Monday, February 14, 2011

Blaked!

In a land of icons and tag lines Cupid isn't very happy. Blake tries to figure out why but his POV turns into a totally different yet refreshingly sane set of questions. Yes, even after  184 years of being dead he is still making sense. From the one who gave this blog it's name here's an amusing take on the icon of love.

A man tries to capture
“Jeune fille s’evadant”(Girl escaping) 
by Joan Miro.
Why was cupid a boy ?

Why was Cupid a boy,
And why a boy was he?
He should have been a girl,
For aught that I can see.

For he shoots with his bow,
And the girl shoots with her eye,
And they both are merry and glad,
And laugh when we do cry.

And to make Cupid a boy
Was the Cupid girl's mocking plan;
For a boy can't interpret the thing
Till he is become a man.

And then he's so pierc'd with cares,
And wounded with arrowy smarts,
That the whole business of his life
Is to pick out the heads of the darts.

'Twas the Greeks' love of war
Turn'd Love into a boy,
And woman into a statue of stone--
And away fled every joy. 
 - William Blake, 1793.

Monday, February 7, 2011

FOB. (the film)

I wish it were spelt FAB.

From Apu to Aloo there's little that has changed for fobs and more importantly there's little they can do to change it. Here's a brilliant attempt (posted below), a 4 minute long film by Arati Misro





P.S.-I would've never posted a Youtube video here but I think this one qualifies as an exception. Or maybe because I was requested/suggested by the uploader to do so. It brings me to ask a rather unrelated question that why does it have a mocking 375 views? It's a decent film. I mean, definitely way better than those remotely funny rants which funnily though, for no proper reason known to mankind, get a million views (seriously, they make me wanna go back and check the dictionary for what really defines "funny"). But then we have superbly expressive uploads such as this one. Well, I guess it takes all kinds!