Have you ever had an urge to share something with the world but it’s too big for a Facebook update or a tweet and too small or insignifcant for a blog post of it’s own? I do, again and again! And this – the Did You Hear That?! series – is my answer to that urge. Collect all those tid-bits and put them in a post. Ingenious, no? :P *Pats Self*
Here are the first five Did You Hear That?!s :)
1. “No Indians were harmed in the making of this video”
This quote by the much adorable Gupta was the last line of the only season of Outsourced. The finale aired a week ago here and this has been one of my favourite-est shows ever – along with Akkara Kazhchakal, Modern Family, The Middle and Parks and Recreation. There are many, many negative reviews for the show online, most of them labelling the show as Racist. Yes, the first episodes stuck to the stereotypical cow-on-road, turban, crazy-traffic jokes. But over the course of the 22 episodes, the show did transcend those stereotypes and developed into a fun, adorable show. I’ve grown to fall in love with the cast; So difficult to pick a favourite. I think I like Manmeet and Charlie a tad above the rest. Madhuri singing Eternal Flame is my pick for the best moment of the show. I couldn’t find that video online, so I share the best of what I could find :)
2. “I’m not as intelligent as I look.. I’m actually a super-genius!”
Earlier today, my 12 year old neighbour came over for help with his homework. After history, we moved on to Biology. I, unintentionally, gave a surprised look, just for a second, when he knew more about the human respiratory system than I expected him to know. He caught that look and said in jest “I am not as dumb as I look okay”. I replied “Oh no. You don’t ‘look dumb’. You look smart”. “Oh I know. I’m not as intelligent as I look.. I’m actually a super-genius!” xD Oh what would one give for the brash confidence of an innocent kid! :)
I also happened to rediscover my love for history as I went through his textbook. I used to love history in school. It was my favourite subject in school. I am fascinated by people and places and things that happened hundreds of years ago.
3. ‘Fly from Mumbai to Jammu at the lowest airfares*’
The internet creeps me out sometimes. About a week ago, I ran a Google search – once, just once – about flights between Mumbai and Jammu. Ever since then, every other page is bombarding me with ads to fly from Mumbai to Jammu. The next day, it was almost as if the Mighty Interwebs sensed I wasn’t responding to any of the ads. An all-out attack followed xD
It still continues to this day..
Human (insane) creativity sometimes makes you want to stand up and bow down to the creator of awesome stuff; Awesome stuff like Miracula. What would you call a magician’s TV show if his on-screen persona is that of a Dracula? Miracula.
Tehehehe. I find that insanely funny. And wonderful. Do you? :)
5. “Put it down, Bella. We mustn’t touch what isn’t ours.”
What. A. Quote. That was said by Severus Snape to Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 15 minutes into the movie. It isn’t said in the book. When I was watching the movie and came across that scene, my heart melted.. just melted.
The Context: [Spoiler Alert] Narcissa and Bella meet Snape at his home as ‘Cissa is worried about Draco’s safety after The Dark Lord orders Draco to commit a murder. ‘Cissa wants Snape to make the Unbreakable Vow over Draco’s protection. As Snape and Narcissa engage in that conversation, Bella wanders over to Snape’s fireplace and picks up a circular glass object. And then Put it down, Bella. We mustn’t touch what isn’t ours was said.
There was just something about the way Snape said it and Bella reacted that made my heart go the way Amelie <7 goes down.
It could be because Snape and Bella are my two favourite characters, or it could be the hyper-active imagination of a Potter Obsessed teen (Whenever I think, read or watch Harry Potter, I’m #ForerverSixteen =P), I could sense sibling-ness between the two – love; Snape saying it like a loving older brother chastising his younger sister for doing something wrong. Bella’s reaction – putting the object down with disdain and raising the hand -, a reaction one gives their annoying older sibling..
You *have* to watch it to understand what I’m trying to say, especially because I’m a terrible writer! :)
That’s all for now. I’ll be back with more nonsensical tidbits later :)
Our customers need soothing music, like Taylor Swift or that Justin Bieber kid. Basically anything that sounds like a pretty white girl, okay? ~ Jerry, Outsourced