Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Show Off Albie Dog’s Halloween Costume to a Series of Friends

Happy Saturday! I have such a busy day planned! I “casually” reached out to a bunch of friends who all leave near each other suggesting a walk, but secretly just wanting them to see Albie Dog in his Halloween costume and tell me that my dog is the best dog. Albie doesn’t know it, but he’s going to spend most of the morning looking like a little flower.

Things to talk about!

Serious Men just hit Netflix, I haven’t seen it yet, have you? And are you planning to?

It’s Soha Ali Khan’s birthday tomorrow!!!!! How do we feel about her? Good actress, just a star kid? Is there a role of hers you really like? Or are you like me, and just really love the Tum Mile soundtrack?

And final VERY IMPORTANT question!!!! My Grandpa brings this up every single time he goes out for breakfast with us, and I was just thinking about it: When you say to the waitress, “Can I have another half a cup of coffee?” do you mean halfway to the RIM of the cup, or halfway to where the coffee would stop if it was a full cup?

Personally, I mean halfway to the RIM of the cup, but I am fascinated in your answers!

13 thoughts on “Saturday Small Talk: Chat Away While I Show Off Albie Dog’s Halloween Costume to a Series of Friends

  1. I guess the waiter would really have to ask. You don’t want to skimp on the coffee, but you also want to leave room in case someone wants to pour milk or something in the other half cup. So what does your Grandpa expect?


    • Grandpa wants it halfway up the cup. But he gets distracted by the metaphysical kind of question every time.

      On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 11:02 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. In my opinion “half a cup” means half a cup and not half of the portion, so the the cup should be half full.

    While I’m here I want to warn everybody against Nishabdham. I’ve only seen 30 minutes but it’s so bad I don’t think I will finish it. And for my love for Madhavan I managed to finish Savyasachi and Priyasakhi. But this one is such a creepy mess, and feels so cheap. My question is WHY? Why Anushka and Maddy agreed to do this film? Why Maddy keeps torturing me with those terrible films? Why Michael Madsen wears sunglasses while watching tv inside his house? Why all those “direct to ott” movies are so bad? Only 30 miutes and so many questions.


    • Thank you! Now we will all avoid it.

      And “Michael Madsen”? Is this who I think it is or is that a type? Because I am picturing an American actor who I can’t imagine in an Indian film.

      Oh, and my theory, as always with these stupid roles in stupid movies, is that they need to raise money for the movie they really care about. Remember that movie where Maddy was gonna play Rocket Santa? That still hasn’t released, right? That feels like the passion project, the one everything else is going to be in service of.

      On Sat, Oct 3, 2020 at 3:48 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



        • He’s supposedly not ACTUALLY playing Santa. He’s playing a Rocket scientist who was persecuted by the State in a terrible way. And who looks like Santa (and maybe is Santa? Maybe he spends 12 months of the year studying rockets in Kerala and one month preparing presents?). Anyway, Rocket Santa Maddy!

          And it’s the kind of story that doesn’t show the Indian State in the best light, Maddy has been working on it and trying to get it released for at least two years.

          On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 1:48 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  3. Yay, Soha Ali Khan! I have opinions on her. She is a great actress who can do comedy (Dil Kabaddi) and tragedy (Mumbai Meri Jaan), although I think she’s better at the former. I wish she was in more stuff. She completely doesn’t take herself seriously (titled her memoir “The Perils of Being Moderately Famous”) and is super smart (graduate degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics). I feel like we could hang out except that she’s an actual princess.

    Just discovered Thakshak is on Youtube with subtitles and I think it will feature in my near future. I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time–Rahul Bose is a baddie, Ajay at his most handsome, and Tabu. If it’s a bad movie I don’t want to hear it.


    • She seems like someone who just wasn’t that interested in everything else that came with acting, Like, she’s a good actress and she is willing to take a variety of roles, and works hard at them. But the publicity and the parties and the brand endorsements and the lobbying for parts, I just don’t think she took it seriously.

      On Sun, Oct 4, 2020 at 10:27 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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