August 27th, 2008

me - wtf?

Warner Bros v. Bollywood

Amy just called to share something she read in this morning's SF Chronicle.

Apparently, Warner Brothers is suing a Bollywood studio over a movie named "Hari Puttar", claiming copyright infringement.

The Bollywood studio's defense is simple:

While Bollywood films often borrow liberally from Western movies, producers of "Hari Puttar: A Comedy of Terrors" say their movie bears no resemblance to any film in the "Harry Potter" series.

"There is absolutely nothing to link 'Hari Puttar' with 'Harry Potter,"' said Munish Purii, chief executive officer of Mumbai-based producer Mirchi Movies. Hari is a common name in India and "puttar" is Punabji for son, he said.

"Even if it does rhyme with Harry Potter, surely there is a limit to cases?" said Tarun Adarsh, editor of Trade Guide magazine.

The film is not a tale of wizard spells or flying broomsticks, but rather a story of an Indian boy left home alone, who fights off burglars when his parents go away on vacation -- a plot more reminiscent of the film "Home Alone," starring Macaulay Culkin.

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How well do you know your SO? Meme

Snarfed from realmjit

How well do you know your SO?

1. They are watching TV. What are they watching?
Rerun of South Park
2. You're out to eat. What kind of dressing do they get on their salad?
3. What's one food this person doesn't like? What's one food this person could not live without?
Tofu. Beef..
4. You go out to the bar. He/she orders...
Coke or Dr. Pepper. Or rum, straight up.
5. Where did he/she go to high school?
Quander Road School for the Severely Emotionally Disturbed. Yes, really.
6. What size shoe do they wear?
9 and a half
7. If this person were to collect anything, it would be...
Computer bits
8. What is their favorite type of sandwich?
roast beef
9. This person could eat ______ everyday.
10. Favorite cereal?
Mini shredded wheat, the frosted kind
11. This person wouldn't be caught dead wearing?
A necktie
12. Favorite sports team?
13. Who will he/she vote for?
14. What is their sign?
Um. I don't do astrology.. born March 4.
15. What is something you do that he/she wishes you didn't?
16. How many states has this person lived in?
17. What is his/her heritage?
Scottish/English, and definitely some native American in the mix
18. You bake them a cake for their birthday. What kind do you bake?
Angel food
19. Did he/she play sports in high school?
20. This person could spend hours...
Fiddling with the computer
21. He/She wants a new...
computer. Every week.
22. The CD I would probably find in their vehicle is...
Warren Zevon
23. What can you do that will guarantee a laugh from him/her?
Terrible puns
24. Does he/she get along well with their family?
Well enough
25. If money wasn't an option, I would buy him/her...
A state of the art kickass computer to gut.
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Writer's Block: You and A Fictional Character of Your Choice

If you were stranded on an island with a fictional character, who would it be and why?

Inspector Samuel Vimes of the Discworld novels. Why?

Because Vimes is multilayered and damned interesting. Besides, he's a guy I could easily fall in love with, the scruffy, somewhat flawed hero.

Oh wait. I already HAVE a Sam like that.

me - wtf?


2008-08-27 20:23:12 Boston Massachusetts United States MSIE (7.0) Windows XP



Can't keep away, can you? I'm glad to know you're actively following my life. :) Gives me a big warm fuzzy. :) Feel free to say HI in comments. :D

Haven't you found a life yet? You say you have no daughters, so why not just ignore us, you pathetic crone?

And you really should install Firefox. MSIE is easily infected with viruses and malicious web page code. Google about it. That's just a word of advice to protect your investment, and something that anybody with half a brain knows very well.

PS: I would avoid taking your MSIE browser to my personal website. You don't know if I have malicious code targeted at MSIE 7 there.
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