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March 8, 2005

sayid sings!

Last night Gurl and I went to see the very fun movie Bride and Prejudice, because we love everything (well, Bend it Like Beckham anyway) by Gurinder Chadha, who's slated to direct the remake movie I Dream of Jeannie. Hmm...don't push it, honey. Anyway, it was interesting to see Sayid from Lost singing a Bhangra number in this East-Meets-West Bollywood/Hollywood musical. More than a few hotties in the film too. Although the lead hottie never kisses the girl in the film, adhering to total Bollywood style, only gazing longingly into her fabulous hazel eyes.

Hmm...I think I'm onto something here at work. A friend suggested I get a grad school recommendation from my boss, the chair of our department. So I go up to my boss and say, "I have a favor to ask of you..." - and he ran away, albeit with an excuse. Have I discovered an effective boss repellent?

Posted by jimbo at March 8, 2005 11:59 AM


Hmmm Jimbo, do I see a shift in your personal preferences here?

Posted by: Schorsch at March 8, 2005 2:59 PM

Hey now, I can appreciate a plainly handsome yet hairless hottie without a hint of ruggedness now and then, can't I?

Posted by: jimbo at March 8, 2005 3:36 PM

Of course you can - and you prepared your readers well (Feb. 21 - "I'm not exclusive to wookies")...

Posted by: Schorsch at March 8, 2005 5:03 PM

Aishwarya Rai was Miss World 1994....as opposed to Miss Universe, Miss Sol III, Miss Mutter's Spiral, Miss Planet, etc. And I think her eyes are more of a Bluish Green.... truly striking given her Indic complexion. Jimbo did you notice how light skinned the cast of the movie was? Thats very Bollywood as well. Didnt see many Dravidan types from South India...

Posted by: GURL at March 9, 2005 12:21 PM

My favorite movie from Gurinder is "Bhaji on the Beach". I don't think it was ever released on VHS/DVD, but it shows fairly regularly on one of the Cinemax channels and the Sundance channel. Some of the Indian stores in the 'burbs have the occasional bootleg copy.

Have you seen Monsoon Wedding? It was fabulous....

Posted by: usuredo at March 9, 2005 12:50 PM

GURL you are so gay.

Posted by: jimbo at March 9, 2005 1:20 PM

aishwarya's family is actually south indian, they made the move to bombay some time ago. the town she's from is "mangalore" (not to be confused with bangalore)it's a seaport which had a heavy influx of portuguese sailors wayyy back in the day. mangalorean natives are famed for mediterranean looking features.

Posted by: usuredo at March 9, 2005 5:55 PM