October 22, 2008

The Big Questions Facing Me Today

I was wondering on a crowded local train yesterday morning what the Big Questions in my life are. Yeah, it’s funny. I actually am having the time to think about the Big Questions which are my personal quest for answers. So without indulging in wasting more time, let me get straight to the point, errr I mean Questions.

Question 1 – If someone who’s six feet tall goes to learn swimming when he’s old and bald, would they put him in the kiddy pool? But that might just wet the palm of the feet.

Question 2 – When people assign a nickname to someone else and they turn out to be prophetic, can the nickname givers make a living out of naming people? For example, whoever named Miss T, Miss T is prophetic. She’s still a Miss and sells tea. When she decides to marry, she’ll just modify it to Ms. T. That’s more politically correct too. But whoever named Banjo, Banjo is definitely not so. Last known Banjo had not yet learnt to play any instrument, leave alone the Banjo.

Question 3 – If the Chocolate Man in the Axe Ad really existed, would he be able to resist the temptation of eating himself up? And Why not Tiramisu?

Question 4 – Why can’t we name people like chemical formulae? For example, 1-ethyl, 2-methyl benzyl chloride seems an awesome name to me. Imagine Dil to Pagal Hain. SRK walks in and says, “Hi, I’m 1-ethyl, 2-methyl benzyl chloride, naam toh suna hoga.”

And Finally Question 5 –Why was Gunda, the greatest movie ever made in Bollywood, featuring Prabhuji, not sent for The Oscars?

Yeah I know… It’s just that there’s so much to say and so little capability to put them in words. I’m suffering from intellectual dementia. I’m not a TV actor, so Joey is out. I’m not even funny so there goes Chandler. And I’ve never been divorced so I’m not Ross. I’m not even one of the top three urban stereotypes of our generation.

What can I say?


Atulya said...

A question to respond to your question no 2: "And what do you make of someone nicknamed 'Monkee' ?"

The answers to all your other questions is 42 of course.

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

He had a picture taken of him that hung from trees :)

Atulya said...

What was hanging- him or the picture ?

Naah, everyone knows it was him.

Thought not everybody know that the resulting shoulder injury cost him his place in the Sec-B Spardha tug of war team.

Anand Kashyap said...

Quite unrelated to the post here, I'm coming down for WC 2010. Pls book tickets right away :)

The Soul of Alec Smart said...

They named him Banjo because it was anyday more respectable than Madhur Jayabanerjee, remember?. hehe.

Madhurjya (Banjo) said...

And I thought people had forgotten her completely :)