Internet Meme

1-Grab the closest book to you, go to page 18 and write down the 4th line :
It’s my old diary, which I dug out out of my cupboard, page 18, line 4 reads “Oops, didn’t know that could happen!”

2- Whats the last thing you saw on TV
Half an episode of CSI : NY

3- Other than the sound of your computer, what else can you hear?
The noise of the ceiling fan

4- Last time you went out, what did you do?
Hmmm, it will have to be to buy a new razor & shampoo

5- What are you wearing?
Nothing but a sheet ;P

6- Whats on the walls in the room you are in?
A clock and a teddy bear hanging on a nail

7- What’s strange about today?
Nothing…

8- Whats the last Movie you saw?
Final Destination 3

9- Tell us something we don’t know:
I would like to go away and never come back

10- Do you like dancing?
Only Dirty Dancing

11- If you had a daughter, what would her name be?
Roshanak, I have an online Iranian friend with the same name

12- If you had a son, what would his name be?
!Xobile. Pronounce that!

13- Ever thought of living abroad?
Yes, and did it too. Will do it again, for free or lots of money.

14- What would you like GOD to tell you when you crossed the pearly gates?
That’s nonsense… There is no god, but if there was one, he would bow before me and say “Welcome master, oh mighty one”

15- Mouhahaha, there is not question 15, mouhahaha!

Misfits Of Science

When I about 9 or 10, they showed on Kuwait tv, an American show that boggled my childhood mind and holds a very special place in my childhood memories. Misfits Of Science was a short lived comedy / action / sci-fi series that was …perfect in my mind. It had a great cast, some comedy relief and good chase and action scenes. It originally aired from October, 1985 till February, 1986. I must have got around June or July 1986 in Kuwait.

It featured a cast of super-powered humans and their madcap adventures. A double-length pilot and 15 additional episodes were created; all episodes but one were broadcast in the United States during its original run.

Here’s the title sequence; it was intended to be called ‘Superminds’ originally!

Cast members

  • Dean Paul Martin played Dr. Billy Hayes, the non-powered yet undisputed leader of this misfit team. Billy was a research scientist at the Humanidyne Institute.
  • Kevin Peter Hall download hitman played Dr. Elvin “El” Lincoln, Billy’s colleague and close friend. El was a towering black man who gave himself the ability to shrink to doll size via hormonal treatments. The character struggled socially, and despite being very tall, he played basketball poorly.
  • Mark Thomas Miller was Johnny Bukowski, a.k.a. Johnny B. He was a rock and roll musician who was electrocuted on stage, thus giving him formidable electrical powers. These same powers also granted him some limited superspeed abilities, but they also made him vulnerable to water.
  • Courteney Cox played Gloria Dinallo, a troubled telekinetic teen with a history of juvenile delinquency.
  • Jennifer Holmes played Gloria’s probation officer, Jane Miller. Her character appeared only in the earlier episodes.
  • Max Wright portrayed the director of the Humanidyne Institute. Unlike the other cast members, he was not actually considered to be one of the Misfits.
  • Mickey Jones played Arthur Beifneiter a.k.a. Ice Man, The team would drive around in an ice cream truck because Ice Man would die if he got too warm, so they kept him in the freezer. Ice Man only appeared in the pilot episode, but the characters continued to use the ice cream truck.

Another One Bites …Ties The Knot

Last night I was invited to go for a party hosted by a colleague. He was celebrating the fact that he just got married to his sweetheart of the past 5 years. This was a quickie registered marriage, as there were some issues with the girl’s family. So he & she had it done quickly with the help of some friends and her cousins! That’s right, this girl’s cousins helped her kinda elope.

So anyway, I got his call  by around 1:30 pm asking me to be there at a nearby hotel at 7:30 pm for dinner. Some other colleagues were also coming, so I checked with them the timings that they would also be there. Since I had a training batch from 4pm till 1 am, I couldn’t stay long. So I arranged their dinner break to be from 8 pm till 9 pm and left the office at that time. However since it started so late, I left without having dinner. I just said my congrats and left back for the office.

So another guy gets married and he is not yet 25! What the heck am I doing at 31? No hope in sight, the evergreen bachelor. Sigh!