"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

October 25, 2007


Gay Indian man with a tilak and a red turban and shawl and shady moustache on Oprah discussing how most gay Indian men are forced to marry women.
The money quote?

Oprah: "So, what did you do on your first night?"
He:"I told her I had a headache".

[funny funny]

I'm not shitting you, this is happening on TV right now.

I give up.

PS: Just to note, nothing against gay people. Heck, I support it. I think it makes me uncomfortable because it's something I don't relate to. But that's exactly the same way I feel around guys who go in for arranged marriages. Good for you, not for me, that sort of thing. What DOES get my goat is how Oprah's making a public spectacle of this. Our representation in this country is comprised of Aishwarya Rai, who makes a fool of herself in English interviews; South Indian software engineers who're either hitting on the "blonde kudi who's so definitely a slut macha", or lugging their 8 month pregnant wives across the world to the BayArea just so that their children get US citizenship (both true stories I can confirm), corrupt politicians, our neighbours on the map, all that. Fuck this shit. Like a friend recommended, the next time a white man tells me I have good English (happened twice already), I'll look at his chubby little face and say "Yeah, you too".


The Agony Aunt said...

At least people don't come up to you and ask in a slow loud voice, "Do you speak English?" :P

Saturday Night Takeout said...

Yeah, those people deserve a kick in the 'nads.

sunayana said...

So true. On a recent trip to the US someone asked me when I learned to speak English.

Joylita said...

Heh. Done the 'Oh! you speak good English too' bit already. Sometimes, I'm at a loss for words when the Dumb A's ask, 'But how do you speak such good English?' Sigh!

Saturday Night Takeout said...

Su_, Jpy, say what I say. MTV :)
[which is vaguely true]