Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Sunday, December 03, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
A couple went to church every week, but every week without fail the husband would fall asleep during the sermon. The wife being embarrassed by her husbands loud snoring decided to bring a needle to the next service and poke him when he nods off. The husband as always fell asleep.
When the preacher asked, ‘Who created the world in 6 days and rested on the 7th?’
The wife stuck her husband with the needle and he jumped up and exclaimed, ‘Oh my God!’ The preacher said, ‘That’s correct’ and the husband sat down mumbling to him self. He soon fell asleep again and when the preacher asked, ‘Who died on the cross to save us from eternal damnation?’ The wife stuck her husband with the needle again and he jumped up and exclaimed, ‘Jesus Christ!’ And the preacher said ‘Right again.’
With this the husband felt suspicious of his wife and decided to catch her red handed. The husband pretended to fall asleep while keeping an eye on his wife when the preacher said, ‘What did Mary say to Joseph after Jesus was born?’ the wife started to poke her husband again, but before she could the husband jumped up and exclaimed, ‘If you stick that damn thing in me again, I’m going to break it in half!’
Sunday, September 03, 2006
I was kind of hoping that we will have 12 planets from now on but the news of
demotion of pluto shocked me. I think pluto should be reinstated as a planet
back into the solar system. I think pluto is big enough to be called a planet and it is also spherical enough too.
I AM BACK!
I could not right my blog for a long time as I had some problems. Last 10 days
have been very stressfull as my mom had an Heart attak and i had my exams also. She was in a very serious condition and was in the ICU for three days. Now she is better and is at home but i am worried now as it was her third heart attack.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Leaving on a +ve note
As readers you may think that I only comment negatively on events so i am going to share some positive things that happened with me today.
- I bought some games I wanted to play for a long time now.
- I rectified some problem with my OS and Browser which had been troubling me for quite some time.
Now I would end this session and go to sleep!
When will they Learn
On Aug 20 I wrote about superstitions in India, about sea water turning sweet. That was just the beginning, in the last two days there have been 2 more rumours alike. One about God statues drinking milk just like it happened 11 years ago and another about Earth seeming to have 2 moons. Second one saying that Mars would come so close to Earth on 27th that it would seem that our Earth has two moons.
I can't understand how people believe such things, even educated people behave in such ridiculous ways as if they are retards. Me & my sister both got E-Mails about the 2 moon rumour as if its a rational unprecidented event
( a miracle... they say).
Hair tempered with the Game and Inzamam
Inzamam we are with You.
In the fourth test at Oval what happened was terrible, for the teams, the fans, and the game itself.
"What were they thinking!" Both the sides (Pak Team & the Umpieres) were wrong and did what they should not have done.
First the Umpieres should have told the Captain about what they were doing before changing the ball or penalizing the guest team. After that the Pak team had all rights to protest against the officials decision but that should have been done in in a proper way (like black bands on arms), but the Guests should have continued the play and put the matter up to the ICC through the PCB later. And even after that when the Pak team came to the ground later the Umpiers acted very disturbingly and called the match in favor of the home side.
Inzamam can't temper with the ball or dishonor the game in any way possible although he is a hot tempered guy (that's why the decision of not going to the field), but he is surely not a cheater. I can't say anything about other Pak players but Inzy dosen't do such things.
I would put the blame on Mr. Darel Hair for causing this controvercy and bringing shame to the game. He has been biased against the teams of the subcontinent in the past before also. He has alleged Muthaiya Muralitharan of Shri Lanka and Harbhajan Singh of India for bad action in the past. He has also taken some controvercial(read.. Intentionaly harmfull and insulting) decisions against the players of the subcontinent.
My point is :
- Why is he the only Umpire who points out any defects or irregularities in the game of the players of the subcontinent.
- Why he does not finds any problem with players from anywhere else in the world.
- Why is he made Umpire in a test match in which Pakistan is playing even when the PCB has officially requested ICC for not dooing so.
If Hair can't prove that the ball was tempered he should be given leave from the profession of umpiring. I personally think that this man should not be in the "Elite Panel of Umpieres of the ICC", rather he should not be umpiering in international cricket as he is racialy biased and should consult a psychytrist for his problems.
I hope the controvercy will be resolved in near future and the test match should be dismissed.Lets hope that Inzzy will be cleared of the charges and the sport will win in the end.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Sea Water turns Sweet
Yesterday there was a news on TV that the sea water on the cost of "Mahim, Mumbai" had turned sweet. After hearing the rumour thousands of people in Maharashtra and Gujrat went to the shore and started drinking the sea water.
People believed that the "sweet" sea water is a God's miracle and will be helpfull in curing severe illness. Many people started saying that it is even dooing so, even though the Mumbai Municipalti Corporation and the Government officials kept saying that drinking that water is not safe and cause some problems. The officials collected the water samples and sent them to labs for testing, but the people ignored the warnings and kept drinking the water.
The water had changed taste due to the heavy rains in the past few days throughout the country, as the water input through the various rivers had increased by a huge amount. This is the most probable reason for this and this is what the authorities tried to tell the people.
But in a severely superetitious country like ours it is veeeee...ery difficult to put forward any rational explanations of such incedents as people blindly believe mythology and completely ignore science against it. I found some such people in my surroundings who also believed that it's a miracle. When I put the excessive raain theory in there face they were not ready to listen to any arguments. I don't know when will we Indians become a more rational and practical people and start looking at this world with a scientific view.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
The 12 Planet Solar System
At a meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in Prague, a proposal put forth to define the term "planet" would boost the tally from nine to 12 by adding asteroid Ceres, Pluto's moon Charon, and a distant icy object "2003 UB313, nicknamed Xena, to the list.
This is the first time a definition of a "planet" is being formulated.
Under the proposed definition, an object is a planet if it is at least 500 miles in diameter, orbits the sun, and has a mass at least about one-12,000th that of Earth.
Meanwhile, one of the adherents to the new proposal provided a copy to SPACE.com. Here is an abstract:
New proposal for Resolution 5:
Definition of a Planet
A planet is a celestial body that (a) is by far the largest object in its local population, (b) has sufficient mass for its self-gravity to overcome rigid body forces so that it assumes a hydrostatic equilibrium (nearly round) shape , (c) does not produce energy by any nuclear fusion mechanism .
These proposed definitions are ambiguous and I think this may lead to our moon being classified as a planet. Surely Pluto and Charon will become a dual planet system, which would be unique.
I personally would like to have a set definition of the term "planet", whether
9 or 12. Any confusion in such matters is unfortunate and unacceptable. I hope that the International Astronomical Union (IAU) reach some conclusion at its general assembly in Prague, Czech Republic, during the third week of Aug 2006 and put this matter to rest until any new object is discovered.