Well, I really need a couple of days off. Or twenty. Don’t really feel like doing one of those serious “Year in review” posts right now, so here’s a compilation of some of my funny, weird and/or tragicomic posts from 2006:
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Overheard in Jaipur:
“I want to hold in me the heat of my combustion” – Vivek Narayanan, poet
“Children today are losing culture.” – several anonymous socialites, over two days.
“He’s like Jeeves.” – Jai Arjun Singh about Banwari, our ultra-efficient driver, pride of Jaipur.
“Men are a minority & humble around you” – a young lady man in the audience to Shobhaa De
On my longish hair, which didn’t last long:
Dad: “The Einstein look went out of fashion long ago.”
Uncle: “You hair looks like that of Aishwarya Rai’s ex-boyfriend. That Oberoi chap.”
Sister: “I’ll talk to you only after you get a haircut.” Then looking at the grin on my face: ” No, wait! Just go get a haircut, man.”
Foot in mouth during cricket shows
“Mandira, it’s great to have you back on the show. I know they didn’t bring you in for the last few series but its great to have you back.” – Charu Sharma
At Home with Zero (Sept 16 2006)
While walking to the gig, we overheard one chap suggest that the gig could be washed out. The other patted his pocket and said “Toh kya hua? Idhar seh bhi pi lenge, aur udhar se bhi.” (We’ll drink from here (booze flask in pocket), and there (sky))
– Delhi Floggers Meet
– SquirtJet Printers or LeakaLot pens?
– More useless fun
– Iska Hum Kya Karen?
– “Ducks are female” says Aishwarya
– Quotable Quote from the World Cup
– Movie Review: The Scream of the Ants by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
– Roz and the Schnoz (Frasier) and now accepting puns on my name
– Hu is the President of China
I’ll be in Bombay later this month, and I intend to take a photograph of a signboard that says “Yahan par khada hona mana hain” (translated: standing here is prohibited).
Hope you have an eventful and happy 2007. Have fun. 🙂