Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Secret Letter From Iraq

From Time Magazine:
Written last month, this straightforward account of life in Iraq by a Marine officer was initially sent just to a small group of family and friends. A quote:

Biggest Hassle — High-ranking visitors. More disruptive to work than a rocket attack. VIPs demand briefs and "battlefield" tours (we take them to quiet sections of Fallujah, which is plenty scary for them). Our briefs and commentary seem to have no effect on their preconceived notions of what's going on in Iraq. Their trips allow them to say that they've been to Fallujah, which gives them an unfortunate degree of credibility in perpetuating their fantasies about the insurgency here.

Friday, October 27, 2006

We DID It!!!

STL Cards = 2006 World Series Champions!!

Can you believe IT??

Cards are up 3-1 in World Series! Are you kidding me?? Eckstein 4 out of 5.
Tigers led till bottom of the 7th. I mean who would have thought?? I predicted 4-2 tigers win, before this world series started. May be I just didnt wanna jinx our winning record ;). Under dogs since the last week of the regular season, this is an UnBelievable drive by the Cards. This is my first baseball season and it is great to see my team is going all the way!!
And the best part is: My wife sat with me till the end!! She enjoyed it as much as I did. One happy family :)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Monday, October 23, 2006

Allocate the Federal Budget!

Ben & Jerry's of all the political websites around has this kewl flash page where you can create your own budget (allocating federal discretionary spending) and once you are done you can compare it with how it is being done now. Its kewl as well as informative and a must visit. Please go and take a dip (pun intended).

Sunday, October 22, 2006

DON - B+

The reason I went to this movie was Farhan Akhtar. I am a big fan after his DCH (Who isnt;)). I watched his 2nd movie Lakshya and I liked it too. I havent seen Amitatabh's DON, but was aware of its cult status. I managed to watch 3/4 of that movie's telugu remake: Yugandhar (No, I wasnt named after that movie. The movie was released 2 yrs after I was born)

To put my opinion in a sentence, The movie didnt meet my expectations. May be I had high expectations for Farhan. I felt the same watching its preview during Munna bhai. Its all cool and clean but the punch was missing. I loved hearing to the movie's songs.

Here are the movies negatives:
I felt the movie could be a little shorter in duration, and could use much more comedy.

And Positives:
Sharukh was awesome. I think no body else could do justice to this role other than Amitabh. The screenplay was way above bollywood's standard.

To sum it up: I wouldnt regret watching this one. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to watch a decent, clean, fun hindi movie.

Rating: B+

Friday, October 20, 2006

Once Upon A Time - By Arthur Silber

i love arthur silber. just read one of his blog entries, i am sure you will be touched.

college basketball championship @ vja

i am thinking of conducting/sponsoring a sports championship in vijayawada between colleges. i dont know how much is presently being done, but i am sure there is a lot of promise in creating more entertaiment fields in india other than movies and cricket.

everytime i see these nfl, nba, mlb, nhl matches, i think of why it cant be done in india. a competition between clubs (i think there are for soccer) for various sports. a competition between colleges ( i think only cricket has ). there is enormous amount of talent, entertainment value and money to just not take up the same in india.

i think we should be able to promote interest by proper marketing. by televising the events, by advertising and with good prize money. and also if there is a proper career oppurtunity in sports. not just in cricket. like a strong structure of professional leagues to goto once they are done with college. i know i am just talking from what i see here in usa.

the sports i can think of that are going to work at college level are basketball, volleyball

Thursday, October 19, 2006

STL IN WORLD SERIES

AWESOME MAN!!!! YADIER MOLINA ROCKS!!!! UNBELIEVABLE..WAY TO GO CARDS..WAY TO GOOOOOOO..

TIGERS..HERE WE COME AND WE ARE GOING TO ROCK DETROIT.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cards in World Series?? May Happen!! They won over mets in the 5th game of the series at STL by 4-2. Herez the preview for which might be the final of this series and a stepping stone for the world series!! Cant wait!! Chris Carpenterz the pitcher. Hope he just blows the Mets away

Sunday, October 15, 2006

weekend sports

nebraska won over ks wild cats 21-3 on saturday making their record 6-1 this season.

stl rams lost to seahawks at stl 30-28 today. i saw until half time or so when they were leading 21-7. just checked to see them lose. thats sad :(

Monday, October 2, 2006

They Want Your Soul - 640x480

It's really hard to describe this video with words. It features assaulting visuals, with facts and combined information that you will find in no other documentary, laid over an music score that you wont soon forget. With the intense audio/visuals and loads of information you may need to watch this several times to absorb the many things you've probably never heard of. The information contained in this video applies to all Americans and humans alike, regards of beleifs or affiliations. This is as unbiased as it gets.

Major Talking Points:
Political-Bias-Neuroscience, Controlled-Media, Pop-culture / sports, Elite, TV & Radio-induced-ignorance, Death-of-the-Middle-Class, Disaster-Profits, Our-new-hybrid-political-system, Bush / Kerry, Skull & Bones, Hack-Elections, 911-Commission / Prior-Knowledge, Fear-Mongering, Freedom / Terrorism, Shredded-Constitution, War-in-Iraq, PNAC, Military-Net-Centric-Computing, NSA-Wiretaps, Data-mines, DARPA Internet2, TIA/MATRIX, National-ID's, GPS car/phone tracking, Verichip-Implants, Nanotechnology, NBIC, Masonic-DC, Artificial-Intelligence, God-on-Earth, Singularity, Transhumanism, Biological-Brain-Computers, Cyborgs, Beast-of-Revelation, New-Age, Occult, Mayan 2012