Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What's lovable about cars?

Who doesn't like supercars, those crazy Lamborghini's, those perfect Ferrari's, those vulgar Zonda's, those elegant Aston Martin's. Their crazy doors that open upwards, their smoking tyres that melt on the asphalt, those striking colours on a sunny day, those freakin speeds that make your adrenaline pump, that sound of the engine which makes you want to hear it forever, If this doesn't turn you on, you don't have a switch.
But what makes these cars make it to a poster on a 12 year old's bedroom wall? Is it that they are fast? Or is it that they are beautiful?

Ferraris are fast, Lambos are fast, but being fast doesn't seem to be enough. An Apollo Gumpert would run rings around any Italian horse or bull, but in my opinion it's just "plastic junk", and I don't think any boy would like this car on his bedroom wall. Besides, Alfa Romeo's aren't too fast, but still are the "poster kind".
So maybe it's not just speed., and maybe looks are the key. Look at a Miura, or any Alfo romeo, they look stunning, and make perfect centrefolds. But why don't any Audis and the BMWs fare in the fantasy list, many of them look good. And, what about a Pagani Zonda, it's definetely ugly, but I love it. And who doesn't like a Zonda? The ugliness, the wildness, the crazyness are all a part of it's charisma. It's ugly but still lovable.

So what is it if not just the speed or the looks that make these cars so special. I recall an episode of TopGear where Jeremy Clarkson said about a german car that it may be fast but lacks the soul. Maybe that's what makes a fast car a "fantasy car". It's the soul. It's the wildness of the Lambo's and the Zonda's, it's the perfection of the Ferrari's. It's not how fast the car goes, it's what goes into it besides technology.
In the words of an Indian Comedian, "..yahi to kalaa hai, baaki sab to vigyaan hai.." (this is what's art, rest is science).

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The best of my 'status message's over the past.

1. Some people speak from experience. Some people, from experience, don't speak.

2. Hard work has never killed anyone, but is getting desperate now.

3. Hard work has never killed anyone, should have used a bigger gun.

4. Mere liye to kaam hi bhakti hai, kaam hi pooja hai. Par main dharmik tha hi kab. :)

5. You don't smoke, the cigarette smokes, you just SUCK.

6. Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Afghanistan. - A. Whitney Brown

7. Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now!

8. See, the problem is that God gives men a brain and a p****, and only enough blood to run one at a time.

9. I love vegetarians - some of my favorite foods are vegetarians.

10. 2 + 2 = 5, for sufficiently large values of 2.

11. Doesn't matter how much you apply, the scent of deodorant may never outlast the odor of sweat.

12. There are two rules for success: 1.) Don't tell all you know 2.) .

13. He's built upside down. No, really, his feet smell and his nose runs.

14. We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. I'd kill for a Nobel Peace prize.

17. Chastity is like cancer. It doesn't spread and can't be cured if detected too late.

18. Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. - Oscar Wilde

19. Recession is worse than divorce. You lose half of your assets and still have your wife.

20. There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.

21. Why do banks charge a fee for "non-sufficient funds" when they know you don't have enough money?

22. How is Tarzan always clean shaved.

23. All I ask is a chance to prove that money won't make me happy.

24. There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. - Richard Feynman

25. Acquaintance, n. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.

26. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde

27. Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped. —Sam Levenson

28. When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading. —Henny Youngman

29. Sex is like a game of bridge, It's upto your hand if you don't have a good partner.

30. The glass is neither half-full nor half-empty: it’s twice as big as it needs to be.

31. If you are going through hell, keep going.

32. When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and 'Hang on'.

33. If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?

34. Whose cruel idea was it for the word 'Lisp' to have 'S' in it?

Friday, January 23, 2009

What do movies tell us?

1) Bad guys have beautiful daughters.

2) Lasers make sound.

3) Programs(code) make sound.

4) Driving is "continuously rocking the steering wheel left and right".

5) Monkeys can drive.

6) Cars and bikes explode when hit.

7) Unless they hit a tree.

8) Electric shocks can be seen all over the victims body.

9) Ghosts befriend kids.

10) Ghosts scare people for a day or two before killing them.

11) Either a mad guy or a chowkidaar warns beforehand about the ghosts.

12) The good guys pistol holds 40-50 bullets. Sometimes more

13) Rich people are all bad.

14) The bald goon is the most bad-ass(refer to any movie starring Jitendra)

15) Every gun-fight eventually gets down to a fist-fight with the "main Villain"

16) Colleges are full of infinitely many "good-looking-chicks".