Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on American Labor Day???

Happy Monday! And Happy Labor Day!!!! I am either going to spend the day laboring, cleaning floors and emptying boxes and hanging hooks and stuff, or spend the day enjoying not laboring and just sitting around doing puzzles and napping. Time will tell!

Here is where you get to ask me anything you want from “what puzzle are you working on?” to “Why is American Labor Day in September?” Just keep swinging back here all week as you think of new questions!

And now, a question for you! In honor of Labor Day, what is the most unusual movie job you can think of?

For me, Love Aaj Kal! The original. Dips working as an ancient art restorer person. It’s a job that does exist in the real world, but is really rare in films. Unlike Saif’s job in that same movie, “architect”, which is like every third movie hero. Tied with “fashion designer” for women.


9 thoughts on “Monday Morning Questions: What Do You Want to Ask Me on American Labor Day???

  1. An unusual film by Indian standards, at least from what passes as Indian standards on Netflix, etc, is Super Deluxe. Vijay Sethupathy’s performance is rivetingly subtle and touching, and his son and wife aren’t lost in its glow.
    To me, Vijay is sexy in spite of his bulk. He moves like he has a six pack! I tried to resist him in this role but he’s so good, he hooked me from his first scene. The way he got out of the car and greeted his child conveyed everything you needed to know about his complex character.

    You know, as I write this I’m thinking of SRK, another accomplished actor whom I also see as sexy. He still was in My Name is Khan despite making no effort to be, but he totally turned me off in Zero.

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  2. For all of Indian parents’ stereotypical dream of an engineer for a son (in law), I still haven’t often seen something like SRK’s NASA job in Swades. Maybe the media types in film fear messing up with the technical details.


    • Or maybe “engineer’ is so boring and average that it’s not worth being in a movie?

      On Mon, Sep 6, 2021 at 11:10 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • I was thinking about SRK too – the power company functionary in RNBDJ, or Rahul Mithaiwala in Chennai Express. Jobs you might see in other films but not held by the hero.

        There have definitely been engineers but I feel like they’re mostly shown as dissatisfied – Arjun Kapoor in Two States, Dulquer in Karwaan, Nivin Pauly in Bangalore Days. (Of course film people would think anyone who goes into engineering is bored and unhappy.) The only other supercool engineer I can think of is Aamir in Three Idiots.


  3. Maybe it’s because I saw that y’all watched Eega but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie with someone doing microart like Samantha.

    Oh yeah, one question I wanted to ask you is what is your favorite Star Wars movie?


    • Favorite Star Wars? Probably the very first one, A New Hope. There is something so fresh and exciting about it.

      On Tue, Sep 7, 2021 at 9:52 AM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • Hmm, that’s interesting. I like ANH but everytime I watch it, I feel bogged down by everything that happens after Obi-Wan dies.

        My favorites always seem to switch around but right now I would say my top two are The Last Jedi and Attack of the Clones.


    • NOPE! I won’t watch it for my own mental health, because I don’t want FC to get views for the content, and because I don’t want to encourage a discussion of this person we should all be ignoring.


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