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16
Dec
11

The Power of Vulnerability

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 !

 

05
Aug
11

Neoism + dudeism

Just today I came across an amazing video, named Neo Lebowski.

One thing I want to make clear is that, Neoism, to me, is not the one that wiki says. Neoism to me is my own understanding and interpretation of the matrix and the characters (esp. Neo). Though the video has nothing to do with the either of the philosophies, but since I’ve come across this video, I thought, I read, I tried to connect and I found that in order to become an Ubermensch, nothing can be better than the combination of these two.

Though, It’s pretty hard for me to explain how I interpret Neoism and how I implement or see things accordingly around me. But let me try,

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” – Albert Einstein

“you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else
you were born into bondage.
Born into a prison
that you cannot smell or taste or touch.
A prison for your mind.

Unfortunately,
no one can be told
what the Matrix is.
You have to see it for yourself.”

“You’ve been living in a dream world, Neo.”

If you read these both carefully, you’ll see the connection. The reason why I posted the Einstein quote before matrix quote was to make the matrix quote more clear. Now if the quote from matrix read first and then the Einstein one, it’d give the more clarity about what actually Morpheus meant by that !

Now, on the other hand, Dudeism talks about whole new different approach. Not the opposite though. Dudeism according to wiki,

“The Dudeist belief system is essentially a modernized form of Taoism purged of all of its metaphysical and medical doctrines. Dudeism advocates and encourages the practice of “going with the flow” and “taking it easy” in the face of life’s difficulties, believing that this is the only way to live in harmony with our inner nature and the challenges of interacting with other people. It also aims to assuage feelings of inadequacy that arise in societies which place a heavy emphasis on achievement and personal fortune.Consequently, simple everyday pleasures like bathing, bowling, and hanging out with friends are seen as far preferable to the accumulation of wealth and the liberal spending of money as a means to achieve happiness and spiritual fulfillment.”

Can be explain as, as I found somewhere over the net,

“The core tenets of dudeism are generally pacifism and a sense of humbleness towards one’s achievements. Meaning, one should be happy with their lot in life and should not stress themselves out (be uptight) trying to achieve higher than they are capable. It generally models the “Dude” from the movie “The Big Lebowski” as a Buddha like figure and posits that followers should try to be more like him. I.E., meaning that we should take more pleasure in the simple things in life and try to not resist the flow our lives take.”

Now, when these two are connected with each other. There rises a whole new ideology of living life. Though it’s a bit tough to understand and even tougher to implement.

But then again, the dude abides, man !!

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
18
Jun
11

god belongs to… !!?

V1

up on the misty mountain
I search for my soul
Emotions running free from a fountain
ready for the fall
It’s not hard for a smile to maintain
here comes the sign

Chorus
I have come for you
wake up from the slumber
I’m searching for you
among thy aerial lumbers

V2
Down on the selfish streets
I already did
deafen by high heeled strutting feet
40,000 voltage grid
roaming around for desires to meet
to satisfy the greed

Chorus
I have come for you
wake up from the slumber
I’m searching for you
among thy aerial lumbers

© Prayag Thakkar, 2011

27
Feb
11

bassist : according to urban dictionary

I was amazed by the definitions written there..here are few which I loved !!

=>Bassist
Musician who plays the bass guitar.
Primaraly part of the rhythm section however can be considered a lead instrument in some bands (e.i Motorhead, Mudvayne, Old Metallica, Red hot chilli peppers etc.)
Though a bassist may choose to play with 4 strings, he may play anywhere up to 12 strings. These are called extended range basses, or ERBS.
Bassists may also play the upright bass or double bass.
Generally speaking, a bassist is much more inclined towards funk and groove playing. The bass is more or less the instrument that makes the girls shake their booty.
Bassists are important for a band because they are able to hold the song together whilst a guitarist solo’s over the song. During solos the bassist and drummer may ‘Lock’, making it much easier for the guitarist to keep time, and makes the song much simpler.
Bassists may play in a variety of styles: Pick Style, Finger Style, Slapping, Tapping etc. Each adds its own element to songs.
Nowadays bassists use mainly picks, for a variety of reasons that may include: They prefer the timbre of pick playing or they arent fast enough with their fingers.
Many bassists are classically trained or inclined.

Some famous bassists include:
Les Claypool (Primus)
Flea (red hot chilli peppers)
Cliff Burton (metallica)
Lemmy (motorhead)
Victor Wooten (Bela fleck and the flecktones)
Jaco Pastorious (Weather Report)
Stu Hamm (steve vai)
Billy Sheehan (Mr Big)
Rob Trujillo (Suicidal Tendancies, Metallica)
Mark Hopp…

=>bassist

1.A person who has probably banged your girlfriend, because girls cannot seem to resist them, because deep sounds are arousing to women.

2.a female bassist is common and is usually underappreciated visually, and is often stereotyped as a lesbian.

1.Why do you think men have deep voices?

2.I’m a female bassist, and the other girls in my band get all the attention.

=>bassist
N. 1) A person who plays the bass guitar or the stand up bass (aka. double bass, contra bass, bass violin).
2) A person who used to play the guitar and decides that playing the bass is essentially the same as playing guitar. Many times these are simply ‘bass players’ and not bassist’s. Not to say that crossing over is wrong or that all who do predominantly suck, but that one must BE a bassist not just play the bass.
3) One who studies the art of music utalizing the bass as a medium. One who learns music on bass/f clef first.
4) Bassist’s are quiet, laid back, and quirky in nature. Many times the bassist is the most humble guy/chick in a band due to the role of the instrument. Bass is the anchor of music along with drums, although bass is often audibly more subliminal.
God is a bassist
Jesus plays drums
=>bassist
The member of the band with the largest genitalia.
Person #1: Dude, have you seen Billy’s junk? That thing is monstrous!
Person #2: No surprise there; he’s a bassist.
=>bassist
A bassist is a musician who plays either stand-up bass or the bass guitar. He/she provides the rhythmic and harmonic foundation to a song, and is found in most any type of music, including jazz, rock, heavy metal, salsa, classical, funk, and even hip-hop.

Due to simplistic and unimaginative musicians taking over the rock mainstream, the bassist is often looked at as the guy in the background thumping along on the E-string, playing root notes and doubling the rhythm guitar. Anyone who thinks this cannot rightly be blamed; after all, there are so many “I play 4 notes per song and contribute nothing” bassists out there such as Paul Thomas, Brent Wilson, Pete Wentz, and David Desrosiers (to name a few) that the instrument hardly gets any recognition among casual music fans. The aforementioned, however, are actually not bassists but something called “failed guitarists” who had too much trouble with bar chords but decided they wanted to be in a band anyway, and switched to bass. Such “musicians” have no business being in the same category as Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Flea, and even nu-metalers like Fieldy and Ryan Martinie who gave something to music.

What goes unrealized is how the right bassline, played by a true bassist and not just a failed guitarist, can make an otherwise average song extraordinary.

Person 1: Hey, I can’t even hear the bassist in this song.

Person 2: Yeah, because he’s just playing the root notes and the producer tuned him out because his timing sucks anyway.

-OR-

Person 1: Dude, the bass in this Primus track is sick!

Person 2: Yeah, Claypool is a truly awesome bassist.

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this was from here
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




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