Saturday, April 25

Have you ever been on the inside?

I am very bad when it comes to vocabulary. My brain will not process words which are not on the list of 5 year old kids' 'words to know' list. It is very selective and chooses words which will require minimum brainwave stimulation for recall and always tries to keep a list of 'most used words which usually make sense and have not got me in trouble so far' list so that there is even lesser brainwave stimulation in everyday communication.

Other than that my brain loves words which sound nice. It came across 'dilly dally' and there was instant love but it had no idea what it meant. When my brain heard those words, it was 4 in the afternoon on a boring Friday. That is the time when the brain is about to quit any attempt to take anything in. It is also the time when my brain prepares itself for the epic battle with time. It usually finds these 2 hours before weekend one of the toughest. There was instant reaction from my brain. It first instructed the fingers to type 'brb' in the chat window. I was talking to a co worker and my brain did not want me to look dumb by asking her what those words meant. Even in those lazy hours, my brain is always worried about my image and constantly works towards protecting the already set notion (that I am super smart and know so much more than others) about me. There is some portion of the brain dedicated for this task and it usually delivers great results.

Then this master brain instructed my fingers to type 'dilly dally' in the search box on Google. My brain relies a lot on Google and most smart comments that you would have seen me make on issues like war and why Barack Obama should go phatdippin are what someone smarter expressed on a website which was indexed by Google. This brain has never been so excited to do anything on a Friday afternoon but it was waiting for to reveal what this magical combination of sweet sounding words meant but the internet crashed. The brain started abusing the tech guy, it then started hitting the F5 key a few times before the button almost popped out of the keyboard like a popcorn. The internet was back and there was the answer in front of my eyes who passed it on to my brain.

So my brain found out that it practices 'dilly dallying' like all the time but did not know there was a word in the English language for that activity that it does. It always thought that it was the only brain in the universe doing it and because no other brain was doing it there probably wasn't a word for it. After the fascinating discovery came the weekend which was a good one in a long time. My brain is instructing my fingers to stop typing now...

Sunday, April 19

Moving on up, to the east side...

There is entertainment and there is internetainment. There is a web comedy duo thats making history and watching their show is like hanging out with friends. They make comedy web music videos and have a weekly show. I am talking about Rhett McClaughin and Link Neal from

I am a big fan of their weekly show. It is not a tv show. It is an internet show and thus the term internetainment which btw is not on Wikipedia. There is no fixed format and sometimes they just pick up a topic and start talking. Watching the kast (thats what it is called) is like sitting around a fireplace with your hommies and having a fun conversation. I even get a cup of hot chocolate milk or something when I watch the show every Saturday. It is telecasted on Thursday night from the US so weekend is the only time I can watch it.

This weekend, I youtubed a few old series' theme songs. I wouldn't do such a thing but on this week's show Rhett and Link spoke about old tv show theme songs. I was wondering if it was a good idea when I read the show preview page but when Rhett and Link do anything, it is always a good idea. They reviewed a lot of old tv theme songs, spoke about actors from those series and as usual, played some music. In fact, the subject line of this post is the title of the theme song for 'The Jeffersons' and Rhett and Link released a video of their version of the song. Check it out here. It is very peppy and has a very nice feel to it.

Rhett and Link do their show every week and it a must watch on my list of weekend things to do. They even have a wikipedia entry. I wonder if I will ever have a legit wikipedia entry. I hope I do and I hope it is for something great. If you are reading this, youtube some of your favorite tv series theme songs. I guarantee, it will be a good one hour or so of internetainment.

So if you are in the neighbourhood on a Saturday and are a Rhett & Link fan, be my guest. Food and (soft) drinks will be on me :-) and in case you don't have time to watch a lot of Rhett and Link material, let me know and I will tell you which ones are the funniest.

Disclaimer: This is not an advertisment. I am not paid by Rhett and Link to do this. I wrote this post as a fan and because I am happy I am a Rhett and Link fan.