Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Just a nice friendly message

....and thus I drift out of oblivion.

I think I might've just lost a lab this time around, but it seems so utterly inconsequential compared to the millons who've just lost their sole purposes in life.

yeah,the tsunami-induced melancholy just filled me with this crazed emptiness.I really mean it when I make such ironic references.
To say this catastrophe has affected all of us in some small way would be to understate, but the whole thing got me thinking...thinking about how trivial screwing up a test I was to write the next day would be when its likened to this kind of a tragedy thats disastrous enough to unite the world in the largest relief-operation ever. Now that is some perspective.
Sometimes, perspective can be lost in the spirit of the chase and hence I went ahead and did screw up my exam. But like I said, I find myself not giving a flying chilli bean fart!

I guess it is but natural...especially when you engage your mind in such profound thought as relief measures for the distraught.
We're talking about lives here, lives that've depended on the uninterrupted functioning of natural systems, lives that've influenced many an artistic,scientific and humanistic endeavour, lives..that've been taken.

Waves will recede..but will leave behind the dead and the devastated. But before the grief and mourning melts off, and before we all go back to our depressingly atomized lifestyles, something has to be figured out so that the inevitable crave for reaching out to the victims is quelled. I know I've conveniently been passive both in tense as well as nature right now, but I thought I'll just put this across so that we still think of disasters as aberrations and do something about it.

If you think you'd rather be brutally apathetic to all of this, go burn your shirt pocket that houses your spectacles to make it seem like you have a heart. If not, take a moment and light a candle.

Remember, its not the tragedies that kill us...its the messes.

Friday, December 24, 2004

MARX-ist humour!

: "Do you like gardinia's?"
Woman: "Why Yes I Adore Them. How did you know?"
Groucho: "I didn' I got you a forget-me-not instead."
-A Day At The Races

Rufus T. Firefly :"My father was a little Headstrong, my mother was a little Armstong.

The Headstrongs married the Armstrongs and thats why donkeys were born."

-Duck Soup

Chico: "The garbage man is here."

Groucho: "Well, tell him we don't want any."
-Horse Feathers

Groucho: "You will have to sign this sanity clause."
Chico: "You can't a fool me, there ain't no sanity clause"
-A Night At The Opera

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Read and Learn,grasshopper!

Here are the answers to that quiz I put up sometime ago...correct ones first followed by the funny ones!

Shots on target

1.Metal up your ass
2.Cool Hand Luke
3.Jimi Hendrix
5."Angry Again"
6.Stepphane Wolf,Born to be wild
7.Anti-Christ Devil's Child
8.Geezer Butler,bass
9.Blue Oyster Cult
10.Glen Danzig
11.Bruce Bruce
13.Bon Scott
15."A Day at the Races" and "A Night at the Opera".

Tequila Shots

1. Fuck 'em all
2. Sri Anjeneyam
3.Stepper Motor
5."...and no one's left"
6.TheRabbits,Holy Carrots
7.Angus Can Die Crapping
9.The Descartes Choir
10."can you repeat the question?"
13.Marvin,the android
14.The Suomi Screamers
15."Gay" and "Gayer"

Part of the Tequila Shots answers were the ones guessed by this metal-illiterate genius in class...part of them were just made up by me.
Some of them actually were real witty in their own way.

For instance, Stepper Motor is a geek's idea of Motorhead,
Deo when he overheard someone guessing Dio (which was wrong as well),
The HolyRabbits when he read the novelist's name as William Burrows ( lol ),
Angus Can Die Crapping was got by an anti-Angus Young punk who didn't want to get it right,
Suomi's apparently a Finnish lingo...and so on. It was all real fun!

btw,if you've scored more than ten in Shots on target, you dig some deep metal...gimme a hell yeah!
Less than 8 is decent, keep diggin''ll get there.
Less than 3 is bad, get back to highschool and rot listening to Bitchney Spears!

Sunday, December 19, 2004

Its All Sober!

ugh...I kinda have the feeling the hot,albeit blabbermouth neighbour auntie saw the 'bottle' from the kitchen window. This agony culminated in the fact that I just realised I have a Microprocessors Lab exam tomorrow!
Thats the sad part about happy times...they have this habit of ending.
( yeah,J.D Salinger let me borrow that line! )

Inebriated Awakening ( whatever that means! )

hi-gh humankind, how's it all goin'!

ugh...I thought I was sober enough to type...prove me wrong!
Home alone for the weekend...feels like heaven!
Parents possess some kind of an in-built mechanism or something,ya know...its almost as if they know you're desperately craving for some time...time all for yourself...and some pals maybe.
So off they go, on a supposedly religious outing...doing all the stuff that the average hyper south-Indian,religiously devout,solace-seeking paterfamilia shoud ideally indluge in every now and then.

I brought out all the aforementioned words because I'm kind of reveling in guilt right now, engendered by the fact that my folk are out looking for the proverbial divine intervention, while I lie here,carousing,conveniently getting the true sense of the word!

***long pause***
***stumbles out of stupor***

aah,this has been fun...super dinner,called some pals over,bought some Foster's...saw The Matrix for the 17th time...lived The Matrix for the 17th time...watched Man United CRYSTALlize some PALACE....watched Headlines Today and got all sm-r-itten by you-know-whom!

Here's to the Happiest Days Of Our Lives!

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Okay,I couldn't resist putting this up.
I played host to an informal Heavy Metal quiz event at college about a sem ago…miraculously found the soft copy,yey! I'll post the funniest answers I got later…now,though,let the music live!


The Drill Thrall Metal Quiz….the Real Deal,brother!
For a headbangin' time,crank these!

1. METALLICA's debut, Kill'em All, was originally going to be titled what? ( get yourself a headstart! )

2. The "What we've got here is a failure to communicate" movie audio clip heard at the beginning of "Civil War" by GUNS 'N' ROSES is from what movie? ( now,that's more like it! )

3. Long before fronting Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister was a roadie for what legendary guitarist?

4. The debut album from RITCHIE BLACKMORE's RAINBOW featured Ritchie Blackmore on guitar and former members of what band?

5. Which Megadeth hit single is an original soundtrack of the movie "Last Action Hero"?

6. The term Heavy Metal was coined by Brit novelist William Burroughs, which group first used the term in a song and what was that song?

7. Like Kiss, AC/DC was blamed for the letters in their name spelling out a secret message. What are the letters AC/DC supposed to stand for?

8. Since 1981, who is the only Black Sabbath member to play on all of their albums besides Toni Iommi & what instrument does he play?

9. Often referred to as the 'thinking man's heavy metal group',this great band have christened themselves thrice over the years before ending up with their current name.Their earlier names were Soft White Under-belly,Oaxaca and The Stalk Forest Group.Name them.

10. Black Aria, a quasi-operatic attempt at classical instrumentals depicting the fall of Satan from heaven is a solo project of the band with whom as the vocalist?

11. Legendary Iron Maiden vocalist BRUCE DICKINSON also went by another name as a member of Samson. What was it?

12. Which legendary thrash metal band covered IRON BUTTERFLY's " In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", the original being a 17 minute epic yet they blasted though it in under 4 minutes?

13. Ozzy Ozbourne wrote "Suicide Solution" for which close friend and rock vocalist after his tragic death?

14. Black Water was the first name of which incredibly successful Finnish band?

15. Which two Queen albums were named after Marx Brothers movies?

Oh btw…an imaginary Stratcoaster,1 oz ganja,some Guiness and Perizaad Zorabian for a day if you score over 10 without using Google!

Monday, December 13, 2004

Calling all trekkies!

There's this website that is dedicated to the translation of alien languages to English and vice-versa!
They've had people strangle the site's traffic over trying to comprehend what the Klingons and Romulans are saying. Here's to the social and multilingual benefits of trekkie software!

The tagline's just about the most amusing part of the whole thing.It goes:

Translation Tools That Will Help You While Navigating In Space


I WISH all of this were neatly stacked in a huge almirah right next to my bed!

Movies I WISH to own/watch :

Citizen Kane
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
American Beauty
Requiem for a Dream
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Full Metal Jacket
Cool Hand Luke
The Usual Suspects
The Godfather
This Is Spinal Tap
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
Good Will Hunting
From Here to Eternity
A Fish Called Wanda
Clockwork Orange
Formula 51
Evil Dead 1,2
Its A Mad, Mad, Mad World
Unarmed And Dangerous
Beti No.1 (like, FUCK no!)

Books I WISH to own/read :

Purple Homicide by John Sweeney
Stray Toasters by Bill Sienkiewicz
Et Tu, Babe by Mark Leyner
Imagica by Clive Barker
Sacrement by Clive Barker
Confederacy of the Dead edited by Richard Gilliam
The Backdoor Man by Jim Morrison
My Life by David Beckham
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Wheel Of Time series by Robert Jordan
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The God Of Small Things by Arundathi Roy
Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
The Pit Of Shoggoths by H.P Lovercraft
The Nethermost Caverns by H.P Lovecraft
The Necronomicon History by H.P Lovecraft
Head Case by Kathleen Strelow
The World Jones Made by Philip K Dick
Desperation by Stephen King
Dune by Frank Herbert
Gunner Who? by Spike Milligan
The Arms And The Man by Bernard Shaw
Sex Magick by Alistair Crowley
Siddartha by Herman Hesse
JLA - Rock Of Ages by Grant Morrison
One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Case Law Suits of Supreme Court of India

Music I WISH to own/listen :

Nevermore - The Politics Of Ecstasy
Nevermore - Dreaming Neon Black
Meshuggah - Destroy, Erase, Improve
Cynic - Focus
Grateful Dead - Blues for Allah
Ulver - Themes from William Blake's Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Immortal - Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism
Dark Throne - Total Death
Green Carnation - Journey to the End of the Night
Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos
Opeth - Deliverance
Emperor - Emperial Live Ceremony
Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill
Megadeth - The System Has Failed
Judas Priest - Angel Of Retribution
Coldplay - X & Y
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Green River
Amorphis - Elegy
Dio - Holy Diver
Helloween - Keeper of the 7 Keys Pt. II
Skid Row - Slave to the Grind
Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
HammerFall - Glory To The Brave
W.A.S.P - W.A.S.P
KISS - Destroyer
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Then And Now
Alice In Chains - Dirt
Athlete - Half Light
Jimi Hendrix - The J H Experience

Candlebox - something, anything
Cream - something, anything
Misfits - something, anything
David Lee Roth - something, anything
The Who - something, anything
Mike Patton - something, anything

Last Action Hero OSTs
Forrest Gump Osts
Matrix OSTs
Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey, Excellent Adventure OSTs
Pulp Fiction OSTs

Ustad Vilayat Khan
Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasiya
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Bhimsen Joshi

Dizzy Gillespie
Sinead O'Connor
John Coltrane
John Mclaughlin
Janis Joplin

Among the other things I WISH for are :

David Beckham's right foot
Rob Halford's voice
A lifetime's supply of Nescafe

Clash With Reality ( Conceit )

It was all fun, the movie and all the proper post-movie events,viz talking about it at a pizza place on a posh avenue where you get to ogle at eye-candy...topping it all off with another hour's stop at Gautham's place and bicker I said,all fun!
I then remember that I've told Mom that I'd go over to Gautham's place and hit the books for a bit,what with the tests coming...kaboom,a huge,albeit short-lived pall of gloom ( wowey,that rhymes! )

The point is,I enjoy an outing with pals when I've misinformed at home so much more than when I tell them what I'm upto. The conceit in this is killing.
Boy,do i have to mend ways!

This had been at the back of my head. I'm staggered by the sudden realisation of truth!

Friday, December 10, 2004

" Feb 14th is seen as Impotence Day in the UK."
Make that stiff upper vertical lips!

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Skylar : Maybe we could go out for coffee sometime?
Will : Great, or maybe we could go somewhere and just eat a bunch of caramels.
Skylar : What?
Will : When you think about it, it's just as arbitrary as drinking coffee.
Skylar : [laughs] Okay, sounds good.

--Good Will Hunting

Peter Steele once said:
"If you wanna blame someone,don't blame your parents..don't blame God, just look in the fuckin' mirror."

I've given up on adopting this as one of the several rock-oriented mottos that sensitize my emotional stimuli.
I mean, c'mon..why would anyone in his right mind want to deprecate oneself and be all smitten by guilt when there are trillion other asocial bastards to pass the buck to...either way, they're waiting to do the exact same thing to you,innit!

okay,there's a good chance that this might be my angst-ridden alter-ego Zachariah speakin...but he probably has a good point....well,he has a point.

As of now, Zach wants to kick an SOB called VTU in the crotch...apparently because, I got my revaluation results yesterday and VTU flunked me by a mere 2 marks...yeah,I was on 25 until I was awarded 8 more marks to end up with 33 needed just 2 friggin marks to have scraped through. This blows...esp when I was confident of a 60!

Nevermind...I guess I can't do much but crib...what with this conspiracy theory being masterminded by an ass-kissin' totalitarian like VTU. My career's still remains on the line...let me savor the excitement!

Steele, though gets my respect. He may be the most self-critical,pseudo-depressive maniac on the planet, but he still gave us that oh-so-compelling theory regarding the Origin Of The Faeces!

wowey...Abhinand trusted me with this shouldn't have,Bodi!
ok,I'll atleast let out a bit of a hint. If and when this happens, 3 of my favourite pals will have girlfriends with names starting with R and ending with A.....yowza!!!

Friday, December 03, 2004

I kind of resent Mom's idea of dropping by to watch Friends with me each day...just not comfortable with it...I know its awefully self-inflicted,but I could very well do without the wannabe its-alright-son-i-know-u-have-a-taste-for-adult-humor bonhomie!

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

More testimony to the fact that Waters did way too much acid!

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving With a Pict

Aye an' a bit of Mackeral settler rack and ruin
ran it doon by the haim, 'ma place
well I slapped me and I slapped it doon in the side
and I cried, cried, cried.
The fear a fallen down taken never back the raize and then Craig Marion,
get out wi' ye Claymore out mi pocket a' ran doon, doon the middin stain
picking the fiery horde that was fallen around ma feet.
Never he cried, never shall it ye get me aliveye rotten hound of the burnie crew. Well I snatched fer the blade O my
Claymore cut and thrust and I fell doon before him round his feet.

Aye! A roar he cried frae the bottom of his heart that I would nay fall
but as dead, dead as 'a can be by his feet; de ya ken?
..and the wind cried back.
Some of the animal noises is actually speeded recordings of Waters saying 'Bring back my guitar' ! Its all so dopey-good,man!

But hey, this was from an album where there was a pleasant change from the band's central theme being ranting about the horrors of childhood and adolescence as the unspoilt hope of the unborn...yeah..apparently, 'Ummagumma' was a slang for 'sex' in the 60s.

kay sera sera, Pink Floyd rule!
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