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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hello Honey. please contact me with my email

ECGMA says: Crazy and crank emails I get from time to time!
Hello Honey. please contact me with my email ( )

My Name is Miss Anita Gueil Sankara,

I go through your profile that's makes me not to sleep till I write u .and I
hope you will give me the way to communicate with u.
I am loving, caring, romantic, kind and honest person. I'm looking for a long
term relations with the happy marriage. I want to share everything with my future an international woman too Well have our joy, our success and our problems which well always decide together. I'm a very open person, and I don't like hiding anything. I want to give all my love to the husband of my life. And my husband will be the only one for me, because I'm a very devoted person. I hate lie and betray, and I ll never let them come to my home. I like life and think that its always very interesting and full please contact me with my email address( )

I will always stand to reply u and send you my pics which i hope you will like

Best Regard.
Miss Anita Gueil Sankara.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder

This is how it manifests itself:

I decide to water my garden.

As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs washing.

As I head towards the garage, I notice post on the porch table that I picked up from the postman earlier.

I decide to go through it before I wash the car.

I put my car keys on the table, put the junk mail in the recycling box under the table, and notice that the recycling box is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the recycling first.

But then I think, since I'm going to be near the postbox when I take out the recycling paper anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my cheque book off the table and notice that there is only one cheque left.

My extra cheques are in the desk in my study, so I go into the house to my desk where I find the cup of coffee I'd been drinking.

I'm going to look for my cheques but first I need to push the coffee aside so that I don't accidentally knock it over.

The coffee is getting cold, and I decide to make another cup..

As I head toward the kitchen with the cold coffee, a vase of flowers on the worktop catches my eye - the flowers need water.

I put the coffee on the worktop and discover my reading glasses that I've been searching for all morning.

I decide I better put them back on my desk, but first I'm going to water the flowers..

I put the glasses back down on the worktop, fill a container with water and suddenly spot the TV remote control. Someone left it on the kitchen table.

I realise that tonight when we go to watch TV,I'll be looking for the remote, but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decide to put it back where it belongs, but first I'll water the flowers.

I pour some water in the flowers, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor.

So, I put the remote back on the table, get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then, I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day:

The car isn't washed

The bills aren't paid

There is a cold cup of coffee sitting on the kitchen work-surface

The flowers don't have enough water,

There is still only 1 cheque in my cheque book,

I can't find the remote,

I can't find my glasses,

And I don't remember what I did with the car keys.

Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm really baffled because I know I was busy all bloody day and I'm really tired.

I realise this is a serious problem, and I'll try to get some help for it, but first I'll check my e-mail.....

Do me a favour. Forward this message to everyone you know, Because I can't remember who the hell I've sent it to.

Don't laugh - if this isn't you yet, your day is coming!!

-Author Unknown-

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gruppe Pilobolus - Shadow Dancing

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Animal motivations

Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Beauty of Mathematics and the Love of God

Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better.  

I bet you will NOT be able to read it without sending it on to at least one other person!

Beauty of Mathematics! !!!!!!

1 x 8 + 1 = 9

12 x 8 + 2 = 98

123 x 8 + 3 = 987

1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876

12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765

123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654

1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543

12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432

123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321

1 x 9 + 2 = 11

12 x 9 + 3 = 111

123 x 9 + 4 = 1111

1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111

12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111

123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111

1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111

12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111

123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111

9 x 9 + 7 = 88

98 x 9 + 6 = 888

987 x 9 + 5 = 8888

9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888

98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888

987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888

9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888

98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888

Brilliant, isn't it?

And look at this symmetry:

1 x 1 = 1

11 x 11 = 121

111 x 111 = 12321

1111 x 1111 = 1234321

11111 x 11111 = 123454321

111111 x 111111 = 12345654321

1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321

11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321

111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

Mind Boggling...
Now, take a look at this...


From a strictly mathematical viewpoint:

What Equals 100%?

What does it mean to give MORE than 100%?

Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%?

We have all been in situations where someone wants you to

GIVE OVER 100%...

How about ACHIEVING 101%?

What equals 100% in life?

Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions:



Is represented as:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.


H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K

8+1+18+4+23+ 15+18+11 = 98%


K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E

11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%


A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%

THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:

L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%

Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that:

While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will
get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

If you find this interesting, share it with your friends & loved ones.
Have a wonderful day and show the love of God to someone today!

               May I  add :                
                                                     b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t = 103%

Saturday, July 23, 2011

About Coffee

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

 For all the folks with cell phones. (This should be printed and kept in your car, purse, and wallet. Good information to have with you.) 
There are a few things that can be done in times of grave emergencies. 
Your mobile phone can actually be a life saver or an emergency tool for survival. 

Check out the things that you can do with it: 


The Emergency Number worldwide for Mobile is 112. If you find yourself out of the coverage area of your mobile network and there is an Emergency, dial 112 and the mobile will search any existing network to establish the emergency number for you, and interestingly, this number 112 can be dialed even if the keypad is locked. Try it out. 


Have you locked your keys in the car? 
Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handy someday.. Good reason to own a cell phone: 

If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on their cell phone from your cell phone. Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the person at your home press the unlock button, holding it near the mobile phone on their end. Your car will unlock. Saves someone from having to drive your keys to you. Distance is no object. You could be hundreds of miles away, and if you can reach someone who has the other 'remote' for your car, you can unlock the doors (or the trunk). 

Editor's Note : It works fine! We tried it out and it unlocked our car over a cell phone!' 

Hidden Battery Power 

Imagine your cell battery is very low. To activate, press the keys *3370#. Your cell phone will restart with this reserve and the instrument will show a 50% increase in battery. This reserve will get charged when you charge your cell phone next time. 

How to disable a STOLEN mobile phone? 

To check your Mobile phone's serial number, key in the following Digits on your phone: 
*#06#. A 15-digit code will appear on the screen. This number is unique to your handset. Write it down and keep it somewhere safe. 

When your phone get stolen, you can phone your service provider and give them this code. They will then be able to block your handset so even if the thief changes the SIM card, your phone will be totally useless. You probably won't get your phone back, but at least you know that whoever stole it can't use/sell it either. If everybody does this, there would be no point in people stealing mobile phones. 
And Finally.... 

Free Directory Service for Cells 

Cell phone companies are charging us $1.00 to $1.75 or more for 411 information calls when they don't have to. Most of us do not carry a telephone directory in our vehicle, which makes this situation even more of a problem. When you need to use the 411 information option, simply dial: 
(800)FREE411, or (800) 373-3411 without incurring any charge at all. Program this into your cell phone now. This is sponsored by McDonalds.
Note: Item 5 may not be relevant in Malaysia.


'Go the F--- to Sleep' is free to download, but could cost $240 to read

A YouTube reading of the world's most controversial book, by a former Play School presenter, has gone viral: But you could get fined for quoting it

"Go the F--- to Sleep"
It's the viral children's book for adults that's hitting a chord with some parents but offending others. Since its launch in Australia, even a Play School legend is having fun with it.
For starters, in case you've been sleeping: "Go the F--- to Sleep" is strewn with "F-words" and is about a parent telling their child to, well, go to sleep.
After it soared to the top of bestseller lists, readings of the book went viral. Audios by Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Pollack have been followed in Australia by former Play School presenter Noni Hazlehurst -- who shot to Internet fame after a YouTube posting.
But be careful –- in spite of calls for the book's banning in Australia being ignored, you could be fined here for reading it aloud.

Pulp Facebook

It started out as a Facebook comment by American author Adam Mansbach, but soon became a fuss. A pre-publication, viral marketing campaign saw pdf versions of the book inundate inboxes. (What's that? Internet piracy is actually good for marketing?)
The 32-page picture book soared up's bestseller list a month before its publication. It has since hit the top of The New York Times' bestseller list and the movie rights have already been gobbled up by Fox 2000.
Then Audible Inc., which is marketing the book, snapped up that foul-mouthed screen gangster, Samuel L. Jackson, to read the book –- and offered it this week as a free download. Within a couple of days, 160,000 versions of the book had been downloaded, reports
What's the big deal? This parent's vex is: "A frustrating part about something we love very much," Adam Mansbach told CNN. "(But) a lot of these frustrations are not permissible to talk about. We're not completely honest because we don't want to be bad parents."

The Australian play goes viral

Since its launch in Australia last Monday, former Play School presenter Noni Hazlehurst has given a no-holds-barred rendition of the uncensored bedtime story. Her familiar, warm voice has been heard more than 30,000 times on YouTube since being posted a few days ago.
And the former Play School presenter is making no apologies for her language. "(Parenting) drives us crazy, and sometimes we get scared," she told She would know: she put her two sons (now 17 and 23) to sleep for many years.
The Family First party has made unsuccessful pleas for the book's ban in Australia and New Zealand.

But say it softly, OK?

The book's Australian release coincides with a new law in Victoria that gives police powers to issue discretionary $240 on-the-spot fines for –- yep, you guessed it –- swearing.
"Fair #$%% dinkum!" roared The Age.
Protesters in Melbourne over the weekend wore T-shirts emblazoned with swear words (but they made sure they didn't say them).
Lucky they weren't talking about the world's most popular book. Or, with 14 "F-words" littering the text, they certainly could be poorer for reading it.

Friday, July 22, 2011


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The last argument !!

10 Most Spoken Languages

ECGMA says: Thanks to my aussie buddy in Sydney, AK, who shared this with me.

10 Most Spoken Languages on Planet Earth:(Listed from 10th to 1st)

10. French
Number of speakers: 129 million
Often called the most romantic language in the world, French is  spoken in tons of countries, including Belgium, Canada, Rwanda, Cameroon, and  Haiti. Oh, and France too. We're actually very lucky that French is so popular, because without it, we might have been stuck with Dutch Toast, Dutch Fries, and  Dutch kissing (ew!). 
To say "hello" in French, say "Bonjour" (bone-JOOR). 

9. Malay-Indonesian
Number of speakers: 159 million
Malay-Indonesian is spoken - surprise - in Malaysia and  Indonesia. Actually,
we kinda fudged the numbers on this one because there are  many dialects of Malay, the most popular of which is Indonesian. But they're all pretty much
based on the same root language, which makes it the ninth  most-spoken in the world. 
Indonesia is a fascinating place; a nation made up of over  13,000 islands it is the sixth most populated country in the world. Malaysia  borders on two of the larger parts of Indonesia (including the island of  Borneo), and is mostly known for its capital city of Kuala Lumpur. 
To say "hello" in Indonesian, say "Selamat pagi"  (se-LA-maht PA-gee). 

8. Portuguese
Number of speakers: 191 million
Think of Portuguese as the little language that could. In the  12th Century, Portugal won its independence from Spain and expanded all over the  world with the help of its famous explorers like Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry  the Navigator. (Good thing Henry became a navigator . . . could you imagine if a  guy named "Prince Henry the Navigator" became a florist?) Because Portugal got in so early on the exploring game, the language established itself all over the world, especially in Brazil (where it's the national language), Macau,
Angola,  Venezuela, and Mozambique. 
To say "hello" in Portuguese, say "Bom dia" (bohn  DEE-ah).
7. Bengali
Number of speakers: 211 million
In Bangladesh, a country of 120+ million people, just about  everybody speaks Bengali. And because Bangladesh is virtually surrounded by  India (where the population is growing so fast, just breathing the air can get  you pregnant), the number of Bengali speakers in the world is much higher than  most people would expect. 

6. Arabic
Number of speakers: 246 million 
Arabic, one of the world's oldest languages, is spoken in the Middle East, with speakers found in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Egypt. Furthermore, because Arabic is the language of the Koran, millions of Moslems in other countries speak Arabic as well. So many people have a working knowledge of Arabic, in fact, that in 1974 it was made the  sixth official language of the United Nations. 
To say "hello" in Arabic, say "Al salaam a'alaykum" (Ahl  sah-LAHM ah ah-LAY-koom). 

5. Russian
Number of speakers: 277 million
Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Yakov Smirnoff are among  the millions of Russian speakers out there. Sure, we used to think of them as  our Commie
enemies. Now we think of them as our Commie friends. One of the six  languages in the UN, Russian is spoken not only in the Mother Country, but also  in Belarus, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. (to name just a few places). 
To say "hello" in Russian, say "Zdravstvuite"  (ZDRAST-vet-yah). 

4. Spanish
Number of speakers: 392 million
Aside from all of those kids who take it in high school, Spanish  is spoken
in just about every South American and Central American country, not  to
mention Spain, Cuba, and the U.S. There is a particular interest in Spanish  in the U.S., as many English words are borrowed from the language, including: 
tornado, bonanza, patio, quesadilla, enchilada, and taco grande supreme. 
To say "hello" in Spanish, say "Hola" (OH-la). 

3. Hindustani
Number of speakers: 497 million
Hindustani is the primary language of India's crowded  population, and it
encompasses a huge number of dialects (of which the most  commonly spoken is Hindi). While many predict that the population of India will  soon surpass that of China, the prominence of English in India prevents  Hindustani from surpassing the most popular language in the world. If you're  interested in learning a little Hindi, there's a very easy way: rent an Indian  movie. The film industry in India is the most prolific in the world, making  thousands of action/romance/musicals every year. To say "hello" in Hindustani, say "Namaste" (Nah-MAH-stay). 

2. English
Number of speakers: 508 million
While English doesn't have the most speakers, it is the official  language of
more countries than any other language. Its speakers hail from all  around the world, including the U.S., Australia, England, Zimbabwe, the  Caribbean,
Hong Kong, South Africa, and Canada. We'd tell you more about  English, but you probably feel pretty comfortable with the language already.  Let's just move on to the most popular language in the world. 
1. Mandarin
Number of speakers: 1 billion+
Surprise, surprise, the most widely spoken language on the  planet is based in the most populated country on the planet, China. Beating second-place English by a 2 to 1 ratio, but don't let that lull you into thinking that Mandarin is easy to learn. Speaking Mandarin can be really tough, because each word can be pronounced in four ways (or "tones"), and a beginner  will invariably have trouble distinguishing one tone from another. But if over a billion people could do it, so could you. Try saying hello! 
To say "hello" in Mandarin, say "Ni hao" (Nee HaOW).  ("Hao" is pronounced as one syllable, but the tone requires that you let your  voice drop midway, and then raise it again at the end.) 

Monday, July 18, 2011

Racism is holding Australia back

Racism is holding Australia back

Racism is driven by fear and ignorance and must be got rid of so Australia can move forward

By Liz Cush 18 July, 2011

Some Australian politicians never want to admit that racism exists.
They would suggest the Cronulla riots in 2005 -- when Anglo-Australians wore the national flag as a cape, drank Victoria Bitter and protested against ethnicities going to the southern Sydney beach -- weren't a reflection on Australian society. Similar denial exists about the racial motivation of attacks on Indian students in Melbourne. Or the negative perceptions of Asians.

Yet the political rhetoric that justifies policies towards asylum seekers and refugees fans the flames of racism in everyday life.

It's just so easy for a white person to pretend racism doesn't exist in Australia: we are not the ones stopped for "random" security checks at airports. We aren't constantly asked where we are from or stared at for wearing a hijab. We are not the Aborigines targeted by police in Sydney's Redfern and asked to empty our pockets.

I grew up in a small town on the south coast of New South Wales, where I loved to travel metaphorically around the world by gobbling up books. While there were few Asian, Arab, African or Latino faces in my country town in the 1980s, I heard about trips to Thailand and Vietnam and wondered about different ways of life.

In my mind, imagination and experience, the diversity of the world and its peoples has become a gift to savor and enjoy.

One of my favorite things about Sydney is the racial diversity. It's fascinating to catch a train to Parramatta and overhear simultaneous conversations in so many different languages. I love to visit the suburbs and taste foods from Indonesia, Ethiopia and Chile. It's cool that on any given night in I can go and dance salsa with Latinos or dance to Caribbean beats.

Racism is strongly driven by an irrational fear of the unknown. We're told how dangerous places are and to distrust certain cultures. My experience has been that the people I am meant to fear are actually just going about their daily lives in the way they know how.  

In Australia, since September 11, Muslims have become the perceived bogeyman: their beards, headscarves and way of praying strikes fear into many a VB drinking, board short-wearing, football-loving patriot. In my opinion, Sharia law is none too friendly, but this is not a real danger to women's rights in Australia. While radical Muslims exist, they are merely on a par with fundamentalist Christians.

Don't forget it's the Christian leaders of our country who squeeze money from schools and hospitals in order to fund police to beat us up at the rallies where we protest these policies.

Hand-in-hand with an inexhaustible drive for profits, racism drives wars and foreign invasions. It serves only the interests of politicians who pander to corporations. It divides and weakens people and keeps us from seeing who our real enemies are.

It is just stupid to judge a person based on the color of their skin or place of birth.

If we could see an Iraqi or Afghan person for what they are, equal to you and me in humanity, could we stand for what our governments are doing to them in our name?

On the flip side, many Australians of English or Irish stock are vehemently against racism. We organize and march in demonstrations protesting war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the continuing occupation of Palestine. We protest the continuing theft of Aboriginal lands by mining companies -- such as is now happening in the Kimberley in Western Australia, Lake Cowal in western New South Wales and Muckaty in the Northern Territory. 

We try to be aware that we are often very privileged in this society purely because of the pale coloring of our skins and our Anglo names.

I detest the idea that a fifth generation Irish-Australian is more "Aussie" than a second-generation Lebanese-Australian or so-called "boat people" from Sudan or Somalia.

Unless you are of the first peoples -- the many nations of Aboriginal people of this ancient land -- to be Australian is to be an immigrant. That is irrespective of why or when in the past 223 years you -- or your ancestors -- came here.

As much as political leaders try and encourage us to fear each other, we can fight against the poison that is racism by opening our eyes to the beauty of difference that make our common humanity so interesting.

And only then can Australia move forward.

The opinions of this commentary are solely those of Liz Cush.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Irish Medical Dictionary

The Irish have the lowest stress rate because they do not take medical terminology seriously …
Medical Term

Irish Definition
The study of paintings
Back door to cafeteria
What doctors do when patients die
What you be, after you be eight
Caesarean Section
A neighbourhood in Rome
Cat scan
Searching for Kitty
Made eye contact with her
A sheep dog
A punctuation mark
To live long
Not a friend
Quicker than someone else
A small lie
Distinguished, well known
Labour Pain
Getting hurt at work
Medical Staff
A Doctor's cane
A higher offer
Rates of Pay for Working at Night,
Normally more money than Days
I knew it
A person who has fainted
Second cousin to Elvis
Post Operative
A letter carrier
Recovery Room
Place to do upholstery
Nearly killed him
Hiding something
Roman Emperor
A small table
Terminal Illness
Getting sick at the airport
One plus one more
Opposite of you're out

Model bitten by snake on her breast during photo session

Orit Fox, the Israelite model known by her breasts has been bitten by a snake on her breast.
According to several sources the snake was intoxicated with silicone from the model's prosthesis and died shortly after.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Check out this phone!

Check out all the features it has!! Much better than an Iphone or BB.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

3D Printer

3D printing is a form of additive manufacturing technology where a three dimensional object is created by laying down successive layers of material. 3D printers are generally faster, more affordable and easier to use than other additive manufacturing technologies. 3D printers offer product developers the ability to print parts and assemblies made of several materials with different mechanical and physical properties in a single build process. Advanced 3D printing technologies yield models that can serve as product prototypes.

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Touch His Nose - Go On!

First click on the picture, then try to touch his nose with your cursor..... 



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Korean chop-chop (fantastic doubles rallies)

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Great retrieving by the world's best female choppers Kim Kyung Ah / Park Mi Young (KOR) against Guo Yan / Ding Ning (CHN); women's doubles semifinal, 2009 World Table Tennis Championships, Yokohama; China wins 4-1

Smartphone pictures pose privacy risks

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Pictures you've e-mailed or uploaded from your smartphone could leak information that can threaten your safety or that of your children.

Visit to read much more on this investigation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

India's 5 most unintentionally hilarious TV shows

Television's latest weekend offerings are rated ... mercilessly

With monsoon rains lashing at us harder than a prison official from a bad film, Mumbaikars have no option but to lie on the couch and watch some of the television shows dished out in the name of Indian entertainment.

We may have come a long way from the Doordarshan days when all we had was one national channel to watch, with the Hindi feature film on Sunday evenings being the highlight of the week.

But even with today's 200-odd channels, finding one worth watching can drain the cells right off your remote -- and your brain.

Most of the current shows are desi versions of successful international formats, but if you're going to sit and stare, these are the few new shows worth a watch -- purely for their bizarre entertainment value.

5. India's Most Desirable on Star World

(Sunday, 9 p.m.)

India's Most Desirable
Definitely not India's answer to Oprah, Simi Garewal returns to television with a chat show that has everyone talking, but for all the wrong reasons.

Garewal is dressing younger and far stranger since her day's hosting "Rendezvous with Simi Garewal," and she's had so much "help" to her face that you don't know if she's surprised or semi-conscious.

Midway through some episodes, Garewal suddenly breaks out into her alter ego, named Kiki -- a teenager with a voice like a chipmunk and an accent from Uranus.

If you have an hour to spare and are amused watching the likes of celebrities Ranbir Kapoor, Siddhartha Mallya, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha answering strange questions, having their tarot read or being embarrassed by their parents, this is the show for you.

4. Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar on Colors

(Friday, Saturday, 9 p.m.)

Khatron Ke Khiladi Torchaar
The Indian version of "Fear Factor," it's not surprising that this show has more drama, emotion, religious chanting and celebrities than fear itself.

Hosted by Akshay Kumar (whose wardrobe is perhaps the scariest thing on the show), the contestants are made to perform the usual stunts featuring creepy crawlies and offal cuisine against a South African landscape.

Since Akshay Kumar thinks he's the reason the women are there, the male contestants are cheered on by two local ditzies called Munni and Sheela.

The stunts are OK, but with the amount of crying, close-up shots and slow motion frames in the mix, all you need is an item song and you've got yourself a regular Bollywood film.

3. Just Dance on Star Plus

(Saturday, Sunday, 9 p.m.)

Just Dance
Now here's a show that's on a nationwide lookout for someone who can match the talent of Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan. Not his acting skills -- that would be a breeze -- but rather the ability to dance like him.

Naturally, starstruck fans are auditioning by the thousands for the chance to see their dreams and ridiculous get-ups being crushed by two heavyweight judges: Bollywood film director and choreographer Farah Khan and Bollywood choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant.

Those who make it through the sarcastic comments and feigned interest of the judges are in the running to meet their idol, Hrithik Roshan. They get a wristband emblazoned with his initials and perform in front of the man himself.

After weeks of eliminations, one super-dancer will be crowned. Some of them are talented, but let's hope they get the three thumbs up from Roshan.

2. Coke Studio India on MTV

(Friday, 7 p.m.)

Coke Studio India
Before you roll up your notes and bring out a mirror, Coke Studio India is a music show sponsored by Coca-Cola that brings together musicians to create music live on a studio stage.

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Coke Studio Pakistan, which was watched on YouTube and downloaded by all of us this side of the border, Coke Studio India has the ante to up.

The original show focuses on a fusion of diverse Pakistani music from eastern classical and folk to contemporary popular music. The Indian counterpart, however, will rely heavily on the one thing that has never failed in this country -- Bollywood music.

Trouble is, there are enough Bollywood music shows out there already, and viewers are expecting experimental sounds, fresh talent and a mix of genres, not the usual set of playback singers with rehashed versions of popular Indian songs.

The only good part about the show is that it means MTV has started playing music again.

1. Axe MTV Grind on MTV

(Saturday, 7 p.m.)

Axe MTV Grind
Spring Break in Cancun. Zuma Beach in California. Fire Island parties in Long Island.

"Axe MTV Grind," the newest show on television, is none of those.

The show tries hard to ape the hit American music television show that premiered in the early 1990s and featured bikini-clad clubbers dancing their hearts and breasts out.

But all we get here are Indian MTV VJs by a tacky poolside or a beach at night trying to grab as much screen time as they possibly can with moves that can best be described as zombie-meets-paralytic.

The channel is using jiggling mass to attract the masses, but it would have helped if they could actually have found people who can dance. The costumes are garish, the makeup horrific, the poses rehearsed and the tans sprayed on.

Watch it for a hearty laugh, though your shaking belly could well upstage some of the dancers.

Ajoy is creative partner at a brand consultancy in Mumbai and a blogger.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Stevie Starr the regurgitator

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A man swallow fishes coins sugar billiard-ball and key-rings and bring them back.
WARNING ! Don't try this at home

Un mec avale des poissons des pièces du sucre une boule de billiard et des porte-clés et les recrache.
ATTENTION : N'essayez pas chez vous!

Humour: Marriage Quotes and Sayings

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.

Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.

My wife suggested a book for me to read to enhance our relationship. It's titled, "Women are from Venus, Men are Wrong."

When a man steals your wife there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

It's a funny thing that when a man hasn't anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.

Love is blind, marriage is the eye-opener.

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.

I don't worry about terrorism. I was married for two years

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.

There's a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic banking. It's called marriage.

Your marriage is in trouble if your wife says, 'You're only interested in one thing,' and you can't remember what it is.

Marriage is give and take. You'd better give it to her or she'll take it anyway.

You know what I did before I married? Anything I wanted to.

The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his cheque book open.

My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.

We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops.

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.

In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.

Marriage–a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.

A bachelor is a man who never makes the same mistake once.

My husband said he needed more space. So I locked him outside.

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.

I fell in love at first sight… I should have looked twice.

Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.

The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.

Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.

There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.

Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.

Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays

The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.

Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too.

I got rid of my husband. The cat was allergic.

I require only three things of a man. He must be handsome, ruthless and stupid.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.

I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late.

Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together.