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October 27, 2010

How many apples – A Katya Tale

Filed under: Family,Humour — Porcupyn @ 10:22 pm

Scene (and heard) the other day at home

[begin loop]
Mrs. Porcupyn: Katya, if you have three apples and you ask me for two more apples, how many apples do you have?
Katya: Three.
[end loop]

Once the above loop played over twice and tinges of exasperation started creeping into Mrs. Porcupyn’s voice, I had to swing into action.

Porcupyn: Katya, if you have three apples and you ask Amma for two more apples and she gives them to you, how many apples do you have?

Katya [After pondering over the matter at hand for the appropriate amount of time a kid her age would/should]: Five.


October 23, 2010

O or U?

Filed under: Humour — Porcupyn @ 10:17 pm

It is poor form to make fun of a typo, but then my correspondent does not read my blog, and even if (s)he did, (s)he is still anonymous, so I might as well go ahead and share this one!

spending my Saturday evening watching MLB, biting my nail and routing for

If the person’s wishes do come true, does that mean that wins or loses? 😉

October 21, 2010

Dashed Expectations

Filed under: Humour — Porcupyn @ 6:32 pm

As an NRI, I have gotten used to the general mindset of the average American towards my motherland, India. Each passing year, we keep hearing news of progress in India in many (though maybe not all) fields, and each trip to India provides visual confirmation of this progress. With that in mind, it is not too much to hope that the average American is more India aware, is it? Also, it is not too over-the-top wild to assume that the average Jeopardy contestant is more World aware than the average American, is it?

WRONG, as evident from this Jeopardy answer and question.

Category: Welcome to India

Jeopardy Answer (Alex Trebek): This mode of transportation is used for the Deccan Odyssey in the state of Maharashtra.

Hopeful contestant: What is “Elephant?”

October 4, 2010

Cast of characters during CWG – An epic (Mahabharata) analogy

Filed under: Humour — Porcupyn @ 8:42 am

Manmohan Singh – Dhritarashtra
Sonia Gandhi – Shakuni
Kalmadi – Duryodhana
USA NRIs (pre-1980s; retired; drawing Social Security) – In swargaloka
USA NRIs (1980s or later; still working) – In Trishanku swarga
IBN CNN, ITV etc (not telecast in USA) – Sanjaya

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