Saturday, May 31, 2008

The man in black

"Hello I am Johnny Cash"

I spent most of my Saturday listening to Johnny Cash.

One of the most talented musicians to have ever walked this planet.
Be it his trademark, train like rhythm, be it his deep voice. One is spellbound the moment the head phones are on!

If you have not yet heard Mr Cash play, then I would recommend the following numbers for starters

I walk the line
Ring of fire
Long black veil
Folsom prison blues
Heart of Gold
Boy named Sue
I've been everywhere


And the icing on the cake for me was this wonderful video having the legendary Roger Miller improvising with Johnny cash on "King of the Road"

Friday, May 30, 2008


Found some time in the middle of the Project I just rolled off and the Project I am rolling on to :)
Decided to play with Photoshop and Freehand.

Result: A comic strip showing the ThoughtWorks reccruitment process :D

Friday, May 16, 2008

Movies that deserve a separate review post

I am not a big Ironman comics fan, in fact the Ironman comic I tried to read completely bored me.
despite all that, the movie was fantastic! so much so that for a brief period (a brief period mind you!) the Ironman Screen saver will replaces my customary Batman Screensaver)

The movie itself has all the makings of a wonderful Superhero movie. I have always liked the 'origin' superhero movies, and this one kicks *ss in every department.
I watched this twice! go watch it now!

I am a big fan of Guy Ritchie movies, and this movie faithfully copies his style of direction.

I LOVED this movie! The gangsters, the corrupt cops, the pretty hooker, the gambling and beer loving hero. simply super!

I am now a definite fan of Abhay Deol, After Manoram 6 feet under and Ek chalis ki...

oh and if you are the kind that likes mushy romantic movies about angel faced people, stay away from this one.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Super! Guy Ritchie, Britans answer to Quentin Tarantino does live up to his reputation here

Death at a Funeral
A typical Brit comedy, dark and at times gross.
A good weekend watch though.

Err had heard a lot about this movie, the screenplay at times had me in splits, but other than that, not much really.

Grandma’s Boy
I was pleasantly surprised with this comedy, about a 30 something video game tester who is forced to live with his Grandma. Yes it is a Stoner movie, yes it has some toilet humour, but its wackiness got me.

Summer of 42’
Hmm, a movie about coming of age, decent enough.

Good Luck Chuck!

If you want action, here is some. But it follows all the paths already taken and the plot is nothing great.

City of GOD
Fantastic! Must Watch!

Friday, May 09, 2008

When in Mangalore...

May saw us in Mangalore !

There was a wedding to attend and of course the added benefits of having wonderful beaches around :)

The wedding I shall deal with in the learnings section of this post, but first here is a glimpse of Kaup beach (for reasons as yet unknown, Kaup is pronounced Kapu :|)

Learnings from the trip/attending a Mangalorean christian wedding

Learning #1: When given a glass of wine, do NOT drink it up immediately !, wait till you see at the very least 200 other people drink. Lest you down your glass of wine and then realise you were supposed to hold on to it for 30 minutes and wait for the bride and the groom to sip their wine first.

Learning #2: When some one over the microphone asks the crowd to stand up and bless the couple, do NOT stand up and raise your right hand in Heil Hitler style just because everyone around you is doing the same. Lest you realize that everyone around you is at least 40 years old and you need to -at the very minimum - be elder to the couple in order to bless them.