This is really addictive, this 'dear diary' stuff. I mean, if you want to write about current affairs or economic implications or whatever you need to be in touch with what is happening in the world.
Thank you, Sheela.
Ok, here goes. After watching the movie "Hangover", which incidentally we watched with (preen) Konkona Sen and Ranveer Shorey (who incidentally has a pot belly. Cool! My brother!) we watched "Ice Age 3" , in 3d, with the kids and my mom. Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Actually they (my family, not Konkona and Ranveer) had set out to watch "New York", which I refused to view unless physically threatened with fire-arms. I carried a book and decided to sit in the food court reading. Perhaps a foot note is in order here - I do not watch Yash Raj Films movies because of the Punjab ke kheta that tend to spring out of nowhere without warning, usually to a song involving Rabba and Shahrukh Khan which is known to lead to large scale suicide by non-regenerating brain cells used for important thought processes such as selecting an appropriate alcoholic beverage. I'm not made of brain cells you know. The one's I have I want to last the full 100 years or whatever.
"There's no Shahrukh Khan in this movie" said the missus
But I didn't trust her. You can never trust women when it comes to SHahrukh Khan. To any human with a Y chromosome in his body, it is self evident that SRK is a loser, ugly-pug, detestable fraud who thinks a fake stammer is histrionics. But you can't say that to a woman. She will claw your face and you will be lucky to possess the same number of nuts you were born with after she is done with you.
Luckily for me, "New York" turned out to be full, which is how we landed up for a kiddy movie which made more sense than all the YashRaj movies till date.
In other news, I just read that Google is launching a new OS. This is a straight threat to Microsoft, say the analysts. Yeah sure. People have been giving away, for free, Linux OSes better in all respects than Bill's little offerings, immune to viruses and hackers, and Linux - all flavours put together - still has less than 1% of the share. People want to pay money to Bill. I don't know why - probably his body - but they do. It is one of the facts of nature, like gravity or the insistence of the Chinese that every piece of land on earth was once an integral part of their country and they want it back.
And it is official. The movie "Kambakht Ishq" is the worst movie in the world. One of my favorite bloggers once told me that he wanted to make, for World Record purposes, the worst movie in the world and he had decided to name it "Chandni Chowk to Drona". Well his job just got harder. Beating "Kambakht Ishq" is likely to be impossible "even for me" as Akshay Kumar himself admitted.