Posts Tagged 'Sujatha Babu'

Angels, Past and Present

Charlies Angels Logo (1976)
Charlie’s Angels (1976)

Taz, Guri, and Sujatha (2001)
CharityFocus Service Angels (2001)

Zee TV's Antakshari advertisement (2007)
Antakshari Angels (2007)

In doing my research for the cultural history presented above, I noticed something quite interesting. Google “Charlie’s Angels” for images, and you will find thousands of shots substantially identical to the “Service Angel’s” photo which have made their way to the web: casual snapshots of beautiful women (albeit not quite as beautiful as Guri Mehta, Neeta Verma, and Sujatha Babu) in the “Angels Pose.” The thing is: near as I can tell, Charlie’s Angels themselves never struck the pose – either with Farrah Fawcett or Cheryl Ladd. The poster-image, above, was the nearest I could find; and yet the chicks-with-guns (or fully-loaded fingers) image is indelibly associated with TV’s original jiggle girls.

If anyone can find a source for the Angels Pose more convincing than the poster image, post a comment and let me know. Only if scholars continue to join forces in this kind of crucial research will arts and letters continue to advance.

Blasts from the Past

... because the idiocy of manliness is an evergreen topic.


... because Canada and the US will celebrate their Thanksgiving holidays and, regrettably and preventably, not 1-cook-in-10 will serve a decent turkey.


... because everyday is Mother's Day.


... because the American Dream seems but a distant memory, given the country's dominant ethos of small-mindedness.


... to remind us that not every mix of Tibetans and Western spiritual seekers has to be nauseating.


... to celebrate the new edition of Infinite Vision published in India.


... reprised because military strategy seems more cruel and less effective than ever -- and certainly there is a better way.


... because cars are ruining Pondicherry, where I live. How badly are they fucking up your Indian town?


... reprinted because more-and-more people seem want to understand the gift economy. (Yeah!)

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