Original video was taken from here.

We could use a little sexyness in the parliament. With the exception of Anarkali, we haven’t really seen any pop divas around the rich and powerful. Everyone needs a reason to be righteous right?

Maybe the country could use a little bit of girl power…

The news is as usual.
It doesn’t take an Einstein to deduce that our beloved Dr. Mervyn Silva is behind all this.

With all this drama, you’d expect a leader with dignity to sack Mervyn from at least the ministerial post. But no. Mahinda mama has other plans. Wonder how much the Royal jester pays Mahinda to keep him in tact? Maybe the bugger knows a dirty old secret or sumthing…

While tamil racists whitewash the sins of the LTTE in the north, the sinhala racists whitewash the Mervyn-Mahinda Sangamaya’s sins in the south. Not quite sure which is more pathetic.

Came across several .UIF files and .daa files recently while downloading stuff. Needless to say I’m not the biggest fan of both these file types. If I wasn’t living in a 3rd world country and getting payed a 4th world salary, I would’ve gone and bought the legitimate software before extracting these lousy images but oh well…

The UIF format asks for this MagicISO thingy which is pretty useless as it can’t mount the image on it’s own. They tell you download something called MagicDisk, and that son-of-bitchy program never fails to fuck up my machine.

So when I heard this Luigi Auriemma guy has created a nifty program to convert UIF and daa files to ISO, I was in a state of Euphoria that could only be replicated by a couple of red bulls and a threesome with Ellen Pompeo and Cathrena Zeta Jones.

Anyway, thanks a million Luigi. Thanks from this not-so-paradise-isle of Sri Lanka!

Vibrators & Women

January 20, 2008

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Read this strange article on the history of mechanical vibrators. It says that vibrators were a byproduct to save the labour intensive work that male doctors had to go through when women were diagnosed with “Female hysteria”. This was back in the 17th century, where western society was much like the conservative Sri Lanka today.
Back then women were not supposed to feel the pleasure of orgasm. Sex was just a male thing, and women were just the tools of our lust. Just a place to spill the seed, so to speak. No wonder women were so degraded back then!

The article prolifically goes on to say that

“Women of that era were socialized to believe that “ladies” had no sex drive, and were merely passive receptacles for men’s unbridled lust, which they had to endure to hang on to their husbands and have children. Not surprisingly, these beliefs led to a great deal of sexual frustration on the part of women.

I can only attribute this kind of thinking to a some sort of mass-domination fetish that people had in the old days. Women are complicated little creatures by themselves. Why in the world do we have to make life more complicated for them?

Judging from the various posts on kottu, it’s apparent that our “ladies” have really no say in this. Their basic issue usually is whether their virginity is worth saving or not!

And as amusing as it is, some of young girls fighting for women’s rights believe that their struggle is not for equality but for the “proper place” in society. And according to them their proper place in society is as caring mothers. Not independent women who aren’t afraid to feel for themselves.

And for all you guardians of morality, being independent and being raunchy are two different things. You’re just scared of women being independent will leave you with no one to cook and clean around the house.

As Sam would say, our fully-Victorian Christian society will probably never come to the stand that women also do have desires. And thus, women will forever be the tools of our lust. And the victims of our insecurity.

Bioshock rocked my world

January 18, 2008

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Not much of a games person, but since life and death seems to be a game in this country, I decided to play some games myself.

Bioshock – a terribly cliche name – is a fair enough first person shooter. Good graphics. Good sound effects. Plenty of walking dead running about asking for a bullet in the head… or two. Sometimes they ask for three and maybe a heat seeking rocket launcher in between.

But the game’s real strength comes from it’s philsophically rich storyline.

Some crazy guy called Andrew Ryan (supposedly the best Electrical Engineer of our time) builds a perfect city in the middle of the ocean. This utopian society is governed by nothing. Free markets and free will maybe. But nothing else. No tax, no regulation, no religion, no morality, no ethics. Just complete capitalism in it’s full beauty.

 In one of his most acclaimed speeches this Ryan guy says something like this…

” Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? ‘No!’ says the man in Washington, ‘It belongs to the poor.’ ‘No!’ says the man in the Vatican, ‘It belongs to God.’ ‘No!’ says the man in Moscow, ‘It belongs to everyone.’ I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well. “

Well unfortunately, the game starts off where the city is utterly devastated. Ironically pessimistic, but it so happens there was a parasite living among the super-men who founded the society. Just goes to show that there’s always some messed up bloke trying to ruin everything out of personal interest. Even in a computer generated game world.

 And as the story unfolds it touches a side of humanity that is never sung, and probably will never be sung in traditional media like TV or film.

One of Ryan’s other famous saying is that “A man chooses, a slave obeys.”

One little phrase that now rings in my head everytime that I do something.

Bioshock was awesome. The violence was gruesome, but it heightened the effect of the philosophy that the creators of the game intended to unveil.

10 out of 10!
 

Sorry for the Sasha Cohen topic line, but me couldn’t resist. Tommorow we start the war. Officially.

For some, it’s awesome. For others… well, it’s just death.

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(cartoon courtesy weTHErobots.)