Scarlet, Mel and Me

A few years ago myheritage.com had a celebrity look-alike  thing with face recognition.  They still do.  I just recreated a story that was on my old blog.

First, you upload a photo of yourself. Then they find which celebrity you look like. When I did this the first time (and just now with the same photo) the first star it found was Scarlet Johansson. Whoo hoo!


I don’t really look like her but it was very flattering to think there was any similarity at all. Great!  Who else do I look like?


Yeah, well, I do look like him in that photo.  So much for all the glamour of looking like Scarlet.

Afro-Pop grab bag

AfroPop.org just posted a new fundraising plan where they send you a free CD if you donate $20.  http://blog.afropop.org/2010/10/help-afropop-and-get-cd.html. I just did and hope I get a really great CD!

Looking around the office, we noticed a large assortment of awesome CD’s that we weren’t sure what to do with. So, we grabbed them all and tossed them into our now overflowing “Awesome Afropop Grab Bag Box.” Who’s doing the grabbing, you ask? After much discussion, we’ve decided to give the CD’s to our fans because we love you so much (you rock, for real).

…either donate $20 or introduce 10 friends to Afropop by getting them to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or subscribe to our eNewsletter.

Now for the twist!

The next 100 Afropop fans to donate $20 or more to the campaign will get a free CD (or gift card) drawn at random from our really really eclectic, “Awesome Afropop Grab Bag Box.” You won’t know which CD you’re going to get, and frankly, we won’t either. Kind of exciting, huh?

AfroPop is a great organization for anyone who is interested in music from the African diaspora (which includes the Americas).  I highly recommend the site.  They are beginning to do more with streaming and videos so that those outside the New York area can listen at any time.

Susmitha and Vishal’s movie picks

Here is the ever popular list of movies recommended by Susmitha.  I have not seen them all yet, I’m still working my way through them.  Vishal has added a few recommendations as well.

Update: Vishal added more recommendations so I changes the title of this post.

  • 3 idiots (Recommended by both Susmitha and Vishal)
  • Ghajini
  • Taare Zameen Par
  • Fanaa
  • Rang De Basanti
  • Sarfarosh
  • Akele Hum Akele Tum
  • Andaz Apna Apna
  • Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander
  • Qayamat Se Qayamat tak
  • Amma, Naanna, O Tamil Ammayi
  • Athadu
  • Bommarillu
  • Nuvvostanante Ne Vaddantana
  • Pokiri
  • Happy Days
  • Varsham
  • Magadheera (I love this! Make sure you get subtitles)
  • Leader
  • Jhoota Hi Sahi
  • Prashthanam
  • Aakasamantha
  • Sholay (this classic is western with horse stunts and gun fights)
  • Satya
  • Ghulam
  • Company
  • Sarkar
  • Yuva
  • Fiza
  • Dhoom (great motorcycle chases)
  • Khalnayak
  • Baazigar
  • Fanaa
  • Shiva
  • Viruddh
  • Lakshya
  • Karma
  • Lagaan
  • RAAZ Cast:Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea (too scary for me)
  • Mr India
  • Koi mil gaya
  • Krish(sequel of Koi mil gaya)
  • Paheli
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (my recommendation, I love that song)
  • Maast (my recommendation)
  • Main hoon na (my recommendation)
  • My Name is Khan (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Paa (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Kurbaan (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Love Aaj kal (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Patiala house (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Tanu Weds Manu (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • No one Killed Jessica – based on true story..serious movie but a good one..warning : some harsh language used in the movie … (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Band Baaja Baarat (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Break ke Baad (Vishal’s recommendation)
  • Guzaarish – well made movie , a serious movie once again, story actor suffers from Paraplegia and he files petition in court for mercy killing… (Vishal’s recommendation)