Rohit's Realm - November 2006

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November 22, 2006

Nerdy, Sexy, Cool

I realize that for most folks who have not had the distinct displeasure of making my acquaintance this might come as a huge surprise, but in the interest of honesty and openness, let me make something very clear: I am a nerd. And not just any garden variety (computer) nerd, either. Take any inane, uninteresting, moribund subject unlikely to win the favor of (attractive) women anywhere, and I have likely discussed it (at great length) in a party setting. Yet, despite this rather tragic disposition towards nerdiness, there is one staple of the quintessential geek that I had always shunned: the nerdy pick-up line. That is, until yesterday.

November 03, 2006

Pave the Roads, Assholes

With the 2006 midterm elections nearing, and the politicos, hacks, wonks, and worthless bloggers with delusions of grandeur of every persuasions all beside themselves to cover the election, I thought I might interject my always unwanted 2 cents. For us Californians lucky enough to live in a state in which our representatives are a foregone conclusion—and thus, our vote inconsequential when compared with, say, some shit hole in Ohio (three cheers for the electoral college!)—this election will really be about the large number of nebulous propositions that are on the ballot. I have not yet had a chance to go through them all, but I'm willing to bet that they are, as usual, mostly futile efforts to do good or worse, help people that will without fail ultimately end in billions of dollars in wasted expenditures and no tangible benefit to society. Thus, allow me to propose a Proposition that goes against the political grain and purports to provide an immediate benefit regardless of one's party affiliation, race, creed, or socioeconomic status. I call it Proposition 0: Pave the Roads, Assholes.