Ye Olde vs Modern English

Ye Olde vs Modern English

Olde samples via Jane Austen

“It is more than I engage for, I assure you.”__________________“Huh-uh.”

“Dare I say my eye might have misjudged the possibility?”________“Really?”

“I see no occasion for that.”_____________________________“Whaaa?”

“That is not an unnatural surmise.”________________________“Maybe.”

“Upon my honour I have not the smallest of objections.”__________“Oh. Okay.”

— Why i dont read the classics

“A Rabbit in Tiger Skin”

May I introduce you to Bobilli Vijay Kumar, the National Sports Editor (yes!) of the TOI, who once described Raj Singh Dungarpur as the ‘uncrowned father of Indian cricket’.

This gentleman had the following to say about the Tiger Woods…er…affair, in a National newspapers blog, and he wasnt joking…

“Tiger Woods is finally realising that life is not always a bed of roses. He has slept in so many, anyway, that he would have known that a prickly one was just a birdie away.

However, even in his wildest dreams (and as we know now he does have wild dreams, even if you don’t count kinky sex or foursomes), he wouldn’t have expected that he would end paying such a heavy price. Will he really need to put away his club to save the marriage?”

If youre still on your chair, read the whole post over at the TOI website – its an absolute riot! I cant quote the whole thing here!

Times of India Sports Blog

“Yes Madam Sir”

YES MADAM SIR, the inspiring non-fiction feature film by award-winning Australian filmmaker, Megan Doneman, on the life story of India’s most controversial revolutionary, Kiran Bedi. Narrated by Academy Award© winner Helen Mirren, and filmed over six years, YES MADAM, SIR has been scooping the awards and garnering rave reviews during its run on the worldwide film festival circuit.

  • Winner Audience Award, Best Documentary, Adelaide International Film Festival 2009
  • Winner Best Documentary, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2009
  • Winner Fund for Social Justice Award, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2009

YouTube – “Yes Madam, Sir” Official Movie Trailer.

The Story Behind this Photo

natgeoThe November issue of National Geographic magazine features a moving photograph of chimpanzees watching as one of their own is wheeled to her burial. Since it was published, the picture and story have gone viral, turning up on websites and TV shows and in newspapers around the world.

Monica Szczupider, the photographer, recalls:

Her presence, and loss, was palpable, and resonated throughout the group. The management at Sanaga-Yong opted to let Dorothy’s chimpanzee family witness her burial, so that perhaps they would understand, in their own capacity, that Dorothy would not return. Some chimps displayed aggression while others barked in frustration.

But perhaps the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence. If one knows chimpanzees, then one knows that [they] are not [usually] silent creatures.”

via NGM Blog Central – The Story Behind Our Photo of Grieving Chimps – National Geographic Magazine – NGM.com.

The Art of recycling stories….

SWM

Plot similarities between Star Wars Trilogy and The Matrix Trilogy

A young man finds his destiny (Luke Skywalker/Neo)
He is helped by another who has known a secret about him a long time (Obi Wan /Morpheus)
It involves a journey away from everything he has ever known, and he needs to  choose it. (Tatooine/The Matrix)
There is a struggle for freedom against a total domination by evil (The Empire/Machines)
The band of rebels hide in makeshift hidden bases (Rebel bases/Zion)
The  bad guys are constantly chasing them (Empire/Machines)
Back before the war started, the bad guys grew powerful under the noses of the good guys (Republic/Pre-AI Humans)

A whole new world opens up to the boy, he learns new abilities and skills, skills that involve altering reality as ordinary people experience it (The Force/The One’s control over the Matrix)
Most fighting involves a traditional martial skill, accompanied by guns (LightSabres/Kung Fu)
The father figure steps in to sacrifice himself to save the boy (The ‘death’ of ObiWan/Morpheus’ capture in part 1)
The boy realises his destiny (Luke becomes a Jedi/Neo becomes the One)
and learns that he is connected to the bad guys, far more than he could have imagined (Luke, the son of Darth Vader/Neo as a control, a creation of the Machines)