Saturday, October 17, 2009

'Edge of Darkness' trailer

Just thought to share this trailer [Mel Gibson’s new movie] with you for now as I will not be making posts till end of Nov. This is the busiest period of the semester. Hope you enjoy watching this trailer.

Edge of Darkness Trailer

See you in December with some new posts.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aussie writer says modern male inadequate

In his new book Manthropology: The Secret Science of Modern Male Inadequacy, Australian writer Peter McAllister shows that modern man is not what we claim him to be in terms of, how we men believe us to have evolved and developed into a more intelligent and better being than we were yesterday.

He utilizes scientific evidence derived from archaeology, anthropology and evolutionary psychology to prove that men from the past were smarter, stronger, faster and did everything better than men from today.

Some of his analyses shows that a Neanderthal woman would have beaten Arnold Schwarzenegger in an arm-wrestle. David Beckham would have come last in a Fulani tribesmen beauty pageant.

What more? He even claims that modern men are lying about their parenting claims. He shows an example of how the men from past carried out the task of parenting as the Congo Pygmy men carrying their babies for 47% of their time awake.

In another of his examples he says that some Pygmy dads developed lactating breasts to nurse their babies. Not a laughing matter!

I wonder what our condition would be after another one or two millennia assuming what this book says is true.

Most beautiful object in the world!

1 Believe me! As usual, I am not bluffing. 

The fireplace seen in the picture here, designed by Dominique Imbert in 1968  [founder of Focus] has won a public vote to be named the most beautiful object in the world. 

The voting was done in a beauty contest reportedly as the first of its kind organized exclusively for objects.

Why not a beauty contest for objects?

It is designed to be suspended from the ceiling. It can rotate freely around in a full circle illuminating the whole room, at the same time providing warmth.

It is truly a revolutionary object in terms of the innovative ideas applied to its simple but pleasant looking form and technology.

This beautiful and marvelous piece of work is manufactured by a French contemporary fireplace maker Focus and they call it the gyrofocus.

It is now a featured item in several exhibitions of modern art and design including the world famous Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A few quotes on politics

  • “In Mexico an air conditioner is called a politician because it makes a lot of noise but doesn't work very well.” - Len Deighton quotes (English writer, b.1929
  • "Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly and for the same reason." – Unknown
  • "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy." - Earnest Benn quotes
  • "When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it." - Clarence Darrow quotes (American lawyer, speaker and writer, 1857-1938)
  • "(The Weakest Link) is fascinating program. They ask a bunch of people questions and they keep getting rid of the dumbest person, so just the smartest person is left. It is kind of the opposite way we elect a president." - Jay Leno quotes (American TV host and comedian, b.1950)
  • "Democracy is being allowed to vote for the candidate you dislike least." - Robert Byrne quotes (American Author and billiards champion player, Writer of 'Standard Book of Pool and Billiards'. b.1930)
  • "If you can't convince them, confuse them." - Harry S Truman quotes (American 33rd president of the United States, 1884-1972)
  • "The problem with political jokes is they get elected." – Unknown

Monday, October 12, 2009

Carefully chosen words make real differences

Never under estimate the power of words. Words can make real differences when chosen in the right combination.

Please watch this video which was voted No. 1 for the Special Award at the Cannes 2008 Film Festival. It demonstrates the power of words by means of a very touching movie.

I bet the memory of this video will last for a very log time if watched completely because of the strong sensation and feeling it gives to the viewer. I certainly had that kind of experience. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

How far would you go loving your god?

An Indian man named V. K. Saxena from New Delhi shown in this picture says  “I can't put it into words properly but I feel more holy dressed as a woman” He also says “The Lord told me he wanted me as his bride.”

Don’t be too surprised yet! Saxena is not the only one. In India a new cult for men to act as transvestites for religious fulfillment and imitating the Hindu Goddess Radha [the lover of Hindu God Krishna] is becoming a big thing.

These men are imitating Radha and acting like her to please their God Krishna.

Isn’t this a little too much for these guys? I find it extremely hilarious.

Picture courtesy: Weird Asia News

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dynamite inventor’s Peace Prize and Obama

The president of the United States Barak Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama

But, Al Jazeera reports that he himself does not believe he deserves the prestigious prize. One of the first to come out and declare the same was the Taliban group from Afghanistan who says Obama only managed to send more troops to Afghanistan and did nothing for peace in the country.

Obama on the other hand reportedly accepts the fact that the United States deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for the country’s leading role in international peace keeping efforts and especially in the area of stopping the spread of nuclear and Weapons of Mass Destruction to more countries.

So it seems the Dynamite Inventor’s Peace Prize is in fact awarded to the right person representing the right nation.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The good news of a Dhivehi blog

Thaana ScriptI have been monitoring my visitor statistics a bit more thoroughly recently and found that a lot of my visitors come from the beautiful Maldives. It doesn’t come as too much of a surprise though given the owner [that is me Cool] is after all from Maldives.

I think some or most readers from the Maldives would very much like to have Dhivehi content as well. That thought made me think of a way to have Dhivehi content available on the domain

The idea I have used here is to simply create a new blog at Blogger and forward my new sub domain to that blog. The new blog will use a different layout and theme to suit the Right To Left text direction as Dhivehi is written that way.

The url of my Dhivehi blog is I am working on it currently, finding time by making use of very short breaks taken during my heavy schedule of architorture assignment works and in between classes. Some times even during meal time. So it is understandable that it is progressing a bit slow.

Anyway, now that the first step is taken towards the Dhivehi site, it will Insha Allah be available for visitors to enjoy reading very soon. Stay tuned.

Please note that the chart showing Thaana script [script used to write Dhivehi] on this page is proudly borrowed from However, a little photoshoping was done to make its background transparent.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Please vote for Maldives

Give your vote while the nation still exists!

The small island nation of Maldives comprising of about 1,200 islands is said to be one of the first to submerge and disappear from the face of the earth into the sea due to sea level rise according to many climate and global warming experts and scientists.

It has a wonderfully friendly population of around 300,000. It so happens that I come from this fragile country with a proud people. We are proud because our beloved country has these characteristics completely  unique to it and we consider them as gifts of nature.

The beauty of Maldives may be categorized within one of the movements of Modern Art or often used interchangeably with Architecture and Art called Minimalism. Maldives’ scenery offers a pleasing sensuality of a perfect balance with just a few simplistic looking artistic shapes in colors of mainly Blue, White and Green. The land area is small cutting down the complexity of urban scenery as seen in most other countries making it a naturally existing minimalistic artwork by being less at the same time offering so much more.

Maldives is a true wonder of nature. And we the people of Maldives believe that it is our duty to give its rightful place as one of the wonders of nature in our world.

So please give the Maldives a vote and let it become one of the 7 wonders of the world.