Various News

Well, we just finished watching My Name is Khan. The phrases I said the most while watching it were “Oh. My. GOSH.” and “What the HECK?” because it was a bizarre experience. In fact, after watching it, I’ve decided to take back the happy birthday wishes for KJo, because I’m seriously freaked out now. No, I still love him. But I wonder how an educated, privileged, well-traveled man could get the US so entirely wrong in such a totally weird way. I really do.

Karan claims to have “outgrown mush” and this news story (about the new film I Hate Luv Stories) even claims that My Name is Khan is a serious political-human statement, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating, my friends, and I’m just not convinced.

I like Imran’s take on the film, (I Hate Luv Stories, not My Name is Khan). “We are making films for the Indian industry so why not just make it the way everyone loves them? Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t everybody get excited all at once

But it’s somebody’s birthday! Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Birthday, Madhuri!

That’s right folks. Stupid Saturday has been postponed in favor of celebrating this gorgeous woman‘s 43rd birthdayUnfortunately, the only movie of hers I’ve seen so far is Dil and (heh heh) I was mostly absorbed in paying attention to Aamir Khan. OOOPS. :(

She has been in a lot of movies, though, and I’m sure I’ll get to watch a few more sometime, and I’m equally sure that I like her. A lot. Anyway there are a couple of her films that I’m definitely going to make an effort to see like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and Aaja Nachle (although I want to see that one not because of Madhuri, but because I hear that Akshaye Khanna is the best villian of all time in that movie)

Anyway, since today is her birthday I thought I’d give a shout out and all that. Aaja Nachle is not her only film with Akshaye Khanna, they were also in Mohabbat together. I figured since Akshaye (along with Sunil Shetty) is more or less our unofficial mascot (don’t ask why; it’s just because we love him, okay?) a song from that movie would be appropriate. Don’t miss watching this, it’s hilarious (AND adorable!):

Tractor fight

So we’ve nearly recovered from an overwhelming weekend what with Tulip Time (which meant giving tours and running around in wooden shoes to Hannah, and selling lots of pastry to me), our brother’s college graduation, my cat running away (and being found again this Sunday!) and various other happenings. But things are somewhat back to normal now so I’m going to try to get back to posting.

BUT although I tried (I really did) to come up with something brilliant to post I guess today is not the day. So I’ll leave you with a clip from a Telugu film that my dad showed to me.

I can sort of tie this in to Tulip Time. We’re in the Midwest after all, of course our parades feature tractors (what kind of parade can you have without them?) But I’ve never seen anyone do what the guy in this video does (to tell you the truth, I suspect it to be slightly unrealistic) Apparently if you just put enough will-power into it you can make your tractor fly/jump. Awesome. But it’s not a John Deere. Too bad.

Stupid Saturday – Love Story 2050

(alternately titled Since I Knew It Was a Bad Movie, Why Did I Watch It?)

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