Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Tung Ting Ling and all that jazz

Thought for the day: To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth
How do you like the above ad, from Sayaji Hotel in my dear hometown,Baroda? It had me smiling away, especially the way it says ‘Tung Ting Ling dishes’. Actually, I quite like this Hotel. It’s unique in many ways. It has a rooftop restaurant, which has lots of activities for kids, including clowns, games, etc. And, on Xmas and such events, there’re special shows. Not to forget the tongue tingling, err, make that ‘Tung Ting Ling’ dishes.
(I also love it because they also have this weekly contest in the IE,where I've won a few prizes when I was there.hehe!!)
I forgot to give the answer to the question I asked two posts back. Shreya, I’m scared. You’re bang on target. Se the answer ad verbatim as it appeared below the quiz.

"She was hoping the guy would appear at the funeral again. If you answered this correctly, you think like a psychopath. This was a test by a famous American psychologist used to test if one has the same mentality as a killer.

Conclusion: Many arrested serial killers took part in the test and answered the question correctly.
If you didn't answer the question correctly, good for you.
If you got the answer correct, please let me know so I can take you off my email list.
Coming to ‘April Fool celebrations’ in continuation of kal ka post, here’s part of a report I read, with extracts of the humorous ones:

- Britain’s Daily Telegraph printed pictures of penguins apparently flying to the Amazon. It said Adele penguins had amazed documentary makers “by taking to the air and flying to warmer climes when the weather closed in.”

- Many papers ran a spoof story saying luxury carmaker BMW had invented a model that electrocuted dogs which tried to relieve themselves against its wheels.
- Australian radio station 2UE marked April 1 by reporting that the pope would conduct a special mass for homos*xuals during his visit Down Under in July.
- The French president’s diminutive stature was the butt of an April Fool in the Sun daily tabloid. Under the headline “Docs to Stretch Sarkozy,” it said the president “is to have pioneering stretch surgery in a bid to make him taller.” “The patient is stretched on a traction bed for several hours and calcium supplements are injected in the bone shafts near the joints,” it quoted French government spokesman “Luc Bigger” as saying. The Sun even provided photos and a “How it Works” graphic showing a man on a torture-style bed. Playing on France’s reputation for sophistication, the Guardian reported that Prime Minister Gordon Brown had enlisted Carla Bruni-Sarkozy to give Britons lessons on style.
- There were also plans to encourage British parents “to serve small volumes of red wine with meals to children as young as seven or eight,” it said, in a piece bylined Avril de Poisson - a play on the French for April Fool.
- Other British newspapers got in on the act - the tabloid Daily Star said rugged James Bond star Daniel Craig wanted 007 to “swing both ways”, while the Daily Express said one of London’s best-known monuments, Big Ben, was using a digital clock while its traditional timepiece was repaired.
- French sports daily L’Equipe ran a full-page spoof advertisement by carmaker Citroen introducing a “Universal Steering Wheel” - capable of switching from left- to right-hand driving positions at the touch of a button. The ad quoted a “secret” report showing that drivers from Britain and continental Europe had trouble when forced to drive on the “wrong” side of the road.
- The British weekly New Scientist bizarre published stories on its web site that seemed so bizarre that they could only be April Fools, but were in fact genuine.
- One was a study by pair of Italian physicists who came up with a quantum explanation for poltergeists - the ghostly phenomenon whereby objects fly around the room, apparently of their own accord.

- Another was about how surgery could transform your arms into wings. “They are April Fools that aren’t,” the magazine said, as comments piled up on its web site from baffled and occasionally irritated readers.

Hats off to all these media guys who made life much more cheerful on this day. I guess we need a few more April Fool days during the year, huh?
On to the end jokes:
Q: How do you tell if a blonde did your landscaping?
A: The bushes are darker than the rest of the yard.
Q:How can you tell if two l*sbians are twins?
A: They lick alike.
Till next time,keep smiling.


austere said...

Looks like a Cognito design. :)

Nice April fool ones, but the wings one confused me. Visions of a supersonic Batman...

Keshi said...

but dun we all act what we think? :)


AmitL said...

Hi,Austy...yes,Chinese designs do look like anything you can imagine..:)

Which wings one?
Hi,Keshi-think over it..:)Many times,we don't act what we think...(If we did,most of us might be in jail.LOL)