Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category


July 21, 2011

That is the new acronym for Research In Peace at this must-see PhD comics!!!

Onion’s obit to JDS

February 1, 2010

Titled Bunch of phonies mourn J D Salinger is short and a must-read.

Rejection by the third reviewer!

December 2, 2009

Absolutely hilarious; thanks to Phani for the email pointer.

Montessori school of

November 21, 2009

Dentistry — from Onion of course!

NEW YORK—Inside the Montessori School of Dentistry, you won’t find any old-fashioned cotton swabs, or so-called periodontal charts, or even any amalgam fillings. That’s because at this alternative-learning institution, students are being encouraged to break away from medical tradition and discover their very own root canal procedures.

“At Montessori, we believe dentistry is more than just the medical practice of treating tooth and gum disorders,” school director Dr. Howard Bundt told reporters Tuesday. “It’s about fostering creativity. It’s about promoting self-expression and individuality. It’s about looking at a decayed and rotten nerve pulp and drawing your own unique conclusions.”

“In fact, here at Montessori, dentistry is whatever our students want it to be,” Bundt continued.

Founded in 1981, and tailored after the teaching methods first developed by Italian-born educator Maria Montessori, the three-year academy offers a fresh and innovative approach to learning seldom found at more conventional schools of dentistry.

Teachers—or “roving dental facilitators,” as they prefer to be called—can be difficult to spot: They often choose to stay out of the way of their inquisitive pupils, and only make gentle suggestions as to how an infected root chamber should be drained.

“When performing a root canal, there’s no such thing as right or wrong,” said Montessori educator Vanessa Perrin, who added that she doesn’t so much teach her students how to treat an inflamed nerve, as lead them to an open mouth and then stand back. “Sure, we could say to our students, ‘The enamel here has completely eroded and needs to be addressed immediately.’ But what’s more satisfying, what’s more dynamic, is to just let them slowly develop an ‘impression’ of why a patient might be screaming.”

Take a look!

Blaming it all on the bosons — Higgs, that is

October 15, 2009

Clearly, the universe itself must have decided last month that this blog was so abhorrent to it, it would employ quantum post selection effects to force me to procrastinate whenever I would otherwise have posted something.  An obvious corollary is that, if I do manage to post something nevertheless, it will bring about the immediate end of the universe.

From here; there has also been quite a bit of non-activity in this blog also in recent times; just saying.

The Indian Onion?!

September 17, 2009

I think the answer is a resounding yes — after seeing this:

So why are you called noiseofindia?

noiseofindia is short for NOISE.

NOISE = NOISE Of India Special Edition.

This is a recursive name – similar to:

GNU = GNU’s Not Unix
BING = BING Is Not Google.

and this:

Senior scientists at the IISc have expressed alarm at the uncontrolled proliferation of TV channels claiming maximum viewership.Scientists at the IISc are like, WTF. They point out that in any given universe, one and only one TV channel can be the most viewed at standard temperature and pressure.

Wave particle duality
Malayalee particle physicist Prof. Unnikrishnan has blamed this anomaly on the wave-particle duality of electrons, due to which a single electron can seem to be at two different places at the same time. “So imagine what happens when zillions of electrons are beamed at you through your television set. Obviously, you’d be watching several different channels at the same time. This explains how all the news channels have identical ratings.”

Parallel Universe theory
Bengali Astrophysicists Prof. Bose and Dr. Ghose have ridiculed Prof. Unni’s theory, saying that it begins with an anomaly and ends up with an anomalayalee. Bose & Ghose claim that it is a mistake to think that we live in a single universe with multiple TV channels. According to them, each TV channel is a full-fledged parallel universe with its own set of laws and award ceremonies. The viewers exist in remote zones from where they use their remotes to switch between the TV universes. Naturally, each TV channel enjoys total viewership within its own universe, just like DD continues to, with Krishi Darshan.

When reached for comment, Unni refuted the Bengali theory, saying that two Bongs don’t make a right.

Noise of India 🙂

PS: And here is from the introduction to their feed link section:

Angelina Jolie has pledged to adopt a child everytime we update this site. So we update sparingly.

You already had your recession!

August 26, 2009

Once, when I was doing my PhD, one of my friends asked me not to have too much of fun. I asked him why. He told me that the total amount of fun a person can have in his life is a fixed quantity; so, if you have too much of fun and exhaust your quota, for the rest of your life, you can not have any. Now, PhD Comics chimes in with more or less the same thought!

Nation ready to be lied to!

August 13, 2009

Proclaims the inimitable Onion:

“I thought I wanted a new era of transparency and accountability, but honestly, I just can’t handle it,” Ohio resident Nathan Pletcher said. “All I ever hear about now is how my retirement has been pushed back 15 years and how I won’t be able to afford my daughter’s tuition when she grows up.”

“From now on, just tell me the bullshit I want to hear,” Pletcher added. “Tell me my savings are okay, everybody has a job, and we’re No. 1 again. Please, just lie to my face.”

The national call for decreased candor began last month, after the Department of Labor released another soul-crushing report that most Americans agreed “wasn’t helping anything” and “didn’t need to be so specific, at least.”

Rejecta Mathematica

July 16, 2009

Rejecta Mathematica is a real open access online journal publishing only papers that have been rejected from peer-reviewed journals in the mathematical sciences.

From here, where the inaugural edition is available; link via MR.

Don’t miss to read the manuscript submission guidelines; a great journal, as far as I can see!

El Naschie chronicles!

July 8, 2009

From Guardian Improbable Research Column:

Perhaps best of all, the website includes two interviews Dr El Naschie conducted with himself.

I love the idea!