Monthly Archives: April 2007

Wild Hogs – The Review

Wild Hogs, PosterIs a road trip the ultimate cure for people dealing with mid-life crisis? Like never before, this seems to be the self-prescribed solution. But having said that, a road trip is a fabulous unwinding experience for all.

The movie portrays the lives of 4 individuals who decide its time to change the monotony that has slowly and unknowingly crept into their lives.Although from varied circumstances and lives, there are two things that create an unspoken bond between them:

  1. Mid-life crisis
  2. A love for biking

They agree the latter seemed to be the perfect solution to bring back the spice of life and head out on this road trip that sees them bring out parts of them that they had chosen to suppress through life’s course. With only a ‘no rules’ rule applicable, they set out and it isn’t long before they find trouble before trouble finds them.

Life has made wimps out of these four and its all about finding their true selves back. After ‘losing’ one of their bikes to a mean Del Fuegos biker gang, they steal it back and in the process happen to blow up the gang’s hangout. Running from them the Wild Hogs end up in Madrid, a sleepy town where they are forced to stay for the night. This is when some of the very interesting experiences help them forge the bonds of friendship stronger.

The on screen chemistry between a group of four unlikely individuals – a little comedy from Martin Lawrence, blossoming love between William Macy and the ever so pretty Marisa Tomei, add to that larger than life Travolta and a Tim Allen we can all relate to and you got yourself a pretty potent combination of flavors to keep you enticed for a long time.

All in all a decent watch that has also got me making investment plans for my road trip in a few years from now.

Rating: 7/10


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Its Green Time

It is DIFFICULT to get a man to understand something when his SALARY depends on his NOT UNDERSTANDING IT – Upton Sinclair

An Inconvenient Truth - Poster Global Warming is definitely an issues that’s on our minds, at least our sub-conscious. An Inconvenient Truth certain helps one get a perspective into the seriousness of this problem. Although many people, material have tried to help open peoples’ eyes to this grave concern, none have managed to drive the point home better.

Al Gore has demonstrated through this documentary, without a shadow of doubt, the impending consequences that we are about to face as a result of our ‘ignorant and blind’ actions over the past decades. What captured my attention for the entire duration was the sequence in which his point were stated, adequate use of imagery and video and also his ability to connect with his audience no matter what region of the globe they are from.

The idea of ‘go green’ is not something new. Its been around for quite some time. I remember a show on Discovery that discussed this very issue form a ‘worst case’ perspective. Although i watched this show at least 5 years back, i do distinctly remember the designs of an architect ( i have not been able to research him on Google) who came up with designs for buildings meant to be constructed on water – the designs being inspired by his fascination towards ‘gears’.

In my quest to find anything i could about the architect and his designs, i stumbled upon a few (out of millions) of ‘green designs’ and other ‘green news’ that are worth taking a look.

We have to be able to change the world we will in, for us and for our future and perhaps a renewable resource like ‘political will’ could give us the direction we are looking for to help forge on in this time of uncertain futures.

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Time – A new Perspective

  • How long does it take to get an online shares trading account opened up? I found out that a procedure that should take no more than 2 weeks can extend and extend up to 2 freaking months.
  • It takes more that 30 minutes to try to explain the difference between a blog and a forum to your boss and convince him to go with one.
  • It only takes a second to realize you’ve been a total jacka$$.
  • It might take upto an eternity trying to correct the mistakes that you have made.
  • The 2 hours you spent watching TMNT will never be restored to you. The 30 second video clips 😉 that you watch may yield more emotional and physical stimulation.


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Oh for the love of God..

One of the many things, yeah many things, i hate about my town is the fact that you can never plan and get anything done. I normally don’t schedule any activity over the weekend besides watching a movie or three(couldn’t write 2 here 😉 ). But today  I decided it was time to get some stuff done – stuff that i have been putting off for quite some time. And once i reach there to get the thing done, can’t do it coz there was no electricity.

What does a man have to do to get things to work according to a plan that he seldom conjures up. Its plain ridiculous. Now i know why they say “life in the west (read middle east and west) is so much easier and faster than out here”. I wonder if people living in cosmopolitan cities endure the same predicaments as us poor folks out in the suburbs.

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Divorce is so over-rated!

What God has brought together, let no man break asunder

Most Christians pride themselves with the fact that their family values are upheld by the very fact that they do things together. They pray together, eat together, watch TV together etc etc.

A family that prays together, stays together

But is this true? New data says other wise. The results of a recent poll on this very subject reveals surprising results. Read the entire article herePolls related to divorce rates within various Christian sects

So the next time someone you know talks about the subject of divorce make sure you throw this at them. It could turn out to be a very interesting conversation

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A Constitutionalized Blogosphere

Can you imagine a world without rules? I’m sure when faced with such a question, most of us would conjure an image of total chaos, fighting, mayhem and bloodshed. Now why should the virtual world be any different? Most of us have heard of cyber bullying and for the more unfortunate have been a victim of such acts.

The recent events in the life of Kathy Sierra might have pushed the creation of the ‘Blogger’s Code of Conduct’. The crux of the 6 point draft of a conduct for those in the blogosphere is this:

We take responsibility for our own words and for the comments we allow on our blog.

A blogger is responsible not only for the content in his/her blog but also the words in the comments that follow. If any ‘objectionable’ comment is found, it is the responsibility of the blogger to remove them. Now having said that ther is a very thin line between this and censorship. A comment with an opposite view point could easily be mistaken as ‘objectionable’ and deleted. And that would only help destroy the freedom of speech that we so enjoy more in the virtual than reality.

Now on to more trivial things. “..if you fancy enforcing this code of conduct on your blog feel free to use one of our multi colored ‘Civility Enforced’ badges..”. Well I believe it makes more sense to pledge having a ‘Parental Advisory’ image along with posts with explicit words. That way we could enforce ‘civility’..dont you think? 

Civility Enforced - Badge“In case you do not wish to enforce civility, do not worry! Feel free to use this ‘Anything Goes’ badge into your blog”. This way you let us know that what we have been doing for so many months/years might not be endorsed by O Reilly.

 Fancy anyone of those badges? Id rather have one of these ‘Parental Advisory’ badges any time of the blogging year!!

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Blogmusik – Prelude to the Revamp

Blogmusik is one of the best on demand music sites available on the net. After the initial success that they had, post release last year, they look all set for a total revamp of the site (to be called Blogmusik v2) and its features. We had covered blogmusik earlier over at scribez and will do a write up once the new site is launched sometime this week.

Among the plethora of features that are about to be unveiled one that we knew was on its way was the album art. You will find below one of the pictures that we took some time ago in which you will clearly see the presence of album art associated with the music thats being played

Blogmusik album art pic

If you haven’t noticed i already just peek behind the virtual ipod screen. A whole siteoverhaul was on the cards since then, and looks like we were right after all. Check out the new interface pictures with, oh yes, album art.

You can read about blogmusik’s current developments and other features to be realeased over at the Blogmusik Blog.

There are some similar sites available but not many with the function and flexibility that Blogmusik provides. So until the revamped site is opened, cross your fingers and happy streaming.


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