December 30, 2004

Send no money

And this bloke says that you shouldn't send money to the tsunami-hit areas because there's no accounting for it.

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Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel Listings: You'd think that at least the Discovery folks could do a better job of putting this information online. And there's no word online about their new Travel and Living channel.

Posted by madman at 5:51 PM | Comments (0)

Rajeev Srinivasan loses it

Give so others may live again!: Rajeev Srinivasan has been smoking too much ganja as he tries to find a connection between the Shankaracharya's arrest and the tsunami. He's going to get hammered in the message boards. Or is he just trolling? (Thanks JK)

Posted by madman at 11:42 AM | Comments (0)

December 29, 2004

Ravikiran read my mind

The libertarian Cartel has the same question on our minds, and Ravikiran just asked it on his blog.

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IMDB Ocean's Twelve review

IMDb user comments for Ocean's Twelve (2004): I'm afraid that the comments are spot on. It truly is that bad a movie. It feels like five different people wrote the movie, and they didn't talk to each other even once.

Posted by madman at 11:46 AM | Comments (0)

Tsunami count crosses 52000

Tsunami Death Toll Climbs to 52,000: Damn, this is getting hard to take! And they say it's going to cross 60,000. It's already crossed 68000. Fuck, fuck, fuck!

Posted by madman at 5:30 AM | Comments (1)

Eggplant in chilli sauce

Recipe: Eggplant in tangy Indonesian chilli sauce: I like this dish a lot. You should try making it.

Posted by madman at 4:29 AM | Comments (1)

December 28, 2004

Chez Pim's cheap eats guide to Paris

Chez Pim's cheap eats guide to Paris: Perhaps this list will help some of you travelling there.

Posted by madman at 11:28 AM | Comments (0)

December 27, 2004

Vote for me!

2004 Food Blog Awards Ballot - Best Food Blog - Chef: Please vote for ME! I'm, well, Shiok :)

Posted by madman at 11:53 PM | Comments (3)

Bangladesh win first ODI at home against India

Bangladesh win first ODI at home against India: Why don't we just quit playing cricket now and walk away so other sports get a chance, eh?

Posted by madman at 11:11 AM | Comments (3)

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - Wikipedia

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - Wikipedia: It's amazing how much info they already have up on Wikipedia!

Posted by madman at 12:22 AM | Comments (1)

December 26, 2004

Tasteful Food Photography

O'Reilly: Tasteful Food Photography: I found this interesting, even if the photos weren't as great as I expected. For my money, Kallu did a better job at Shiok. :)

Posted by madman at 7:04 PM | Comments (1)

List of lists

List of Lists: A huge resource of mostly free programs for a productive PC experience. :)

Posted by madman at 2:21 PM | Comments (1)

The Christmas Shoes Scam

The Annekenstein Monster: The Christmas Shoes Scam: 'Tis the season to be jolly and all that, but the world is full of bad people.

Posted by madman at 11:33 AM | Comments (0)

December 25, 2004

ObjectGraph Dictionary

ObjectGraph Dictionary Tool: Based on Google Suggest, this is a cool toy that will help you many Scrabble games online.

Posted by madman at 11:04 AM | Comments (1)

December 22, 2004

Google Search: matrimonial classifieds

Google Search: matrimonial classifieds: I simply can't believe that I'm result #3, ahead of most of the "serious" matrimonial sites.

Posted by madman at 9:54 AM | Comments (0)

December 20, 2004

50 things to eat before you die

BBC - 50 things to eat before you die: And I'd just like to add that if you eat fugu (puffer fish) that's not prepared right, it will be the last meal before you die. ;)

Posted by madman at 9:40 AM | Comments (3)

December 19, 2004

Man held for insulting national anthem 32 yrs ago

Man held for insulting national anthem 32 yrs ago: "The then government had issued orders that viewers in cinema halls had to stand up when the national anthem was being played. But the 56-year old Nawabkhan, who was a 24-year-old at the time of the incident, had defied the order, the police said." This is completely ridiculous! I didn't stand up once when the anthem was played. I hope they don't come after me next.

Posted by madman at 8:08 AM | Comments (0)

December 18, 2004

I want more curves

Go Ask Alice: I want more curves. "i'm an 18-year-old girl and a size 8. i'm happy with my weight, but i really want more curves.". Ha!

Posted by madman at 10:01 AM | Comments (4)

December 17, 2004

Is good personal hygiene a recent invention?

The Straight Dope: Is good personal hygiene a recent invention? (Did the days of old really stink?) I am so glad I didn't live in the 18th century. Ewww!

Posted by madman at 4:26 PM | Comments (1)

December 16, 2004


Favicon: In case you're wondering how to get one of those cool icons you see in the address bar of your browser (just glance at it now to see mine), here's the info you need. There you go, Sandeep and Yazad. Now stop bugging me!

Posted by madman at 7:07 PM | Comments (1)

December 11, 2004

Google Suggest Beta

Google Suggest (Beta): More cool stuff from the folks at Google!

Posted by madman at 12:20 PM | Comments (0)

Fuck the commies

Damn, Sandeep got to this story before I could. Those fucking commies, who have so far opposed foreign investment and couldn't care less about the stock market, now want the government to intervene in the Ambani dispute because it's hurting FDI and stocks? I can't believe my ears!

Posted by madman at 1:08 AM | Comments (1)

December 10, 2004

Indians and Arranged Marriages

The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Indians and Arranged Marriages. Kirti Gupta's lament on arranged marriages and "Indian identity" sounds astonishingly similar to what I wrote some time back.

Posted by madman at 11:35 AM | Comments (0)

December 9, 2004

Modest Needs

Modest Needs: "Modest Needs was founded by Keith Taylor, who created Modest Needs as his way of repaying the many small kindnesses that others had shown to him."

Posted by madman at 10:51 AM | Comments (0)

What corporate America can't build: A sentence

What corporate America can't build: A sentence: If you think that's bad, wait till you see some Indians write on mailing lists. They write in SMS-speak. (Which will get your comment deleted on this blog, incidentally.)

Posted by madman at 3:47 AM | Comments (1)

December 8, 2004

Keep kids out of movie theatres after dark "Philadelphia City Councilman proposes a bill that would fine parents who bring their crying loudass annoying babies to movie theaters". Wow, this discussion on Fark is fascinating. Somebody shut those annoying kids up! They piss me off royally.

Posted by madman at 10:22 PM | Comments (0)

Law to safeguard religion is no joke

Law to safeguard religion is no joke, warns Blackadder: "Rowan Atkinson, the star of Blackadder, gave an impassioned defence of the right to lampoon religion". You tell 'em, Rowan! Religion must be ridiculed!

Posted by madman at 3:40 PM | Comments (0)

Obese Americans weigh down cruise ship

Obese Americans weigh down cruise ship: "Dozens of seats on the world's most luxurious cruise liner have collapsed under the weight of obese American passengers". Oh dear!

Posted by madman at 3:35 PM | Comments (0)

December 7, 2004

Awful Plastic Surgery

Awful Plastic Surgery: "The good, bad, and ugly of celebrity plastic surgery." Holy crap!

Posted by madman at 3:10 PM | Comments (0)


Charamel theme for Firefox: They stole my design! :)

Posted by madman at 12:25 PM | Comments (0)

December 6, 2004

Goof up

Explosives lost in airport gaffe: "Plastic explosives were mistakenly loaded onto a plane at a Paris airport after security officials lost track of it during an exercise."

Posted by madman at 2:37 PM | Comments (0)

The IndiBlog Awards

The IndiBlog Awards: Yet another "blog award" contest. I couldn't care a rat's arse about this sort of thing, but perhaps you might.

Posted by madman at 1:50 PM | Comments (0)


Bankrupt bar owner turns "baby whisperer": There's a sucker born every minute.

Posted by madman at 10:20 AM | Comments (0)

December 4, 2004

Jesus with you always

Jesus-With You Always

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December 3, 2004

Pillowmail "PillowMail is the first internet service that allows you to create a thrilling, explicit erotic fantasy about yourself and your special someone, doing all sorts of exciting and sexy things, in all sorts of exotic and interesting locales!"

Posted by madman at 11:02 AM | Comments (1)

December 2, 2004

TOI's Chennai edition to come out only by May-end

TOI's Chennai edition to come out only by May-end: Chennai residents rejoice! The Slimes of India is coming to you soon.

Posted by madman at 3:57 AM | Comments (1)

The eye is too complex to have evolved

The eye is too complex to have evolved, claim the Creationists. Absolute bollocks!

Posted by madman at 1:17 AM | Comments (1)