Archive for July, 2011

Google Plus and Harry Potter

Posted on July 29, 2011

There is no dearth of articles on Google Plus and of late I’ve been reading a lot of them(thanks to Manuscrypts and some zealous Google Reader buddies). Well, after much reading and reasoning, I’ve come to a conclusion that: Google Plus is Harry Potter You know how Harry Potter was born and there was a lot of hoopla and doubt. Google Plus’s birth was surrounded by a similar hint of confusion and subsequent celebrations. – and how Harry was being touted as ‘Voldemort-killer’ and ‘Google Plus’ is being touted as a ‘Facebook-killer’. – and how Harry and Voldemort are somewhat alike. Same goes for Google Plus and Facebook. They are like Hrithik Hroshan and Harman Baweja. – and Harry Potter lived with the worst…

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Tantanoo’s Must Watch Videos at a YouTube Party Playlist

Posted on July 27, 2011

I get only 43% of the cartoons posted on XKCD. For example, I didn’t get this recent one on Google+ and had to go all the way to Explain XKCD. Even that didn’t help much. But I do get the easier ones and swear by XKCD in any andho-mein-kaana-raja type situation. And then there are times when I TOTALLY get an XKCD comic. Like TOTALLY. This comic was a part of those rarest-of-rare moments.   (There is also a similar Doghouse Diaries strip-which predates XKCD’s comic btw)

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Nuclear Bomb refuses to act as villain in upcoming movies

Posted on July 21, 2011

Taking a cue from actor Sonu Sood, Nuclear Bomb today announced that it is no longer interested in negative roles. This decision comes after years of playing the villain in several Bond movies like Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies and playing a negative role in numerous successful movies like Planet of the Apes, Terminator, Broken Arrow, Red Dawn and the more recent, Xmen: First Class. Nuclear Bomb has also played a key role in several video games like Call of Duty, Rise of Nations, Splinter Cell and Defcon. Earlier this week Nuclear Bomb refused to act in Madhur Bhandarkar’s next movie ‘Bomb’ citing date problems.This refusal is being considered as a confirmation of Nuclear Bomb’s stand against its typecasting. ‘I am fed up of playing…

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Notes–11th July

Posted on July 10, 2011

These days, me and this blog are suffering from the same disease. A feeling of purposelessness(in case that is a word). In the last few days, I’ve felt like deleting this blog, my Facebook profile, all the porn from my computer, my Google Plus profile and a few more things. Facebook profile and this blog have survived. Not that I have nothing to write about. I have a long list of half-baked ideas scribbled in Evernote, a dozen more jumping from neuron to neuron as I write this. I haven’t written about any of the movies I’ve watched this year. So there is a lot of bloggable stuff in my life. Just that I don’t feel up to it. Thanks to the previous blog…

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There and Back Again – A Google Plus User’s Tale

Posted on July 2, 2011

Google Plus is here. Yay. The ‘Invite Milega?’ game has begun. So have the  ‘Another Social Network?’ tweets. Somehow Google decided to bestow me with access to a field trial of Google Plus(after I downloaded Google Chrome, Hmm). Unlike Google Wave, I didn’t have to offer my virginity for it. Or sell my kidney. You know. I got an invite. Tried it for a bit. And it failed to impress me. In more ways than one. In fact it managed to piss me off in ten ways. Let me tediously describe how:   10 Reasons why I think Google Plus sucks:   1. Because Google thinks it knows who your REAL friends are. Sorry Google. Forget my real friends, even my imaginary friends aren’t…

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Notes – 1st July

Posted on July 1, 2011

This blogpost doesn’t have a purpose. It is just a random assortment of facts and announcements. Here it goes: – Half of 2011 is gone. If you are a Mayan, you have only six months to live. Wrap things the bollywood way: Find a non-mayan husband for your wife/girlfriend, organize their wedding, sing and dance and then die right before their honeymoon. – I am on a break from Twitter. This is similar to Uday Chopra’s retirement announcement(As in no one gives a fuck and he may be back before you know it). Every once in a while I suffer from Twitter disillusionment. After all we are just a bunch of chattering idiots. Imagine you walk into a bar and all of a sudden…

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