Friday, July 31, 2009

An Arctic Tale

The blizzard was fierce. Old Tuskegaw the Inuit hunkered down with his huskies in the little ice shelter he had rustled up. The tundra could be lethal. He knew that, and was taking no chances.

The dogs whimpered. Even for them, this blizzard was too much. Tuskegaw could sense that. He was grateful to the spirits for guarding them thus far, and prayed they would continue to do so.

For he had a mission to accomplish. A sled full of Geometry books, just imported from China where printing was the cheapest, to be transported to his tribespeople, living on the North Pole. Knowledge! Liberation from generations of battle with unforgiving Nature!

Tuskegaw looked heavenward and thanked the spirits once again for the rare honour bestowed upon him. It was not everyday that one got the opportunity to cart Asian geometry to Polar Coordinates.

14 comments:

narendra shenoy said...

Pathetic! Naren, you are hereby divorced!
-Mrs. S

le embrouille blogueur said...

No Mrs.S ... this disollution is unacceptable .... we need "duaL" inputs in this duel !! ....bravo Naren !!

maxdavinci said...

you should sing to the missus

pun pun dil ke paas, tum rehti ho!

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

*groan*

gauri said...

You made your point, and it's out of line. Sir, it appears you're in your third dementia. Unfortunately, we must now coordinate axes and hope they miss your neck, you Clid! Er...clod! :P

Idling in Top Gear said...

Must. Stab. Something. Now!!!!!

mridulgreenwold said...

@Idling in Top Gear: stab ME, after this I think I am better off stabbed...

Anonymous said...

ahhhhhhhhh!

Naren...please start using the older glasses.

- Sid

Anonymous said...

head throbbing.. unable to contain awesomeness of pj.. must contain brain within skull.. brain flies out.. heart stops working.. things back to normal.. And I can only imagine how brave Mrs. S is to withstand a constant barrage of such pj's

indiegurl said...

speechless.

is this stuff original?!

Sheela Shenoy said...

Dear all - Thank you all for your kind words of support. NOW you know what I have to put up with.

@le embrouille blogueur - I suppose I'll have to let him stay. Can't have him upsetting random ciizens on the street now, can we?

@maxdavinci - Don't be giving him ideas!

@Bhel Puri&Seekh Kabab - My sentiments exactly

@gauri - Eek! You're worse than him!

@Idling in Top Gear - Go right ahead! The courts will let you off on account of reasonable grounds.

@mridulgreenworld - :)

@sid - :)

@Anonymous Thanks for the sympathy. No it ain't a picnic

@indiegurl - I'm afraid it is. Terrible!

Ranju said...

Ranju whimpered. Even for her, this was too much. Her hubby could sense that. He was grateful to the spirits of blogging world for throwing upon her such things so far, and prayed they would continue to do so.
For he had a mission to accomplish.
Watch the game in peace, while Ranju is busy scratching her head over this Arctic Tale and this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32swTzWtYjs

Bea Walker said...

Nahiiiin.....Mrs. S - surely you can't divorce such a pun-dit and punny guy!!!!! say it ain't so.....btw, kudos to your stamina putting up with the pjs :)

jatkesha said...

Good one Mr. Shenoy. I liked it! Very creative jokes are christened poor jokes by people who don't appreciate it. Keep 'em coming!