Jul 31, 2006

Movie Madness

I saw:

Gold Rush [Charlie Chaplin] (recently ; loved it)

Fun with Dick & Jane (recently ; liked it)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (recently ; absolutely positively loved it)

Shallow Hal (yesterday ; ok)

Monster House (yesterday ; ok+)

Lady In The Water (yesterday ; liked it but little disappointed - compared to 'The Village' etc)

Jul 29, 2006

Microwave Holocaust

[a micro story]
"Oh Shit!" said that professor/scientist. Everyone who had used a microwave oven was going to die. She didn't waste time saying "That can't be" because she had already found out that something that scientists thought to be impossible was actually possible - regarding microwaves and food. "What a fucking waste!" she said. Scientists elsewhere were saying "What a freaking waste!". Fuck or freak, they were going to fucking die anyway. They had all used the "devil's devious device". Atheists elsewhere were saying that they had all used the "science's suicidal side-effect". But "devil's devious device" or "science's suicidal side-effect", they were all going to just fucking die anyway!

Slum dwellers everywhere were rejoicing. They had never seen a microwave. AIDS was a problem to them, but the stupid scientists had found a cure for AIDS, though they hardly got laid themselves. Even the slum-born genius who had fought his whole life to get an education and become a scientist had then put on a white lab coat and heated his coffee in that damned ('darned' - corrected that upper class guy who eyed every moving ass but was too proper to get himself any) microwave with a smile of accomplishment in his face. What a fucking waste indeed! The bunch of unshaved guys in their underwear in their apartment who were deciding between lisp and python for their zillion dollar startup didn't do any better either.

The members of the BANUWEP ("Ban All NUclear WEaPons) group, who were, until that moment, organizing huge protests throughout the world, were scrambling to get laid one last time. A scientist somewhere smiled, between throwing up blood, that Fermi's paradox was resolved.

Jul 24, 2006

Sperfect!

[Update 2006/07/25] The word has been approved by Urban Dictionary :-)

I coined this word today: sperfect

I wanted to create a domain name that conveyed swiss-like perfection. After thinking for few hours, I coined this term and added it to the Urban Dictionary - but not before buying sperfect.com ;-) Now it is a real word (okay, not right now, but as soon as Urban Dictionary folks approve it) AND I own the domain name too!

Anyway, if you are curious, I have *ideas* for some really cool tools; cool because of their perfection of form and function... it is so in my mind :-) sperfect.com is where they will be!

Here is my entry in the Urban Dictionary:
[pron] /sper-fekt/

[meaning]
Swiss like perfection.
Super-perfect.
Anything that is done with class, elegance and supreme perfection, usually attributed to the Swiss.
The swiss are known for their precision, perfection and reliability. The word 'sperfect' is born from this.

[examples]
You can count on her; She is a sperfect project manager.
I want this to be sperfect, understand?
The sperfect nature of this creation is unmistakable.

[related words]
superperfect, swiss, switzerland, swisslike, elegant, perfect, classy
Well, here is my contribution to the society :-)

My Blog-Silence Explained

An unexamined life is not worth living
--Socrates

On some days, examining life can be depressing
--Kirubakaran

Unexamined days are not worth blogging about
--Kirubakaran

Jul 17, 2006

A Book For The Honzo's Sword

LISP is, of course, the Hattori Hanzo sword of programming languages.

PDF ebook - Practical Common Lisp: An awesome book that sells for $50. Buy it if you can afford it but author has released the soft copy for free with great intentions. [original website]

Jul 7, 2006

Awesome Comedy

Simply awesome comedy [google video] by Russell Peters. It has been a while since I laughed so hard... :-D

Related links: credit | wikipedia | short

Simply awesome original comedy. Must watch.

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Few other videos I liked while I was browsing:
funny mobile ad
speaking english?
evolution of dance

Jul 3, 2006

Pet Diaries

[From an email forward. Credit:Ruchi]

The Dog's Diary:
7 am - Oh boy! A walk! My favorite!
8 am - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9 am - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!
Noon - Oh boy! The yard! My favorite!
2 pm - Oh boy! A car ride! My favorite!
3 pm - Oh boy! The kids! My favorite!
4 pm - Oh boy! Playing ball! My favorite!
6 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Mom! My favorite!
7 pm - Oh boy! Welcome home Dad! My favorite!
8 pm - Oh boy! Dog food! My favorite!
9 pm - Oh boy! Tummy rubs on the couch! My favorite!
11 pm - Oh boy! Sleeping in my people's bed! My favorite!

The Cat's Diary:
Day 183 of my captivity. My captors continued to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from clawing the furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another house plant.

Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded - must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair - must try this on their bed, (or car...). Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear in their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmm, not working according to plan. There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More important, I overheard that my confinement was due to my powers of inducing "allergies." Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage. I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches.

The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant; he speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured. But I can wait; it is only a matter of time.

The Six Pack Plan

The Quest For The Six-Pack Abs

More explanation/pix - 1

More explanation/pix - 2

Jul 1, 2006

BoreMeNot++

Check out the revamped Bore Me Not now. Let me know what you think...