Save My A*s

And what a useful service this is, you are going to think. Just in case you are busy coding your last part of unix script or regression testing the broken links in your .NET code or even seriously sighting the girl opposite to your house, never mind. When you are busy indulging in one of these things, like Madhvan to Reema Sen in Minnale, Save My A*S service would keep sending flowers to your girl friend(s ??) and will bill you after its been done. If only she or they were to notice this uniformity in sending flowers never mind, SMA would still save you A by sending surprise flowers that would make them feel what a lovable boy friend ya husband you are.

From Save My A*S site [via] –

Why do I need this?

If you’re a successful professional whose career demands the bulk of your time, you know the situation. You want her to be happy, but work keeps you so busy… and maybe you’re just not as good at being romantic as you’d like to be. Imagine how she’d feel if you sent her flowers on a regular basis. Sign up for this service once, and we’ll take care of the rest.

How does it work?

You provide us with your billing info and her delivery address. We’ll periodically send her flowers every 4-6 weeks, and bill you for each delivery individually (not prepaid). . We’ll notify you before each order, and you can edit them in advance if you’d like. We’ll schedule flowers for all the obligatory dates she expects (you’ll never miss an important date again!) and we’ll score you major points by making deliveries she doesn’t expect. You will be amazed at what impact sending flowers for no apparent reason has.

I am not sure if Save My A*S would save your wallet but it would certainly save thousands of As a year. If you are one those MadanaKamarajan’s use SMA to SYA.

Who’s the real lazy ??

A year back, I was working at Chicago and while being there, I had recorded a voicemail welcome message on the phone, at my desk.

My friend currently works in the same building and incidentally at the same desk. Today when I tried to reach him, I heard my own voicemail welcome message. Two things here. One, my voice hasn’t changed a bit. Its still anti-SPB. Two, who’s the real lazy ??

iFlea – You’ll be itching to use it

iflea

Without knowing that this was a spoof, I was truly surprised to see the world’s smallest IPOD, iFlea. I realised half the way that all of this iFlea was a spoof. So I replayed the Ad and was LMAO !!. Truly funny given Apple’s IPOD dominance and the way Apple uses to cash in profits.

Must watch it. Via Kottke.

Nothing’s new

… men get tired of everything, of heaven no less than of hell; and that all history is nothing but a record of the oscillations of the world between these two extremes. An epoch is but a swing of the pendulum; and each generation thinks the world is progressing because it is always moving. But when you are as old as I am; when you have a thousand times wearied of heaven, like myself and the Commander, and a thousand times wearied of hell, as you are wearied now, you will no longer imagine that every swing from heaven to hell is an emancipation, every swing from hell to heaven an evolution. Where you now see reform, progress, fulfilment of upward tendency, continual ascent by Man on the stepping stones of his dead selves to higher things, you will see nothing but an infinite comedy of illusion. You will discover the profound truth of the saying of my friend Koheleth, that there is nothing new under the sun.

– by Geroge Bernard Shaw in one of the best books ever written, Man and Superman. I only wish we had a dozen of GB Shaw’s alive to set the world on a wisdom quest. Though quoted by The Devil in the play, this single quote can balance you from overdosing your ego, whenever you feel accomplished. Adangumaa Kannu !!