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".

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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.

Enjoy!!!


12 Comments:

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????

luv

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 :)))

luv

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  
Blogger Fred said...

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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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