Talking cookies and other monsters...

Tuesday, 30 January 2007 00:47 by salim

There is a continuing trend to show food items that has quite a lot of intelligence. For example the four chocolate chip cookies that drives a convertible, singing along with the song... And a monster hand comes down and takes them (to eat obviously) off the car while it is driving. What a scary thought is that. I don?t think I can eat a chocolate chip cookie without a bit of shudder after seeing this commercial.

Another even scarier commercial is the one with the Perdue chicken guy and his chickens that are exercising, and participating in intelligent conversation with a chicken on the phone!!! How can one eat a chicken without feeling a pang of guilt for killing this intelligent animal.

And now we have cereals, vegetables, cows advertising their udders, etc etc, all in very homomorphic fashion.

I am assuming that there must be a lot of people who accept these ads for the purpose they are intended for. They must have done some focus group shit before publishing it. That is even more scarier. Are we still keeping hidden cannibalistic tendencies?

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Ahh... I did enjoy this Indian being roasted...

Wednesday, 17 January 2007 00:04 by salim

Colbert report today featured a writer named Dinesh D'suza, who has written a book "Enemy at home, how cultural left made 9/11" or something like that. No, i did not read the book, and no, I am not going to read that book.

Usually when I see an occassional Indian being roasted in one of those shows, I fee a bit of sympathy. Ofcourse I am not above racist nuances!!!

Anyways, I totally enjoyed Colbert plucking this guy to his skin and even the skin...

The book apparently connects the whole muslim fundamentalism as a result of the American liberalism. So, all we need to do to stop the violence is to connect the traditional america (of the christian fundamentalists) and show them how pathetically radicalized, racially motivated, and relegiously blind we are all.

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Shrinking information space !!!

Tuesday, 16 January 2007 02:50 by salim

I just noticed that in most of the news and information sites that I usually visit are making the width of the article space in their web pages smaller and smaller. After the top banner, top menus, side menus, right hand side infolets (or whatever they are called), google ads, other ads, login page, etc etc, there is about 20% space that the article uses in a page. Not only that, most of these sites forces us to browse into different pages (the evil <Continue> link, or even worse, the 8 pt pagte numbers and > link!!!) with similar kind of noise.

I want a way to just read what I want to read. Show me the related info when I ask for it. If you are so poor and broke, show me a 30 second commercial video before I start reading the article.

Another annoyance is those floating windows with ads on them, some even with a jingle! True to the "web paradigm" they all have their disposal links in different different places.

I have to start thinking about some kind of desktop aggregator. Web is not all those web pages, but the information contained in it.

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