Friday, August 17, 2007

Phantom: Chalta Phirta Betaal

Phantom -My hero....
I literally grew up with him loved him and there were others like Garth, Rip Kirby,Tom Sawyer , mandrake along with first afro-hero lothar, king of seven tribes, and not to forget the adventures of the First Indian Hero Bahadur and his lovely friend bela... I would like to call my self GEN -I i-e generation Indrajal :).

Living on third floor... Once in every 15 days (later wekely) along with our TOI , Dharamayug, Sapthaik Hindustan it came(bundled in black rubber band) Indrajal. AAAAAHHHH... and wait was worth it if only if it was Phantom.

But enuf of inane emotional ramblings...

Why is phantom so amazing

  1. He was never bitten by some spider ... or exposed to gama radiation like hulk or cosmic radiation like fantastic four or is a mutant like X-men... he is so like us ...he is so human so like batman but sans his angst or anger or even hate... He is a regular guy
  2. Incidentally he is the first hero to wear leotard that to with undies over them & above all the striped ones and carry them with elan and poise(am i sounding like simi gerewal)
  3. he is one hero that was and is most socially relevant ... he fought against piracy, slave trade and talked agaisnt despotism and clan/ tribal warfare in he was/is NELSON MANDELA with .45. ALL THE RIGHT CAUSES... even his wife worked for UN. The first hero with a conscience (others would be green arrow and silver surfer...but HECK they dont count )
there are dozen reason more... but what makes him special is he is true to what the first phantom swore..

"I swear to devote my life to the destruction of piracy, greed, cruelty, and injustice, in all their forms! My sons and their sons, shall follow me"

Some basic Facts abt Phantom. all random and no googling ;) . Will not dilute my memories...

  1. Created by lee falk
  2. known as ghost who walks
  3. Lives in a skull cave
  4. Has a horse - Hero , dog (not exactly- a wolf)-devil, hawk-farraka, elephant-jumbo, prehistoric man and a dianasour in small seclude island called EDEN...dont even try to approach it... it is filled with Pirahana and not to forget SOLOMON and NEFRETTITI (wont tell you who they are :) )
  5. carries .45 ( and gosh he know how to use em)
  6. Best friend guran
  7. Also known as kit walker
  8. Married to diana palmer(mandrake attended his marriage so did president luaga)
  9. HasTwins Kit (all first male born are names as such) and heloise (the hanta witch one of previous phantoms wife)
so much more trivia is stored... but u need to look at few panels to understand... more abt phantom

The warning sign of phantom... the skull

The good samaritan... bringing up an orphan rex

Figting against toxic dumping in the 3rd world countries ruled by milatery Junta...(phantom was alway Current)

This panel is a corner stone of phantom tribute to lee falk

Idea Killer

Read this lovely article that talked about how to kill an idea effectively.
And like so many of my ilk have faced it so often … but always had this Déjà vu that this has happened before but could never actually segment it but now is the time to put words and expression to it

(No Response, Radio Silence… Cold Storage)

“Hmmm ok…”
(Luke warm praise…)

Not bad….
(My sister husbands cousins brother law is Piyush Pandey… me am a frigging expert)

"haaa haa he hee haha…"
(Gosh you are funny .,. bit of smirk and bit of smile will take u far in your chosen profession of an Idea Killer)

"OHHH this is what it mean…"
(My sister husbands cousins brother law was Einstein lemme analyze it. I think the customer mindset and the TA will feel….blah blah…)

"Ohhh they used it ..."

( Ohh this idea was used in Uganda in 1969 and I think it did not work… in fact it bombed !!! Way to go idea killer)

"Ahhh I think that MY approach will work…"

"AHHH I think if Instead of Black we Use Read…. Oh Dress should be more classical less retro…"
(Change, adapt, cannibalize and dilute the idea…)

"You Moron your Wife is having an affair… with Rajnikant of accounts and you think you have an idea…"
(Frontal attack also works but have to use it sparingly and selectively)

"I think we should Discuss this in conference room ookkk... leeme call Mr X from account, Ms Y from front desk Mr Z from Pantry..."
(this is a master stroke… )

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

gosh yesterday i reliased that i have more beer in my body then blood and also realised that the only way to avoid the bitter taste of this divine to keep on drinking it ;).

Did bit of reading and what i discovered was few amazing tit bits

Beer is one of the oldest beverages, possibly dating back to the 5th millennium BC

( Egyptian wooden model of beer making in ancient Egypt,
Rosecrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California.)

and it was egyptians who first concoted it.... now i know why i always had this deep desire to visit egypt.:)

and yea one fact that really HIT me was me was the heath benifits...

  1. Drinking beer has been associated with a decreased risk of cardiac disease, stroke and cognitive decline (removed the word moderate :) )
  2. A 2005 Japanese study found that low alchol beer may possess strong anti-cancer properties
  3. It is considered that overeating and lack of muscle tone is the main cause of a beer belly, rather than beer consumption
Most facts in fact all... have been taken from wiki ....all error etc is thier responsibilty...

for all the beer lovers found something.....


Our lager,
Which art in barrels,
Hallowed be thy drink,
Thy will be drunk,
(I will be drunk),
At home as I am in the tavern.
Give us this day our foamy head,
And forgive us our spillages,
As we forgive those who spill against us,
and lead us not to incarceration,
But deliver us from hangovers,
For thine is the beer,
The bitter and the lager,
Forever and ever,


Monday, August 13, 2007

He was a bold man who first swallowed an oyster

I always had this penchant to order food which no one woud eat or would want to possibly eat...but then who said i was connosuier of fine dining.. Not me never... how could i possibily eat entrails of creature...yuck yuck.... till my next experiment (snake i heard... they taste like chicken)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

just a thought

gosh i had goose bumps after reading the article
and this is visual representaion of my thoughts...mostly profane at times profound ...your call :)

please read the the article