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Coupling Season 1; Episode 2; Size Matters

December 21, 2007 Leave a comment

One of the best pieces of conversation in the series:Sally: You know what ‘I’ll cook’ says; it says ‘lets have sex’.Susan: No, that would be ‘Come and spend the night with me’.Sally:  ‘Come and spend the night with me’ says ‘lets have sex’; ‘I’ll Cook’ says ‘lets have sex & I’ll Cater’Susan: Sally….Sally: Susan, you are offering this man food & sex in the same place; if there’s something to read in the loo, he may never leave.<Susan & Sally enter the Bar; Jeff, Steve & Patrick in conversation>Jeff: Okay, have you thought through your foreplay yet?Sally (whispers): They know about that?Steve: What do you mean foreplay?Jeff: What do you think I mean? I mean, where exactly do you take your socks off! My advice is to get them off right after your shoes and before your trousers. That’s the Sock Gap!! Miss it and suddenly you are a naked man in socks. No self respecting woman will ever let a naked man in socks do the squealchy with her! 

Categories: Television

Apocalypse

December 21, 2007 2 comments

Watched the recent science fiction movie I am Legend.Some how, our predictions about the future are always gloomy. It’s like no one looks forward to a better tomorrow. We are collectively certain of our doom at our own summon; like we would rub a lamp hoping for a Genie and in all probability we wouldn’t get a genie but would end up with a demon at our behest.It’s interesting how the collective cognition of the species can be looking down so mockingly at its own capabilities.Anyways, back to Science Fiction; which anyways has been the flavour of the cinema, atleast in the recent past. Fantasy, is the genre that i would rather call it; saves us the trouble of having to think of a word for Harry Potter, Narnia… what have you Mumbo Jumbo. And the favourite cause of apocalypse are Viruses that we will ourselves mutate & then be rendered completely helpless against them. Focus has shifted away from computers & Artificial intelligence. This implies either of two: we now gauge our own incapabilities better & see that as too far off; or we undermine the potential of a self evolving schema.The funny part is, if its the latter, what does that comment on us? 

Categories: Movies, Society, Technology

Games People Play

December 9, 2007 1 comment

Have seriously changed. I remember spending my childhood playing Monopoly (& it’s Indian Version – Business/Vyapaar); Scotland Yard; Scrabble… The first time I played a game on a computer was probably when I was in my mid teens – Wolf 3D. In my late teens I did graduate to a compulsive ‘digital’ gamer and remained that through out my college life. Even after life became busy with work & shit; I still try to go back & play me some good games whenever I can.But this thread of thought started last weekend when Patel, Dey, Makka (Read three weirdoes) & I (read four weirdoes) went out in an act of desperation to find an intriguing, relaxing yet stimulating way to spend time; and ended up playing Monopoly for 12 hours. We introduced our own quirky ‘mods’ to the game, the details of which I shall conveniently reserve for another post sometime after i’ve had more thought.What bothers me is that these immensely fun Board Games (along with several others) are no longer of any kids interest. These games were structured along the idea of Family Entertainment & did they do the job! Today the only paradigm of gaming that I see is the digital one; age no bar, sex no bar. The wierd games of the early childhood that the elderly used to concoct to keep children busy; The Board games of yesteryears; The idea of bringing in a group of people & letting them be in control of the game while having fun: Gone.More on this when I have structured my thoughts. 

Internet Schooling

December 9, 2007 Leave a comment

It’s not far, we all know it.My brother has been pestering me for the last two weeks to go over a project report of his and when I finally did today; it turned out the entire project was made from one single source : Wikipedia. Together with Google, they are this generation’s official information source. I have nothing against either, just that the convenience that the W3 has brought to the student life is something that I see deteriorating the need to research. What’s next? Teachers ‘scrapping’ Homework to Kids on Orkut??? 

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