Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tip for McCain: How to become an expert on the economy

Quite simple, really: he should just buy a house next to Wall Street!

See? And I won't even charge as much as Steve Schmidt.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

We also work at Night

Has anyone noticed the "Advocate" sticker on way too many cars in Delhi - possibly the one sticker more abused than even the "Press" sticker?

Well, it looks something like this:
Now apparently this is supposed to signify the robes that lawyers wear..but am I the only one that thinks that the logo looks like, um, pajamas hanging out to dry in the moonlight?

Don't answer that; it's rhetorical.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Atlas Shrugged...for real?

Check out Paulville.org - a community of Ron Paul supporters that aims to set up co-operatives full of libertarians:

"The process is forming a co-op of people buying shares in the community and these people would be granted land use at a minimum of 1 acre per share, for as long as they homesteaded the land. The community would be privately held by the co-op to establish private property for the general community thus preserving the community is 100% freedom and liberty lovers. The community votes on all community efforts, such as utilities etc. However no one is forced to consume these utilities and or pay for them, AKA people can be off grid on their share of land. This is in line with the ideals that you're free to live your life the way you want and not be forced to do or pay for other people's life styles you may not agree with."

Somehow I doubt the idea will last very long...but a worthy experiment indeed!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"If you can't control your things, then pls close your eyes"

The comments here ... are priceless.

Well, comments on Rediff forums are always good, but Mallika Sherawat seems to bring out the best in everyone. True princess, she is.

Bharat Nirman...and IPL?

Why is the Bharat Nirman Yojna being advertised so heavily on the IPL matches?

This is valuable taxpayer money. I work very hard (you at the back...stop snickering!) to earn this money. So, I'm sure, do you. This is not to doubt the relevance or progress of Bharat Nirman - but why does my money need to be spent on some very expensive advertising on television to tell people the benefits of the scheme? Why not just spend the money on the infrastructure building? What am I, as a citizen, gaining from this advertising? If the scheme leads to more jobs and better roads, isn't that great advertising in itself?

What is anyone (besides the Congress) gaining from this advertising? In which case, the cost of these ads should be borne not by the DAVP - but by the Congress. A simple as that.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Ban the Drug Ban.

First, read Jug Suraiya’s excellent article on the perils of the drug ban.

Then, read the comments following the article, most of which look like this:

"Stupidest argument I have ever seen in newspapers. Legalising drugs means preventing some deaths of hedonistic souls who defy all bans and take huge risks when they buy drugs, just for their highs. Legalising would mean adding millions into their category."

The comments posted here actually show that if you keep repeating something, even without presenting the reasons behind it, people will eventually start believing it. We seem to be going into a cycle here - half the junta believes that drugs are illegal because they are bad, and the other half believes that drugs must be bad, because they are illegal - otherwise why would they be? Circular reasoning, if ever I saw it.


Firstly, as Jug says, it's been proven often enough that most forms of dope have fewer "bad" effects on the body than do alcohol and nicotine. Secondly - I'm an adult, fully able to realise that what I'm about to have next isn't exactly the best thing for my health, but that's MY decision to make, not the government's. Too much chocolate is bad for you. Why don't we make the government ban that too?

When will people lose this useless patronising attitude (We must think of the poor, backward masses and the children who might fall prey to drugs!!! They obviously can’t make up their own minds for themselves!! They fall prey to the Eeevul Guys!! We must make up their minds for them!!! OMG Think of the children!!!!) and realize that the government can never make a better decision for us than we ourselves can?

If I don’t want to dope, that’s my decision. If I do want to dope, that’s also my decision - you shouldn’t be bothered by it. If I dope, lose my senses and go out and kill someone, jail me for murder, not for doping.

Disclaimer: I work for the newspaper that I just quoted. These views are my own.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Smo-o-o-o-o-ke on the Waaahhterrr...

I can't even begin to describe how much this video rocks.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Rather insightful comment.

From http://qdb.us/111830 :

'What annoys me a lot is idiot media crying "oil price up!! 80 dollars now!" instead of "dollar down! 1/80th barrel now!"'

Insightful.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

So who says TV doesn't give you intelligent Insights?

Just saw this on Most Funny Pictures:


Shruti says they should've considered the other options too...and I agree...the next headline could just as well be:
"This just in: Osama Bin Laden is now a zombie in Wisconsin. If spotted, you must pop his head with a fire extinguisher"
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