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Deepak Chopra is superman!

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Deepak Chopra practices levitation with Jackson in deep contemplation

Deepak Chopra practices levitation with Jackson in deep contemplation

I wonder what MJ was contemplating? Perhaps he thought, “Now that’s off the wall”. Or maybe twas “This guy sure can jump high from a squat!”.

But I’m pretty sure it wasn’t: “Why does the TOI print such drivel?”

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June 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm

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WTF?!

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HC to decide fate of IIT-M director in two months

Reiterating that the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras director M S Ananth’s appointment to the post for a second term would be subject to the outcome of a writ petition against him, the Madras high court has asked a single judge to hear and dispose of the matter in two months.

A former student of the IIT-M, E Muralidharan had filed the quo warranto writ petition, seeking to know on what authority the director was holding the post. He alleged that there were irregularities in the appointment.

What’s going on? I suspect there’s a deeper issue here…

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December 5, 2008 at 5:52 am

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Mrs Vice President, USA

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Here’s the Miss Teen USA candidate, Mrs Vice President USA candidate.

COURIC: Why isn’t it better, Governor Palin, to spend $700 billion helping middle-class families who are struggling with health care, housing, gas and groceries? Allow them to spend more, and put more money into the economy, instead of helping these big financial institutions that played a role in creating this mess?

PALIN: That’s why I say I, like every American I’m speaking with, we’re ill about this position that we have been put in. Where it is the taxpayers looking to bail out. But ultimately, what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the health care reform that is needed to help shore up our economy. Um, helping, oh, it’s got to be about job creation, too. Shoring up our economy, and putting it back on the right track. So health care reform and reducing taxes and reining in spending has got to accompany tax reductions, and tax relief for Americans, and trade — we have got to see trade as opportunity, not as, uh, competitive, um, scary thing, but one in five jobs created in the trade sector today. We’ve got to look at that as more opportunity. All of those things under the umbrella of job creation.

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September 28, 2008 at 1:03 am

Posted in politics, WTF

Quote of the week

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Here’s John McCain on Sarah Palin in a recent interview.

She knows more about energy than probably anyone else in the United States of America.

But wait…there’s more!

And, uh, she also happens to represent, be governor of a state that’s right next to Russia. She understands Russia.

Ah, the first signs of senile dementia? Proximity \neq knowledge is pretty basic stuff.

UPDATE:

Turns out, she ACTUALLY BELIEVES that proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience!! What is this, Monty Python?

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September 15, 2008 at 10:11 pm

Posted in politics, quotes, WTF

More nutjobs

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Sena students say don’t mind being called ‘terrorists’

A day after Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray was condemned for suggesting that “Hindu suicide squads” should make powerful bombs to target “mini Pakistans” in India, the students wing of the party defended his stand and went a step further, saying they would not mind being called “terrorists” if bombing anti-nationals was terrorism.
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“Yes, we are terrorists! If protecting the country is terrorism. If killing traitors is terrorism. If bombing those who criticise the nation, the motherland and the religion is terrorism. If fighting terrorism with might is terrorism. Then we are proud to be terrorists,” the posters said.
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Sigh….

Written by parseval

June 20, 2008 at 2:11 am

Posted in politics, WTF

Facebook spam?

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One of my old friends, who I hadn’t contacted for quite some time, wanted to know why I had sent him a facebook invite to attend a Rolling Stone and BAC tribute concert.

What..? I hadn’t done anything like that! After profusely apologizing for the spam, I asked him to forward me a copy of the mail.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Facebook
Date: Sun, May 18, 2008 at 11:17 AM
Subject: _______ invited you to the event “ROLLING STONE & BAC present COME TOGETHER with The Be…

_______ invited you to “ROLLING STONE & BAC present COME TOGETHER with The Beatles” on Saturday, May 31 at 6:30pm.

_______ says, “I’ll see you there then?”.

Event: ROLLING STONE & BAC present COME TOGETHER with The Beatles
“A Tribute Concert”
What: Concert
Host: Rolling Stone magazine, India
When: Saturday, May 31 at 6:30pm
Where: Bucks Theatre (YMCA Nandanam)

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

Thanks,
The Facebook Team

I’m extremly annoyed.

It could be that someone hacked into my account to send the invite, but I don’t think that’s likely, cause I can still access my account. Anyway, off I go to delete my facebook account.

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May 17, 2008 at 9:02 pm

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You learn something everyday

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Corporal punishment Violence against children in schools is legally allowed in some parts of the United States.

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March 3, 2008 at 7:57 pm

Posted in fact, WTF