Saturday, July 28, 2007

Crossroads Guitar Festival

Damn! Would have tried to get tickets if I had known about this earlier. Just look at the lineup - Clapton, Jeff Beck, Sheryl Crow, Buddy Guy, BB King, Los Lobos, John Mayer, John McLaughlin, Willie Nelson, Steve! Hosted by Bill Murray to boot. Sold out in ten minutes, apparently.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Knocked Up

Knocked Up is the quintessential guy movie. I had a great time watching it and would strongly recommend it to any male, especially those in my age group. The jokes are brilliant, the male bonding stuff is so real, so cool, it makes you want to call your closest buddies and head over to the nearest pub.

If you are a wife/girlfriend/significant other, you might want to give this a miss. Seriously.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Movie of the year

Guys, watch Rataouille. No, really. Drop whatever you are doing right now and watch it. Go!

One of the best films I've seen in a long, long while.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Traveling Again

At the Frankfurt airport again. What joy! On the way to Indianapolis this time. What does one do there, I wonder.

Oh, well. Once more unto the breach.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Kiddie Tales Vol 4

It helps having your parents over to babysit your kid, especially during the long summer holidays. One problem though is that the kid gets influenced quite a bit by the grandparents. Having your child go through the usual Ramayana-as-told-by-grandma routine is to be expected, of course. What one doesn't expect though is to see the kid look at a spoonful of salt and go,"Oh, King Lear!". Not to mention said kid lifting left arm and pointing out,"Biceps, triceps and deltoid!".

Deltoid, indeed.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Thoughts from the last few days

Facebook trumps orkut hands down. The first social networking site I've been impressed with. is a pretty good site for music. Plugs in well - I think - into your music player too.

Ocean's 13 has quite a few in-jokes. I got one Godfather reference - when Reuben is sick and asks Danny,"I hear cars coming and going, I hear Linus crying. I think you should tell me what everyone seems to know." I missed the others - two characters named Virgil and Turk, Danny telling Banks "What I want, what's most important to me...." and the fact that Scott Caan is the son of James Caan.

The last dialogue between Danny and Rusty was good. Rusty - ok, Brad Pitt - telling Clooney to try and keep the weight off between jobs next time, which is a reference to the weight Clooney put on for Syriania. Clooney responds by asking Pitt to settle down and have a couple of kids, which doesn't need to be explained.

Linus' fake nose being called The Brody was pretty funny too. Hope Adrien Brody is laughing somewhere.