Funny, General

The mystery of Google Trends

Sometimes, when I ponder on the not so many ways I have to increase this blog’s readership, I am very tempted to blog about things that are popular rather than things that I like to blog about. For example, Google Trends has been telling me that, during the last 20 days, over half of the… Read More The mystery of Google Trends


Live from New York, it was Tina Fey back on Saturday Night!

Even if you are not a regular SNL viewer, these two clips are definitely worth watching.


The art of denial

On this beautiful, lovely and inspiring day, I would like to take the time to thank creators of such shows as American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance for providing us with hours and hours of entertainment. I’m not referring to the amazing singers and dancers by the way, but rather to the… Read More The art of denial

Funny, Opinion

Jeff Dunham’s Achmed the Dead Terrorist – an unexplored treasure trove of conversation topics

Like most people (except maybe the bitter, cynical and deeply jaded ones), I love a good laugh. But as I get older (not old, just older), I find myself discriminating against certain types of humor. I seem to be shying away from the meaningless sort and am naturally attracted to hilarious yet thought-provoking pieces which… Read More Jeff Dunham’s Achmed the Dead Terrorist – an unexplored treasure trove of conversation topics


Some graduate humour…

The Top Ten Lies Told by Graduate Students (according to the Harvard Crimson) 10 – It doesn’t bother me at all that my college roommate is making $80,000 a year on Wall Street. 9 – I’d be delighted to proofread your book/chapter/article. 8 – My work has a lot of practical importance. 7 – I… Read More Some graduate humour…


Inbox spring cleaning (I’m still in denial)

I’ve been emptying out my inbox and have been stumbling on some hilarious forwards. It seemed like a shame to delete them without one last nod – which is why I have decided to post the best ones on my Blog. It also helps when I have writer’s block. Enjoy! You know you are turning… Read More Inbox spring cleaning (I’m still in denial)


Modern Day Fairy Tales

I’m fairly certain that many of you have already read this one before, but it’s worth reading again. Enjoy! ________________________________ Fairy Tale Number 1 Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl, “Will you marry me?” The girl said “No,” and she lived happily ever after and went shopping, went out with friends, always… Read More Modern Day Fairy Tales

Funny, Music, Opinion

Umbrella-ella-ellas everywhere

Isn’t interesting how the same thing presented in two totally different ways can sound diametrically opposed? I can’t even begin to count the number of misunderstandings that have happened between my friends and me ever since we started using instant messaging. Thank goodness to emoticons I have been discovering the magic of acoustic and cover… Read More Umbrella-ella-ellas everywhere

Funny, General

Partying it up in the name of mental health

There is a lovely Persian tradition that turns the longest night of the year, the winter equinox, into a celebration. It’s called ‘Shabeh Yalda’ – Night of Yalda. I find this concept quite brilliant, as it is basically a healthy community approach to combat winter depression. I think more things like this should be put… Read More Partying it up in the name of mental health


Amazing human creativity

I posted a couple of ads from the Brits a couple of days ago. I haven’t been able to find out where they came from, but they are still quite amazing. Enjoy!