Friday, 30 January 2009

The Mom Song - Priceless And Funny - Don't Miss!

There are actually two popular versions of the Mom's Song, one is by comedienne Anita Renfroe set to William Tell's Overture and another by Northland Church found at their site The Northland Church version has however been removed from their site at the request of Anita Renfroe Management (was it because it became way too popular). The singer for Northland church does an amazing version of the song! The song is still available on youtube. The lyrics are onscreen - but I am putting it here so you can just enjoy the song. As you can see the song is about what a Mom has to go through in a day. I know I say the stuff the song says often enough!

Get up now
Get up now
Get up out of bed
Wash your face
Brush your teeth
Comb your sleepy head
Here’s your clothes
And your shoes
Hear the words I said
Get up now
Get up and make your bed
Are you hot?
Are you cold?
Are you wearing that?
Where’s your books and your lunch and your homework at?
Grab your coat and your gloves and your scarf and hat
Don’t forget you got to feed the cat
Eat your breakfast
The experts tell us it’s the most important meal of all
Take your vitamins so you will grow up one day to be big and tall
Please remember the orthodontist will be seeing you at three today?
Don’t forget your piano lesson is this afternoon

So you must play
Don’t shovel
Chew slowly
But hurry
The bus is here
Be careful
Come back here
Did you wash behind your ears?
Play outside
Don’t play rough
Would you just play fair?
Be polite
Make a friend
Don’t forget to share
Work it out
Wait your turn
Never take a dare
Get along
Don’t make me come down there
Clean your room
Fold your clothes
Put your stuff away
Make your bed
Do it now
Do we have all day?
Were you born in a barn?
Would you like some hay
Can you even hear a word I say?
Answer the phone
Get Off the phone
Don’t sit so close
Turn it down
No texting at the table
No more computer time tonight
Your iPod’s my iPod if you don’t listen up

Where you going and with whom and what time do you think you’re coming home?
Saying thank you, please, excuse me
Makes you welcome everywhere you roam
You’ll appreciate my wisdom
Someday when you’re older and you’re grown
Can’t wait ’til you have a couple little children of your own
You’ll thank me for the counsel I gave you so willingly
But right now
I thank you NOT to roll your eyes at me
Close your mouth when you chew
Would appreciate
Take a bite
Maybe two
Of the stuff you hate
Use your fork
Do not you burp
Or I’ll set you straight
Eat the food I put upon your plate
Get an egg A, Get the door
Don’t get smart with me
Get a Grip
Get in here I’ll count to 3
Get a job
Get a life
Get a PhD
Get a dose of reality
I don’t care who started it
You’re grounded until your 36
Get your story straight
And tell the truth for once for heaven’s sake
And if all your friends jumped off a cliff
Would you jump too?

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said at least a thousand times before that
You’re too old to act this way
It must be your father’s DNA
Look at me when I am talking
Stand up straight when you walk
A place for everything
And everything must be in place
Stop crying or I’ll give you something real to cry about
Brush your teeth
Wash your face
Get your PJs on
Get in bed
Get a hug
Say a prayer with Mom
Don’t forget
I love you
And tomorrow we will do this all again because a mom’s work never ends
You don’t need the reason why
I said so
I said so
I said so
I said so
I’m the Mom
The mom
The mom
The mom
The mom

(Lyrics from archive)
Here is the Anita Renfroe version as she talks about it at CBS

And a youtube link to the song

Monday, 19 January 2009

Nail The Thief - Game To Throw Rotten Eggs At Ex Satyam Boss Ramalinga Raju

There's a new game on the internet. Its called nail the thief. In the game, the player gets to throw as many rotten rotten eggs as possible at ex-Satyam Boss, Ramalinga Raju. The site and the game has become extremely popular on the net in the last few days. The game requires quick reflexes with Raju's face popping in and out from behind a panel. The setting is a typical MNC office with paneled walls. And its a slippery affair to hit Raju!

So all the people out there who have lost money or their jobs with Satyam - there's no better way to vent one's anger.

Wish there was a game that would mete out same treatment to Satyam's auditors!

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Evolution Of Dance - 1 and 2

Evolution of Dance ia a highly popular youtube video of a dance sequence by Judson Laipply on - as the title says - evolution of dance, modern dance, that is. The video, posted sometime in 2006, has 109 million hits and fast reaching the 110 million mark! The six minute highly entertaining post is the one of the top rated, most viewed youtube videos ever. Here is the EOD website.

Here's the video.

But there's more to the Evolution of Dance story. Laipply spurred on by the EOD success has launched Evolution of Dance 2. Check out Judson Laipply performing at the Evolution of Dance debut on The NBC Today show!

Here's the Evolution of Dance - 2 video at Youtube.

This is sheer fun!

Monday, 12 January 2009

Tintin Fan Site - - The Cult of Tintin

While on Tintin, I came across this fan site of Tintin - the Cult of Tintin. The site claims to be the oldest and largest English Fan site of Tintin. Tintinologist has some pretty interesting resources like Tintin Books guide, Tintin characters guide, Tintin shop directory. There is even a section on Captain Haddock's curses! There are a lot of Tintin news and articles on the Boy adventurer. The forums at the site are pretty active and responses are fast and furious. Needless to say there is a raging discussion on now on Tintin being or not being gay!

If you are a Tintin fan (like me), this site is a must visit.

Why should Tintin Be Gay?

Tintin just had his eightieth Birthday. And in true 21st century manner the hot topic out there is whether Tintin is Gay or Not!

Does Tintin Have To Be Gay?

There are many out there who believe that. I mean a man has to wave his sexual preferences with a red flag to be considered not gay! I am old fashioned. I believe everyone is straight unless they say they are not. Herge decided not to highlight anything about Tintin's girlfriend or women in his life. Fine. He didn't even talk about his parents, siblings, schooling, in fact anything personal. So why should he talk about his sex life. No, the people out there are just looking to fill spaces/columns with sensationalism. I think Tintin was just Tintin - a character made for adventure.

Sample what one "gay" advocate for Tintin says

"What debate can there be when the evidence is so overwhelmingly one-way? A callow, androgynous blonde-quiffed youth in funny trousers and a scarf moving into the country mansion of his best friend, a middle-aged sailor? A sweet-faced lad devoted to a fluffy white toy terrier, whose other closest pals are an inseparable couple of detectives in bowler hats, and whose only serious female friend is an opera diva..."

...from The Times - read the full text at the link given.

In fact this author is "surprised" that Tintin fans never even thought Tintin was gay - thats funny, there's no reason why they should have.

Check out the Tintin fan forum for more discussion on Tintin and the controversy.

poor Tintin...Do Leave Tintin ALONE...BOO HOO HOO

Saturday, 10 January 2009 - A Website That Has Cute Animals Falling Asleep Videos!

I just came across this website No website name could be more appropriate! Cutelittlethingsfallingasleep has videos of cute animals falling asleep, dozing off...At far as cuteness quotient goes, this website takes the cake...and eats it too! So go watch the video of the cute little baby fight sleep and doze off or those cute little puppies and kittens or even a baby bear go...go...go...zzzzzzzz

Here's the link.

Funny Email! Brilliant Logic

My friend Faryal just forwarded me this email. It's really funny and I feel I have to share it! I dont know its original source (since this mail seems to have been forwarded many times). My apologies to the original provider for sharing without permission but the message is too funny to ignore! So find out how far logic will take you:-)

"Real life algebra.....

Equation 1

Human = eat + sleep + work + enjoy
Donkey = eat + sleep

Human = Donkey + work + enjoy
Human - enjoy = Donkey + work

In other words,
Human that doesn't know to enjoy = Donkey that works
============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ===
Equation 2

Men = eat + sleep + earn money
Donkeys = eat + sleep
Men = Donkeys + earn money

Men - earn money = Donkeys

In other words,
Men that don't earn money = Donkeys
============ ========= ========= ========= ========= ====
Equation 3
Women = eat + sleep + spend
Donkeys = eat + sleep

Women = Donkeys + spend
Women - spend = Donkeys

In other words,
Women that don't spend = Donkeys
============ ========= ========= ========= ========= =====

To Conclude:

From Equation 2 and Equation 3:
Men that don't earn money = Women that don't spend.

So, Men earn money not to let women become Donkeys! (Postulate 1) *

And, Women spend not to let men become Donkeys! (Postulate 2) *

So, we have;
Men + Women = Donkeys + earn money + Donkeys + spend money

Therefore from Postulates 1 and 2, we can conclude,

Man + Woman = 2 Donkeys that live happily together!!!!!!"

How Do I Explain "Gay" To My Ten Year Old?

My elder son is just about the age when he starts having an opinion on everything. Thankfully, he has not yet reached the age when he shuts himself out! Normally hubby and I discuss the day’s events and gossips with some amount of bitching. Of late my son has started participating. Not obtrusively of course. Just eavesdropping. Its when he doesn’t understand something and asks me the meaning that I get to know that he has been listening all along!

Like he asked me the meaning of "gay" two days back. I had to tell him Dumbledore was gay. He asked – who was he gay with. I had to say - Grindelwald. He explained to me Dumbledore and Grindelwald were just friends – how could they be gay? He further explained to me – I have a friend Kevin, we are very good friends, does that mean we are both gay? I hastened to add - of course not! Then, I am ashamed to admit – I retracted my statement that Dumbledore was gay.

So is it the time to tell a ten year old about birds and bees and human nature? I think he should learn about it in the natural course, He takes an interest in science. He watches animal planet and I am sure knows how the young uns are born. I encourage him to watch BBC and news. Am I being a coward? I have a feeling that if I try to explain about "human intimacy", I will end up looking very foolish! Children his age may know all about it, at least have an idea about it – like we did and pretended not to! So I will save myself the embarrassment, this time at least.

And something else – we have consciously stopped bitching about our friends, colleagues and neighbors in front of the kids ;-)