Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bummer

"TCM will not be available on dish TV from March 15, 2009." So says an unbelievably cruel scroll that runs relentlessly across the bottom of the screen, all the bloody time. Okay, okay, WE GET IT.
"Thoda aur wish karo" my arse.
There goes my daily pick-me-up. How I love old movies. They spoke funny and they were funny, you know?

Esp. the clever, snappy, sarcastic, comic friend character that almost all the old flicks used to have.
And the lovely ladies with their corsets and incomprehensible 18-inch waists, and the smart-mouthed 'heroes' with their panache and easy manner.
Sigh.

On the bright side..... just a few days after this horrible tragedy shall come to pass, there is a certain sporting event going to take place in Melbourne that will help ease the pain a bit. I speak of.... dhaaan ta daaaan!.... the first F1 race of the 2009 season in Melbourne, Australia.This here is the McLaren 2009 car. The MP4-24.
And here's what the folks at McLaren Mercedes have to say about it:

Introducing the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24


Friday, January 16 2009:
With an unprecedented series of rule changes introduced ahead of the 2009 season, the new Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-24 represents a significant departure from its world championship-winning predecessor.


Incorporating new bodywork regulations and the much-heralded return of slick tyres, the team’s new challenger not only looks radical but also incorporates a host of new innovative features under the skin, such as a sophisticated kinetic energy recovery system (KERS).

Wheeeeee. Here we go.

2 comments:

Fahad said...

Why like that? I'm getting TCM though. How come?

Ha! This is Ferrari's season. I can feel it in my toes.

bluesky said...

ummm...i moved from supporting mclaren when kimi moved :)