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Jun 292012
 

Tell me your longitude and I’ll know what latitude to allow you. – Sir Lulworth in The Blind Spot by Saki Source: The Complete Works of Saki, P.295 Here’s the context for the above brilliant quote. In The Blind Spot by Saki, Sir Lulworth is telling his nephew Egbert that people’s behavior can be explained by their geographical origins. Saki, a British writer who died in World War I, is a remarkable storyteller. For the bibliophile, The Complete Works of Saki is a feast upon which you can keep gorging without ever feeling sated. My favorite Saki story remains Sredni […]

Apr 272012
 

When Indian filmmakers like Priyadarshan are not pissing out mindless comedies, they’re pimping out nonsensical ‘action’ outrages like Tezz that are loosely based on decades-old foreign films (the 1975 Japanese film Bullet Train, in this instance). Tezz made us want to yelp in agony – Do one thing for me, Sredni Vashtar. Bet you schmucks have no idea what we’re talking about (one clue – Saki). Flimsy, Crappy Story The flimsy, ridiculous thread on which Tezz hangs is that if an illegal Indian immigrant Aakash (Ajay Devgn) is arrested and deported from the U.K. for working without a permit, he’ll […]