Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Shame on you... you wretched human!

Took this test and pretty much knew how I would fare even while I was responding to the questions. We do live really sinful lives... dont beleive me take the test then!

The Dante's Inferno Test banished me to the Second Level of Hell! and it is described as...

You have come to a place mute of all light, where the wind bellows as the sea does in a tempest. This is the realm where the lustful spend eternity. Here, sinners are blown around endlessly by the unforgiving winds of unquenchable desire as punishment for their transgressions. The infernal hurricane that never rests hurtles the spirits onward in its rapine, whirling them round, and smiting, it molests them. You have betrayed reason at the behest of your appetite for pleasure, and so here you are doomed to remain. Cleopatra and Helen of Troy are two that share in your fate.

Here is how you matched up against all the levels:

Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Moderate
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)High
Level 3 (Gluttonous)High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Moderate
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Low
Level 7 (Violent)Low
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Very Low

Take the Dante's" Inferno Test

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Another 5 minute arbit post

Now within 5 minutes of posting the previous "5 minute arbit post", I am feeling quite arbit again... so I thought why not one more, its good for my typing speed.

So I read this short story long long ago... It was by Isaac Asimov and I think its name was Jokester. So the crux of the story was that -

Isnt it strange that the jokes we go about telling each other so often are stuff we've read in some book or site or sms or told by friends/relatives/acquaintances etc. No one creates jokes, they are just passed on through human kind and each joke reaches millions of people, suffering translations, modifications and narration styles... and the same joke evokes responses ranging from hysteric laughting fits to plain disgust to "Kya sadela PJ sunaya tune!" Anyways, getting back to the story, it then goes on to suggest that jokes are actually programs planted into human minds by extra terrestrial species to check their responses... so like scientists provide stimuli to mice and guinea pigs, jokes are stimuli given by ETs to human minds as part of some complex study they might be doing on the human thought process!

Now I am pretty uncomfortable with this thought coz everytime I hear a joke, I cant help thinking that someone out there is judging me big time! So when I dont get a joke I still laugh, coz I dont want some weird ET in a white coat in a hi-tech lab on another planet ticking "Dumb" for me on his report card! And when I hear a really raunchy joke, I try not to laugh too hard or my phd ET observer might tick "Cheap" on the report card!

And then I got tired of this charade... I mean why should I alter my sense of humor coz some stupid ET is judging me a few million light years away... I thought of a better solution, and that was to negate Isaac Asimov's hypothesis...

So now on I am gonna make up my own jokes, stuff no one has told me, something which I have cooked up entirely. This would prove that humans do create jokes and hence that ET shit is all bull! So, behold... here's my opening creation (in keeping with the futbal mania) :

Q. What would you call Ronaldo if he seemed quite ignorant?
Answer: Ronald-dint-know!

Having read that (or having been subjected to my stimuli), you can have any of the following reactions:
Disgust (quite common as per my tests)
Only-God-Can-Help-You-Look (pretty common)
Laughter (if you are one of my engineering buddies)

Go ahead feel what u feel, and be releived that neither me nor some farway ET is gonna judge you! You are a free man with the freedom to choose which jokes you want to laugh on! I hereby liberate you from the shackles of laughter-slavery!

Go ahead son/daughter... pass on the word and glow in your new found liberty!

(Damn this shit took 12 minutes and my boss is gonna screw me and if you find that funny, you have a pathetic sense of humour... Oops did i just judge you!)

The 5 minute arbit post!

So I am sitting in office and getting really bored designing tools for an In-Basket exercise which is one of the tools that will be used in the Assessement centre for senior managers in one of India's largest companies who's name I cant divulge because of obvious reasons. I am bored to death revising it so many times over and have decided to take a 5 minute break and subject my blog to verbal diarrhoea (only something so disgusting can have such a disgusting spelling)... So here goes 5 minutes (now 4 1/2 mins) of absolutely arbit typing...

I hate the way women are potrayed in these Saas Bahu serials... worse are the huge bill board ads all over mumbai. The first one has these three bahus shown as puppets with the strings in the hands of their father in law and the tag line goes - "Kya sanskaaron ka matlab isharon par chalna hai?" And there's one more which goes sumthin like "Har agnipariskha degi Vaidehi" or whoever that woman is! Now I would think advertising like this would appeal to women in Bihar or Jharkhand... someone should shoot these serial wallahs for being in a time warp and making the same saas-bahu crap again and again! Thanks to these serials, we are not seeing any evolution in India television content. When will we have shows which will take television to a new level... there's not one TV serial worth watching... except maybe "Dil Kya Chahta hai" on Star One. And if u r thinking - "Hey even Remix is a nice serial"... well I have the two oft used words for u! Tia ko khana khana hai, Tia ko Ghumne jaana hai... Tia teri ma ki %&$&$^&!

Football - Last nites match between KSA and Tunisia was just too good. Missed the one between Spain and Ukraine, but then not really killing myself for it. I wud much rather be witness to matches that are close finishes where one team scores, the other equalizes and then the other team scores and then it hangs on till the last minute of extra time... and then there is yet another equalizer. Last night's match was just that... and I loved it!

Also, last few days in office, dont feel like working but still doing sincere work, dont want people to say that I turned into an irresponsible employee since I was leaving this company. Is it my work ethic or is it part of my nature that tries to please everyone. Am i a sucker of compliments? Uncomfortable questions...

5 minute khatam, back to tool design!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Negativity in Black

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