Monday, July 28, 2008

Post 376 : Movie Quotes (Joker from the Dark Knight on his "lack of plans")

My friend, Srikanth Ramasubramanian has been screaming hoarse that I must go and see "The Dark Knight"...have not seen it yet, a bit of googling yeilded this piece of dialogue by Heath Ledger, the Joker, and ....I just loved it. Makes me want to go and see the movie.

"Do I really look like a man with a plan, Harvey? I don't have a plan. The mob has plans, the cops have plans. you know what I am, Harvey? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught one. I just DO things. I'm a wrench in the gears. I HATE plans. Yours, theirs, everyone's. Maroni has plans, Gordon has plans. Schemers trying to control their worlds. I am not a schemer. I show schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. So when I say that what happened to you and your girlfriend wasn't personal, you know I'M telling the truth"*Gives Dent Gun*"It's a schemer who put you where you are. You were a schemer. You had plans. Look where it got you. I just did what I do best-I took your plan and turned it on itself. Look what I have done to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple bullets. Nobody panics when the expected people got killed. Nobody panics when things go according to plan, even if the plans are horrifying. If I tell the press that tomorrow a gangbanger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will get blown up, nobody panics. But when I say one little old mayor will die, everyone loses their minds!! Introduce a little anarchy, you upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I AM AN AGENT OF CHAOS. And you know the thing about chaos, Harvey. It's fair"

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Post 375 : Movie 14 (Kung Fu Panda)

I think in terms of movies, my intelligence never really evolved. I still struggle to sit through a 2 hour movie. And yet, I managed to sit through Kung Fu Panda, twice within a span of 2 weeks.

In short, I loved the movie.

The extremely lovable Po says in the movie "There is no charge for awesomeness...or attractiveness".

We still have to spend some money, to buy the DVD :-)

Note  : You wont enjoy the movie, or "not enjoy it enough" if you cannot appreciate American Slang and idiosyncrasies. The panda is modelled on an obese American couch potato (or thats the way I saw it).

The Tortoise "Master Oogway"  (Randall Duk Kim) and Po The Panda (Jack Black) are the best characters (for me) in the movie.

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Post 374 : Weight watchers 13 (How irregular is regular)

For the month of April 12 of 30, For May 12 of 31, and for June 1 of 30.

Not a great record, I must say, but the good part is, I am still at it. June must rank as my worst month since I have started tracking my working out. (I have valid excuses for the low turn out...)

Total since 5th Feb 2007, is 255 out of 511 days...perilously close to the 50% mark.

Consolation. I can still run 10kms on the trot (not withstanding a lot of huffing and puffing..Panda style.)

Hopefully July will be a more decent month.