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Thursday, September 07, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Slightly got hyper and started thinking about 'Nonsense', which I feel is a beautiful thing! It takes a lot to be nonsensical! :).I swear!.My notion is - it's easy to call/term somebody a nonsense,and its easy to make sense, but it is difficult to make No Sense!! Oh, it's definitely a TALENT.
Chanced upon a few nice quotes on nonsense. That gave me a sense of relief. :)
“It is completely unimportant. That is why it is so interesting!”
“Nonsense is so good only because common sense is so limited”
“A little nonsense, now and then, is relished by the wisest men”
“Nonsense is an assertion of man's spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance”
Here comes the best of the lot -
“Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we'll do it because it's brilliant nonsense.”
From DA's stable!
I chanced upon lots of interesting stuffs on nonsense.This was a beautiful example -
"Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" , well, the words considered individually make sense, and even the sentence is grammatically correct, but its utter nonsense.
Don't forget to visit the results of the translation competition of the statement.
There's one more - Two hands clap and there is a sound; what is the sound of one hand? This statement is called a koan.Koan does not mean nonsense in its truest sense, but more like beyond the comprehending abilities of a mortal.
Adding more of nonsense. Got a poem generated on this,on the lines of Vogon.
See, see the great sky
Marvel at its big fuschia depths.
Tell me, chick do you
Wonder why the cat ignores you?
Why its foobly stare
makes you feel refreshing.
I can tell you, it is
Worried by your portmanteau facial growth
That looks like
What's more, it knows
Your bloody potting shed
Smells of frog.
Everything under the big great sky
Asks why, why do you even bother?
You only charm fishs.
I can hear you saying, NONSENSE.And I know you made total sense while saying that.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
There is some more here!
Was just browsing about logos and stumbled upon the concept of subvertising.The word,is a portmanteau of 'subvert'(meaning sabotage) and 'advertising'.
Check out the sample image that was given for subvertising -
Monday, August 07, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Saturday, July 08, 2006
A very beautifully made movie!
The movie starts by showing a gate.Well, its not exactly a gate but its more of a main door to a house.The door opens to reveal a house in the middle of an undisturbed lake.The architecture of the house is highly simple and it is entirely made of wood.A Buddhist Monk and a kid live there.
Their day starts with worshipping a statue of Buddha.The statue of Buddha is in the center of the house and on either side of it is a room with no walls. They just have doors.This reveals the 'Self Control' part of a human.This might sound absurd here, but the movie should be defintely seen to understand the hidden philosophy in each frame.
The movie goes onto show us how a man evolves across the seasons. It talks about CHANGE in the most beautiful manner.Well, we have all read about evolution, that's more like giving a physical view to it. But this movie talks about the mind and its orientation.
The desires,the seeking,the yearning,the decisions,the impulse,the thoughts,the anger,the learnings - each one of them is an epic. Ki-duk Kim has done a brilliant job by capturing all of these.
The beauty of the movie is, none of the character have names! And about the rating - I would call it a 'Must Watch'.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Sunday, June 04, 2006
"a very charming room,with its high-panelled wainscoating of olive-stained oak,its cream coloured frieze.."Opened OED to find out what the word 'frieze' meant. And I understood!(?) the synonym in its entirety.
- Part of entablature between architrave and cornice!Ha!
Thursday, June 01, 2006
An Acronym is a word that is formed with the initial letters of the word.But I came across something called a Backronym. A word is said to be a backronym if it started as an acronym and later got an expanded version! Well,an example would make it more clear -SOS was a backronym. But it later came to be known as 'Save Our Souls' / 'Save Our Ship'.
The word Backronym is a Portmanteau!The word Portmanteau was coined by Lewis Caroll. To define a portmanteau, it is a word that is formed by combining the sounds and the meanings of different words. Ha, would you believe if were to tell you that TomKat actually stood for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? (Spare me geeks!Please.....)
If a word is either an acronym/a backronym and also has a meaning related to the words it is made up of,is called an Apronym. Apronym is a portmanteau of Appropriate Acronym! A famous example is - Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, for LSD.Well, this falls under the acronym category.The one in the backronym category is - INFINITY, wherein it stands for Increment Numbers Forever -It's Nuts, I tell You!
Monday, May 15, 2006
On a typical Saturday, Needham would watch 10 films back to back. In a year, he’d screen 1,100. Not surprisingly, he began to lose track of which films he’d seen and which he hadn’t. So, at age 23, he started a personal database to keep a log that also could be printed out for his friends to take to the video store. “It’s a terribly geeky thing to do, but it turned out all right in the end,” says Needham.That's how it started!
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Monday, March 06, 2006
Blank Noise Project
My topic is no different from Deepti's."Is there any girl who lives who has not been harassed on the roads? " Yes....show me one female.... It is a very difficult life.Life is NOT easy for a woman to lead a day without getting psyched out by such incidents.
I have had many bitter experiences..... never have I reached my bus-stop in the morning without hearing "the so called appreciations" from the vetti (highly) people on the road.The worst is the PTC bus travel.My travelling in the bus made me realise as to why God has given us elbows. And people out here wanna know y we women prefer weearing HIGH HEELS or stilletoes??? Well....to jus STAMP them. But that doesn't deter such heads from teasing.The worst thing is THE WOMEN are a target for dignified too.
It is extremely painful to undergo such harassment.
Is anyone spared at all? Right from a school going kid to an old woman.... none of them are spared. That's beacause.. she is a WOMAN.Where is the EMPOWERMENT everybody is talking about??
Why should we suffer so much? Is it a curse to be born as a woman? Even a person who had committed a sin will just suffer for a period of time. NOT THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Well, this isn't any kind of an analysis as to what kind of a person you are.But rather it is, what kind of FOOD you eat rather or the one that you are passionate about.
The most commonly heard terms being Vegetarian and a non-Vegetarian! A Vegetarian may consume dairy and egg products.Veganism is a more stricter form.Vegans even avoid products that were tested on animals.On the other hand an Ovo-Vegetarian does not consume meat or dairy products but eggs.Fuitarians eat only the fuits of plants.They form the subset of Vegans.
But there is another classification called the KUKKADETARIANS!!
Well, these people eat Chicken for breakfast, for lunch and for dinner too!!!
Probably here are people WHO'LL COUNT THEIR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH!! ;)
(But me is curious to know the etymology of the word.Pour in your creative explanations.)
Monday, February 20, 2006
Johari window!!its a tool intended that serves in understanding people's interpersonal communication and relationships.The concept was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham, who combined their first names to create the name of the tool.A Nohari window is the inversion of the Johari window, and is a collection of negative personality traits instead of positive.
And yeah.......here goes mine!
(known to self and others)
adaptable, friendly, happy, patient, trustworthy
(known only to others)
able, accepting, bold, brave, calm, cheerful, clever, complex, confident, dignified, energetic, extroverted, independent, ingenious, knowledgable, mature, modest, observant, relaxed, self-assertive, silly, spontaneous, sympathetic, witty
(known only to self)
(known to nobody)
caring, dependable, giving, helpful, idealistic, intelligent, introverted, kind, logical, loving, nervous, organised, powerful, proud, quiet, reflective, religious, responsive, searching, self-conscious, sensible, sentimental, shy, tense, warm, wise
60% of people agree that Padmavathy is friendly
able (20%) accepting (10%) adaptable (40%) bold (20%) brave (10%) calm (10%) caring (0%) cheerful (20%) clever (10%) complex (10%) confident (20%) dependable (0%) dignified (10%) energetic (20%) extroverted (20%) friendly (60%) giving (0%) happy (20%) helpful (0%) idealistic (0%) independent (20%) ingenious (10%) intelligent (0%) introverted (0%) kind (0%) knowledgable (30%) logical (0%) loving (0%) mature (30%) modest (10%) nervous (0%) observant (30%) organised (0%) patient (30%) powerful (0%) proud (0%) quiet (0%) reflective (0%) relaxed (10%) religious (0%) responsive (0%) searching (0%) self-assertive (10%) self-conscious (0%) sensible (0%) sentimental (0%) shy (0%) silly (10%) spontaneous (10%) sympathetic (10%) tense (0%) trustworthy (20%) warm (0%) wise (0%) witty (20%)
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Ha.... that was too long a hiatus from this blogging world.
Pathetically And Desperately Dying to keep this blog Yalive!
Well..that was Paddy!! (if the mnemonic was too DUMB)
That was a deperate attempt to frame a mnemonic... :( Can't be as successful as I Am Chairman Of Chrysler Corporation Always!!!
Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Me is kind of elated!! I had written an article! And it got published in my office magazine!!:).And yeah.... the best part was, people DID appreciate that! (Not bad na).Well....the article was on the Krithi 'Chakkani Raja'. Rather it was one of my very old posts! Thought will give it a shot and presented them the article!And Lo......it was published!
The magazine also had a few snaps of the year's happenings! There was a New Year Bash, and those snaps were also published.
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Was wanting to blog about this for a very long time.It is about the character that Vikram played in his movie called Anniyan. I din't realise that this character had a wiiiddeee...... and a hhhuuuuuugggeeeee reach.
Once this movie was out, I could see people trying to imitate his sshhhhtyle! Right from the hair color,the hair style, the mod outfits... People imagined themselves to be REMO! And not to forget his famous,rather the punch style - act of 'throwing a kiss'. God... din't think that the character could have such an appeal.
Came across many other situations where the guys called themseleves REMO.They'd even put pics of REMO on their Orkut album (which was just one instance).I was extremely surprised when a colleague of mine added the name REMO to his name (not that he re-christened himself) but he was so crazy about that character,that his official profile had the name REMO followed by his name.
The best part was, I had gone on a trip to an amusemet park. And we were going on this ride called the cable car.
Hey!!!!!It is a beautiful ride!! (but I got bored cos' it was a bit slow).Well I know for a fact that I ain't travelling on the land.Still.....
The car is pitched at a height of 'I don know how many feet' high from the ground.Me and a friend of mine were just observing the design and the shape of the car. When I came across this... Saw the word REMO written there on the glass.
Well......is this what you call the HEIGHTS!! ??? !!!!
Monday, January 09, 2006
Two days back,I just switched on my comp( to KEEP UP my WORD!!):), but there was no display.Thought it might be a cable fault, so changed the cord. And wow! that worked.But it said 'Disk Read Error Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart.
Cross verified it by trying to boot from a CD. Alas........my HARD DISK..... has gone for a toss :(
Okay,the basic reason why I started writing this post is - MY COMP CONSPIRED AGAINST ME IN KEEPING UP MY RESOULUTION (also without the 1024 X 768.....forgive me for the PJ,(Ahem!!)as long as it is not a p+ij!!)
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
God!!!!!.Google guys are sooooo innovative.This time it's the Google Suggest !
Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Got to learn Python for the week. I was just going through a link related to it where I found that the goal of the developers is to make Python fun to use. And the example code has references to Monty Python!!
Woowww!!Now,this inspires me!!!!
Got excessively inspired and took up this test!
Well, u-- um, can we come up and have a look?
Sunday, January 01, 2006
Ha!! My (sorta) New Year's resolution- Me will blog everyday! :) The day I started blogging, my first post,even today when I read it, sounds damn funny.But today..it's so very different.I have kind of got addicted to blogging.
Never knew that there was a totally different world out here.Learning a lot through blogging.About the people,their ideas...wooowwww!! Human minds are so complicated and so wonderful.I am really amazed by the way ceratin people think and the way they express things!
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