This page is intended to provide the reader an insight into the functionality of a perpetually whimsical mind.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Stamford High Bhangra video

Check this out, it's funny!

Ameriquest commercials

These are hilarious! Thanks to n00p.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Exploding Whale!

In 1970, a group of people decided the best way to get rid of the carcass of an 8 ton whale was to blow it up!

Woman attacked by a killer whale

Crazy sharks.

Hammerhead shark attacks a tarpon

This is crazy... the hammerhead tore the tarpon apart.

Pretty cool animated music video

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The Banana song

Rock your head to the banana song. It's really popular and not too bad actually.

My Humps parody by Alanis Morissette

If you haven't already seen the Alanis Morissette parody of "My Humps", originally sung by the band, "Black Eyed Peas", here it is:

Here's the original video of 'My Humps' by Black Eyed Peas

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Google Reader

Google has come up with yet another useful tool called the "Google Reader". Basically, it is simply an online RSS reader where you can log on to your Google account and access all the RSS feeds. You can subscribe to some of the feeds that come with it, such as new Daily Show videos, or Colbert Report videos.

For more new Google tools and services, visit Google Labs:

How Pakistani are you? Test yousrelf....

I don't think this is the most accurate test of your Pakistani-yat, but it's fun to take it anyway. I scored pretty low, but I'm not taking it too seriously. Some of the choices are pretty funny.

Arey, you are 35% Pakistani!

Not bad, but not good enough to call yourself a real Pakistani either! You seem more London than Lahore, so why not try wearing a shalwar kameez for a week and maybe that'll bump up your rating...

How Pakistani are you? (first class number one!)
Create a Quiz

Thinking about switching to wordpress...

A couple of weeks ago, I created a blog on wordpress, but it was more of a project than a personal blog, however, I realized wordpress offers several advantages over blogger. Despite that, the new version of blogger comes packed with a easy-to-use interface where one can add, remove and move around little modules to configure the look and feel of their blogs. The only feature I dislike about wordpress and that is probably the only thing holding me back from switching is the fact that I'd have to purchase a template in order to modify any of the code (Well, you could modify the code, but you can't save it). I guess when I'm serious about it, I will switch to wordpress and get myself a hosting service.

The fish that got away...

This is an amazing footage of a tigress attempting to subdue and prey on a lone zebra in what seems to be a lake, but the zebra isn't going to give up without a fight. Check it out.

Lion vs Warthog

Pretty evenly matched, but alas...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Search within Rapidshare and Megaupload

If you're looking for a particular audio, video, or eBook file, you can search for it on Rapidshare or Megaupload using the following link.

Have fun!

Predictions made in the year 1900 about the year 2000

This is pretty fascinating....

The Ladies Home Journal from December 1900, which contained a fascinating article by John Elfreth Watkins, Jr. “What May Happen in the Next Hundred Years”.

Mr. Watkins wrote: “These prophecies will seem strange, almost impossible. Yet, they have come from the most learned and conservative minds in America. To the wisest and most careful men in our greatest institutions of science and learning I have gone, asking each in his turn to forecast for me what, in his opinion, will have been wrought in his own field of investigation before the dawn of 2001 - a century from now. These opinions I have carefully transcribed.”

During the Year 2000, we included Mr. Watkins research in our feature articles. We invite you to comment on these predictions, whether they have been realized in some way or how they can never be accomplished! In any event, we know you’ll enjoy these entries.

Prediction #1: There will probably be from 350,000,000 to 500,000,000 people in America and its possessions by the lapse of another century. Nicaragua will ask for admission to our Union after the completion of the great canal. Mexico will be next. Europe, seeking more territory to the south of us, will cause many of the South and Central American republics to be voted into the Union by their own people.”

Prediction #2: The American will be taller by from one to two inches. His increase of stature will result from better health, due to vast reforms in medicine, sanitation, food and athletics. He will live fifty years instead of thirty-five as at present – for he will reside in the suburbs. The city house will practically be no more. Building in blocks will be illegal. The trip from suburban home to office will require a few minutes only. A penny will pay the fare. [...]

Thanks to my buddy n00p

Friday, April 20, 2007

More funny headlines with Jay Leno

Comedian Rob O'Reilly interviews people

Rob O'Reilly walks around on the streets of Boston humoring people...

How smart is the average person?

Monday, April 16, 2007

33 confirmed dead in Virginia Tech shooting

It is now clear that 33 people, including the gunman have died in a fatal shooting spree in at Virgina Tech University. For more details, please follow the links below.

Detailed updates

MSNBC's Report

BBC's Report

CNN's Report

Emails from Bryan Spangler, a computer science student at Virginia Tech regarding the shooting.

Virginia Tech President's message on the main page:

15 ways to quit your job...

Taken directly from Msn careers...

Diplomacy is defined as "tact and skill in dealing with people." While it's always a good idea to be diplomatic in all your personal and business dealings, it's especially important when you are resigning from a job. The world is much smaller than we sometimes think, and with all the company mergers, consolidations and acquisitions, it's best not to burn bridges.

When you're leaving a job, it's not the time to finally give an irritating co-worker a piece of your mind. The co-worker or supervisor you've despised could wind up as your boss somewhere down the career road.

Here are a few tips to take into consideration before you announce your resignation.

1. Always use professionalism and courtesy in announcing your intention to leave the company.

2. Advise your direct supervisor first. Then tell colleagues and department staff. [...]

Giant Gypsum Crystals

There exist, in Mexico, extraordinarily large gypsum crystals that seem to have had the perfect condition for their development, new research shows. Some of these crystals are as long as 11m! Click here to read more about it.

Blind Cops - Episode 1 & 2

Just came across these funny clips that seems to be getting some fair amount of publicity. It's a short film based on two blind cops and their misadventures as law enforcement agents. Watch and enjoy.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Just another reason not to mess with lions

Tourists' spacecraft reaches ISS

The first space tourist ever, billionaire Charles Simonyi has successfully reached the International Space Station (ISS) along with two cosmonauts aboard a Russian spacecraft. I wonder if we will ever have space subways where people would be traveling back and forth from earth to the space station and back? Read on here.

Alternative to Youtube?

The team at has come up with a 'desi flavored' youtube called "Stopdesi" located at http:/ You'll find humorous and informative desi clips on this site. Go on, give it a try. You know you want to.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Giant Octupus vs Shark

Can you guess which one prevails?

Google leads the way

Until yesterday, after reading an article on BBC's website, I hadn't realized how dependent (and grateful) I was on the services Google provides us. However, it also made me realize that nearly every aspect of my actions over the internet are surrounded by Google. That is not to say that is necessarily a bad thing, but why do I, or millions of Google fans not prefer to use other search engines such as MSN, A9, Yahoo, Altavista,, etc? The following article discusses some important reasons why Google has such a huge following. Click here to read the article.

Jay Leno on Letterman back in the day

I recently found out that Jay Leno, before he hosted his own show, was a comedian who performed live from city to city. He was a regular guest on the Late Night show with David Letterman and he was extremely entertaining. Here is a two-part clips of his appearance long time ago.

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, April 12, 2007

In a Galaxy far far away....

An impression of HD 209458b

Scientists believe they have found what they believe to be evidence of existence of water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system. The following article has been taken from BBC's website:

Water has been detected for the first time in the atmosphere of a planet outside our Solar System. The planet, known as HD 209458b, is a Jupiter-like gas giant located 150 light-years from Earth in the constellation Pegasus.

Other scientists reported in February they were unable to find evidence of water in this planet's atmosphere, as well as in another Jupiter-like planet.
The latest research is published in the Astrophysical Journal. Water vapour (or steam) was expected to be present in atmospheres of most known extrasolar planets, even those that orbit more closely to their parent star than Mercury is to our Sun. [...]

NC-17 rated blogs?

I came across this interesting article on BBC on whether blogs containing explicit/suggestive images or content be branded with a content rating or a warning? I personally believe they should, and in fact, a large one at that. Those warnings should be targeted for the adult readers who have developed a sense of conscience, not children.

It is the responsibility of the parents to ensure they monitor the internet activities of their children by installing family filters, or whatever is prudent to ensure they are protected from sexual predators, illicit activities and mature content. Take a look at the article and a poll on BBC's website here.

Myers-Briggs (MBTI) Personality Test

The Myers-Briggs personality test is supposedly one of the most accurate ones and in fact, certain employers use it to determine a candidate's suitability to their company. Take it here and try to understand yourself better.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Dan Nainan - Stand up Comedian

Check out this hilarious stand up skit from 1/2 Japanese, 1/2 Indian comedian named Dan Nainan.

Two faces of Madonna on Letterman

In the first video shows Madonna notorious interview on the late night show with David Letterman in 1994. Madonna was being arrogant, completely avoiding Letterman's questions and using abusive language despite warnings from Letterman several times.

The second and third clips are are two parts of the same interview, where Madonna appears on Letterman's show in 2007, is in stark contrast with the first one in that, Madonna has three children, and has matured greatly.

Madonna on the Late Night Show in 1994

Madonna on the Late Night Show in 2007

Part 1

Part 2

New Transformers Trailer

Check out the new trailer for the upcoming movie, Transformers. It is set to release on the 4th of July, or 7.4.7 as it says in the trailer. Enjoy!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Mini flying saucer

A British ex-hovercraft engineer has designed a fascinating piece of technology: A saucer-helicopter hybrid drone. Read on for more information. A link to a video of the saucer is provided at the bottom of the post.

"My son said it was a bloody silly idea,' said Mr Hatton. "Now I've proved it works, he says sorry, he was wrong."

The 68-year-old has won a contract with the US government for his 3ft-wide contraption, a cross between a hovercraft and a helicopter. It is being considered for surveillance sorties.

"Unlike a helicopter, though, this is aerodynamically neutral and you can bump into walls and not smash the rotor,' said the inventor.

"And, unlike a hovercraft, you can fly it as high as you want."

The dome-shaped object is powered by an electricity-driven propeller on top that pushes air over the outer surfaces, and has controllable flaps.

Video: Watch the flying saucer in action!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Best of Jay Leno Headlines

I haven't laughed this hard in a LONG time. These two videos will get you rolling on the floor. Check em' out!

Part 1

Part 2

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Hometown Baghdad - Songs of Pain

An Iraqi movie crew that calls themselves "Hometown Baghdad", attempts to capture and manifest the rage, agony and hardships faced by three Iraqis living in the chaos that surrounds Baghdad in this short clip and others. There are several videos of "Hometown Baghdad" available on Youtube, definitely worth taking a look.

Description of the following video from Youtube:

"In this episode, Adel uses heavy metal to express his rage at the death and destruction surrounding him.

Hometown Baghdad was shot by an all-Iraqi crew and tells the stories of three young people trying to survive in Baghdad.

To view all videos in this series, go to

Please rate and comment on the videos. And please subscribe to our channel to see more videos in the Hometown Baghdad series. Our brave Iraqi cast and crew risked their lives to make this series. So please help us make sure the world listens by helping us spread the videos. Embed them to your site, email them around, favorite them.

And visit to learn more about the series and to leave comments for the cast members."

Friday, April 06, 2007

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Prehistoric Shark footage

This odd-looking aquatic life-form known as a "Deep Sea Frill Shark" was found off the coast of Japan. Unfortunately, it died shortly after it was discovered. Here's a video footage of the creature.