Sunday, December 19, 2010

Meet Superman

He blogs here.

Quoting Superman

a typical day is waking up at 6, getting to work at 7. Working until 5:30. Going to class from 6-9. Coming home and grinding from 9:30-1 or 2 a.m. Rinse and repeat.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010


to india, be back in 3 weeks, everyone stay good

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooky sundayaments everyone

Costume ideas:

For my future children

Ideas for the wife that were rejected :(

Txt received frm a friend: gonna walk the streets with an 8yo dressed as a vampire cat, demanding sweets with menaces.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LOL stackaments

1000 bb stacks at the 50nl hu table versus a total spastic monkey

Friday, October 15, 2010


Marine Sergeant Ty Ziegel already had his life planned out, he would marry his girlfriend Renee Kline upon returning from his second tour of duty in Iraq.
But one fateful day a suicide bomber hit his truck, tearing apart his body and making him among the 20,000 soldiers that have been wounded in Iraq. He was blind in one eye, had a shattered skull, and most of his skin was burned off. Renee lived with Ty at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas for a year and a half, sharing Ty's every hope and fear. Their relationship became stronger than ever, and Ty and Renee moved back to their hometown in Illinois in July 2006, and got married in shortly.

So true love does exist??

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Weirdest and funniest interview ever

Probably the greatest primetime news interview ever from a Senate candidate:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rough Rough Rough

Messed up the sleep schedule and feeling totally fucked right now . Planning to put in some hands at the heads-up tables in a bit .

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Cons of the airport full body scanner

1. TSA is hell bent on giving me cancer
2. The Americans know I have a small penis.

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Ek doctor ki Maut

Test tube triumph & tragedy
- Nobel for UK scientist stirs memory of a Bengal doctor

Oct. 4: A British scientist has won the 2010 Medicine Nobel for research that led to the world’s first test-tube baby 32 years ago, while a Calcutta doctor who independently repeated the feat in India 10 weeks later was driven to suicide.

The Nobel Foundation today announced the award for Robert Edwards, 85, for developing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques that have helped nearly 4 million infertile couples have babies.

The award almost coincides with the anniversary of the announcement of the birth of Durga — India’s first and the world’s second test-tube baby — by reproductive scientist Subhas Mukerji on October 3, 1978.

But Mukerji was called a fraud and faced bureaucratic vindictiveness in Bengal, and took his own life on July 19, 1981, according to scientific papers and historical notes.

Edwards, a professor emeritus at Cambridge University, started working on IVF in the 1950s. He developed the technique — in which egg cells are removed from a woman, fertilised outside her body and then implanted into the womb — together with British gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe, who died in 1988.

Louise Brown, the first baby born through the procedure on July 25, 1978, in a Manchester clinic, said about the Nobel: “It’s fantastic news; me and mom are so glad. We hold Bob in great affection.”

Brown has herself given birth naturally, as have many other IVF babies — a fact the Nobel committee described as “probably the best evidence for the safety and success of IVF therapy”.

Mukerji made his own contributions to the technique. The Indian Council of Medical Research in 2005 credited him as the first in the world to use hormones to stimulate ovaries to make extra eggs, the first to harvest oocytes (eggs) through (a relatively easy) transvaginal route, and the first to freeze and thaw human embryos before transplanting them into a woman’s uterus.

Yet Mukerji and his two colleagues “were ridiculed by the medical fraternity and victimised by bureaucracy” for months after their work, a senior Indian reproductive scientist, T.C. Anand Kumar, wrote in 1997 in Current Science, a journal of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Kumar, who played a key role in the birth of India’s first scientifically documented test-tube baby in Mumbai on August 6, 1986, had analysed Mukerji’s handwritten laboratory notes, scientific papers, and correspondence with the Bengal government.

His analysis revealed the Bengal government had appointed a panel headed by a radiophysicist — with a gynaecologist, a neurophysiologist and a physiologist as members — to examine the claims by Mukerji, who was posted at Bankura Sammilani Medical College.

None of the panel members “could have had background or insight into the modern science of reproductive technologies”, Kumar wrote, questioning the Bengal government’s rationale in appointing an expert from a “totally alien” field to head the panel.

This was just over a year after the formation of the Left Front government, which is widely held to have targeted and destroyed the standards of excellence in Bengal academia, often with the weapon of political appointments.

Since December 1978, the state authorities prevented Mukerji from presenting his work at scientific conferences and denied him permission to visit Kyoto University in Japan, which had invited him at its own expense. They transferred him in June 1981 to an institute of ophthalmology, an area where he had no expertise. Mukerji was only 50 when he hanged himself a month later.

Mukerji used to travel from Bankura to Calcutta every weekend to carry out his research with colleagues Sunit Mukherjee and gynaecologist Saroj Kanti Bhattacharya, who were at Jadavpur University and Calcutta Medical College.

“We were humiliated. There were people in the medical fraternity who wanted to crush him,” said Mukherjee, now 80. “It was Kumar’s in-depth analysis that revealed the facts.” Kumar himself died earlier this year.

Steptoe and Edwards too faced resistance from Britain’s medical establishment, which stopped their research funds, and were able to continue only thanks to a private donor.

Their work stirred an “ethical debate”, with the Vatican, other religious leaders and some scientists demanding the project be stopped. The Vatican opposed the separation of conception from the “conjugal act” and condemned the destruction of eggs that are taken from a woman’s body but not used.

Medical experts have pointed out that Mukerji’s pursuit of IVF occurred in an era when there was little awareness in India about ethical aspects of research. In his 1997 report on Mukerji’s contributions, Kumar had mentioned how Edwards would get his proposals for human experiments approved by institutional ethics committees.

Sunit Mukherjee said the embryo experiments in Calcutta did not have approval from any ethics committee. There was no culture of seeking approvals at the time, he said.

Yet the Calcutta team froze an eight-cell embryo, stored it for 53 days, thawed it and implanted it into a 31-year-old woman’s uterus. Edwards and Steptoe did not freeze the embryo, and their technique of extracting eggs from ovaries was more difficult than the one used by the Calcutta researchers, one expert said.

Edwards was not in good health when the Nobel committee tried to reach him today. “I spoke to his wife and she was delighted and she was sure he would be delighted too,” committee secretary Goran Hansson said.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the Nobel committee took so long to honour Edwards, and some experts criticised Britain for not having awarded him a knighthood. But Edwards told a newspaper in 2003 he was “not terribly bothered” about not getting a knighthood.

“I’m a very Left-wing socialist and I won’t shed a tear. But if you can organise a Nobel, please go ahead,” he joked.

One of those

Perhaps one of the greatest rear-guard action of the millenia, once again from that man versus his fav opponents.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chilling documentary

About Sweedish twin sisters who went mad in the most bizzare fashion.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No jinx

Just went through my database and discovered this for august on fulltilt

No losing days , only if this could last :(

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Jawan hunts for daughter’s abductors

Patna, Sept. 11: Deputed on the international border, havildar Rajiv Ranjan Pandey has stood guard, ready to fight any enemy who could harm his countrymen. Now, sitting at home for the past two months, he is clueless how to rescue his eight-year-old daughter from an enemy who is in the hiding.

A havildar in the 2nd Bihar Regiment, Pandey alias Bhola Pandey was posted at Ranikhep on India-China border when he got the news about his daughter Shikha being abducted from the Company Sah locality of Sasaram town in Rohtas district. He left for home immediately, hoping his daughter would be rescued by the time he would reach his village.

“It’s been two months since Shikha’s abduction. I have been running from pillar to post to secure her release but the police have failed to trace the kidnappers’ whereabouts,” said Pandey.

Shikha, a Class III student of Vidya Sagar School at Sasaram, went missing from the Company Sah area on July 20. Initially a missing complaint was lodged at Modal police station.

“Soon the missing complaint was converted to a kidnapping case after the kidnappers demanded a ransom of Rs 6 lakh for the safe release of Sikha,” said Pandey.

The harried father received some information about his daughter from witnesses who claimed they saw Shikha being kidnapped by some Maruti van-borne criminals from near her house. Station house officer of Modal police station Mohammad Akram said that the girl was picked up when she was practising how to ride a bicycle in a field adjacent to Rauja Road.

With help of some local people, Pandey caught hold of one of the conspirators, Anil Pathak alias Chhotu, and handed over him to the police.

In police custody, Pathak confessed to his crime and disclosed the name of another accused, Sipahi Sharma, who was taken into custody from his village Kharari Tola under Nokha police station.

“By the time police reached Sharma’s house, the kidnappers had shifted Shikha somewhere else. Both Pathak and Sharma were later sent to jail,” said Pandey.

The army jawan is peeved at the pace of investigation. “When the two accused have admitted their involvement in the crime, why the police have not taken them on remand for further interrogation?” he asked.

Pandey is worried about the health of his wife Babita Devi. “One can well imagine the condition of a woman whose only daughter has been kidnapped and the police have failed to trace her even after 64 days,” he said.

Pathak’s role in the kidnapping case was suspected after he sought information about the cellphone number of Shikha’s grandmother soon after the incident on July 20. “Within six hours, the alleged abductors demanded a ransom of Rs 6 lakh on the mobile phone of Shikha’s grandmother,” said a police officer investigating the case.

“I had not expected such an indifferent attitude from police officers towards the case. I met many senior police officers, including the DIG and the SP, and sought their intervention. Still no step has been taken by them to recover my daughter,” Pandey said.

Rohtas Superintendent of Police Vikas Vaibhav, when contacted, said efforts are on to recover the child.


Eight-year-old Shikha was abducted on July 20 from a field in Company Sah area.

Abductors demanded Rs 6 lakh as ransom from havildar Rajiv Ranjan Pandey’s family.

Two accused -- Anil Pathak alias Chhotu and Sipahi Sharma – have been arrested.

Kidnappers still at large. Police have no information on the child’s safety.

Saturday, September 11, 2010



There are some wounds that time dont heal.

Showkatara Sharif holds a picture of Shakila Yasmin and Nurul Miah, both victims of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre

Friday, September 10, 2010


My horse ships the rush rebuy for 3kish on fulltilt. Woooooooot

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

One more step towards Islamophobia?

US church to go ahead with Sept. 11 Quran burning

Terry Jones AP – Rev. Terry Jones at the Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Fla., Monday, Aug. 30, 2010. Jones …

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A Christian minister vowed Tuesday to go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite warnings from the White House and the top U.S. general in Afghanistan that he would endanger American troops overseas.

Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center, which has about 50 members, said he understands the government's concerns but plans to go forward with the burning Saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the attacks.

He left the door open to change his mind, saying he is still praying about his decision, which was condemned Tuesday by an interfaith coalition that met in Washington to respond to a spike in anti-Muslim bigotry.

Gen. David Petraeus warned in an e-mail to The Associated Press that "images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence."

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley echoed that, calling the plan to burn copies of the Quran "un-American" and saying it does not represent the views of most people in the U.S.

"While it may well be within someone's rights to take this action, we hope cooler heads will prevail," Crowley said.

Jones told the AP in a phone interview that he is also concerned but wonders how many times the U.S. can back down.

"We think it's time to turn the tables, and instead of possibly blaming us for what could happen, we put the blame where it belongs — on the people who would do it," he said. "And maybe instead of addressing us, we should address radical Islam and send a very clear warning that they are not to retaliate in any form."

Jones, who runs the small, evangelical Christian church with an anti-Islam philosophy, says he has received more than 100 death threats and has started wearing a .40-caliber pistol strapped to his hip.

The threats started not long after the 58-year-old minister proclaimed in July that he would stage "International Burn a Quran Day." Supporters have been mailing copies of the Islamic holy text to his Dove World Outreach Center to be incinerated in a bonfire that evening.

The fire department has denied Jones a required burn permit for Saturday, but he says he is going ahead with his event. He said lawyers have told him his right to burn the Quran is protected by the First Amendment whether he's got permission from the city or not.

Muslims consider the Quran to be the word of God and insist it be treated with the utmost respect, along with any printed material containing its verses or the name of Allah or the Prophet Muhammad. Any intentional damage or show of disrespect to the Quran is deeply offensive.

The interfaith group of evangelical, Roman Catholic, Jewish, and Muslim leaders meeting in Washington condemned Jones' plan to burn the Quran as a violation of American values and the Bible. Among the participants was Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, retired Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C.; Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism; and top officials from the Islamic Society of North America, the group that organized the gathering.

"This is not the America that we all have grown to love and care about," said Rabbi Steve Gutow of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs. "We have to stand up for our Muslim brothers and sisters and say, "This is not OK.'"

In this progressive north Florida town of 125,000 anchored by the sprawling University of Florida campus, the lanky preacher with the bushy white mustache is mostly seen as a fringe character who doesn't deserve the attention he's getting.

Still, at least two dozen Christian churches, Jewish temples and Muslim organizations in Gainesville have mobilized to plan inclusive events — some will read from the Quran at their own weekend services — to counter what Jones is doing. A student group is organizing a protest across the street from the church Saturday.

The Vatican newspaper on Tuesday published an article in which Catholic bishops, including Archbishop Lawrence John Saldanha of Lahore, Pakistan, criticized Jones' plan.

"No one burns the Quran," read the headline in Tuesday's L'Osservatore Romano.

Jones gained some local notoriety last year when he posted signs in front of his small church proclaiming "Islam is of the Devil." The church is independent of any denomination but follows the Pentecostal tradition, which teaches that the Holy Spirit can manifest itself in the modern day. Pentecostals often view themselves as engaged in spiritual warfare against satanic forces.

Jones' Quran-burning scheme, after it caught fire on the Internet, brought rebukes from Muslim nations and an avalanche of media interview requests just as an emotional debate was taking shape over the proposed Islamic center near the Ground Zero site in New York.

The Quran, according to Jones, is "evil" because it espouses something other than the Christian biblical truth and incites radical, violent behavior among Muslims.

"It's hard for people to believe, but we actually feel this is a message that we have been called to bring forth," he said last week. "And because of that, we do not feel like we can back down."

FBI agents have visited to talk about their concerns for Jones' safety, as multiple Facebook pages with thousands of members have popped up hailing him as either a hero or a dangerous pariah.

His plan has drawn formal condemnation from the world's pre-eminent Sunni Muslim institution of learning, Al-Azhar University in Egypt, whose Supreme Council accused the church of stirring up hate and discrimination and called on other American churches speak out against it. Last month, Indonesian Muslims demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, threatening violence if Jones goes through with it.


Associated Press Writer Kimberly Dozier in Kabul, Afghanistan, and AP Religion Writer Rachel Zoll in New York contributed to this report.

(This version corrects capitalization in cardinal's last name to McCarrick.)

Sunday, September 05, 2010



These people do have to deal with being french their whole lives, so at least there's that.
Relevance here

That time of the year

Time to burn a hole in the bank-roll. I'll be playing most of the weekend tournaments with buyins under $500, starting with the $215 buyin 1.2million guarantee tomorrow. Time to run good

2010 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker schedule

Sunday, September 5th
13:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [6-Max]
15:00 ET: $10,300 NL Hold'em [High Roller]
17:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [2-Day]

Monday, September 6th
14:00 ET: $320 PL Omaha
17:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em Shootout [6-Max]
20:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Rebuys]

Tuesday, September 7th
14:00 ET: $215 PL Draw
17:00 ET: $215 TBD
20:00 ET: $1,050 NL Hold'em [15-Min Levels]

Wednesday, September 8th
12:00 ET: $265 PL Omaha (Knockout)
14:00 ET: $320 NL Hold'em [Ante Up]
17:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up, 2-Day]

Thursday, September 9th
12:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em
14:00 ET: $265 NL Hold'em [6-Max, Knockout]
17:00 ET: $215 Razz

Friday, September 10th
14:00 ET: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max]
17:00 ET: $215 NL Single Draw
20:00 ET: $109 8-Game [10-Min Levels]

Saturday, September 11th
13:00 ET: $109 NL Hold'em [10-Min Levels]
17:00 ET: $215 FL Hold'em

Sunday, September 12th
13:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em
17:00 ET: $530 NL Hold'em [2-Day]

Monday, September 13th
14:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [4-Max]
17:00 ET: $320 Stud
20:00 ET: $215 PL Omaha [Turbo, 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On]

Tuesday, September 14th
14:00 ET: $320 Mixed Hold'em [6-Max]
17:00 ET: $320 FL Badugi
20:00 ET: $1050 NL Hold'em [15-Min Levels]

Wednesday, September 15th
12:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On]
14:00 ET: $530 NL Hold'em Triple Shootout [10-Max]
17:00 ET: $320 8-Game

Thursday, September 16th
12:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [6-Max]
14:00 ET: $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, 1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On]
17:00 ET: $320 FL Triple Draw 2-7

Friday, September 17th
14:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
17:00 ET: $530 FL Omaha Hi/Lo
20:00 ET: $320 NL Hold'em [10-Min Levels]

Saturday, September 18th
13:00 ET: $530 NL Hold'em [Heads-Up, 2-Day]
15:00 ET: $25,500 NL Hold'em [High Roller Heads-Up, 2-Day]
17:00 ET: $320 HORSE

Sunday, September 19th
13:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em
17:00 ET: $1,050 NL Hold'em [2-Day]

Monday, September 20th
14:00 ET: $320 PL Omaha [6-Max, Rebuys]
17:00 ET: $320 NL Hold'em [2X Chance]
20:00 ET: $265 NL Hold'em [Turbo, Knockout]

Tuesday, September 21st
14:00 ET: $320 Mixed [PLHE / PLO]
17:00 ET: $530 Stud Hi/Lo
20:00 ET: $1,050 NL Hold'em [15-Min Levels]

Wednesday, September 22nd
12:00 ET: $215 PL Omaha [6-Max]
14:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em [Big Antes]
17:00 ET: $320 PL Omaha Hi/Lo

Thursday, September 23rd
12:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em (Turbo)
14:00 ET: $530 NL Hold'em (Rebuys)
17:00 ET: $2,100 PL Omaha [6-Max]

Friday, September 24th
14:00 ET: $530 NL Hold'em [1 Rebuy, 1 Add-On]
17:00 ET: $1,050 FL Hold'em [6-Max]
20:00 ET: $215 NL Omaha H/L [10-Min Levels]

Saturday, September 25th
13:00 ET: $530 PL Omaha [Heads-Up Matches]
17:00 ET: $2,100 HORSE

Sunday, September 26th
13:00 ET: $215 NL Hold'em
15:00 ET: $10,300 8-Game [High-Roller]
17:00 ET: $5,200 NL Hold'em Main Event [2-Day]

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Four letters of philosophy

Love , pain, ............. fuck

Agent K: Hey look at it this way, Its better to love and lose than never to love.
Agent J : Try it

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Weekend goal

Aiming for 1k over the weekend . Lets goo dealerrrrrrr, Catch is i have to spend both mornings at the office to try and fix a nasty nasty nasty bug :(


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pride of the gay

n celebration of NYC Pride Week ( we present one of the most homoerotic Bollywood films we have watched (and enjoyed) in quite some time.

Dharamveer (1977), starring Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Zeenat Aman and Pran details the “friendship between Dharam (Dharmendra) and Veer (Jeetendra). What’s not to love about gladiator and sparkly silver outfits?

Happy Pride Week and if you plan to be at the Parade ( we’ll see you there!! (We’ll be the ones wearing the extra tight benyans and lungis!)

verbatim from and another great post about this surreal love story of indian cinema ...