Monday, January 30, 2012

A COMPARATIVE GUIDE TO World Religions

TAOISM: Shit happens
CONFUCIANISM: Confucius saya " Shit happens"
BUDDHISM: If shit happens, it isn't really shit
ZEN: What is the sound of shit happening ?
HINDUISM: This shit happened before
MORMON: This shit is going to happen again
ISLAM: If shit happens, it is the will of Allah
CALVINISM: Shit happens because you don't work hard enough
CATHOLICISM: Shit happens because you are bad
PROTESTANTISM: Let shit happen to someone else
JUDAISM: Why does this shit always happens to us?
STOICISM: This shit is good for me
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE: Shit is only in your mind
SEVENT DAY ADVENTIST: No shit on Saturdays
HEDONISM: There isn't anything like a good shit happening
MOONIES: Only happy shit happens
HARE KRISHNA: Shit happens, shit happens, shit happens, shat shat
RASTAFARISM: Let's smoke this shit
EXISTENTIALISM: What is shit, anyway?
ATHEISM: No Shit !



STRESS

"STRESS" that confusion created when one's mind overrides the body's basic desire to choke the living shit out of some asshole who desperately needs it. - Anonymous

Friday, January 27, 2012

Lady Liberty



The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986 read more at National Parks Service Website

This picture was taken from a 26 yard yatch during an office event around the NY harbour in 2009. Lets hope that sometime in the very near future the People of Tibet will erect a statue to celebrate their freedom and it will be as well known as our own Statue of Liberty.

FREE TIBET !!!



Why do we continue to ignore the voices from Tibet; why is our economic interests more important that the humanitarian! Monks are setting themselves on fire in protest against China’s denial of basic human dignity. The people of Tibet need our support and let 2012 be the year to set Tibet free from China’s atrocities.

Read more at: West Wight Sangha

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Alamos Malbec 2010

This is another amazing Malbec- I have Argentinian friends and almost all agree on the superb taste of this fine but inexpensive Malbec.

This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents the highest levels in the art of blending, using grapes from many distinct microclimates. Alamos wines are blended to create flavorful, drinkable wines that preserve each variety`s distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Steele Globe @ Flushing Meadow Park


I took this picture before the US Open 2010. The Unisphere found its perch in Queens for the 1964-1965 World's Fair. The US Steel Corporation built it as a symbol of world peace. Since then the Unisphere has welcomed visitors, soccer players, museum and theater goers, Mets fans, and the people of Queens, New York.

Heidi Klum dressed as Kali in 2008



Controversial: Klum's decision to dress up as Hindu goddess Kali in 2008 wasn't received well by members of the religion


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2055263/Heidi-Klum-Halloween-costume-2011-Dead-body-pictures-annual-party.html#ixzz1kPDI8avB

Was this sach religious or hollywood doing what hollywood does best: imitate ?

Monday, January 23, 2012

Emotions

I was told emotions are like roller coaster, with many peaks and valleys, but my experience tells me that it's more like the solar storms lashing out with its killer flares and then slowly disappearing without any remorse or regret because that's the nature.

Thoughts to Destiny

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny

Tashlich: On the Jewish New Year

On the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, there is a ceremony called Tashlich. Jews traditionally go to the ocean or a stream or river to pray and throw bread crumbs into the water. Symbolically, the fish devour their sins. Occasionally, people ask what kind of bread crumbs should be thrown. Here are suggestions for breads which may be most appropriate for specific sins and misbehaviors:



  • For ordinary sins White Bread

  • For erotic sins French Bread

  • For particularly dark sins Pumpernickel

  • For complex sins Multi-Grain

  • For twisted sins Pretzels

  • For tasteless sins Rice Cakes

  • For sins of indecision Waffles

  • For sins committed in haste Matzoh

  • For sins of chutzpah Fresh Bread

  • For substance abuse Stoned Wheat

  • For use of heavy drugs Poppy Seed

  • For petty larceny Stollen

  • For committing auto theft Caraway

  • For timidity/cowardice Milk Toast

  • For ill-temperedness Sourdough

  • For silliness, eccentricity Nut Bread

  • For not giving full value Shortbread

  • For jingoism, chauvinism Yankee Doodles

  • For excessive irony Rye Bread

  • For unnecessary chances Hero Bread

  • For telling bad jokes/puns Corn Bread

  • For war-mongering Kaiser Rolls

  • For dressing immodestly Tarts

  • For causing injury to others Tortes

  • For lechery and promiscuity Hot Buns

  • For promiscuity with gentiles Hot Cross Buns

  • For racist attitudes Crackers

  • For sophisticated racism Ritz Crackers

  • For being holier than thou Bagels

  • For abrasiveness Grits

  • For dropping in without notice Popovers

  • For over-eating Stuffing

  • For impetuosity Quick Bread

  • For indecent photography Cheesecake

  • For raising your voice too often Challah

  • For pride and egotism Puff Pastry

  • For sycophancy, ass-kissing Brownies

  • For being overly smothering Angel Food Cake

  • For laziness Any long loaf

  • For augmenting your breasts with implants Cup Cakes

  • For habitual errors Muffins For trashing the environment Dumplings

Sunday, January 22, 2012

El Malbec 2006

Ricardo Santos is another excellent Malbec - I have been enjoying this 2006 since yesterday. A rich violet color of this wine combines the earthy, black-pepper aromas with gentle influences of French oak. The fruit flavors of cassis integrated with soft tannins results in a wine that is full bodied and ready to drink now or to be aged.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rhetorical question

Can you cry under water?

How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

Why do you have to "put your two cents in". But it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby " when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours? They're both dogs!

If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn' t he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your ass?

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

STUDENT WHO OBTAINED 0% ON AN EXAM.............

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
A1. his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
A2. at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
A3. liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
A4. marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
A5. exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
A6.Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?
A7. The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
A8. It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
A9. No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
A10. You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
A11. Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
A12. No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
A12. Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Trumpeter Malbec 2009

This is my absolute favorite Malbec, this is the winemaker that started my lovefest with Mendoza Malbec. The winemaker Rutini's history stretches back to the early 19th century. This is revered as one of Argentina's most prestigious wine producer.

Aromas of cinnamon and berries lead into flavors of cherry, blackberry and plum intermingled with hunter of ginger and pepper.

This is a very rich velvety taste and a very prominent taste of the Malbec.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Wine from India: Aryaa

Mercury Winery made this colorful designed bottle hopefully to distinguish itself from the overpopulated and already established wine industry. But this bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon was amazingly familiar; the taste resonated which I enjoy. This wine has a rich purple color, with strong aromas of the capsicum with a hint of cloves. It has black currant flavors, with a good balance between tannin and the acidity giving this wine the everlasting finish. Bravo to the Indian winemaker.

Cheap Malbec: Astica 2011

If you have had the pleasure of tasting home made wine - this Astica 2011 comes close to that taste at the first sip. I bought a case of this from Fresh Direct. Astica means flower in the native Argentinean Indian language, and as such this verity of Malbec was made in their honor. They claim this to be a sweet wine, unfortunately I didn't care of this winemaker.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Nieto Senetiner: Malbec 2009

Another excellent Malbec. This reserva from the Andes is made by the Italian immigrants who were wine makers for generations. This has the woody flavor that I really enjoy, made in the French oak barrels.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Bodega Poesia

100% Malbec, this is an Argentinean heritage combined with Bordeaux expertise. Ripe black cherry fruit, rich and remarkably soft. This is a 2007 bottle that I got from Winebuys.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Dona Paula Estate' Malbec

This is one of my personal favorite. I have several bottles of this in my cellar. I was introduced to this accidentally during one of my random online purchase from wine.com

Their website is www.donapaula.com and this is a keeper

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ecco Domani Italia - Chianti

Winemaker Fabrizio Gatto of Ecco Domani makes this chianti, it's truly stylish from an label design perspective, elegant too and sophisticated. A very enticing aromas of cherries entwined with pepper and spice, complementing soft tannins and a long, fine finish. Three thumbs up!!