Category Archives: Retroaction

remember when we used to be smart?

i totally just spelled “smart” as “smark” the first time around. I’m going to pretend that that is a new way to say “snarky smart!” And no one can stop me. Come on, all together now – SMARK!

Anyhow. So remember when we used to be smart? I’m reading (okay, so wordpress doesn’t recognize key-strokes. lame.) The Elegance of the Hedgehog (linked, but not to Amazon*). It contains a lot of psycho-literary theory and philosophy, and I’ve found myself taking notes in a book… something I haven’t done in like… well, since I took my last English class in undergrad.

It has also allowed me to see that I can’t think as critically as I used to – which is depressing. Or maybe not. A lot of the book concerns intellectualism, and what qualifies you as a worthwhile intellectual versus a not-worthwhile intellectual. (my answer: elegantly disheveled hair). It got me thinking, I’m going to see if I still understand some of the old papers I wrote for classes in college. Oh, God. What have I started?

… I was going to post some key quotes here. But I’ve changed my mind. This post is now going to be about this cat catching a bat:

HOLY CRAP LOOK AT THIS CAT:

LOOK AT IT JUMP LOOK

LOOK AT IT JUMP LOOK

You have been sufficiently distracted. I SAY GOOD DAY.

*Jeff Bezos is the devil.

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i woke up this morning and my body was like “you’re a jerk.”

in which I create a post with a lost of videos.

things not to do during Navaratri: go to power yoga the night before garba.

… definitions:

Navaratri: Nava = 9, rātrī = nights, is a Hindu festival of worship and dance. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit; Nava meaning Nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshipped.
(wiki link)

Garba: is an Indian form of dance that originated in the Gujarat region. (wiki link)

I had to search through a bunch old Ba garbas (… garbas for old people) to find a decent clip of one from youtube, so here you go:

I’m not going to find one for Raas, you kids can do that yourselves. For serious. I don’t like any of you that much. 😀

So anyway, I had a total bollywood night last night. Including, but not limited to:

Running in the rain in our Indian clothes:

Playing Antakshari:


Antakshari is an Indian song game where you sing two lines from a song and the next player sings a song with the last sound of the previous song. IT IS THE BEST GAME EVER. Everyone on the NJT loved it. Even the guy who shushed us.

and Dancing at the Train station:

The whole night was, as garba always is, amazingly awesome and fantastic. And, in sticking with tradition, now my legs feel like they’re going to fall off. Or at least go on strike. So anyhow, there’s your cultural lesson for the day.

In other news. I was watching SNL clips this morning, and Keenan has a new character. Who may or may not be an intentional derivative of one of his much older characters.

Jean K. Jean (2009):

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And, lest we forget, PIERRE ESCARGOT:

Seriously SNL, let’s get some original ideas. bahahaha. “May I blow my nose on your sandwich? HO HO HO HO”

And now to end with a random line from James about poor Tim Tebow’s concussion and flu yesterday:

James: i was hoping he was throwing up because he was actually gay and suffering from body issues. in my eyes, he was loosing weight to ask me to marry him.

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