Friday, June 30, 2006

Step 1: Fuck Pekerman
Step 2: Kidnap Cambiasso and ensure a particularly painful death
Step 3: Get drunk.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Knowing that an average human's life is centred so much around procreation is one thing, and realising that it is indeed so is, as they say, yet another thing.

Everybody should be durdened by being told the following:

You are not a unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else. You might think your child is the most beautiful thing on earth. Well, correction: It isn't. It's as ugly as a gecko.

You're not a cow/ox with an EQ of 1.78. Think beyond procreation.

And subsequently drive humanity to extinction. Yes, conflicting dystopian and individualistic talks will undoubtedly screw people up. What the heck, as long as I dream, I'd like to see an oviraptor flying F-17s.

But all this after Cafu takes home the world cup.

Caribbean Flamingo's head

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Mammal mantras

A mammal, by any other name would suck just as bad.
- Ishwar.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

It's fascinating to see a bunch of bipeds constantly in the act of repeated falling-support-balancing routine in a co-ordinated effort to push around a spherical object into a parallopiped.


For ancient humanity, what was mysterious and unexplained was so vast that only an equally vast higher being, an alpha male in the sky could fill that gap.

The past...

When the past feeds so much on itself, why is it still the past?

The past is his proverbial obsessee. Not all of the past; just a brief period of extreme unhappiness. His past hugs him like a warm comforter, protecting him from the icy winds of the present, just that the comforter isn't warm and the icy winds aren't cold. He lives in his own little freezer safely protected from the glorious monsoon sun - the one that peeks occasionally from behind the rich dark clouds.

And he tries to throw away the comforter that serves no purpose. But life has other plans.

Krrish - Redefining Indian Cinemea

I haven't watched Krrish and haven't read any of the reviews. This is not so that you pardon me if this post is screwed but that I've forgotten the art of writing an opinion without a disclaimer.

Creating and indulging a superhero character needs a lot of strength, clarity, skill and most importantly, the abilility for a classic denoument of the superhero's character, all of which a standard indian director lacks.

Having been a big fan of comics since childhood, I believe that I can talk a little about superheros genre. Spiderman is as dumb as a superhero gets. It lacks a complex and convincing (in a comics sense) background, it doesn't potray the superhero's struggle to become familiar with his powers; his character isn't unravelled gradually as the story moves, and most importantly, he lacks the superhero facial features.

The depiction of a superhero's face deserves a couple of paragraphs for itself. Have you at any point in time watched Manoj Night Shyamalan's Unbreakable and loved the story? If yes, you know what is being talked about. It's an extremely beautiful meta-movie that revolves around the quest for a superhero and not so much about the superhero himself.

Manoj Night Shyamalan marvellously depicts the classic dichotomy of good and evil, from physical postures to language, facial features, skin tone and lighting, while maintaining the consistent thread throughout the movie that they aren't different afterall.

Nowhere is the good-evil dichotomy as evident as in facial features. Look at superman, batman, phantom - those strong square jawlines, the lack of shadows on the jawlines, triceps over biceps and broad foreheads, to say a few. All credits to Rakesh Roshan for choosing the perfect person to potray a superhero.

And this is why spiderman sucks - because he fails to bring out this dichotomy, despite being a non-dark superhero.

The denoument of a superhero's character is perhaps the most interesting and skillful part of building a superhero. And the best denoument, IMO, goes to Wolverine of the X-men. You must watch X-Men II for an absolutely classic denoument. Needless to add, spiderman and superman suck at this. Batman and Phantom, the justice league have interest denouments too, but none as good as Wolverine.


Be warned that all these are my opinions and that the real world might not corroborate with them.
Coming back to Krrish, it's a brave move that an indian director has taken up this onerous task. Let's hope he gets it right.

Monday, June 26, 2006

The follies of Richard Owen's youth

Hilarious satire on Richard Owen.

P.S 0: I think the animal is Postosuchus. Does anybody think otherwise?
P.S: Won't strike you as funny if you don't know Richard Owen

From Pete Von Sholly's Extremely Weird Tales. through palaeoblog

A new species of colour-changing snake has been discovered in Borneo.

Does this mean that colour-changing among reptiles is more basal than thought earlier or is it just convergent evolution?

Waiting for the folks from DML to discuss this
Having been born in the eighties and having listened only to bappi lahiri and nadeem shravan, I've always wondered what's with Lata Mangeshkar and her fan following. There were times when Anuradha Paudwal sounded better, but then, when one finds Anuradha Paudwal good, s/he is in dire need of some professional counselling, which was truly the case then.

Then this song happened - Re man sur mein ga from Lal Patthar. Divine. Long live Lata.

P.S: Correction: T'wasn't Lata. Was Asha. Down with Lata :)
Feels good when your dogmatic opinins are seemingly proven true.
The problem with people is, ok, atleast one of the problems with people is that they're bloody nosy - Why should every one of those long-forgotten people from the past pop up to ask questions about my sex life? Did I ever even feign a flicker of interest in what you do in your life?

Why the hell do people want to vicariously fulfill their non-existent sex life by living mine? Think about it.

Do us all a favour and get married to the person that your parents think will be good for you and get laid. Leave me alone!

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Back to the living

Feels good to be back among the living
To feel joy and muted pain

And much more. Damn, I feel too alive to write a poem.

It's cake time again, Lots of it

For those of you that know. If you don't, don't bother. It isn't important.

Saturday, June 24, 2006


Why in the name of the fucking holy god should the world cup commentary be in hindi? Death to those bastards!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I want to be here

Dinosaurs with feathers
Dr. Mark Norell, American Museum of Natural History

Step into the shoes of this important paleontologist who’s busy tracing the connections between small carnivorous dinosaurs and modern birds. You’ll travel across the globe with him as he names new dinosaurs and attempts to develop new ways of looking at fossils using CT scans and imaging computers. Norrell will discuss his discovery of the bizarre primitive bird Mononykus, as well as the unearthing of other important bird-like characteristics in all kinds of dinosaurs.

Thursday, June 22, 2006
7 p.m.
Cost is $16, students/educators $14, members $12
Pre-Registration Not Required

Friday, June 09, 2006

Ich bin fucking depressed!

Even more so as I couldn't get myself to write!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

A wish, a friend

You say you want to remain friends
Relive the fun that we had

You say, why hold hands
Keep them inside your pockets

You say, Why can't we watch a movie
without groping each others' butts

And why drive your tongue
down my throat

When a chaste little kiss, a peck on the cheek
would do just fine

Let me share with you
A piece of my little mind

I don't wish to castrate myself
To serve your antiseptic needs

If you want me
Take my penis with you too.

P.S: Of no relevence to my real-life. Inspired by another poem :)

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Energy and speciation

It takes more energy than all the fossil fuel people burn on the planet in a year to form one new species of plankton
Dr. Andrew Allen

Thursday, June 01, 2006