Monday, March 22, 2010

Karbon Kamaal Catch!

I'm not used to post others posts in my blog, but I read this one and I kind of liked it. It's about the "catch-phrases" used in the IPL.

Posted by Sam Garfield at Cricinfo Blogs.

"The tournament is just over a week old but we already have one clear winner: “Karbon Kamaal Catch” has gone effortlessly past terms such as “DLF Maximum” and “Citi Moment of Success” to emerge as the most nauseating term in cricket.
The clincher is of course the word Kamaal, which translates to “magically wonderful”. So when the commentator gushes about a dolly at cover being a Kamaal catch, it makes the sellout even more pathetic. And then he goes on about how a missed catch could have been a Karbon Kamaal Catch and how a Karbon Kamaal Catch was also a Citi Moment of Success.
But this is the one I’m waiting for: "Ah, that could have been a Karbon Kamaal Catch, but it is a DLF Maximum, and that’s a Citi Moment of Success."
I wonder if the corporates who hand out the cash to make commentators go silly ever worry about ridicule."

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Google Suggestion Comedies

You must have heard about Google Suggestions. Type any letter(s) on the Google Search and it will give you suggestions based on the top searches made.

For eg: Type 'in', and google suggestions gives indian railways, indian airlines, etc.

Some of the suggestions are really hillarious (shows how jobless people using Google Search are). Here are the few that I came across.

"Does je"            -    Does jesus have a tatoo
"My ears are n"   -    My ears are not a toilet
"heh"                   -    hehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe
"Don't tell g"        -    Don't tell god what to do with his dice
"I want to do a"   -    I want to do a poo at paul's
"I'm wat"             -    I'm watching you pee lego
"Please will"         -    Please will you take your children home before i do them in
"I like"                 -    I like to tape my thumbs to my hands to see what it would be like to be a dinosaur


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shock Collar

I came across this term while I was searching for some astronomy news across the Internet. I found this to be an interesting fact which I thought I'll share it here. What is Shock Collar. Let's see what Wikipedia explains.

The Prandtl–Glauert singularity or P.G. singularity is sometimes referred to as a vapor cone, shock collar, or shock egg. The point at which a sudden drop in air pressure occurs is generally accepted as the cause of the visible condensation cloud that often surrounds an aircraft traveling at transonic speeds. It is an example of mathematicaly singularity (I don't know what that exactly means. So anyways...). Here are some of the pics of shock collar.

I found only three good pics of Shock Collar as there aren't many.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Interference With Eclipse

Here is one of the most spectacular picture taken during the Partial Solar Eclipse on July 22nd, 2009 at Hong Kong. The picture shows a very rare and unusual pattern of sunlight. The pattern seen here is known as the Interference Pattern. This is caused due to the superposition of the direct sunlight and the light reflected from the  window grids of the building on the left. (To know more about Superposition of light, check your 12th Physics Booksmile emoticon ). This picture was taken from the 27th floor of a building.

Monday, March 1, 2010

District 9

District 9 has been nominated as one of the contenders for Best Movie Award at the 82nd Academy Awards. I'd be much surprised if this movie doesn't win. I know many would say that Avatar would win, but I personally think District 9 is way better than Avatar. A low budget movie which was not even considered to run a month, ended up in Oscar nominations. The reason is the concept is absolutely original. This was one movie that reminded me of none other while watching it.

The plot goes like this. An alien space-ship came to Earth around 20 years back. It doesn't have enough fuel to get back to its planet. The aliens have made a settlement in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Government has allocated an area for the aliens called, "District 9", which soon was converted into an alien slum. Well, this is the first 10 mins of the movie. I rather not say anything else about the movie coz it will end up in spoilers. Watch the movie and you will surely love it.

I personally feel it is 'The Best Movie of the Decade' (apart from Lord Of The Rings). And I would rate it 9.8/10. A Must Watch!