Sunday, March 18, 2012

1772 : The rotten ones from the gene pool

Picture this. I am at a supermarket yesterday and this lady walks upto the chap mending vegetable section, and asks in Hindi - " is this cabbage fresh, and is the stock from today." The chap responds " yes, yes very much...ekdum aaj ka hai" Think of it, if she expects him to ever answer " nahin, this is 5 days old".... She must be raving mad. In my view both the person who asks this, and the person who answers exist because we have not done a good enough job of cleaning the gene pool :-)

Saturday, March 03, 2012

1771 : The Eleventh Commandment by Michael Kruger

I was reading Tabish Khair in Mint Lounge reporting on Jaipur Lit Festival. Thats where I chance encountered Michael Kruger’s poem – The Eleventh Commandment. Its a single line poem – I just loved it.

The Eleventh Commandment: “Thou shalt/not die,/please.”

1770 : Ground breaking research from Rediff’s stables

If not for Rediff, my social knowledge, SK would be abysmal. Like yesterday they taught me, that “Nearly 50% young women prefer larger breasts to higher IQ.” I am sure if their research had been across young men, that number would be 100% Smileinstead of 50%

Lets not digress though…….Now this level of insightful journalism is what we have always craved for – Rediff is a torchbearer in this space Smile

Hail Rediff.

1769 : Games without frontiers

This comes courtesy of Open Magazine, issue dated 27th Feb 2012….from a Section called “Unreasonable Person of the week”….and for this issue it is Delhi Police. Read on, this is simply howlarious Smile

Unreasonable Person Of the Week…Delhi Police….for Distributing printouts that explained a “sticky bomb” from an online game.

Delhi Police Officials have distributed printouts describing “sticky bombs” after a bomb explosion injured a senior Israeli diplomat’s wife in the capital earlier this week. The printout, instead of educating readers about the terror device, turned out to be a hasty copy-paste job from a wiki page on Terraria, a popular game on the internet. “At point blank range, it can cause a total of 100 damage to mobs and 200 to the player”, it read. To make matters even more embarrassing, the Delhi Police commissioner went to tell reporters that he had spent “hours” researching stick bombs.

Stomach wriggling and rib bucklingly funny Smile