Thursday, May 3, 2012

Hurray for Bollywood

On this day in 1913 the first full-length Indian movie titled Raja Harishchandra is released. For those familiar with Indian movies in general, it is difficult to think of any that is 40 minutes long, contains no songs, and has has no female characters it.  But such were the humble beginnings of Bollywood.

As we all know, an Indian movie is a 3 hour long sight and song fest where one or more male characters named Raj (or Raja) meets a girl, (cue song/dance scene) falls in love with girl, (cue two song/dance scenes - one for the girl shot in a field of flowers - one for the boy shot in the city with all his friends) finds out why he cannot be with girl (cue one or two tearful song scenes) and finally boy/girl overcomes the obstacles that keep their love apart (cue long happy multiple shot song/dance scene in which everyone who has appeared in the movie has a scene) and that is why we love them.

Happy Birthday Bollywood and thank you for all the great movies!

Big Bang Theory - Grasshopper Experiment

The Historical Inebriant:  The Grasshopper

  • 1 shot green creme de menthe
  • 1 shot white creme de cacao
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh mint sprig, for garnish

Place creme de menthe, creme de cacao, and ice cream into a blender. Blend until thick and pour into a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

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