Thursday, June 11, 2009

Manchester accept 80mn bid for Ronaldo!

I can understand why Manchester Untied have accpeted the bid. What I can not understand is how does Real Madrid think he is worth that much?!
Man U will use that money to buy two players to replace Ronaldo, and that too at half the price, and will still compete, if not win, the English Premier League.
In this time of economic downturn, Real has gone mad! Another bunch of galacticos - wanna be winners!
More on the beebs site.


Your future depends on your dreams... go to sleep - said a wise man long long ago.

BBC has an article covering how some quite famous people made some quite famous discoveries in their sleep.

I did not know that Paul McCartney 'dreamt' the tune for his famous hit song "Yesterday"! Even the creator of Frankenstein had a dream about the green monster!

Much more interesting reading in the article.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mind your head

For some reason I just found this too funny.


James Bond in Kuwait

The famous 007 agent is being chased by the bad guys on Fahaheel express. Bond weaves through the traffic in his Aston Martin DB9 driving at over 200 km/hr. After bobing in and out of the lanes he notices the empty left lane and quickly changes lane leaving the bad guys eating his dust. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, a kick ass SUV blasts flashes of xenon behind him - stunned, the secrent agent can not phathom from where this SUV sneaked behind him. Bond pushes the accelerator further, touching 220 km/hr. The SUV is relentless in its claim to the left lane and continues to flash him with the mighty xenon. He moves to the emergency lane, the SUV follows, he bobs back to the left lane, the SUV still behind him. The englishman is a bit peeved - he pulls a knob next to the gear shift - panels located on the side walls of the doors open and launch missiles towards the SUV. But the xenon lights of the SUV are so mighty that the missiles are vaporised.

Bond increases his speed more - 230 km/hr then to 240 km/hr - everytime he increases his speed, the SUV keeps getting bigger in his rearview mirror. The secrent agent just hates tailgaters, so, like the cultured englishman that he is, he swtiches on the right indicator, changes lanes, and gives way - the SUV bursts ahead breaking the sound barrier - Bond witnesses his first sonic boom on land.

After driving for a few minutes, Bond can see the SUV pulled up to the side by a cop - he smirks. Little does he know that he too is going to be pulled up for driving in the emergency lane. The SUV owner and Bond are questioned by the cop. 

The following conversation pursues:
Cop to Bond
Cop: "Name?"
Bond: "Bond, James Bond."
Cop: "Occupation"
Bond: "I work for Her Majesty."

Cop to owner of kick ass SUV
Cop: "Hello !!!" (followed by two kisses to the cheek)
Owner of kick ass SUV: "Hi! I am Mr. ABC, and I know Mr. XYZ, who knows Mr. BCD, who knows Mr. RST....blah blah blah."

The cop lets the owner of the kick ass SUV go scot free. He writes a fine note, hands it over to 007, and tells him, "You can not travel without paying the fine."

Moral of the story: It does not matter if you work for Her Majesty or drive an Aston Martin DB9. If you do not have wasta in Kuwait, do not drive like James Bond.

Note: I was thinking of adding a round about situation in the whole story, but could not fit that in anywhere. It was on the lines of Bond waiting to enter the round about while everyone else flouts the "cars approaching from left have right of way" law. 


Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Light showers

Kuwait has just been blessed with light shower! Whopee! Amazzzzzin weather!

Update: It just got so damn dusty after the rain :S


Why can't people use their indicators while changing lanes?

Are they afraid to pull a muscle or something?
Or they assume I am psychic?
Wonder how so many people can be so lazy!


Monday, June 08, 2009

Toying around

i picked up this beauty of a car during my vacation last December. it is really small and really fast.
bored at home, i decided to photograph some trailing lights, and here are the results.
i am a bit disappointed that i did not pick up another one, it was dirt cheap, my bad :(


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

38 degrees

its nearly 4 pm and the termostat display on top of awtad tower is telling me that it is 38 degrees outside.
summer is still a few weeks away and temperatures are already soaring.
its gonna be a really hot summer :0(

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Traffic Tuesday

i jinxed my luck after posting about traffic lite.
today it took me 1.5 hrs to get to work since there was a major accident on the road i take.
since the last three weeks, i have noticed that there is an accident every tuesday at the same spot - the exit for the 3rd ring road on route 50 (while coming towards city from the airport).
every tuesday - same spot - kind of wierd !

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

What a weekend !

the dust storms tried their best to dampen the weekend. but watching manchester united win the premier league yet another time has really made my weekend. they have now equalled liverpool's tally of 18 league titles, and i hope next year manchester united make that 19 league titles.

next up barca in 10 days...come on you reds !!!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

I hate you dusty

It has just got too dusty outside.
Have a nice weekend !