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Some people are pragmatists, taking things as they come and making the best of the choices available. Some people are idealists, standing for principle and refusing to compromise. And some people just act on any whim that enters their heads. I pragmatically turn my whims into principles — Calvin



Serendipity is searching for a needle in a haystack and finding the farmer’s daughter instead


So far this blog has logged a mind boggling 17000 views! I cant believe my own eyes that this blog has gotten so much attention 🙂 I started it on a whim and though I havent had the chance to give much attention to it for close to a year and more now, it still serves as a rich repo of wonderful status messages.. And a reminder of the my golden college days!

Thanks again for visiting and you are more than welcome to contribute by commenting on the What page..

Give him an enema, and he’ll fit into a matchbox


Kamal does 10 kinds of roles – good, and godawesome

mine, after watching Dasaavatharam

Hysteria repeats itself.

“Laziness is our biggest enemy” –Jawaharlal Nehru
“We must learn to love our enemies” –Mahatma Gandhi


Spouse, n.: Someone who’ll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn’t have had if you’d stayed single. – Anon

Mohan KV

René Descartes was in a house of ill repute when the place was raided. All the ladies managed to flee, but René was caught. It seems no one wanted to put Descartes before the whores.

–Arbit on the web

Early bird catches the worm implies the early worm always gets caught


” If you don’t stand for something , you will fall for anything! “


Fiji : Fijian :: Simi: Simian


Royal Challengers – Mallya’s No 1… Pun Intended

-Ego, after watching Bangalore Royal Challengers get thulped royally by Kolkata Knight Riders
My take: boy is he pissed off or is he pissed off.

And before…

Six pegs v/s Sixpacks


“Models pose, Engineers superpose”

Akhil Kulkarni

Tell me when, tell me where…
I promise you, I will be there…
Tell me now, tell me how…
I could show you that I care…

Every worry, every dare…
Let me stand with you to share…
Every pain, every sorrow…
Pass them on for me to bear…

Your friendship means so much to me…
The bond between so rare…
Always, I shall wish for you…
All that’s best and fair…

-Amal Kiran

Unix is user-friendly; it’s just choosy about who its friends are.
– Anonymous


I was born so intelligent, even education couldn’t ruin me

-Pubali, improv on that clichĂ©d Tshirt quote that says “I was born intelligent, but education ruined me”. Balls to self-effacement.

I’ve told you a million times not to exaggerate

-wanderlust’s, used by a lot of others

It is better to be pissed off than to be pissed on

-Logik, and it spread rapidly to the point of the origins getting obscured.

[Disclaimer: This post is NOT about a status message]

We’ve got fresh blood into the system as you might have noticed. A new author, wanderlust, has joined the ranks! Here’s hoping to newer and interesting status messages!

You make me weak in the knuckles

-Gaurav Vaz
On receiving flirty messages online that cause you to stumble with your typing.

I’m not *in*-sane. Indeed, I am so far *out* of sane that you appear a tiny blip on the distant coast of sanity.

Found on a mailing list, and currently my status message.

Xerox is the second-greatest labor-saving device ever invented, the greatest being tomorrow.

Mary had a little lamb… and then she had some dessert

There was a man who dreamt he was writing LoTR, but he was only Tolkein in his sleep.

If Osama is only six degrees away, why can’t we catch him?

Why bother with subroutines when you can type fast?


Jealousy is all the fun you think they had – Erica Jong

Mohan KV

Who wants to remember that escape-x-alt-control-left shift-b puts you into super-edit-debug-compile mode?
— Discussion on the intuitiveness of commands in Emacs