Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Wandering Thoughts

......Cause in my head there’s a greyhound station
Where I send my thoughts
to far off destinations
So they may have a chance of finding a place
where they’re far more suited than here.....

'Where Soul meets Body' - Death Cab for Cutie

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Movie: Bin-Jip

On sunday night, quite by accident, I watched a Korean movie called 3-Iron. And I can't stop talking about it! The original is called Bin-Jip (literally meaning Empty Houses). The english title refers to a Golf club which plays a small part in the movie.

The movie is about a drifter, a person who breaks into peoples home eats, sleeps and leaves without stealing anything. He runs into this woman with an abusive husband and they run away. What happens then forms the crux of the movie.

I saw only 2/3rd's of the movie, and in all of it the couple do not exchange a single word. Yet, their silence speaks more than all the words in most of our movies. The movie is subtitled but you hardly need them to understand the movie. The actors are very good as well. Finally, one may have differing view points on the way the movie ends etc. but what I am sure everyone will agree on is the treatment of the film. Its so simple yet so different from what you normally see. It's just brilliant.

I have heard a lot about the South Korean movie industry being one of the best. Going by this movie, I can't wait to see more korean movies. Thank god for Netflix & Blockbuster.

PS: For more about the movie, this is the IMDB link and this is the Rotten Tomatoes link

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Friday, January 26, 2007

...Miss Sharapova leads Miss Williams by 0 sets to -1

I had high hopes for the Women's final at the Australian Open. With Sharapova & Vaidisova (who I wrote about here) in the final, It could have been the sexiest tennis final since Sabatini & Graf. And maybe a decent tennis match too. Instead we now have to suffer the insufferable, a grunting, panting Serena Williams.

I think Women's Tennis should take a leaf out of Golf and introduce a handicap system for Serena. Maybe she should be made to start all games with a set deficit. What say?

Added later: Before you guys label me rasict, let me say in my defence that I can't stand Amelie Mauresmo either!

Added even later: I have nothing against women of any colour. It is just that I can't handle the fashion sense of Miss Williams, the blinding green outfit, the oversized earrings, outlandish hair and of course the grunting.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Ice Squad

Last Thursday night I was at a Ice Hockey game in Atlanta between the Atlanta Thrashers and the Montreal Canadiens. The game was expected to be a good one, played as it was between two of the better teams this season, but fizzled out into a one-sided contest with the Canadiens winning 4-1. However the game was much more exciting compared to your average baseball game and maybe even American football because there were far fewer interruptions.

But what I liked best were the Ice Squad. These are the women who come out skating during the breaks to clean up the arena. You have to give it to the Americans for introducing pretty women everywhere possible in any sport. The squad were so hot the ice was literally melting beneath them. My mate from work Rob had this to say about them, "they are hot, they practically wear nothing and they clean. they are every man's dream!". Agree with you One Hundred percent buddy

PS: I did some digging up and found pictures of the squad on the Thrashers site. But I think the pictures were taken in Siberia or something because they are wearing a lot more clothes than they were on the Ice hockey Arena!

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sweetest weekend ever....

...Has to be! Football at this level is what you live and die for. Coming back from 0-1 down to beat the league leaders 2-1. 12 points behind in fourth place and beating the leaders in both encounters of the season. I think am going to be high for a week!

PS: If you still don't know what I am talking about read this.

Friday, January 12, 2007


Found at the end of the credits of Hot Shots Part 1,
"if you had left when the credits began you would have been home by now!"

The second one I had come across a while back and forgotten.I saw it today when I was browsing through Confused's blog.

The day after it was supposed to have snowed and didn’t, a female news anchor in michigan apparently turned to the weatherman and asked, “So Bob, where’s that 8 inches you promised me last night?”