Month of SRK: 10 SRK Discussion Questions!

Oh boy, TEN separate discussion questions! And you can pick any of them to talk about, or all. And I will have to think up ten questions, so that’s gonna be hard.

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Pick a Plot! Three Same-Sex Family Story American Classics You Should All Watch, and Consider the Remakes

Silly post, but I’m running late this morning and I just wanted to throw up something silly. Mostly this is a recommendation post for three really great American family films that happen to revolve around homosexuality. One of my earliest memories is my mother and the video store clerk bonding over how ridiculous it is that The Birdcage is rated “R” since it is one of the most loving and warm family films to ever come out of Hollywood. Along with The Birdcage, you should also watch Kissing Jessica Stein and In and Out because they are all wonderful and loving and warm family movies. And then we can all recast them for India.

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Discussion Question: What Indian Actors/Actresses Have Gotten More Attractive With Age? Ajay Devgan, Dimple Kapadia, Who Else?

You should all be very proud of me, I managed to finish my library book on kindle before midnight tonight when the library will magically take it away. And now it is too late for me to think through a serious “real’ blog post, so you will have to be happy with a non-real one.

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: In What Movie Was He the Best Husband/Boyfriend/Partner? In Which the Worst?

You ready to make an objective judgement? We already had the “which Shahrukh do you want to marry” question a while back (which descended in to anarchy once the element of money/house was added, we all want the Goa house). No, this is purely objectively looking at his behavior as a life partner, in which film is he the BEST life partner?

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: Why Has He Gotten Sexier as He Has Gotten Older?

You ready to put on your thinking caps? This is a question that has puzzled the global community for years, but I have faith in the power of crowdsourcing, I believe our team of experts can answer this underlying Question of the Universe. Just like genome code mapping.

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: Most Romantic Shahrukh Scene, What is Your Choice?

I put up two really really good posts discussing Shahrukh’s appeal in a broader sense, but those aren’t garnering many comments. I choose to think because they are so brilliant no one has anything to say in response. So now I am going to put up a totally silly post on which all of us should have an opinion.

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Shahrukh Summer Discussion Post: What is Your Happiness Shahrukh Khan Song?

It is extremely hot here, which also means I have gotten very little sleep for the past couple nights. So no deep thought post today, silly post! And anyway, I spent forever on the Deep Thought post yesterday, and it’s still got almost no views, so what’s the point?

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Yet Another Discussion Post: What Question Would You Ask Shahrukh if You Were At the Letterman Taping? And What Question Do You Hope Letterman Asks Him?

This is a suggestion from Procrastinatrix, and I think it is a fun one! Especially if we get really really specific about the situation, not just a general “what would you ask Shahrukh?” topic.

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Discussion Post: Share Your Song Memories! What Song Takes You Back in Time Immediately?

I’ve decided I like living in a temperate climate. Wait for it, this will have a meaning. It’s sunny today after a series of rainy days which is throwing me into that weird springtime headspace where everything and nothing both seem possible. Which is better than the winter headspace of total sluggishness where nothing matters, but not as good as the mid-summer headspace of being mildly irritable or the fall headspace of being filled with optimism. Anyway, I was thinking about how some people live in places where their headspace and the weather doesn’t wildly change every 4 months, and I think I wouldn’t like that. It’s good for me to get all shaken out of my mind space every few months, even if it makes me feel bad some of the time. And today, it didn’t make me feel bad, just weird, as I kept being thrown back in time by the music playing on my ipod while I drove to work. I can’t be the only one who gets musically created Deja Vu, right?

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More Critiquing the Critics: What Artists Get Too Much/Not Enough Credit?

I quite enjoyed everyone’s responses to yesterday’s post asking what films were reviewed unfairly (and please keep adding on there if you remember more or this post reminds you of something!). Everyone gave delightful varied answers that went beyond saying “this film was good and they said it was bad” and instead into how exactly the film was misinterpreted and dismissed. Now, let’s do the same for artists! There are some actors and directors and composers that always get loads of critical acclaim and may not deserve it, and others that never get noticed and really should.

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Discussion Post: (inspired by Shahrukh’s Speech) What Movies Do You Think the Critics Did Not Treat Fairly and Wish People Would Watch?

Remember, the person with the most comments before the end of the month gets a free Shahrukh-in-a-bathrobe-with-alcohol poster! It’s beautiful and I know you want it. Give a comment, or preferably many many comments (you can choose multiple movies and have a separate comment for each) on this post to help you win.

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Hindi Film 101/Discussion Post: Incest/Not Incest in South Asian Culture

No real reason for this post, except that I suddenly remembered I had purchased a year long access to JSTOR (very expensive, thank you donors here for funding it!) and could probably find a useful ethnographic paper on this topic. Which I am guessing will interest you all, because who doesn’t find incest interesting? Oh, and I also know there are all kinds of regional variations I am missing, I really hope you add on in the comments. This is more of a discussion post than a 101 post.

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