Monday, January 24, 2005

Just Some Trivia

"I do not know where family doctors acquired illegibly perplexing handwriting
nevertheless, extraordinary pharmaceutical intellectuality counterbalancing indecipherability, transcendentalizes intercommunications' incomprehensibleness.

Thats the longest sentence in English where the Nth word contains N letters & the shortest one is "I am" or "I do".


These days I spend a lot of time with Henry, our very own O.Henry of 'The Gift of The Magi' fame. The collection called 'The Best Short Stories of O.Henry' is a wonderful read. Before I list down my favourites let me tell u some trivia about the famous author:

- He was born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina
- Before he took to story writing, he worked as a columnist for Daily Post in Houston and later as a bank teller in Austin, TX
- He was sentenced to 5 yrs imprisonment for mismanagement of the bank's funds
- It was while he was serving his term that he took to serious writing & also acquired his pseudonym from the prison warden named Orrin Henry and
- The Hindi movie 'Raincoat' is inspired by one of his well-known short stories

& here's my pick, which I believe should not be missed

The Cop & The Anthem - for Satirical humour
The Making of a New Yorker - for metaphorically describing the cities of US
The Last Leaf - Touching
The Pendulum - Plain funny. Based on the theme Men are from Mars.



Blogger Handa said...

read them all :)

January 25, 2005 at 10:10:00 AM EST  
Blogger Reena Mathews said...

Handa: So, whats your pick that I have missed here?

January 26, 2005 at 6:29:00 PM EST  
Blogger Siju said...

i think we have studies "Cop and the Anthem" i our school days isn't it????


January 27, 2005 at 7:48:00 AM EST  
Blogger Siju said...

Seeing my handwriting every one used say that I should have been a doctor :))) a specialist!!! haha!!!

take care :)))


January 28, 2005 at 12:43:00 AM EST  
Blogger Man with Two Hands said...

coincidentally, i saw raincoat two days back. quite a decent film, you should watch it, if you haven't already.

January 28, 2005 at 12:58:00 PM EST  
Blogger Reena Mathews said...

Ah! so u do check my blog :)

I saw 'Raincoat' last week. Yep, good film. Did u get to see 'Choker Bali'? Try that.

January 28, 2005 at 3:40:00 PM EST  
Blogger IdeaSmith said...

Time for another post?

February 13, 2005 at 5:15:00 AM EST  
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February 13, 2005 at 5:15:00 AM EST  
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I have a soft spot for blogs related to article submission and /or sites that have a central theme around article submission type items.

Once again, thank you, keep up the unusual posts.

March 1, 2006 at 11:42:00 PM EST  
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