Sunday, February 21, 2010

Full Monty

Giving in to a whim I had, I recently decided to watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail again. The last time was more than two years ago, as a fresher in college, kicked about the LAN and what not. You could describe my reaction to the movie as "amused" or even "mostly grinning punctuated by occasional laughter."

This time around, though, such blasphemy I did not commit. At the end of an hour and a half of trying not to fall off the chair, not only did my sides ache, I think there's some permanent damage on the sidelines. No episode of any show, no movie has ever got me in splits such as the Pythons did and it would be the lease I could do to just plainly dedicate a post to those geniuses of humour.

And on the walk back to hostel from the night canteen, I discussed this exact issue with Prashant. Our senses of humour have transformed over the last few years, and HOW! From being almost contrasting, to forming this one fuzzy mesh of jokes and one-liners that are completely predictable and more often than not, funny only to us. The bad part is, I can never get around to writing about this. I've tried to put fingers to keyboard and recreate scenarios, but somehow, never happens.

Yeah, that's about it. I don't think I have a point. Thought in transition. Admittedly, all of the above could've been put much better. That for another day.


Prashant Nagpal said...

How bout this for putting it down in words:
S: "Shouldn't you mech guys have a mech-out day?"
J: "Ooh! We could mech these all day long!"
P: "You'll probably guess where I'm trying to go with this, but what's the meaning of lachrymose?"
J: :|
P: "Never mind, I'll use a mech shift one for now."
J: :| "Screw you" -_^
P: :| :|
J: "I'd better bolt."

This happening around 2 hours ago from now.
Whoa! It's 2! Aaaaah! Gotta study! Why do you have to blog during tests? >:{

(Oh, it means "showing sorrow" btw)

Rover said...

I think I'm glad I have no idea where you were going with lachrymose

Nayantara said...

There's so much coming to mind, it's wise to comment anonymously :|

chepoo said...

why the third tag? :P

JD said...

@PD Go down a few posts and read the one explaining the TiT tag.

@Rover, ask Pubby, I'm not sure I know either :|

@NT Good call :|

Sherry Wasandi said...

You should write more often.

Really really.

Rohit said...

I've got my Computer Aided Analysis and Design compre in a few hours. But I can totally relate to what you are saying. I know that Guru and I used to crack up at stuff that (most) other people would not find even remotely amusing.

And yes, Monty Python \m/ . Clop clop clop clop (with coconut shells) :-P