Monday, January 31, 2005

How to be Annoying Online #5

Upload text files with Bible passages about sin or guilt and give them names like "SexyHousewivesI," then see how many people download it. Challenge your friends to come up with the most popular come-ons.

Picture of the Day #23


Quote of the Day #35

The High and Mighty Department
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.

-- Honore de Balzac

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Quote of the Day #34

The Art of War Department

Posted by Hello

Picture of the Day #22

Sudan, 1993 - Famine victim in a feeding center.

-- Photo by James Nachtwey

Quote of the Day #33

Progressive rock was what happened in the early 70's when certain brilliant instrumentalists got fed up with playing three-and-a-half minute long songs about teenage love. Unfortunately, this led them to start playing ten-and-a-half minute long songs about nothing in particular.

-- Geoff Nicholson,
Big Noises: Rock Guitar in the 1990s,
Quadrant Books (1991)

Quote of the Day #32

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

-- J. Krishnamurti

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Pictures of the Day #21

Son of Man Posted by Hello

The Art of Conversation Posted by Hello

Paintings by Surrealist Master Rene Magritte.
Linked to online gallery.

Quote of the Day #31

Miscommunication Department
Words are like the winds that blow ripples on the water's surface.
The river itself flows beneath, unseen and unheard.

-- From The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh/2004

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Quote of the Day #30

The Full House Department
Babies don't need a vacation but I still see them at the beach. I'll go over to them and say, 'What are you doing here, you've never worked a day in your life!'.

-- Steven Wright

Quote of the Day #29

The Q&A Department
If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question?

-- Lily Tomlin

Woody Allen Quotes Part 1

In Los Angeles they don't throw out their garbage away. They make it into television shows.

I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.

Sex between a man and a woman can be wonderful, provided you get between the right man and the right woman.

My problems all started with my early education. I went to a school for mentally disturbed teachers.

My love life is terrible. The last time I was inside a woman was when I visited the Statue of Liberty.

How to be Annoying Online #4

Software and files offered online are often "compressed" so that they won't take so long to travel over the phone lines. Buy a compression program and compress everything you send, including one-word e-mail responses like "Thanks."

Picture of the Day #20

The Lonely Walker Posted by Hello

Quote of The Day #28

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

-- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert.

During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:


They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:


The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?" The other friend replied, "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."

How to be Annoying Online #3

When replying to your mail, correct everyone's grammar and spelling and point out their typos, but don't otherwise respond to the content of their messages. when they respond testily to your "creative criticism," do it again. Continue until they go away.

Quote of the Day #27

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

-- Bertrand Russell

Monday, January 24, 2005

How to be Annoying Online #2


Dumb Quote of the Day #26

To be, or what?

-- Sylvester Stallone

Picture of the Day #19

Human Relationships Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 23, 2005

Picture of the Day #18

The beautiful, memmerising ocean. But, there's a thin line between a realaxing day at the beach and a catastrophic disaster. Posted by Hello

Picture of the Day #17

The Visions in my head Posted by Hello

Quote of the Day #25

On the Subject of Relativity:
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

-- Albert Einstein
I get it now!

Picture of The Day #16

Maybe what's left for us
is some tree on a hillside
we can look at day after day
and the perverse affection of a habit
that liked us so much it never let go.

-- From "The Hungry Tide" by Amitav Ghosh/2004

How to be Annoying Online #1

Make up fake acronyms. Online veterans like to use abbreviations like IMHO (in my humble opinion) or RTFM (read the fucking manual) to show that they're "hep" to the lingo. Make up your own that don't stand for anything (SETO, BARL, CP30), use them liberally, and then refuse to explain what they stand for ("You don't know that? RTFM")

Picture of the Day #15

El Salvador, 1984 - Army evacuated wounded soldiers from village football field.
From the Photography of James Nachtwey Posted by Hello

"I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

-- James Nachtwey

Quote of the Day #24

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom:
I don't have an attitude problem. You have a perception problem.

-- Scott Adams
I said this to my boss (not aloud, of course)!

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Picture of the Day #14

Japanese Goth Chick? Posted by Hello

Quote of The Day #23

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

Quote of the Day #22

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

-- P.J. O'Rourke

Quote of the Day #21

Youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery.

Friday, January 21, 2005

Quote of the Day #20

Hear and you forget; see and you remember; do and you understand.

-- Confucius

Quote of The Day #19

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.

-- Robert Frost

Picture of The Day #13

Quote of the Day #18

If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.

-- Frederick II, the Great

Thursday, January 20, 2005

Picture of The Day #12

South Park Quotes #2

Respect mah authoritah!

-- Eric Cartman

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

South Park Quotes #1

Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home!

-- Eric Cartman

Weird TV Tales

Let Us Trim Our Hair in Accordance with Socialist Lifestyle

-- Title of a TV Series in North Korea

Picture of the Day #11

Weird Pumpkin Picture of the Day Posted by Hello

Thought for The Day

Things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more unsayable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.

-- Rainer Maria Rilke
Letter #1
Letters To A Young Poet

Quote of the Day #17

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! but rather, 'hmm.... that's funny...'.

-- Isaac Asimov

Floyd Lyrics

I gotta admit that I’m a little bit confused
Sometimes it seems to me as if I’m just being used
Gotta stay awake, gotta try and shake off this creeping malaise
If I don’t stand my own ground, how can I find my way out of this maze?

-- Pink Floyd

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Quote of the Day #16

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.

-- Comte de Bussy-Rabutin

Monday, January 17, 2005

Picture of the Day #10

What in god's name is that? Posted by Hello

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Quote of The Day #15

"Life has no meaning a priori... it is up to you to give it a meaning, and value is nothing but the meaning that you choose."

-- Jean Paul Sartre,
Being and Nothingness

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Quote of the Day #14

The Geeta is one of the clearest and most comprehensive summaries of the Perennial Philosophy ever to have been done. Hence its enduring value, not only for Indians, but for all mankind. The Bhagavadgeeta is perhaps the most systematic spiritual statement of the Perennial Philosophy.

-- Aldous Huxley

Friday, January 14, 2005

Quote of the Day #13

Genuine polemics approach a book as lovingly as a cannibal spices a baby.

-- Walter Benjamin

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

InDUHvidual Quotes #1

"Let’s lick this one in the butt."

"If you fall and break your leg, don't come running to me!"

"He's as sharp as a new penny."

"I just want to be sure that we cross all the i's and dot the t's."

"Let’s not stick our heads in the mud and drink our own bath water."

-- The Dilbert Newsletter

True Tales of InDUHviduals #2

On Feb. 14th, my birthday, at our daily team meeting, the manager turned to me and said to the group, "And let's all wish Allen a happy birthday today!"

A programmer turned to me and asked, "Today's your birthday? How often does your birthday fall on Valentines Day?"

-- The Dilbert Newsletter 58.0

Quote of the Day #12

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

-- Niels Bohr

Monday, January 10, 2005

Word of the Day #3

The Rubicon (Rubico, in italian Rubicone) is an ancient Latin name for a small river in northern Italy. In Roman times it flowed into the Adriatic Sea between Ariminum and Caesena. The actual modern identity of the water-course is uncertain, it is usually identified as the Pisciatello in its upper reaches and then the Fiumicino to the sea.

The river is notable as Roman law forbade any general from crossing it with a standing army. The river was considered to mark the boundary between the Roman province of Cisalpine Gaul and the Roman heartland, the law thus protected the republic from internal military threat.

When Julius Caesar crossed the river in 49 BCE, supposedly on January 10 of the Roman calendar, in pursuit of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus he broke that law and made armed conflict inevitable. According to Suetonius he uttered the famous phrase 'the die is cast'.1 Suetonius also described how Caesar was apparently still undecided as he approached the river, and the author gave credit for the actual moment of crossing to a supernatural apparition.

The phrase "crossing the Rubicon" has survived to refer to any person committing themselves irrevocably to a risky course of action.

-- From Wikipedia

Quote of The Day #11

A lot of people questioned me if I knew what I was doing. You'll fail, they told me.
My reply: "Life's short. If I fail, I fail. At least I won't be sitting and saying when I'm 60 years old, 'I should have tried.'"

-- Tony Fernandes
The Sky's The Limit
Reader's Digest, Jan 2005

On Boredom #3

[This post is the denoument to the "on boredom series." I've trimmed it down to the meatiest parts, inspite of which it's slightly lengthy. To download the entire ebook, click the link]

The East has also known times of richness, but fortunately the East has found a better substitute for suicide, and that is sannyas. When people became fed up, like Gautam Buddha -- because he had all the luxuries possible, and how long can you go on repeating the same luxuries every day? By the age of twenty-nine he was finished with the world. He had experienced everything; there were no more possibilities in the world. One dark night he escaped from his kingdom, his security, his safety. He dropped all that and became a beggar in search of something which would be eternally fresh, which would never become old, which would never become boredom. The search for the eternally fresh is the search of sannyas.

There is a source within you which is eternally fresh; it never becomes old, you can never get fed up with it. And when I am saying this, I am saying it from the same source. My words are coming from the same source. If you can taste them, if you can feel them, you may have some glimpse of a faraway land where everything goes on becoming new every moment, where dust does not gather on any mirror. That world is within you.

[...] We are all focused on others, and that which can give you a continuous joy is within you -- but you never look within. [...] Man looks always to faraway things; he seems to be completely unaware of that which is obvious, that which is close. You are the closest to you, that's why you go on missing it. And there is no way to take you away from yourself. Wherever we will take you, you will be -- you cannot be separated from you. Hence you cannot say, "My beautiful being..."

You will have to learn the art of entering into yourself. You will have to be more subjective than objective. Subjectivity is the essence of mysticism. You will have to start looking inwards.

That's what we call meditation; it is nothing but looking inwards, reaching to the point of your very life source. And once you have touched your very life source, there is no boredom, your life is a constant celebration.

Otherwise, whether you are man or woman, to be bored is going to be your destiny.

-- Osho,
Passion for The Impossible,
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Frustration

Note: Even though "sannyas" is commonly translated as renunciation, that is not Osho's usual connotation. When Osho says "be a sannyasin" he means "learn how to be in the world, but do not be of the world." Another metaphor he often uses to explain this: "the art of living: to be a lotus untouched by the filth of the cesspool in which it grows." To prevent this liable misinterpretation, Osho started substituing "neo-sannyas" for "sannyas" later on.

True Tales of InDUHviduals #1

My friend was standing with an Induhvidual at a crosswalk the other day when they heard the signals that indicate to the blind that it is safe to cross the street. The Induhvidual asked "What is that?" My friend said, "That's for the blind. The chirping sound indicates that it's safe to cross the street north to south. The cuckoo sound indicates that it's safe to cross east to west." The person looked at my friend and asked, "What do the deaf people do when they need to cross the street?"

-- The Dilbert Newsletter 59.0

Sunday, January 09, 2005

On Boredom #2

As the world has become more and more settled financially, socially -- marriage, children, education, retirement, pension, insurance... people are even paid in advanced countries for their unemployment -- it has taken away all the joy of exploration. Everything has become so settled and controlled that there seems to be only one possibility to explore, in the West particularly, and that is suicide. Only that has remained unknown.

They have experienced sex and found it is just foolishness. They have experienced drugs and found that it is just deceiving yourself. Now there seems to be no adventure, no challenge, more and more people are committing suicide. It is something to be noted that the suicide rate is not increasing in the poor countries. The poor people seem to be less bored, less fed up, because they have to think about food and clothes and shelter; they don't have time for boredom. They cannot afford it.

The richer the society... where everything is available, how long can you go on living in a settled, monotonous, secure, insured, guaranteed lifestyle? People of great intelligence start committing suicide.

[to be concluded]

-- Osho,
Passion for The Impossible,
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Frustration

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Fake Pictures of the Day #9

It may be false advertising, but that's saying it like it is .... :)

This says it perfectly...

and rape the ecology of this beautiful place.

Walking billboards

A surefire hit

And finally...

There's a fifty fifty chance of that.

BBC Sports: Quotes of the Year Part 2

Why are you always in red? Is it your lucky colour?
Local journalist to Formula One star Michael Schumacher before inaugural Chinese Grand Prix.

The skirts look like they're a little difficult to run in. I think they need to be shorter, maybe
Andre Agassi gives his verdict on the model ball girls at the Madrid Masters

I threw the kitchen sink at him but he went to the bathroom and threw back the tub!
Beaten Wimbledon finalist Andy Roddick on his conqueror Roger Federer

And the best for last ...

They caress a football the way I dreamed of caressing Marilyn Monroe
The late footballing icon Brian Clough gives his verdict on Arsenal after they beat Nottingham Forest's unbeaten record.

More on the link ....

BBC Sports: Quotes of the Year Part 1

The man is United - cut him and he bleeds red
Alan Brazil's priceless evaluation of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Gary Lineker: So Gordon, if you were English, what formation would you play?
Gordon Strachan: If I was English I'd top myself!

Pundit Strachan shows why the BBC hired him for Euro 2004.

It must be a comedy if a British player is winning at Wimbledon!

Serena Williams looks forward to 'Wimbledon' - the movie which depicts a plucky Briton coming from nowhere to win the tournament.

The shopping trolley was a surprise, I must admit

Livingston captain Stuart Lovell on his first trip to Tennent's Scottish Cup fourth round opponents Spartans, where the team discover a number of items on the pitch.

And the best for last ...

Our central defenders, Doherty and Anthony Gardner, were fantastic and I told them that when they go to bed tonight they should think of each other
Spurs boss David Pleat encourages close relations between his players.

More on the linked page .... LOL

Top 11 Ways George Lucas Could Ruin Episode III

I have completely lifted this from the link... but it was irresistable. The No. 1 reason absolutely hits the bulls-eye :)

11. Show Amidala being artificially inseminated by C3P0.

10. Have Greedo's father shoot Han's father.

9. Have the Empire invade the planet of Erak on the pretext that they have weapons of mass destruction.

8. Anakin shouting at the end, "I'll get you, Obi Wan, if it's the last thing I do!"

7. Forgetting the whole plot and killing Anakin and Yoda.

6. Tell the actors and actresses that they were over-emoting during the last two movies, and they should act with less excitement.

5. End the movie with the Sith holding a large celebratory barbecue in the woods, with fireworks bursting overhead.

4. Cast John Stamos and Dave Coulier as Luke and Leia's Uncle Jesse and Uncle Joey.

3. Have the actors make light sabre and blaster sound effects themselves.

2. Have the incident that finally pushes Anakin over to the dark side, be the Jedi Council making fun of his new haircut.

1. Entitle it Revenge of the Sith, and continue to write and direct it on his own.

Picture of the Day #8

Galaxies ....

Friday, January 07, 2005

#bookwarez rules!

[12:18] *infobaht* --
[12:18] *infobaht* The first rule of #bookwarez is you don't talk about #bookwarez.
[12:18] *infobaht* The second rule of #bookwarez is you don't talk about #bookwarez.
[12:18] *infobaht* You don't say anything because #bookwarez exists only in the hours between when #bookwarez starts and when #bookwarez ends.
[12:18] *infobaht* ... that's the third rule of #bookwarez, when someone says stop or goes limp, even if he's just faking it, the book is over.
[12:18] *infobaht* Only two guys to a book. One book at a time. They read without shirts or shoes. The readings go on as long as they have to. Those are the other rules of #bookwarez.
[12:18] *infobaht* And the last rule is if this is your first night at #bookwarez, you have to read.
[12:18] *infobaht* --

On Boredom #1

The world is full of bored people.

Boredom is perhaps the most significant phenomenon that has happened to the twentieth century. Man was never so bored before. In the ancient days, when man was a hunter and there was no marriage and no possibility of monotony, he was not bored, there was no time to be bored. The woman was not bored; there were possibilities of choosing new men. Marriage settled everything in the name of safety and security, but it took away exploration.

One of the Urdu poets has a beautiful song in which he says, "If you" -- he is addressing God -- "if you were in favor of marriage, then why did you give me eyes? Then why did you give me intelligence?" Idiots are not bored... and you will be surprised, blind people are not bored.

The more intelligent you are the sooner you will be bored, that is the criterion. The most intelligent, sensitive, creative people are the most bored people, because one experience is enough. To repeat it is only for the idiots.

[to be continued]

-- Osho,
Passion for The Impossible,
Chapter 1: The Psychology of Frustration

Quote of the Day #10

The best argument against democracy is a five minute talk with the average voter.

-- Winston Churchill

Quote of the Day #9

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom:
Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

-- Scott Adams

Quote of the Day #8

"Life without you would be like a broken pencil."
"How's that?"
"Completely pointless."

-- From Blackadder, Series 2

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Gitanjali Excerpt #1

When the heart is hard and parched up, come upon me with a shower of mercy.
When grace is lost from life, come with a burst of song.

When tumultuous work raises its din on all sides shutting me out from beyond, come to me, my lord of silence, with thy peace and rest.

When my beggarly heart sits crouched, shut up in a corner, break open the door, my king, and come with the ceremony of a king.

When desire blinds the mind with delusion and dust, O thou holy one, thou wakeful, come with thy light and thy thunder.

-- Rabindranath Tagore,

Quote of the Day #7

".. people who believe in God think God has put human beings on the earth because they think human beings are the best animal, but human beings are just an animal and they will evolve into another animal, and that animal will be cleverer and it will put human beings into a zoo, like we put chimpanzees and gorillas into a zoo. Or human beings will all catch a disease and die out or they will make too much pollution and kill themselves, and then there will only be insects in the world and they will be the best animal."

-- Mark Haddon/"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

Quote of the Day #6

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom:
Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

-- Scott Adams

Picture of the Day #7

A treat for all cat lovers. Follow link for more...

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Picture of the Day #6

Now that I work in a consultancy firm, I am deeply offended ...

Pic of The Day #5

When I saw this pic's thumbnail on a website, I didn't realize it was a painting till I noticed the artist's signature in the corner... it's definitely worth seeing in full size.

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Photo of the Day #4

Unprecedented Performance

Nothing ever ran this slow before.

Photo of the Day #3

The artist is Liviusz Gyulai. He's a multi-talented graphic artist and animation film-maker from Hungary. His work was recently displayed at the Hungarian Cultural Center in New Delhi. This is the invitation that they sent out. Unfortunately, they didn't have any prints on sale :(

The detail in the picture is incredible! Look at it closely. Everything is exquisitely detailed. Click on the picture to view full size.

This was not even the best work at the show! Some of the other stuff was totally mind blowing.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Are you a walking billboard?

When you see someone sporting a shirt with the manufacturer's name inscribed in bold letters across the chest, it's hard to ignore the irony. Here the apparel wearer is paying the company to promote its name, rather than vice versa. For the privilege of being a walking billboard, one forks over many times what one would normally pay for the same product. So next time you wear a pair of shoes with that logo, or a pair of pants with some large initials stitched on them, or a shirt with a brightly painted name, remember, you're inadvertently advertising the company. The word "advertise" comes to us from Latin advertere meaning "to turn toward" or "to pay attention". The word "inadvertently" derives from the same source. In other words, by not paying attention, we ARE paying attention.

[Anu Garg, A.Word.A.Day 3/2/2003]

Word of The Day #2


- v : throw through or out of the window
[ - WordNet 2.0, 2003 Princeton University]

- v : back-formation from defenestration, "the action of throwing out of a window," 1620, from L. fenestra "window." A word invented for one incident: the "Defenestration of Prague," May 21, 1618, when two Catholic deputies to the Bohemian national assembly and a secretary were tossed out the window (into a moat) of the castle of Hradshin by Protestant radicals. It marked the start of the Thirty Years War. Some linguists link fenestra with Gk. verb phainein "to show;" others see in it an Etruscan borrowing, based on the suffix -(s)tra, as in L. loan-words aplustre "the carved stern of a ship with its ornaments," genista "the plant broom," lanista "trainer of gladiators."
[ - online etymological dictionary]

"The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President"

"I defenestrated a clock to see if time flies!"
[--Lane Smith, quoted in "Who's News," Time for Kids September 25, 1998 : - word of the day, 25/01/2000]

A master poet honours another

We write long books where no page perhaps has any quality to make writing a pleasure, being confident in some general design, just as we fight and make money and fill our heads with politics--all dull things in the doing--while Mr. Tagore, like the Indian civilization itself, has been content to discover the soul and surrender himself to its spontaneity.
An innocence, a simplicity that one does not find elsewhere in literature makes the birds and the leaves seem as near to him as they are near to children, and the changes of the seasons great events as before our thoughts had arisen between them and us. At times I wonder if he has it from the literature of Bengal or from religion, and at other times, remembering the birds alighting on his brother's hands, I find pleasure in thinking it hereditary, a mystery that was growing through the centuries like the courtesy of a Tristan or a Pelanore.

-- William Butler Yeats,
Introduction to Tagore's Gitanjali

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Quote of the Day #5

Prime numbers are what is left when you have taken all the patterns away. I think prime numbers are like life. They are very logical but you could never work out the rules, even if you spent all your time thinking about them.

-- Mark Haddon/"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time"

brythey, spritney, prietny

Without clicking this link, can you figure out what this post is all about? (Hint: take another look at the title).

Once you've visited the link, highlight the following whitespace with your mouse to read my comments:

I wonder why no one misspelled 'spears'. Meticulous about what 'part' of britney they wanted?(see favorite #1 below) Or maybe the query-set on the page deliberately refers only to typos in first name.

My favorites:
1. brittany's spears
2. britneyxxx spears (perhaps even more direct than #1)
3. brandi spears (pornstar/singer hybrid.)
4. briny spears (the image is just sheer poetry - whether by chance or intent)

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Quote of the Day #4

Dilbert's Words of Wisdom:
Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

-- Scott Adams

Word of The Day #1


- n: one whose knowledge or learning is superficial : a pretender to scholarship
[Merriam Webster's Unabridged Dictionary]

- n: 1615, "smatterer, pretender to knowledge," from L.L. sciolus "one who knows a little," dim. of scius "knowing," from scire "to know" (see science).
[ - online etymological dictionary]

"The passages in that book were enough to humble the presumption of our modern sciolists, if their pride were not as great as their ignorance." --Sir W. Temple.

"While some of the teachers we had in college were sciolists, most were just plain retards."

"If a specialist is one who knows more and more about less and less, is a sciolist one who knows less and less about more and more?"

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