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The very name Pakistan inscribes the nature of the problem. It is not a real country or nation but an acronym devised in the 1930s by a Muslim propagandist for partition named Chaudhary Rahmat Ali. It stands for Punjab, Afghania, Kashmir, and Indus-Sind. The stan suffix merely means "land." In the Urdu language, the resulting acronym means "land of …
I never really got the humor behind Monty Python's Flying Circus. That might be because I didn't watch it until after I'd already seen their movies, which probably had a higher quality of writing and definitely referenced material that was more broadly accessible. You didn't need a sophisticated understanding of British history and culture to …
Tragedy is when I cut my little finger.
Comedy is when you fall down the sewer and die.
I stopped off at Vaneet's place in Bangalore again on the way south from Hampi to Cochin, where I was to meet Maartje, a friend from the Ashram. Vaneet still being on his business trip to NY and Alex preparing for his exams, I …
D.H. Banes: I believe, umm, that certain people in life are meant to fall by the wayside; to serve as warnings to the rest of us; signs posts along the way.
Igby: To where?
D.H. Banes: Success.
Oliver: Our father would be a slippery when schizophrenic sign, for instance... [pause]... along the highway of life.
-Igby Goes Down
2 years ago Sherry and I, less than thrilled at the prospect of spending the entire holiday season bumming around in London, booked a short trip to Dublin between Christmas and New Years (the original plan was to make it a motorcycle ride, but the prospect of riding on icy roads nixed that option). We ended up staying in Bono's hotel in the Temple …