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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.

6:57 pm


Comments to Futuaris nisi irrisus ridebis

your writing reads different and i'm enjoying reading it.
- dragon

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

11:56 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 Blogger Shobha 

4:03 pm, August 16, 2004

Ah! You have noteezed?

posted by Blogger Anand 

5:30 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 Blogger Anand 

9:40 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 Blogger Kingsley Joseph 

1:30 am, August 17, 2004

Kingsley: Futuari tutemae!

posted by Blogger Anand 

10:07 pm, August 17, 2004

waz here dude. how are you doing?

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

1:15 am, August 20, 2004

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