Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Peter, Penn and Sandler

I happened to come across Russel Peter's latest show. He is a stand up comedian who focuses on racial jokes. He predominantly makes fun of his own race, the Indians, to minimize the hate and makes it all the more funny. He does not take everyday things and add racial elements, but more of taking racial everyday things, like school, food, shopping, etc.

Loads of laughs. Adding to his repertoire of his Chinese and Indian jokes, are jokes about Arabic, Jews and deaf people. Most of his jokes are hilarious still, some pretty obvious. However, he broke out of his racist jokes and made jokes about deaf people. Still true and funny, but I foresee that this path will take him away from race as a source of jokes.

Harold & Kumar 2
My other review today is Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Another hilarious movie focusing on drugs as the hip thing to do. They get into trouble because they both are of a different race and some racist agent decides that all other races are terrorists. Hence they get thrown into a prison in Guantanamo Bay. This agent goes all out attacking all other races which just pisses me off. He is like the epitome of what is wrong nowadays, with racism. I mean racism is one thing, but he is outright ignorant about other cultures in the world.

Don't Mess With the Zohan
Adam Sandler's latest movie about an Israeli super agent who was tired of the war and escapes to America to become a hair stylist. It shows a community of immigrants trying to survive in America being cab drivers, electronic salespersle and other similar jobs. Although it quite stereotypes the immigrants, I still like the movie because it also shows that once they are out of their war-ridden countries they are able to openly accept others into the community.

Anyway, the theme I seem to have today is about racism. I never liked it.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I've decided that I have a fear of phone calls. I tried googling for the correct term, but the closest I got to it was telephobia, which is a fear of telephones... and nomophobia, whis is the fear of being OUT of reach by phone (eg. no batt, out of coverage).

I used to like phone calls, coz it is always someone familiar, something good or exiting... partially coz I don't have that much people wanting to call me, but it is always nice.

I also agreed with my GP teacher that people who break up over the phone or sms because of not answering the phone are really dumb... until I experience it for myself. I look back and sometimes I can say, teacher, you probably never experience it before. Sometimes I say, teacher, you're right that these people are stupid and shallow.

I thought it all ended... until last year when the fear arose again. After my end of year exams, that one dreaded phone call shook the core of my soul. I lost my appetite for... well... til now still.

It worsened when I moved to my new place with new home line and all that. I started to recieve all types of phone calls, from telemarketers and from people I don't really want to talk to.

Yet, I do not turn off my phone.

Maybe I should turn it off... and MSN too...

Oh well...

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