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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy X :)

An ancient legend ascribes X occasion to on interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep. The next day, when Y arrived at the prince’s doorstep in the guise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewellery. Y could not enter the Prince's chamber, so he climbed on top of the heap of gold coins and sat there the entire night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning, he silently went away. Thus, the young prince was saved from the clutches of death by the cleverness of his new bride, and the day came to be celebrated as X.
Id X and Y.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The name's Bond, Vagabond

In Life on the Mississippi (1883), X provides an account of his pseudonym, which he claims he took from the senior riverboat captain Isaiah Sellers. X describes Sellers as “a fine man, a high-minded man, and greatly respected both ashore and on the river,” but he highlights the needling pedantry Sellers showed in his observations of the Mississippi:

"The old gentleman was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “X,” and give them to the “New Orleans Picayune.” They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; and thus far, they contained no poison. But in speaking of the stage of the river to-day, at a given point, the captain was pretty apt to drop in a little remark about this being the first time he had seen the water so high or so low at that particular point for forty-nine years; and now and then he would mention Island so and so, and follow it, in parentheses, with some such observation as “disappeared in 1807, if I remember rightly.” In these antique interjections lay poison and bitterness for the other old pilots, and they used to chaff the “X” paragraphs with unsparing mockery

Id X.

Monday, February 17, 2014

...Requires he should be more confined, and none,
Nor not the princess ; suffered or to ask
Or speak with him.
Till you talk to the king.
Vile and ingrate I too late thou shalt repent,
 The base injustice thou hast done my love
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past distress,
And all those ills which thou so long hast mourned;
Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned,
___________________________________


FITB.
In 1977, X had finished producing Y and went to Alabama where Z was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
X was depressed and told Z that Y did not live up to his vision and thought he just made a kids’ movie. In a move to make some extra money after Y, X proposed that each director give 2.5% of their movie’s profits to the other. 
Fortunately, Close Encounters got X money and saved Columbia movie studios from bankruptcy. However, it was better for Z. He still receives tons of money constantly from Y merchandise, DVDs, and re-releases.
 
ID X, Y, Z.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A closely guarded secret that was supposed to change the world upon its release in 2001, X never brought about its promised revolution in transportation. Though the technology is pretty cool — very expensive gyroscopes make the thing nearly impossible to tip over (though George W. Bush found a way) — X's sales far underperformed predictions. It lives on as the vehicle of choice for mall cops and lazy tourists, but the its best contribution might be as the vehicle of choice for failed magician Gob Bluth in Arrested Development.

Id X.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The things you own end up owning you.

  • When X attempted to publish his novel publishers rejected it for its disturbing content. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Y, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him.
  • Writing in his spare time while working for Freightliner, Y was  initially published as a short story in the 1995 & was later expanded it into a full novel which—contrary to his expectations—the publisher was willing to publish
  •  Y was later adapted into a film which was a box office disappointment and the critical reaction was mixed, but a cult following soon emerged as the DVD of the film became popular upon release.
  • X later commented that Y ,the movie, was so good that he was “ sorta embarrassed by the book.”

Nonsensical Vocabulary


"A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.”
A very famous speech made by then British PM Benjamin Disraeli taking a jibe at his opposition WE. Gladstone at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.

How is this quote famously
spoofed?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The feeling is mutual.

Id and give his claim to fame.


What is this known as? What is its significance?

Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the _________ are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Gentleman's club

In the Indian subcontinent, the term X is used to refer to a place of exercising or a sports club. During the British Raj, X clubs was the term used for Gentlemen’s clubs.
In English speaking countries, X is an Equestrian event. The novel “The mystery of the Invisible Thief” by Enid Blyton starts at one such event.
It is also used as the name for a timed automotive event.


ID X.

Oh! mi Amor!

The term X was coined in 2011 by the blogger and critic Myles McNutt to describe the numerous scenes in a popular TV show in which some details of the plot are revealed during amorous activities. The term X has since been retroactively applied to similar practices in many earlier works, including the older shows Deadwood and The Sopranos (frequently set in a strip club), many older cop films (likewise) and even the 1930s comic strip Jane.

ID X.

Monday, February 10, 2014

"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beer Holder"
"Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Orientation"
"An Onion Enzyme that Makes the Eyes Water"
"Are Cows More Likely to Lie Down the Longer They Stand?"

Id and put funda.



—X was revealed to be made up of the recipe which includes sugar, flour, dog kibble for texture, and other ingredients.

Vanilla wafers, similar to Nilla Wafers were packaged and sold as X in Suncoast home video stores.

During the rave scene of the early 1990s, the term ‘X' was one of the first street names for the empathogenic drug methyldioxymethamphetamine ( ecstasy); others were 'disco biscuit' and 'H-bomb'.

Id X.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Happy X :)

An ancient legend ascribes X occasion to on interesting story about the 16 year old son of King Hima. His horoscope predicted his death by snake-bite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular day, his newly-wed wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid out all her ornaments and lots of gold and silver coins in a heap at the entrance of the sleeping chamber and lit lamps all over the place. Then she narrated stories and sang songs to keep her husband from falling asleep. The next day, when Y arrived at the prince’s doorstep in the guise of a Serpent, his eyes were dazzled and blinded by the brilliance of the lamps and the jewellery. Y could not enter the Prince's chamber, so he climbed on top of the heap of gold coins and sat there the entire night listening to the stories and songs. In the morning, he silently went away. Thus, the young prince was saved from the clutches of death by the cleverness of his new bride, and the day came to be celebrated as X.
Id X and Y.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The name's Bond, Vagabond

In Life on the Mississippi (1883), X provides an account of his pseudonym, which he claims he took from the senior riverboat captain Isaiah Sellers. X describes Sellers as “a fine man, a high-minded man, and greatly respected both ashore and on the river,” but he highlights the needling pedantry Sellers showed in his observations of the Mississippi:

"The old gentleman was not of literary turn or capacity, but he used to jot down brief paragraphs of plain practical information about the river, and sign them “X,” and give them to the “New Orleans Picayune.” They related to the stage and condition of the river, and were accurate and valuable; and thus far, they contained no poison. But in speaking of the stage of the river to-day, at a given point, the captain was pretty apt to drop in a little remark about this being the first time he had seen the water so high or so low at that particular point for forty-nine years; and now and then he would mention Island so and so, and follow it, in parentheses, with some such observation as “disappeared in 1807, if I remember rightly.” In these antique interjections lay poison and bitterness for the other old pilots, and they used to chaff the “X” paragraphs with unsparing mockery

Id X.

Monday, February 17, 2014

...Requires he should be more confined, and none,
Nor not the princess ; suffered or to ask
Or speak with him.
Till you talk to the king.
Vile and ingrate I too late thou shalt repent,
 The base injustice thou hast done my love
Yes, thou shalt know, spite of thy past distress,
And all those ills which thou so long hast mourned;
Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned,
___________________________________


FITB.
In 1977, X had finished producing Y and went to Alabama where Z was shooting Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
X was depressed and told Z that Y did not live up to his vision and thought he just made a kids’ movie. In a move to make some extra money after Y, X proposed that each director give 2.5% of their movie’s profits to the other. 
Fortunately, Close Encounters got X money and saved Columbia movie studios from bankruptcy. However, it was better for Z. He still receives tons of money constantly from Y merchandise, DVDs, and re-releases.
 
ID X, Y, Z.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A closely guarded secret that was supposed to change the world upon its release in 2001, X never brought about its promised revolution in transportation. Though the technology is pretty cool — very expensive gyroscopes make the thing nearly impossible to tip over (though George W. Bush found a way) — X's sales far underperformed predictions. It lives on as the vehicle of choice for mall cops and lazy tourists, but the its best contribution might be as the vehicle of choice for failed magician Gob Bluth in Arrested Development.

Id X.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The things you own end up owning you.

  • When X attempted to publish his novel publishers rejected it for its disturbing content. This led him to work on his most famous novel, Y, which he wrote as an attempt to disturb the publisher even more for rejecting him.
  • Writing in his spare time while working for Freightliner, Y was  initially published as a short story in the 1995 & was later expanded it into a full novel which—contrary to his expectations—the publisher was willing to publish
  •  Y was later adapted into a film which was a box office disappointment and the critical reaction was mixed, but a cult following soon emerged as the DVD of the film became popular upon release.
  • X later commented that Y ,the movie, was so good that he was “ sorta embarrassed by the book.”

Nonsensical Vocabulary


"A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity and gifted with an egotistical imagination that can at all times command an interminable and inconsistent series of arguments to malign an opponent and to glorify himself.”
A very famous speech made by then British PM Benjamin Disraeli taking a jibe at his opposition WE. Gladstone at Riding School, London, July 27, 1878.

How is this quote famously
spoofed?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The feeling is mutual.

Id and give his claim to fame.


What is this known as? What is its significance?

Articles 114, 115, 117, 118, 123, 124 and 153 of the Constitution of the _________ are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Gentleman's club

In the Indian subcontinent, the term X is used to refer to a place of exercising or a sports club. During the British Raj, X clubs was the term used for Gentlemen’s clubs.
In English speaking countries, X is an Equestrian event. The novel “The mystery of the Invisible Thief” by Enid Blyton starts at one such event.
It is also used as the name for a timed automotive event.


ID X.

Oh! mi Amor!

The term X was coined in 2011 by the blogger and critic Myles McNutt to describe the numerous scenes in a popular TV show in which some details of the plot are revealed during amorous activities. The term X has since been retroactively applied to similar practices in many earlier works, including the older shows Deadwood and The Sopranos (frequently set in a strip club), many older cop films (likewise) and even the 1930s comic strip Jane.

ID X.

Monday, February 10, 2014

"Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beer Holder"
"Dung Beetles Use the Milky Way for Orientation"
"An Onion Enzyme that Makes the Eyes Water"
"Are Cows More Likely to Lie Down the Longer They Stand?"

Id and put funda.



—X was revealed to be made up of the recipe which includes sugar, flour, dog kibble for texture, and other ingredients.

Vanilla wafers, similar to Nilla Wafers were packaged and sold as X in Suncoast home video stores.

During the rave scene of the early 1990s, the term ‘X' was one of the first street names for the empathogenic drug methyldioxymethamphetamine ( ecstasy); others were 'disco biscuit' and 'H-bomb'.

Id X.