Friday, December 29, 2006

My dad watches action movies on mute. Which is an excellent idea of course. It’s an altogether different matter that he has watched some action movies fifteen times over (with the exception of True Lies which he has seen 73 times thus far).
What disturbs me somewhat is that, these days, he has taken to watching the NEWS on mute. Does that say something about my father or about the state of the world?

Not that there has been much action on the local News channels in the past few days. On Christmas day those poor dear TV channels were reduced to reporting how people had spent their holiday visiting
a) Victoria Memorial,
b) the Zoo and
c) Dharamtala.
Apparently the star of the Dharmatala show threw a bit of a tantrum and drew her curtains and refused to let little children oggle at her while sucking on their ice-lollys. The reporters seemed duly perturbed at this uncooperative attitude of the leading lady of the Opposition and they expressed their distress by devoting the next seven minutes of the News show interviewing the ice-lolly-sucking/unfortunately-unable-to-be-oggling children on the advisability of sucking said ice-lollys in December. know what, i think my dad's got it right this time.


Blogger J. Alfred Prufrock said...

One 'g' in 'ogle'.


8:36 PM  
Blogger babelfish said...

*sigh* and the Mistake didn't even Deserve to be pointed out in Capitals? How Tragic.

Your M.F.B.

1:10 PM  
Blogger the One said...

Umm .. 'lollies' instead of 'lollys'?

Or 'Lollies', if you Prefer.

12:25 AM  
Blogger babelfish said...

no no and most vehemently no.

The pTerry hath said; "This is Hogswatch. It's supposed to be jolly, with mistletoe and holly, and - and other things ending in olly!"

Hence lollys they shall remain, or Lollys if you prefer :)

2:30 PM  
Blogger panu said...

hee. I actually went to the zoo (in order to make me forget my sorrow over my stolen cellphone, my phamily dragged me there) and while returning from there we saw the star attraction.... kinda reminded me of sheeba, the tiger who killed a boy.

But swear, kolkattan public is top class haraami for making her the special attraction... its just we still lurv all those cheap thrills.

Btw, Its true about the olly bit... I cant think of christmas without olly.... :D

1:52 AM  
Blogger babelfish said...

hehe, we should tell the management of olympia to change their spelling :D

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Ph said...

Happy New Year!

3:35 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

Ha ha. Think I ll take your dad's cue :) Especially because the news these days seems to be more about Ms Shetty and Ms Rai than anything else.

7:37 PM  
Blogger Ashi said...

ha ha ha, would i be counted as one of those behind the television screen if i say i sat through one of such shows for around 1.5 hrs the only defense sought... umm well... it well just slipped the mind

1:44 AM  

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