Archive - Jun 17, 2005

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Superheros and creativity

From nat.org:

Have you ever noticed how in superhero stories, the villains are always laying these grand, intricate plans, and the heros are always trying to sabotage them?

Superheros don’t actually do anything cool, they just stop uncool things from happening.

It’s not clear whether it’s creativity or organizational skills they lack.

In any case, you’ve got to hand it to the bad guys for taking the initiative.

Hmm. Some corroboratory evidence: Clark Kent – reporter, Peter Parker – photographer, Bart Hill – lawyer. Why are there no dotcom-superheros? Stuff like:

SuperWiner: “One more step and I blow you away with my self built RapidStrikeShooter 0.91 gun!”

PyraMan: “Do not move, or I’ll invalidate your session and your post will be lost forever!”

PowerPage and the BrinMaster: (fast action sequence, villain’s weapons now in PowerPage’s hands.) “Looking for something?”

No, I’m not going to apologize for the jokes.

on the importance of timepass

A friend said this, I somehow think this is a nontrivial sentence:

“I am not looking for quality here. I am looking for passing time.”

Another quote from one of the Brit ads on Virgin Radio, which could be such an apt slogan for a search engine company:

“Why go anywhere else? Search Me!”

Creepy Coincidence?

Just when the company mailing list was discussing in-office cellphone ethics, the PA(Public Addressal) system suddenly began playing RadioCity 91FM. And then turned up the volume.

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The Impending Book Tag Post

For those who’re waiting for me to publish my book tag post (in response to theory stuntman Satyen Kale post; I will be posting it as soon as Mr. Kale actually writes another weblog post.

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