Sunday, January 24, 2010

1000 Ways To Die

Was watching this program on TV. It was showing all weird ways of dying in which few actors enacted the method of death, followed by a specialist explaining the causes. Was really interesting. most of them had a catchy caption in the end

Few which stuck in my mind were.

  • A Flying Tent with a woman inside. A freak wind generated enough uplift to carry a tent 1 mile in the air , with a woman inside and dump it over a cabin
  • A convict running from the cops, scurries down a sewage pipe, which gets progressively narrower , which results in him getting stuck , and later in the night getting gnawed to death by rats( Eeewww!!). The Doctors said this is the most painful way ever to die. The caption at the end was "ExVerminated"
  • To get a husband who has a history of erectile dysfunction in the mood, the wife spikes his beer secretly with 3 pills of Viagra (which is triple the allowed dosage) , the husband while enjoying his drink gets a call from his mistress!, so he decides to ditch his wife for the night. Before leaving , to ensure good performance he pops in 3 more pills!! and guess what, his mistress has also mixed 3 more in his wine. So our hero with 9X of recommended dosage , has a rollicking time for a short while, but his body and heart just gives up on him, and he conks of on an unbelievable high. The caption at the end "Die-Agra". If the previous one was the worst way to die, this would be up among one of the best ways to die..
  • One lesbian partner choking on the others edible underwear, which was basically a series of chocolates beaded together!!
  • An Italian guy, who got in the wrong way of the Mafia , was digging his own grave literally watched over by the assigned killer duo. He was begging for his life , but to no avail. By a stroke of luck, his shovel came up with a World War -II unexploded grenade which landed in front of the hitmen and blew them up. Enabling this guy to escape. The caption "Bomb-ino"

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sports Watching

Since childhood I have been an avid fan of various sports , I used to watch all sorts of Sports programs on TV. The initial days of Star Sports in the early Nineties were fascinating for me, for the first time in my life I had a 24 hour sports channel at my disposal, though there were Remote Control wars, but I still had my fill, because Sports were not tied to Primetime TV viewing anyways . During my summer holidays, I used to be glued to the TV like fevicol ka jod, watching some minor ATP Tour tournament like Indian Wells, or the Chinese Soccer League, or Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey, or Thomas-Uber Cup Badminton. I used to be so engrossed. Not to mention anything about the hours watching Channel 9 cricket Broadcasts ,irrespective of who was playing Australia, just for the superb quality of telecast.

Over the years the enthusiasm for watching sports dipped, as life started demanding more. In fact the only thing I look forward to when I get old, is to be just plain old retired , and revert to my childhood passion of watching Sports on TV.

Currently the hottest sport on my list is American Football, the NFL has reached the play-off stage and the games are getting uber-competitive with do or die scenarios. This is the latest sport that I have become hooked to. Thanks to my friend Atul, who gave me a crash-course on appreciating football, now I understand the intricacies of the game , the plays , strategies etc. So we see the games together and place bets on opposing teams. Watched 6 hours of football last week, it was lot of fun .
Looking forward to some cracking games this weekend also, and watch it the American way with pizza and a six-pack of beer handy.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Decade.

An entire decade just went by. The fourth such event in my life, do not remember anything of the transition from 70s-80s as I was a toddler then. 80s-90s was quite significant, as I became a teenager then, India was changing rapidly, Indian political landscape was in an unprecedented mess, it was also the advent of the Cable TV, liberalization, Sachin Tendulkar. 90s-00s was also a major milestone for me, as it coincided with my graduation and stepping into the adult world with my first job. And the 00s-10s also had a special gift for me in the form of a little angel as a daughter.

So can't wait to see what the 10s-20s will have in store :) and nothing to say about the years in between.