Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Hangover: Part II (2011)

I've just watched the single most disturbing movie in my life so far... It's called "Very Bad Trip 2". No, actually what I meant was "The Hangover: Part II". The first title is the French translation for the word "hangover" and something I've always ridiculed and never understood. If the French want to translate English titled, fine, but then why translate something into an English, yes, English phrase? Urgh...

Back to the movie. It's funny, actually. My friend pointed out that the last two trips to the cinema have both been Brad Cooper movies. First one, a few months ago, was "Limitless" which I found fascinating and quite entertaining. This one though... Wow!

I'm still reeling from it. Its incredible that a movie like this actually made it to the cinemas. I would have thought that the various film organisations and parental blahs would have blocked it from ever leaving the editing room. At this point, I should point out that "disturbing" does not mean that the movie was bad. In fact, apart from the rancourous porn and ladyboys with everything laid bare to see, it was very funny and very entertaining.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Small hiccup for Formula 1

In the past several weeks, rumours have been floating around to the potential intention by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation to buy Formula 1 from Bernie Ecclestone and CVC. The issue comes down to... News Corp may turn Formula 1 into a pay-per-view format instead of the current free-to-air.

Murdoch's son and investment company EXOR made their intentions clear today saying that they are in the initial stages of:

"exploring the possibility of creating a consortium with a view to formulating a long-term plan for the development of Formula 1 in the interests of the participants and the fans."

How did they find him? It was Twitter after all

The mystery of how Osama was found revealed. It wasn't the IT guy next door tweeting. Nor was it Wolf Blitzer of CNN who started "investigating at least an hour before the IT guy" (quoted loosely from what CNN has been saying). Nope... Osama gave himself away when he fell into the Twitter trap!

- Coming straight from my iPad

Image source: Madam & Eve, South Africa

Monday, May 2, 2011

We've Got Him! Bin Laden is No More

I woke up this morning and was greeted by something odd on Facebook. A number of my friends were writing about the death of someone and they seemed pretty "happy" about it. It was a bit confusing and worrying to see that. Generally, the death of someone should prompt things like "RIP ***".

So, I switched to the BBC app and found out... Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, and the face of terrorism for a good part of the past decade was killed by US forces earlier this morning in Pakistan.

Watching the news a little later on TV, people kept talking about the grieving families from September 11. I don't deny the fact that this is a momentous occasion of closure for those who lost loved ones and suffered directly under the hands of terror. However, its not just the American people who suffered in the past decade and its not just a day of relief for them.