Usually I don’t tend to get too annoyed at people around me (except when I wake up), but I hate it when people sing in public and there is no occasion for it. Like today at the cafeteria. The guy in the queue behind me is singing away to glory behind me. No , I did not ask for personal entertainment. If I did I certainly would not be asking for Hindi Songs. A quick glance confirms that he is NOT wearing Headsets and that he is tapping his foot with the song. Oh, and he was definitely not a good singer.
Sigh .. where is that knife when you are looking for it? All they got are damn spoons.
Stumbled across another good site.
Linux/Unix occurrences in Toons. Enjoy
“The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it’s unfamiliar territory.”
- Paul Fix
Came across this great article titled “Linux is not Windows”. This article should be read by any one trying to make a foray into Linux. It prepares you mentally for that jump to Linux and sets your expectation right.
There was this AIDS awareness program held at my office cafeteria. One section of the cafeteria consisted of dedicated Listeners while the other half was going on with their regular over-the-coffee chit chat. After a while 3 persons got on stage and said that this would be some kind of Ice breaker session. The first person asked to the crowd: “How many of you know or have seen a person that is HIV+ ?”. Very few hands popped up from the crowd. Then the person dropped the bombshell. She said: “The 2 persons next to me are HIV+.”. Why i called it a bombshell was because the silence that followed was deafening. The entire cafeteria, irrespective of participating in the program or not, became silent.
Later, I met a colleague of mine and asked her whether she attended the program. The reply was almost as shocking to me as the silence that I described earlier. She said that the people who require AIDS awareness are not the ones in this building, but the road-side people (Road side people were her exact words).
No wonder there is a social stigma associated with AIDS in India. This incident maybe only with one person , but the silence in the cafeteria surely proved that this is the common mind set of people here. And all the people in that cafeteria are the so called “educated” lot.
This is not a book review. It’s more of a personal opinion, partly because reviewing isn’t my strength but mostly because I am no expert in the subject matter. Nonetheless I found this book a compelling read being attracted to it by its catchy title. It gives you a lot of reasons why a God most definitely doesn’t exist but still doesn’t prove anything it deals addresses the issue with likelihood and probability (which by sheer common sense should suffice). The book makes you ponder about the current state of affairs and the influence of religion on it. Though it comes on strong at some points (can’t really pin point where, just felt so while reading), I would recommend it for reading to anyone whether religious or not. You gain a perspective on things such as atheism, theism, origins, fanatics, etc …
Read it, and take what you feel sounds right. Do not fear to embrace new ideas and thoughts.
“Religion easily has the greatest bullshit story ever told. Think about it, religion has actually convinced people that there’s an INVISIBLE MAN…LIVING IN THE SKY…who watches every thing you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a list of ten special things that he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry for ever and ever ´til the end of time…but he loves you.”
- George Carlin
These are two conversation I recently had which I found very amusing / interesting
Conversation 1 : A person comes to know which college I am from
Person: So you must be a born again.
Me (Rolling on the floor laughing, and telling a Third Person): Did u hear that ? He called me a born again. That’s a new one.
Third Person (Laughing out Loud ) : Ha , he is the exact opposite. He is an Atheist.
Person: So do you do those rituals?
Me: What rituals?
Person: You know those kind of rituals?
Me: You mean like you going to church every Sunday ?
Person: No , I mean those weird rituals.
Me: I think you are confused between devil worship and Atheism. (I proceed to explain the concept of atheism, not believing in the existence of god, etc.. )
Person(after listening to explanation): Oh so you think you are god.
Me: (Sigh) ….
Conversation 2: I am talking with a colleague about Higher Education in the US.
(Me sitting casually in a chair)
She: You can apply for colleges in not so expensive areas. There you will get AIDS.
Me: (nearly jump out of chair) What?
She: (pause of realisation followed by silly smile) No i meant financial aid(s).
Disclaimer: These conversations were recollected by me and are not a word by word transcript. But the gist of it is the same.
Grandpa is struggling on the church floor. Lisa shouts :”Homer, do something!“. Homer frantically searches through the Bible and blurts out: “This book doesn’t have any answers! ”
LOL This is definitely a must see for anyone who can take good jokes.
I apologize for the angle the picture has been taken in. In my defense it was a rainy day and i really didn’t want to get the phone wet.
Look carefully : there are 2 goats