Sunday, August 15, 2004
Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis
Fuck �em if they can�t take a joke.
That�s a great line I can take from this book I finished reading today. But ever since I saw �Eric Idle� on the cover of the fat hardbound on the library shelf, I knew I had something on my hand.
The Road to Mars is a funny book written by a funny man, but it is not absolutely pythonesque. In it is an academic thesis on comedy, a terrorist plot against Mars, a singing old diva, a robot that looks like David Bowie (also in drag in a few scenes), superb zero-gravity sex, and a plotline that borders on a Terry Gilliam version of The Fifth element. Yeah, it also has two stand-up comics and the tragedies of their lives.
As I said, not very pythonesque, but enjoyable.
Comments to Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis
your writing reads different and i'm enjoying reading it.
posted by11:56 am, August 16, 2004
I second dragon. Ur writing has undergone a visible change. Ur blog assumes a different personality offlate. Is it deliberate?
posted by Shobha4:03 pm, August 16, 2004
Ah! You have noteezed?
posted by Anand5:30 pm, August 16, 2004
You got it D. Something has changed. Psst don�t tell anyone, but I am not really Anand! I am his nephew Aditya. A few weeks ago, Anand decided to stop blogging (burnout maybe?). I had become such a frequent visitor to Mdeii Life that I didn�t want the blog to go. Anand was actually very glad to give me the keys and here I am. That picture up there is of me really. Of course, I don�t exactly look like that: Photoshopped here and there (to make me look a little older).
Unlike my almost prudishly conservative uncle, I like to talk dirty. That explains the change in tone. Let�s see how long I can keep this thing going.
Anyway Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis!Now the contest is: can you find out the exact date when this transfer of power took place? The winner gets a congratulatory letter by e-mail, and one of my dinosaur drawings. (Not attractive enough? OK I am also willing to throw in an all-expense paid trip for two to the Athens Olympics)
posted by Anand9:40 pm, August 16, 2004
I need to get my hands on this book, and I regret not being in chennai to filch it off your grubby hands.
posted by Kingsley1:30 am, August 17, 2004
Kingsley: Futuari tutemae!
posted by Anand10:07 pm, August 17, 2004
waz here dude. how are you doing?
posted by alex.bén1:15 am, August 20, 2004
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