Rohit's Realm - October 2004

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October 01, 2004

A Grand Design

Were someone to ask me to characterize two of the least discussed, yet most pursued goals of the University of California and especially the City of Berkeley, I would immediately suggest two equally sought after ideals: bureaucratic stagnation and the maximization of inconvenience. Although some na´ve, gullible, or downright idiotic people might dismiss all the evidence supporting this conclusion as the negligible and undesirable side effects of an enormous organization, they would be wrong in doing so, not to mention incompetent and moronic.

October 08, 2004

An Indecent Proposal

In the past four years, Cal has seen an amazing transition in it's football program, going from the woeful 1-10 season in 2001, to an incredible undefeated record, ranking #7 in the nation. Needless to say, diehard Cal football fans such as myself have enjoyed it every step of the way. This weekend's game against #1 ranked USC promises to be one of the most exciting of the season, but as many fans, I'd love to see Cal guaranteed a victory rather than the assurance of a close match. That's where my proposal comes in - while not necessarily commendable in its soundness, this plan nevertheless will definitely be a big step in guaranteeing Cal a much needed victory this weekend if it can be implemented.

October 10, 2004

The Gift That Keeps Giving

As you can probably tell by the sudden frequency of posts to my blog, it's midterm season and I'm desperately seeking out activities to avoid reading about dead French mathematicians and their horribly involved mathematical findings. As much as I like Fourier, LaPlace, and company, I thought I'd take a break to write about my gift, or rather, curse, that keeps on giving - giving it to me.

October 24, 2004

Fighting the Future

Ever since this semester began, way back in August, I've been battling internally with apathy, confusion, and mental dissonance much more than I have ever in my life. Between my crazy class schedule, the bullshit associated with recruiting, and the constant and unending work, I've been hardpressed to even articulate the problem, let alone determine the cause. However, as we round the halfway point of the semester I think I've finally gotten a handle on what's causing this so-called funk.

October 28, 2004

The Perfect Timing

It's been a while since I wrote a post that was purely anecdotal, and even longer since it was a post not dealing with bums, but I had an experience tonight that I have to share.

October 31, 2004

Laying the Smack Down

As I mentioned in a post earlier this year, little kids tend to be a rather absurd and incomprehensible breed of pseudo-humans. In addition to nonsensical behavior that some may consider cute and being a generally loud and smelly burden on society, little kids often behave in a very belligerant and rambunctious manner that completely defies understanding. If an adult were to behave this way, he or she would be arrested, indicted, and locked away almost immediately, but little kids always seem to catch a break for not knowing any better. This is a great travesty! If we just layed the smack down (WWF style), I think things would be a lot better. No, seriously, hear me out.

October 17, 2004

Perilous Idealism

Maybe it's the recent change in weather or perhaps just all the stress I've been under recently, but I've really had it with needy, whiny, tormented idiots vainly chasing an idyllic romance and true love, all the while drowning in a torrentous sea of despair, failed expectations, and unreasonable idealism. The situation has reached epidemic proportions, afflicting both men and women, and taking no consideration of race, ethnicity, or creed. Worse, it only seems to get more pronounced with each passing year.