An IndianWritten by Kedar Joshi
An Average Indian is
Emotional, Sensitive, Kind, Broad Minded, Spiritual, Poor, Innocent, Racist, Class conscious, A mathematician, A philosopher, Brown, A slave, Forgiving, ill-mannered, A great cook, A singer, A musician, Semi-Literate, Jealous, Religious, Friendly, Welcoming, Open, A film maker, Film lover, Loving, Caring, Hypocritical, Straight, Cynical, Homely, Negligent, Rough, Impractical, Crazy, Fashionable, Disgusting, Judgmental, Tolerant, Impatient, Cheerful, Passionate, A thief, Prejudiced, Dishonest, A good neighbour, Romantic, Faithful, Uncritical, Unhealthy, A good listener, A freedom fighter, Materialistic, Weak, Undisciplined,
X-Files Stuff in the News!Written by Doug Bower
I have always loved science fiction. I always have and always will. However, I do possess, most of time, a solid enough grip on reality to let go of my sci-fi love when I put book down or leave movie theater.
I mean, I would love for half stuff I see in sci-fi to be true right now. You know what I am talking about, don't you? I would love to be able to zoom through "Space Final Frontier" in comforts of Starship Enterprise sipping margaritas with Jean-Luc Picard while watching stars fly by. Maybe that babe, Counselor Troi, could join us.
Yes, I can tell difference between truth and reality (sort of). It's fun to pretend but I know when pretense stops—or do I?
Another kind of sci-fi on caliber of "X-files" has been going on lately and I want to know just what in name of Agent Mulder is going on?
I wrote a week or two ago about exploding toads of Germany.
"I cannot get out of my mind exploding toad phenomenon reported in Altona district of Hamburg, Germany. This was taking place at end of April 2005, causing a ghoulish and macabre mess that confused hell out of scientists. They had taken to calling district "pond of death".
They think they may have solved this little grotesqueness with explanation of some peckish toad-liver-stealing crows. I don't buy that at all.
On May 18th, a report appeared in Associated Press about a scene right out of Hitchcock's "The Birds" occurred in Houston.
Apparently, some rather miffed Grackles (a large and loud crow-like bird) have gotten it into their little pea-sized birdbrains to attack good citizens of Houston. These attacks have become so vicious that people are being injured.
"The grackles zeroed in on a lawyer who shooed a bird away before he tripped and injured his face, Jue said. The lawyer was treated for several cuts."  Can you believe this?
One woman was knocked to ground, according to article, and had to be helped up by two men who were also attacked. All three had to flee into a nearby building to escape Grackle attack.