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Tue, 21 Feb 2006:

Out on the road today, I saw a black flag sticker on a cadillac
A little voice inside my head said, "don’t look back. you can never look back."

Twenty years have come and gone ... but ...

Never look back. The view is never as good...

posted at: 18:46 | path: /me | permalink | Tags:

For all those Coupling fans out there, Julia is dead. Those who have watched her say the immortal "don't mind me, I'm dead... " in Season 3 can take a moment to wish her soul to the big white theatre in the sky. Actress Lou Gish succumbed to cancer on 20th February 2006 at the age of 35.

Lou Gish, 1970 - 2006

To say the least, she was funny. She was funny in exactly the ways Jeff wasn't - the wanton pranks over the accidental coincidences. Her fake french accent in The End of the Line was of course the beginning of the line and then the entrance at the right moment to say "Susan, I was Giselle on the phone" are just icing on the cake. After all if Jeff had to have a girlfriend, could it be any ordinary woman ?

They say that when a comedian (or in this case comedienne) dies, they should be remembered with a few tears and lot of laughter. So dig out those episodes again and laugh a bit ...

Dying is easy, Comedy is hard

posted at: 16:04 | path: /misc | permalink | Tags: , ,

Just wondering about how much of it is just hyped up and how capable she is in actually doing stuff. Are stars created on newspapers and tabloids rather than on centre court. I still remember seeing Sharapova struggle against Sugiyama, going through multiple deuces to win every point, hearing the commentator say - " win or lose, this is going to be a good lesson for young Sharapova". So far I haven't actually seen Sania win a match uphill, to quote a newspaper last page heading - Sania beaten... , but not lost. A quite different attitude, don't you think ?

Centre court ignored, from Hindu, 16th Feb

True that we have no super-stars outside the game of cricket, but I feel that the spotlight of attention towards Sania might do more harm than good. Let us wait and see what happen to the Sania vs Hingis from Dubai ... I might be totally wrong :)

I always turn to the sports pages first, which record people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.

posted at: 15:12 | path: /rants | permalink | Tags: , ,

Went to Cochin for the weekend. To start off with, I missed the Jet airways flight in the morning. I missed out on all the family gathering and all the food. But I still couldn't stop myself from actually going - so I got on the evening flight and got to cochin. But I was really a bit too late to meet anyone...

Then I just slept for the next two days and came back ... Oh, I wandered around the shore road with a broken camera too. But other than that, there's nothing much.

But all said and done, there are few other places I'd have gone to do nothing and meet nobody.

Come to think of it, that's what we really go home for ...

If your aim in life is nothing, you can't miss.

posted at: 14:11 | path: /travels | permalink | Tags: ,