Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Paramparamparamparamparampara!!!! Wakau!!! 

Atke hai guzare kal mein jo,
unko de kuch naya!

Been a long time since I have been totally floored by an ad. Guess all of you must have seen it by now but for the sake of those who have not (read US chaps), this is the new ad for Vanilla Coke starring Vivek Oberoi in a dhinchak Elvis Presley suit (a) riding a vespa, (b) walking with an old Philips radio with antenna, (c) swinging a tennis (wooden) racket like Rajesh Khanna, (d) sending messages via pigeons and (e) disco dancing with the "phamous light suit". Oh, and there's this heavily marathi-accented voice in the background asking if you have tried the new Coke :))))

The final line is the killer:
Naya Vanilla Ice Coke,
Aur Paramparayen nahi.......
and the chorus goes: Paramparamparamparamparampara!!!!

Little surprise that this ad has been made by the ex-head of Channel V (who also made Jhankar Beats, if I am not mistaken).

btw, on a more serious note, WHERE IS PEPSI???? The market is flooded with Coke and its siblings but Pepsi is nowhere to be seen. Take a look around guys, and tell me if I am mistaken in my observation.




From a posting in the Sports folder in our BB:

"Barbados needed to win the game by two clear goals in order to
progress to the next round. The trouble was caused by a daft rule in the
competition which stated that in the event of a game going to penalty

kicks, the winner of the penalty kicks would be awarded a 2-0

"With five minutes to go, Barbados were leading 2-1, and going out of
the tournament - because they needed to win by 2 clear goals.

"Then, when they realised they were probably not going to score
! ; Grenada's massed defense, they turned round, and deliberately scored an
own goal to level the scores and take the game into penalties.

"Grenada, themselves not being stupid, realised what was going on,
then attempted to score an own goal themselves.

"However, the Barbados players started defending their opponents goal
to prevent this.

"In the last five minutes, spectators were treated to the incredible
sight of both team's defending their opponents goal against attackers
desperately trying to score an own goal and goalkeepers trying to throw
the ball into their own net.

"The game eventually went to penalties, which Barbados won and so were
awarded a 2-0 victory and progressed to the next round!

(Courtesy: ManUtd.com)



Thursday, April 08, 2004

Specialization is for insects!!! 

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
--Lazarus Long

Interesting. Especially when taken in context with Brijesh's post about Problem solving vs Programming language skills


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