Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Bird Flew...

... is affecting everyone. The other evening, I was at Roadtrip.

Me: I don't want any chicken in my pasta. Put anything else you got: beef, pork, fish, prawn, lamb...
Sloshed-but-trying-to-be-cool waiter: Why not sir?
Me: I suppose you guys have stopped buying chicken anyway
Sbtbc Waiter: Oh, but you don't have to worry about the chicken. It's the week-old stock that we have.

People...

... are catching on to my foodie weekend idea. Or is it that my idea is catching on to people? Whatever. Check this.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Comparing...

... Robert Rodriguez's Sin City with Miller's graphic novel reveals the extent to which Rodriguez has remained 'true to script'.


Nice link here that does it.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Compelling...

... link this is. I cannot help but point you to this post. My day has been made. Enough said.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Good...

... doctor's got himself a blog and all. You can read it here if you're bored (or even if you aren't and want to write nasty things in it.)

He's gone on about Avian flu or something this time.

Yes, I know there are better things to put in a blog, but I don't have the time. Too much else to do right now.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Humour...

... is a great leveler.

However, all this hullbullo over the Danish cartoons has sparked off a groovy contest, which shows the world how to laugh at oneself.

Bravo.

Today...

... is a good bit of animation from Sylvian Chomet, and you can watch it here.

I ended up going there since I had watched Chomet's Les Triplettes de Belleville (The Triplets of Belleville), an excellent animated feature-film (Grammy nominations etc). His has this really groovy style I like, and this is an example, even though it's a preachy Insurance ad.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Really...

...funny picture.

So I was doing my thing loitering about the internet looking for nice quiz questions for the upcoming KQA Open that Cow and I are doing this March. Ok, so that's now been advertised to all four of you (ok, three)

So, I was doing my thing loitering about the internet... and I came upon this. It's (evidently) not been photoshop-ed or anything, this is how they drew it!



And while you ARE enjoying Batman's sexuality.... check this link out.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Feel...

... Good Inc won the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals (though it lost out on Record of the Year).

Yay!

Of course, I never really got the Grammy choices.... but what the hey; It was MY choice for song of the year, so. For instance, I don't get how Miss Elliot's CRAPPY video wins over Feel Good Inc's animated brilliance (in Best Short Form Music Video).

Anyhow...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Dilli...

... this time around, has been a far-better experience than expected.

My opinion of Delhi (and the surrounding villages) have never been very nice, given the time I've spent there on various occasions. I was there this weekend, and will admit that I had a lovely time. Chief culprits for this include the incorrigible Piglet and the redoubtable Cow.

My adventures include...
- A Lot of Food. More about that in subsequent blogposts.
- The Delhi Metro. I've come back impressed to the bone with the efficiency with which they've built and are operating the Delhi Metro. No, really.
- A Couple of Weddings. Cow and/or Gumbo will wax about Gabbar's wedding, and I'll link that sometime.
- Pichchi's Shop. To be elaborated upon soon...
- Kingfisher Airlines. It's true, you know - they DO have some real hot stewardesses.

My sincere gratitude to both Cow and Piglet (and flatmates) for being such hospitable animals in the wilderness.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Fit for...

... Unfit.

Ok.

So, I came upon this comic strip (not started very long back) called 'Unfit', by this dude called Mike Belkin. Take a look at it here. It has it's moments.

Scott Adams is plugging this strip big time. "Most talented strip in ages" etc. kind of plugging. He ran a contest on his blog inviting new artists to draw Unfit so Mr. Belkin can write and give directions from his bar stool, whilst drinking his choiciest beverages. The entries for this contest are in.

Check out the submissions. I liked Jerry King (#1), Dave Kellet (#8), Krishna Sadasivam (#12), Dale Braden (#16), Stan Yan (#20), Wayne Oram (#21), and Todd Machen (#74). As Adams mentioned, some serious talent shining through and all that.

Be that as may.

Apropos Belkin, the conspiracy theory is that it's just Scott Adams messing with the public. I'm not even sure a real Mike Belkin exists, and if he does, whether he's not Adams' milkman. Either way, there's definitely a lot of Scott Adams in Unfit with the smartass animals and the dry self-deprecating humour. Adams, of course, is playing it down by mentioning that "he's been working with Belkin to tighten up the writing". Indeed!