so, aside from watching waaay too many episodes of the wire, the boy and i also saw where's the party, yaar? this weekend. it's somewhat disconcerting that the DVD release title has been changed to dude, where's the party?, but i know they're trying to capitalize on kal penn's recent success. this was a really low-budget movie about "ABCD's" (american-born confused desis) and newly-arrived indian immigrants. it's not a good movie - it was written by at least four people, and the direction is startlingly bad (some scenes make absolutely no sense, and look more like they just had some extra film to waste, rather than some actual connection to the plot), but it's certainly entertaining, and the jokes run from hopelessly insider, to side-splitting, to really, really lame. the cast is really enjoyable, even when they're not acting particularly well (the female leads are pretty obviously non-actors), and it's nice that a film like this was actually made, in which a relatively insular community can poke fun at its own stereotypes and identity issues.