So...After 7 years .. Who really did up... 9/11....?

Before the Taliban and Saddam Wars....Which country had the worst Civil rights standards and political freedom

Can the TALIBAN legitmately be called Terrorists...?

A note to my visitors:

I am curious about who reads my blogs....
so please leave a Comment so I may know who it is.....!


Friday, December 19, 2008

Signs of " Globalization"

Here is my list of the indicators to the level of effect of the process of "Globalization:... in various regions of the world ...for when the question of of the level of globalization occurs..

I will approximately define Globalization as :

Globalization :
The level of integration of

a)modern and popular machinery/ technology from the Western spheres ( mostly america and to lesser Extent Europe )... a
and
b) a level of western( american and european)... method of thought and perspective towards the core aspects of culture via machinery/technology

into the other regions of the world that are otherwise lesser in the quantity and concentration of the above elements ( a and b ). The other regions would be .. most of europe , Africa , All arabic countries, All Muslim Countries, India, China, Korea, Japan, and those smaller countries neighboring these )


Indicators / Signss ( in cities )


1) There is an Authentic Indian Restaurant operated by Indians with Indian cooks that is also renowned and popular throughout the city.

2) There is a competeing Indian restaurant owned by Bangladeshi/Pakistani/SriLankan/Nepali people also adevertising Indian food that tastes good but tastes noticeable different

3) All Rebelious children idolize the current American Rap Superstar...as their role models in life

4) All those outside the rap targer audience also know...the names and albums of some rappers..

5) People with no savings and working menial jobs have Facebook Accounts

6) The state of the art cutting edge Public computer access facilities for those who cannot afford computers...are full of people chatting on MSN messenger .

7 ) Marijuana/ Hashish is as easiesr to access( purchase and use ) than bottled water or diet coke cola.

8 ) There are some poor and English Illiterate Indians and/or Chinese people working harder than any other community through difficult menial jobs.

9 ) The forward univeristy educated elite minority class go to Mcdonalds expecting the finest cuisine America can make while purposely wearing expensive clothes that most of the population can not afford all as a fashion statement..

10) Europeans come to live there becuase it is cheaper than living in Europe.. and think that the local populatiion are nice people

11) There is a higher rate of abortion ... why?
a) higher access and encouragement to use condoms increases the level of "activity" in the community resulting.. in higher preganacy results... where the majority of the cases can not accomodate the pregancy and must inevitable chose abortion.
b) greater political and cultural allowance for abortion.

12) The higher access to American pornograpgy on the internet reduces the demand for the local "sleeze" industry..

13) People from cold weathered northen Europe adults are buying guest houses there... and are living there 6 months out of the year.

14) Boys have to time share their attention to Euro football.. and American NBA Basketball coverage available on the internet.

15.) Many young girls secretly marry or run off with European/American tourist men as a means of escaping family directed traditional culture..

Southall , Wembly , and others of the sort




After I recently and reluctantly visited London, I came across some strong surprises.

My senses regarding people atleast were mostl alert when i came across the notorious "south asian" or Indian community.. ( which actually includes the now sovereign "countries" of India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and lesser known Nepal , Bhutan, and Maldives )


Even though I had heard alot about them and watched Bend It Like Beckham...it was still an awakening experience to confront them in person.

After I arrived in london...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Euro Rice...





When I was in Spain earlier this year... I was surprised to find that their staple adn traditionaly celebrated food is...far from what i thought..

It is called " Paella " ...

It is basically... big thick spanish rice with shrimp( or other seafood).. with grilled with vegetables.

Does this sound familiar... ?

Such a description is usually reserved for Indian food.

Here I see that Europe is not as distant to Asia.. ( in tradition).. as I thought...

The presence and value of Rice in spanish tradition ( of maybe 10-15) centuries... gives the suspicion of some possible Asian or atleast further Eastern Origin and AAnthropology..

It is no wonder that White people/ UK/ germany/ france... dont accept them as legitimate white people...after considering my finding...

I put this posting up for all the Indians like me... who are amazed by this fact... and.. for anyone else might get a kick oout of it...




Sunday, December 14, 2008

Golden Girls...?








Over the last 10 plus years in American pop culture and media.... there has been increasingly more " african american" faces...among both sexes...

Many of those personalities that represent american culture to the rest of the world are now african american...

These names include the likes of .... Beyonce , Halle Berry, Mariah Carey.

Whether in films, music, or television.. for a girl to become a banner name... it is "sex appeal" alone that makes this possible.

The token position for black person in the pop culture that was readily available in the 1980s and down ... has now in the 2ks extended countless number...

Infact the number is so high now.. that it would be wrong to call the place for blacks in pop culture as a token...

Infact , both the domestic and international market for american pop has a stong demand for " african american appeal"

For girls in the limelight.. appeal invariably must mean...what is referred to as " sex appeal" .... ( an apparently legitimate term that the syntax and semantic meaning of )

So African American girls are now a definative part of american pop culture... no longer hoping for a token spot in the business.. the Blakc starlets have aims of taking the top spots in the whole buisness to the point that the

But if you look closely at the types I mentioned above ... (mariah, halle berry , adn beyonce.).. despite being classified as african american.... you ponder the question of whether they are infact african component of their african american status...

Meaning when u look at these poster girls... does africa really come to mind?

And who is it that they really represent ?

The 15% of impoverished Black people in America..

All of the 3 imentioned.. ( and all the others i didnt mention ye t) take a funny path to fame and fortune..

First they have to impress the black audience ... to enter the stage of showbiz..

then from... there..

the have to win the majority white audience to have the superstardom they all enjoy today...

The critical trait for a potential starlet is not being either african/black or american/white... but something distincly in between....

This something is blacker than white people... to make themselves mysterious and intriguing on sight to white people... and whiter than black people.

This means that.. that starlot must be a physically interacial.. with clearly unafrican traits....to impress the tastes the black man..


but..

also having a body type and color that a white girl coudnt have...
the "athletic" and "rounded" body type that white girls could not possbile develop.

This means that.. that starlot must be a physically interacial.. with clearly unafrican traits....to impress the tastes the black man..

the first thinga black person would say.. when they notice in a beyonce type is:

" she is not white.. becuase she is much darker... but she doesnt look anything close the a black etiher ... hardly african..."

the first thing a white person would notice is:

" she is not black because she is much lighter... but .. then what is she.. let me look some more... "

both white and black.. people.. eeven before they can admire... sucha starlot.. are

the initial reaction is overcoming the mystery of the image of such a person... since.. in USA>..

it is hard to come across.... a person.. of the " racial type" of the " african american " starlet...

It seems today.. that among both sexes... it seems that this type of interracial .." african american" is what keeps the " sex appeal" crazed american audience...

All the popular reality shows try to feature as many interacial types as possible.. byt always.. describe.. them " striclty" as African American... and forget to mention...the unafrican portion of the person...


It seems that middle color and middle ground between.. balck and white.. has higher demand than either....

The previosuly ruled and ruling colors... of USA seems to have lost out.. in atleast american pop vanity to ... the middle ground.. to the middle color...!








Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Best You Never Saw...

Here are the best films that were never given acclaim and widely ignored by audiences and critics when tthey were released .

meaning... they are as good as the best films... that came out in each year.....
but no one other than me seems to think these are great films...

These are since 1970.. only... .

So here is my list

1. Black Hawk Down ... 2001

2. Great White Hype ... 1996

3. Oh Brother , Where are thou..1999

4. Bloodsport . 1988

5. Desperado .. 1995

6.. Dusk till Dawn ..1995

7. Amistad .. 1997

8. Ooctober Sky .. 1999

9. Anna and the King... 1999

10. V for Vendetta .. 2006

11. Three Kings ....1999

12. Legends of the Fall ...1994

13. Last of the Mohicans ... 1992

14. Far and Away ... 1992

15. Dead Calm...1991

16. Samurai X....1974

Kramer vs Tribbiani...

Since there are no new Tv shows that I like.. in the age of "Reality"...

I end watching repalsy of Seinfeld and Friends....

I noticed that no one views the make up of the Friends show as I do :

What is Friends?

My summary would be

Friends : 5 New York Jews and 1 New York Italian ...Mr Joey Tribbiana...
"How Youuuuuuuuuu Doin'..!

and how would I summarize Seinfeld... well that is more complicated as the Seinfed was incomparabaly richer.

but a likewise comparision would be...

Seinfeld : 3 ( much smarter) NY Jews and 1 NY Italian ( George "Cant stand you" Castanza )

So you could say in a sense... that Friends - Seinfeld = 2 Jews... ( you can laugh now )


When Seinfeld came off the TV air waves... in 1998.. it was the Highester rated TV and comedy show...

Friends from 98 and onward .. would take Seinfelds spot at Top..

America seemed to accept Friends in place Of Seinfeld without any discomfart.. sort of like a change in the White house....!

Seinfeld came to TV in 1989... during a Bold movement in the Tv Business by the NBC TV station ( which was behind in success to the CBS and ABC stations ).

The movement was to replace the standard American family.. of Smiths/JOnes/and Williams in the family sitcom with hip Jewish singles living the new and trendy city
single and trendy big New york City Lifestyle...

As the 90s bloomed ... down went the american family on TV .. and came many other seinfeld type imitataions...
and During the flux of this trend came Friends and eventually... Sex and the City...which would explout the original intent of the movement spawned in the early 90s .. ten years later on HBO... in much more graphic and shocking detail than ever hoped for...

Seinfeld was the first and best show to exploit this...

The growth of this trend on Tv just tells me that that audience , metropolitan white people ( smiths and jones)... prefer seeing the NY jews than anyone else ..even themselves on TV...

The best indicator of this is the Friends the show..

The original idea of the show was:

the 2 main characters :

brother and sister : Ross and Monica Gellar.... New York jews...to appear normal and unquirky...

then..

the 2 sidekicks :

Monicas friend and sidekick... the blonde Rachel Green ...
...and...
Ross's friend...and sidekick...Chandler .. funny last name Bing.. who doesnt say anything unless it is sarcastically cynical and iritating to one of the other characters..

All of the four characters above... are presented as being of Jewish descent assimilated into America via the forturned of New York...
Such people are those I refer to as " New York Jews" ....
to a foreign viewer they may seem as the ordinary american ... but as I said.. that would be false .. becuase the ordinary american of the 1980s... micheal j fox.. was deliberatly removed .. in favour of the Gellars and those of their sort.. the "New York Jews" ..

the 4 characters are there for the audience to laugh with ....

and now to mention the other 2...for the audience to laugh at ... i said AT... and not WITH..

Monicas other friend... Phoebe Buffet...to call her ditzy would be severe understatement...

Unlike Joey... the other girls dont make fun of her .. as Chandler does.. because no one wants to see a cranky girl... as chandler appears cranky any time he makes a joke...

Phoebe makes her presence felt by saying silly things.. to allow the audience to laught at her... but unlike Joey.. whose statments make sense .. with twist..
Phoebe is totally absurd.. you cant treat her as a character but as a random interjection of nonsense to excite the audience...

Although she does not have an obvios jewish name... the actress Lisa Kurdrow.. has an obvious jewish name with typicall new york jewish physique..
so she is basiccally a jewish character..

then the last character..

Chandlers roomate ;..... the stereotype NY italian .. Joey Tribbiani...

and what makes him a steotype:

No education... and hence he works as an actor... and is unaware of the lackluster level of achievement he has unless he is informed by Chandler in his characteristic Jewish fashion... his two male counterparts are the opposite... one is a professor and the other some financial engineer...

Slow wit... chandlers sarcasm jokes are usually misunderstood by Joey... and usually unrealiezed by Joey... while the audience is laughing at Joey.

Ladies Man... he has the italian "mafiaso" confidence that he can have anyone one... so women are his only area of expertise .. while the 2 jewish boys... must game plan their first and second move after the slowly develop the confidence to step up to the plate...

All his lines generally reflect his dull wit.. and the lines spoken to him by chandler are almost always insulting of him for his foremention lack of intelligence...

His character is almost a deliberate bashing... of the stereotype New Italian persona and the New York Italian identity... from the minds of college educated , manhattan residing, media influential New York Jewish Community.

I could intrepret this as massice cultural statement coming from the top of the New York Jewish community expressing their feelings about the entire New York Italian culture.


so where does this leave the show ?

the show is basically has the jewish actors/characters as the main characters with the only outsider... the NY italian joey as their token "minority" to be pounced on by the other 4.. and ridiculed to the audience...

and this this formula... seems to have hit the jackpot with audience of white peopel of all ages.. who responded to this formula by making it USAs top show... for 6 years...

Sight of the Hour

Sight of the Hour
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

A...C H O L A C H E R A P A N D I A N...Production

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