Monday, 30 May 2011

... never trust a fart

" ... never pass up a bathroom, never waste a hard-on, and never trust a fart."

Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List


Thursday, 26 May 2011

Boxcars, Midnight & a Freight Train

Boxcars (also: "Midnight") is the outcome of rolling the dice in a game of craps and getting a 6 on both dice. The pair of 6 pips resembles a pair of boxcars on a freight train.

In some role-playing games, especially ones where a roll of 3 six-sided dice is a standard action-resolution mechanism, a roll of three 6s is often referred to as a freight train


Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Charon’s obolus

Charon, in Greek mythology, is the ferryman of the dead. The souls of the deceased are brought to him by Hermes, and Charon ferries them across the river Acheron. He only accepts the dead which are buried or burned with the proper rites, and if they pay him an obolus (coin) for their passage. For that reason a corpse had always an obolus 1 placed under the tongue.

Those who cannot afford the passage, or are not admitted by Charon, are doomed to wander on the banks of the Styx for a hundred years.

Living persons who wish to go to the underworld need a golden bough obtained from the Cumaean Sibyl.

Charon is the son of Erebus and Nyx. He is depicted as an sulky old man, or as a winged demon carrying a double hammer.


Friday, 20 May 2011

Strange habit

When people mention about a bad thing, and you don’t want this thing to happen to you; you hold one of your ears with your hand ,and hit wood (for example - a wooden chair,table..) with the same hand.


Sunday, 15 May 2011

Zen Priorities

Adding a priority when I add a new task always seems so arbitrary. All tasks are P1 at some point, right?

After a period of constantly changing priorities on tasks as they came due, I finally just set all tasks to "No Priority" and then each morning, or the night before, when I review my tasks for the day, I pick only 3 absolutely must-do tasks for Priority 1, the 3 second most important for Priority 2 and so on.

This gives me a clear picture of what must be done first and to completion each day.


Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Secret chamber in National Library

The Indian National Library in Alipore has always been reputed to haunted. Now, here is a really eerie secret. A mysterious room has been discovered in the 250-year-old building a room that no one knew about and no one can enter because it seems to have no opening of kind, not even trapdoors.

The chamber has lain untouched for over two centuries. Wonder what secrets it holds. The archaeologists who discovered it have no clue either, their theories range from a torture chamber, or a sealed tomb for an unfortunate soul or the most favoured of all a treasure room. Some say they wouldn't be surprised if both skeletons and jewels tumble out of the secret room.