Friday, July 28, 2006

Before You Form Up a Rock Band... might want to pick a name first.

(Thanks to K.)

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Soothsayer's Name is...

...BMG (The National Geophysics and Meteorology Board--or something like that).

On Wednesday (July 20th, 2006) night, the radio station Elshinta aired an emergency show about the recent earthquake which hit Banten. An expert from BMG (in English, it stands for The Board of Geophysics and Meteorology) called an on-site reporter.

Expert: Where are your current location?
Reporter: I'm at Karangmalang, about 2 km (from the shore).
Expert: Oh, so you didn't actually witness anything, then?
Reporter: Well, no, but the people around me are restless.
Expert: But of course! It's natural to panick. As a matter of fact, they have to!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

This Event is Rated PG-13

My partner and I are going to speak in a book promotional event in Bandung this weekend. We just got the official brochure two days ago. My partner is scheduled to appear in what the brochure refers as "Meet and Greet: Teenlit (Writers)"

However, in that brochure, they mistyped the "l" with "t".

Friday, July 07, 2006

The Extremist's Guidebook to Sport

Chapter Four: Soccer is Forbidden Except When Played as Training for Jihad

Worth quoting:

3. If one of you falls during the game and breaks his hand or his foot, or if the ball hits his hand, he shall not say 'foul' and shall not stop playing because of his injury.
Sounds like a good training program for the Italian national team.

(Thanks to Wahyudi Pratama.)