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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

So I was over a Pharyngula reading a very entertaining piece that handed Deepak Chopra, the rap master of woo, his butt.  (again)

I was reading the comments and enjoying the science-nerd pile-on when suddenly THIS lept out at me:

"Hmmm... Now I know where the really bad, sciency sounding dialog for the character Mohindar Suresh in Heroes comes from."

Dan misses some very important points in this comment:

 

1) Mohinder Suresh is smokin' hot (see exhibit "A"), and Deepak Chopra is NOT (see exhibit "B").

 

2)  Mohinder Suresh is a fictional character in a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does...and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief"...whereas Deepak Copra is a real person that is creating a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does, and to that end there is a need to supply enough technobabble to drum you into a state we call "suspension of disbelief". This will cause you to pay lots of money for him to tell you his pretty pretty story about how you can live forever and be healthy the whole time.

3)Until recently, Mohinder Suresh was a character of unfailing moral fortitude selflessly working to redeem his father's life-work, discover the truth, and benefit all of humanity...and Deepak Chopra writes lots and lots of stuff about what he thinks science doesn't know, and provides PZ Myers with many, many opportunities to point out that just because Mr. Chopra doesn't know how something happens, that doesn't mean that SCIENCE doesn't know how it happens.

 

4)  Mohinder Suresh's use of eyeliner is organic, subtle, and alluring.  Deepak Chopra's use of eyeliner is heavy, harsh and scary.

 

5) So, in summation:  LEAVE MOHINDER ALONE!  Thank you, and I rest my case.

 

Exhibit "A":

(Image from here)

Exhibit "B":

(image from this site)

Tuesday, 25 November 2008 06:19:17 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [10] |  |  |  |  |  |  | #
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 09:09:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Mohinder Suresh IS hot!
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 09:24:09 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
So, you see my point.
Teresa
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 14:51:16 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
It's just not fair. Men that are that hot can have nearly any woman based solely on his looks. It takes a lot of "hot" to make most women do that. Most women look for other qualities. But when a man is THAT hot...

It's just not fair! Why not ME??




Hell, I wouldn't know what to do with those good looks anyway...
Mark
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 15:41:44 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Mark,

Everyone has their crosses to bear. For guys, it is Sendhil Ramamurthy...for women, it is, apparently, Angelina Jolie.

I think though, that the new Bond could give Sendhil a run for his money. A movie staring both of them as leading men would be movie gold.

But I still love Daniel more...mostly because he may get killed a lot, and he even occasionally dies while getting unattractivly lumpy and peeling...but he's never been anywhere in the process of turning into an insect.
Teresa
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 16:32:35 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
huh... I'm surprised you had to elaborate beyond your first point. Pretty much seals the case. :-)
pcomeau
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 16:40:36 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Pcomeau,

Thank you! Its good to see that there are still people who can follow a rational argument.
Teresa
Tuesday, 25 November 2008 20:29:04 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
oh and repeating all of this to my wife gave her a good laugh. (She doesn't follow the show but understands the sentiment.) :-)
Sunday, 07 December 2008 22:23:38 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Mohinder Suresh is a fictional character in a story written by people who wish to entertain you. To that end, they need not pay close attention to the laws of science, although it would not have hurt if they'd read a basic encyclopedia article on solar eclipses before that last plotline got going.

Deepak Chopra is a real person who is creating a story that specifically suspends the laws of science so that the world can work very differently than it actually does. It probably wouldn't hurt if he read a few basic encyclopedia articles either.

[In all fairness, many men would find it hard to compete in physical attraction if they were on Mr. Chopra's side of the age chasm between him and Mr. Ramamurthy. But age is not an excuse for the poor application of makeup.]
Elizabeth
Monday, 08 December 2008 07:49:04 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Elizabeth,

You're argument about the "age chasm" would be a really good point...except that Deepak Chopra has an "Ageless Body" and a "Timeless Mind"...so...

...you can see that he doesnt have to worry about the age differance.
Teresa
Monday, 08 December 2008 07:49:53 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
That should be YOUR argument. You are not your argument. Well, you might be, but that's your business. I wouldn't know, and it's not what I meant to say.
Teresa
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