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2013 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 480 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people.

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Writers’ block, ironically, is something about which a lot has been written already. Many people say that the fastest way to overcome it is by writing whatever comes to mind. My problem, unfortunately, is not as easily solvable. I usually land in, what is, the lazy writers block, where it is more of being lazy than anything else that is the major barrier; I always have stuff to write about (a lot of stuff shouldn’t be written about is another barrier to my writing).

My strategy to get out of the block is simple: Start with a joke. Not a unique solution but the trick lies in making the joke a bad one. The idea behind this is simple… a good joke builds up expectation of the reader and then it’s a downhill journey from there, a bad joke on the other hand shows that what follows can’t possibly be worse (but we have shocked ourselves many times by achieving this very feat). But in any case… here it goes… I begin… with a bad joke.

(Btw do check out the facebook page Writers’ block)

The Bad Joke:

Q. If you were in a jungle by yourself and a gorilla charged you, what would you do?

A. Pay him.

Speaking of gorillas, our attention was brought to this advertisement and we were asked to review it (seems we are being taken as serious bloggers now). We shall now shamelessly (and bravely) do that.  While the commercial does show its product (plywood) and its qualities (superman like strength) in the best possible light, what is more admirable is that it also warns people of the hazards of forgetting birthdays and anniversaries of their wives. The advertisement shows a man being protected from a charging gorilla, by the woodwork, door and cupboard all made of the advertised plywood. This gorilla actually turns out to be his wife who is visibly angry at the husband for forgetting her birthday (or anniversary. I can’t recall). While comparing the angry woman to a gorilla might seem over-the-top to some, it isn’t completely inaccurate. We have all seen people, “go bananas” in similar situations. A wise man has said that the best way to remember your wife’s birthday is to forget it once. This advertisement seems to show how that could work. Saying anything more on this matter could be injurious to our health… (Specially wigs in the nearer future).

New belt


Howdy ho!

Technology seems to be growing quite fast. Since Google is something we respect, and they’ve moved so much forward, we at wigsandmuscles™ have decided to keep pace. We now introduce a whole new upgrade in our website: the belly jean.

Now, we have loaded in a whole new bunch of features that every dying fan of wigsandmuscles wishes to cherish! We’ve spruced up the header, changed a few colours around, incorporated a jar of beans wearing a pair of jeans and a wig, all for your viewing pleasure. Yes, I mean it. 😛

And to make sure you aren’t devoid of our glorious content, we have all the posts un-altered. And for the frantic facebook link searchers, we’re working on sprucing up our homepage and will shoot it out in the near future.

We have also fixed some internal bugs on this upgrade. Now your neural cells will die at only half the rate, owing to the soothing grey colour of the font in a white background. Also, we have statistically shown this using our 87-odd growing fanfare! Proof here: https://www.facebook.com/wigsandmuscles.

Keep reading. And spread the word. Spread the pain. Get more fans. Until we hit the ‘near future’, …

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Congrats Wigs


I don’t know how many good men we will lose this way… In any case..hearty congratulations to Wigs. As Wigs is now a research fellow with a ring only one thing comes to mind– the fellowship of the ring….

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky.
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”

-JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
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Paanch Theh Tiger


No no..Its not what it looks like. This has nothing to do with the Salmaan Khan Blockbuster doing the rounds these days. I know how you might have done a link-and-think. For those who followed the Oceans 11 series (Oceans 11,12, 13) you might have thought the Ek Tha Tiger series might also follow an arithmetic progression leading to possibly a Do theh Tiger, Teen theh Tiger….till Paanch Theh Tiger (n=5). As much as I would like to blog about this movie without seeing it, this post I assure you has nothing to do with it. What it has something to do with are 2 things:

1. I am Jobless (and not the kind I was before)

2. This actually/probably involves 5 tigers.

Well it all started with a weekend visit to UK. UK as you all must know also stands for Uttarakhand. And my destination was the hill-station known as Bhimtal (In case you are worried this is going to become a travel blog, you can put your fears to rest.). The talk of the town was supposedly the mayhem caused by the tigers in these hills. My uncle told us stories about these wild cats with great gusto, pointing at some of the nearby trees where the Tiger’s 3 cubs (2 parent tigers + 3 offspring tigers = 5 tigers, and hence the title) would bask in the sun, on some occasions or narrating the tales of local domestic animals going “missing”. After hearing similar stories from many others (ranging from tiger sightings near the backyard of some homes, claims of the tigers quenching their thirst from the garden hose and also half eaten animals being left to be discovered).

With so much circumstantial evidence my Dad summed up much of the mystery surrounding the tigers by recalling another one of his famous jokes (something that I shall share this time). The tigers, according to him, belonged to the category of things that included ghosts and good wives (the joke being that many people talk about them but no one has actually ever seen one).

We also visited a few people we knew there, and on one such occasion we played with one of their pet dogs before sitting down for a while. While leaving, after hearing another round of tiger tales, and convinced that there is no chance of actually seeing a tiger in action, we returned to our car where we saw the pet dog, we had played with about an hour ago, laying dead on the road. With mixed feelings of regret for the loss of life and excitement of a possible tiger attach we inquired what had happened. Unfortunately, the dead dog was a result of a car and not a carnivore. In the end all I could say was Ek bhi  Tha Tiger ?

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It’s all in the STARS!!!


W&M Fans and Followers…beware… We have just enabled star ratings on the blog. And what does that mean for you? Yeah you guessed it. Gone are the days where you could get rid of us and our WAMing (thats our own brand of almost spam..patent pending) by simply liking us on facebook or reading our post. Now you have the option/obligation/duty to rate each post… Look on the bright side..maybe if you rate us consistently poor we might stop………………..( In the words of Sheldon Cooper “I thought the Bazzinga was implied here”)

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