Rock On… watched it, and liked it. Here’s the one line review:
In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.
– Douglas Adams
Presenting to you, the new blog with an old title, with which I’m pretty obsessed with, in spite of the Zarquon character being not very impressive, but nonetheless being a prophet helping in the increase of hype value, with all my old posts and your comments still retained, with a slight addition of a few tags, I’m feeling extremely happy.
That was one sentence. I consulted a masters in English guy to confirm its correctness. Though it doesn’t mean anything, but in any case makes my claim of correctness stronger.
Hoping that future posts shall be simpler and more comprehensible, and hoping that this one has suitably decreased your expectations of comprehensibility,
“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
– Tom Clancy
Tom clancy must have said this before reading H2G2.
BTW this reminds me of another quote my boss said in my previous job:
“There are two types of people in this universe, one who have read it, and one who haven’t”
The Total Perspective Vortex derives its picture of the whole Universe on the principle of extrapolated matter analyses.
To explain – since every piece of matter in the Universe is in some way affected by every other piece of matter in the Universe, it is in theory possible to extrapolate the whole of creation – every sun, every planet, their orbits, their composition and their economic and social history from, say, one small piece of fairy cake.
For when you are put into the Vortex you are given just one momentary glimpse of the entire unimaginable infinity of creation, and somewhere in it a tiny little marker, a microscopic dot on a microscopic dot, which says “You are here.”
(By Douglas Adams, of course)
(Image: Nihal and Rohan at my ex-office in Gurgaon, 2004, image taken from a Rohan’s camera phone, and to hell with copyright)
Has to title the blog this way, because its about Sandy.
Since last few days Sandy has become paranoid (affected by a psychological disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur). And the cause is not a girl (Of course… Sandy !! forget it)…. oh by the way its not the lack of girls even… he is too experienced (5 years -DD) an IITian for that. So what’s it that is making this “really amazingly together guy” (frood) go insane. Its a combination of two things….
a lot of time… and…
the ultimate hitchikers guide to the galaxy
The guide is known to affect people historically. The one thing that a person ceases to have after reading it, is the sense of proportion.
Anyways, after loosing the sense of proportion, Sandy had a lot of time (being in 5th year) and he quite happily wastes it in relating every odd thing in life (universe and everything) to The Guide…. Things like: his underwears, his glasses, his exams, his guide (the DDP guide not the hitchhiker’s for a change). Not excluding his towel of course.
I have to relate this paranoid state of Sandy to The Guide. So I coined a word – the wowbagger syndrome.
This is not something that made me happy. Only one solace, at least its remembered.