Thursday, December 14, 2006

Movies..Things You May Not Know... Male Or Female?


Been on a movie watching binge lately. I want to write a review or two but have not had a chance and am not sure anyone cares.

Saw Superman Returns .. It is an ok movie. I liked it, glad to have seen it on DVD. I might have imagined it but the movie seemed to have this slight Christian thing to it, esp when Superman's father talks about sending his only son to save the earthlings. Sounds familiar?

After I finished this joined *A* to watch Gosford Park again. We loved the movie esp the ensemble cast, well acted and those lovely long Robert Altman takes. It's a smart movie funny and a satirical comment on the zeitgeist at the tail end of the British empire. I have to see some more of his movies.

I also saw this quirky and funny Japanese movie Who's Camus Anyway about a group of Japanese students who are out to make a film. Reminded me a lot about my days at school, sort of carefree and yet insular. I might actually write a review about this. This is on Netflix and may even be at your local public library, which where we got it from.

On the train I am currently watching Clerks, Kevin Smith's first feature and probably his best. Profane and funny or as a reviewer at rottentomatoes put it "It comes from bad stock, curses like a longshoreman and doesn't bring a gift. Nevertheless, it's the life of the party."
I can't believe I haven't seen it till now.

At home with *A* past couple of days been watching National Treasure with Nicholas Cage. Some mindless entertainment is good once in a while I guess. 42% is the rating at rottentomatoes. This means of all the reviewers whose reviews are collated here on 42% found it good. A movie needs to be 60% or above to be qualified as fresh or good.

Things You May Or May Not Know

More here

· Your stomach produces a new layer of mucus every two weeks - otherwise it will digest itself.
· The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.
· Every person has a unique tongue print as well as fingerprints.
· 315 entries in Webster's 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
· Most lipstick contains fish scales.
· Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wear any pants. (heh!)
· Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood. (Now that we are at war we get tax cuts instead..cos 911 changed everything)
· There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos. (Gee no surprise there!)
· Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying! (I have to try that!)
· The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
· Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
· Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them. (Is this for real???)

Male Or Female..

From the folks at Moronland

You know things have genders too..

FREEZER BAGS: They are male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.

PHOTOCOPIERS: These are female, because once turned off, it takes a while to warm them up again. They are an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can also wreak havoc if you push the wrong ones.

TYRES: Tyres are male, because they go bald easily and are often over-inflated.

HOT AIR BALLOONS: Also a male object, because to get them to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under them.

WEB PAGES: Female, because they're constantly being looked at and frequently getting hit on.

TRAINS: Definitely male, because they always use the same old lines for picking up people.

HAMMERS: Male, because in the last 5000 years, they've hardly changed at all, and are occasionally handy to have around.

THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.


John said...

Hahahaha.. wow, you come up with the most amazing stuff. ;)

Sanjay said...

Thks John.

Asha said...

That's a great collection of jokes and movie reviews:))

Yeah, you are all plastic bags,specially Arvind!:D:D

Anonymous said...

Know something funny? I haven't seen any of the movies you mentioned and now I want to see them all - except maybe the National Treasure one. But I'd really like to watch Superman Returns to see what you were feeling. Anyways, cool. And the male/female thing is great. But I sense that a female wrote this, just a guess.

Maggie said...

By the way, blogger sucks. That anonymous there is me, Maggie from Mind Moss...jeez blogger needs to get itself fixed.

Sanjay said...

Thanks anon..Who be ye? :)

Shionge said...

Oh okay I don't mind being the Remote Control coz I know you guys can't live without me :D

Funny Sanjay! Oops, have not catch any of those movies you mentioned :(

priya said...


This "Most lipstick contains fish scales" made me smile with wonders to women who are vegetarians...

Carrie said...

It has been a long time since I sat down and watched a movie. I'm going to try this weekend because I will be out of school. I haven't seen any of the movies you spoke of.

I love all those facts. Did you know that you can thaw meat on an iron skillet? It is a lot faster than just leaving it out or putting it in water.

Sai said... always your post made me smile :-)

Lucia said...

If they ask me to stick out my tongue at immigration, I'm refusing!

Meno said...

Love Gosford Park!

The male or female thing kind of sounds like someone is bitter.

Nancy Willing said...

I loved Clerks but I still have not seen it all the way through.

Anonymous said...

**THE REMOTE CONTROL: Female. You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he'd be lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps trying.

I love that one :)


deepsat said...

LOL!! those facts are indeed amazing!!

didn't know there was such a gender categorization!!!

talk abt movies - i have a long way to catch up! havent been able to watch any for the past couple of MONTHS!! ;-))

explodium said...

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Mona Buonanotte said...

Can you hear me now?


Aditi said...

a lot of funny stuff
no i didnt think that abt superman for some reason.. maybe i was too busy wondering how cute he is.. ehh
and i happened to like national treasure.. made me wonder if all that could be true