Monthly Archives: September 2011

Delusional Freedom ?


Was introduced to a stranger today. He doesn’t want to change the world. He has decided that he will not got to University and get any qualification. He believes that he does not need them. He wants to grow his own vegetable/fruit garden, sow his own clothes, live off his musical instrument and never get a “big boys'” job. He told me:

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Crazy Stupid Love

Me without you is like
A pot head who’s not high
A plane that doesn’t fly
A suicidal that doesnt die
A fat man with no b00bs
A condom with no lube
A starcraft with no noobs
A hooker with no luck
A h0e that doesn’t suck
A slut that doesn’t fuck
A shoe with no laces
A nerd without braces
A gay guy without style
Slut without a pile
A phone without a dial
A desk without a seat
Socks without feet
A heart missing its beat!

Courtesy of Boardofwisdom – Author Unknown.

A Subtle Kind of Love



by Jake Christie

He loved her in a distant kind of way, the same way the sun heats the Earth. If she were to disappear completely, he knew through pure logic that it would have no great, disastrous effect on him. He would not cease to be; he would not stop breathing; his heart would not stop beating; the world would not stop spinning. The sun would keep shining, radiating heat, if the Earth were not there. On a certain, purely physical level, her absence would have absolutely zero effect on his person.

And yet…

He loved her in an abstract kind of way, the way a bee loves honey. He wasn’t sure why he wanted to love her, but he wanted to love her just the same. Maybe somebody told him once that he should be in love with somebody, so he felt a need to pick somebody and it just so happened to be her. Maybe. Being in love was nice, sure, but he didn’t need to be.

And yet…

He loved her in a removed kind of way, the way a butterfly’s wings can start a tsunami halfway around the world. He knew that it had an effect on her, but he wasn’t sure how great. On a certain level he was aware that if he were to stop, if he were to disappear, it would have a drastic effect. For him it would be one less flap of his wings, in a manner of speaking, if such a thing were possible without him falling from the sky.

And yet…

He loved her in a subtle kind of way. It wasn’t the kind of love you see in movies, with swelling music and giant gestures and running through the streets to catch a departing train. It wasn’t the kind of love that Byron or Shakespeare wrote about, with flowery language and hyperbole and iambic pentameter. It was still and deep, like water that you might mistake for shallow if you just watched the surface. It was entirely his, not dependent on her own feelings for him, and it would still be there whether she, or him, or everyone else on the world disappeared. It was a subtle kind of love, but it was true.

And she loved him just the same.

Smackdown: Murali v Warne – Battle for World XI


This post was in the works for sometime. Finally, I got a chance to finish it. So its kind of outdated in the sense that the article below was written in October 2010. However, I believe my analysis is still applicable.

In October 2010, Cricinfo released ALL TIME WORLD XI: It consisted of cricketers who are by far the best the cricketing world has seen or will ever see.

Jack Hobbs, Len Hutton, Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Viv Richards, Garry Sobers, Adam Gilchrist, Malcolm Marshall, Shane Warne, Wasim Akram, Dennis Lillee

I am not going to comment on the selection except with regards to the selection of Shane Warne over Muttiah Muralitharan (Murali). Warne was selected not marginally but by 34 points more than Murali and was considered by the Judges to be the fourth best cricketer of all-time.

Of course, this debate about who is better is always going to exist. Westerners are known to be stubborn especially when admitting defeat to a game they created and nurtured  (but which the Asian have Mastered).

This post is going to illustrate on how misconceived Warne’s strengths over Murali are. These are the usual arguments put forward by pro-Warne supporters;

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