Most Comments 4/17 to May 1 is….A TIE!!!!

Well, this is a surprise! I randomly announced on 4/17 that I would give a poster to the person who made the most comments between then and the end of the month. Because I happened to find an extra poster on 4/17. And over all that time, two separate people made exactly the same number of comments (44). Maria and Procrastinatrix! You have made wise life decisions and time management choices, BE PROUD!

Now, I have a problem! I only have one poster, but I have two winners. So Procrastinatrix gets this lovely poster:

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And Maria gets this lovely 2018 calendar with a different star photo for each month!

I did think this through carefully, the poster is big and beautiful and Shahrukh-y, which I know you both love. But the calendar has this, which is really more of a Maria thing:

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25 thoughts on “Most Comments 4/17 to May 1 is….A TIE!!!!

  1. OMG!! I feel like making an Academy Award speech: “I never expected…; this is such a surprise…” But it’s all true. I admire Procrastinatrix’s comments; everybody’s actually (well, mostly everybody’s). Your followers are better informed that I am. But I’m catching up. A calendar with MANY stars (I’m sure SRK is one of them) is perfect. And my rock, Prabhas, sitting on a rock, staring out at me thinking deep, romantic thoughts. Thank you so very, very much!

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    • You are welcome! I mailed some other stuff over to you a couple of days ago, so look for lots of fun things in the mail!

      On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 7:47 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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  2. Squee!!! Thanks for encouraging me to step up my game, Margaret! And Maria, I admire your comments too! I come here for the other commenters and conversations in the comments as well as Margaret’s posts.

    Ok, so real talk, how big is this poster? I now have a little locker (really!) by my desk at work, and I’d love to hang this inside it. Otherwise, it’s going in our bedroom and my hubby’s just going to have to suck it up. πŸ˜‰

    https://gph.is/2d8dt7G

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    • I think maybe 10 by 20? Not as big is a real poster, but definitely bigger than an 8 1/2 by 11 regular sheet. Mailing it is going to be a challenge!

      On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 8:13 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:

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        • But it’s SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! If it ever stops raining here, I am just going to walk over to the UPS store down the block and have them solve it.

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  3. I love the contests and I love winning them. But I have to come down from my high and talk about a doc I saw on Acorn TV last nite. It was called Bollywood, the World’s Biggest Film Industry. (or something like that). Anita Rani, an NRI living in England, was the host. Her tone was mostly, “Gee Whizz, I’m in India again!” I was familiar with most of what she presented as, “amazing facts” thanks largely to DCIB, but a lot of what she said was off the mark. For instance, at one point she mixed up Johnny Lever and Ajay Devgan. (She got it right later.) Her interviews with Siddharth Malhotra, Anil Kapoor, Ajay, director Krrish, and others were cautious, scripted and dull. She totally bought the myth that Kangana was the new voice for women in Indian cinema, making it appear that she and ONLY she, is leading the wake-up call. An entire segment was wasted on European actors and actresses in India (Do I care?) and on Amy Jackson. (I’ve not watched any of her movies. Should I?) The films she chose to showcase were Golmaal, Fanney Khan, Manikarnika, Paadmavat. Golmaal was probably a good choice since it represents movies for the masses. Aside from Anil, however, Fanney was a flop. The furor over Paadmavat was highlighted, but what happened with Manikarnika was ignored Small,excellent, lower budget films were also ignored, as were actors who weren’t superstars. I found the whole thing curiously un-serious and unsatisfying. Maybe because it was aimed at neophytes and I’ve become Indian cinema maven. (giggle giggle) Did anyone else happen to catch it?

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    • This reminds me of a term I can’t remember who started (it wasn’t me, I know that, but it was one of my friends or family), “The New York Times’ Annual ‘Hey, India has a film industry’ article”. It’s about once a year, it goes over the exact same background as the one a year before, and it picks up some random small story without fully investigating it. That’s how most of the “outsider” coverage seems to be, someone who really doesn’t know anything trying to learn it all, and then boil it down to even more bite-sized pieces for their audience. It ends up being almost worse than nothing, and then we who know things end up playing clean up for weeks as well intentioned friends and family come up and say “hey, you like Indian film, right? I saw this thing/read this thing that said such and such, is that true?”

      What’s really irritating is it kind poisons the water for future use. The people doing these shows or writing these articles unknowlingly put in false information or at least misleading information. And then the folks who watch it will always have that wrong idea as their starting point, any future information will be fighting against it. That’s why I wrote my book, I have the knowledge, I can present it in simple easy to understand ways but with out the subtle misunderstandings and just “wrongness” that is hard to avoid without a large knowledge base to call back to. I notice when I am writing here, most of what I am using in terms of my background and understanding goes into what I choose NOT to say, or the stories I ignore, not in what is said.

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    • OMG I saw this show! But it was so annoying I only managed to see 10 minutes. The host was like: OMG I can’t believe you dance in movies! OMG Ranveer Singh, we love him! OMG there is so many people on this set and yet everybody knows what he must do!

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      • Yeah, at a certain point it turns into “so, you are impressed that they are competent enough to actually do the jobs that they have?” Can’t stand those things. What did you expect, professional dancers (big stars or otherwise) would be stumbling around like amateurs? And it’s always right after they say something like “did you know the biggest film industry in the world is not Hollywood?” and then it’s followed by “oh wow, you actually have special effects and people buy tickets and have fan clubs and stuff?” Yeah! you JUST SAID they had a big film industry! That is part of it.

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        • Do you know what was even worse? That the hostess is desi, but she bevaved like it was the first time she hears about bollywood. It was like I would go to Poland and be like: OMG you people really eat the sausage and pierogi. I can’t belive it! It’s so exotic and I absolutely love it!

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          • I WANT YOU TO HOST A POLAND TV SHOW!!!! And do it exactly like that.

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    • Oh my gosh, were you reading here when we had the big “BBC’s Hard Talk interviews Shah Rukh at Davos” discussion? The host, who is great at interviewing politicians and industry giants, was terrible, mainly because she was starting from false premises, without any understanding of how Shah Rukh’s films differ (or don’t differ) from other stars’ bodies of work. Shah Rukh was patient but visibly irritated.

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  4. Congrats to Maria & Procras! A reward richly deserved πŸ™‚ I enjoy reading your comments! Thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to share your brainy musings with us all πŸ˜€

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  5. Thank you, Reflects on Life.

    Reflects on Life? Mmmm….I often wonder how folks choose their handles, or avatars, or whatever it’s called. I don’t ask because I may be prying. But reflects on Life? Mmmm… I can figure out procrastinatrix, my fellow honoree (Squee?) and bollywoodnewbie, and the given names, like mine are easy. I wonder if those of us who don’t choose a catchy handle are trying NOT to make a statement or actually saying too much. Ticket probably spends time and $$ on events, and Joyomama is happy with her kids and grands. But is Didimus’s first name Thomas? (From Doubting Thomas in the Bible) Is Haythhawk Hayley Theresa Hawkstone? A lot of names and comments go together. A lot don’t. It’s fun to guess why. (Yeah. I need to get a life.)

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    • I’ve wondered about Reflects on Life also. I’m so glad you asked! I sometimes think about changing my handle because it’s funny but also kind of a self put-down, and who needs those? Gotta admit it still fits well. Also, I don’t know how to change it without setting up a whole new account. πŸ™‚

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      • Just jumping in to say that my name is because I set up my first non-school email account when I was 21. Very boring, but at least I don’t have to worry about a particular message it is conveying or anything. Besides that I am boring.

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      • P.S. I love the cleverness and wit of the moniker Procrastinatrix! Besides the obvious, I also picture a Dominatrix who keeps postponing her appointments with her clients, either because she’s grown tired of her S&M career, or because she’s still too intimidated to embark upon upon this new career path, haha!

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        • Thanks! Unfortunately it does describe me well, a master-level procrastinator. The dominatrix part is hilarious, and not very like me, at least outside of occasional daydreams. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks for your interest in my moniker! Sorry for the delayed reply, I’ve had this pinned to answer but kept on the back burner lately.
      I chose my moniker when I was a high school teenager setting up my first email ID (on D’Arpanet, the precursor to the internet). My approach at the time was to choose a moniker that I enjoyed typing, rather than one that conveyed a message to others, since I was going to be the one typing it every time I used it (no copy-paste or cookies yet). See, I could have chosen my name or something like sushilover, but I already know my name and that I love sushi, so that would get boring (for me) fast. So what’s the source of my moniker? I had recently read a new-agey collection of essays called Reflections On Life, the book cover had a calming drop of water with concentric circles of water ripples surrounding it. For me that cover and that book evokes being at a relaxing spa, or getting a facial or massage with calming world music being piped in. So every time I type or see my moniker, I’m having a micro spa moment, even decades later πŸ™‚ I used Reflections for years then shortened it to Reflects when Reflections got taken up by URLs and the blogosphere by the early 2000s.

      Truth be told, if I were to come up with a name now, I might choose something that doesn’t convey “self important know it all” lol. True story – in the mid 90s to mid 2000s, the hey day of chat rooms, I would often get asked “ASL” (age, sex, location), so if I revealed that I was young and female (and oftentimes a newbie on the current topic), everyone was surprised, assuming from my moniker that I’d be old and male and a subject matter expert, haha!

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  6. Don’t know your age, Procras. But I come from a country and a generation where women CAN wield power but seldom don’t or, interestingly enuf, choose not to. Then I married a man who stepped back and said, “Go for it, Girl.” It was hard to step out of the shadows and so easy to fall back in. Like everybody, I put myself down sometimes. It might be a disingenuous ploy or truth. Point is, I control it. Change your handle; don’t change it. Up to you; nobody’s business. Well, I’m sorta making it mine, aren’t I? But I like Procrastinatrix. It’s probably real. Yard still decorated for Halloween?

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    • I’m in my late 40’s, FYI. Lol, yard is not decorated for Halloween still, BUT there is a stack of Christmas cards I haven’t decided what to do with on my nightstand, AND I never trimmed back our rose bushes last fall, so they are much too full and tall already. The bushes weren’t planted by me btw–the lady who owned our house before us was a great gardener. So grateful to her!

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