Friday, December 23, 2005

'hic'ory dickory doc

What is the correct remedy for a hiccup? Drink water, inhale deep, scare the person shitless so that the hiccup is dispelled like a bubble..or some such thing. Right? Well, so I tried that method with my daughter the other day. She went 'hic, hic, hic' for more than half an hour. So I and wifey waited for the right moment and then I went 'bow!' on my unsuspecting tot. And lo and behold. She was cured. But then I heard my wife from behind me - "hic". I guess I was a wee bit loud. Talk about blowing out fire with fire. Or starting it. Or..whatever.

Moving on to TV shows, the one show that really tickles my funnybone is this one on Pogo - Takeshi's castle. And it's not the weird antics of the gamers that get me; it's Javed Jaffrey's commentary, in his inimitable style. And the game itself is a non-stop nonsense for a half hour, offering full timepass. It's one helluva stress-buster. Go watch it.

18 comments:

d4u said...

Lol...thanx 4 sharing tat homely remedy!!!But i hope tat works 4 evry1 and not jus kids:p

Prerona said...

very nice :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

We used to cure friends at our class 7th hostel this way: As soon as someone goes hic-hic, people used to sit in a circle around him waiting patiently (as a vulture waits for the cow to die), for his next hiccup. When that happens, everyone imitates him, and soon it becomes a hiccup-fest :) Now, the originator used to go mad by this time, and usually shout/scream/run after us, with his intermittent hiccups sending us into peals of laughter. Very soon, he had more things to trouble himself with than the hiccup (aiming the bottle of water perfectly and shouting and swearing, for example). Trust me, it was a sureshot cure ;)

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Someone once gave this vague solution - scratch the big toenail.

Never worked for me, but heck, lemme pass t on!

shub said...

i lvoe takeshi's castle too! :D didnt know twas javed jaffri tho! awesome! :)
annnd it reminds me a lottt of TELEMATCH :D

phatichar said...

d4u: you could try it with somebody at home and find out for yourself :)

Prerona: :)

Sudipta: lol @ as a vulture waits.. :)

cynic: must try it out..

shub: :)

aqua said...

ya takeshi's castle. jj, sometimes he does make me laugh, but have you ever seen anyone win the game? i have watched it now countless number of times but it always ends with iss bar bhi koi bijeta nahi..

my fav game btw is the one in which they wear this velcro suit, go swinging on a rope and try to get stuck splat on the wall at the other end :)..

phatichar said...

aqua: yes I did..a guy did win it a couple of weeks back. But he's the only one so far.. yeah, the velcro thing is funny, but for me, the obstacle jumping on the fan-blade'ish feat is the funniest.

visithra said...

Takeshi castle ? Has it been modeled after some hongkong/japan/ china game show - where they do ridiculous stunts?

Hehehe aww so cute the hic i mean - i was thinking she cried non stop n u had to find a way to make her stop

phatichar said...

visithra: yep, it's something like that, going by all the faces u see there...guess you can tell easily.

:) yeah...sometimes she does cry but there are other fixed methods of stopping that (ask my daughter) :)

manuscrypts said...

i think its time...... the cure, that is..:)

KJ said...

Wishing you, anu & aayushi a very happy new year

:-))

KJ

d4u said...

Happy New Year:)

Full2 Faltu said...

Wish you and evrybody in your family a very happy 2006

Punds

alpha said...

happy new year!

Parna said...

wish you a Very Happy New Year.

the Monk said...

hmmm...none of those have worked for me, though...

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