Archive for the ‘Comedy’ Category

Like most people, I thoroughly enjoyed Jon Stewart‘s drawing and quartering of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show last week. It tells you something about the cultural zeitgeist when a television comedian is the one who ends up taking the mantle of journalism. The episode, despite being immensely uncomfortable to watch, was catharsis in many […]


On Volatility

14Oct08

“Volatility frequently occurs when everyone suddenly realizes that the stock market’s just a consensual mass delusion based on fictitious valuing of abstract assets. It’s like finding out Santa Claus is real because you catch him robbing your house.” – Wyatt Cenac on The Daily Show


Once in a while, you read a book that is an entirely intimate and personal experience. It’s extremely gratifying but unnerving to read about a protagonist who shares your traits, quirks and personal philosophy. This was one such book for me. This Book Will Save Your Life is a satire of affluence and it’s pitfalls. […]


I constantly keep track of my site stats, mostly just to feed my bloated ego but there are times I’m curious to find what people actually read here. Somehow my post on 300 shows up whenever people search for naked men. I will not comment on that but today someone searched for ”malayalee moron” and […]


I can’t contain myself. I’m giggling like a 10 year old. I haven’t been this excited in a while. For a handful of us back in college, Harold and Kumar go to White Castle was a defining moment in our four years at that godforsaken place. It sort of gained a cult status back then […]


I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member. I was watching Annie Hall for the umpteenth time and that’s when I was hit by a strong desire (yes, yet again) to be more like Woody Allen‘s character, Alvy Singer. Agreed he’s not exactly the epitome […]


After years (!) of careful thinking and research (and mind numbing monotony), the list of probable candidates for  the honor of being The Prestidigitator’s Idea of the Perfect Woman has come down to three beautiful and not to mention intelligent individuals…er…women. 1. Cate Blanchett:  She blew my mind away with her performances in Elizabeth and […]