Gyaan from the boob tube

Well, not exactly gyaan and not exactly the boob tube. Just some lines from a couple of TV shows I saw on my laptop last night.

The first bit is from Seinfeld - Episode 506 - The Lip Reader:

[At the tennis court.]

JERRY: I can’t take my eyes off that lineswoman. The woman is absolutely mesmerizing.
GEORGE: Boy you are really smitten.
JERRY: I gotta talk to her. What do you think?
GEORGE: Cold? How are you going to do that? You’re not one of those guys.
JERRY: I’m going to psyche myself into it like those people that just walk across the hot coals.
GEORGE: They’re not mocked and humiliated when they get to the other side.
JERRY: I have to. I won’t be able to live with myself.
GEORGE: Wait a minute Jerry, there’s a bigger issue here. If you go through that wall and become one of those guys I’ll be left here on this side. Take me with you.
JERRY: I can’t.
GEORGE: What are you going to say?
JERRY: I don’t know, “Hi”.
GEORGE: (laughing) You think you’re going to the other side with “Hi”? You’re not going to make it.

I can really identify with George here! How do some guys get the nerve to just walk up to some girl they’ve never met and start talking?! Like Neville put it once, back in the glory days of alcohol induced stupor nights at IITM, “it’s obvious to the chick why you are talking to her. How can you look her in the eye and talk knowing that she knows your game?” Or something like that.

And here’s a totally stupid bit from Alias Episode 314.

[At a data storage facility]

Michael: Our telescopes gather over 350GB of information per day.
Storage Facility head: Not a problem; our vaults are designed to accomodate teraflops.

Teraflops of information! I don’t know why do I even watch this show. Is it because of her?

I met up with Ashwin last night. He’s the first person I’ve met through blogs. It was nice talking to him. I’ll tell you, he’s quite sharp and well read. I wish you would put more of your thoughts on your blog, Ashwin!

BTW, I’ve lost my ability to read. It’s three weeks now and I still haven’t finished reading The Dispossessed. I read around ten pages a day during the commute to and from the office. Never have I sat down with it for hours like I used to with books. Now it’s overdue and Aakrosh has taken it back to the library. Hope he can get it reissued.