Rag Picking is the second noblest activity after enema administration. It’s an immaculately sattvic way to end a debauched year. Or so I consoled myself when I set out to rummage through the good, bad, and downright ugly names, littered all over the web. My aim was to fish out a fistful of pearls from a sea of rubbish. I am glad to report that I’ve unearthed some gems. Allow me the pleasure of sharing the booty with you.
Best Band Name: In a landscape filled with wannabe names that assault your senses (Samples: 4and Cocaine Moustache), only one band struck a chord. That’s the Canada-based metal quintet, A Sight for Sewn Eyes. Given their marked preference for live gigs, the name is an intriguingly apt and evocative choice.
Best Album Name: My vote goes to Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto for its quirky musicality. Best Named Song: Before you go WTF, let me assure you it’s not Dhanush’s WTK. That privilege shall be accorded to Irshad Kamil for creating the anthemic awesomeness-Sadda Haq.
Best Book Title: There were two serious contenders -Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (Kyu is Japanese for 9) and Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins. 1Q94 is fascinating and threatens to stick in your mind. But it doesn’t pique you as much as the multi-layered Horoscopes. To me, that was the clincher.
Best Named English movie: The nominees were From Prada to Nada, Gnomeo & Juliet, Judy Moody & the Not Bummer Summer and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy. I couldn’t resist the story telling charm of the orgasmic one.
Best name Hindi film: It was a three-way tie between The Dirty Picture, No One Killed Jessica and Ra.One. But I’ll stick my neck out for Jessica. Best Named Telugu flick: Ala Modalaindi!
Best Celebrity Baby Name: I’m told it’s Ethan Hawke’s Indiana.
Best Named App: iThink iLuv iPad’s SIRI. Best Named Software: Android’s lickable, likable, lovable ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’.
And finally, the Best Named Party: And finally, the Best Named Party: Well, Silvio Berlusconi’s Bunga Bunga has to take the cake for its sheer kinkiness!