Sunday, March 29, 2009

Brand Espousal

Cell phone - Sony Ericsson

Gaming Console - Nintendo Wii

Portable Console - Sony PSP

Guitars - Ibanez

OS - Gentoo, Ubuntu, SUSE

Shoes - Adidas

NCAA team - Florida Gators

IPL team - Mumbai Indians

Colour - Blue

Racquets - Wilson

Bats - Gunn & Moore long handles with wide grips

Clothing - Provogue, Gior Dano

Input accessories - Logitech

Music Directors - Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, John Williams

Movies - Excel Entertainment

Shaving accessories - Gillette

Cars - Maruti

Shades - Police

Bikes - Mongoose

Headphones - Motorola

Memory - Western Digital, San Disk

Music - Carnatic, Heavy Metal

Games - Parker Brothers, Milton Bradley

Other Games - Maxis, Ubisoft

Rice - Ponni

Bath - Herbal Essences

Theme parks - Disney, Essel

Winter wear - Columbia

Watches - Timex

Tools - Black & Decker

Chips - Tostito's

Kitchenware - Corelle

Stationary - Camlin, Reynolds

Colors - Crayola

Chocolate - Cadbury's

Photography Cameras - Nikon

Video Cameras - Sony

Lighting - Philips

Washing Machine - Siemens

Refrigerator - Godrej

Language - Urdu

Salad needs - Bertolli

Computers - Sony, Dell

Amplifiers - Stranger

Speakers - Kenwood

Baggage - Swiss gear

Monitors - Samsung

TVs - Toshiba

Digital Clocks - Radioshack

PSC's - HP

Film - Kodak

Batteries - Duracell

Animation - Disney

Card - Visa Electron

Candy - Alpenliebe, Hajmola

Television - Shankar Nag

Dental needs - Oral B, Colgate

Wood - Rosewood

Floors - Polished tile

Soda - Pepsi

Tyre - MRF

Two-wheelers - Bajaj

Scent - Sandalwood

- material side

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Practical homophobia

Top Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong (most of these aren't mine - the ones that are, are marked *)

17. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

16. Gay culture is a new fad created by the liberal media to undermine long-standing traditions. We know this is true because gay sex did not exist in ancient Greece and Rome.

15. There are plenty of straight families looking to adopt, and every unwanted child already has a loving family. This is why foster care does not exist.

* Of course the leading cause of sexually transmitted diseases is gay marriage and the epidemic doom of humans will come from its proliferation.

14. Conservatives know best how to create strong families. That is why it is not true that Texas and Mississippi have the highest teen birthrates, and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire have the lowest. This is a myth spread by the liberal media.

13. Marriage is a religious institution, defined by churches. This is why atheists do not marry. Christians also never get a divorce.

12. Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why our society has no single parents.

* Hormones are perfectly regulated to attract opposite sexes. That is why males don't have estrogen and females don't have testosterone.

11. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

10. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

9. Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

8. Gay marriage should be decided by the people and their elected representatives, not the courts. The framers checked the courts, which represent mainstream public opinion, with legislatures created to protect the rights of minorities from the tyranny of the majority. Interference by courts in this matter is inappropriate, just as it has been every time the courts have tried to hold back legislatures pushing for civil rights.

7. Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

*Homosexuality does not exist in animals. It is of evil liberal make. Animals observed in such acts are merely...well they are not the same as humans.

6. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because "separate but equal" institutions are a good way to satisfy the demands of uppity minority groups.

5. Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

4. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

3. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

2. Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

1. Gay marriage killed the dinosaurs.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Idealism comes in three. The Superman type, the Batman type and the fool type. Anything else is not idealism, period.

The Superman type: You're a Scout/guide. You have had a secure, uninfected, uncompromising yet simple childhood. Despite this your idealism exists because you just want to the right thing and be a good person. You care about animals, near extinction on not.

You would get depressed if someone called you a hypocrite. You believe in an inherent good in people that you strive to promote. You are a bright cheerleader. The people that hate you are insecure and unpopular jerks.

Rules and laws don't tell you what is right. You are beyond national boundaries. Your guiding morals are conduct, deed and ethics in that order. Your line of thought is older and bigger than religion or logic. Your fear of failure keeps you humble.

You do not advocate or propagate on your own. You have nothing to convince or prove. You only know how to choose the right thing to do. You are complex in thought and simple in deed. You are a happy person because you are content with what you have but not with what you can do.

You do have likes and dislikes. You do get angry. But neither traits come in the way of the choices that you make. Your image may not matter to you but what a random person thinks of you does.

You cannot rule a real nation because you cannot support armies, trials, death penalties or compromising deadlocks. You would accept that some people may never change but you will only resort to stopping them every time they attempt to do a wrong. Male or female, you are a feminist.

You name your children after deceased friends. You are detached in your thought process but deeply attached by heart. You can be fooled twice.

You are an optimist. You smile. You play with children and tell them stories. You do not know how to argue though you can fight. You are old fashioned at any age. You hum because music is life's biggest gift to you.

Real example: Rabindranath Tagore

The Batman type: You find the solution because every problem has one. You have lost something to an evil that you have resolved to save others from. You will never cross the law to achieve it though you may cross a line.

You are a single-minded achiever. You do not care about the praise you get. You do not care about they score you make. You do not care about what anyone thinks. You do not care about what you are perceived to be. You do not care about how many enemies you make or how many friends you lose.

You will never strike to kill. But you will not lament a death. You eat compromises for lunch. You think and work alone. Nobody is sure of who you are. Propaganda is not beyond you but you will not voice it and risk anonymity.

You are alone but not lonely. You love but never allow friends or relatives. You take great responsibility and that gives you great power. You speak little. You think in logic. You keep allies but work alone.

You have conquered anger, fear and religion because they make you weak and you use the same against what you attack. You are spiritual. You do not trust. You do not assure. You are never understood. You are never fooled.

Your goal is to achieve ends and for that you will sacrifice. You never smile for it it would break your adamantine discipline. You have long term thoughts.

You can control and administer with an iron hold. You are socialist but not democratic. You do not stand for heritage or history. You are a soldier by choice and never a ruler even by force. You will never bent even if broken.

Real Example: Bhagat Singh

The fool type: You have morals. You are steadfast and unquestioning. You are humble and never indulgent. You cannot tolerate insolence. You cannot tolerate sacrilege. You are not lazy. You seek like minded individuals and preach your thought widely. You voice your opposition to what is wrong and support those who do the same. You feel threatened. You sense great evil is to happen. The foolhardiness of the world irks you. Your faith, nation, ethnicity and emotion guide your choices.

Real Examples: Anyone you know that has eyes but refuses to see