Apu Nahasapeemapetilon is a fictional character featured in The Simpsons television series. He is the proprietor of the “Kwik-E-Mart” (a subsidiary of Nordyne Defense Dynamics), the local convenience store. He is an immigrant from India, and like most Simpsons characters is a caricature of a common stereotype — that of the South Asian convenience store owner. His most defining characteristics are his exaggerated Indian English, his devotion to the Hindu god Ganesh and his indefatigable immigrant work-ethic. His catchphrase is “thank you, come again”, cheerfully and dutifully repeated to customers after a transaction. There are many hidden jokes in the show that play off of Western ignorance of the Indian ethnic landscape: there have been shows in which Apu has been called a “Jolly Bengali” and, paradoxically, a “Pakistani“! (one cannot be both Bengali and Pakistani; also, since he is Indian, he cannot be Pakistani).
Apu is married to Manjula Nahasapeemapetilon, with octuplet children: Anoop, Geet, Nabendu, Poonam, Pria, Sandeep, Sashi and Uma
Apu and Manjula were wed through an arranged marriage. Despite trying to wriggle out of the arrangement at first, Apu was won over after actually meeting Manjula and the two actually did fall in love. Later, Manjula gave birth to the amazing amount of eight children after taking a larger-than-recommended dose of fertility drugs. Apu and Manjula have a mostly happy marriage, despite understandable marital problems caused by Apu’s workaholism, the strain of caring for eight children, and a single instance of infidelity by Apu.
Apu is a naturalized US citizen, and holds a PhD in computer science. He graduated first in his class of ‘nine million’ at Caltech Â the Calcutta Institute of Technology Â going on to earn his doctorate at the Springfield Heights Institute of Technology. His doctoral dissertation was the world’s first computer program to play perfect tic-tac-toe (Bart Simpson ruined it by plucking a random punch card out of the box along with several others and the comment, ‘Hey, what’s this one do?’ Apu promptly pitched it into the trash). Apu began working at the Kwik-E-Mart during his college years to help pay off his student loan, and simply never left.
Apu was a member of the barbershop quartet the B-Sharps, which also consisted of Homer Simpson, Barney Gumble and Seymor Skinner. Apu took the stage name, ‘Apu de Beau Marche’. He and his family are devotees of the Hindu gods Shiva and Ganesh. During Apu’s wedding, Homer attempted to play on their fear of the gods, and impersonated Ganesh. However, the impersonation was seen through by one of Apu’s relatives and failed miserably.
Sanjay Nahasapeemapetilon is Apu’s brother who helps him run the Kwik-E-Mart. Sanjay’s daughter (and Apu’s niece) is Pahusacheta Nahasapeemapetilon. Sanjay’s son is Jamshed Nahasapeemapetilon (which belies realistic inconsistency; Apu’s family is Hindu, though Jamshed is a Muslim name).
When Springfield became over-patriotic and took the name “Liberty-Ville”, Apu quickly caught on. He renamed his kids Lincoln, Freedom, Condoleezza, Coke, Pepsi, Manifest Destiny, Apple Pie, and Superman.
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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra
Saw it at Liberty yesterday wid Bhatta. Da movie is cool, definitely worth a dekko once, though it has atrocious songs but decent acting by akshay n kareena but anu kapoor n paresh rawal were at their normal best.
In short : Bold courtroom drama, no pondy as one would expect !! desi version of
what I liked about the movie was it was bold for Indian standards, I’m many will take cue from abbas-mastan and make more controversial movies in da future.
Gates Gets 4M Spam Messages Each Day
And You Thought You Needed A Filter
SINGAPORE — Bill Gates, the chairman and founder of Microsoft, receives millions of e-mail messages a day, said Steve Ballmer, the company’s chief executive.”Bill literally receives 4 million pieces of e-mail per day, most of it spam,” Ballmer said Thursday.Spam or junk e-mails are unsolicited messages, generally advertising goods or services and usually sent to many e-mail accounts simultaneously.
Ballmer said Microsoft has special technology that just filters spam intended for Gates. In addition, several Microsoft employees are dedicated to ensuring that nothing unwanted gets into his inbox.”Literally, there’s a whole department, almost, that takes care of it,” he said.Ballmer was in Singapore for the company’s Government Leader’s forum, which ends Friday.
now dat this story has come out another 6 billion around da world would try thier luck in paiining him,
firstname.lastname@example.org is his id :):) add him on all your groups :):)
or u can cofrim reciept by calling him :)
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Ozone created by electric cars now killing millions in the seventh largest country in the world, Mexifornia (formally known as California).
White minorities still trying to have English recognized as Mexifornia’s third language.
Spotted Owl plague threatens northwestern United States crops and livestock.
Baby conceived naturally . . . scientists stumped.
Couple petitions court to reinstate heterosexual marriage.
Last remaining Fundamentalist Muslim dies in the American Territory of the Middle East (formerly known as Iran, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon).
Iraq still closed off; physicists estimate it will take at least 10 more years before radioactivity decreases to safe levels.
France pleads for global help after being overtaken by Jamaica.
Castro finally dies at age 112; Cuban cigars can now be imported legally, but President Chelsea Clinton has banned all smoking.
George Z. Bush says he will run for President in 2036.
Postal Service raises price of first class stamp to $17.89 and reduces mail delivery to Wednesdays only.
85-year, $75.8 billion study: Diet and Exercise is the key to weight loss.
Average weight of Americans drops to 250 lbs.
Japanese scientists have created a camera with such a fast shutter speed, they now can photograph a woman with her mouth shut.
Massachusetts executes last remaining conservative.
Supreme Court rules punishment of criminals violates their civil rights.
Average height of NBA players now nine feet, seven inches.
New federal law requires that all nail clippers, screwdrivers, fly swatters and rolled-up newspapers must be registered by January 2036.
Congress authorizes direct deposit of formerly illegal political contributions to campaign accounts.
Capitol Hill intern indicted for refusing to have sex with congressman.
IRS sets lowest tax rate at 75 percent.
Floridians still don’t know how to use a voting machine.
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HereÂs another Patel making news internationally. Radheyshyam Patel is hoping for a place in the record books for his ability to break eggs on the back of his hand by bending his fingers backwards.
He broke 21 eggs in 30 seconds at a public demonstration in the city of Raipur.
He beat the record set earlier this year by Bangalore man K S Raghavendra who cracked 13 eggs in 30 seconds, reports Asian News International.
Patel, of Mahasamund, places an egg on the back of his hand and then uses the other hand to bend his fingers backwards.
He said, ÂMy fingers naturally turn towards the back of my palm.Â