10 years ago, Pfizer launched Viagra. The answer to many a man’s woes. It also became the stuff of spammers’ wet dreams. One can well imagine a spammer getting up in the middle of the night all excited and sending out viagra mail. Such was the effect even the name had on humanity.
And this video created to celebrate 10 years of erection (sic!) of viagra is very well done.
It perhaps also alludes to the fact that there was a time when spam was falling down. Losing it’s strength. And then came viagra. And spam once again rose from the depths of ignominy and reached dizzying heights of success ejaculating at the rate of millions per day.
Video via David Airey.
This has got to be the most impressive and detailed complaint letter ever.
It appears to be in an evidence bag from the scene of a crime. A CRIME AGAINST BLOODY COOKING. Either that or some sort of back-street underground cookie, purchased off a gun-toting maniac high on his own supply of yeast. You certainly wouldn’t want to be caught carrying one of these through customs. Imagine biting into a piece of brass Richard. That would be softer on the teeth than the specimen above.
But what really takes the “biscuit” is the reply:
Paul Charles, Virgin’s Director of Corporate Communications, confirmed that Sir Richard Branson had telephoned the author of the letter and had thanked him for his “constructive if tongue-in-cheek” email. Mr Charles said that Virgin was sorry the passenger had not liked the in-flight meals which he said was “award-winning food which is very popular on our Indian routes.”
Do see the link for photos of the food!
Truer words were ne’er spoken!
TechCrunch once again proves it worthiness!
Being an entrepreneur is also damn hard, for thousands of reasons and then some. I would like to point you to a testimony of that undeniable fact, penned by one of the founders of web startup MakeFive, whose Elevator Pitch video we recently highlighted. Eric Karjaluoto is his name, and his must-read blog post is titled ‘Why your web startup will fail‘. Required reading for aspiring entrepreneurs!
Here’s the gist, summarized in 6 points:
– You won’t have an audience
– You’re going to run out of cash
– You’ll get frustrated
– The emotional rollercoaster will beat you
– You’ll get excited about something else
– But it won’t be because of the competition
Read the full thing here.
Yes, it exists!
And after ‘Traffic Signal’, nothing really surprises me. But this weekend was an eye-opener to be honest. So here’s what happened…
There’s a guy who is supposed to be cleaning the car daily and once weekly from inside. He is a habitual bunker and after about four warnings over the last year, I finally decided I had had enough. Apparently, he hadn’t! And that counted more than what I thought! Continue reading “The ‘hired help mafia’”
Pune is one of those cities that refuses to grow up. Despite routinely being among India’s top ten cities, it just can’t grow out of the shadow of Mumbai. One pitfall of this is that power and other facilities are not always available on priority to Punekars. One gets used to it eventually, though. Let me add that it was far worse in Bangalore with power cuts almost every day. Continue reading “Just another working day. Not.”