Saturday, April 24, 2010

Scooby Doo and wickedly hilarious wikipedia commentary



Growing up Scooby Doo was my favourite cartoon, without a doubt. I like to attribute my fascination with mystery and adventure, which started at a very young age, to shows like Scooby Doo because they gave my imagination an opportunity to wonder. I would sit on my bed everyday and envisage all the mysterious adventures my invisible best friends and I were going to embark on.



Anyways, I was thinking about Scooby Doo today so I decided to find some information on the internet about the franchise: When the series originally started, what was the first episode that aired, the names of the actors who voiced the original characters etc etc I visited Wikipeida of course and stumbled upon some LOL-worthy comments. They are wickedly hilarious so read at your own risk.

"During many of the episodes, Fred and Daphne spend time off screen while Velma, Shaggy and Scooby usually end up encountering the villain. This has led to assumptions that Fred and Daphne are off having sex instead of finding clues."



Fred and Daphne? shacking up? how scandalous. Wait! there's more. This one is about Velma.

"Velma has been called a lesbian "icon", although the Scooby-Doo series and direct-to-video films depict her as presumably heterosexual."



Oh man, I am literally rolling on the floor and laughing my ass off. Do you think I'm done? oh no, there's more. This one, debatably the most hilarious of them all, is about Shaggy and Scooby.



"Both Shaggy and Scooby-Doo are readily bribed with Scooby Snacks due to their nearly insatiable appetites, and have tendencies toward goofing off and cowardice. They justify their constant hunger by saying, "Being in a constant state of terror makes us constantly hungry!". However some believe the pair's constant eating is a subtle reference to munchies, a result of marijuana consumption"

Scooby? a pot head? This is too much. Laughter is shredding my lungs apart. I can't even go on anymore. I have to stop.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

World Cup 2010

Summer is around the corner and you all know what that means right???? it means the World Cup 2010 is coming to SOUTH AFRICA. We are barely 50 days away and I am completely stoked. My sisters are actually going to South Africa for the World Cup. I won't go because I have other plans...however, when it comes to world cup mania, it's not about where you are but who you're with. If you are with a group of people struck with world cup fever, then you are bound to have a good time. I'm dedicating this post to everything football, World Cup and South Africa related. Cheers!


I believe this picture was taken during my sophomore year in college, sometime in 2008.It was the beginning of summer and we celebrated by playing a game. I just had two other people on my team ( a friend from Mexico and another friend from France) against a team of about 6 or 7 Americans. We ended up winning about 9 - 2 or something like that. I am not even exaggerating...we were scoring goals almost every other minute.


I saw this image on popafricanablog and I really liked it


If you have ever been to or lived in West Africa then these pictures would be very familiar to you :-)


I like this picture...alot. The atmosphere in South Africa during the world cup is going to be vibrant and crazy


Nice logo huh? When you blend the almost religious fanaticism towards football in Africa, and influx of hooligans and flag waving tourists, what do you get?? beautiful chaos.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Brothers Bloom



So I finally got around to watching the movie The Brothers Bloom written and directed by Rian Jackson and distributed by Summit Entertainment. It wasn't a box office hit but it is an incredibly enjoyable movie which deserves more attention than it received. Quirkily written and beautifully acted, it left me thoroughly intrigued and genuinely inspired.



Below is an audio clip of the main theme song of the movie written by Nathan Johnson and aptly titled "Penelope's theme". Penelope is a character in the movie played by the lovely Rachel Weisz. The song does a good job in capturing her vulnerable yet subtly adventurous spirit. Anyways, please listen to the song. There's something indescribably magical about it...



Lovely ain't it?? if this doesn't inspire you then hell, I don't know what will. The movie also stars the massively talented Japanese actress, Rinko Kikuchi, who should have won an Oscar for her riveting performance in Babel.



Adrien Brody is also brilliant in this and Mark Ruffalo, who plays his older and conniving brother, is effective and complements the rest of the cast. I should warn you, the movie is slow at certain parts. It does pick up steam every time it slows down so if you are patient, the overall experience won't be a disappointment.

Monday, April 5, 2010

"Tonight..."




"Tonight most people will be welcomed home by jumping dogs & squealing kids. Their spouses will ask about their day. Tonight they'll sleep. The stars will wield forth from their daytime hiding places, and one of those lights, slightly brighter than the rest, will be my wingtip passing over."

- UP IN THE AIR

Words cannot even describe the extent to which I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. In my on opinion, it should have won best adapted screenplay at the Oscars because it was beautifully adapted into film. If you guys haven't seen it, you should.