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Saturday, 27 October, 2007

Don't get addicted to this blog!

Dear Folks,

Hope you people are not addicted to this blog. Or else, you may get reminders such as this one:



(Got the above cartoon through email some time back from an IIM Professor - the credit for the cartoon goes to its original creator.)


Regards,

N


Wit of George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Here's something that would be of interest to those interested in History, Literature or Sense of Humour. (Those who don't have a sense of humour are unlikely to be visiting this page, in any case!)

Classic were the literary giants, George Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Keith Chesterton. They were diametric opposites, in mind and body. Chesterton was short and rotund, Shaw tall and thin. Both detested each other. One day both approached a narrow London alley from either end. Normally, one waits at one's end for the other to pass, because two persons can't cross without discomfort. Each saw the other, but advanced. Face-to-face midway, glaring but without a word, one finally turned aside to let the other pass. As he brushed past, GK Chesterton bellowed, "I don't give way to fools." Quick was Shaw's whisper: "But I do."

Both were nominated to the House of Lords. Their animosities showed in Parliament. The Great Depression raged and famine threatened. Shaw (the lean, lanky one) waxed eloquent on the famine. Chesterton contemptuously remarked, "There was no need for Hon. Shaw to say so much; anyone seeing him would know Britain faces a famine." Shaw replied, "And anyone seeing the Hon. Chesterton would know who the cause is." Another day, during stormy debate, Chesterton angrily challenged, "I could have swallowed you, Mr. Shaw, and never known I had eaten a thing." Rebutted Shaw, "In that case, you would have more brains in your stomach than you ever had in your head."

Regards,

N



Want Excuses? Buy them!

Want Excuses? Buy them!

Take a look at this link:

There's actually someone out there somewhere on Planet earth who is trying to sell "Proper" Excuses to anyone who wants to buy an excuse.

Guess that this can happen only in US of A!

Regards,

N