Posts tagged ‘random’

I think the real reason so many of us believe in ET life is that the thought of earthlings being the only live thing in the universe is a terrifyingly shock-inducing, mind-numbing thought. Imagine if you will, a 5 year old boy (or girl. could be either) let loose in a huge mansion with uncountable rooms. For his own sanity, he has to believe that there are real, live people in other rooms in the mansion, even if he hasn’t come across them yet!

Quotable Quotes

Good friends give you advice you already knew, only in a louder voice.

Just noticed

Humanity, and its progress on the earth, has been marked by ages, you know – Iron, Ice, Bronze….

Our age (specifically, in Mumbai, and maybe to a certain extent in India) can be called the Renaming age. A close second comes , the flyover-ization age.

Some more pointers

There is a profound silence. It doesn’t mean anything more or less than that are veritable dams waiting to be breached. A 101 thoughts rush through, some as random as …

1) why do some people have more restrictions on their blogs, which totally restrict a person’s ability to comment? And then i have seen some bloggers go out and post/crib about lurkers not leaving comments. They should make it easier, y’know.

2) Shouldn’t Bollywood be renamed to Punjukhet? It shows hardly much else these days!

3) Some people display their niece/nephews’ pics on orkut/gtalk/as a status message. While I am sure they don’t care what anyone else might think, I find it very weird that they flaunt this to such an extent they have nothing else out there. It’s surely a very personal thing, and if they love this, I am no one to comment. But, I find it very odd, not the least ‘coz, you know, where are they going to put their own kids pics when they have some?

4) Why is nice = boring? It’s an association most people including me, make.

5) An innocent typo in some code I saw – SingingResponse instead SigningResponse. Made me imagine some services which gave their responses as warblings and flutings instead of staid code or fields.

6) Indian television is so boring these days. I know it’s been that way for a long time now.. but… DD completed ’50 Golden Years’ recently. I wish they at least would go back to what they used to show when we were kids. 😦

7) The WP editor now shows up grammatical corrections while writing. It really shows me, more than anything else, how long it has been since I posted!

Why in the whole wide world do apparently sane people forward daft emails? You know, the ones like , Bill Gates is giving away his fortune. I have received this particular one no less than thrice from different people in my address book, people whom I would normally classify as ‘alright-and-not-idiots’ sorts.

Then there was another person who sent a similar forward to about 20 of her contacts, most probably none of them knowing each other. Someone did a reply-all ‘Why are you forwarding such stupid emails, P? It doesn’t work’ . This snowballed with more people replying. Reading those replies, I thought it very harsh at the moment but now I think that’s what I am doing the next time something similar lands in my inbox!

Other updates are – I am travelling back next Sunday. Yes, the month just flew by. I now have an ever-expanding list of tasks and a reducing timespan in which to do them. Ah well, such is the story every time I have to move.

What’s up with y’all?

PJ of the week

Maaf PJ of the week, actually.

Q. How do the dutch say ‘Vodafone’?

A. They say ‘Fodafone’.


For those to whom this doesn’t make sense, look up dutch phonetics.