Saturday, February 26, 2011

Embedded Python

Warning: geek humor !

Without entering into gory details, Python besides being a nonvenomous snake is also a programming language which has among its qualities the capability of surprising the unsuspecting user at the most unexpected moment.

One interesting thing to note: python must be the only reptile that is supplanted by a programming language in search engines results. Needless to say that they don't care and are just interested in constriction.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Infiltration of the Vegan Club

It's a known fact that vegan circles are infiltrated by agents of the dairy and meat industries as well as the FBI and other secret services.
Members of vegan clubs should be cautious and look for the following symptoms when welcoming a newcomer:

  • is he asking too many questions including names, discreetly writing them down in a notepad ?
  • is he gate crashing the potluck by screaming "FBI ! you're under arr. !  oops ! hey guys what's up ? Mmmh, that looks yummy !" 
  • is he wearing FBI style earphones ?
  • is he wearing a leather jacket ?
  • etc ...
If the answer is yes for all these questions, the newcomer should be excused

Sunday, February 20, 2011

About cats and curiosity

The guy on the phone is into some nasty business

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Installation expérimentale avec scientifique

Je me rappelle vaguement avoir vu il y a quelques années une émission à la télévison belge où il était question d'un tableau où entre-autre figurait un notaire.
Le nom de la toile était quelque chose dans le style: "Pot de fleur sur étagère avec notaire".
Encore une histoire belge !

Awe inspiring exhibitions

Have you ever been to one of these art exhibitions were some people contemplate in awe the amazing masterpieces while other look profoundly bored ?

Know your future

I love the cat and the rat !

How Stuff Works: Man

The original blueprint for Man !

Wikileaks: le consul us à St Jean sur Oise traite la boulangère du village de "grosse conne"

Dans une note classée "Top Secret", le consul étatsunien basé à St Jean sur Oise traite la boulangère du village de "grosse conne" (en français dans le texte).

Probablement un des cables les plus dévastateur dévoilé à ce jour

Friday, February 18, 2011

Flying to the moon

An undocumented attempt to go to the moon

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Don't speak to the driver

Always wear your safety belt and don't speak to the driver

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bangalore traffic or The Retina's Plane Rule

The traffic in Bangalore is slightly horrible, but as with everything, one gets used to it.

It's actually easier to drive here than in other places where there are rules to follow.
Here people follow their own rules, which vary according to their needs.
However, there's one unwritten rule that everybody knows that I call  the 'Retina's Plane Rule' which says that everything which is behind the retina's plane does not exist.
So just follow the flow, even if the flow decides to go in the wrong direction and don't worry about what's behind you because it doesn't exist

How Stuff Works: Pinocchio

The original blueprint of Pinocchio

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

La Bande des Trois

La Bande des Trois

La Bande des Trois en route

Au café, la bande des Trois regarde le temps passer

Les chawwafas sont en grève !

Depuis la chute du bien déstesté dictateur, c'est la pagaille et les grèves éclatent l'une après l'autre. C'est un vrai bordel.
Les chawwafa, ces diseuses de bonne aventure qui, en fines psychologues vous diront exactement ce que vous voudrez entendre, se sont aussi mise en grève.
Si les chawwafa ne travaillent plus, comment connaitre l'avenir de la Tunisie ??

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Scary Day !

Valentine's Day
Pramod Muthalik, the sad chief of the Sri Ram Sene (in Karnataka, India) , an extremist organisation with a pro-hindutva agenda, threatened youths against Celebrating Valentine's Day citing this custom as against Indian culture.
His organisation came under the spotlight when women where beaten in a Mangalore pub, citing indecent behaviour (for Muthalik, women should wear saris, stay at home and learn how to make chapattis - isn't that a wise programme for half of the Humanity ?). An original response to this moral policing came in the form of the pink chaddi campaign where pink underwear were sent to Pramod for Valentine's Day.
Did I mention that Muthalik is a fan of Nathuram Godse, Gandhi's assassin ? bah

How Stuff Works: Frenchman

The original blueprint for the Frenchman !

Saturday, February 12, 2011

People 2 - Dictators 0

So Mubarak has dégaged and the score is now people 2 - dictators 0.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Moubarak dégage ! (en français dans le texte)

Les égyptiens descendent par milliers dans la rue pour demander le débart du régime.
Moubarak dégage ! (en français dans le texte)

The stressful life of cats

Stress !

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mobylettes Tora Bora

En 2002, le Mullah Omar s'est enfuit en mobylette dans les montagnes de Tora Bora en Afghanistan, échappant ainsi à l'armée américaine.
En mobylette ??

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Squeak is dining out

Our cat, whose name is Squeak, is a great hunter, I mean, a dangerous serial killer. Her murder instincts developed at the tender age of less than one year. One day, as I was watching the news (although this doesn't have any direct implications for the rest of the story), I saw an orange furry object trying to get through the terrace window. It was her first big catch: a stuffed furry animal that she had snatched from I don't know where. This was probably for training purposes. After that she went for real preys.

I haven't kept any statistics but she must have slaughtered hundreds of ex-living creatures. Her palmarès includes everything that is alive and smaller than her. Here's a non-exhaustive list:

  • mice

  • rats

  • geckos

  • cockroaches

  • various unidentified insects

  • squirrels

  • birds

  • bats

  • rabbits

Regarding rabbits, she brought five of them. They were coming from our neighbours who were raising them. We told them to keep the rabbits in cage at night. Now there are no more rabbits and the neighbours are raising pigeons instead.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Les rats quittent le navire

Les rats prennent leurs babages lorsqu'ils quittent le navire