Social Networks? My brain needs a clone…pronto!

This isn’t a propah post. It’s a random collection of random tasks completed at random moments…

Starting the right way… Whining!

Honestly, my life has been wrenched off its comfortable anchor and thrown into a space odyssey, but that’s beside the matter. As my newly acquired friend (who is an excellent humorist too) said in a recent comment on this blog – while my misery spawns humor, there must be times when I just want everything to settle down to its calm, boring pace. It isn’t going to happen this month, I assure you of that.

This month, you’ll be seeing my doppelgänger Anandhotep take over. He was sucked dry by his embalmers three thousand years ago and he’s got nothing more to lose, except of course, his rotting bandages that would reveal nothing interesting even if they fell off.

Did you notice how I went off on a tangent? (This’s why my brain needs a clone.)

Allow me to quickly update you on the going-ons.

1. The Lonely Facebook Page,

The QSM Magazine - Indian bimonthly magazine of humor, parodies, and satire - of course, the best one.

I’ve got an FB page now. Requesting you to put it through a like-ability test. The test goes like this. You visit my Facebook page for the QSM Magazine here, then press Like. If you’ve really liked it, the Like stays, if not, it disappears. A bit of magic, you see 😀

Following the Blogging201 Gurus’ advice, I’ve also updated the sidebar with a widget to the page. (It’s there. If you find it, you’ve got excellent eyesight. Celebrate it by leaving a quirky comment here. If you don’t find it, you are welcome to leave a snarky comment.)

2. The Revengeful Twitter, and…

The snarky crow mascot of the QSM Magazine humor parodies funny.

I’ve been somewhat twitter-challenged this past week (yes, I am on Twitter too,) mainly because twitter punishes me by showing me the mobile-twitter interface. According to the twitter-critter, I am being punished for not keeping my Safari updated. I’ve got this faint feeling lurking inside, “Twitter doesn’t like me!” The snarky crow (who didn’t find a job elsewhere and so became The QSM Magazine‘s mascot) wants to sort it out – bird-to-bird.

3.  The Blogging201 Course

I had hoped to finish the race. I am still hoping that I can, but I am no longer in control of my destiny. I’m running behind by two assignments, and I’ve been a terrible course-mate to the other participants.

The best I can do is leave you in capable hands.

Here are some cool bloggers you must visit while I try to straighten things out here.

The Occidental Humorist
The Oriental Humorist
The Storyteller
The Magic-maker

Have some fun while I finish a few chores, which include receiving Bua ji and her tabbar (Dad’s sister and her rather packed family,) at the New Delhi Railway Station. Perhaps the only railway station in the world that evokes a come-back-safe goodbye from the good wife.

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About Anand

Parodist, Humorist, Caricaturist, Nerd.
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34 Responses to Social Networks? My brain needs a clone…pronto!

  1. Wandering Soul says:

    Wow! I make it to your hallowed list of favourite bloggers. With your level of humour (one which i can only dream of having) I must have done something right to deserve this high praise. I am honoured you thought me worthy of a mention, even though I don’t get the humour tag 😛
    i’ll settle for Storyteller. he.. he.. just kidding. I’m thrilled with storyteller too. 🙂 That’s just as honourable 🙂
    THANK YOU!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Anand says:

      One last reply…before I am sucked into the whirlpool of relatives. You are welcome. Madness attracts me like a flame attracts moths. So it isn’t a real compliment, you see. Now climb down the chane-ka-jhaad. Come to think of it, we humorists aren’t even real writers – so calling you storyteller might actually be crossing the threshold 😀 Have a fab day. Will meet you when and if I return from the station.

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      • Wandering Soul says:

        Ugh… Grrrr…. And now i hate you ! 😀 Hope your buaji and her relatives and the other million passengers released from captivity tramble all over you. Shall gleefully read about Anand being flattened out like chapati at NDLS 😀 😛

        Liked by 1 person

      • Anand says:

        Being hated is my normal state. I bet Bua ji is hating me right now for disappearing into my office the moment we arrived home. I was trampled, but my occasional visits to the gym helped me survive 😀 Flattened out like a chapati?!!! Your similes are killing me, m’lady.

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  2. Wandering Soul says:

    meant “trample” and ‘read in tomorrow’s TOI… ” you’re the one hurrying off , and yet I am the one making typos 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anand says:

      Had I been trampled and rolled into chapati, TOI wouldn’t have bothered with me but TV journos would’ve put a mike near my flattened head and asked me, “what message do you have for others who come to NDLS to receive their chachis and buas?”

      Liked by 1 person

      • Wandering Soul says:

        ROFL . and the even more annoying, ” aapko kaisa lag raha hain?”

        Liked by 1 person

      • Anand says:

        Oh, I forgot that one! “You must never have thought that one day you’ll be rolled flat and you’d be sticking to the platform like chewing-gum. How are you feeling now?” And I’d be trying to lift my head free to answer her question, but by the time I’d have accomplished that, she’d have already turned to an onlooker and would be asking him, “Aap iske bare me kya sochte hain?”

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      • Wandering Soul says:

        and the poor bewildered soul would struggle for words, but the reporter would say, “Look at him. He is .. the public.. passers-by.. are so shocked that they have no words. You can see that state of the people who are around. We .. are bringing these images to you live right now from NDLS. Remember , you saw it first on Anand’s Blog News, first ” 😀

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      • Anand says:

        I’ve just zeroed upon the first reporter for Anand’s Blog News. I shall be wandering away now – I just heard the call for lunch. This place is a madhouse! Thirteen of us in a two-bedroom apartment?! I’ve got to rent some mattresses too…and the bedroom will be taken by Buaji and Phupphad ji. Awesome!

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      • Wandering Soul says:

        All the best! 😀

        Like

      • Anand says:

        Saved. They’ll now be putting up in a guesthouse a couple of miles away. Will be driving them there after dinner 😀 Your wishes worked. The kids can spend the night here though. They’ve developed a liking for my roller-skates, which Mom and wifey both hate with equal passion. (Thank God, they agree on something!)

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      • Anand says:

        I sent you an email. Did you receive it?

        Like

      • Wandering Soul says:

        not yet. shall check again

        Like

      • Wandering Soul says:

        Hi, Yes, i got your mail. have already sent my reply. 🙂 that was so thoughtful. Thanks 🙂

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  3. The Magic Maker?!? This makes me swoon! I am honored to have been included in this list!

    I was not able to follow your conversation with Piyusha, but I hope that you don’t get flattened into anything! Or make the nightly news for anything less than something heroic! 😀 I hope work improves, the family is at peace and Anandhotep’s bandages don’t fall off! Thank you, my friend! 🙂

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    • Anand says:

      Your stories are indeed magical. My conversation with Piyusha began when she got mad at me for belittling humorists, and so she shared her hopes that I should be flattened like an Indian Tortilla on the New Delhi Railway Station (that I was visiting to receive one of my Aunts and her humongous family.) The conversation then veered off to discussing our new-reporters and anchors, who try to use a common man’s plights to improve their TRPs (Television Rating Points or something,) and how they’d even interview a near-dead tortillized man. Do you see how my innocent remark about the uselessness of humorists turned into some rather black paparazzi humor, when Piyusha decided to take matters in her own hands.

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  4. BunKaryudo says:

    Thanks very much for the shout out, Anand! I really appreciate it. It’s great that you’re expanding into Facebook. I joined a few months back, but I have no idea how anything works, so I don’t do very much over there as yet. I think I may be able to remember how to press the “like” button though. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Anand says:

      I have no idea how I missed your comment. Thanks for liking the page and bringing up the grand total of the likes to 12. I am not sure if I did the right thing by starting the page, but what’s done is done.

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      • BunKaryudo says:

        Hi Anand! I hope things work out for you on Facebook. If they do, maybe you could give me a few pointers. I’m still lost whenever I try to use it. 🙂

        Like

      • Anand says:

        Doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.I blame my crazy schedule for it. My computer too believes that it’s time for it to go on a strike. It never rains – always pours.

        Liked by 1 person

      • BunKaryudo says:

        I wish I could give you lots of tips, Anand, but Facebook is a mysterious world to me. I feel scared the whole time I’m on it. I have no idea what I’m doing. I find WordPress much more relaxing.

        I’m sorry to hear about your computer, by the way. Mine has been behaving itself recently. (I don’t want to give it ideas, though, so I’m typing this very quietly.) My printer, on the other hand, is a real smart aleck.

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  5. I like the names given to the bloggers…Humorists, storyteller and magic maker…all my favorites!
    If there’s one thing I wished to do better that’s humor…never been good at it! So I envy the one who can especially the ones who do satire!
    And…yes, I found your Facebook page! 😉

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    • Anand says:

      I wish I could get rid of that stupid satirist in me, who raises his ugly head without a thought for the occasion at hand. Trust me, being a humorist is risky business. I live life on a slippery edge. Thanks for finding the FB page 🙂

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      • Oh no….don’t ever lose the satirist in you, but maybe keep the satirist in check for some sensitive situations. ..! Trust me, there the people (like yours truly) who would love to have the satire bone, so count yourself lucky!

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      • Anand says:

        Just last week I lost a cushy job-offer, and I think a ill-timed snicker should take the blame. But thanks, I’d love it if The QSM Magazine finds a lot of readers, who knows, I might get an opportunity to live my life the way I’d like to – spreading laughter around the world.

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      • Probably you think it’s the ill timed snicker, but in reality there was some other reason?
        Either ways it’s good to be causious in that kind of situations 🙂
        Let’s keep fingers crossed that QSM will do very well 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Anand says:

        Nope…I could feel a chill descend on the conversation the moment I snickered. They were not the same again. Fingers crossed indeed. Do tell your friends about it 😀

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