Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Of Brevity and the Storm

"Brevity is the soul of wit."

William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright

"Brevity is the soul of lingerie."

Dorothy Parker, American writer and poet

"Brevity is... wit!"

On a banner in an episode of The Simpsons


If you don't think these quotes are funny, chances are you don't know what 'brevity' means.


I took the following photographs last week at the bus stop near the Tiger Circle, the roundabout located in the centre of the town of Manipal, India;

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It used to a billboard, I believe, before one of Manipal's savage monsoon storms had a go at it. The structure is made of steel, by the way.

Amazing.



P.S. I am aware that this post is awfully succinct but I thought that it would make a pleasant change from my recent exhibitions of prolixity.



Laconic,
k0k s3n w4i

11 comments:

Innocent^^Guy said...

woah..pretty nasty!

innshan said...

i didn't realise it was half bent till i walked under it that day. I was like, "oh, shit. Luckily it didn't fall down on me".

the town council is too lazy to fix it till someone got killed i guess.
well,
being brief once in a while won't hurt.haha

fuolornis said...

i also noticed it when i was refuelling my bike

Nastasshea@Nesh said...

Wow you're a traveller?? Those pictures are really terrifying looking to me! Never thought Manipal's weather can be that scary! Hehe!

Hey can we exchange links? Tell me ya!

k0k s3n w4i said...

@Shi Han
That's nothing. The season's just started.

@innshan
India's overpopulated anyway. It wouldn't matter if an unfortunate passerby or two get mauled by the falling steel.
It almost killed me not to write more. I'm addicted to being wordy.

@fuolornis
I wish I was there when it got torn apart.

@nesh
A traveller? I wish, LoL.
I'm just a student studying in this small town.
I'm going to go check out your page :)

pinksterz said...

it's that bad? i mean monsoon in india?

k0k s3n w4i said...

@pinksterz
no, it's not that bad. I purposely fart the billboard away and bent it with my barehands just so I can take this picture and blog about it XD

pinksterz said...

you are a sad case. i bet your breath can kill those flowers also. :P

k0k s3n w4i said...

@pinksterz
come here, let me kill you with my breath.

Rabbit said...

I didnt laugh much while reading ur entry, but I laughed out loud reading the comments between u and pinksterz. the real loud laugh! Ahahaha!

k0k s3n w4i said...

@rabbit
But this is not a funny post wor.