Monday, December 24, 2007

gloomy day

It was just too cold to work today. Not that its too cold outside, it’s the stupid AC. Anyhow…that is my excuse to procrastinate today. Started with web galleries and ended up reading about stuff in the Wiki. Guess everybody has a thing and mine happens to be written words. Anyhow…in between stories in the Wiki, I visited a couple of web galleries. I got kinda hooked to this one. Seems like a lot is going on in these paintings…like there are clues and they all tell a story. Didn’t really get what they all meant…but still…liked them somehow. Just wanted to bookmark the link here.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


“So much struggle for meaning, for purpose…and in the end we only find it in each other…our shared experience of the fantastic…and the mundane…the simple human need to find a kindred, to connect…and to know in our hearts that we are not alone.”

~ Heroes, season 1, episode 23.

The show is a lot like the other freak shows on TV. Its got all the soapy stuff going on…gets on the nerves at times. But it sure says a truth or two that we need to hear. Definitely better than Supernatural. Liked the way they ended season one.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

a good day's work

This is what I've been upto at work all day today -


And oh yes, this too - Supernatural TV Soundtrack. Lousy show but they sure play good music.

Didn't come to work yesterday. I wanted to, honest to God. Cann't really come if you wake up and find its 3:20 in the afternoon. Can you? I have got to get my act together one of these days.

Friday, December 07, 2007

My hero

That’s Samurai Jack, my new hero. He is an old fashioned one. The type that can do no wrong. We could use more like him these days.

Jack is a lone warrior trapped in a futuristic world ruled by the evil, shape shifting monster named Aku, fighting a seemingly lost cause. But however desparate the situation may be, Jack never forgets his code – the honor code of the Samurai. Forever humble, polite and honest he makes his way through the horrid, alien landscpae, never giving his personal welbeing a second thought. He is constantly going out of his way to help others, risking his neck even for the ones who’ve done him wrong, never asking for anything in return. He endures everything – all the trechery, cruely, brute force, fear and madness thrown on his way. He brushes them all off and continues his journey. And in doing so, he brings back hope in the minds of the millions who till now, had taken the all the wrongs for granted.

The mad world shown in the cartoon is not alien at all, its exactly like the one we live in today. The people in it are just as mad, just as miserable and just as hopeless as the mindless robots in the cartoon. Just that in our world, we don’t always recognize the faces of the shape shifting monster that’s running the show and the unsung heroes who are giving their lives fighting the good battle.

We desperately need heroes like Jack…even if just in cartoons and story books.

Monday, December 03, 2007