Thursday, October 25, 2007

Buttermax Light, All-in-All Azhaguraja

Having a Ph.D in Tom and Jerry, knowing who Ray Patterson and Scott Bradley is etc makes me an expert on the Fred Quimby series (Death to Chuck Jones). A lot of people claim they are Tom & Jerry experts, but only a very few pass muster. Because they don't have the following claim. Many years before, I was talking among a group of friends and the subject of Tom and Jerry came up. I told them in my quintessential 'expert tone' that Jerry was as culpable, if not more, as Tom in triggering chases and fights that ended with Tom getting clobbered. Only a true Tom and Jerry expert would know that Jerry is in fact subtly very evil. Only a true expert would realize that Tom getting hammered by, for example, an ironing machine - as visually stunning as it is, is just incidental. The whole set up leading to the chase, the reason for the chase is what makes Tom and Jerry - Tom and Jerry. We know Tom is going to get clobbered. We are interested in the context of the clobber, not the clobber itself. When I told Jerry was evil to this group of friends, this annoying girl who was a psuedo Tom and Jerry fan made fake noises about being an expert. She disagreed. Bah! The idiot. But a great man lived who taught me to shut the trap of such women. I have to present to my dear viewers the video proving the genius of such a man. But you all are not good enough to 'get it' instantly. You need some introduction.

Now there can be no greater Tom & Jerry expert than the person who advised Fred Quimby on the finer aspects on animation design. He is none other than the ex-Chief Creative Consultant of Metro Goldwyn Meyer -- India's greatest philosopher - Goundamani. The author of this blog, his country, and the people of his country, owe a great deal of gratitude to the great Goundan. No matter how much I write in praise of Goundamani's works, it will not suffice or do justice to the great philosopher. We are forever in servitude to the Goundan for making us understand life, religion and the way things work. Tom & Jerry's conceptualization and execution was his master plan. We, lowly humans, may think it is a big deal. However, to Him, it is just a rain drop from the clouds of his genius. Goundamani always executed Kung Fu chops on his alien friend Senthil. We know that. Lesser people make an incorrect conclusion that Senthil is in fact an mathematically error free individual and has no Gaussian noise. Senthil, like Jerry is subtly evil. Furthermore, it is not the Kung Fu Chop that people are interested in, which is really incidental and almost irrelevant, but they are interested in the context. On the 'Why does he do it'. Plus you have to add the philosophical undertones that the great Goundan brings in to all his literature papers.

In his seminal work 'Vaidehi was Waiting' (He won his 8th Pulitzer for this in 1984 and also was nominated for Nobel Literature) presented as video below - He explains, so casually, the origin of light. Light is not a simple phenomena. The difference between light source and light particles is where Sankaracharya and Ramanuja differed from Viseshya and Viseshana - bheda and abhedha -the brahman and the antaryami - the chit and achit - nirguna and sarguna brahman. But to the genius and brilliance of Goundamani it all is a simple, efficient and precise. Look at the way he explains the 'cup', the 'mandille' and light in a simple statement. Thereby reconciling not only the differences between two ancient philosophers but also in a swift motion use Sendhil to disprove Jerry. Sendhil's time immemorial dialog, which should be followed by every true disciple of science, "ithula eppadi annen eriyum. ponga annen" quickly establishes Goundan's patent over the fundametal philosophy of not just Sankara and Ramanuja but of the genius behind Tom & Jerry.

P.S: "Machanna Paaradi Machamulla aaladi" is in Bhairavi Raaga
P.S2: "All-in-All-Azhaguraja" is a patented term.
P.S3: "Pathu ruba kedaikkum" inspired Alan Greenspan's PhD economic thesis
P.S4: Even today 132 countries have a constitutional law which states that women with 'koodai' (baskets) should not be supplied buttermax light.
P.S5: It is 'buttermax light' because Goundan says so.

So without further delay, here is genius in a nutshell;

15 comments:

Deepa said...

That koodakari is hilarious. I didnt see the clip now but that scene is tattooed in my head.:-P

Rastafari said...

Hawkeye,
errata parotta:
"Pathu ruba kedaikkum" should read "Pathu ruba kedaikkeen"

Sowmya said...

unga goundacharyaar bharaNyasam paNNi vepparaa?

Anonymous said...

Kozhi Kuruda Irundhalum Kozhambu Russiya Irukanam da Kommiti Thalaya

Saravanan said...

Koodai vechurukavangalukellam light kudukerthilla.

Timingna athu Goundamani thaan

Venkat said...

buttermax aa ? evalo naala 'petromax light' nu dane nenachen

Dhana said...
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Dhana said...

http://www.behindwoods.com/
tamil-movie-news/oct-07-03/
18-10-07-goundamani.html

Vazhga Gounder!

Jillu Madrasi said...

neenga ennamo bayangara fan-aa errupenga bola errukku..

Karthik.H said...

gounder na gounder dhaan...

"inga chandrunnu oru maanasthan irundhaan"

Effex of Indian on Yellow Shawl TV yesterday!!

Itz me!!! said...

hii..was pleasantly surprised to see how you linked Tom and Jerry with Koundamani..it has never occured to me before .

Anonymous said...

Other few patented quotes :
- "Take the 25 rubees. I'm strictly 25"
- "Arasiyala edulam sadaranamappa"
- "Drunken Monk"

Anonymous said...

I remeber a "Shipwreck" in school where I had to get the lifeboat as Gounder. It was the most fun I had ever had in my life. Free license to abuse every other competitor. Apparently his daughter got married to one of my neighbours. Maybe I can get Divya darisanam when I go home this Dec.

Deepa said...

Anona1, its "Arasiyal la idhellam sagajamappa".

Terry (What?!) Lee said...

http://www.thehawaiichannel.com/news/14552021/detail.html

"Kadal Panni"