So I just mentioned this to the missus:

A thought just occurred to me: that ‘kurtosis’ is a fine name for a child.

I give you — Kurtosis Venkatesh Swaminathan. Kurtosis Singh. Kurtosis Ray. Kurtosis Naageshwara Sreeranganatha Reddy.

I know. It really really works.

Said kid would be called ‘Kurt’ for short.

‘Kurtu’, lovingly even.

Ah, but wait.

While ‘Kurtu baby’ or ‘Kurtu baba’ is a fine “pet” name.. it also sounds suspiciously like ‘Kirtu’.

As in, Kirtu.com1.

Plan: canceled.

1. Regular readers of this site will recognize this highly NSFW link to those esteemable writers of the classic ‘Savita Bhabhi’. With a still-active paywall, which means their business model is actually working quite well.

p.s. It’s not a “true” entry to The Weekly Writing Challenge; Power of Names, and I hit ‘Publish’ without actually reading what theirs was this week (seriously, what a coincidence!). But it’s close enough to the topic, so I’m counting it.

the highlight of last week month


Note: Above title is supposed to be “…last week month”, but RSS feeds mess up such formatting.

It’s only been about a month since I last posted, and it became abundantly clear to me that I’m falling back into old habits. For a bit there, it seemed I had gotten over writer’s block. The ideas were flowing, the keys were tapping, and the posts were publishing.

Not for that long apparently.

But then…

I have a gift!

I have a gift!

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continually making random posts means i'm degenerating to traditional blogging


Moving sucks. SUCKS. Period.

And that series of long titles has been in honor of Dinosaur Comics. Bloody frickin’ awesome:


How he manages to get something pretty rockin’ everyday from the same 6 sets of images.. and not make it completely random is beyond me.

On a side note, and going back to the moving thing, I have way too much stuff for a person who’s lived here for less than 3 years. Seriously.

complete wtf-ness


go to devdthefilm.com

accept 18+ disclaimer.

click on the aptly named ‘lustline’ (second from right, bottom of page).

accept second (!) 18+ disclaimer.

choose: hindi or tamil (for max effect).

go: ‘wtf!’

p.s. dev d is anurag kashyap’s take on devdas. meaning complete psycho-giri. add abhay deol’s chameleon into the mix. not a romantic drama (whatever that is supposed to mean).