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Life if full of a million things that we remember and cherish, enough to not even fill "One Gargantuan Monkey Fist". This is a collection of those special,unique and funny events my life, thoughts on technology, F1 and the ying-yang of relationships.

Thursday, June 30, 2005

30 Days - An amazing TV show that you have to watch


Last night, my roomie was flipping thro channels. Top gear (yeah the famous BBC car show) was on FX. Since we were also watching something else, we kept flipping thro both the channels.

When we got back to FX, there was an ad for a show called 30 days. This show was by this guy called Morgan Spurlock, the same guy who created the documentary called Supersize Me. A movie about surviving only on McDonald's for a month. Given the fact that my roomie liked the way Morgan thinks, we decided to check this show out.

The show was about Muslims in America and a Anglo-American from West Vigrina, who was born and raised catholic was the main character. Given that he knew nothing about Muslims, his challenge was to spend 30 days in Dearborn, Mi with a Muslim family.

If you get a chance, see this show, it was amazing. I have personally had a couple of Muslim friends back in India, but I knew nothing about their religion. At the end I was amazed by how the views of the guy changed when he completed the 30 days. In fact I have had lots of questions about Islam that I had no clue about. The show described lots of these things with a little cartoon movie. Things like how Jews, Christians and Muslims are from the same origin (religiously) were shown in a little kinda funny cartoon movie.

The funniest part was when the catholic American guy was asked to go and get signatures for a petition against racial profiling of Muslims and Arabs, dressed as a Muslim, he was unsuccessful. When he was in the airport wearing the little Muslim hat, he was asked to take his shoes off and was given the wand. I sometimes feel that way too, so this show kinda brought back memories of me being "randomly selected" for security checks. A similar incident (now its a funny story) happened to me when we got pulled over in Arkansas (The Cop Says "get out of the car, put your hands on the hood and spread your legs")

I am definitely hooked on to this show, I can't guarantee that every episode will be this interesting, but check it out and decide for yourself.

Morgan Spurlock's Blog : http://blogs.indiewire.com/morganspurlock/archives/004224.html
30 Days website : http://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/originals/30days/main.html