Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Face Palm on a Holiday

Its the 6th of November and its a public holiday here in Melbourne, the occasion being the Melbourne Cup- Australia's major thoroughbred horse race with dressy men and dressier women (Drinking and watching the race, Not riding them). Famously tag-lined as "The race that stops a nation", it is indeed true, because its 2:00 pm and I'm just crawling out of bed. After a hard week at work, I didn't want to leave the comfort of my cosy sponge heaven. So I just lay there with this weird thought in my head.

What is it that Tony Stark has that Bruce Wayne can never have?

One part of my brain is speaking for Tony Stark while the other is speaking for Bruce Wayne.

Tony Stark has shit loads of money.
So does Bruce!

Tony Stark has the Stark empire!
Bruce Wayne has Wayne enterprises. Stalemate. 

Tony Stark has a fancy suit.
Yeah.. like Bruce walks around in his pyjamas.
I meant his Iron Man suit, fool.
Oh right! And what's Batman meant to be? 

Tony Stark has the lovely Pepper Potts!
Bruce Wayne has the sexy Selina Kyle!

Iron Man has Jarvis!
Batman has Robin.

Ok, both looking equally gay now.

Iron Man can fly!
Batman has The Bat! Ha!

Iron Man has the repulsor rays.
Batman has the utility belt!
A moments silence and then.. Yes! I have it!

Tony Stark can have facial hair.
Bruce Wayne can... wait... !? Noooooooo!!

I snapped back and backtracked this weird train of thought and realised its also the time for the annual event Movember when, during the month of November, people grow a Moustache to raise awareness towards prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives (Wikipedia). So I'm sporting a Mo :)

Nevertheless, Well played Mr. Stan Lee, Well played.
I need to get out more.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

In Faith

Books of the ancients in temples they lie
Callously guarding an old timely lie.
Questions in questions the deeper we pry
Consumed by the answers the harder we try.

Lies of the leper, the mystic, the sage
Unearth the truths of the stories of age.
Question religion for people to see
The grandest of shows is how we came to be.

Hands clasped in prayers while chanting “Amen”
Surrender your mind to the all-powerful men.
They whisper the stories that you want to hear
While deaths in their thousands, not one single tear.

This cosmic dictator with you as His pawn
Like you and your millions, the faithful to spawn.
Like wolves in sheep’s clothing spreading His word
To pounce on the heathen their reasons unheard.

Ground them to dust in the name of the Lord,
God founding Men versus Men founding Gods.
Deities for them, from their sins to be freed
Myths of the bronze age for answers in need.

Clamours of faith, their synergy with steel
Besieged by your kind while refusing to kneel.
Unleash an order by breaking this hell
These shackles contrived by the chains of this spell.
Free from the cries for this All-seeing eye
By spreading your wings and reach for sky.

A humble response to the unnecessary pogrom ravaging today's society. Violence perpetrated by men of faith who have pledged their lives to their dogmatic brethren without so much a clue as to what humanitarianism is all about.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Am that I Am

1. The Red A is to support Prof. Richard Dawkins's (and the rest) promotion of Secularism
2. For the biblical explanation on what "I Am that I Am" is, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Am_that_I_Am
3. This is my play on the statement from the scriptures
4. The Science 1:1 is on purpose based on the font called "The Dreamer" as a tribute to the truly elegant minds of our scientists
5. 1:1 is to indicate that this would be the first sentence in the book of science (if there is one) signifying that Science is all permeating and "Science will be what Science will be"
6. 1:1 also signifies that there is no scaling of the truth of science according to ones own tastes. The truth is absolute.
7. I'm planning to get this on a Tee :)