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I Hate…

Posted: April 14, 2011 in Uncategorized

There are more things in this world I hate than the things I like. Yes, I am one of those. These are the things I hate in this world, listed in no particular order.

I hate people touching me.

I hate people using incorrect grammar.

When people spell weird as wierd. Which fucking school did you go to, you idiot?

When people chew with their mouth open. Someone needs to tell them they look like fucking cows.

Mathematics.

Rains.

Sunlight.

I hate Timothy Dalton as James Bond.

I hate hotels charging for WiFi.

Smoothies with Bananas in them.

Chocolate Cake. Yes, I fucking hate it.

I hate it when my cabbie stops near the exhaust of a truck.

Facebook.

People hitting ‘Like’ for every update on Facebook.

Software updates. Which tell you to download an installer. Which will in turn download the actual update.

.docx and .xlsx

Double negatives.

People who take forever to use the ATM when I am standing in line.

Redundant terms like ATM Machine and PIN Number. Ugh.

Family functions.

Aunties at family functions going, “Oh my God! You have grown so tall!”. Did you expect me to shrink, bitch?

Farmville.

People playing Farmville in the workplace, all the time.

When I am eating M&Ms and someone asks for the green ones.

Crying children on a flight.

Parents who can’t control their bratty children.

People who cancel plans habitually.

People who use ‘your’ when they mean to use ‘you’re’.

Long meetings.

Needless meetings.

Anything apart from the Recycle Bin on the desktop of my computer.

People who ask  ‘Can I ask you a question?’.

When people use ‘Can I’ when they are supposed to use ‘May I’.

Smelly people.

Bad breath.

Diet Coke. It tastes like shit.

When a friend orders a muffin and the waiter sets it in front of me assuming I am going to eat it just because I am fat.

Hip Hop.

Bars that play Hip Hop.

People who talk during a movie.

When a server doesn’t pour beer properly.

People who don’t reply to text messages.

People who typ lyk dis.

Also, people who TyPE lIkE tHis

People who put other people on speaker-phone without warning.

People who constantly get up in movie theaters.

People who bring infants to movies.

People abbreviating words when they speak.

People who eat while talking.

People who spit.

People who litter.

Tangled earphone wires.

People biting their nails.

People wearing sunglasses when they are indoors.

People who lie.

I could go on and list at least 200 more things that I hate but I am bored right now.

Later.

Hello from Hollywood!

 

My apologies for not posting a video yesterday. The preparations for the Oscars are making me go crazy. But I am sure this video will more than make up for it. This video comes to you from right outside the Kodak Theater. I hope you enjoy it.

Dharmesh

PS – Excuse the bad light. It was a cloudy day today.

Hello from Los Angeles!

I landed in Los Angeles, California yesterday with Rajeev Masand. We were super tired after a long flight but dove straight into work. This is the first part of my Oscars video blog. Very basic stuff to start with. This was shot last night. I fell asleep while uploading it. So, posting the link now. I promise you  more exciting stuff from Rajeev and I from today till Oscar Sunday!

Dharmesh

I watched Barry Levinson’s ‘You Don’t Know Jack’ starring the legendary Al Pacino, last night. It is an outstanding film, to say the least. Al Pacino plays Dr. Jack Kevorkian – The American pathologist and right-to-die activist. Pacino’s portrayal of  Dr. Jack Kevorkian won him Emmy Award too. The film got me thinking about euthanasia.

Imagine lying on a hospital bed with thin tubes running like snakes through every opening of your body. You want to die. Foreign machines embedded into your skin, pumping in a magical fluid that keeps your time ticking, yet robbing every measure of your humanity. You want to die. You drop in and out of consciousness as they dope you with doses of powerful drugs. You want to die. There is no event in your life except that sharp pain which raises its ugly head at regular intervals. You want to die. You can’t be relieved of your excruciating pain and granted your death because the law refuses to give you the one thing you crave – your DEATH.

Legalisation of Euthanasia is one of the flaming issues in society today. Euthanasia is more commonly referred to as ‘Mercy killing’. This is a concept which propagates the ‘Right to Die’.

There are countless elderly people and terminally ill patients who have expressed a desire to die and have literally begged for death! Their families have abandoned many of these people as they are considered a financial and an emotional burden, but there are some ‘Humanitarians’ who insist on keeping them alive against their own will.

We live in the largest democracy where people have the freedom of choice, yet in their final painful days, when they need to exercise this right and make an important decision, they are denied it. Sad, but true.

In some countries Euthanasia has been legalised, but in some it is still inhuman, condemned and illegal. To some people it is an inhumane practice, but to some it’s the only humane thing to do.

Imagine a patient in the last stages of cancer, thin and weak, can’t sleep, sit, eat or even talk without pain. He’s waiting for the plug to be pulled on him. Yet, he is forced to fight a battle he knows he has already lost. Why? Only because the law does not allow him to die? People want to die without pain; they wish to end their life with an easy death. They want to die with a smile and not with dreadful pain. Then Why? Why can’t we grant them this last wish?

It’s true that everyone has the right to live, but there are times when we need to learn to let go…

 

What Should You Watch on TV?

Posted: October 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

[A] Drama

01. Mad Men (AMC)
02. Rubicon (AMC)
03. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
04. Sons of Anarchy (FX)
05. Justified (FX)
06. The Walking Dead (AMC) [Bonus]

[B] Comedy

01. Modern Family (ABC)
02. Community (NBC)
03. Bored to Death (HBO)
04. The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (IFC)
05. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (FX)
06. The Middle (ABC) [Bonus]

[C] Animated TV Shows

01. Archer (FX)
02. The Life and Times of Tim (HBO)
03. Clerks (ABC)
04. Samurai Jack (Cartoon Network)
05. Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (Cartoon Network)

[D] War

01. The Pacific (HBO)
02. Generation Kill (HBO)
03. Band of Brothers (HBO)
04. Strike Back (Sky1)

[E] Procedurals

01. House, MD (FOX)
02. Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC)
03. The Mentalist (CBS)
04. Blue Bloods (CBS)

[F] Action / Action-Comedy

01. The Good Guys (FOX)
02. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
03. Nikita (CW)
04. Chuck (NBC)
05. Terriers (FX)

Apart from these, Sherlock (2010), The Ricky Gervais Show, Louie and An Idiot Abroad are must-watch shows!

Will do a post on must watch British shows, mini-series/specials, Sci-Fi shows and all-time classics soon!

Dharmesh

PS – Kindly ignore the bad formatting and alignment as this is posted from my phone!

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