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Going to See Bill Maher tonight!

July 13, 2007 2 comments

I am totally stoked. Bill Maher is a great comic, his propensity to continually Bush-bash notwithstanding. He is coming out to Flint Center in Cupertino tonight and I got me some tickets as a birthday gift (thanks)!!

I’ll send out a review after.

Update:

Just got back from the show! Bill Maher was awesome, it was totally weird to see him dressed like he was heading into the Hard Rock Cafe (very L.A.). For those of you that watch his show, you know he usually dresses in a pimpin suit.

Here are some of his lines (warning: proceed with caution, these are NC-17):

  • What is with the Republicans’ campy admiration of Reagan? They’re like gay guys with Streisand! These guys want to put him on a stamp so they can lick his ass!
  • I dont do Michael Jackson kid jokes because there was never any indisputable evidence that he bent the kids over and, you know…Catholic shit!
  • I dont think they should build a wall on the border with Mexico. They should build a WalMart! 2100 miles long! Immigrants come through the back, customers come through the front. But there is still only one cash register.
  • Gay marriage was the issue of 2004. Now it’s the immigrants. Brown is the new pink (ewww).

BabyCenter Diaper Bag Sale!

I can’t tell you how excited I am. I almost jumped for joy when I saw this note come in on my Crackberry. I mean, I get meaningless commercials thrown in my face everyday, but this one really spoke to me. BabyCenter has announced a bonanza diaper bag sale for Father’s Day!

If you are getting creeped out by this post and wondering why a 24 year old dude with no kids would see BabyCenter advertising, fear not: see here. Oh, the things I do for comedy.

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Categories: babycenter, comedy, work

Introducing – The F.O.B. Chronicles

June 5, 2007 1 comment

Most people have a hard time coming up with a set of ideas and terms that truly define their personalities. It is hard enough to figure oneself out; it is harder still, then, to articulate one’s sense of self in five, ten words. That’s exactly why Orkut’s profile pages stink.Personally, I attempt to describe myself as follows: “cynical, depraved, hedonistic, opportunistic and fresh off the boat” :). While the last term sounds like a circumstance, not a personality trait, it is by all accounts a life-defining event. It is an event which frames people’s careers and their choice to be addressed as an “alien”. If you’ve spent any time with an Indian immigrant in Silicon Valley (where there is no dearth of us, by the way), you know what I’m talking about.

Therefore, I’m introducing a new set of posts on this blog known as “The F.O.B chronicles”. These posts will deal with one of the following issues:

  • Life as an immigrant who grew up in different (tougher) circumstances than most of my peers.
  • Going to college as a “boatie”. Think coming of age story meets the gas station story. Oh wait, are there any stories dedicated to gas stations? Hmm…
  • Bollywood mockery. Who doesn’t a love a good, hilarious Youtube video? Sample this gem below, review coming soon.
Categories: comedy, f.o.b

What Can Brown Do For You?

There are few unequivocal truths in this ever-changing world of ours: “Jon Stewart rules” is one of them. We all know that the Daily Show skyrocketed to popularity after he took over, aided in so small part by the ability of politicians, lobbyists and gay evangelicals to supply gold mines of humor over the last few years.

There are precious few days, however, when a segment combining Jon Stewart + one of the fake journalists hits a real home run. Today was one of those days.

Aasif Mandvi, the lil Indo boy on the Daily Show who serves as journalistic catchall for Middle Eastern, Indian, Paki and (sometimes) Latin happenings shone today during his erudite “discussion” of the much-maligned immigration bill. Since Congress in their infinite wisdom passed a point system for green card approval (knowledge of English, working in science, ability to do trig, etc. count for points), Stewart asked the obvious elephant-in-the-room question: Doesnt this go against the founding principles of this nation? What the hell happened to “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”??

To which Aasif responded: “America has re-branded their immigration policy”.

The new brand tagline? What Can Brown Do For You?

Hilarious!

Categories: comedy