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millennium falcon

A producer called me and she said, “Hi Calista, I have some bad news. Harrison has been hurt, he had an accident. He was standing on a Millennium Falcon and the door fell. […] And I called a friend of mine and I said, “What the hell is the Millennium Falcon? I have never heard of that airline!”

Calista Flockhart, on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show

gotta catch them all!

Just started watching the Pokemon anime on Youtube, right from the very first episode where the protagonist Ash picks his starter Pokemon, Pikachu. To my surprise, most Pokemon can say only combinations of syllables in their names and/or just random grunts and squeals.

I find Team Rocket, the villains, extremely funny. The group, comprising Jessie, James and their Pokemon sidekick Meowth (the only Pokemon who can speak English perfectly), spend their time trying to kidnap Pikachu. Whenever they appear in front of the good guys, they will recite their motto thus:

Jessie: Prepare for trouble!
James: Make it double!
Jessie: To protect the world with devastation!
James: To unite all people within our nation!
Jessie: To denounce the evil of truth and love!
James: To extend our reach to the stars above!
Jessie: Jessie!
James: James!
Jessie: Team Rocket blast off at the speed of light!
James: Surrender now or prepare to fight!
Meowth: Meowth. That’s right!

Such bombastic baddies. And you gotta love their corny and cold jokes. For example in ‘Island of the Giant Pokemon’, Jessie and James are escaping from a giant flying Pokemon and run rather painfully into a large sign. As their predator swoops off, they conclude they were lucky to hide behind this sign and that ‘it’s a good sign!’ HAHAHA.

As this is a kids’ cartoon, Team Rocket are the underdogs – so they definitely get my support! Just can’t believe I missed out on Pokemon all these years!!!

you learn something new every day

Sylvester the Cat‘s trademark exclamation is ‘Sufferin’ succotash!’, and today I finally found out what succotash actually was!

you learn something new every day

Carrie: Have you ever been in love?
Mr Big: Abso-fuckin-lutely!

(Sex and the City, season 1, episode 1)

Recently learnt that words separated by words, like abso-fuckin-lutely, are actually called tmesis!

outwit outplay outlast

Recently read somewhere that the 26th and latest season of US reality TV series Survivor is called Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs Favorites. (Oh yes, the Caramoan Islands are in the Philippines – you learn something new every day!)

The first season of Survivor premiered on 31 May 2000, and the series went on to humungous success. 13 years and 26 seasons later, I still haven’t watched a single episode of the entire series – not even five minutes of it. Don’t ask me how or why. It just never happened. :P


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