Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When the going gets tough.....

I do not know what is behind the mushrooming of so many quizzes on Facebook . I was surprised to see bloody moronic quizzes such as this ! Quizzes like these are as stupid as someone telling you their அபிவாதயே and then asking you to find their சர்மா and கோத்ரம். I cannot help but quote the great actor, Mr. Prabhu Ganesan, "என்ன கொடுமை இது சரவணன்?"

I know people are getting more incentives to stay at home because of that great fear-monger CNN - but even that cannot explain the number of such idiotic quizzes coming up - one for your accent, one for what your birthday says about you? Why the heck do you need to know what your birthday tells about you? I know that I'm socially challenged, linguistically stunted,  average guy - Do I need to know that 15th of July signifies this? Hell, No!! Then there is this quiz called which 80s movies are you? If anyone is stupid enough to take it, then there is one movie I can think of without the need of any quiz - Dumb and Dumber.

And in parallel to this, another thing which I cannot understand are those Orkut statuses/Gtalk Statuses/Facebook statuses. I think these are nothing but self-publicity gadgets - I admit that I use these status to mean something sensible - especially if i'm travelling, I generally use them to signify where I'm (I have on some occasions met someone I knew through these at some arbit place) or if I'm busy, I denote that so that people won't ping me (as my work place uses messenger internally). But I see some crappy stuff such as 'I'm sick for 2 Days', 'Cough Cough' etc are blatant attempts to make people ask "Are you sick?" - bleedy attentions seekers!!!! I think I have already documented my rant against these Orkut Attention Seekers a.k.a Kadalai Mannargal. Slowly, this is catching up in other online media too - I would not be surprised one day to see makkal putting up crap like this on LinkedIn too.

Long Live the Dumbness Factor!

NBA Talk

I don't like the conclusion of this article - I like Kobe any day, after "His Airness" Michael Jordan - but this seems to be a very balanced take on the MVP system. But I still think D. Wade will end up winning it - He has been on stratosphere for the past few weeks.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Theory of Relativity

Time really flies when you desperately wish it doesn't. Well, due to unforeseen circumstances, I ended up with a 4 day long weekend this week. Travelled to St. Augustine, Miami and Caladesi Island - all within driving range from Tampa and perfectly fit into day trips.

St. Augustine - Was one of the most scenic places that I've seen in FL - the weather was perfect. The fort and the lighthouse were fantastic and I still cannot forget the awesome view or the winds atop the light house. If you are in Florida (especially the northern part, make sure you schedule this place for an afternoon/evening.

Miami - Enough said - but the weather turned out to be rainy/stormy. So though we ended up liking the beach all the same. The Miami sea/sky photos need to be seen to be believed.

Caladesi - the weakest link in my weekend. But thats understandable when the place is a 40 minute drive from my home. A ferry ride was the best part as it was windy and pleasant. The beach is a kicker though - if you are interested, there are myriad shells to collect and a 1.5 hour nature trail where you might chance upon rattlesnakes and/or armadillo and/or other such animals.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Apple v. Microsoft

I'm not a big fan of the series of ads run by Apple where they supposedly spoof Bill Gates. I have never seen an ad from Apple where they have just said what is good them - they have to include the bit about what is bad with MS Windows/MS and then say that they have a better version of that functionality. If Windows was that sucky, then 80 percent of the world would not be using that OS. And with the recent report that Firefox has had more patches/security updates than IE in the last year just shows that IE is not a poor browser by default, its just that those useless pieces of sh*t which write pop-up/malware/spyware write code to target the most used browser.

And with this piece of news , perhaps Apple can run that their browser/OS is so easy to use even for a hacker! Unimaginative Makkale, change your marketing tactics!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

iPhone 3.0 and New MSN Messenger

Finally cut,copy and paste makes it to the iPhone as also push notifications for IM.

And finally MSN Messenger becomes 'cool'

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Hitch - Quote of the week

I really like this movie - Hitch, starring Will Smith. Well, my other favs are T. Hanks, DiCaprio, M. Damon and Jim Carrey. The odd man out is W. Smith - he is like Rajni Kanth - I know, that based on my other preferences, I should not be liking him, but, I do!

Anyways here's the quote:

"Life is not about the number of breathes you take, its about the number of moments that take your breath away!!!"

Fantastic thathuvam!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Forward of the day!

It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade.

The teacher said,

"Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me Liberty or give me Death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for Chandrasekhar, who had his hand up: 'Patrick Henry, 1775' he said.

'Very good!'

Who said 'Government of the People, by the People, for the People, shall not perish from the Earth?'

Again, no response except from Chandrasekhar. 'Abraham Lincoln, 1863' said Chandrasekhar.

The teacher snapped at the class, 'Class, you should be ashamed. Chandrasekhar, who is new to our country, knows more
about its history than you do.'

She heard a loud whisper: 'Fuck the Indians,'

'Who said that?' she demanded. Chandrasekhar put his hand up. 'General Custer, 1862.'

At that point, a student in the back said, 'I'm gonna puke.'

The teacher glares around and asks 'All right! Now, who said that?'

Again, Chandrasekhar says, 'George Bush to the Japanese Prime Minister, 1991.'

Now furious, another student yells, 'Oh yeah? Suck this!' Chandrasekhar jumps out of his chair waving his hand
and shouts to the teacher , 'Bill Clinton, to Monica Lewinsky, 1997!'

Now with almost mob hysteria someone said 'You little shit. If you say anything else, I'll kill you.'

Chandrasekhar frantically yells at the top of his voice, Michael 'Jackson to the child witnesses testifying against him- 2004.'

The teacher fainted..

And as the class gathered around the teacher on the floor, someone said, 'Oh shit, we're screwed!'

And Chandrasekhar whispered quietly, "the Republicans, November 4th, 2008".

Minority Report to Reality Report?

This really stumped me for the day!!!! Link here (if video above does not work) .