gre SHAMBOLLIC: August 2007 gk

Thursday, August 30, 2007

The Day

Music for The Day is going to be almost all Tracy Chapman, some original compositions, and other unexpected ones like The Proclaimers 'A Thousand Miles'.

Invitations going out only once.
posted by Finny Forever at 10:23 AM

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Appams at Tiffanys

Meanwhile, do I thank my lucky stars for the lucky stars themselves and that means the slapstick troupe of family of which I yam a starpart - mostly walk-on. Comically independent are each and so were the childstars encouraged to be if only to accomodate the independence of the perenially exploding hyperactive parentstars. Rare Family Sunday on town today taught me something I can pass on to any restaurant-goer round the residency road parts: If you're at Devatha Plaza and deciding between Casa del Sol and Tiffanys, guess which one's the one if you want a plain good family-friendly child-friendly crowd-friendly place and food. Tiffanys. If its just you and an impotent man and both of you have airs and issues (other than the human kind), first of all Tiffanys doesnt need your type and secondly, youd probably already have seated your fatasses in delsol.
That aside, Tiffanys is priced genially too. About 100 per head. We just wonder what the 500 of delsols was trying to be, and they were trying too hard with the facepaintings and brand painted on the cheeks of waiters clearly not in on the fun. I'm afraid the general mood of the waiters have always affected my appetite - the more disaffected they are, the less happy I am (identification with unhappy people and situations will kill me one day I know). The comfortable and wise waiters at Tiffanys have been there since that time and they had the attendant stillness and sense of ownership that makes the whole business precious for everyone - including clients.
posted by Finny Forever at 9:03 PM

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Merchant-Ivory: Byword for insufferable

The breed of M-I worshippers are also the kind who would scorn back at this post and me (even outside the context of this post) with: 'Rich, coming from her - edifice to bad taste'. They're also the kinds who'd have no opinion of Periyar or Lib Theo.
posted by Finny Forever at 11:05 AM

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Did you Cherry Blossom your shoes today?

Israeli agriculture is total bogus, it won't last three weeks without American aid. And in any case, drip and sprinklers that work in the Negev desert are not exactly built for Lonavala, with 2400 mm of rain! - P Sainath

Dwell on that for some time and then continue reading the rest of this post where i say: Can anyone tell why a book store would stock so many copies of Confessions of an English Opium Eater. One bookstore in leela's does. Then I saw this browsing Jude the Obscure:
Save his own soul he hath no star (Swinborne)
Decided to name a post 'the importance of being shabby-like'. The ESG is getting into action with a meeting called by the BBMP on tree policy. The Hindu Independence supplement has great stuff by E V Ramaswami of the Dravidian movement on the Black Shirt drive and what it was about. An economist on why it is not entirely true that The North is swallowing all the gains of the South.
Then, Lord Krishna be damned when we have Akka Mahadevi of Shimoga to show women the way. Then mid sis is down with the unecessary impramatur of a PhD to add to her globe-sized ego. Her final vows in 2 sundays and only one thing i will admit: she sings the Magnificat atmospherically; she'll be doing it with Big S and Catr. In other news, why must I see fat-assed avoidables in aiports. But such is my fate in spate: the absurd will in abundance fall on me. Lastly, I have this for some incredible unfortunates:

"Yea, many there be that have run out of their wits for women, and become servants for their sakes. Many also have perished, have erred, and sinned, for women… O ye men, how can it be but women should be strong, seeing they do thus?"Esdras.
posted by Finny Forever at 10:44 AM

Friday, August 17, 2007

Mercy Mathew: Dayabai

There are those people who like pointing out Medha Patekar is the real deal, A Roy - simply the showgirl. There's just a little problem with any claim on behalf of either: Mercy Mathew precedes both. I finally got 'the lady of fire' book I had seen 5 years back in H&B.
posted by Finny Forever at 9:19 PM

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Dance bars are back:
The raunchy, full monty, high-kicking can-can girls of Ashwathnagar

and a chest-obsessing client

(Photo courtesy: SloganMurugan; i took the liberty of a title caption)
posted by Finny Forever at 9:39 AM

Monday, August 13, 2007

Battle at Kruger

Way to go, lowly buffalo: Kicking cats in the pants.
posted by Finny Forever at 10:09 AM

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

If it came to choosing between Gannibal: The Moor of Petersburg by Hugh Barnes and The Moor of St Petersburg: In the Footsteps of a Black Russian by Frances Somers Cocks, I'd go for Frances' excited take on it because she is not academic, has been irrepressibly jumpy about this for years, and unlike hugh's precocious and varied output, 'The Moor' has been the subject of all her published work (numbering: 2).
posted by Finny Forever at 4:10 PM

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hebbal Tank, this Saturday, 6:30 pm, forest dept. nursery entrance

Challenging state gov policy on lake privatization;
be there. or stay in your room and wank with pets.
posted by Finny Forever at 2:39 PM