Friday, November 04, 2005

What it really means...

When the Chinese 'official media' says something like this,
"Now that the United States buys another country in with nuclear technologies in defiance of international treaty, other nuclear suppliers also have their own partners of interest as well as good reasons to copy what the United States did," it said.
it really means that "we now have a reason to bring the existing nuclear pact with Pakistan above ground!"

Monday, October 31, 2005

Deepavali 05

Used google talk for the first time! The sound quality was amazing, and the speech was crystal clear! After a very long wait, I finally got approved for a set of mic and speakers, officially. One guy I knew at PHB school used to chat all night with (according to him) chicks from Eastern European countries. That was one of the guys who tied up all the precious bandwidth, along with downloading p0rn all the time.

The person whom I was chatting with is one of the most paranoid people I've ever seen. He is afraid of even typing bomb, nuclear bomb, muslim, eid, president bush, america, etc He is afraid he will be sent to Guantanamo Bay.

Tomorrows and the two days after it are holidays because of Deepavali/Diwali. This is one of the 'holidays' when people wilfully cause massive air-pollution, noise-pollution, and thrash the whole country on such a scale, not unlike the rest of the year, and enjoy the fruits of (mainly) child labour - crackers and silk dresses. People take it personally if they are not allowed to shatter the eardrums of everybody else. I wonder if there is any other country where blasting huge amounts of gun-powder to show their wealth, causing trauma for millions of sick, old people and children is allowed.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

The Exclamating Boss!!!

I am scared of getting emails from my boss - not because I did something wrong, but because he uses a lot of exclamation marks. Exclamation marks to me, perhaps full stops to him! When I get an email from him saying "Do This !!", I don't know whether he is surprised I haven't done it already, or he is ordering me to do it, or he is simply fascinated with exclamation marks!!
Elaine: Well, I was just curious why you didn't use an exclamation point?
Jake: What are you talking about?
Elaine: See, right here you wrote "Myra had the baby", but you didn't use an exclamation point.
Jake: So?
Elaine: So, it's nothing. Forget it, forget it, I just find it curious.
Jake: What's so curious about it?
Elaine: Well, I mean if one of your close friends had a baby and I left you a message about it, I would use an exclamation point.
Jake: Well, maybe I don't use my exclamation points as haphazardly as you do.
Elaine: You don't think that someone having a baby warrants an exclamation point.
Jake: Hey, I just chalked down the message. I didn't know I was required to capture the mood of each caller.
Elaine: I just thought you would be a little more excited about a friend of mine having a baby.
Jake: Ok, I'm excited. I just don't happen to like exclamation points.
Elaine: Well, you know Jake, you should learn to use them. Like the way I'm talking right now, I would put an exclamation points at the end of all these sentences! On this one! And on that one!
Jake: Well, you can put one on this one: I'm leaving!