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Funny links November 26, 2007

Posted by Sharath Rao in humor.

Limericks: I have always loved them. Check out links from here. Aparna blogs newsmericks here.


Bumper stickers: There is Anti-Bush, there is pro-Bush (which other country makes so much fun of their heads of state in general ? ). There is pro-environment and anti. They are all funny, but there was at least one I did not understand.

What can bald people do to promote global warming (that others can’t) – something about reflecting heat and light back rather than absorb ?


Joy: Has gotten into the habit of having weird ‘Desi guys’ * returning back * to stalk her online.

Not so funny actually.



1. Deepak Krishnan - November 27, 2007

well lots of females face joy’s situation. Here’s hoping that she gets rid of the creeps once and for all.

on a lighter note, why don’t guys face this? any answers, sharath?

2. Joy - November 27, 2007

@Deepak: Even I wonder if the men ever get asked their cellphone nos and relationship status, three minutes into a conversation.
And if it does happen, how is it pursued? The issue and the woman in question.

3. Joy - November 27, 2007

Yikes! that should have been perceived, not pursued.

4. Sharath Rao - November 28, 2007

I don’t know …am an absolute agnostic to topics like this. Have not been exposed to much gossip on the topic and thus have more of an academic interest in the topic.

Hence you get an academic answer from my previous post :

“The basic reasoning is that it takes a woman nine months to produce a baby, while it takes a man about 90 seconds.”

Over the past few years I have realized that more of my desi friends are too casual about these matters than I thought.

5. Randomizer - November 28, 2007

Well, I think the answer’s pretty straightforward – In the ‘dating game’, it is always/mostly the man who pursues the woman. Guys like pursuing, and girls like being pursued. Sure, these days it is not uncommon to see a few instances of the reverse – but overall, no matter how modern, everyone is ‘old-fashioned’ when it comes to courting – A guy makes the first move… and it is an accepted rule of dating. [ On a similar note, there are established guidelines about who traditionally pays the bill on the first date as well ]

Because of these rules, there are some side-effects- Women who are perceived as ‘good-looking’ tend to be hounded by first moves, and men with little experience in the game (who are pressured into making ‘first moves’) end up making mistakes all the time.

If dating was more common in Indian culture, they would ‘play’ a little differently – as of now, I think it’s fair to say that most of them are only just learning…

… and as for being asked his number by a woman, I think any guy would be mighty pleased! 😀

6. Sharath Rao - November 28, 2007

I liked randomizer’s take on the topic….specific behavior of the ‘stalkers’ apart then doesn’t randomizer imply that joy is having problems that some others (guys/gals) would love to have.

7. Deepak Krishnan - November 28, 2007

thats why the Indian railway model where folks ask everything about you before settling in on some specific conversation works so well without fights and misunderstandings.

the opposite party might be interested in getting to know u personally/professionally/whether you have someone who can marry someone they know etc etc etc. and they do ask these things upfront so that any touchy topics can be avoided

so, how would it be if the world shuns the high-rise apartment model of “it is none of your business” and moves on to the chawl system of “everybody’s business is my business” 😀

8. Sharath Rao - November 29, 2007

@DK – i think this chawl thing will work for people who were brought up in chawls and are just used to it. So one might argue is the other extreme. Over the years my willingness to take questions has fallen even more. I cant take more than 2 questions in a row 😀

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