Thursday, May 25, 2006

Calvinism !

Here are some of the best from Calvin for you all..:)

"That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse."
"The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life."
"There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want."
"If you do the job badly enough, sometimes you don't get asked to do it again."
"There's an inverse relationship between how good something is for you and how much fun it is."
"The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can't, and the incapacity to tell the difference."
"So the secret to good self esteem is to lower your expectations to te point where they're already met?"
"Happiness is being famous for your financial ability to indulge in every kind of excess"

Calvin: Why should I have to WORK for everything?! It's like saying I don't deserve it!
Calvin: Who wouldn't be interested in everything we do?!
Calvin: Reality continues to ruin my life.
Calvin: What's the point of wearing your favorite rocketship underpants if nobody ever asks to see 'em?
Calvin: They only recognize greatness when some authority confirms it.

Hobbes: This one's tricky. You have to use imaginary numbers, like eleventeen...
Calvin: I wish I was a tiger.
Hobbes: A common lament.
Calvin: But Calvin is no kind and loving god! He's one of the old gods! He demands sacrifice!
Calvin: You know how Einstein got bad grades as a kid? Well, mine are even worse!

Susie: Our class voted Calvin the "Most likely to be seen on the news some day".
Calvin: I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
Hobbes: No sport is less organized than Calvinball!

Bill Watterson: I imagine it must be a great temptation to misuse one's parental authority for private jokes.
Calvin: You know, Hobbes, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help.
Calvin: Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

Dad: It will build character.
Hobbes: I like to say "quark"! Quark, quark, quark, quark!
Calvin: I don't need to compromise my principles, because they don't have the slightest bearing on what happens to me anyway.
Calvin: It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
Calvin: It's psychosomatic. You need a lobotomy. I'll get a saw.

Hobbes: Did you ask your Mom if you could jump off the roof?
Calvin: Questions I know the answers to I don't need to ask, right?
Hobbes: I don't know which is worse, ...that everyone has his price, or that the price is always so low.
Calvin: I'm being educated against my will! My rights are being trampled!

Hobbes: Is it a right to remain ignorant?
Calvin: I don't know, but I refuse to find out!

Calvin: I used to hate writing assignments, but now I enjoy them. I realized that the purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas, obscure poor reasoning, and inhibit clarity. With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
Calvin: Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.

Calvin: Twisted fiend! No four walls can hold Stupendous Man!You've been foiled again, evil Mom-Lady! Ha ha ha!
Mom: Oh yeah?

Calvin: Great Zok! She's fixed her mind-scrambling eyeball ray on me! I'm suddenly filled with the desire to go back upstairs and do her nefarious bidding!
Mom: Glad to hear it.

Calvin: People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
Calvin: I've been thinking, Hobbes.Hobbes: On a weekend?Calvin: Well, it wasn't on purpose...
Calvin: Why would she want another kid?? She's already got me!Hobbes: Yes, you'd think she'd have learned her lesson...

Calvin: Dad, how do people make babies?
Dad: Most people just go to Sears, buy the kit, and follow the assembly instructions.
Calvin: I came from Sears??
Dad: No, you were a Blue Light Special at K Mart. Almost as good, and a lot cheaper.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Times..They Are Changing..

Yes, I am one of the million Bob Dylan fans...and I'm stuck in a middle with my laziness ! Ignoring a lot of resistance from my fingers, here I am...

One of the highlights of this week are I joined orkut !!! After all those invitations flowing in from everyone, I had to join it. I reached the website and so happy to see that my google login works there and I wouldn't have to create one more new id which I would forget in few days :) Seriously...can someone gimme the "magic mantra" of remembering all the ids and passwords you are asked to create on every website you visit?

Anyways, coming back to my title for this post...the number of ways people seek each other these days really surprises me. I mean look at Orkut...I asked my friend what do I do after logging in and the answer comes -"make your own network! Isn't it wonderful you already know some 22,33,444 people even before you have not added anyone in your friend list yet!". There is also some other site I think called "hi5" where you can find people and make your own circle of friends. Where are the days gone when the only way to make friends was to "meet and talk" than "read from them and write to them and probably never meet them" !

Sometimes I feel we are moving closer to machines than humans. If I feel lonely these days, I pick up that phone and talk to people and not meet them over tea/coffee. You tend to spend the weekend in front of the fabulous invention called Television Box. And there is a new virus which infects mostly's called "Office Syndrome" !!! I have quite a few friends who go to work even on weekends just because they can't think of anything better to do ! Come on guys, pick up a book and grab a cup of coffee ! That's the best way I can think of relaxing on a weekend if you are by yourself.

So...times... they are changing...but are they changing for good?