Monday, August 18, 2003

The age of innocence

and the dream is finally over....yesterday i told my wife that this week i would be taken off from the main page, have almost understood the rediff cycle, will try a prediction on my second coming, soon.. :-)
since i had a 3 day weekend, lots of time for contemplation... was wondering, kids grow up very fast these days, thats only a noticed phenomenon, no practical experience.... but the things they think about and talk about, if i do a comparison to my generation's mindshare items, i guess i would be in for a massive complex.. they do grow up faster, dont they?? and so, the age of innocence is becoming some point of time, mentally and emotionally, we wouldnt be able to differentiate between kids and adults...another thought crossed my mind, the numerical difference between ages 20 & 40 and 70 & 90, are same, but the practicalities are so different??
cola bashers, one for you, india has reasons for attacking Us and most of the world, coz they have WMD.... colas!!! ;-)
i read an article today in ToI, it seems arun nayar, would-be hubby of Liz Hurley (ooooomph!!), had poured hydrochloric acid in a public pool, no damages coz some pool attendants saw it, now the press is gonna skeleton hunting in cupboards...must be the result of the prayers of a few million heartbroken males, and i guess some females too ;-)
check out this feature that appeared on rediff....manu's team ManU has just registered its first win in the league... did u know that it beat arsenal in a pre-season friendly... red devils, thats the way to march...have finished roald dahl, the guy becomes good, in an eerie way, in his later stories, so if you are buying the book, (the best of roald dahl) start from the end....theres an especially good story on adolf hitler, have to hand it to dahl, he has a way about macabreness and eeriness..hehe
have started on "where the rain is born", edited by anita nair (link on my medialist), its a compilation, stories, articles, poems about kerala.... so far, good.....i read a review on some book in ToI, the person who wrote the review (shit, i cant get her name, would love to do some mudslinging with the name ;-) ) writes that the particular book, though it is from an indian author, is not about kerala nostalgia, and stories swirling in mango curry...... hello, its not our fault if we happen to be a very literate state, and kinda expressive, and who manage to attract tourists consistently, and keep them happy, so that they write about it!! (ok, anger vented)now for some
manuscrypts trivia
all those who frequent elevators, this one's for you
oh copyrights-wise, its a forward :-)
Things to do in a Lift
When there's only one other person in the elevator, tap them on the shoulder and then pretend it wasn't you.
Push the buttons and pretend they give you a shock.
Smile, and go back for more.
Ask if you can push the buttons for other people, but push the wrong ones
Call the Psychic Hotline from your cell phone and ask if they know what floor you're on.
Drop a pen and wait until someone reaches to help pick it up, then scream, "That's mine!"
Hold the doors open and say you're waiting for your friend.
After awhile, let the doors close and say, "Hi Greg. How's your day been?"
Bring a camera and take pictures of everyone in the elevator.
Move your desk in to the elevator and whenever someone gets on, ask if they have an appointment.
Lay down a Twister mat and ask people if they'd like to play.
Leave a box in the corner, and when someone gets on ask them if they hear something ticking.
Pretend you are a flight attendant and review emergency procedures and exit with the passengers.
Ask, "Did you feel that?
"Stand really close to someone, sniffing them occasionally. When the doors close, announce to the others, "It's okay. Don't panic, they open up again."
Swat at flies that don't exist.
Tell people that you can see their aura
Call out, "Group hug!" then enforce it.
Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering "Shut up, all of you, just shut up!"
Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, "Got enough air in there?"
Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off.
Stare at another passenger for a while, then announce in horror, "You're one of THEM!" and back away slowly.
Wear a puppet on your hand and use it to talk to the other passengers.
Listen to the elevator walls with your stethoscope
Make explosion noises when anyone presses a button.
Grinning, stare at another passenger for a while, and then announce, "I have new socks on."
Draw a little square on the floor with chalk and announce to the other passengers, "This is my personal space."

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