Monday, August 11, 2008

Little known facts #1 - Modern History

The assiduous Swiss have been spring cleaning all their government offices, including the Patent Office in Berne, where a document has been found that might throw light on one of this century's most radical theories. According to this document, a page from the diary of one Mileva Maric, her husband Albert "Emceesquared" Einstein, suffered a nervous breakdown circa 1904. He was advised a rest cure and chose the tropical Portuguese dominion of Goa. Being straitened of means, he decided to stay in an inexpensive B&B run by one Mr. D'Souza. Now the D'Souza's had a big fight over property with the Sequiera's next door and one day, the Sequira brothers caught hold of Mr. D'Souza's son Ronnie and started whaling the tar out of him, as the technical term goes.

Albert, a known pacifist, was aghast. "Why protect him you do not?" he asked of Uncle D'Ssouza who was observing the proceeding with scant concern.

"What? What you sayin, men?" enquired Uncle D'Souza

"When two men him attack, why do him not you defend"? Albert clarified.

"Heh", Uncle D'Souza said, scornfully. "E's equal to 'em Sequira's". And indeed, Ronnie held his own against the Sequira brothers.

"What say did you?" expressed Albert, with amazement.

Uncle D'Souza repeated himself, adding "If you don' com' yer hair, men, you're bloody going to look like a bloody med bugger".

But Albert couldn't hear any of it. He was rushing to catch the next steamer to France and from there to Berne. He had this big theory about e's equal to 'em sequiera's. "But", he said to himself, "the spelling a bit I had change better"

21 comments:

Arun Sundar said...

"E's equal to 'em Sequira's"!! lol...looks like you are in top form!

chutneycase said...

I doubt I have met a soul more kindred. :D Brilllliance!

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

Somehow, on the way to Goa, Al must have seen The Empire Strikes Back and have been inspired by Yoda's speech mannerism. :p

Good story; funnier than Archimedes' naked bathtub romp.

Idling in Top Gear said...

Oh, the humanity!

atul said...

Haha!

Wait till I tell my Physics teacher about this new theory :D

TS said...

Ha ha, brilliant ol' chap! I still can't get over Barcelona though!

sthitapragnya said...

mmmm....I see that E=mc^2 wasn't a result of Einstein's genius afterall! Proud to be Indian! Hail the D'Souzas! Grab the Nobel Prize from Ol'Al and give it to the rightly deserved! :P
O Great One! Pray enlighten us with the story of the birth of the Theory of Relativity too!

sthitapragnya said...

aakhir Einstein ne idea 'bahar se hi liya' aur apna naam laga diya. Accha nahin kiya!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

heheheheh ok wish they had taught this story in school. would have been so much easier to pass phys no?

Doamna said...

Fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Cant believe it. your own ??

You holidaying this weekend these parts ?


Deepak

Preeti said...

How...?! just how!?

where??! just where?!

do u think of all this...!

gradwolf said...

How are you alone able to do it? No, really!

maxdavinci said...

I just submit! I've spent the past 10 mins trying to figure out what may have lead to this!



brilliant!

gradwolf said...

Surely, am not the first one to have seen this, am I?

Explain, Mr. Shenoy. About why is it empty, among other things!

Amrita said...

*groan* :D

Wicked :D said...

I am floored. That was a really good joke worth that can be published in Reader's digest.

AlwaysHappyKya said...

Hehe..hilarious as always! :D

I suspect this brilliance striked when you were sittign and pondering with one of your son's text books..right? right?

chutneycase said...

@gradwolf
Yea, i saw it too, been checking it on a daily basis for some dirt, bt none so far =(

rambodoc said...

Naren:
This was a relatively light post!

Usha said...

How did you manage to think up something so brilliant? If only there was a nobel prize for creativity in blogging...