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Why do we need to ask you if you are going to tell me this

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One of the worst sound bytes in the recent history

Wow, we did not know this, did we? I neither hate her nor like her but this is just a absurd sound byte or maybe this website decided to publish just the stupidest part or maybe her speech writer with the good intentions of not stressing her command of the Rashtrabaasha too much, decided to give her just a few words. I wonder what she thinks about the resignation of the Italian Prime Minister.

As I was writing this, I was recollecting who else gives sound bytes that absolutely marvelously gloriously overstates the very obvious. I could only think about Mr. President Bush. He is so predictable that a local radio station had a morning show where each host picks up five words that he will use during the course of his state of the union address and each time the President uses the word, the host who picked that word needs to take a tequilla shot or if he is too stoned, take a gulp from his beer bottle. Needless to say, the guys were reeking alcohol in the first five minutes. The words they picked: Iraq, terrorism, freedom, marines, troops etc…

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Written by Sudarshan Suresh

February 25, 2007 at 8:22 pm

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Riveting

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It is 1:25 a,m on a Sunday morning and I am wide awake in my bed. I just saw a movie for the umpteenth time and I feel affected by it. I just saw Nayagan. There are scenes in the movie that can keep you up at night and I tip my hat to Manirathnam for writing a tight script and to Kamal for translating Velu Naicker to Celluloid. I almost know every scene by rote but I watched the movie expectantly just as I did the first time. My observation this time was how each death to a family member changes the complexion of the protoganist’s life. He flees the scene after the first death [ biological dad], announces himself on the scence after the second death [death of the muslim dad] , reinforces his position after the third [ death of his wife] and loses himself after the fourth. [ death of his son]

Apart from Kamal who has just raised the bar and in my opinion he is better than Brando or Pacino, there are two other very powerful characters in this movie played by veterans Janagaraj and Delhi Ganesh – both of them known otherwise for their performance in comic roles. The scene before last when Kamal is about to be produced in court and Janagaraj assures him that nothing will happen to him is just a marvellous piece of work bringing out both hope and apprehension. The scene never fails to bring a tear to my eyes. Janagraj is usually criticized for being loud but in this movie, he has played his part to perfection and I have often wondered whether I would ever be that fortunate to have friend like him till death.

I think one of the strengths of the movie is that it touches the depth of human relationships through just everyday happenings. A boy looking out for his father, a man looking out for his wife, kids and friends, a daughter who loves her dad even if he is a gangster are all norms of life and the ones which need not be eloborated through songs and this is exactly something that Manirathnam movies has understood and somehow some of the other directors have not.

Each time I have seen it, I have seen it from entirely different
perspective. This time I was surprised that Mani had raised the
subject of the slums being razed for infrastructure development in such
a subtle yet “in your face” manner. Although I don’t agree with
Naicker’s means of tackling the issue by force, I can totally identify
with the frustration and helplessness. The scene where he exhorts the doctor to treat the sick poor child is a classic and it truly reflects the deep chasm in the availability of health care between the rich and the por.

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February 25, 2007 at 10:04 am

look who is on weed today

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Kapil Dev – he wants the vice captaincy to go Ganguly because he expects the vice captain to be young and a future leader and it should not be Sachin. I expect him to come out on Karan Thapar tomorrow and express his teraful apology to Sachin. With opinions like this, he has sealed his spot on the pre-game show with Mandira Bedi
Poor Mandira.

Not to be outdone by Kapil Dev, Kumble says this will be his last one day series [ I thought he said that before the previous world Cup] and wonder no more about what he is going to be doing – he is going to wrong un Mandira
Poor Mandira.

I went to the doc asking him whether I have Mandira fever. He rebutted and said what I have is Malaria.

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February 24, 2007 at 8:21 pm

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Leave the kids alone

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A pen might be a mightier than the sword but the textbook is mightier than the pen. If you do not beleive it, here is 1. Exhibit A and 2. Exhibit B

Rock Paper Scissors…. Pen Sword Textbook… Rock Paper Scissors…. Pen Sword Textbook…..

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February 24, 2007 at 2:30 am

Posted in Smoking Crack

Fire the Intern

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Wow, look at this page. When I was really young ( Gawd knows how many years ago that was), there was magazine section which would challenge people to find six differences between two identical pictures. These Google and Yahoo pages should probably send in their entries to that magazine and it would be push to find out the six differences if the words Google and Yahoo should not cited as differences.

Tune into Cramer’s show tonight and I am sure he would say “Google stocks dropped $5.23 to a measly $470.62 after this bust”.

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February 24, 2007 at 12:38 am

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Smoke weed Everyday

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I think Gary Sobers is on weed . I do not have a predication for the winner but I am sure West Indies will not make it out of the Super Eight stage.

Even the Oklahoma Governor might not know that this University existed but someone from farway Chennai found them and inked a MoU with them. What is more puzzling is that what can Central OK Univ bring to the table. Atleast from the listing of departments on their website, they do not seem to have a law school. I blame Google for this mishap.

Wimbeldon is now offering equal prize money for women. I think along with this they should give 30000 beatings for each of the 127 players on the mens field who cannot stop Fedrer or even better if they abolish the men’s tournament and make Fedrer play in the women’s field. I am getting fed up of the monopoly.

I am tired of this old proverb “People living in glass houses should not throw stones at others”. I am framing my own – “Guys who cannot find their a****** on a bright day using his torch light should not be worried about others” . Cheney– the master of misfiring is worried about some other countries misfiring.

Michael Jackson is in Iran these days. He is pushing for a cause. After, a decision to plan a Men-Free Tourism island was announced, Jackson has been meeting with Ahmadinejad to see whether he could be a part planner and founder of a “Adult-Free” Tourism Island

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February 23, 2007 at 7:03 am

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Flip Flop…

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An idea for a southwest.com commercial that I am planning to direct for the Super Bowl next year

A scene in a house in Kansas. All characters in this story are absolutely real.

Son 2 : Dad, How was man made?

Dad: We evolved from apes.

Son 1 (about 15 years): But you told me that God made us reading from my textbook when I was his age.

Southwest Announcer: Wanna get away?, Southwest.com has fares…

Yet another wanna get away moment. But this time, my commiserations for the Dad because what will the poor man do, if they choose to dilly-dally so much on the subject.

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February 14, 2007 at 5:50 am

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Thank you Mr. Smith

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San Diego Chargers fired Marty Schottenheimer and I have absolutely nothing against Marty, yet I am extremely happy because atleast sports talk radios will stop talking about Anna Nicole Smith. Even President Ford’s death caused lesser furore than Ms. Smith’s death and by the way I just wanted to make it clear that the person I have thanked in the title is Mr. AJ Smith, GM of San Diego Chargers and is no way connected to Ms. Smith or her baby. Despite this year being a curtain raiser to one of the mist important election years, Larry King has vowed to bring to light the real dad of Ms. Smith’s baby by interviewing everyone of the 32 aspirants in prime-time television and has decided to name this series – “American Idle”. Why not- the prize money is a baby and 460 million

In a totaly unconnected happening as I was flipping television channels during Larry King, I saw Office Space where one of my favorite dialogues was airing out loud – “Lumbergh F*****d her”

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February 13, 2007 at 6:08 am

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Super Bowl ads

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When you look at the Super Bowl ads and rest of ads during the year, you really wish that Super Bowl never really ends because the ads during the other 364 days are downright miserable, awful, lousy and nauseating. I think the ad film makers in the United States are like some of the essential service workers in India who show up on select days like Diwali, Pongal to collect alms. Anyways, I thought the Budweiser Gorilla advertisement was the top pick. Animals are always fun to watch especially the stupid ones.

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February 6, 2007 at 6:31 am

It was Gross Man!

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I am sure why the Bears lost the Super Bowl. Lovie Smith skipped his Sunday mass and decided to see some film to analyze the game. While Lovie was seeing film, Dungy was seeing the Faith. God brought the rain, instructed Satan to sleep with Rex in the afternoon and thus the Bowl was won.

I wasn’t sure what Mr. Rex was doing there? After he threw the first interception, Rex’s situation was most appropriate for Southwest Airlines “Wanna get away?” series of ads. I am sure that Rex will make an appearance again on Super Bowl Sunday next year but that time it will be during the breaks where he would have replaced K Fed in that commercial for Nationwide Insurance. Rex will be tossing a Chicago Pizza instead of the pigskin and the punchline “Life hits you fast” can run underneath.

While everyone in sports talk radio has been saying it wasn’t just Grossman, I think it was Grossman who engineered the defeat. He bobbled snaps, threw interceptions and pushed his team out of contention while his defense kept them in the game. If the defense put one foot forward, Grossman dragged the team back by a few feet.  He played badly and with such play, he is not fit to be a quaterback even at his alma mater – University of Florida.  Lovie, please don’t give this guy any love and make him fight for the starting job in the training camp.

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February 6, 2007 at 6:24 am

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