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Thursday, May 31, 2007

They messed up Megatron!

OK... Time Out. Flag on the field. Red Card.

I think I’m pissed.

I think they messed up Megatron in the upcoming live-action Transformer’s film.

I mean, they royally screwed up.

While reading up on the new movie coming out this July, I came across some interesting revelations:

1. Reporting indicates that Megatron will not transform into a gun, but rather a stealth alien ship.
2. They are bringing back the guy who did Optimus Prime’s voice, but not the dude who did Megatron’s voice.
3. The design of Megatron doesn’t even look like him.

So they went from the classic bad-ass Megatron of this...

Megatron in all his glory
The really cool design of Megatron

... to this new design.

The alleged live action version of Megatron in the upcoming live action movie.
Megatron, is that you?



Come on man, how are you going to screw up with something that is already established and respected. I mean, you can’t start calling a banana an orange, you can’t start calling your car a train, and you can’t start dressing up and acting like Guru Gobind Singh like that idiot Gurmeet Ram Rahim did!

Man... I think I’m pissed.

For real.

I really hope the images leaked are not the real Megatron and just an early preliminary design. For those of you who do not know who Megatron is, he’s the ultimate bad boy in the Transformers universe. He was the leader of the Decepticons, and he was ruthless.

I’d put Megatron up there with other great villains like Cobra Commander, Mumm-Ra, M. Bison, The Rock, and even Karl Rove.

Worst of all Megatron is suppose to transform TO A GUN, NOT A PLANE! After all, that's why you have Starscream and crew.

Please Transformers live action team, prove me wrong.

So for those of you who never experienced the wrath of Megatron, here are some quick videos to bring you up to speed.

We shall rise again!

Megatron spares no one. Not even the legend Ironhide!

Awesome sequence from the Animated movie. Decepticons, attack!

The Megatron we all love.

I’d take Megatron any day over the upgraded Galvatron version.

OK, that’s it. Back to whatever it is I do.

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

So here in the United States, every last Monday in the month of May is observed as Memorial Day. I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for some time, and I can’t think of a better day to do it than today.

Sgt. Uday Singh was a member of the United States Army, who unfortunately perished while serving in Iraq in December 2003. I take a trip on his birth and death anniversary every year, per request of his parents, and place flowers on his memorial grave marker at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).

The United States wished to honor Sgt. Singh since he was the first person of Indian decent to die serving this Nation. He was cremated in Punjab and a ceremonial grave marker was placed at ANC. Since he was a follower of the Sikh faith, a Khanda was etched on his marker. This year my main man, and cousin, Bhavan rolled with me to pay respects.

Sgt. Uday Singh
Sgt. Uday Singh
United States Army
Combat casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Bhavan Singh Gill
My main homey, Bhavan, paying respects to Sgt. Singh and all others at ANC.

While placing flowers, Bhavan and I spent some time looking at the new grave markers placed in front of Sgt. Singh. We came across Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro of the United States Marine Corps, who was native to the Washington DC area.

Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro
Sgt. Alessandro Carbonaro
United States Marine Corps.
Combat casualty of Operation Iraqi Freedom

As seen in the picture below, his Mother left a touching message for her fallen Son.

Letter from Mom
A Mother's love towards her Heroic Son.

May Waheguru bless Sgt. Singh, Sgt. Carbonaro, and all those who seek your guidance.

Whenever you are visiting in Washington, take some time to see Sgt. Singh’s marker at ANC. Just go to the visitor center and state that you wish to visit his marker. They’ll take care of you from there.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sorry dude, you asked for it.

So for those of you who have been following the Dera Sacha Sauda turmoil in Punjab, I wonder what lesson we all can learn through this unfortunate situation. And this lesson, or the moral of the story, is actually quite easy to understand.

It’s not good to mock, or make fun of, of anyone’s religion. If you do, you’ll be asking for a whole lot of trouble, just like Gurmeet Ram Rahim did in Punjab.

As the leader of Dera Sacha Sauda, Rahim dressed up similarly to the Sikh’s last living Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, and acted out key actions of him as seen in historical paintings. Rahim would go on to release these photos in a newspaper advertisement, as seen in the pictures below:

Idiot Pic #1
Gurmit Ram Rahim dressed like Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Idiot Pic #2
Gurmit Ram Rahim copying the distribution of Amrit,
as orchestrated by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

Hmmm….. bad idea.

Looks like Dera Sacha Sauda leader asked for all the trouble he encountered, as seen in this video.

But the Sikhs are not guilty for their fierce reactions, as it can be easily understood why. If you taunt anything that society holds respect for, such as religion or religious figures, you’ll get unwanted backlash. Recent history shows us that:

Protests over controversial Mohammed drawing in London
Making offensive cartoons of Mohammed, leads to world wide protests.

Courtwright's book on Ganesh that angered many Hindus
Intertwining sexually explicit symbolism of Ganesh’s trunk causes outrage.

George Bush hates Black People
And finally dressing up like Jesus creates controversy (poor Kanye).

So in conclusion, it might be best to stay away from making fun of religion.

Sorry Gurmeet Ram Rahim, but you asked for it.

Wedding planning continues. I’m around.



Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Lions of Punjab

I hope all is well out there in TV land... or something like that.

Here's a news article from Time in October of 1984 that covered Indira Gandhi's death. I've been meaning to post it for some time, but that silly thing called life gets in the way alllllllllll the time.

But enjoy the article, as it is a good read regarding the true characteristics to who the Sikhs are.

The Lions of Punjab
"The Lions of Punjab."
Time Magazine, 11-12-1984.

If you got some free time on June 12th, check out the upcoming Sikh American Capitol Hill Dinner hosted by the Sikh Council On Religion & Education. Some good planning is underway with a series of high-level personalities being honored at the event.