Thursday, March 17, 2005

Vending Machine

Vending Machiene

But then the inability is what makes us inherently beautiful.

Well this is more of a sigh than a quote. It may not strike a chord with many but I am sure there are quite a few for whom this is apt.

Meanwhile to end the week in a lighter note....

Software Engineers are devices which converts coffee into program code. Its my mutated version of Paul Erdos quote. Hmm atleast it was true during the training days.

Here is a Turkish proverb: "Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and as sweet as love". The one in the picture serves coffee which "looks sweet, smells like hell and tastes like death".

Well no offences meant. After all they say "A code of one programmer might be a bug of another" Loosely translated from "One mans food is another mans poison"

Expect to catch you all on Monday. Till then either leave the comments here or email me at baejaar(at)gmail(dot)com

- Dheepak Ra

3 Comments:

Blogger ShastriX said...

Stanley Kubrick used to love Nestlé ads, as they would tell a great story in 30 secs. But I agree with you, nowadays all that coffee they dispense is pure unadulterated junk.

Btw, I thought it was Talleyrand, the French diplomat, who said that coffee was: "Hot as hell, black as the Devil, Sweet as love, and pure as an angel" :-)

And have you heard the French version of that loose translation: "One man's food is another man's poisson" ;-)

3/18/2005 4:11 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Hi Shastri

Not only Stanley Kubrick, there are millions of die-hard fans including me. After all who can forget the lyrics/music/choreography - the entire shot of "The taste that gets you going" theme. Its still one of my favourite ads. Till date among the instant coffees, nobody even comes close to them.

Thanks for the pointer to Talleyrand. I did a google and came up with this:

"Black as the devil,
hot as hell,
pure as an angel,
sweet as love.

(Noir comme le diable, chaud comme l'enfer, pur comme un ange, doux comme l'amour.)

Talleyrand, 18th century French diplomat, describing his concept of a good cup of coffee.

However the same google also returned references to Turkish proverb. I am not too sure as to which preceded the other.

Thinkexist
sf2000
coffee forums

Atleast the content is what matters. I am tentatively giving credit to both of them. I dont want to be sued by any one of them ;-)

Eventhough I didnt want coffee to overshadow the main theme, I couldnt help it. Once somebody has got used to pure, south indian filter coffee (refer to my previous blog post here - Filter Coffee nothing else can come close.

Shastri thanks for dropping by and even more for those comments.

- Dheepak Ra

3/18/2005 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great sense of humour

10/22/2005 10:15 AM  

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