Archive for the 'FYI' Category

09
Nov
11

anti-feminist humor

How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Two. One to exclaim that the light-bulb has violated the socket, and the other to secretly wish that she was the socket.

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How many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb:
12.
One to screw it in,
one to excoriate men for creating the need for illumination,
one to blame men for inventing such a faulty means of illumination,
one to suggest the whole “screwing” bit to be too “rape-like”,
one to deconstruct the lightbulb itself as being phallic,
one to blame men for not changing the bulb,
one to blame men for trying to change the bulb instead of letting a woman do it,
one to blame men for creating a society that discourages women from changing light bulbs,
one to blame men for creating a society where women change too many light bulbs,
one to advocate that lightbulb changers should have wage parity with electricians,
one to alert the media that women are now “out-lightbulbing” men,
one to just sit there taking pictures for her blog for photo-evidence that men are unnecessary.

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Q-How many feminists does it take to change a lightbulb?
A-None, it’s not the lightbulb that needs changing.

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How do you make a radical gender feminist disappear?
Expose her to Preparation H.

How do radical gender feminists define “self-fulfilling prophecy”?
As research findings.

How do you uphold a radical gender feminist’s freedom of speech?
By taking your [-brain-] out of her mouth.

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Q: How many feminist presidential candidates does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It’s going to be dark for the next four years, isn’t it?

Q: How many men does it take to open a beer?
A: None. It should be open when she brings it to you.

Q: How many men does it take to fix a woman’s watch?
A: Why does she need a watch? There’s a clock on the oven!

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Note: I don’t have anything personal with feminism, but I am certainly against extremists. I after reading several articles and blogs I could conclude that feminism is one of those extreme (not worth) idealism.

I agree to the fact that they stand for is something that needs to be done. A good cause. But I don’t really appreciate their methodology. To be honest 8 women out of 10 who claim to be a feminists are posers.  Remaining 2 are the actual ones who have been the victim of violence and sexual harassment which led them to become a feminist.

More over so-called/self-proclaimed/poser/i-am-different-than-the-others-hence-i-m-a-feminist are apparently ones who failed to have a guy in real life. So all they’ve got left to do is to cook and rest of the time spent over internet, going through blogs and keep on blathering about being feminist. My advice to such females is, get a life-I mean start looking for a guy with a big dick, that’ll suffice your frustration !

condolences !

 

29
Sep
11

stereotype feminists !!

I’ve been lately reading/over-viewing blogs by Indians. Mostly they’re teenage blathering and about their break-ups and such cliche stuff. Endless poems and songs containing the same stereotype you-broke-my-heart-i-am-so-sad themes. Now talking about Ladies especially.

There are certain bunch of ’em, who have read books little more than an average person would and have “deep” knowledge about philosophical aspects of “life”. Now there are certain traits that these women/girl (preferred to be called Lady).

1. They would feel very proud to be called feminists.

2. They might claim that they are bi-sexual (or some might even claim to be strictly lesbian). I bet they’ve never had sex in their whole life, nor a lesbian make-out either.

3. They desperately follow “L word” or a TV series that nobody would’ve ever heard of. Also some hollywood actress, preferably famous, who is a lesbian and their wardrobe would be very much influenced by any of the characters of the series FO SHO !

4. They stalk 1000s of facebook profiles and keep and eye on the “books” in the info section. And then would write such books’ and authors’ names in their own profile which are not found in those 1000.

5. Mostly they follow a certain author or a book’s philosophy (which you’ve not ever heard of) and preferably a female author.

6. They would listen to weirdest music and would talk random when discussed their music taste. And it would change so frequently, yet they’d claim themselves as a sensible music lover !!

7. Mostly they’d try to portray themselves as NERDS (as shown in The Big Bang Theory), which I believe they would be, and would claim that they dig guys like sheldon cooper (provided that he should be white by skin, coz probably the population of nerds in India is likely to be more than Croatia’s total population) And they would be flaunting about some mathematician from 16th century, whose theories got proven wrong years later already.

8. They are bound to have Tumblr and/or deviantArt (insert any cool social networking website that you have not heard of)  account in order to remain cool-er than the rest of the world. And they’d befriend with any random “guy” from the last corner of the world, but would never reply to someone from the same ethnicity.

9. Apparently, in real life, she’d not have much friends and failed to date a guy (or failed to be dated) Therefore she would prefer to be called an Individualist.

10. In order to extensive reading, she’d use English which even Brits stopped using after 16th century !

PS- This post is just for fun, I mean no offense to these females. Apparently I dig and respect true women ! Feminist who are brave enough to come out of shell instead of shedding tears. But if you’re a poser. I will slap you first and then let you blather about feminism.

29
Jul
11

5 Critical Elements Of Your Band Bio

One of the fundamentals of the modern band and band web site is the Band Bio. Many bands struggle to write an effective bio.

 

5 Critical Elements Of Your Band Bio

1. Who Are You?

The most important elements to include are fundamental to any bio. You should include:

  • Your band name
  • Your location
  • Your contact information
  • A description of your music
  • Your influences

First impressions really, really count. Your bio is often the first impression that people get of your band. Simply put, the first paragraph of your bio is very important.

Your first paragraph has to grab attention and hold it. It has to be interesting, informative and engaging. Don’t make huge claims about how fantastic you are, that sort of bio text does not give a good impression. In fact unrealistic or fantastic claims actually work against you as people often read it as “unrealistic”. Far better to tell them the facts in an interesting way and let them be impressed by that.

2. What is your Band Doing Currently?

You should also include some info on your current band activities. For example do you have a planned tour? Are you releasing a new album? Or busy recording towards a new album? Are you writing new material? You get the idea.

3. Background

If you include any other background information, make sure that it is relevant.

One of the most common mistakes is to include information along the lines of “Rick has been playing violin since he was 4 years old. At 7 he began learning the guitar and performed his first gig at only 9 years old. At 10…”

Uggh…..

Industry pros will just toss your bio in the trash as soon as they stop yawning.

By all means include something about your relevant musical history but be brief, keep it interesting and present it in a way that it doesn’t simply become a list!
4. Highlights and Achievements

You definitely want to list your successes. You may have had your music played on the radio, have collaborated with a musician or music producer, won a battle of the bands or similar competition. Make sure that the most attention grabbing, flattering story about your band is featured in your bio!

5. Your Band in the Press and Media

You can include press quotes in other parts of your bio, for example to help describe your band sound, or the power of your performances, but you should try and include at least one press clip in your bio.

 

General Band Bio Tips

Apart from the critical elements of your bio mentioned above there are some more general things that you should be aware of:

No Typos

If you think that a typo or two would not count against you, think again. A simple rule: NO TYPOS

Honesty

Under no circumstances make up things to enhance your bio. It will be found out, and when it is the consequences are simply that professionals will not work with you and your reputation can quickly be ruined.

I’ll say that again, don’t make stuff up!

Create More Than One Version of Your Band Bio

You should make several versions of your bio so that it suits the purpose and needs of the moment. You should create the following versions:

  • Long Bio – 1 full page
  • Medium Bio- 3 paragraphs
  • Short Bio – 1 paragraph
  • Elevator Pitch – Be able to describe your music in 30 seconds, i.e. only a couple of sentences.

The various media outlets, festivals and conferences all have different requirements. Being prepared with different versions to hand means that you can react quickly to opportunities with a minimum of stress. Writing on spec when you are presented with an opportunity will lead to sub-standard pitches, which will do you absolutely no favors.

Keep Your Band Bio Up-to-date!

When you achieve something more, get featured, play a huge gig etc make sure that you add it to your band bio
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This was originally written by my friend and very talented musician John Moxey. You may see the original article HERE
21
Apr
11

PSLV C16 – successfully launched

It was indeed a goosebumps moment for me today morning. Although it was not the first time to see a launch vehicle going up, but it was all different feeling this time. When i went to ISRO website, I found out some amazing data which I’d like to share.


PSLV-C16, is the eighteenth flight of ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV. In this flight, the standard version of PSLV with six solid strap-on motors is used.

PSLV-C16 will place three satellites with a total payload mass of 1404 kg – RESOURCESAT-2 weighing 1206 kg, the Indo-Russian YOUTHSAT weighing 92 kg and Singapore’s X-SAT weighing 106 kg – into an 822 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C16 will be launched from the First Launch Pad (FLP) at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The major changes made in PSLV since its first launch include changes in strap-on motors ignition sequence, increase in the propellant loading of the first stage and strap-on solid propellant motors as well as the second and fourth stage liquid propellant motors, improvement in the performance of the third stage motor by optimising motor case and enhanced propellant loading and employing a carbon composite payload adapter.

PSLV has also become a more versatile vehicle for launching multiple satellites in polar SSOs as well as Low Earth Orbits (LEO) and Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO). With sixteen successful launches, PSLV has emerged as the workhorse launch vehicle of ISRO and is offered for launching satellites for international customers also. During 1994-2010 period, PSLV has launched a total of 44 satellites, of which 25 satellites are from abroad and 19 are Indian satellites.

India Shine !

29
Sep
10

stoners, here’s a place for you to live

more such amazing ideas can be seen here..

here’s artist’s website : http://www.heikeweber.net

20
Sep
10

worldpeace2040

I came to know about this amazing concept a month back..but due to few reasons and my laid back attitude..i couldn’t write..

“World Peace 2012 – 2040” is the desired state of the world to be achieved by the year 2040.  It is a goal to be achieved through a disciplined and dedicated approach by all the leaders of the world.

The action plan to achieve this goal is the brainchild of Sonal, Anjali and Amar Ambani and consists of an elaborate art installation and a letter campaign urging all the leaders of the world to follow a simple pledge – a simple commitment to let peace have a chance to break out and enable the modern world as we currently know it to reap the peace-dividend.

Action Plan

In concept this is simple – when we decide to run a marathon, we start by running one kilometer the first day and gradually increase the distance each day thereafter, slowly building up our stamina, until eventually we reach the goal of 42 kilometers – the length of the marathon.

In a similar fashion, we Anjali (Class of Yale 2014) and Amar Ambani (age 16), on behalf of the children of this world and the inheritors – for better or worse – of this strife torn world will appeal to all the leaders of the world to pass the proposed UN Resolution.

All that we, the children, ask our leaders is to take baby steps towards peace and gradually increase the commitment over the years.  If we all follow the regime then we can reach our goals by the year 2040.  The concept is as follows:

Beginning in 2012 the heads of the respective countries, pledge to declare peace for the first day of each month that year and one more day each month, in progression, as the year goes by.

  • In the year 2012 the 1st day of each month will be World Peace Days. That is Jan 1,Feb 1,March 1,… Dec 1 will be World Peace Days. That is 12 Peace Days in 2012.
  • In the year 2013 the 1st and 2nd day of each month will be World Peace Days. That is Jan1 & 2,Feb 1 & 2,March 1 &2,…Dec 1 & 2 will be World Peace Days.  That is 24 Peace Days in 2013.

What does a Peace Day mean? It means if you are a midst of a war, you will agree to a ceasefire on those days. If this progression is carried on till 2040 then by that time we will have 365 days of Peace.

To present World Peace 2040 to the UN General Assembly in September 2011.

We will affiliate ourselves with the UN and the World Economic Forum (to be followed by the World Peace Forum)

Website URL : http://www.worldpeace2040.com

29
Jul
10

my top Ambient/atmospheric albums

I have been digging ambient/atmospheric stuff lately. In various genres !!

here’s my list

  1. lumikuuro – Kauan
  2. Ashes against the grains – agalloch
  3. sounds of pain – Uaral
  4. lamentos a poema muerto – uaral
  5. Maaäet – Tenhi
  6. TheStarsAreDeadNow – coldworld
  7. Stars Die : The Delerium Years – Porcupine Tree
  8. Defective Epitaph – Xasthur
  9. Nji. Njiijn. Njiiijn. – Njiqahdda
  10. Om – Negură Bunget

Enjoy !!




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