Friday, November 28, 2008

Disturbed is awesome.

I'm changing my name. Blog name. And the theme and stuff. Later.

Anyway, this post is a product of boredom.

Oh yeah, I lost my glasses a few weeks ago, so if you see a guy squinting at oncoming buses, hit him on the head because that's not me. I'll be the guy swuinting at buses and cussing under my breath at them.

Notice how you enjoy music less once you start listening to the words? I was, till recently, blissfully unaware of all but the most obvious lyrical dances that all the artists were crooning. Now it seems I can't NOT pay attention to what they say. :'(

Would have been okay if a lot of songs weren't written by hippies. It feels like a hippy gnawing at my brains when I listen to some tracks.

Meh, i have to stop posting when I'm bored...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Of Hair and Things

So I needed to get my hair cut. But unlike most of you who would spend enough to feed a small african family to cut off your hair, I'm much more... frugal about it. So off I went to the nearest "saloon". Sit in the chair, "Wediya kota karanna epa", I tell him, hoping I wouldn't blind oncoming vehicles with the reflection off my skull on the way back.

He took out his shaving thingy, and swish, he stabbed it into my scalp. As he slowly pulled it away, I realized that I could see a bit more of my head than I'm used to. So I open my mouth to tell him to stop, but realized it wouldn't do any good since then I'd just look like Dr. Frankenstein cut my hair. So, with a look much like you see on inmates' faces when they are put to their first haircut at prison, I sat through it and let Mr. Sweeny Todd have his way with my hair.

So now I look like I went AWOL from the army.

Bleh, shit post.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Have you seen...

The new AIDS campaign? It urges volunteers to wear t-shirts with 'I am HIV positive' on them. Of course, they mean that they... have a positive outlook towards HIV.

But be serious for a sec. I was laughing out loud when I finally realized what it is they meant. They'll probably be stoned to death on the streets or mowed over by a truck.

And hey, don't knock this post. This is raising awareness isn't it? :P

Also, first post off mobile. God, that took forever to type...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Woohoo! Gmail themes!

Now your inbox can be sexy too! Look and be amazed!
Click for larger image.

And no, this one's not like the last link I posted :P

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bored? Tired? Feeling Low?

The answer to all your problems - Click here

Pure greatness.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How to : Fight a bobcat, and win!

Many are the times that the question of whether one of us could take on some wild animal and come out tops has been asked. I have here the answer. I was flipping through an old reader's digest and came upon an article in which a man has to fight a wild cat to survive. And the best part is, he does it with nothing but his tiny pocket knife. That alone merits giving him a medal. I mean, look at those guys who go hunting for ducks. They go out there looking like Rambo to take down a flying chicken. I don't know much about ducks, but I'm pretty sure you don't need an arsenal the size of Sweden to take those bastards out.

Back to the story : The dude's taking a leisurely walk in the hills somewhere and suddenly there's this crazy wild cat walking towards him, acting all uppity. So he does the sensible thing and tries to back off slowly. But the cat's in a bad mood today, so it decides to get all up in his face.

Our dude ain't gonna take any of that lying down, so he pulls out his knife and stands at the ready to give the bobcat a good beating down. The cat lunges, and through some freak accident our hero drops his knife. So he wrestles around with the cat for a bit. He starts feeling around on the ground, looking for the knife, all while this cat is eating his head off. He gets it!

Since his head is likely inside the ev0l cat's mouth, he blindly stabs the knife. But alas! He has stabbed his own other hand! Now, I'm sure he did this to make the fight a bit more interesting, but nonetheless... He gets the knife again. This time, he plunges it deep into the cat's neck, drawing much blood. The cat goes all D: on him and starts thrashing around, letting go of him, and our victor rises up, to survey his kill.

Apparently he was receiving treatment for many months after.

So everyone, if you ever have to fight a wild animal, here is the bible to your barbaric journey. I mean polar bears and things are mean things. I even heard of a mad leet polar bear who could fly. You never know when you're gonna run into one of em, say, camping in Sinharaja or something.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Pollution? Phooey!

Have you checked out our little island on some satellite imaging service online? Anything will do, google maps, Live maps et al. The most striking thing is, we have lots of trees.

Just look at it. It looks uninhabited save for a few roads and large buildings. Highways are just silver streaks through a green ocean.

It's cool though, this means we can pollute all we want and cut down many more trees till they start becoming scarce.

When the day eventually comes when the rest of the world is either dying of skin cancer or freezing to death, we in Sri Lanka will be happily lying under the shade of a nice big tree.

"And then suddenly, nothing happened"


So I've been tagged. And since I can't really think of a proper "I've never" list, I shall compare my life to popular TV shows. I'm sure that's what life's supposed to be like.

So, much to my chagrin, I've never -

- Had a ridiculously hot nurse fuss over me. I was... exhilarated, to say the least, when I got appendicitis. Suffice to say, I was not a happy patient.

- Seen anyone's evil/good twin show up after the death of said person. Beware, this assumption can get you into trouble.

- Turned into a [name of small mammal or insect]-man after being bitten by anything, radioactive or not. Being under my bed for that long would turn anything into a mutant super power-giving mini-super being. I have a hunch the hulk isn't real.

- Choked on anything. Seriously. I mean, who chokes to death? Even my dog can cough it out.

- Had a laugh track in my life. This is really confusing. I expected raucous laughter whenever I made a funny, and yet, surprise surprise, nothing happened.

- Found that my friends always hang out at a particular place all the time. I tried walking into the coffee shop near where I work, and was greeted only by the strange old man at the corner table. If they were there yesterday, surely they should be there today too. Maybe they've gone, or study.


- Never had this much fun

- Or felt this isolated at times.

Re: working, that is.


- Never had a post that didn't have a single typo on first pasting. Till this one, that is. :D

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Logo

A post-modernistic look at some popular social networking/bookmarking site logos. Has received much praise from many quarters.

STFU by ~thejester100 on deviantART

While you're at it, check out the rest of my stuff up there too. :D

So I was looking for an album...

A Life of Saturdays, to be exact. And I wind up with nothing.

Something's wrong with the interwebs I tell you. "Leaving Town" is still occasionally sprinkled across the radio waves, yet his album does not grace the pages of the almighty ISOhunt.

Granted, This isn't exactly legal, but still. One of the sites listed the album as having been seeded "So long ago".


Movies Post 2.0

Well, everyone from Microsoft to Apple to random movie makers use the 2.0 thing, so why not me? I think I deserve a 2.0 . Yes?

Anyway, been watching lots of movies and stuff these past few days. If you're looking for a quick opinion on what movies to get, and which ones to avoid like the plague, look no further! This is the be-all end-all of movie lists for... the last week!

Taken - Awesomeness. Not by any particularly brilliant story or acting, but just the character Liam Neeson plays in it(Refer previous post). He's an ex-CIA guy whose daughter gets kidnapped and is in the thick of a human trafficking network.

BABYLON A.D. - Sorta interesting, not too memorable though. And I have no idea what it is they're implying. :/

Untraceable - Tech-Comedy. Takes a brave new approach to comedy movies by taking the "Scary Movie" like concept of emulating an actual thriller storyline, but minus all the exaggeration and laughing. Except in the fake tech department. Oh, yeah, it was in the "Tech Thriller" category for some reason... weird.

The Whole Nine Yards - Finally found this movie. Highly recommended! Matthew Perry is now my favourite "Friends" character.

Transformers:Animated - Not too great. It's just a single episode of the cartoon stretched to movie length.

A Beautiful Mind - Second time I'm watching, but even so it was brilliant. A must watch. Story of John Nash. Schizophrenia is cool. Also, Russel Crowe's "southern" accent is freakin amazing!

Tropic Thunder - A fun fest of a movie. Lots of big names. But they certainly deliver. Cast includes Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. No, he's not in THAT suit this time. Set in the present, it's about a bunch of actors shooting a Vietnam war movie out in Vietnam, and getting caught up in the middle of an actual battle. Pretty funny impression of Russel Crowe by Downey.

Heroes(se03) - Watched only the first two episodes for now, but it looks pretty good. Lots of new villains and different storylines mixing up. It's turning into a comic book now, as opposed to the "Heroes:The Soap" type thing earlier.

How I met your mother(se03) - Watched through the entire season and it is awesome! Funny as hell but we still don't see an ending. Must get se04. Marshall lets rip another slap on Barney.


This is about as emo as this page is likely to get, so I think I'll flood this down with another post.


Life's messed up. I don't know how the hell it happened, but it is. What triggered this onslaught of insecurity, you ask? Well, yeah, I'm usually the least depressed/moody guy in a group, and I'm about as pro-emo hunting as you can get, but damn, something's up. It all started in the bus yesterday, as I was heading home with a shiny new video card for my PC when "leaving Town" started to play. That cow Dexter Freebish set off a particularly angsty string of thought in my mind, one I thought I'd banished long ago. It was probably sitting in a corner writing bad poetry or something... Either way, it got me thinking. What am I gonna do next? Why oh why have I wasted away my entire school life? When am I gonna stop working and DO something? Why did I not shout out the name of that girl I really liked who I thought passed me on the street earlier in the day? Why are sheep smelly?

Then, as usual god decided to throw a bolt of lightning at me and started playing "Graduation Song". Eventually after a bit of mulling over meeting up with friends more often, I got back to relative normalcy.

Anyway, that's it. Feels good to get that out of my head and onto this... thing.

...Now, me off to dl "A life of Saturdays"

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

You Know Who's Kickass?

Liam Neeson in "Taken".

Man, that guy kicked so many kinds of ass he could probably eat gravel.

...Yeah, been watching lotsa movies. Reviews will be posted, shortly.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

An Open Letter To Women

Yeah yeah, overused title template but whatever. Without further ado,

Dear females,
I know what you're up to. Your domination over this world has been exposed to me like so much leg at a strip joint. You yammer on and on about how women are oppressed and "looked down upon". This is a blatant lie. You know why? Because WE, men, are biologically programmed to always be under the finger of you women. We can't help it. All you women make posts saying how men are always "annoying" you by hitting on you and the like. Yet you have all the power. You don't see women standing in bus stops staring at men, slack jawed as a cow do you?

Let me give you a few examples.

1) A woman walks up to a man and goes "Hey handsome, wanna go somewhere?" And before she can finish the sentence, she will be swept up on her feet and on the way to much merry making.

2) A man walks up to a woman on the street and goes "Hey beautiful" and that is all he will remember. Till he wakes up from his coma, that is. Then he'll have flashbacks of screams and yells of "rapist!", visions of shoe soles being flung, and the occasional "nugegodahomagamahomagamahomagamaaa!". Eventually, after regaining the use of his arms, he will go back to a relatively normal life again.

So you see, we know about you little "hurt puppy" act. We're not gonna fall for it.

And don't give us all that "Where would you be without us women?".

I say, "Still in the garden of Eden, hag".

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mamma Mia, and Music

I am writing a post about the movie "Mamma Mia".

I watched it. yes.

Anyway, I liked it too. Now, don't get me wrong. I'm as much a jackass as any guy out there, and would never own up to liking this movie in person. But well, since I probably won't see anyone who reads this for some time, or at least till you forget, s'okay.

Now, my experience with musicals is limited to just three movies. This, Hairspray and Phantom of the Opera. Nevertheless, I shall give you an in-depth and thorough review of this movie. :P

The story's pretty straightforward, just run of the mill stuff. And in the end we don't even know who the father is either. Oh yeah, there might be spoilers in here. But it was a fun movie. Just that saying it out loud could get you beaten up in public. I dunno, is it a chick movie? It sure has all the ingredients...
Shallow story, Fairytale-ish occurrences sprinkled about and lots of "Girl Power". Which reminds me, Why can't we have "Man Power"? :D Another post or another day I guess.

And now onto the PS's -
Ever noticed how the music you listen to sets your mood? I put on some Tool on my way home, and felt like staring down everyone in sight. Then I switch to Sarah Brightman, and I'm all "..." and "peace, brother". :/

And does anyone know what the starting lyrics of "Hymn to Her" by the Pretenders mean?

"Ive been your lover
From the womb to the tomb
I dress as your daughter
When the moon becomes round
You be my mother
When everything's gone"

Just sounds like some serious incest going on in there, like a redneck family reunion...