27/5/11: On Stranger Tides

Posted: May 28, 2011 by Jinkchak in RVCE, RVCE CSE
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Ahoy, Me Hearties! We’ve finally reached that time of the year when we can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that we won’t have to undergo torture for quite some time. Keeping in tune with our end-of-semester tradition, as a grand finale to our 4th semester at RVCE, which, personally, wasn’t great at all, we(around 16 of us)made our way to 60¶@L@/\/ @Я¢@ð€ to watch a movie.

Now, the movies under contention
were Pirates of the Caribbean: on Stranger Tides, Kung Fu Panda 2 and Hangover Part 2. After the complex algorithms devised by Super Mario failed to come up with a suitable solution, we used some approximation algorithms to solve this NP-Hard problem, and Pirates of the Caribbean emerged victorious.

Unfortunately, only the 2D version of this movie was being screened at Big Cinemas, but that didn’t make much of a difference.

Anyway, the movie wasn’t due to start till 1515 hours IST. With lots of time to spare, we made our way to //\\//\\ ¢ ð, which was literally overflowing with students from RVCE CSE. Familiar faces could be distinguished in every direction one turned. Our own gang was scattered everywhere.

Our first destination was UniverCell, where we touched and meddled with all the new phones. I even managed to (accidentally) set off the burglar alarm, when the security cord attached to a sample phone fell off. A guard walked up to me, and, after he was convinced that my intents hadn’t been vicious, he set me free. After that, we spent the rest of our time exploring every nook and cranny of the mall, except the Scary House™, which was closed. A few of us even went to the topmost floor of the mall, and tried to attract S*****’s attention by shouting out his name (S***** was on the ground floor). After calling his name a zillion times, he finally responded when he was called Lee Cooper. Well, Blow Me Down! I was left dumbstruck!

…Finally…

Arr! The movie began its course. Combined with Jack Sparrow’s jokes and the comments and hooting, originating mostly from our group, it was an enjoyable voyage, though I was saddened by the fact that many of the characters from the previous films were missing. At least I got to hear me favourite dialect of the English Language – Pirate English. Looking back, I can say that this movie was so much better than Kites and hence, it gets a Chandini Chowk number of 45. If you’re a regular reader of Jinkchak™, then you would know that the Chandini Chowk Number is a new method of rating developed by the 21st Century Me…yeah ME! Production Company. In this scale, the lower the rating (out of 100), the better is the movie. Savvy?

The urge for more movies hadn’t died down after the movie ended. Aye! Outside the mall, an old matey’s laptop was switched on, and a number of pen drives and one hard drive were plugged into it. (The Laptop contained a wealth of movies – it was like a Treasure Island). The old aka new Godfather continued his tradition of copying Gangster-related movies. Data transfers continued at a smooth pace even after Morpheus warned everyone that a virus resided in the laptop’s hard drive! Shiver Me Timbers! Brrrr…

After all the transferring had been completed, we all decided to part ways and embark on a mission to spend our holidays in peace.

As happens often at times like these, memories of the past semester swarmed into my mind.

To tell you the truth, this semester wasn’t so darn interesting. For some reason, I found myself with lesser time on my hands than usual, this semester. But, fear not. Just like every cloud has a silver lining, I do have some good memories of this semester too.

First off, let’s take a peek at the state of the RVCE Facebook Profile Market. A new profile entered the RVCE Facebook Profile Market – A person in the same league as Carl Hamacher; who makes blue PPTs; whose primary interests were “The Waterfall Model”, “NFS II SE” and “How I met Ian Sommerville (TV Series)” among other things. As you might have guessed by now, I’m talking about Ian Sommerville. Dormant for the most part of this semester, he became extremely active after the SE final exam, which was the worst exam of all – He bore the brunt of students’ frustrations on his Wall.

Meanwhile, the RVCE ECE department followed in our footsteps, and created the “Rvce Ece” profile. But the worst hadn’t happened yet. It was last month that one of my unreliable sources discovered an impersonator of none other than me…yeah ME! A new profile called “Rvce Cse” had been created. The unreliable source came up with the theory that she was a long-lost sister whom I had last seen at a fair. I must also mention that the afore-mentioned profile was also discovered independently by another unreliable source, a little later, but due to copyright issues, I can give credit only to the first unreliable source.

Rvce Cloud also joined the scene, with the goal of bringing about a change in the ways of the college administration, but it hasn’t been very active. Rvce Leaks wasn’t particularly active this semester, with only one publication this semester – The Exam Manual of RVCE @ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_110648519007862&view=docs

Coming to the topic on this semester’s Proverbs, the collection we got was at an all time low, considering the fact that I rarely listened in class anymore, and most of our time was spent in completing assignments. Sleeping was the order of the day – everything else was secondary. However, read on…

Every semester, our class meets certain teachers of the Mathematics Department, and all of them have their own memorable qualities, and this semester’s teacher was no exception to the rule. Besides being extremely methodical, she was fond of repeating one or more of the following words of wisdom in almost every class:

I.          “Ok Students!” – By far, the most popular words of wisdom shared with us, after a concept has been explained.

II.        Got the answers?” – Asked exactly two minutes after a problem has been given to the class.

III.      Is it sooooo difficult?” – Asked when there has been no response to question II for at least 5 seconds, and there is always extra emphasis on the ‘so’.

IV.       Yes students…is it over?” – Asked if proverb III hasn’t been stated, and used in the same context. It is always asked after Proverb II (Reminds me of our BME teacher, DH).

V.        Very tough question, no?” – Asked in the same context as Proverbs III and IV

VI.      This is ‘x’ th standard Mathematics….no not even ‘x’ th standard Mathematics….It is ‘y’ standard Mathematics” – Said when students take a long time to solve a given problem, whether it’s easy or difficult. Here, 5 ≤ x ≤ 10;    3 ≤ y ≤ x.

VII.      “No international words…only Simple English” – Said in the same context as Proverb VI

VIII.     “Fast fast…Chack Chack” – Said in order to encourage the class while solving a problem.

IX.       “शाबाश” – Said when a few students, miraculously, manage to solve a difficult problem.

X.        “You’re so early for the next class” – Said to someone who is at least 5 minutes late for her class, before chasing him or her away, or allowing him or her to enter the class, on rare occasions.

XI.      Give your address. I’ll come and give your blue book”Said to someone who hasn’t checked his/her blue book for a very long time (at least 3 days).

XII.      “Hello Mister….I’m here….No I’m asking” Said to someone who is either sleeping at the back of the class OR someone who is talking at the back of the class.

XIII.     The Queen of England (Victoria) is the Queen of Mathematics, not Aryabhatta. One day, Aryabhatta was doing pooja, and that was when he invented zero” – Said only once, when the class needed some comic relief.

XIV.     An excellent student, who managed to qualify in all rounds for a job, failed in the last round because he surprised the interviewers by telling them that his branch of Engineering was “Yelectronics” “– Said only once, when the class needed some comic relief.

XV.     “Don’t observe my face. Observe the board” – Said when students are observing her face, and not the board.

In stark contrast to the person mentioned above was our GTA…oops…GTC teacher, the one and only Hand Kontrol Kit. Throughout this semester, I never understood a word he said because of his constant movement. While explaining the concepts of graphs, he always used to move his hand in a “to and fro” motion with varying frequencies. Instead of listening to his lectures, we would either observe the motion of his hands OR draw diagrams (it became our favourite Art class), and he was correctly given the nickname – Hand Kontrol Kit, by Isaac Asimov.

Mercury was his usual self – always energetic and happy. Since I’ve already mentioned him in a previous post, I will not delve further.

Come to think of it, I can’t think of anyone else whose proverbs deserve to be mentioned here. If you do have anything to add, please feel free to add your points in the Comments Section of this article. So, until then, I guess the Jinkchak™ award for “The most memorable Proverbs of the 4th Semester” goes to the Queen of Mathematics – Sorry I couldn’t think of an appropriate nickname.

Lastly, before I end this article, I thought I should mention something that acted as a true stress buster one day this semester. There’s a person on Rvce Cse’s friend list who likes to write Facebook statuses in rhymes. Well, one day, another chap and I commented on those statuses in rhymes in such a way that every alternate comment belonged to the same person, and it turned into a very nice game – one which kept my mind occupied, and helped me forget…

I know…it doesn’t make much sense, but I thought I’d put it here for reasons best left unknown. Here’s the load of gibberish that resulted from our crazy endeavours:

Status 1: …under a pale grey sky…
 
…under a pale grey sky…
…broken wings are ready to fly…
…spraying pools of water as I’m driving by…
…nothing’s true, all just a twisted lie…
…Alas! I think I’m going to cry…
…no one’s ever gonna ask you why…
…but do you think I should try…
…try you may when hope’s nearby…
…I will, after I eat my pie…
…poisoned in the shadows, so you die…
…I rise up from the ashes, hungry and dry…
…to leave everyone behind, without saying goodbye…
…to turn into a nasty old spy…
…the man with one eye…
…with nothing to help him magnify…
…so that’s why he lost his golden tie…
…in the month of July…
…while fighting with a guy…
…who had fallen asleep in a pig sty…
…who knew to speak, only Thai…
…while holding in his hand, a dish of cockroach fry…
…the one which was so sly…
…and the one he had to modify…
…giving his captain the aye…
…while, relieved, he heaved a sigh…
…broken boat, he was made to buy…
…which was filled to the brim, with whiskey made from rye…
…left untouched as everyone was shy…
…except by the Captain, who was already high…
…which no one dared imply…
…unless their aim was to get a black-eye…
 
Status 2: …all that you slight, and everyone you fight…
 
…all that you slight, and everyone you fight…
…not letting glory, cloud your sight…
…hmmm…..Get a Life…
…words of wisdom, blunt as a dead man’s knife…
…scare everyone with your might and height…
…to take what was yours, is your right…
…I will be the next Dark Knight…
…shining in the bright light…
…and upon my chin, a mosquito bite…
…bound to happen, when you fly an open kite…
…I wish I knew why I’m in this plight…
…it all started with the egg white…
…which was actually a toxic waste site…
…a vulture’s delight…
…that gave other living beings alder blight…
…but nature will make it alright…
…all you gotta do is hold tight…
…and run through the night…
…taking with you tools to ignite…
…and scare away the creatures of fright…
…who lived underneath the abandoned traffic light…
 
Status 3: …like a dog without a bone…
 
…like a dog without a bone…
…and an ice-cream without a cone…

Arr! That be about it, Me Hearties! Here’s wishing ye buccaneers a great holiday season, ‘nd let yer endeavours take ye to lands unknown! Arr! Arr!

Aye! ‘Tis time for me to leave fer Davy Jones’ Locker. Yo Ho Ho…Weigh anchor ‘nd hoist the mizzen. Savvy?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrtIomEcS9M

P.S. Arr! Before I leave, here’s a piece of news.

Pirate Blackbeard’s ‘anchor’ retrieved off US coast

Read all about it @ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13582537

Greetings from Me…yeah ME!

Comments
  1. harsh vardhan says:

    jinchakism…rocks

  2. Madhusudhan says:

    Who is S*****????

  3. Jinkchak says:

    @Harsh: Lol. 😀
    @Madhu: S***** is the censored version of someone’s nickname. 😛

  4. jayanth says:

    ‘…waste fellows!!!’ in a wierd accent by GTC sir…
    ‘…you can’t able to…’ by java mam…
    ‘…something like that…’ and ‘…heaa, heaa…’ by SE teacher…
    ‘…OK…’, a thousand times by oops teacher…

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