can’t see the beauty in something as natural as that.

      *Rakhee runs for cover as she anticipates an onslaught of rude and highly inappropriate comments - enter Kismet*

    4. Don — on 29th July, 2006 at 3:25 pm  

      ‘Kinda think it’s a shame that we’ve all become so jaded that we can’t see the beauty in something as natural as that. ‘

      I agree. Pity the baby’s head’s in the way.

    5. sonia — on 29th July, 2006 at 4:06 pm  

      good post sakshi. its very interesting people’s reactions . i had this post on my blog from way back about breastfeeding in public and it drew in comments from some right weirdos!

      the pool and jacuzzi beckon..

    6. Vikrant — on 29th July, 2006 at 4:41 pm  

      In Jaipur visitin meh Rajasthani relations… chicks here pwn… hopefully my ofrtunes will change with the ladies…

    7. TheFriendlyInfidel — on 29th July, 2006 at 5:17 pm  

      I’m off to see Superman at the IMAX which has sections in glorous 3D.

      I don’t think that this growing up lark is what it cracked up to be.

      I wish I still fitted into my superman pants … instead I’ll go for another pre-teen hero … COMMANDO!!!



    8. El Cid — on 29th July, 2006 at 5:45 pm  

      El Cid the Sexist would just like to say that it is a beautiful cover that captures the unique intimacy of the baby-mother relationship. Breasts are more than just sexual objects. If a paid-up member of the Tits Fan Club like me can see that and switch off the highly-charged lust machine within in such circumstances, then all those insecure prudes moaning about it can too. It’s not as if there’s a nipple showing. Good grief.

    9. Sunny — on 30th July, 2006 at 1:48 am  

      I’m back! From the Womad festival. And to be honest if you asked me what bands I listened and in what language, I wouldn’t be able to tell you. Nice experience though.

    10. TheFriendlyInfidel — on 30th July, 2006 at 3:15 am  

      Superman Returns is utter rubish. I know that this isn’t breaking news, but if anyone else goes to see this I would reconmend that you leave the cinema when he “falls to earth” and save valuable minutes of your life.

      Although the 3D bits where way cool!


    11. Nyrone — on 30th July, 2006 at 6:55 am  

      I saw the trailer and fell into a ‘super’ coma.
      They might as well just have super-imposed Christopher Reeve’s face over this guy, as it’s pretty obvious that one of the requirements for casting must have been to bear an eerie resemblance to the former ‘man of steel’. I’ve heard nothing but awful things from people I trust, so I’m not going to bother watching it….and why does Louis Lane look about 12-years old in this if the movie is set 5 years after the events in Superman 2 and she’s now a mother? and is it true the villian of the movie wants to destroy superman so he can deal in larger quantities of Real Estate around America? It’s like Enron all over again!

      There are only a few American ‘Blockbuster’ Films I’m looking forward to watching in the next few months:
      The Fountain
      Science Of Sleep
      Who Killed The Electric Car
      A Scanner Darkly
      The Prestige

      The one I’m most excited about is undoubtedly M Night Shyamalan’s ‘Lady in the Water’ out in 2 weeks. After getting some of the worst reviews humanly possible by the American Press and media when it was released last week, I’m now finally conviced I’m going to really enjoy it.

      The director seems to be suffering the mutha of all backlashes in the states these days after the release of the ‘The Village’ and now this, it’s funny, Time Magazine built him up on their cover as ‘the next Spielberg’ and now it’s writing scathing articles on him and his works. They take such pride in building people up and then tearing them right down. I bet it’s cos he’s an Indian! or maybe they just don’t ‘get’ his films..

      What films are people looking forward to?

    12. sunray — on 30th July, 2006 at 11:40 am  

      I went to see it yesterday and agree with you ^^.
      I got bored in the first 15 minutes.

      Its mostly a memory trip to the first Superman and Christopher Reeves!
      Dont waste your money.

      Krrish is far superior in story line and action.

    13. Rohin — on 30th July, 2006 at 11:56 am  

      Haha, Krrish is SUPERSHIT.

      Superman had a shot I quite liked - where Kal Penn is piloting the helicopter and the camera closes in on him wearing BOSE headphones. I just thought ‘INDIAN!’ to everything that was on screen! Actually… People have been saying that Kal Penn had no lines, but it’s not true - he said “I know, I know.” Stardom awaits(!) Brandon Routh was good but bland and as above just a Reeveclone. Bosworth was pretty lame and Spacey was good but no Hackman. Overall pretty forgettable.

      Come on, the only film worth waiting for this year is the Internet phenomenon that us geeks have been going nuts about for a year. SoaP.

      I have to wait till next year for TNMT and Transformers.

    14. Vikrant — on 30th July, 2006 at 12:17 pm  

      Hmm.. all Hindi stuff come out lately is bullshit… Phir Hra Oheri sort of dissappointed me but its worth your time anyday rather than Krrish!

      Neeways will be going off on a date ;) Pirates of the Carribean…

    15. Vikrant — on 30th July, 2006 at 12:38 pm  

      err… Hmm.. all Hindi stuff coming out lately is bullshit…

    16. Zak — on 30th July, 2006 at 1:51 pm  

      C’mon guys Supes wasn’t that bad..overall the reviews for it have been far better than Pirates. I agree it misses the wow factor because of the final third not bieng up tothe mark..but overall I thinks its an above average movie (minus the obvious Judeo-Christian and Greek god references)

    17. sunray — on 30th July, 2006 at 3:41 pm  

      Hahaha KRRISH has outclassed Superman in every respect.
      Except special effects.
      But even here Superman effects were unnecessary and appeared to be randomly edited together to make a film. The script was just as awful as the editing.
      It’s a total timewaster.
      As I said it’s a total remake of the first Superman.
      All the Christopher Reeves aping was obvious. I wonder if that was the intention.

    18. Nyrone — on 30th July, 2006 at 4:24 pm  

      Does anyone remember seeing an Indian made-for-TV re-make of Superman years ago where they spliced footage of the ‘hollywood’ footage of superman for the flying scenes? There was this Indian guy running into a phone booth, and then SLAM CUT to Christoper Reeves flying over new york….made NO sense. I always wondered why Hollywood didn’t sue them, but now in hindsight it probably couldn’t pin down the slipperly culprits.

    19. Vladimir — on 30th July, 2006 at 5:05 pm  

      Sunray, Haven’t seen Superman yet, if it’s as great as people said it is, I probably won’t see it! On Krrish, which is a move I have seen, thought it was very average, with not a very strong story to it, it just doesn’t have enough depth to it. And I jus hate the whole song and dance thing these day’s too.

      Nyrone you didn’t mean did you?

    20. Nyrone — on 30th July, 2006 at 9:05 pm  


    21. sunray — on 31st July, 2006 at 12:01 am  

      Vladimir I really suggest you go and see Superman.
      I think if I hadn’t seen the first Superman I would have really enjoyed Superman Returns. Make you sure you see the Superman with Chris, first to know what Im talking about.
      I loved Superman one and if you asked me to compare that to Krrish then Superman wins on all accounts. Except the bit where Clarke takes his glasses off and no one can recognise him!

      Two things about Krrish.
      1) It was made to entertain kids and an Indian audience, and not for intellects who are trying to find faults or even critics who are comparing it with Hollywood.
      2) The songs has been a part of Indian cinema since it began, so yes whilst we want Bollywood to move away from it, that is not a reason to criticise any Bolly movie. The songs were average as are in most Bolly films these days. It in no way infringes or damaged the storyline of the film.

      What is surprising everyone with Krrish is the money its making and its overwhelming popularity in India and abroad. It has competed very well with Hollywoods multimillion dollar Superman.

      Krrish $10m budget
      Superman Returns $200m

      I like this lol
      “Superman may have returned, but if he doesn’t perform up to snuff his job could soon be outsourced to India,” said Newsweek, but the Los Angeles Times was more direct: “Move over Superman, make room for Krrish.”

      Priyanks enjoying it ‘My tagline for the success of Krrish is, ‘Krissh arrives Superman returns.’ Isn’t that cool? I love it. I am so excited about the success of Krrish.,001100030001.htm

      Krrish proves that not all superheroes are made in America. India has one as well.

      I love childish articles and blogs that compare Superman with Krrish.
      Krrish is Krrish and can get killed by bullets.
      Superman is God.

      Anyway who cares what a few mindset thinks of it. The films more then proved itself.

    22. sunray — on 31st July, 2006 at 12:03 am  

      Nyrone Lol at old Bolly special effect.
      The old Bolly movies used to use a lot of western clips.
      Ive seen clips from James Bond movies too.
      They were really funny.

    23. El Cid — on 1st August, 2006 at 11:03 pm  

      It’s not the weekend anymore. It’s Tuesday. But here is a trifle offering for your perusal that doesn’t really fit on any other thread:

    24. Katy Newton — on 1st August, 2006 at 11:12 pm  

      Oh my goodness.

      My favourite part of that story is this bit:

      “If found guilty, they would almost certainly be permanently banned from practicing in India.”

    25. Sunny — on 1st August, 2006 at 11:49 pm  

      What the hell! what a bizarre story. At least the indian media is exposing this rubbish. Though i don’t know if it’ll make much difference

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