The Pig

It was an evening in November,
As I very well remember,
I was strolling down the street in drunken pride,
But my knees were all a-flutter,
And I landed in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.

Yes, I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter,
When a colleen passing by did softly say
‘You can tell a man who boozes
By the company he chooses’ —
And the pig got up and slowly walked away.
-Nano Nano



A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
– Gian Vincenzo Gravina
Truth is a bully we all pretend to like


Google learns from Tom Sawyer

Everybody remembers how Tom Sawyer converted the most dreaded task of painting the fence into an activity which his friends paid to be part of. Well our own little adventurous Google is doing just the same.

It has a mammoth task of tagging all the billions of photos it has into a searchable database. To save cost, resources and bandwidth it converted it into a game. You and a random partner will be shown a photo for 90 seconds and you suggest as many tags and titles as you can. Each matched title is considered good and 100 points are awarded.

Humor Photography

my super ex girlfriend

another reason why you should not be friends with super humans



Research on bread indicates that:
1. More than 98 percent of convicted felons are bread users.
2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on standardized tests.
3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.

4. More than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread.
5. Bread is made from a substance called “dough.” It has been proven that as little as one pound of dough can be used to suffocate a mouse. The average American eats more bread than that in one month!

6. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, and osteoporosis.
7. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and given only water to eat begged for bread after as little as two days.
8. Bread is often a “gateway” food item, leading the user to “harder” items such as butter, jelly, peanut butter, and even cold cuts.
9. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.

10. Newborn babies can choke on bread.
11. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.
12. Most American bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.


In light of these frightening statistics, it has been proposed that the following bread restrictions be made:

1. No sale of bread to minors.
2. A nationwide “Just Say No To Toast” campaign, complete celebrity TV spots and bumper stickers.
3. A 300 percent federal tax on all bread to pay for all the societal ills we might associate with bread.
4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.
5. The establishment of “Bread-free” zones around schools.

This article was written by B.S. Wheatberry in a desert after consuming mass quantities of yeast bread then realizing his canteen was empty.


The non-denial of the non-self

I read an interesting article in economist.

Viruses are believed to mutate every few generations. Hence developing a vaccine against even common cold is an unthinkable task. Human body does not go to Norton Anti-Virus website every week to get the list of the latest viruses. Then how do we manage to protect ourselves?

“In Hindu philosophy, to find out who you are, you ask what you are not. Then you are left with what you are.” Simple, we use the concept of negative list. Store the attributes of everything that is harmless/ useful and mark all the rest as “Potential Threats”.

In real life we also use the same philosophy. We make a positive list of friends, and view the rest with skepticism. We analyze these strangers and then classify them as acquaintances or must-avoid.

You can use philosophy to design better security systems. “All non-good agents [pathogens] are non-self”.