Monday, October 15, 2012

Cartoons for Malala

Some of the local and international cartoons inspired by Malala Yousafzai.  Please feel free to add any other cartoons/posters related to the event.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Covering Adele

No matter how melodious you think you sound, you either have to be delusional / shameless to cover Adele outside of your bathroom or you need a LOT of gutts. Just discovered 7on3rd and was blown away by their take on Set Fire to the Rain.

No fake accents and thankfully no overdone facial contortions like in this one (though the female vocalist is surely going to go places).

Waiting for their first original EP...please don't disappoint.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

The perfect catharsis for married couples

If only we could do this every few months, the divorce rate would be seriously dented.

Directed by the unbelievable Jonathan Glazer.
Even if he hadn't done any of his work with Blur, Radiohead and his epic commercials, just giving us Sexy Beast would be enough of a contribution.

"Treat Me Like Your Mother"

Don't act like you can't act
I know I seen you do it
You better learn to shake hands
And treat me like your mother
Don't act like you can't act
Stand up like a man
You better learn to shake hands
And treat me like your mother

You came on too late
To do a thing

C'mon look me in the eye
You want to try to tell a lie?
I bet you can't and you know why?
I'm just like your mother

You cane on too late
Play dumb,
Play dead,
Play straight

Who's got it figured out?
Play dumb, play dead, play straight
Who's got it figured out?
Play straight
Try to manipulate

Am I?
Am I too?

Who's got it figured out?
Left, right, left, right,
Got it figured out?
Play straight

Stand up like a man
You better learn to shake hands
Look me in the eye now,
Treat me like your mother
C'mon look me in the eye
You want to try to tell a lie?
You can't
You know why?
I'm just like your mother

Play dumb, play dead
Trying to manipulate
You blink when you breathe
You breathe when you like
You blink when you lie
Who's got it figured out?
Left right left right?
Who's got it figured out?
Play straight

You blink when you breathe
And you breathe when you lie
You blink when you lie
Who's got it figured out?
Play straight

via Lyricsmode

Sunday, May 8, 2011

American "Spy" offloaded from PIA flight

Published May 8, 2011 | Staff Report
Islamabad: The Foreign Office is investigating an incident involving an American who was offloaded from a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi. The alternate energy consultant was on his way to Karachi for a meeting with a solar panel manufacturer when he was asked by the captain to return to the departure lounge for questioning by airport security.

The incident occurred when a female passenger sitting across the aisle informed the stewardess that the foreigner was acting suspiciously and had been talking on his cell phone. She had heard words like "maps", "bumm" and "deal". She also heard him mention the name "Raymond" and thats what made her really uncomfortable , as the Raymond Davis saga is still fresh in the minds of most Pakistanis.

A US Consulate official told Faux News that this was all a major misunderstanding. He claimed that the passenger was talking to his client about Google maps and the GPS location for their solar farm project in Sindh. He was just a bit loud and said he was bummed out at the flight delay but had got a chance to buy a DVD box set of Everybody Loves Raymond for a thousand rupees from the duty free shop, which was a great deal.

A PIA spokesperson said that they take security very seriously but had released the passenger after only five hours of questioning. PIA offered to pay for the passengers overnight hotel stay but he is reported to have taken the next Emirates flight to Dubai.

We're retarded
You're delusional

Not so funny:

- 2011: Muslim Leaders Say U.S. Pilot Refused to Fly With Them Onboard

- 2010: Detroit Bound Flight Crew Made Jittery by Muslim Passengers

- 2009: 9 Muslim Passengers Removed From Jet

- 2009: Muslim family thrown off US jet for 'remarks'

- 2007: Muslim booted off North plane

- 2006: Six Muslim imams removed from U.S. airliner

- 2006: Passengers refuse to allow holiday jet to take off until two Asian men are thrown off plane

- 2006: Refuse to be Terrorized

- 2005: Lawyers sue over man's treatment at US-Canada border

- 2004: Cat Stevens refused entry to US

- 2004: Four Indian Nuns Among Six Passengers Removed From American Airlines Flight

- 2003: US National Team Rower With Muslim Name Is an All-American Suspect

- 2002: American Muslim woman files suit over search at O'Hare

- 2001: Arab-American Secret Service Agent Forced Off U.S. Airliner

Friday, May 6, 2011

Even better than the real thing!

I've been waiting since 2 decades for the day when I come across a larger than life voice like Bono or Freddie Mercury, somewhere in Pakistan.

For now, I just see tons of undiscovered talent wasting away singing in the shower or at a friends mehndi or going hoarse on late weekends thumping the table for an audience of three cousins and a neighbour.

I keep coming across so many people complaining about a lack of opportunity, sponsorships, abusive clueless record labels and the shoddy infrastructure of the music industry. No money to record in a "proper studio" or go for a masochistic pilgrimage to Meekal Hassan, because they only want the best sound for their band blah blah blah...

Yes, the cash and ecosystem is extremely critical but waiting for that pie in the sky will only make you hug your cubicle even harder.

I think what we desperately need are shaky blurry underlit videos made on cheap cell phones.
What we need is someone who sings their gutts out for just two people, not wannabe rock stars growing their hair and constipated pop "icons", staying up all night practising the puckered poses they'll make during their lipsync concert at Kinnaird.

You dont need to write your own songs to get noticed. You dont need to be John Lennon from the get-go. Don't wait for it to be handed to you in a silver plate. It never is and most probably you're not that talented anyways. Ask Lennon if you don't believe me.

Another thing you need to ask yourself while posing in the mirror with the hairspray microphone is whether you dream of being a "star"/"icon"/"celebrity" in a shampoo ad or a cell phone billboard or do you really, truly want to be an outstanding performance artist.

If you can mimic Hendrix or Rafi, let us hear you. If you have a voice, just put it out there. No guitar, no studio. Just sing!

You may suck big time, or you may be the next Bono from Bannu that we've all been looking for!

While I wait for that video to go up, can anyone seriously say that this is not 10 times better than Ali Noors mane hurling head rotations!

Natasha Noorani - Saari Raat Jaga (Noori Cover)


Only if you have a few more minutes to waste...

Greyson Chance, a 13 year old boy from Oklahoma, went from this drop jawed discovery in April 2010....

Greyson Chance sings Paparazzi by Lady Gaga performing on the Ellen Show and being the first artist to be signed by her new record label (which was inspired by their meeting), to this debut single within six months.

Waiting Outside The Lines

Last example: Justin Bieber.

I'm sorry if some of you are gagging (I'm not a fan) but this is one of the online home videos that got noticed by his future manager, who hooked him up with Usher within a few months.
We now have a seventeen year old double platinum artist with 9.7 million followers on Twitter, second highest on Planet Earth, just below Lady Gaga ofcourse.

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