01 December 2013

Guardiola is Rajinikanth

Why, How, What?
Here's your proof.

Prerequisite: Are you a Thamizh, Football fan?

Guardiola receiving award for inventing Chitti.

Guardiola saying "Andha Aandavane namma pakkam irukaan..."

Guardiola saying "Ulle Po" To Manu.

Guardiola trying Padayappa Salute

Jose saying "Enna Sivaji ipdi panitanga..."

Guardiola saying "Idhu Kuluvaali" and asking for route to Kallipatti

Guardiola and Sammer singing "Kaatu Kuyilu Manasukkula"

Guardiola goes "Ooo Kick Yeruthe..."

Guardiola goes "Ma'am. Just a minute" #Padayappa

Guardiola tries "Pera kettavudane chumma athiruthilla!"and fails.

Guardiola says to Ribery "Naan Oru thadava sonna..."

Malai da.  Annamalai.

From 5 minutes and One Google search. I'm guessing we could map every famous Rajini quote if we delve further. 

08 September 2013

Of Google Scholars and Wiki Wizards

Art by Retronator at Deviant

'Wait. Really?'

Peter Tharoll opened google in a new tab and typed 'Amit Rover involvement in murder'. He skimmed through the top two links, one about some hearing about it that happened two weeks earlier and another was a random blog that seemed very anti-political. All major politicians were linked to something or the other in that blog.

He went back to the facebook discussion where people were arguing for and against the fellow. His first googling showed him his manifesto and it looked good. He had mentioned development, roads and schools. So, Tharoll put in a statement supporting Rover for the elections that were coming up. Some random guy named Ajay Pradhan showed up and said, 'but he is being investigated for murder!'

Tharoll didn't have a clue. He told himself that he should have refrained from putting that comment on his friend's post. Now, everyone would know that he didn't know anything.

The case was still being heard. 'Ha, there's a point I can use', he thought to himself.

He went back to the post and started typing out the comment, 'I knew some guy would show up and pin it on Mr. Rover and here is @Ajay. The case is still being heard. Who are you to...' he went back to Google and looked up the top two links about Mr. Rover's major opponent in his constituency, the sitting MLA. He found lots of complaints about how the constituency became worse than it was five years ago. 'Brilliant', he thought to himself.

He started retyping the comment. He was determined to make the other guy look stupid. 'Mr. Rover is a national icon and a possible ministerial candidate. That'd bring a lot of focus to the constituency and development will be forced to happen. Also, the case you're mentioning is still being heard in the courts. Accusing him of that reeks of stupidity and disregard for the Law. Do the words Innocent until proven Guilty mean anything to you?'

Two edits later, he published the comment.


Ajay Pradhan saw his notification.

'What? The case is still going on? But I read on that blog...' "Damn it", he shouted at the empty room around him.

He went back to googling Mr. Rover and his opponent. He thought he found something against Mr. Rover when he saw that blog. Now, his comment just looked stupid. He found how the sitting MLA had zero cases against him (score!) and researched more about the case and Mr. Rover in general. He found some accusations about local goondas being protected by him. 'Awesome, I can make something out of this', he thought. He found a random blog post where a lady complained about eve teasing on the roads in one of the arterial roads in the area.

'Mr. Rover's election will only embolden the Goondas in the area to become more shameless and fearless. Read this link about how a lady was harassed by Goondas backed by him. And you want citations for that, I suppose? Read this news from a local media channel. You mentioned that the case was still being heard. Did you see that all the guys who are in police custody are goons working for this rowdy Bajan Raj? There is little doubt who did it, but the law is being arm twisted to protect Rover.

Our sitting MLA has enough problems protecting the likes of you and me from monsters like Rover. And he has zero cases against him. It is appalling to see how you could support such antisocial elements.'

That looked good. He was getting prepared for a long debate on that thread.


PS: Unedited version. Thought of putting this up on the stories blog, but this didn't feel so much like fiction.

21 July 2013

Ship of Theseus, A Review? A Rant?

  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    cinematography - beyond good. If I make a movie in this life and I get to work with that quality of lighting / camera work, I'd cry out of sheer happiness.
    some actors - jaw-drop-level good. esp the monk.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    the monk's suffering, however, is best left to himself. or a mere minute can be enough.
    ten minutes of suffering? "what dafuq did i sign up to watch" level.
    deliberate attempt at slow scenes - ok, can adjust. director's freedom.
    the story sucked.
    the message was good, even necessary.
    the story sucked.
    the last ten minutes were for some feel good part.
    all of us knew exactly what was gng to happen, and it did.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    i am not saying, or rather, I don't have any rights to say it shouldn't have been
    but i didn't like the ending.
    i felt the attempt was, for the lack of a better word, average.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    I do not think art movies are great by default
    A book I write appeals to me. I write for myself. Everyone writes for himself.
    When that happens, it's called art, imo.
    When it appeals to everyone else, it's called great
    This won't.
    Godfather did.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    In a weird way, Dark Knight did.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    Fight Club did that with a grin.
    V for Vendetta defined it for me. Midnight in Paris was fantastic. The Man from Earth reached new levels.
  • Aswin Sambamurthy

    I felt this was more like Modern art.
    It is, imo, for people who'd make a mountain out of a mole.
    If people sign up for organ donation after watching this, I'd feel happy that organs are being donated and sad that this movie made them do it.
    I still think this is better than many other movies out there. I just don't think it is get up and clap level  like some worl-famous reviewers say.
    -- Too lazy to write one. Pasting from chat.