Worth a chuckle!

From Newyork Times

One of the remarkable things about the report is the absence of evildoers, even though the cumulative effect of their behavior is now threatening to upend our nation. Early in the broadcast, we hear from Mike Francis, an executive director at the residential mortgage trading desk of Morgan Stanley. “From our standpoint it’s like, there’s a guy out there with a lot of money. We’ve got to find a way to be his sole provider of bonds to fill his appetite. And his appetite’s massive.”

The story then turns to another Mike, Mike Garner, a bartender in Nevada turned mortgage bundler. Mr. Garner said that market appetites for anything that resembled a mortgage pushed loan standards down: “No income, no asset. You don’t have to state anything. Just have a credit score and a pulse.” (Mr. Blumberg pointed out that the pulse thing was optional: 23 dead people in Ohio were also approved.)

When can we expect the next derivative based on the netherworld recovery ratios?

Though there is a big question – who is the “You”?


Those of you whiling away at your keyboards, here is a something fun to while away with.  The Wonderful Wankometer

And the wankoscores of some IT service providers as of now.

Cognizant 1.67/considerable
TCS 3.26/considerable
Satyam 3.47/considerable
Thoughtworks 3.52/considerable
Mindtree 4.72/significant wank
Accenture 4.78/significant wank
Infosys 6.23/high wankyness
Wipro 7.23/utter wank

Any takers for a wankoscore trend tracker?


As long as the damage is not to my income 🙂

You oughtta love this guy!  He just used the steep hikes in oil prices and its effect on airlines to take a swipe at its competitor.

He not only expects some airlines to disappear, but he believes that the likes of BA, “which is levying surcharges faster than it’s losing bags at Terminal Five”, will end up handing more business to Ryanair.

Wonko the Sane and Gubble-Gubble. A software opportunity? – Go read A Microsoft Marketing Man’s diary.  Humor at its best.

I Drank multiple cups of Feature-rich coffee, a default slice of familiar and powerful toast followed by and optional one on a per-egg basis, and adopted best practices in the bathroom to support daily bowel operations. I seamlessly interacted with the bathroom mirror to transform the valuable face and exceed expectations. I interoperated with the toothbrush.

Microsoft Boy announces his School Homework – Another gem of a parody.

Thanks a lot Phil!

From Rambodoc’s Weekly Humerus,

What is the real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a Courthouse? You cannot post “Thou Shalt Not Steal,” “Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery” and “Thou Shall Not Lie” in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians. It creates a hostile work environment! (Author Unknown)

Better have quite some time free before following that link.  Blame me not if you end up spending most of the day there 🙂

Via Rams Abode, Season Imsai.

  • A mami in the row before mine was sleeping soundly. Her snores became so loud during the concert that her neighbors decided to pat her to wake her up. Upon waking up, the mami promptly put her hand inside her “jolna pai”, brought out a pair of binoculars, pointed them towards the stage and exclaimed:“Oh! Krishna-vaa. Besh. Besh”
  • A member of my family told me that she wants me to take her to The Music Academy this time at least on one of the days while the season is on, that too at 1:00PM . I was too happy to oblige and then I heard the next sentence: “I heard that the food they serve in the canteen is out of the world”

Hope to attend atleast a couple of concerts this season, atleast not to miss all the fun 🙂

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