Monthly Archives: September 2008

What if a man never dies …

Sometimes you come across strange movies that are just plain , simple, no mish mash, no bomb explosions, no Vin Diesel style kicking ass, no titillating sexual escapades, no nothing!! Just plain old words and intellect !! And yet they blow your mind off ….

a movie that is a must-see if you claim to have two things ..called brain and heart

a movie that is a must-see if you claim to have two things ..called brain and heart


The Man from Earth is a 2007 film written by Jerome Bixby and directed by Richard Schenkman. The film stars David Lee Smith as John Oldman. The screenplay for this movie was conceived by Jerome Bixby in the early 1960s and was completed on his death bed in April of 1998, making it his final piece of work.

The film tells a story of John Oldman, a man claiming to be a 14,000 year old Cro-Magnon caveman, who survives until the present day. The entire film is shot in a small house and its porch, relying solely on the conversation of the characters to keep the plot moving – the whole film is no more than an intellectual discourse between the 14,000-year-old Cro-Magnon and his professor and teacher friends at his farewell party.
(watch the movie or read the plot if you want to know more)


The Ghost Runner’s take :-

Now that pushes me into noticing certain things. If a person has been alive for the whole span of mankind, he would have a tendency to become perfectly mature, to outgrow every piece of emotion, fantasy, sadness,etc.,

Is that what maturity is ? Forget all human feelings and pretend like you have them,so that you dont really get hurt inside ???

Do people with experience, suffer less ? Perhaps thats the reason why folks suffer less in their second or third break ups as compared to their first ??? (on the flip side, my ex-gf is an expert on this one!!! πŸ˜‰ )

A bigger question : GOD !! If HE exists, He is the big brother who has been living forever ? So by logic, God has no feelings ???


Best/most distubing/electrifying quote from the movie

“I knew it …I knew it ….He says He was Christ !!!! “

– the character, Edith when John the protagonist claims that during about 30 B.C , he was just a teacher of gyaan, but the people over the ages exxaggearated him to be the Son Of God

The mosquito limitation

It occurred suddenly when I was on this forest hike at the Sunderbans. Mosquitos are such powerful creatures.

They are like a colluding Business cartel beating other competition (insects) from the consumer market (blood) .Easily bred, multiplying in exponential proportion and spreading lethal disease.

But then, thank the good God that they have a limit too: They don’t spread HIV/AIDS. The HIV virus gets destroyed in their digestive system.Otherwise, there would be anarchy.Mosquito nets would become as important as condoms. πŸ˜›

the little #$^#^@$

the little #$^#^@$

Anyway, wonder why scientists are not researching the mosquito’s digestive system to get a cure for HIV ?


ps: Purely a filler

ps1: The next post will hit high controversy level πŸ˜‰ …again !!


The ultimate PJ

For great fellows who know not …

PJ = Poor joke

Panga (not Hindi per se but incorporated into Hindi slang as a result of aggressive Punjabification) = picking on someone , provoking him and giving him a no-holds-barred incentive to kick your a**

And now that we have the concepts clear, let me narrate an incident that isn’t exactly queer in my life.

Anyway it happened during the Management of New Ventures lecture session..So as usual the Prof was talking of animal behavior trying to relate it to management concepts.He asked, “Which animal is the best hunter ???”

Many answers.Lots of globe. tiger lion bear …blah blah blah!!

In between all of that , I yelled ….“frog !!!!!”

Silence !! Prof looked at me in utter dis belief …

I yelled again … “Sir! Because a frog can catch flies !! “

Thunderous laughter !!! πŸ˜€Β Β Β  (I can’t describe the look of unparalleled shock on the Prof’s face!)

Of Globe, Verbose and Thrash-talk

The legendary Prof.V.U Reddy would call it verbose crap … Chris Tucker calls it thrash talk
We at Jokaland call it Globe ! So a short definition for those who are not familiar
Globe. (n) Beating around the bush …. extending a statement to ridiculously nonsensical proportions by the use of linguistic mumbo-jumbo, management lingo,etc., Generally the veterans of DP have globe on their finger tips ..err… I mean … tongue tips !!
An example of a conversation.I never talked to this percepted-to-be-infinitely-studious person before, in the last 1 year.So I see this Globe status on her gtalk ID and decide to ping her πŸ™‚ .So here goes the globe that is quite amusing for a first-time conversation πŸ™‚ (the joey dialogue isn’t accurate … I just made it up to continue the conversation πŸ™‚ )
    shilpa.rjn: I’m anespeptic…frasmotic…even compunctuous to have caused you such pericombobulations!

    harishbaba: scary status

    pls to share meaning

    shilpa.rjn: whats scary about this?

    they are just made up words πŸ™‚

    harishbaba: yeah

    pseude globe

    shilpa.rjn: not my own though

    stolen from a series

    harishbaba: verbose laden pseude globe immersed in taverns brimmed with travestical vicchiosse compunding to nothing more than kitsch and clandestine auroleus

    i just described ur status

    shilpa.rjn: πŸ˜€

    harishbaba: with more globe


    shilpa.rjn: ur even more verbose

    harishbaba: the truth ?

    that was non sense
    i myself dont know what that means

    shilpa.rjn: i cud make tht out

    harishbaba: do u watch “friends” ?

    the english sitcom ?

    shilpa.rjn: yeah

    i guess everyone does

    harishbaba: joey does that verbose thingie i did

    in one of the episodes
    picks up a thesaurus and throws in words for evrything

    shilpa.rjn: oh he writes a letter for something

    harishbaba: like for the simple line my name is joey

    he goes like the self perceptory nomenclature is defined as the progeny of a kangaroo

    shilpa.rjn: πŸ˜€

    shilpa.rjn: this is from black adder

    an episode whr the main char tries to scare the writer of the first dictionary tht he may have left some words out

    harishbaba: lol

    it has been one of the best first-time conversations i had on gtalk
    would love to carry on … but

    shilpa.rjn: dinner time?

    harishbaba: the vestiges and contingencies of the lost age persist to lament the age of mortal men as a time-immemorial stigma

    Sent at 8:27 PM on Tuesday

    shilpa.rjn: πŸ˜€ bye

    Sent at 8:28 PM on Tuesday
    Do I hear junta shouting Glooooobe ! Glooooobe !! πŸ˜€

    ‘Omelette la Poulet’ aka ‘The Chicken Omelette’

    Omelette ,also omΒ·eΒ·let (n). A dish consisting of beaten eggs cooked until set and folded over, often around a filling.
    Poulet ( n) French for chicken


    My first attempt at cooking having been vaguely inspired by geek-lord
    Its Friday night! The last class of the week (scheduled for Saturday afternoon) is cancelled. So you curse yourself for having nothing to do on a night like this.In your self-poisoned frustration, you design to food-poison yourself too.
    To make a contraption aptly called “the chicken omelette”.
    Omelette making stuff
    Put cooked chicken in between two half-cooked omelettes and cook them more!
    Post eating inference:
    Folks who look like Kenyan marathon runners are recommended to eat this twice daily for the next 6 months You will the become a nice chubby teddy bear
    Folks who are already chubby teddy bears! If you eat this … !! Well! You will become like this man
    the kick-ass recipe
    the kick-ass recipe


    Quote of the day

    “Its a calorie bomb “

    – Aseem aka Awesam Continue reading

    Finally the super-hair pic

    Here is the demanded pic πŸ™‚ …

    Level of the hair πŸ˜€

    It sort of looks like the character, Kenpachi’s hairΒ  as shown below

    kenpachi hair
    Zaraki kenpachi hairstyle

    Go ahead now …comment your wits out !!

    ps: In the to-be-posted pipeline, a post of dark humor, of boys,girls and characterisations !!

    A pioneering sight

    I wake up in the morning today and randomly open the IIIT Blogroll link to see whats up there. I found this …

    a pioneering sight

    click to enlarge

    I am sure its not something that classifies as “path-breaking” , but it amused me that three from my batch were the three most recent bloggers on Blogroll.

    Hope a day comes when I see the first 10 visible entries belonging to BTech 2k3 bloggers of IIIT.


    ps: Please! Don’t confuse this with “love for my batch” or “love for the Gachibowli Institute of tech”. Don’t have a stark liking for either.

    ps1: And please please please! Do read the last post about classroom participation at the IIMs πŸ˜‰