Monday, March 19, 2007

Obama Presidential Campaign - Vote for a Change!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Some Good One Liners

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.

A smart man covers his ass, a wise man leaves his pants on.

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

Alcohol is not the answer, it just makes you forget the question.

Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

Anything you lose automatically doubles in value.

Children in the dark make accidents, but accidents in the dark make children.

If everything seems to be going right, you obviously don't know what the hell is going on.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Awesome Tamil Rap 'Madai Thiranthu'

This is one of the best Tamil Rap songs i have heard till date...Two Thumbs up!!!

The way this video has been shot is also quite interesting, starts of in a barber shop with four people talking about the Illayaraja's song 'Madai Thiranthu' from Nizhalgal and ends with an Kalaignar like voice saying 'Kalai - Manithanaaga pirantha ovvoruvanum alli alli parugavendiya amirthamadaa athu'. The album is called Vallavan and is surely going to be a chartbuster.

My curiosity grew by leaps and bounds to listen to the original sound track 'Madai Thiranthu' after falling for this Remix song...I am now glued onto the original as well!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Short Span Attention Theater...

It took me a while to recognize him...Guess what, tats Jon Stewart 15 years ago hosting a show called Short Span Attention Theater on Comedy Channel...Jon has steadily climbed up the popularity charts and is considered to be the best among current breed of anchors.

Here's the Crossfire episode video below in which Jon appeared...Rather than cracking jokes for what he is known for, he criticized Crossfire and similar shows for partisan hackery and sensationalism.

Part of the transcript from this show...

STEWART: You're doing theater, when you should be doing debate. ... It's not honest. What you do is not honest. What you do is partisan hackery. ... You have a responsibility to the public discourse, and you fail miserably.

CARLSON: You need to get a job at a journalism school, I think.

STEWART: You need to go to one. ... I'm here to confront you, because we need help from the media and they're hurting us. ... I watch your show every day. And it kills me. It's so -- oh, it's so painful to watch, because we need what you do. This is such a great opportunity you have here to actually get politicians off of their marketing and strategy.

CARLSON: Is this really Jon Stewart? What is this, anyway?

STEWART: Yes, it's someone who watches your show and cannot take it anymore.

CARLSON: What's it like to have dinner with you? It must be excruciating. Do you like lecture people like this or do you come over to their house and sit and lecture them they're not doing the right thing, that they're missing their opportunities, evading their responsibilities?

STEWART: If I think they are.

Few weeks later, CNN axed Carlson as well as canceled the show Crossfire.

9066 Internment : Let History better not Repeat itself!

If given a chance to erase some of the doings from US History, Executive Order 9066 would probably be one of them (or)
I am at least inclined to believe it to be this way!

This internment was approved on 19'th Feb, 1942 by Franklin Roosevelt allowing Military commanders to exclude people of Japanese ancestry from California, Washington and Oregon. Its scary to even think of what these Japanese Americans who were citizens had to undergo on this land. More than 120,000 men, women and children were evacuated, confined in isolated, fenced and guarded internment camps!

The only solace to this incident was when Ronald Reagan apologized for this internment on behalf of US Government in 1988. Reagan agreed to the fact that these actions were based on racial prejudice and war hysteria.

My question being, what is the guarantee that History DOES NOT Repeat itself? After all this is the same country that reelected a president who went on war for fuel and had a vice president who almost hunted down his own friend!!!