Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Heart of the Human Problem is the Problem of the Human Heart


Beautifully said.

- manzoor

Link: flickr

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

10 Most Expensive Cars


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Monday, October 05, 2009

2009 Nobel Prize


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Individual Independence

Must be earned by your ownself. No one can / will / should bring it to you.

- manzoor

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Obama Addresses the Children

Awesome!!! Great!!! I love that.

But wait, what is this I hear - there are people who don't like this awesome idea??? Who would NOT want the president to address our future citizens?

Wait a second now . . . . I believe there is at least one President that I can think of who I wish was not allowed to address anyone, let alone our vulnerable future generation.

- manzoor

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Moonwalk - 40th Anniversary


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Friday, June 26, 2009

FF and MJ back to back - I'm sad.

I have followed either for many years, but way back when, they were a big part of my life. My friends and I used to watch Charlie's Angels and listen to Thriller

- manzoor

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

2 do

All the things I want to do is always getting pushed aside for things I need to do which seem to never be the things I like doing :o(

- manzoor

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

শুভ নববর্ষ


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Friday, April 03, 2009

Iowa High Court Strikes Down Same-sex Marriage Ban

Saw this news article on CNN.com.

- manzoor

Friday, March 27, 2009

The "Model S"

How can you NOT want one of these ;~) It:
  • Goes 300 miles on a full tank
  • Takes 45 min to fill a tank
  • Seats 7
  • goes 0-60 in 5.6sec
- manzoor

Monday, March 16, 2009

Responsibility & Success

Or "Success & Responsibility"

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

New Phone

Dilbert.com

- manzoor

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Conspiracy Theories





- manzoor
Depression Cooking with Clara


It's interesting that the current situation is compared to the "Great Depression" but how accurate is that comparison??

So, check out these videos to get a sense of what the "depression" was like and decide for yourself how close to that we are now.
















- manzoor

Monday, March 02, 2009

DOW Drops Below 7,000

End of the Day:
  • DOW 6,763.29 Down 299.64 (4.24%)
  • Nasdaq at 1,322.85 Down 54.99 (3.99%)
  • S&P 500 700.82 Down 34.27 (4.66%)
The lowest levels since early 1997.

- manzoor

Friday, February 20, 2009

Men, Women Sin Differently

Both sin - but differently. For men it's lust followed by gluttony. For women, it's pride followed by envy.

Of course, this is the outcome of confessions of catholics. So it might not be right to generalize for the world population. But it is interesting.

- manzoor
Fortunetellers Making a Fortune

Apparently the bad economy is causing more individuals to turn to the Fortunetellers.

- manzoor

Monday, February 09, 2009

Generic News from Dogbert


Dilbert.com

- manzoor

Monday, January 26, 2009

How many lawyers does it take to change a light bulb?

Such number as may be deemed necessary to perform the stated task in a timely and efficient manner within the strictures of the following agreement. Whereas the party of the first part, also known as 'the lawyers' and the party of the second part, also known as 'the light bulb' do hereby agree to a transaction wherein the party of the second part (light bulb) shall be removed from the current position as a result of failure to perform previously agreed upon duties, i.e. the lighting, elucidation, and otherwise illumination ofthe area ranging from the front (North) door, through the entryway, terminating at an area just through the primary living area, demarcated by the beginning of the carpet, any spillover illumination being at the option of the party of the second part (light bulb) and not required by the aforementioned agreement between the parties. The aforementioned removal transaction shall include, but not be limited to, the following steps:

1. The party of the first part (lawyer) shall, with or without elevation at his option, by means of a chair, step stool, ladder or any other means of elevation, grasp the party of the second part (light bulb) and rotate the party of the second part (light bulb) in a counter clockwise direction, said direction being non-negotiable. Said grasping and rotation of the party of the second part (light bulb) shall be undertaken by the party of the first part (lawyer) to maintain the structural integrity of the party of the second part (light bulb), notwithstanding the aformentioned failure of the party of the second part (light bulb) to perform the customary and agreed upon duties. The foregoing notwithstanding, however, both parties stipulate that structural failure of the party of the second part (light bulb) may be incidental to the aforementioned failure to perform and in such case the party of the first part (lawyer) shall be held blameless for such structural failure insofar as the non-negotiable directional codicil (counter-clockwise) is observed by the party of the first part (lawyer) throughout.

2. Upon reaching a point where the party of the second part (light bulb) becomes seperated from the party of the third part ('receptacle'), the party of the first part shall have the option of disposing of the party of the second part (light bulb) in a manner consistent with all applicable state, local, and federal statutes.

3. Once seperation and disposal have been achieved, the party of the first part (lawyer) shall have the option of beginning the installation of the party of the fourth part ('new light bulb'). This installation shall occur in a manner consistent with the reverse procedures described in step one of this self same document, being careful to note that the rotation should occur in a clockwise direction, said direction also being non-negotiable and only until the party of the fourth part (new light bulb) becomes snug in the party of the third part (receptacle) and in fact becomes the party of the second part (light bulb).

Note: The above described steps may be performed, at the option of the party of the first part (lawyer), by said party of the first part (lawyer), or by his or her heirs and assigns, or by any and all persons authorized by him or her to do som the objective being to produce a level of illumination in the immediate vicinity of the aforementioned front (North) door consistent with maximisation of ingress and revenue for the party of the fifth part, also known as 'The Firm'.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Economic Fundamentals

The other day my friends and I were discussing the Economy and the topic came down to "Economic Fundamentals" and if that has changed in the case of the US Economy.

Since none of us are Economist we couldn't quite agree on the definition of "Economic Fundamentals". Since then I also realized that this particular term has been used, maybe even over-used, in the media to make arguments for or against other issues.

So, I'm on a quest now to come up with a acceptable definition of "Economic Fundamentals" that makes sense to us non-economists or at least to me (you are most welcome to agree with my definition).

- manzoor

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

AL Takes Oath and Puts Together Cabinet

Ministers:
  • Motia Chowdhury
  • Abul Maal Abdul Muhit
  • AK Khandaker
  • Syed Ashraful Islam
  • Abdul Latif Siddiqui
  • Raziuddin Razu
  • Advocate Sahara Khatun
  • Khandker Musharraf Hossain
  • Rezaul Karim Hira
  • Abul Kalam Azad
  • Dr AFM Ruhul Haq
  • Dr Afsarul Amin
  • Dr Abdur Razzaq
  • Enamul Haq Mostafa Shahid
  • Nurul Islam Nahid
  • Abdul Latif Biswash
  • Syed Abul Hossain
  • Faruq Khan
  • GM Quader
  • Ramesh Chandra Sen
  • Dilip Barua
  • Barrister Shafiq Ahmed
  • Dr Dipu Moni
State Ministers:
  • Advocate Mostafizar Rahman Fizar
  • Captain (retd) Tazul Islam
  • Tanjim Ahmed Sohel
  • Dr Hasan Mahmud
  • Munnuzan Sufian
  • Ahad Ali Sarker
  • Architect Yafes Osman
  • Dipankar Talukdar

- manzoor

Friday, January 02, 2009

Victim Treats His Mugger Right

Read / listen to the story on NPR.

"Treat People Right and Hope that They Too Return the Favor". In this world that's all we can do - do our best and hope for the best.

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!!

- manzoor

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009

Moved to WORDPRESS.

A New Year begins. 2008 is now behind and we have a whole year in front of us.

- manzoor