Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Shit Happens

No matter who you are from Einstein to George Bush (think I covered the entire intellectual spectrum nicely there), at some point in your life your Dad is to you the greatest man on Earth. A quasi-supernatural being who can do no wrong! I think after tonight it's safe to say that those days are for me at least well in the past.

What exactly happened tonight? Well, I just found out that my Dad watches Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin! The ignominy of it all! My Pop watches a soap? And that too one of the worst ever? No amount of beer-guzzling, bear-grunting on his part is ever going to repair the damage caused by tonight! Even when I see him after a 2-week holiday in Goa, all tanned, unshaven and manly I'm still going to have the repugnant image of him watching the soap clouding my sight.

I've initiated a covert investigation into the matter. Prima facie, I have deduced that this abominable disease was brought into the family by my sister. She apparently spread the JJKN-philia to my Mom. And now it seems to have reached my Dad. I'm sure he hasn't reached the critical stage as yet and it may just be possible to still rescue him. I'm guessing a dose of the NBA playoffs should help! As for my Mom and sister, I can only pray for their souls in the afterlife!

I think Saturday 11th June is the best day for our planned gathering of Poona's bloggers. The engineering exams would be done by then. I think get together for dinner is the best bet as of now. Please let me know if any of you have any other suggestions for either date or agenda.

I opened my books today for the first time in 3 days (exams start in 6 days) and promptly fell asleep! Fortunately the voluminous tomes that we engineering students are compelled to study from double up nicely as handy, if a bit uncomfortable, pillows!

I'll leave you guys with something that I found in the list of funny quotes that Aditya mailed me a few days back -

"Shit Happens" - in various world religions

Taoism: Shit happens.

Hare Krishna: Shit happens Rama Rama Ding Ding

Hinduism: This shit has happened before.

Islam: That shit happens is the will of Allah.

Zen: What is the sound of shit happening?

Existentialism: Shit doesn’t happen; shit is.

Buddhism: When shit happens, is it really shit?

Confucianism: Confucius say, “Shit happens”.

7th day Adventist: Shit happens on Saturdays.

Protestantism: If shit happens, it happens to someone else.

Catholicism: If shit happens, you deserved it.

Jehovah’s Witnesses: No shit happens until Armageddon.

Unitarian: What is this shit?

Mormon: Shit happens again & again & again.

Judaism: Oy vey! Why does this shit always happen to us?

New Age: Shit happens and it happens to smell good.

Rastafarianism: Let’s smoke this shit.

Atheism: There is no shit!


No offence meant to followers of any of the above religions. I especially liked the 'Hare Krishna', 'Rastafarianism' and 'Atheism' ones!

All this wannabe Rastafarian Brother has to say is, "Yah Maan!"

19 comments:

Aditya Bidikar said...

Glad you liked it. I especially like the 'Zen' and 'Hare Krishna'.

Aditya Bidikar said...

BTW, I'm okay for the 11th.

arnold said...

good to know.. let's see wht the others have to say.. (abt the date and the quotes!)

Varun said...

hey dude .. dun worry atleast ur dad admits tat he watches a Soap! My dad sort of watched a soap wid my mom.. da soap was "avantika" (its in marathi, da sme 1 tat had shot in our coll). Well dda best part is , he wud watch da serial, pass comments over it and then later deny the fact that he watches it at all!

As long as he doesnt say ne thin 2 me while watchin "friends" i hve no probs. Actually he likes it i think ..

Varun said...

and ya abt da date.. luks ok 2 me

arnold said...

yay!! tht's 2 thumbs up! things looking good...

chetan said...

okey with the date

chetan said...

can we make it 10th eve?I dun think it wud be prob to ne1

arnold said...

i think some exams get over on the 10th... ppl will prob wanna party 10th night! i think 11th's best!

Kunal said...

WHat about 12th afternoon?

arnold said...

i dun hv any major problems with 12th afternoon.. but let's just stick with 11th evening shall we?

chetan said...

okey dokey..

arnold said...

good!

Aditya Bidikar said...

Then 11th night it is. But where?

arnold said...

some eating place? i think tht wud be the best!

Aditya Bidikar said...

Yes, but which one? Any recommendations? Veg or Non-Veg? I'm okay with either, although I'd prefer non-veg.

arnold said...

i'm a strict non-vegetarian.. so i think a restaurant tht caters to both would be best... i'm not the best at picking restaurants though, so i'll keep my mouth shut on the names..

Varun said...

i go wid u arnold...

arnold said...

u may go with me.. but where shall we go?? tht's the qs... got any names??